Charles J. Newman
Morris Co. Up


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

A resident of Newfoundland, and engineer of the New York Transit Company, Mr. NEWMAN was born in Wyoming county, Pennsylvania, on the 28th of February, 1859, one of the eight children of Josiah and Mary (TINNEY) NEWMAN. His father was born in Wyoming county about sixty-two years ago, and lived a quiet, uneventful life, devoted to farm work. His children are:

  • Henry T.;
  • Amanda, wife of Nelson ROBERTS, of Montrose, Pennsylvania;
  • Charles J.;
  • Fred E., who resides at Black Walnut, Pennsylvania;
  • Ida, wife of Joseph PIERSON, of West Auburn, Pennsylvania;
  • Angie, wife of Harvey LOOMIS, of Wilkesbarre, Pennsylvania;
  • Ella, wife of Milton KIMBALL, of Wilkesbarre; and
  • Jennie, wife of Harty LEVIN, of Silvera, Pennsylvania.

When twenty years of age Charles J. NEWMAN entered the employ of Russell & Company, becoming one of their operatives in the lumber woods near Big Shanty, Pennsylvania. He left that work in 1880 and accepted a position on the pipe line of the New York Transit Company, starting at Corning, New York, as time-keeper or boarding boss, and followed the line through, to Saddle River, New Jersey. He spent one year in the employ of the New York, Susquehanna & Western Railroad Company, as a locomotive fireman, and then again entered the employ of the Transit Company. In 1881 he was returned to the station at Newfoundland to take a position as fireman, and in 1890 was promoted to the more lucrative and responsible position of engineer. Eighteen years connection with the company well indicates his fidelity to its interests and his prompt and faithful discharge of duty.

Mr. NEWMAN was married August 18, 1880, at Paterson, New Jersey, to Emma JENNINGS, of Newfoundland, Morris county, New Jersey. She was born February 26, 1860. By this union there were five children:

  • Frederick C.;
  • Bessie M.;
  • Ethel B.;
  • Blanche, who died in early life; and
  • Ruth.

Mr. NEWMAN is a member of the M. E. church of Newfoundland, where the family attend worship. Mr. NEWMAN has become a good and worthy citizen of Newfoundland, and he has done much to improve the village. In 1896 he purchased two and one-fourth acres of ground and erected thereon a handsome and convenient house and made other improvements. He takes an earnest interest in the good and welfare of the community. He was prominently concerned in advocating the grading and macadamizing of the public road from Newfoundland to Butler, thus insuring one of the best roads and most romantic highways in the northern part of New Jersey.

Mr. NEWMAN has taken quite an active interest in local politics and is one of the county executive committee of the Republican party, representing Jefferson township.

This biography was scanned and contributed by Catherine Smith DeMayo.


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