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Photo of Albert L. Ivins, Red Bank, New Jersey

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Photo of Albert L. Ivins, Red Bank, New Jersey

Posted: 5 Jul 2011 8:39AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Ivins
From the Red Bank Register, June 24, 1954.

Albert L. Ivins, former Red Bank assessor and Democratic member of the Monmouth County tax board and the only New Jersey man to ever win the Grand American trapshooting handicap, died early yesterday morning at his home, 108 South St., afte a long illness. He was 85.

Mr. Ivins, "Uncle Al" as he was known familiarly to his friends throughout the county, was born in Little Silver, son of the late Charles E. and Elizabeth Carpenter Ivins. A resident here 60 years, he formerly operated the A.L. Ivins real estate and insurance agency, now the Redden agency. His wife, Mrs. Evelina Forman VanMater Ivins, died Jan. 3, 1951.

Dean of Monmouth County trapshooters, Mr. Ivins first gained trapshooting fame when he won the Hollywood Futurity July 6, 1895, at Hollywood, N.J. He tied for first place in the futurity and made a perfect score in the deciding live bird shoot. On Sept. 5 of the same year, he won the Phil Daly trophy event with a 25-straight performance.

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Surviving are a nephew, Albert L. Ivins, 45 Peters Pl., Red Bank, and three nieces, Mrs. Lydia Hughes, Cincinnati, Ohio; Mrs. Nancy Famulary, Rahway; and Mrs. Lilli Wade, Newark.

The funeral will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Worden Funeral Home, with Rev. James W. Marshall, pastor of Embury Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
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