Obituary - Center Moriches, April 23- Charles S. Havens, died here today from heart disease. He was alone and unattended in his store when he was stricken. He was 71 years old. Heart disease caused death. He was one of the most prominent Democrats in Suffolk County. For a number of years he held the office of Assemblyman and supervisor and he also held a number of smaller positions. The Havens family is a prominent one on Long Island. John S. Havens, a brother, died two years ago. Ex-State Senator John L. Havens, is his only son. He is survived by a widow, several daughters and the son. He was a Mason, and an elder in the Presbyterian Church.
Also - Center Moriches, L.I., April 23- Charles S. Havens, one of the best known men in Suffolk County, fell dead in his store this morning supposedly from heart disease. He had been in rather poor health for some years, but had attended to business regularly and was at his store as usual this morning. Those in the store saw him suddenly fall forward against a counter and expire without uttering a word.
Mr. Havens was a son of Colonel Havens, of Patchogue, where he was born seventy-one years ago. He was in business there with his brother, John S. Havens, for a few years, then started a general store here, which he had since conducted.
He had been prominent in all walks of life. In politics he was a Democrat, and had been an assemblyman and supervisor, and held other positions. He was a postmaster during the Cleveland administration. He had long been the ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church here. He was a well read and thoroughly educated man. He was a member of the South Side Lodge, F. & A.M., of Patchogue. His widow and three children survive him. They are former Senator John L. Havens and Miss Henrietta Havens of this place, and Mrs. Grover C. Adams, of Greenport.
(The Standard Union, Brooklyn, NY, April 23, 1906; The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, April 23, 1906, page 13)
Nancy Matilda Williamson Havens
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