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A quiet wedding took place at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Hixson, at Montville, on the evening of the 9th inst. Mr. George Pursel, of Montville, and Mrs. Hannie Brown of Boonton, were the happy couple. Rev. A. O. Miller, of Montville, officiated. Soon after the ceremony the young couple started for Boonton, where they will immediately enter upon the joys of domestic life. They have the best wishes of their friends, which are many.
Buried in the Mine
John Smith, father of the young man who was killed by Dan. O'Connell several years ago, was buried in the Dickerson Mine, in the old workings, on Tuesday morning of last week. He and his son-in-law went into this mine to work taking out the top ore; there was a plank roadway over an abandoned ore bed, and as Smith was wheeling a barrow over the plank the ground above it caved in. The hole was in the shape of a funnel, and as poor Smith went down more earth and rock came after, thus completely covering him out of sight. His body may be down several hundred feet, and it may not be so far. But as this part of the mine is an old working, it is impossible to say where his body is located. The men were at work Wednesday with ropes and ladders, and also timbering, to see if they could get his body, which is under tons of debris.
Mr. Charles Coleman,
a druggist of Jersey City, died suddenly on Sunday morning, at the residence of his wife's brother, Mr. C. B. Dixon, at Rockaway Valley. He was not strong in physique and has been in the habit of occasionally spending a few days with his relatives in this vicinity, in order to improve his health. Last week, about Tuesday, he came from home to the Valley, and proceeded with Mr. Dixon to the residence of Mr. Righter, a brother-in-law, at Succasunna, in order to have a day's hunt. The three hunted all day, and the next morning Mr. Coleman came to Rockaway Valley, on his way to Jersey City, but was suddenly taken ill, and grew rapidly worse until he died. It is thought that the immediate cause of his death was undue exposure. Mr. Coleman formerly resided in Dover, where he was very popular as a young man, and he has many warm friends in Boonton. Deceased was 28 years of age, and leaves a wife and three small children. The funeral services were held at the house of Mr. C. B. Dixon, at Rockaway Valley, on Wednesday, and the remains were interred in the Dixon burial plot in the churchyard.
The Cigarette Law
Nafey-Cadmus - At the M. E. Parsonage, Pine Brook, November 10, 1889, by Rev. J. L. Hayes, Mr. Walter Nafey to Miss Sarah Cadmus, all of Montville township.
Backer - At Newark, November 12, 1889, Charles B. Backer, aged about 42 years. Funeral to-morrow, (Friday) in Boonton M.E. Church, at 12:30 o'clock. Interment in Boonton Cemetery.
After a lingering illness, Nathan Hopkins, father of C. F. and W. E. Hopkins, died at his residence in Succasunna, yesterday morning, aged 78 years and 9 months. The deceased was a staunch Republican and represented his party frequently in Conventions. He was well known throughout the County.
Ambrose E. Kitchell
Ambrose E. Kitchell, a well known leather merchant, died suddenly at his home near Madison, on Sunday morning. He was born at Hanover Neck, Morris County, in 1834. He entered the leather business in New York at an early age and continued in it until the time of his death. He was a member of the firm of Ely, Vanderpoel & Kitchell, No. 103 Gold street. He has always lived at Madison. He was a life long Republican. His father, who survives him, was one of the committee who met and entertained President William Henry Harrison when he visited New Jersey; he also voted for his grandson last fall. A widow and two children, a son and daughter, both unmarried, survive the dead man.
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