Iron Era 1881
Morris Co. Up


The Iron Era newspaper in 1881 did not publish a separate Necrology as it did in later years. In this Holiday edition there were two main sections: The Record of 1880, a month by month recap, and Interesting Facts. From The Iron Era Holiday Edition published on December 17, 1881 we have:

The Record of 1880
A synopsis of Local Events
[edited]

January

  • 5      Justice Isaac Bird, of Morristown, died
  • 8      Wm. A. Condict, of Parsippany, died
  • 12    E. A. Muir, of Morristown, died
  • 26    Wm. Tonking, of Port Oram, died
  • 27    Mahlon Munson, of Dover, died
  • 27    Mr. & Mrs. John Hall, of Denville, celebrate their golden wedding
  • 29    Harry Williams killed in Richard mine

February

  • 3      Mrs. Elisba Skellanger, of Ironia, fatally burned
  • 13    Mrs. D.B. Overton, Dover, died
  • 13    M.L. Burnet, Madison, died
  • 14    Wm. Pearce fatally injured in Dickerson mine
  • 15    Deaths of Wm. Taylor and Lillian Halloway, of Dover
  • 16    Henry C. Byram, of Dover, died
  • 22    Thos. L. King, Drakesville, died
  • 24    Cornelius S. Dickerson, McCainsville [Kenvil], died

March

  • 2      Jonathan H. Smith, of Morris township, died at the age of 91
  • 3      House of Chas. Trowbridge, Shongum, burned
  • 6      Aaron White, brakeman, died from injuries received at Whitehall
  • 11    Johanna Dalton killed on railroad at Boonton
  • 12    Wm. Stilt, Bloomingdale, fatally injured
  • 15    Ashbel Carter, Madison, died
  • 16    Unknown man killed on railroad at Morristown
  • 20    Isaac Van Pelt, Morritown, died
  • 25    John Dunn killed in Dalrymple mine
  • 27    House of Mrs. Hunting, Madison burned. Loss $32,000

April

  • 3      Father Sheeran, Morristown, died
  • 3      House of Jas. Fogarty, Boonton, burned
  • 4      Jas. Maher killed in Baker mine
  • 4      Edward C. Grovier, near Morristown, committed suicide
  • 4      Dr. E.B. Gaines, Boonton, died
  • 6      Harvey Tucker, Powerville, drowned
  • 6      Col. Hopkins, Morristown, died
  • 8      A.G. King, Stanhope, died
  • 11    Henry Keene, Franklin, seriously stabbed by Wm. Cooper
  • 11    Amzi Compton dies, pending his trial for forgery
  • 14    John Waer, Dover, dies on his 80th birthday
  • 14    Mrs. Sarah Russell, Madison, drops dead
  • 16    Dayton Martin, Madison, died, aged 98
  • 16    Son of Jas. Earls, Whippany, drowned
  • 20    Aug. W. Bell, Morristown, dies suddenly
  • 28    Barn of Warren King, Mine Hill, burned
  • 29    Michael Haggerty, Mine Hill, died, aged 87
  • 29    Jos. Mount, Whippany, died, aged 92
  • 30    Mary and Lilly Woolcock killed on railroad at three-span bridge,           near Dover
  • 30    Clarence Stackhouse, Stanhope, drowned

May

  • 1      Ice formed in this vicinity
  • 18    Giles Jacobus, Montville, died suddenly
  • 30    Dr. F.J. Van Wagner, Madison, died suddenly

June

  • 6      Akfred Strumpf, McCainesville, drowned
  • 15    Samuel B. Harison, Parsippany, died, aged 79
  • 16    Daniel T. Leek, Mendham, died suddenly
  • 18    Hubbard Stickle, Rockaway, died, aged 97
  • 23    Isaac Ouderdonk, Dover, killed by fall from building
  • 25    Dr. Wm. B. LeFevre, Dover, died, aged 77
  • 30    Chas. D. Tuttle, Rockaway, died
  • 30    House of John Pinkerton, near Boonton, burned

July

  • 2      News of the shooting of the President [Garfield] received; great          excitment throughout the country
  • 2      Boy named Hosking drowned at Luxemburg
  • 2      House of Chas. Gilles, near Dover, burned
  • 2      Distilliery of Wm. M. Budd, Chester, burned
  • 3      Jacob Miller, Flanders, died suddenly at Newton
  • 19    Mrs. Wm. M. Budd, Chester, died
  • 19    Child of Wm. Donaldson, Dover, fatally burned
  • 21    Three miners injured in the Byram mine
  • 26    Mrs. Vanatta died at Morristown
  • 27    David Miller killed in the Baker mine
  • 31    Geo. W. Nelson burned to death in Dakota
  • 31    Fifty poor children of New York sent to Succasunna

August

  • 5      Orvil Grant died in Morris Plains Asylum
  • 6      Great thunder storms at German Valley; barn of Philip Hoffman          burned
  • 11    Barn of Patrick Ryan, Mine Hill, burned
  • 12    Store of D. Stryker, Ironia, burned; child perishes in the flames
  • 14    Dr. Chambre died at Haverstraw
  • 15    house of Jos. Hyer, New Vernon, burned
  • 18    Francisco Sergies fatally injured on gravel train at Port Oram
  • 18    Daniel D. Briant, Cranetown, died
  • 21    Wm. Sayre died at Morristown
  • 23    Wm. Glover, Chester, died
  • 24    Terrible accident in Hacklebarney mine; Chas. Jones, Wm. Gulick and Chas. Zeek instantly killed
  • 31    Brotherton House at Mine Hill burned

September

  • 7      Selvin Condict, Boonton, committed suicide
  • 10    Only three wells in Chester contained water
  • 10    For week just ended thermometer ranged from 95-106 every day
  • 10    Jacob Guest fatally injured on railroad at German Valley
  • 19    President Garfield died; the news told in Dover by midnight bells
  • 19    Geo. Drayton, Boonton, killed on railroad at Hackensack
  • 20    House of Lewis Ketcher, Myerstown, burned
  • 22    Mr. Williams killed in Ever{?} mine, Mine Hill
  • 26    President Garfield buried; business suspended throughout the country andmemorial services held in the churches
  • 26    Barn of Mrs. Parker, Chester, burned
  • 30    Isaac Alward, Succasunna, died suddenly

October

  • 5      Jas. V. Bently, Morristown, died
  • 5      Wm. N. Spencer, Berkshire Valley, died
  • 5      John D. King, Port Oram died
  • 7      Mrs. M. Mills, Madison, aged 38, drops dead
  • 11    House of Mrs. Geo. Larison, Flanders, burned
  • 12    E.C. Tunis, postmaster of Madison, confirmed
  • 12    Luke Conney killed in Weldon mine
  • 15    Henry Atno, of Randolph, died
  • 19    Golden wedding of Judge and Mrs. Freeman Wood, of Dover
  • 20    Geo. W. Allen, Mt. Freedom, died
  • 20    David Baker, Dover, died
  • 21    Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Van Liew, Liberty Corner, died
  • 21    Farm building of John Schuyler, Bloomingdale, burned
  • 25    Andrew Compton and wife, Liberty Corner, died
  • 27    Nicholas Hart, Hibernia Mine, fatally injured

November

  • 1      Martin Slaght killed on Railroad at Port Morris
  • 9      Capt. Jas. Berryman killed in the mine at Hibernia

 

 

Interesting Facts

  • The first M.E. Church in Dover was built in 1838
  • Washington township was founded in the year 1798
  • Chester township was formed from Roxbury in 1799
  • The first house in Dover to be painted white was in 1841
  • The wife of ex-President Fillmore was a native of Morristown
  • In 1664 two men bought up all New Jersey for ten shillings
  • In 1795 Morristown was the only post town in Morris County
  • Rev. James Tuttle was the first clergyman settled at Parsippany in 1763
  • A militia company in Dover in 1833 was known as the Randolph cadets
  • In 1776 there was a school in Dover on the site of Vought & Killgore's store
  • The census taken last August showed 930 children of school age in Dover
  • The last year Port Oram furnace was ran it made nearly 18,000 tons of iron
  • Schooley's Mountain derived its name from Wm. Schooley, an early settler
  • Log school houses were erected at Pine Brook and Lowere Montville about 1760
  • A nest of tories made their headquarters at Rockaway Valley during the Revolution
  • The date of the settlement of Morristown is not certainly known, but it was about 1710
  • The first church in Morris County was the Presbyterian church at Whippany built in 1718
  • On Jan. 1st, 1781, the Pennsylvania troops of the volutionary army at Morristown revolted
  • In the war of the Revolution the village of Morristown numbered a population of about 250
  • The first Military Company in Morris County was formed at Whippany in 1775 under Capt. Morris
 

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