Passaic County New Jersey
Genealogy and History
Obituaries and Death Notices


George L. Catlin
Source: Trenton Evening Times (Tuesday, 15 Dec. 1896) transcribed by FoFG mz
Paterson, N. J., Dec. 15. - George L. Catlin, who died at St. Luke's hospital, New York, yesterday, lived in this city, and was for sixteen years consul at Zurich, Switzerland. He was the author of many well known poems and sketches.

Charles Clark
January 18, 1882 - Charles Clark, aged 15 years, employed in Strang's silk mill, Paterson, while playing with a piece of rope dangling from a shaft, had the end of it whipped around his wrist and in an instant he was whirling about the shaft, which was revolving 150 times a minute. The machinery was stopped and the lad taken down, when it was found that his left foot was torn off and his other limbs terribly lacerated. Before physicians could be summoned he was dead. [Submitted by Shauna Williams]

Benjamin Coronti
Passaic, NJ - Benjamin Coronti is dead from shot given in street quarrel wit Cyenono Berneto. [The Stark County Democrat.(Canton, Ohio), November 23, 1906 - transcribed by KT FOFG]

Susan Davis
Source: Centinel of Freedom (Newark, NJ) Tuesday, 16 Nov. 1813; transcribed by FoFG mz
DIED - At Paterson, N. J. on the 30th of October, 1813, Mrs. Susan Davis, daughter of Col. Abraham Godwin of that place, in the 28th year of her age, after a severe illness of nearly eight weeks, which she bore with almost unexampled patience. In her, her parents and near relatives have lost a most affectionate daughter and sister, and her two dear little orphan children, a kind and tender mother.

John Derrick
Source: Trenton State Gazette (Tuesday, 20 Sept. 1881) transcribed by FoFG mz
John Derrick, of Jersey City, died in a saloon at Passaic on Friday. He appeared to have been on a prolonged spree, and had a bottle with him when he died.

The Rev. Father Joseph F. Dolan
PASSAIC, N. J., Oct. 30 - The Rev. Father Joseph F. Dolan of St. George's Roman Catholic Church, Lakeview, died to-day in the church rectory. He had been ill since last September. Father Dolan was born on Christmas Day, 1859. He was graduated from St. Francis College, Brooklyn, and Seton Hall College,
South Orange He was ordained May 30, 1885. He was appointed curate at St. Agnes's Church, Paterson, and after five years assumed charge of St. Michael's Parish. When St. George's Parish was founded fifteen years ago Father Dolan became pastor and had served in that capacity since.
(New York Times - October 31, 1912 - Submitted by Dale Donlon)

Sophia Jane Glass
Sophia Jane Glass was born at Patterson, New Jersey, April 14, 1824, and departed this life Feb. 10, 1911, at her home at Princeton, Ill.
Her early life was spend in her native state. Sept. 4, 1841, she was married to Lawrence Glass. To this union nine children were born, namely: Enoch Glass, Robert Glass, William Glass, George Glass, Sophia Jane Hyler, Ann Glass, Leah Glass and Harriet E. Walpole, all of whom survive with the exception of Ann and Leah dying in infancy and William Glass, who died some sixteen or seventeen years ago.
In the year 1855 she with her husband and children came to Illinois, settling on Hennepin Prairie and later moved to Hennepin, where she constantly resided until a year ago, when she moved to Princeton, Ill., where she passed away Feb. 10, 1911.
She has left to morn her death 26 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren.
The remains were brought to Hennepin Sunday afternoon and the funeral service was held from the M. E. church, of which the deceased had long been a member, at 2 o'clock p.m., conducted by the pastor J. B. Speaker, and was attended by a large concourse of relatives and sympathizing friends, who gathered to pay their last earthly tribute to a dear departed friend. Interment at Riverside cemetery by the side of departed loved ones.
- Contributed by Jack Henning

Mrs. Roy L. Glover
Source: Trenton Evening Times (Monday, 4 Jan. 1915) transcribed by FoFG mz
PATERSON, N. J., Jan. 4. - Word was received here today of the death in Nogales, Ariz., of Mrs. Roy L. Glover, the divorced wife of Vice Chancellor M. Lewis and Daniel De Villiers. The latter shot and killed Glover in San Francisco a year ago. Mrs. Glover was the daughter of Henry G. Campbell, of 592 Park Avenue, this city, of the brokerage firm of Henry G. Campbell & Company, 11 Wall Street, New York City.

Roy C. Harlan
Given Military Funeral
Chicago, Sept. 17. - Full military honors were accorded today to six of the men who were drowned last Sunday by the capsizing of a cutter in Lake Michigan. One officer and ten apprenticed seamen of the United States naval training station at North Chicago lost their lives In the accident.
Services were held over the bodies of William E. Antrobus, Indianapolis; Roy C. Harlan, Bloomingdale, N. J.; J. K. Lindsay, St. Louis; W. J. Southworth, Pittsburg; F. F, Winkler, Chicago, and John Wallace, Turner, Ind. After the ceremonies the bodies were sent to their homes.
Officers at the naval station said a formal inquiry scheduled for today would not be held until the other three missing bodies had been recovered. Search for them continues.
(The Washington Post - September 18, 1912 - Submitted by Dale Donlon)

Class of 1859 - JEDEDIAH KILBOURN HAYWARD. A.B., 1873. B. 13 Aug., 1835, Thetford, Vt. Judge Probate, N.Y., 1896. Lawyer. D. 5 July, 1909, Paterson, N.J.
Source is: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1908-1909, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.

Thomas G. Hughes
Source: Trenton Evening Times (Thursday, 11 Mar. 1915) transcribed by FoFG mz
PATERSON, March 11. - Thomas G. Hughes, 40, brother of United States Senator William Hughes, died yesterday in the Paterson General Hospital after an operation. His mother died ten days ago. At the age of 20 Mr. Hughes was one of the leading skaters and bicycle riders in the East. In 1890 he, with T. Simpson Standeven, took the tri-state fifty-mile cycle championship, defeating the best riders in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He leaves a widow and seven children.

Lillian Jackson
Source: Trenton Evening Times (Monday, 17 Aug. 1914) transcribed by FoFG mz
PATERSON, Aug. 17. - As a result of eating crabs while on her vacation in Asbury Park July 30, Miss Lillian Jackson, 18 years old, of 27 De Mott Avenue, Clifton, died of ptomaine poisoning yesterday at St. Joseph's Hospital.

Charles Joughin

Charles Joughin Rites Tomorrow; Titanic Survivor
Paterson Evening News, Monday 10 December 1956
A service for Charles Joughin, 78, of 574 E. 23rd St., who survived the sinking of the trans-Atlantic liner, Titanic, will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the R. Charles D. Legg and Sons Home for Funerals, 384 Broadway. The Rev. William L. Griffin, Jr., of St. Paul's Episcopal Church will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Cemetery. Visiting hours are after 7 tonight.

Mr. Joughin died yesterday at the Barnert Memorial Hospital. Born in Liverpool, England, he lived in Paterson about 35 years. He went to sea at the age of 11, and later became chief baker on various steamships. He was aboard the Titanic when it sank on its maiden voyage in April, 1912, after ramming an iceberg. He was also on the SS Oregon when it went to the bottom in Boston Harbor a number of years ago. Before retiring 12 years ago, he served on ships operated by the American Export Lines, as well as on World War II troop transports.

His wife, Mrs. Nellie Ripley Joughin, died in 1943. He leaves a daughter, Miss Agnes Joughin, of Liverpool, a stepdaughter, Mrs. Henry (Rose) Stoehr, of Paterson, and nieces and nephews.

[Paid Death Notice]

JOUGHIN---Entered into eternal rest in Paterson, Dec. 9, 1956, Charles, beloved husband of the late Nellie Ripley of 574 E. 23rd St. Funeral service Tuesday at the R. Charles D. Legg and Sons Home for Funerals, 384 Broadway 2 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Interment at Cedar Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call Monday after 7 p.m. Please omit flowers.

Class of 1895 - EMIL MAX PAUL LUCK. B. 16 Mar., 1869, Rosenthal, Germany. Physician. D. 7 Mar., 1906, Paterson, N.J.
Source is: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1905-1906, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.

William McGrogan
WILLIAM McGROGAN, 35 years old, prominent in Paterson, N. J., as an amateur actor, dropped dead of heart disease yesterday afternoon in front of 614 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City. He was at one time a resident of Jersey City, and took part in church entertainments there.
(New York Times - January 13, 1910 - Submitted by Dale Donlon)

Margaret Miller
Source: Trenton Evening Times (Monday, 27 June 1892) transcribed by FoFG mz
PATERSON, N. J., June 27. - Mrs. Margaret Miller, a widow, while sewing, accidentally upset a lighted lamp. The flames ignited her clothing and she was so badly burned that she died.

In Patterson, (N.J.) Mrs. Robertson, and her son Lewis R. both killed by lightening while sitting on a bed. A child in the bed (feathers being a non-conductor) escaped with small injury. Several persons in the house experienced a temporary deprivation of sense. [The Intelligencer (NH) June 21, 1810 -- Transcribed & Contributed by Nancy Washell]

Samuel B. Rutan
Middletown Daily Times-Press, Middletown New York
Thursday October 28, 1915
Transcribed by Shannon Thomas

Paterson, N.J., Oct 28

Citizens gathered at the home of Mrs. H. S. Sturr, 160 Lawrence place, Tuesday afternoon in large numbers, to attend the funeral service over the body of Samuel B. Rutan, the well known man of this city, who died last week at the residence of his daughter, Mrs John Voorhis, at Youngstown, Ohio, where the aged citizen had been on a prolonged visit.

Mr. Rutan was the brother of the late A. R. Rutan, the undertaker, and is survived by his widow and a family of five daughters and three sons. One of the daughters is Mrs. Daniel D. Vail, of Middletown. Many floral tributes surrounded the casket.

Rev. William J. Lonsdale, pastor of the Second Reformed Church, was the officiating clergyman. The interment was made in the family plot at Laurel Grove.

DR. HENRY VAN BLARCOM was born in the city of Paterson, April 11th, 1831. His parents were both of Dutch extraction, and descended from the first settlers of this region. He went to school in this place until about the age of sixteen, when he entered a classical school at Hackensack, New Jersey, where he remained about two years. He subsequently was two years in a drug store in New York, and then commenced the study of medicine with the late Dr. John Watson, of that city. He graduated at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, October, 1854, having previously been connected with the New York Hospital, as junior and senior walkers. Having remained there a year longer as house-surgeon, he commenced the practice of medicine in this place. In 1860, he married the daughter of George Green, Esq., of Nyack, N. Y., and soon obtained an extensive practice, which he retained until his death, which occurred suddenly from rupture of the right auricle of the heart, June 5th, 1869. Dr. Van Blarcom was a good practitioner, and entirely devoted to his profession. He was most unremitting in his attentions to his patients, and had considerable reputation as a Surgeon, in which department he practiced extensively. His practice was very onerous, extending far into the surrounding country, as well as throughout the city. His health became greatly impaired in consequence, and also as a result of a severe attack of typhus fever, which he suffered from a few years ago. He was social and very agreeable in his manner toward every one, which contributed in a great degree to his popularity as a physician, while he commanded the respect of this community in an eminent degree. This was particularly made evident upon the occasion of his demise, when his loss was most deeply deplored. He left a widow and two children. He was regular in his habits, of sterling integrity, a faithful friend, and a kind husband and father. [Source: Transactions of the Medical Society of New Jersey By Medical Society of New Jersey; 1868. Newark, N.J.; Printed at the Evening Courier Office, 309 Broad St. 1868, pg. 87-88, submitted by Michelle Byrd]

Col. Van Houten

Col. Van Houten, of the 21st New Jersey regiment, who fell while gallantly leading his men at Chancellorsville on the 3d of May, was buried with military honors at Patterson, N. J., on the 14th of May.
[Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, May 30, 1863 - Submitted by Candi H.]


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