Lewis S. Hyer, until six weeks ago editor of the Rahyway Democrat, which he had owed and edited since 1865, died at his home in Rahway on Monday, after a brief illness, aged 70 years. Judge Hyer held a number of offices in Union county, among them, when the Democrats were in power, judge of the court of common pleas for two terms and on his third term when this office was abolished. Mayor of Rahway and clerk of the board of chosen freeholders. For twenty years he was on the executive committee of the New Jersey Editorial Association. He sold his paper to former mayor Forber. He is survived by a wife and one son, Frederick C. Hyer, lawyer, who ran for senator last fall on the Democratic ticket. The funeral was held this afternoon in the Rahway Methodist church.
Published by The Westfield Leader on August 18, 1909.