George W. Squire
Morris Co. Up

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

As a representative of one of the old Jersey families and a well-known resident of Madison, there is manifest propriety in according Mr. SQUIRES consideration in this compilation. He was born in the city which is still his home, on the 12th of November, 1860, his parents being George W. and Hulda (DAY) SQUIRES. The parents were both natives of Squiretown, Essex county, New Jersey, the father born July 30, 1825, and the mother born December 1, 1830. By this union were born four children:

  • Hattie E., born May 10, 1852;
  • John R., born December 27, 1854;
  • George W., of this review, and
  • Lillie G., born July 20, 1869.

The last named became the wife of D. MC DUGGAL, and Hattie married E. N. CONDIT. The father of this family was a carpenter by occupation, learning his trade in Newark, where he worked as a journeyman for some time. He then came to Madison, where he engaged in contracting and building and also conducted a livery stable, doing a good business. The records show that he also served as chief of police of Madison, and during the Civil war he loyally espoused the cause of the Union, going to the front as a member of the Fifth New Jersey Volunteer Infantry, in which he served for three years. His death occurred on the 7th of April, 1895, and his wife passed away on the 29th of April, 1888. The paternal grandparents of our subject, John R. and Abbie SQUIRES, were long residents of this state, where the grandfather followed the occupation of farming. He was born in 1802 and died July 11, 1880, while his wife, who was born in 1803, passed away September 20, 1849.

Spending the days of his boyhood and youth in Madison, the subject of this review attended the public schools and after attaining his majority he entered the employ of a transfer company in New York city, continuing in that position for seven years. He then returned to his native town and for twelve years has been in the employ of the express company at this point. He is one of the most faithful and trustworthy employees of the company, thoroughly reliable in all things and prompt in the discharge of his duties, while his uniform courtesy has made him one of the popular representatives of the corporation.

Mr. SQUIRES was married February 4, 1883, to Miss Hattie WATERS, a native of Madison and a daughter of John and Sarah (CARTER) WATERS, the former of Scotch descent and the latter belonging to one of the old families of New Jersey. Four children grace the union of our subject and his wife, as follows:

  • Edward, born August 7, 1885;
  • Mabel, born January 16, 1888;
  • Hattie, born November 2, 1891 and
  • Ruby, the youngest.

In his social elations Mr. SQUIRES is connected with the Order of Foresters and the Royal Arcanum, and is also a member of the Madison fire department.


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