Samuel Hollingsworth, 90, who resided at the Park Hotel, died there last night (December 13, 1963). A retired mechanical engineer who specialized in printing machinery, he formerly was a banker in Scotch Plains. Mr. Hollingsworth was born in Scotch Plains and had spent most of his life in the Scotch Plains-Plainfield area.. He was graduated from the Stevens Institute of Engineering in Hoboken. He retired 30 years ago as a designing and consulting engineer for the Kelley & Wood Newspaper Company. He was a former president of the First State Bank of Scotch Plains , which later merged with the Westfield Trust Co. and, in turn, became the Suburban Trust Co. Mr. Hollingsworth served as a bank director for 25 years. While living in Scotch Plains, he served on the board of the Scotch Plains Library and on the Board of Education.
He was the husband of the late Mrs. Elizabeth Reynolds Hollingsworth. He leaves a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Cooper of 835 Highland Ave., Westfield; three nephews, F. Waldemar Cooper & Samuel R. Hollingsworth, both of Westfield & Albert D. Hollingsworth of Scotch Plains; and five nieces, Mrs. Jackson Schonberg of Westfield, Mrs. Robert Moore of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Mrs. Albert Spaeth of New Gretna, Miss Gertrude Hollingsworth of Wilmington, Delaware & Mrs. Albert Kelley of Cascade, Montana.
Services will be conducted in the A.M. Runyon and Son Funeral Home here Tuesday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. George Middleton, past of the Scotch Plains Baptist Church. Interment will be in the Hillside Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 8 to 9 p.m.
Source: From a North Plainfield, N.J. paper Dec 14, 1963 reprinted in the Hollingsworth Register, Vol 1-2.
(son of Loftus F. of Samuel of Daniel)