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death he was in office as vice-president of
the New Jersey Society of Architects, and
many of the finest residences, churches and
schools of Newark and its vicinity were
erected or remodeled by him. His own res-
idence was at No. 440 William street, where
his funeral services were held.

Mr. Lindsley married (first) Eliza Agens
Bruen, who died in 1881, a descendant of



Obadiah Bruen, one of the old settlers of
Newark. There were two sons born of
this union : Frederick Bruen, a resident of
California, and James Mortimer, a resident
of St. Louis, Missouri. Mr. Lindsley mar-
ried (second) Adele Halsted Dodd, a
daughter of Stephen Horton and Letitia
(Halsted) Dodd; granddaughter of Sam-
uel Tyler Dodd ; and whose line goes
through Zebina, David, John, Daniel and
Daniel. She was born on the original Dodd
tract in East Orange, which consisted of
more than five hundred acres of land, and
on which six generations of the family had
been born ; the present Dodd street of East
Orange runs through this tract. The Hal-
sted family is an old one of Long Island.
Letitia (Halsted) Dodd, mother of Mrs.
Lindsley, was a daughter of Abram Colyer
and Mary A. (Wilson) Halsted ; a great-
grandmother of Mrs. Lindsley, Elizabeth
Colyer, born June 10, 1771, at Jamaica,
Long Island, married Philip Halsted. By
this second marriage of Mr. Lindsley there
was a daughter : Marion Halsted Lindsley,
and he was survived by all of his children.
Numerous were the resolutions adopted
was a daughter, Marion Halsted Lindsley,
the letters of condolence received by the
bereaved family, and the public expres-
sions of regret which appeared in the press.
The limits of this article will not permit of
their reproduction, but the following ex-
tract from the "Peddie Memorial Church
Journal" must be accorded a place :

"Reference should be made to the loss sus-
tained by this Church in the death of our Brother
Mr. James H. Lindsley in August last. Mr.
Lindsley has been a member of the Music Com-
mittee for a number of years, and was specially
faithful in his attention to the duties in which
he always took a keen and intelligent interest.
It is not known by your Committee at what
age our Brother departed this life, but in an
obituary notice published at the time it was stated
that 'he joined the First Baptist Church, now
Peddie Memorial, at Newark, at a very early
age and for fifty years was active and influential
in all good and charitable work.' With the ex-
ception of a short period following the change



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of his residence to Orange, New Jersey, all those
years were passed in the fellowship of this
Church, for which he had a deep and abiding
affection. He was proud of its history, of its
influence and of its membership ; and loved to
speak of them all at the times when others who
felt less intensely in these matters would have
had nothing to say of Church life or of religious
experiences. He was a gentle and humble Chris-
tian man, of refined and artistic instincts, of a
sweet and lovable disposition. To those whose
privilege it was to know him intimately he was
most winsome, and his friendship a precious
treasure. Your Committee gratefully submits
this tribute to the worth and service of our
Brother in the hope that same may be made a
part of the records of the Church."



GOODBODY, Robert,

Financier, Model Citizen.

Robert Goodbody, a well known finan-
cier of New York and New Jersey, was a
man who lived up to the standard of char-
acter set by a line of distinguished ances-
tors, in the energy and probity of his con-
duct in the management of the many im-
portant interests entrusted to his care. His
grandfather, James Perry, was a leading
spirit in the construction of the first rail-
road between Kingston and Dublin. The
careers of such men as Mr. Goodbody
show the possibilities open to those who
possess good business abilities, and the
high integrity common alike to the good
citizen and the good business man. His
whole life was devoted to the highest and
best, and all his endeavors were for the
furtherance of those noble ideals he made
the rule of his daily life. A nature of sing-
ular sweetness, openness and sincerity,
he probably never had an enemy. But any
estimate of his character would be unjust
that did not point to the natural ability
and keen mental gifts which he improved
by daily and hourly use. He succeeded
better than the average business man be-
cause he had a wider intellectual equip-
ment than the ordinary business man. He
had a profound knowledge of human na-
ture, and his judgment was sound.

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Robert Goodbody was born in Clara,
Kings county, Ireland, July 25, 1850, and
died April 13, 1911. 'Hie schools in his
natiVe town furnished his earlier educa-
tion, and he then became a student at
Trinity College, Dublin, In-land. from
which he was graduated in tin- class of
1871 with the degree of Bachelor of Arts.
Later the degree of Master of Arts was
conferred upon him. He was graduated
with honors, and a gold medal for excel-
lence in mathematics was awarded him.
After leaving college he took up the study
of law, and passed the necessary examina-
tion required to become a solicitor, but
never engaged in legal practice. He or-
ganized the firm of Goodbody & Webb,
stock brokers of Dublin, and became a
member of the Dublin Stock Exchange.
This firm, of which he was senior partner,
was successfully engaged in business for a
number of years.

In 1885 Mr. Goodbody came to America,
and organized the firm of Goodbody, Glyn
& Dow, in New York City, where they
were brokers and general dealers in all kinds
of securities and investments. They were
members of the Stock Exchange, and Mr.
Goodbody himself became a member of the
Stock Exchange after he had become
naturalized. In 1891 he was the founder of
the firm of Goodbody & Company, which
is still in existence at No. 80 Broadway,
New York City. So deliberate, well-con-
sidered and accurate were his methods of
doing business, that he was successful in
all his undertakings. In 1899, in associa-
tion with several others, he purchased "The
Paterson Guardian," and published this for
some time.

During the first few years of his stay in
this country, Mr. Goodbody lived in Orange,
New Jersey, but in 1889 he removed to his
country seat on the outskirts of Haledon,
New Jersey, where he was the owner of
many fine acres of park land, covered with
beautiful native trees. He was very fond of
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he was a fine speaker, and possessed of
rare descriptive power, his conversation on
his travels was listened to with pleasure by
all who were privileged to hear him. He
was active in the political affairs of Passaic
county, a Cleveland Democrat, and wielded
a wide influence in Paterson and Haledon.
While in England he was a Whig of the
Calden type. His favorite form of recrea-
tion was found in out-door sports, but social
amusements also had an attraction for him.
He was a member of the Hamilton Club, of
Paterson; the New York Whist Club; the
University Club of Dublin ; the Reform
Club of London; the New York Chamber
of Commerce; the North Jersey Country
Club, in which he was a member of the
Board of Governors, and was at one time
its president ; and he helped to organize the
Arcola Country Club. His advice in public
affairs was held in high esteem in Haledon,
and he served at one time as a member of
the school board. He was a fine historical
scholar, probably the finest in the county,
and a profound student of economics. His
death, which was deeply and sincerely re-
gretted, cast a gloom over the entire com-
munity, and affected many circles in New
York City, as well as in England and Ire-
land, where he was well known and greatly
beloved. The illness which was the cause of
his death covered a period of two years,
and was of a nervous character, probably
brought on by his incessant mental activity.
His religious affiliations were with the So-
city of Friends.

Mr. Goodbody married (first) in 1872,
Kabelle Dora Pirn, who died in 1878. He
married (second) in 1883, Amy Urwick.
He married (third ) in 1885, Margaret Jane
Pim, who survives him, and is living at the
country place at Haledon. His children,
who all survive him, are : Isabella S., Han-
nah F., Marcus, Thomas P., William U.,
John L.. Dora, Maurice F. T., Agnes E.
and Robert.



DANIELS, Thomas,

Founder of ail Important Business.

In Burlington, New Jersey, one of the
tangible works of the life of Thomas Dan-
iels is a firmly founded and prosperous
mercantile business, ownership of which
made him at the time of his death one of
the oldest merchants of this old New Jer-
sey city. For forty years Mr. Daniels took
part in the business life of his adopted city,
and now, when death has made vacant the
place he so long occupied, nothing but
pleasure accompanies his memory, and
those things which are spoken of him by
his former associates are such as bring
pride and joy to those who loved him and
in return held his deepest affection. Known
to all of Burlington's residents as the suc-
cessful merchant, his connections with
other phases of the city's life were no less
strong, and he combined the qualities of
the man of business, the churchman, the
fraternity brother, and the upright citizen
in a personality and character at once
pleasing and strong.

Descendant of English forbears and a
native of England, Thomas Daniels came
to the United States as a lad of six years,
although he was a man of forty years of
age when he took up his residence and
founded his business in Burlington, a busi-
ness which, after forty years under the
management of its founder, is now contin-
ued as the property of his son and daugh-
ter, Thomas E. and Charlotte A. Daniels.
The years of his mature life prior to his
coming to Burlington were passed in
Brooklyn, New York, New Brunswick and
Newark, New Jersey, and Poughkeepsie,
New York, and during this time he learned
and followed the jeweler's art. But it was
the four decades that he passed in Burl-
ington that brought out the best of his
abilities and talents in business, in church,
and in servi'ce for others : and it is in mem-



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ory of a life that stood beyond the reproach
of any, that typified high-minded citizen-
ship, that was endowed with the virtues of
true manhood, that this memoir is written.

Son of Thomas and Charlotte (Heath)
Daniels, Thomas Daniels was born in War-
rington, England, February 28, 1835, and
in 1841 accompanied his parents in their
immigration to the United States. Thomas
Daniels, senior, made New Brunswick. New
Jersey, the family home, and there he en-
gaged in milling, subsequently moving to
Brooklyn, New York. Thomas, the son,
first attended public school in New Bruns-
wick, continuing his studies in the institu-
tions of Brooklyn after the family resi-
dence was changed to that place. His first
employment was in a grocery store, and as
a young man he learned the jeweler's call-
ing, engaging in this line in Newark, New
Jersey, and Poughkeepsie, New York.

Coming to Burlington, New Jersey, about
1869, Mr. Daniels ventured into a line with
which he was unfamiliar, but in which he
saw greater possibilities and opportunities
than in the business that had formerly been
his field of effort, opening a general mer-
cantile establishment. This he developed
along safe business lines, at the same time
benefitting from his progressive tendencies,
and for forty years occupied honorable po-
sition as a leading merchant of the city,
holding position at the head of a business
based on principles of fairest dealing long
held in the public confidence. The business
that he founded is now continued by his son
and daughter, Thomas E. and Charlotte A.
Daniels, and under their management the
establishment on High street is held strictly
to the worthy standard set up by the elder
Daniels.

Mr. Daniels made his personal business
his chief interest in material matters, al-
though for twenty-three years he was su-
perintendent of the Light and Power Com-
pany, relinquishing this office when the
plant and business of the local company was
consolidated with the Public Service Cor-

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porution. His political activity was
lined to the intelligent and conscientious
casting of his ballot for men and mea
championing the right, and his principal
public service was as a member of the drain-
age commission, his several terms of mem-
bership thereon totalling eighteen years,
\Yith St. Mary's Protestant KpJM-opal
Church he was closely and aeii\ely affili-
ated, and of this parish he was a devoteu
vestryman, giving abundantly of all that
was his to its needs. He was also a member
of St. Mary'- I'.roilu rln.od, and long be-
longed to the Knights of I'ythias. To none
of the citizens of Burlington would this
brief record of the life of Thomas Daniels
seem complete if mention were omitted of
one of the chief pleasures of his active
years, ice-boating. Before the physical
handicaps of old age made such recreation
impossible, each winter found him on the
broad surface of the Delaware with one of
his several swift yachts, often built by him-
self, and in the manipulation of his speedy
craft he was most adept.

Thomas Daniels died in Burlington,
March 4, 1915. The infirmities that came
with his eighty years of age caused his re-
tirement three years prior to his death, but
he had remained in touch with the activ-
ities of his city until his final summons
came. His wide sympathy with his fellows,
his readiness to overlook shortcomings
and to extol virtues, and the straightfor-
ward manhood of his own life were the at-
tributes that won him the love, admiration,
and respect of his fellows, and it is as the
man who quietly and without pretension
performed the duties that came to him
that he lives in the hearts of his former
friends and associates.

Mr. Daniels married (first) Ellen Collins,
who became the mother of his children,
Thomas E. and Charlotte A. ; (second)
Lottie Chambers ; (third) Eleanor Van
Vleet, who bore him Emily \Y.. who mar-
ried Joseph R. Budd : Ada. and Grosve-
nor W.



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BUDD, Eckard P.,

Lawyer, Public Official.

Belonging to Mount Holly, New Jersey,
by right of residence, Eckard P. Budd was
the possession of his party, his profession,
and his State, by virtue of long, varied and
valuable service to all, service discontinued
only with the passing of life. It was both
pleasure and privilege to know him well,
and it is the same privilege, with the sol-
emn touch lent by the keen sense of loss.
in his death, to retell the story of his life.
Some there are who knew him as a con-
stant and loving friend, others as a devoted
and able public servant. Some met him in
the associations of lodge and society, oth-
ers in the work of party and politics, some
labored with him in the cares of business,
others stood by him as he fought and won
the legal battles that made him foremost
in his profession, all appreciated that in
association with him they knew a man
who recognized the highest things in life,
made them his aim, and who, in a life that
could have held no more of useful effort,
ever stood in relations of kindliness and
helpfulness to his fellow men. In the lit-
tle over a quarter of a century of his legal
career he rose to respected heights in his
profession, the instruments of his rapid ad-
vance a clear and firmly founded knowl-
edge of the principles and precedents of
jurisprudence, industry that never flagged,
intellect of high order, and unusual foren-
sic gifts. These were the qualities that
placed him in the front rank of New Jer-
sey's criminal lawyers. When the Demo-
cratic party called him to responsible place
in party councils, he enthusiastically took
up his work, and in county and State la-
bored diligently in its interests. He was
preferred for important political place by
public servants representative of both of
the great parties, and gave of the best of
his time and brain to Burlington county
and New Jersey. In affairs purely of a
local nature he occupied conspicuous po-



sition, and Mount Holly knew and loved
him with the affection a community be-
stows only upon him who has been tried
by every test, who has stood all trial, who
has proved himself worthy of all honor.

Andrews Eckard Budd, M. D., father of
Eckard P. Budd, was born in Woodbury,
New Jersey, July 18, 1816, of Prussian
parentage, his parents coming from their
native land when young and settling in
New Jersey. Andrews E. Budd was edu-
cated in the public schools, Woodbury high
school, and under the tutorship of Rever-
end Blythe, pastor of the Presbyterian
church, who taught him Latin. At the
age of eighteen years he began teaching
in Woodbury, and at the same time con-
tinued his studies in higher English, math-
ematics, and Latin. At the age of twenty-
one years he began the study of medicine
under Dr. Egbert, of Manayunk, Penn-
sylvania, and later entered the Medical
Department of the University of Pennsyl-
vania, whence he was graduated M. D.,
class of 1842. He located in Vincentown,
New Jersey, beginning practice on April
23, 1842. About January i, 1845, ne moved
to Medford, in the same county (Burling-
ton) and there continued in successful prac-
tice for eighteen years. In 1863 he moved
to Mount Holly, the county seat of Burl-
ington, and there practiced until his death.
He was well known and popular, ranking
among the most able and successful practi-
tioners of the county. He was a member
of the District Medical Society of Burl-
ington and of other leading medical socie-
ties. He married, December 22, 1858, Har-
riet Louisa, daughter of Asa Payson, of
Woodstock, Connecticut. Died August
14, 1882.

Eckard P. Budd was born in Medford,
Burlington county, New Jersey, November
3, 1861, died in Mount Holly, New Jersey,
June I, 1912. In 1863 his parents moved
from Medford to Mount Holly, and there
his entire subsequent life was passed. He
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Princeton University, and after there com-
pleting a classical course began the study of
law in the office of that eminent jurist,
Charles E. Hendrickson, of Mount Holly.
He was admitted to the bar as an attorney
in February, 1886, and at once began prac-
tice in Mount Holly. In February, 1890, he
was admitted a counsellor, and November
29, 1898, to the Supreme Court of the
United States, and to practice in all State
and Federal courts of the district. He grew
rapidly in public favor, and on April 7,
1890, was appointed by Governor Abbett as
Prosecutor of the Pleas for Burlington.
This office he held for ten years, having
been reappointed by Governor Werts on
April 4, 1895. His two terms as prosecu-
tor were marked by brilliant and conscien-
tious work on behalf of the State, and
added greatly to his standing as a criminal
lawyer. Had he elected a political career
instead of a professional one, he would have
gone far, but while deeply interested in
local and State affairs, he had no personal
public ambitions and never accepted elective
office save as a member of the Mount Holly
Board of Education, and that but for one
term. He continued in the prosecutor's of-
fice until the State changed its political com-
plexion, and then retired to a private prac-
tice that grew in volume with each succeed-
ing year. He loved his profession, was
learned in its many and intricate windings,
was skilful in their application to the cause
in contention, but was straightforward in
his methods, relying upon the strength of
his presentation of his case and not upon
chicanery or sharp legal practice for vic-
tory. He was a valuable public official and
a strong advocate for the cause he repre-
sented as counsel.

While not a public official save profes-
sionally, Mr. Budd was one of the well
known, strong men of the Democratic
party in New Jersey, and one whose talents
were freely drawn upon by the leaders. For
many years he represented Burlington
county on the Democratic State Commit-
tee, and as a campaign speiker during gu-

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bernatorial and presidential contests, he was
in great demand, his speeches command-
ing wide attention from tin- press of the
State and nation, for he was noted far be-
yond the confines of his own State. In
1901, at the Democratic State Convention,
he was chosen as the orator to present
the name of James M. Seymour to the
convention as the nominee for Governor,
his nominating speech carrying the con-
vention by storm, and standing as one of
the classics of political oratory. He ac-
cepted an appointment by Governor Mur-
phy, of opposite political faith, as member
of the State Board of Assessors, serving
from March 7, 1904, to March 7, 1908. In
every position he was called upon to fill he
served with ability and honor, winning the
highest respect even of hi's opponents,
while as a lawyer and advocate his stand-
ing was among the leaders.

His business relations were few beyond
his profession, but at his death he was a
director of the Camden and Burlington
County Railroad Company and of the
Farmers' Trust Company, of Mount Holly,
also serving the latter as solicitor. He
was a member of Good Intent Fire Com-
pany, of Mount Holly, belonged to the
Masonic order, and was a past exalted
ruler of the Mount Holly Lodge of Elks,
of which he was a charter member. He
took a deep interest in all these bodies, in
fact, his public spirit extended to every de-
partment of Mount Holly's life and his
charity was never appealed to in vain.
Suffering and distress always touched his
sympathetic nature, and instant were his
efforts to relieve the sufferers. Every man
was his brother, and it is no figure of
speech to state that the whole community
mourned his death.

Mr. Budd married Eliza Esculene Bur-
tis, daughter of P. Tallman and Sarah
Eliza Burtis, of Chicago, Illinois, and
Phoenix, Arizona, who survives him, a res-
ident of Mount Holly. Children : Harold
Hume. Dorothy, Grace Esculene, Mildred
and Eckard P. (2).



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HOLDEN, Edgar, M. D.,

Naval Surgeon, Distinguished Practitioner

For forty years president of the medical
board of one of Newark's well-known life
insurance companies, and one of the leading
specialists of his day. Dr. Holden occupied
an enviable position in the medical profes-
sion. He was of early Colonial ancestry,
descending from Justinian Holden, who
came from England in 1632 in the ship
"Elizabeth." His grandfather, John Hol-
den, was an officer of the Revolution, pro-
moted for gallantry at the battle of Bunker
Hill, and was one of the original members
of the Society of the Cincinnati, Dr. Hol-
den inheriting his membership. Dr. Holden
was a man of great ability and prominence
in his own right, his services to his country
and to his fellowmen in both war and
peace bringing him merited distinction.

Edgar Holden was born in Hingham,
Massachusetts, November 2, 1838, died in
Chatham, New Jersey, his summer home,
July 18, 1909, son of Asa Holden, a manu-
facturer of Hingham. He was early edu-
cated in Hingham Academy and James
Hunter's school at Jamaica, Long Island,
prepared for college at John F. Pingry's
school in Newark, and was graduated from
Princeton College, A. B., class of 1859. In
later years Princeton conferred upon him
the degree of Master of Arts and Doctor of
Philosophy. After leaving Princeton he
entered the College of Physicians and Sur-
geons of New York City, whence he was
graduated M. D., class of 1861. Both be-
fore and after graduation he served as in-
terne at the King's County Hospital, gain-
ing experience that was shortly afterward
of value to him.

In the fall of 1861 he was commissioned
in the L T nited States navy, and was assigned
to duty on the steam frigate "Minnesota"
as assistant surgeon, and on this vessel
p.i-'-ed through the exciting scenes at
Hampton Roads, where the entire L T nion
fleet was in peri! from the "Merrimac" until



the arrival of the "Monitor." The "Min-
nesota" was saved, and after the conflict
Dr. Holden was placed in charge of the
wounded who had fought on board the
"Cumberland," "Congress" and "Minne-
sota." At the bombardment of Sewell's
Point he rendered such efficient service that
he was promoted to surgeon in charge of
the James River Squadron Hospital at Nor-
folk. Later he served on the steamer "Wy-



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