John Darwin Cooke of Red Bank died on Wednesday night at his home on Monmouth street, aged 33 years. He had been sick with consumption about a year and a half. Early last summer he went to the Adirondack mountains for his health. His condition improved, but the improvement was only temporary. Mr. Cooke was a son of the late Dr. John Cooke of Englishtown. For the past thirteen years he had been employed in the auditorís office of the New York and Long Branch railroad company at Long Branch. He leaves a widow , who is a daughter of the late Isaac Hance of Tinton Falls and a sister of David Hance of Red Bank. The funeral was held at the house on Sunday afternoon. Rev. S. H. Thompson had charge of the service, being assisted by Rev. John B. Hines. The body was buried in the Presbyterian churchyard at Shrewsbury. The bearers were M. VanBrackle, Daniel Shutts, Jr., William Hendrickson, Robert VanDerveer, Howard L. Borden, Charles A. Minton, Charles McFaddin and Charles Bennett.
(Per Death Notice Mr. Cooke was 33 years and 9 months)
Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, Mar 26, 1902