MILLTOWN, Sept. 21 — Elwood Boyce, of Ford Avenue, passed away around six o’clock last evening after a three-week battle with typhoid fever at Wells Hospital in New Brunswick.
Mr. Boyce had been involved with several local organizations. Alongside his brother Frank, he managed the Empire Grocery business in Milltown. He served as the foreman of Eureka Fire Company, No. 1 and was a member of Charles L. Walters Council, No. 178, Jr. O. U. A. M. His affiliations extended to the Walters Guards and the Tottenville A.C., of Tottenville, the town where the Boyce family originated from. His business associations helped him foster a wide circle of friends who are mourning his passing, leaving a feeling of sorrow across the borough. Herbert & Moke are overseeing the funeral arrangements. Mr. Boyce is survived by his wife and child, as well as other immediate family members.
Funeral of Thomas B. Reed
Thomas B. Reed, a resident who worked as a night watchman on new construction projects in Milltown until recently, died at his son Frank Reed’s residence on Washington Avenue. The death occurred on Saturday morning, just after nine o’clock. He is survived by two sons and two daughters. Other surviving relatives include his brother, William R. Reed of New Brunswick, and his sister, Mrs. R. A. Harkins. The funeral service will be held at his son’s home this afternoon at three o’clock, with Undertaker Quackenboss handling the funeral arrangements.
On Saturday afternoon, the driving wheels of a Raritan River Railroad engine derailed at the Main Street crossing near the Michelin Tire Factory. This incident led to a substantial delay in trolley services and other traffic for some time.