Deaths Reported by the "Long Islander" 1891-1900

Abstracted by David Roberts

N Surnames


Aassassinated last week@; Shah of Persia; 9 May 1896 paper

NEALIS Fanny 84 years

d. 3 December 1898 at Plain View; funeral by Rev. McNicholl of Central Park M. E. Church; mother-in-law of Whitson Jarvis of Plain View


d. 24 May 1891 at Kings Park; interment at Hauppauge; "recently opened a black smithing shop on Main Street,@ Northport

NEAT Mrs. John

d. 18 June 1894 at Sunken Meadow; interment at Smithtown

NEGLEY William Robert 8 yrs 6 mos

d. 21 January 1895 at Eagle Pass, Texas; diphtheria; son of William and Susan M. J. Negley; mother was the former Susan M. Jones of Huntington


funeral 31 March 1892; Athe nervous strain to which she was subjected last summer, when a negro attempted to assault her, weakened her system@; resident of Great Neck

NELSON Edward 70 years

d. 3 July 1898 at Oyster Bay; funeral at St. Patrick=s R. C. Church, Glen Cove; interment at Catholic Cemetery, Brookville; Afor many years gardener for James K. Gracey at Cove Neck@

NELSON Mrs. Edward

d. 10 December 1898 at Oyster Bay; interment at Catholic Cemetery, Brookville; widow of Edward Nelson

NELSON James 84 years

d. 6 November 1899 at Bay Shore; hit by L. I. R. R. train while crossing the tracks; Athe old man was very deaf@ and did not hear the train whistle

NEWMAN Amy 2 years

d. 22 October 1896; interment at Huntington; daughter of Charles Newman; Cold Spring item

NEWMAN Bishop John Philip 72 years

d. 5 July 1899 at Saratoga, New York; pneumonia; bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church; Aman of rich and cultivated intellect@; delivered address to the graduating class of Huntington High School in 1888

NEWMAN Mary Acentenarian@

d. 20 February 1897 at Locust Valley; daughter of James and Mary Needle; widow of Eli Butler and Richard Newman (d. 1873); mother of 13 children, the eldest of whom is 82 years old; (Mrs. Ellen Wansor of Locust Valley is the only one of these children mentioned by name); grandmother of 38; great-grandmother of 52; great-great-grandmother of 33; native of Thenford, Northampton, England (b. 23 December 1794); resident of Locust Valley since 1857; Awas in possession of all her faculties, being able to see quite well without the aid of glasses@

NEWMAN Mary J. 63 y 2 m 24 d

d. 18 June 1892 at Cold Spring Harbor; interment at Huntington; wife of Henry S. Newman; mother of Charles Newman

NEWTON Edwin 69 y 6 m 20 d

d. 11 August 1896 at Commack or Deer Park; Aovercome by the extreme heat@; had been visiting his sister in Moriches and took the train to Babylon; attempted to walk home to Northport from Babylon; due to heat exhaustion, he died along the way, at either Commack (Adied@ column) or Deer Park (Northport column)

NEWTON Jacob about 60 years

d. 4 May 1897; interment at Oyster Bay; Alived on the old Lawrence place at Smithtown upper dock@; Smithtown item

NEWTON Phebe 72 years

funeral 16 January 1894 at Centreport; interment at Northport; wife of Edward Newton

NICHOLAS Jacob A. 86 years

d. 3 March 1896 at Centerport; uncle of W. L. Nicholas; native of Hauppauge

NICHOLAUS Katherine Zeitler 84 years

d. 5 May 1892 at Hicksville; mother of Henry Nicholaus; b. Rheinpfalz, Germany 1807; Aspent over forty of these years in our village, coming here when Hicksville consisted of a half dozen houses@

NICHOLS Benjamin 79 yrs 4 mos

d. 18 August 1893 at Cold Spring Harbor; Abelonged to one of the oldest Long Island families@


d. 27 August 1896; interment at M. E. churchyard at Melville; resident of Brooklyn; former resident of Farmingdale

NICHOLS Elizabeth 49 years

d. 15 June 1891; funeral at Brush Hollow; interment at Westbury; wife of John Nichols

NICHOLS Elizabeth 76 y 4 m 6 d

d. 20 September 1894 at Cold Spring Harbor; paralysis; widow of Benjamin Nichols


d. at Denver, Colorado Awhere he had gone for the benefit of his health@;interment 10 July 1892 at Hempstead; son of J.S. Nichols

NICHOLS Gideon 76 y 7 m 26 d

d. 21 December 1894 at Brooklyn; brother of Benjamin Nichols, John Nichols and Henry Nichols, Aall of whom he outlived@; resident of Brooklyn; former resident of Cold Spring


d. 20 June 1893; interment at Huntington; son of Gideon Nichols; husband of Mary Piggart


late of Smithtown; letters of administration granted to Mary J. Nichols, widow, 2 April 1900


d. 14 June 1899; short illness; daughter of Alfred C. Nichols; Northport item

NICHOLS Mrs. Isaac Aover 80 years@

funeral 31 May 1898 at Hauppauge M. E. Church; widow of Isaac Nichols, late of Kings Park

NICHOLS Isaac W. 85 years

d. 13 August 1895 at Sunken Meadow; paralysis; funeral Lucien Memorial Church, Kings Park

NICHOLS J. Edward 55 years

suicide 3 June 1900 at Kings Park; shot himself; funeral at Kings Park, Alargely attended@; father of two children; one, a son, was his business partner; sewing machine agent; trustee of Lucian Memorial M. E. Church, Kings Park

NICHOLS James S. 80 years

d. 19 April 1900 at Moosehead City, North Carolina; heart trouble; father of H. Asa Nichols of Moosehead City, Charles Nichols and William Nichols; native and former resident of Cold Spring; Aa very wicked, swearing young man until the time of his conversion at a revival meeting held in the Cold Spring Harbor M. E. Church. A wonderful change was at once noticed in him and his life ever since had been that of an active Christian@; crewman on whaler Tuscarora out of Cold Spring; went to Pacific Ocean and Okhotsk Sea on whaling voyages; cooper and second mate on whaler Splendid under Capt. Richard P. Smith, which left in 1853 for a 2 1/2 year voyage to the Behring Sea; conducted religious services aboard the Splendid; after his whaing career he took up farming at Uniondale and recently moved to Freeport; a member of the Freeport M. E. Church; Aa great believer in camp meetings and always attended the services at the Merrick camp meeting; long biography in 27 April 1900 paper; Note: the place of his death is probably Morehead City, North Carolina. A current atlas of the state shows no Moosehead City.


d. 29 September 1899; Bright=s disease; father of Mrs. Emil Krebs; Hicksville item

NICHOLS Lavinia 76 years

d. 15 November 1898 at St. James; pleurisy; funeral at St. James M. E. Church; widow of Henry Nichols; Aspent most of her life in this [Smithtown] vicinity@

NICHOLS Nebat 56 years

d. 10 March 1899 at Brooklyn; funeral by Rev. Estes of Oyster Bay; interment at Aburial ground near Charles Ost=s residence@; resident of Woodbury; Cold Spring item

NICHOLS Phebe 81 years

d. 28 March 1897 at Oyster Bay; Ahad been sick several years@; funeral at St. Paul=s M. E. Church, Oyster Bay; interment at Woodbury; mother of Mrs. J. D. Velsor; Mrs. D. T. Cheshire, Frank Cheshire and E. Cheshire; Afor many years a member of the Methodist Church@

NICHOLS Samuel 63 years

d. 8 December 1893 at Glen Cove; built St. Paul=s Episcopal Church, Glen Cove, in 1884; Ahighly respected for his many virtues@

NICHOLS Stephen B. 34 years

d. 20 September 1891 at Brooklyn

NICHOLS Thomas Benjamin 31 years

d. 26 November 1898 at Cold Spring; consumption; funeral at M. E. Church, Cold Spring by Rev. Taft and Rev. Mitchell; interment at Memorial Cemetery, Cold Spring Harbor; survived by his mother, two brothers and a sister; engaged to marry an Aestimable young lady@

NICHOLS William 28 y 3 m 17 d

d. 12 July 1893 at Hicksville; interment at Westbury; son of John Nichols; native of England; former resident of Westbury; worked for L.I.R.R. for six years and at the time of his death was employed as a brakeman on the New York Central Railroad


d. 14 January 1899 at Huntington; invalid since a stroke 4 years ago; funeral at Huntington by Rev. Seem; [page torn: it appears that she was buried at GreenWood, Brooklyn]; daughter of Cyrenius Beers; widow of Robert Nicholson, who Adied a short time after their marriage@; native and former resident of New York City; former summer resident of Huntington, but following her stroke she moved to Huntington to live with Miss Lavinia Platt


d. Alast week ... suddenly of heart disease@; interment at Farmingham [Framingham ?], Mass.; Afor some years@ manager of the Garden City Hotel; 24 November 1894 paper

NICKOLAUS infant 6 months

d. Arecently@; daughter of Henry J. Nickolaus, former resident of Hicksville;15 July 1899 paper

NICKOLAUS Catherine 25 days

d. 26 June 1895; interment at Hicksville; daughter of H. J. Nickolaus

NICOLL Edward 46 years

d. 9 October 1898 at Alpine, Colorado; consumption; son of William Nicoll; brother of William G. Nicoll; born at Nicoll homestead, Great River; graduate of Huntington Union School - 1868; Aof late years ... he had made his home principally in the West and the South@


d. 4 January 1899 at Shelter Island; Supervisor of Town of Shelter Island; president of the Board of Supervisors of Suffolk County; Aa prominent member of the Episcopal Church@

NICOLL William Aaged@

Arecent death@; resident of Brooklyn and summer resident of Woodbury; 19 December 1891 paper

NICOLL William

d. 11 March 1900 at Babylon; funeral at Christ Church, West Islip, by Rev. Sparks; son of William Nicoll; husband of Sarah Nicoll, who survives; father of William Greenly Nicoll of Babylon, Henry Nicoll of Virginia, Mrs. Silas R. Corwith of Bridgehampton, and Mrs. Lee Johnson of Garden City; uncle of Rear Admiral Nicoll Ludlow, U. S. N., and Major General William H. Ludlow, U. S. A.; native of Islip (b. 13 May 1820); lived on Nicoll Patent Ain the southern part of Islip town, a huge tract of land granted to Mr. Nicoll=s ancestors by Queen Anne.... He was the seventh William Nicoll in a direct line, the name being given to the eldest son of each successive father@; country gentleman who early in life assumed the management of the large family estate at Great River; resided most of his life at Great River on the estate, except for some time during the 1860=s when he resided in Huntington; held various political offices in the Town of Islip; organized Emmanuel Episcopal Church at Great River and served as warden of its vestry; a leading layman in the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island and the Suffolk Archdeaconry; served as school commissioner for Suffolk County; Republican; he and wife worked with the U. S. Sanitary Commission during the Civil War to send supplies to Union soldiers

NIMMO Rev. Gershom

d. 24 February 1898 at Torresdale, Pennsylvania; interment at Princeton, New Jersey; son of Rev. Joseph Nimmo, Awho resided in our village [Huntington] many years previous to his death@; brother of Hon. Joseph Nimmo and Margaret Nimmo of Huntington; Aentered the ministry in the Presbyterian church thirty-six years ago, first preaching at Lew[e]s, Delaware@; former resident of Huntington

NOBE[L] Alfred

d. Alast week@ at San Remo, Italy; Ainventor of nitroglycerin@; 19 December 1896 paper

NOBLE Mrs. Andrew 37 years

found dead in bed at South Glen Cove; daughter of Avery Wanser; 28 March 1891 paper

NOLAN Dollie 30 years

d. 16 January 1899 at Glen Cove; daughter of Michael Nolan; assistant postmistress at Locust Valley postoffice

NOLAN William 61 years

funeral 31 July 1896 St. Patrick=s R. C. Church, Glen Cove; interment at Brookville


d. 13 November 1894; Asuddenly@ while visiting Mrs. Frank Edwards; Smithtown item

NOON John H.

d. Aabout a year ago@; former hotel keeper in Farmingdale; will revoked by Queens County Surrogate Weller; Farmingdale item 23 April 1892 paper

NORRIS Charley Wesley 7 months

d. at Huntington; 5 August 1893 paper

NORRIS Sylvia V. 1 mo 21 days

d. 19 June 1899 at Huntington

NORTON Eckstein

d. 13 January 1893 at New Brighton, Staten Island; Anoted railroad man and financier@

NORTON Joel ca. 82 years

d. 3 April 1896 at Patchogue; interment at Port Jefferson; Asuffered from a very troubling cancer on the left nostril. For the last three years or more this cancer has been growing upward until it finally reached the eye@; survived by second wife and several children from his first marriage who reside in New Haven, Connecticut; resident of Mount Sinai


d. 23 April 1899 at Brookville; pneumonia; funeral at St. Patrick=s R. C. Church, Glen Cove; sister of Mrs. John Newhoff of Brookville and Senator James Norton

NOSTRAND Mrs. 33 years

d. 23 June 1893; funeral at Bayville; wife of Conductor Nostrand; Oyster Bay item

NOSTRAND Mrs. 68 years

d. 6 September 1898 at Port Eaton; dropsy and heart disease; funeral at Huntington; mother of Jacob Nostrand of Huntington, Mrs. Frank Gardiner of Port Eaton and Mrs. Charles Pettit of Roslyn; former resident of Greenvale

NYE Edgar William

d. 22 February 1896 near Asheville, North Carolina; famous humorist and lecturer Awell known all over the country as Bill Nye@