from a loose clipping, source unknown9 March 1878
VAN ALSTINE--At his residence, in the town of Warren, near
Millburn, March 9th, 1878, Gilbert Van Alstine, aged 63 years, 6
months and 7 days.
In the person of the above there has been taken from an earthly
home, a devoted Christian husband and Father; from the church a
most worthy member and faithful worshiper, never absent on any
occasion since he joined the Congregational church of Millburn,
until he was prostrated with a disease of intense suffering which
proved fatal in four days. He never ceased praying to his
Heavenly Father who had redeemed him through the blood of His
Son, Jesus Christ, until his spirit took its flight to the new
Jerusalem, where there is not sorrow and sighing, and all tears
shall be wiped from every eye. He leaves a wife and four
children to mourn his absence, but they feel that their loss is
his eternal gain.
from a loose clipping, source unknown24 March 1878
MINTO -- In Antioch township, near Millburn, Mrs. Francis C.
Minto, wife of Mr. John Minto, aged 40 years.
Mrs. Minto, taken from us by death in the maturity of her years,
leaves not only a loving and interesting family but also a large
number of relatives and friends to mourn her loss. Her death was
quite unexpected till within two or three days of the event
though she anticipated herself, and spoke with composure of the
possibility of her not recovering. We feel assured that she was
prepared for death and that she is now in the enjoyment of that
"rest which remaineth for the people of God." Mrs. Minto was a
member of the Millburn Cong'l Church.