John R. Dalrymple
Morris Co. Up


Biographical and Genealogical History of Morris County New Jersey. Illustrated. Vol. I., Lewis Publishing Company, New York and Chicago, 1899

A well known and prominent citizen of Dover, Mr. DALRYMPLE was born in Hunterdon county, New Jersey, three miles east of the Delaware river, May 31 1857, and is the son of George E. and Elizabeth B. (BLOOM) DALRYMPLE. Both parents were born and reared in Hunterdon county, the mother's birth occurring on the old family homestead, now known as Huffdale, in 1820. Her father, Frederick BLOOM, was born in Hunterdon county, New Jersey, and died in the eighty-ninth year of age. The paternal grandfather of our subject was John R. DALRYMPLE, who was a native of New Jersey, but whose father was born in Scotland. George E. DALRYMPLE, father of our subject, was born in 1818 and died in 1895. His family numbered eight children, three sons and five daughters: Rev. Fuller P., a graduate of Princeton College New Jersey, and now a Presbyterian minister of Chester Illinois; Sylvester B., who was a soldier in the Civil war; Esther, who is residing in Esterdale, New Jersey; Catherine, who married Whitfield RITTENHOUSE, and resides on the old DALRYMPLE homestead; Susan, wife of William ROWETT, a resident of Dover; Nellie V., who married Joseph LEONARD; Lucretia B., who died at the age of nineteen years; and Lewis B., who died at the age of seven months.

In the county of his nativity John R. DALRYMPLE was reared, and to the common school system he is indebted for the educational privileges which he received. In 1885 he went to Warren county, New Jersey, where he entered the employ of Daniel F BEATTY, an organ manufacturer, with whom he remained for two years. In 1887 he secured a situation in the car shops of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Company, his service there covered a period of nine years, after which he engaged in the sales of pianos and organs in Dover, until 1894. He then formed a partnership with W.E. Van LIEU, under the firm of Van LIEU & DALRYMPLE, and after twelve months purchased his partner's interest. He is now conducting undertaking establishments in both Rockaway and Dover and is doing a good business.

In 1877 Mr. DALRYMPLE was united in marriage to Miss Ida M. EICK, a daughter of Andrew and Thisby (KLINE) EICK. They have one son and one daughter, William Derry and Gartha B. Mr. DALRYMPLE is a member of Acacia Lodge, No. 20, F. & A.M.; Royal Arcanum Lodge, No. 541; and No. 6, O.U.A.M., of Rockway, New Jersey. He and his wife hold membership in the Presbyterian church of Rockaway, and are people of the highest respectability, holding an enviable position in those circles where true worth and intelligence are received as the passports into good society. The prosperity which our subject has acquired results entirely from his own well-directed efforts. He is energetic, industrious and persevering, and has steadily advanced during his connection with various business interests.

Transcribed by Ida King


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