OBITUARIES

August 01, 1890
(28) Oceanville: Mrs. Eliza Jane Combs, widow of the late James Combes, died at an advance age on Thursday. Mrs. Combs was a woman much respected by all who knew her. She was the mother of Messrs. Abram and Valentine Combs, of East Rockaway, and Mrs. Harrison Hults. The funeral services will take place at 10:30 A.M. on Sunday from the F. M. Church.

August 8, 1890
(29) Hempstead-After a long illness and much suffering as the result of paralysis COLES CARMAN died at his home on Front street last Friday. In his death the village loses one of its best known and most highly respected citizens, as well as one of its oldest business men. Mr. Carman was born here 70 years ago. Early in life he engaged in the furniture and undertaking business with Hiram Whitaker and shortly after was proprietor of the same. A little later he bought the tinsmith shop at the corner of Main and Front streets, where for more than forty-years he daily attended, only having a little respite from business cares in a gunning and fishing trip to the east end of the island or in Florida or Maine and then not consuming more than a week or ten days. Long before the Long Island Railroad ran a branch track into Hempstead coal was brought by boat to East Rockaway and Mr. Carman, then the only one in the business here, used to cart it by wagon a distance of six miles. His father, Richard Carman, was one of the originators of Methodism in Hempstead, and in connection with the late Stephen Bedell encouraged the movement and had meetings held in his home until sufficient money was raised to construct a suitable building for a church. Mr. Carman married Miss Francis Bennett, March 24, 1841, so that had he lived until next spring he would have celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of his marriage. His funeral took place last Sunday and was largely attended with interment at Greenfield Cemetery. Deceased left a wife and nine children. Several of his sons are well known in business circles in this village. One of his daughter is the wife of Mr. Thomas H. Brush, the well known Brooklyn contractor and proprietor of the Massapequa Hotel. Mr. Carman left an estate of considerable value.

(30) Hempstead-In the person of James Weeks who died last Saturday(Aug. 1) there passed away a man whose eccentricity of character is seldom equaled. He was born in New York in 1822 and came to this village to reside with his parents when a boy, and continued to live here ever since. His last visit to New York was made about forty years ago. Although the Lond Island Railroad was then just completed Mr. Weeks would not avail himself of the opportunity of riding over it, declaring his intention to nevermake use of that mode of travel. His decision remained unbroken to the day of his death. Mr. Weeks was unmarried. He was a man of average intelligence, of good moral character and a respected citizen. He was a great reader and kept himself well informed on the general affairs of the day. He however took little personal interest in political matters, having, it is authoritatively stated, never availed himself of the privilege of voting. He never used tobacco and was always seen wearing a light colored, broad brimmed hat, and in cool weather an overcoat of similar color. He had never engaged in any business, having been left sufficient property by his father to enable him to live without work, and it is variously estimated that he left from $25,000 to $50,000.

August 15, 1890
(31) Hempstead-Mr. Samuel G. Smith, father of Town Clerk Thomas V. Smith, died on Wednesday (Aug. 6) of last week. Mr. Smith had been in ill health for several years. He had suffered several strokes of paralysis, and for the past year and a half had been confined to his bed. He was well known here in business circles, being for many years engaged in the milling business as a member of the firm of Clowes, Smith & Co. The deceased was for forty-six years a member of Hempstead Lodge, No. 144, I. O. O. F. His funeral took place on Saturday, being conducted according to the beautiful forms and ritual of Oddfellowship.

August 22, 1890
(32) Mrs. Elizabeth W. Jones was called away from earthly scenes last Monday morning. For more than a year she had been a great sufferer from internal cancer, and all that a skillful physician and tender care could do were done to alleviate her suffering, but of no avail. During her illness Mrs. Jones has resided with her only daughter, Mrs. S. W. Linington. Mr. J. T. Jones is her only son. Mrs. F. B. Baldwin and Joseph Wood are her sister and brother. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. Wm. Montgomery Downey of the Church of the Redeemer, Merrick and Rev. George Filmer of the Baldwins M. E. Church, Wednesday afteroon. Interment at Greenfield.

(33) Dodd-Baldwin-Mrs. Phebe L. Dodd, mother of Mrs. Henry D. Powers, passes away Tuesday evening after a very brief illness. Her life was an eventful one and she had many interesting experiences. Her husband was killed by the Indians in the West many years ago. During the later years of her widowhood she resided with a daughter in Macon, Ga., but a few years since came to reside with Mrs. Powers. Of a quiet nature and debarred from active life by the infirmities of advancing years, her circle of acquaintance was not large, but those who knew her best held her in high esteem for her nole qualities of mind and heart. Funeral services were held on Wednesday evening at the residence of Mrs. Powers, Rev. Mr. Downey, of the Church of the Redeemer, Merrick, officiating. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery on Thursday.

(34) Fredis-New York-Alfred Fredis, of New York, in the employ of Hasard, Hasard & Co., of that city, went in bathing on the outer beach shortly before noon on Tuesday. He had been bathing for about half an hour and was in front of Craig's Pavilion, in water knee deep, when he was seen to fall. Mr. Warrin, who happened to be near by hastened to his rescue and found that he was insensible. He was brought up on the beach. A physician who was known to be on the beach was summoned and everything possible was done to restore him to consciousness but of no avail and he soon expired. Coroner Horton was notified and upon his arrival summoned a jury. The inquest was adjourned until the next morning, when the jury rendered a verdict that apoplexy was the cause of death. The deceased was a German, about twenty-eight years old, and of slight build. In his clothing were found a gold watch, $9 in cash, and a receipt for one weeks board at a Sayville hotel. The body was taken to Johnson's undertaking establishment and later was removed for burial by friends.

Sept. 12, 1890
(35)-Tredwell, Timothy-One of our elderly and highly respected citizens passed away suddenly yesterday (Sept. 04, 1890) morning. About nine O'clock Mr. Tredwell was Plowing in a field on his farm at Millburn(Baldwin/Freeport) and fell dead in the furrow, probably of heart disease. Messrs. W. H. Patterson, Mitchell Smith and Mr. Rhodes, who were passing, carried him to the house, and the Coroner was notified.

Mr. Tredwell belonged to one of the oldest Long Island families and was about 70 years of age. He was a thrifty farmer and also kept a small store for many years, accumulating a competency. He was honored by his townsmen by being elected Justice of the Peace for several terms, and was known as a man of honor and integrity. In politics he was an active member of the Whig party and was organized and has always been an honored member in its councils. A widow, two sons, and three daughters survive him.

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