Well Known Milltown Man Passes Away-Other Milltown News.
MILLTOWN, March 20- A. Freeman Ayres, aged 55 years, who for a number of years was a citizen of this place, died at his late residence on Main street, about 4:30 yesterday afternoon. He was a sufferer for a number of months of a complication of diseases. A daughter, Miss Lillie Ayres, survives him, also an aged mother, Mrs. Rachel Ayres, two sisters, Mis. William Crenning and Mrs. John Wines, and four grandchildren. The funeral will take place at his late residence on Main street, Sunday afternoon at 2:30.
The interment will be in Van Liew Cemetery.
OTHER BOROUGH NEWS.
Thomas Lloyd, who was confined to his home with grip, is able to be about again.
Alvin Nevins is suffering with a swollen hand as the result of being bitten. by a dog last week.
Lenten services were held in the German Lutheran Church last evening. The meeting was well attended.
Philip Bourdeau, who occupied the Red Men’s house, on Main street, has vacated it and gone to his former home Newton Falls, Mass.
A social gathering was held at the home of Miss Mary Klein last evening.
Wickatonk Tribe, No. 135, Imp. Order of Red Med, will meet at their rooms on Ford avenue, this evening.
The marble works of ex-Mayor Rappleyea is in a very prosperous condition. He has recently placed a number of headstones in South River.
Mrs. George Detzler and daughter have returned after a very pleasant visit at Camden.
Milltown April, 14 – A shadow of gloom was cast over the borough of Milltown last night when the news of the death of Mayor William Kuhlthau, Jr., was announced. While the Mayor had been ill and confined to his home for the past month or so, his many friends had hopes for his recover, and the news of his demise comes as a shock to the community. For the past year Mayor Kuhlthau had complained more or less of his condition, but he had not taken the matter as being at all serious until about two months ago when he was compelled to relinquish his active duties with a view of regaining his health.
While his heart was affected other complications set in that hastened his departure from this world.
Only yesterday the Mayor was able to sit on his porch of his home, getting some fresh air and was making preparations to take an automobile trip to-day to Long Island to see his sister, he is believing that the country might be an aid in his recovery.
Later in the day his condition became more serious, however and despite the best medical aid that could be obtained he was call to his reward.
Mayor Kuhlthau was a man of sterling qualities whose presence will greatly be missed by his official colleagues and so many other friends in town, of New Brunswick and vicinity. He was 48 years of age, he leaves a wife, Mrs. Josephine Kuhlthau; a son Russell; mother and father. Mr. and Mrs. William Kuhlthau, Sr., of Milltown; a brother, Charles Kuhlthau, of New Brunswick, and a sister, Mrs. Joseph M DeHart, of Morris Park, L.I. to mourn their loss.
The funeral will be held on Monday afternoon. Internment will take place in Van Liew Cemetery under the direction of Undertaker Quackenboss.
William Kuhlthau, Jr. had served the Republicans of Milltown as their county committeeman for a long time and he came to the rescue of the party by consenting to accept the mayorship in 1914 when the political situation was very unique, the Republican, the Democrats nor the Progressives at that time being enthusiastic over the honor or labor attached with the Mayorship as the responsibility of the sewer and water problems which were in early stages at that time would fall upon the Mayor and Council. In the capacity of County committeeman at that time, Mr. Kuhlthau being unable to secure any other candidate took the reins in his own hands by accepting the nomination and under his administration the work (which was planned by the late Conrad Richter and his subordinates) was carried to a successful completion.
Mr. Kuhlthau was a business partner of Henry E. Lins, conducting their business at 58-60 Dennis Street. New Brunswick, under the firm name Kuhlthau & Lins.
While the Mayor accomplished a great deal in the town government, there were two suggestions in his message to council, ever upmost in his mind, which he did not live to see fulfilled, namely, more adequate fire alarm system and better heating system for the council chamber and fire department.