Moving further into October, I see Walter Prince Angus (1861-1945) and his wife Edith B. Marshall (1866-1917) came to visit my grandparents on October 1, 1908. This was my grandmother’s Uncle Walter on her mother’s side of the family. He was the youngest child of James and Wealthy Angus and the youngest brother of my grandmother’s mom Wealthy Ann Angus Woodruff. Visiting with them was their daughter Hazel D. Angus (cir. 1887 – after 1920). They also had a son named Edgar (1888-1919) who died at 29 of “gas asphyxiation”. I don’t know the circumstances, unfortunately, but a couple of old Asbury Park newspaper articles I found indicated that he suffered from mental health issues and had been a patient at Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital in Morris Plains, NJ, at one point.
Regarding Walter, I know that he started off as a machinist and at one time worked in that capacity at the Singer Sewing Machine plant in Elizabeth Port. In 1920, he was working as a superintendent for an oil company. He died on January 12, 1945, of “broncho-pneumonia,” according to the records of the First Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth.
On October 3rd, Ruth Randall Brodhead came to visit. This was one of the daughters of Garret Brodhead and Annie Kocher and the sister of Calvin E. Brodhead and Laura L. Brodhead who had visited my grandparents on September 20 and 25, respectively. Born in 1884, Ruth married Joseph Cheever Fuller, an MIT graduate (1911), around 1914. She and my grandfather were first cousins, their shared grandparents having been Andrew Jackson Brodhead and Ophelia Easton Brodhead. Ruth and Joseph appear in the photo inset, taken from the big 1922 50th wedding anniversary gathering for her parents. See this past post.
A great article about Joseph Fuller’s 1910 cross-country automobile adventure appeared in MIT’s Technology Review on February 20, 2013. Click here to be taken to that page.