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 Eugene Van Wagenen

Eugene Van Wagenen

Birth
New Paltz, Ulster County, New York, USA
Death 24 Mar 1930 (aged 62)
Kingston, Ulster County, New York, USA
Burial New Paltz, Ulster County, New York, USA
Plot A-10
Memorial ID 101995446 · View Source
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On Monday afternoon, Supervisor Eugene Van Wagenen died in Kingston City Hospital. The cause of his death was Bright's disease.
On March 7, after attending a committee meeting of supervisors in the Kingston court house, he felt ill, but hoping that the fresh air would revive him started to walk toward the West Shore station. When he had reached a point opposite the place of business of Bert Wild on Broadway, about two blocks from the station, Mr. Wild saw him, noticed that he looked ill, and invited him inside. Then as he did not improve, Mr. Wild called an ambulance. In the ambulance on the way to the hospital, Mr. VanWagenen [sic] became unconscious. During his stay at the hospital at times he recovered consciousness so as to recognize members of his family.
He was born November 17, 1868, the son of Nathan Van Wagenen and Mary E. Smith. In 1893 he married Miss Marion Henion.
In January, this year, he resumed the duties of Supervisor for the town of New Paltz, after being elected on the Republican ticket last fall. He was previously supervisor from 1916 to 1919. For a long term of years he had held the office of village treasurer. For many years he had a grocery store in New Paltz, discontinuing the business for a year, in 1919, while in Florida.
For years he was on the consistory of the New Paltz Reformed Church in which he was an elder at the time of his death.
For a long time he was a member of the choir. Indeed he succeeded to his father's place as one of the most faithful supporters of the church. As Sunday school superintendent he took his place every Sunday morning under the copy of Sargent's "Prophets", the picture given by the Van Wagenen family as a memorial of the older Mr. Van Wagenen's years of faithful service in the same work.
Eugene VanWagenen [sic] was well known and much respected as a good man; earnest, sincere, faithful, conscientious and consistent.
Besides his wife he is survived by a son David, two brothers, William of Yonkers and Albert of Norwick, Connecticut, and a sister, Mrs. Charles Perrine of Berea, Ky.
Funeral service were held at the Van Wagenen home on Chestnut Street, New Paltz, at 2:00 o'clock on Thursday afternoon, and at the Reformed church at 2:30, Rev. Edwin D. Miner, pastor of the Church, officiating. The church service was attended by the Board of Supervisors in a body, also by the Masons and Odd Fellows, Mr. Van Wagenen being a member of both. The Odd Fellows assisted in the service at the church. The Masonic service was held at the cemetery.
New Paltz Independent March 29, 1930


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  • Created by: Haviland Heidgerd Historical Collection
  • Added: 10 Dec 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101995446
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Eugene Van Wagenen (17 Nov 1867–24 Mar 1930), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101995446, citing New Paltz Rural Cemetery, New Paltz, Ulster County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Haviland Heidgerd Historical Collection (contributor 47966167) .