Morris County's Miners

Illustration of a mining compound

According to the Encyclopedia of New Jersey (2004), the earliest miners in New Jersey were Dutch and English (primarily Welsh), migrating to the new world in the 1700s. The mineral riches were sent back to Europe and the reputation of vast resources helped establish New Jersey’s importance to the mining industry.

Later, the Irish, followed by eastern European peoples came to dominate Morris County’s mining labor force.

History records the names of the mining barons, but seldom is the miner remembered. The names of miners were gathered from census data in Morris County; please note in 1880, the census for Teabo Mine makes a distinction between “Works in Mine” and “Miner”. The distinction in labor has not been deciphered but included as part of the population making a living from the mines. Also included, those who made their living in service to miners: shop keepers, physicians, contractors.

Vestiges of mining history-in particular Iron mining-remain in Morris County.

Rockaway Township’s motto is “Iron Spirit”, and its emblem is an anvil.

Icon of an anvil

Established in 1923, breaking away from Randolph Township, “Mine Hill” was selected as the name for the new municipality.

The previous municipal Mine Hill seal reflected its history, depicting mining implements:

Mine Hill Township seal

The historic preservation and archeological examination of the mining industry remnants may assist in understanding the process of production and shed light on the employees’ lives.

The Town of Boonton, which owes its very existence to The Boonton Ironworks, constructed in 1830, has undertaken preservation and study of the former site, receiving a Morris County Historic Preservation grant in 2021.

Boonton Ironworks

The Hibernia District:

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The Hibernia Branch of the Rockaway Township Library.

The Hibernia district is representative of a 19th century iron mining village. The Hibernia Church (now library) is the most visually intact building in the district. The church was built in 1869 with funds contributed by The Andover Iron Company, the Glendon Iron Company and the mercantile firm of Richards, Beach and Company. The lot itself was donated by Mr. Beach.

It is reported that ore was mined from the Hibernia Furnace as early as 1722. In 1765 the “Adventure Furnace”, later known as Hibernia Furnace, was built by Samuel Ford and supplied shot and ordinance for the Continentals during the Revolutionary War. By the 19th century, the furnace and iron works were destroyed, yet the Hibernia ores prompted development of a number of surrounding mines. Throughout the 19th century, Hibernia was one of the greatest centers of the New Jersey Iron Industry. The village expanded into Lower Hibernia and eastward toward Split Rock and Meriden. After WWII when the Hibernia mines were abandoned, so was most of the village.

Thank you, Rockaway Township Free Public Library

 

Below is a link to the New Jersey Geological Information App. One layer lists abandoned mines in the state.
NJ Geology Information App (arcgis.com)

This compilation of those who made their living from the mining industry is by no means complete. 

If you have information you would like to share, photos, corrections, or additions to this list, please contact Jan Williams at [email protected].

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* Denotes died in mining accident.

The article below illustrates the risks miners faced daily, on one occasion, losing their clothes and boots.

Newspaper clipping: Fire at Hurd Mine. About 9 o clock last Friday morning, a young man employed in the drying house at the Hurd mine set a pail of tar on the stove to thaw...before he got back, the tar boiled over and set fire to the building, which was burned to the ground.

Dover Iron Era, March 17, 1893

Edmond Allen:

Born Ireland c. 1842. In 1860 he resides in Jefferson.

James Allen:

Born Ireland c. 1835. In 1860, he resides in Jefferson.

John Allen:

Born Ireland c. 1838. In 1860, he resides in Jefferson.

Thomas Allen:

Born Ireland c. 1838. In 1860, he resides in Jefferson.

John Andrew:

Born England c. 1833. In 1860, he resides in Jefferson.

*Samuel Anderson:

Newspaper clipping: Fatal Mine Accident.

Dover Iron Era, November 14, 1902

John Anderson:

Born New Jersey c. 1840. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

James Ash:

Born Ireland c. 1827. Resided in Boonton. Died c. 1883

Ash's name in a census log

George Austin:

Born England c. 1833. In 1860 he resides in Jefferson.

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* Denotes died in mining accident.

*Charles Bairnatz:

A Wharton resident, Mr. Bairnatz was killed in the Glen Iron Mine February 10, 1923.

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NY Times, February 11, 1923

Thank you, Mr. Dan Lopez

Henry Barnes:

Henry Barnes' obituary

Dover Iron Era, December 16, 1904

*George Barton:

Killed at Hibernia Mine, age 20, June 6, 1890. Buried First Presbyterian Church.

Thank you, Robert W. Nichols, Sexton, Rockaway Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway, New Jersey.

*Samuel Bayles:

Newspaper clipping: Mining Accidents. Bracining timers...gave way and fell to the bottom, a distance of about 20 feet. Bayles was killed instantly.

The Morris County Chronicle, August 13, 1880

*Everett Belphage/Ernest E. Bellrage:

Killed Hibernia Mine, age 23. Buried First Presbyterian February 23, 1887.

Newspaper clipping: Belirage was crushed to death by a fall of rock in the mine last Monday night.

The Morris County Chronicle, February 26, 1887

Newspaper clipping: Two Miners Killed at Hibernia.

Dover Iron Era, February 26, 1887

Thank you, Robert W. Nichols, Sexton, Rockaway Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway, New Jersey.

Monmouth H. Benson:

Civil War veteran. Born in Chester, New Jersey c. 1820 in 1860, he works as a “contractor in Mine” living in Jefferson. Benson enlisted during the Civil War, serving with Co K 27th NJ Vol.

Benson's obituary

Thomas C. Benson:

Born New Jersey c. 1836. Son of Monmouth Benson, he resides in Jefferson in 1860.

*James Berryman:

Killed at Hibernia Mine, age 43. Buried at Rockaway First Presbyterian January 31, 1881.

Newspaper clipping: Sad Accident at Hibernia.

Dover Iron Era, November 9, 1881

Thank you, Robert W. Nichols, Sexton, Rockaway Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway, New Jersey.

Thank you, William “Bill” Woolley

*Freddie Bidgood:

Killed at Mount Hope Mine, age 14. Buried First Presbyterian April 28, 1883.

Newspaper clipping: The funeral services of Freddie Bidgood were conducted at the M.E. Church on Saturday.

Dover Iron Era, May 5, 1883

Thank you, Robert W. Nichols, Sexton, Rockaway Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway, New Jersey

Andrew Birmingham:

Born in Ireland, March 1846. In 1900, he resides in Randolph, occupation Miner, Iron.

John Birmingham:

Born in Ireland, June 1835. In 1900, he resides in Randolph, occupation Miner, Iron.

*Hudson Blanchard:

Killed at Hibernia Mine, age 47. Cemetery records indicate Mr. Blanchard was disinterred from First Presbyterian.

Newspaper clipping: Hudson Blanchard was killed Wednesday morning in the works of the Boonton Iron and Steal Company.

Dover Iron Era, March 27, 1903

Thank you, Robert W. Nichols, Sexton, Rockaway Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway, New Jersey

Thomas W. Boon:

Born Maryland c. 1853. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

James P. Borlace:

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Dover Advance, March 9, 1903

*Reuben Boswarick:

Killed at Hibernia Mine, age 38, buried on June 24, 1880, in First Presbyterian Cemetery.

Thank you, Robert W. Nichols, Sexton, Rockaway Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway, New Jersey.

Charles Bowden:

Born April, 1862, England. In 1900, he resides in Port Oram and is an iron ore miner.

Owen Brady:

Born Ireland c. 1835. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

*Richard Branch: 

Born in England in 1856. Worked at Richard Mine. Died June 26, 1902 at age 46.  Mr. Branch is buried in Orchard Street Cemetery, Dover, New Jersey.

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Dover Iron Era, June 27, 1902

Thank you, Mr. Paul Wood, Orchard Street Gatehouse Historical Association.

Thank you, Mr. Dan Lopez (see NY Times, June 27, 1902 in Misc. section)

William Brint:

Born in England c. 1820. In 1860 he resides in Jefferson.

*Patrick Brislow:

Newspaper clippings: Four Men Buried Alive.

Dover Iron Era, September 7, 1878 The Morris County Chronicle, September 7, 1878

Elijah Brotherton:

Obituary of Brotherton's wife, Rebecca, which mentions Elijah Brotherton

Dover Iron Era, November 27, 1891

Dorastus L. Bryant:

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Dorastus L. Bryant was a prominent resident of Randolph and very active in township affairs. He was born in 1840, the son of Samuel C. Bryant, a local farmer who also operated a general store and cider distillery on Sussex Turnpike near Park Ave. Dorastus got his education in local schools and by working in his father's businesses, which he took over after his father's death in 1866. The height of the iron mining boom was underway when Bryant opened the Bryant Mine in 1868 on property south of Sussex Turnpike and west of Canfield Ave. The mine operated until 1890 when most of the Randolph mines closed. Cheaper ore became available from the Lake Superior region of the country. The Bryant Mine operated intermittently from 1868 to 1890 when it closed. The maximum output was 22,400 tons during the period 1876-1880. There were 5 independent shafts; one of the slopes was 735 feet in length. Remnants of the mine remain visible today, including a mine shaft, machine foundations, surface depressions, both shallow and deep that run in a line from Morris Turnpike to Sussex Turnpike, waste mine rock piles, and a cave.

The Iron Mining Industry of Randolph, New Jersey Excerpts from "Randolph, New Jersey Remembrances" by Robert J. Baptista, 2021

Timothy Buckley:

Born Ireland c. 1842. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

John Burke:

Burke's name in a census log

Born Ireland c. 1841. Resided in Rockaway. Died c. 1884

William Burke:

Born Ireland c. 1833. In 1860 he resides in Jefferson.

William Burnett:

Born England c. 1844. In 1880, Miner, Teabo Mine.

James Burns:

Born Ireland c. 1824. Resided in Randolph. Died c. 1884.

Burns' name in a census log

Michael Burns:

Born Ireland c. 1855. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

*Joseph Burroughs:

Killed at Mt. Hope Mine, age 29. Buried First Presbyterian Rockaway, January 25, 1888.

Thank you, Robert W. Nichols, Sexton, Rockaway Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway, New Jersey.

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* Denotes died in mining accident.

William Callahan:

Born Ireland c. 1824. In 1860 he resides in Jefferson.

Silvanus Carbis:

Born England c. 1859. Miner in Teabo Mine, 1880. Boards with the Sincock family.

James Carman:

Born Ireland c. 1822. In 1860, he resides in Jefferson.

Owen Carman:

Born Ireland c. 1835. His father is James Carman, Miner. In 1860, he resides in Jefferson.

Sylvester B. Carr:

Born in New Jersey c. 1832. In 1860 he resides in Jefferson.

William Cashen:

Born Ireland c. 1838. In 1860, he resides in Jefferson.

Horace Castmore:

Civil War veteran. Born in New Jersey, October, 1835. In 1860, he resides in Jefferson. On August 2, 1861, Horace enlisted in Co. A, 2nd NY Cavalry. Corporal Castmore was discharged September 3, 1864. He died May 14, 1893.

Newspaper clipping: Mr. Horace Castmore died on Sunday afternoon.

Dover Iron Era, May 19, 1893

James Castmore:

Born in New Jersey c. 1810. In 1860, he resides in Jefferson.

*David Caufield:

Newspaper clipping: Fatal Termination of an Accident. Died from injuries received in shaft 25 of the Baker slope, Mine Hill, about a week previous.

Dover Iron Era, December 4, 1880

William E. Chamberlain:

Born United States c. 1867. Resided Jefferson. Died c. 1883, age 16.

Chamberlain's name in a census log

*John Champion:

Killed at Hibernia Mine, age 45. Buried First Presbyterian Rockaway, April 26, 1888.

Thank you, Robert W. Nichols, Sexton, Rockaway Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway, New Jersey.

*Philip H. Champion

A carpenter in the mines. Last known residence Jefferson Township. He died August 5, 1880 in a mining accident.

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Dover Iron Era, August 7, 1880.

Newspaper clipping: Mining Accidents.

The Morris County Chronicle, August 13, 1880

Thank you, Mr. Paul Wood, Orchard Street Gatehouse Historical Association.

*Thomas S. Champion:

Born in Cornwall, c. 1838.

Died April 13, 1879, 18 hours after he was wounded a mine blast.

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Dover Iron Era, April 19, 1879.

Thank you, Mr. Paul Wood, Orchard Street Gatehouse Historical Association.

William L. Champion:

Champion's obituary

Dover Advance, September 7, 1903 Dover Iron Era, September 4, 1903

*John Choraba:

Newspaper clipping: Two miners Killed at Hibernia.

Dover Iron Era, February 26, 1887

Choraba and...was crushed to death by a fall of rock in the mine last Monday night.

The Morris County Chronicle, February 26, 1887

*Richard H. Collict:

Born England c. 1851

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Dover Iron Era, June 27, 1902

Thank you, Mr. Paul Wood, Orchard Street Gatehouse Historical Association.

Thank you, Mr. Dan Lopez (see NY Times, June 27, 1902 in Misc. section)

Henry Collins:

Born in Cornwall, England c. 1804.

Died of Phthisis April 18, 1885 in Rockaway Township.

Occupation Miner

Thank you, Mr. Paul Wood, Orchard Street Gatehouse Historical Association.

John Henry Collins:

Collins born in Cornwall England in 1831. Died in Port Oram on February 12, 1902 of Influenza.

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Dover Iron Era, February 14, 1902

Thank you, Mr. Paul Wood, Orchard Street Gatehouse Historical Association.

*Michael Compus

Killed at Hibernia Mine, October 19, 1911.

Thank you, Mr. Dan Lopez (see NY Times article October 21, 1911 under Misc. section)

Jack Connel

Newspaper clipping: A miner named Jack Connel, while unloading buckets at the mouth of the Orchard mine shaft, Port Oram, a few days ago, lost his footing and fell a distance of 100 feet, but climbed out unhurt, save for a few bruises.

The Morris County Chronicle, November 26, 1887

James Connelly:

Born in Ireland c. 1810. In 1860, he lives in Jefferson.

James D. Connelly:

Born in Ireland c. 1832. In 1860, he lives in Jefferson.

William Connelly:

Born in New Jersey c. 1840. In 1860, he lives in Jefferson with James Connelly.

Owen Connelly:

Born in New Jersey c. 18443. In 1860, he lives in Jefferson with James Connelly.

*John Cook:

Cook's obituary

Dover Iron Era, May 12, 1877

According to First Presbyterian cemetery records, Mr. Cook was the first burial in the indigent lot, occupying grave number one.

Several of the miners killed in various mining accidents are buried in this lot (located near the cemetery’s garage.)

Thank you, Robert W. Nichols, Sexton, Rockaway Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway New Jersey.

John Cook:

Born c.  1839 and died September 25, 1892 in Randolph Township.

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Dover Iron Era, September 30, 1892.

Thank you, Mr. Paul Wood, Orchard Street Gatehouse Historical Association

Moses Coombs:

Moses Combs (1753-1834). Moses Combs operated an iron mine nearby on Combs Avenue. Combs Hollow, as well as the larger area of Ironia, had population growth due to the need for iron workers. Many of the workers were immigrants from England or Ireland with some of the single male miners boarding with local families.

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The Iron Mining Industry of Randolph, New Jersey Excerpts from "Randolph, New Jersey Remembrances" by Robert J. Baptista, 2021

Thomas Cosgrove:

Born Ireland c. 1848. Resided Randolph. Died 1883.

Cosgrove's name in a census log

*Marshall/Morris Coursen:

Born April 6, 1858. Died in a mining accident September 4, 1878. The same accident killed John Ryan. Marshall was buried in the First Presbyterian Church cemetery, Rockaway.

Newspaper clipping: Four men Buried Alive.

The Morris County Chronicle, September 7, 1878

Thank you, Robert W. Nichols, Sexton, Rockaway Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway, New Jersey.

James Crossman:

In 1880, the New Jersey census gives his employment as Miner.

Crossman's obituary

Dover Iron Era, July 31, 1903

Patrick Cullan:

Born Ireland c. 1820. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

Thomas Cullen:

Born Ireland c. 1840. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

James Culligan:

Born Ireland c. 1830. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

John Culney:

Born Ireland c. 1845. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

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* Denotes died in mining accident.

*George Daddow:

Killed while working in a mine, Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, aged 19. Buried First Presbyterian, Rockaway, July 27,

1894.

Thank you, Robert W. Nichols, Sexton, Rockaway Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway, New Jersey.

*Albert David:

Born Hungary. Died in the Richard Mine accident, June 26, 1902.

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Dover Iron Era, June 27, 1902

Thank you, Mr. Dan Lopez (see NY Times, June 27, 1902 in Misc. section)

John Dawe:

Born England c. 1842. In 1880, Miner, Teabo Mine.

Edward Daniel:

Born England c. 1848. Resided Rockaway. Died c. 1883

Daniel's name in a census log

*Reuben C. Date:

Newspaper clipping: Fatal Accident at Richard Mine.

Dover Iron Era, September 3, 1897

Thank you, Robert W. Nichols, Sexton, Rockaway Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway, New Jersey.

Carl R. Dean, Sr.

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Born in Mt. Arlington, NJ, Mr. Dean had lived in Dover and Roxbury Twp. before moving to Randolph.

Son of the late Raymond and Elizabeth (Lawrey) Dean, Carl served in the United States Army during WWII.

He had worked as a Miner in the Rockaway mines. He later worked as a loading dock specialist for Tredway Express for 20 years and then worked at the Randolph Township Recycling Center for many years until his retirement. 

https://www.morriscountynj.gov/Departments/Planning-and-Preservation/Cultural-Resources-Survey/WWII

WWII on the Home Front. The long-abandoned mines served as air raid shelters in WWII.

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NY Times, June 27, 1942.

Thank you, Mr. Dan Lopez

Edward F. DeCamp:

Newspaper clipping: DeCamp, for many years connected with the mining interests of this county, is now at Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The Morris County Chronicle, June 10, 1881

*Robert DeGraw:

Newspaper clipping: Terrible Accident at Hibernia.

Dover Iron Era, September 12, 1890.

John Deit:

Born in England c. 1837. In 1860 he resides in Jefferson.

John Demorest:

Born New Jersey c. 1860. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

William H. Denis:

Born England c. 1854. Resided Randolph. Died c. 1883.

Denis' name in a census log

Patrick Dewin:

Born Ireland c. 1857. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine, alongside his father, Richard.

Richard Dewin:

Born Ireland c. 1832. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

Mahlon Dickerson:

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Portrait of Judge M. Dickerson, Monmouth County Historical Association.

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New Jersey's first iron mine, dating to 1713, was located in old Randolph which included Dover, Mine Hill, Wharton and Victory Gardens. Today the long closed mine is in Mine Hill. It was first called Suckasunny Mine, meaning "black rock" in the Lenni Lenape Indian language, an allusion to the magnetite deposits. It later became the Dickerson Mine after Jonathan Dickerson bought the property in 1779. The mine supplied much of the iron ore used to make weapons for the Revolutionary War. Dickerson's son Mahlon took over the mine in 1810. Mahlon Dickerson was governor of New Jersey from 1815 to 1817. On nearby land, he built an estate "Ferro Monte" ("Iron Mountain"). No longer standing, it was known for its beautiful gardens and a library of rare books. During the early 1800s the mine was profitable with a workforce of 8-10 men, mostly of English descent. The operation grew as iron demand increased in the Industrial Revolution and by 1850 about 40 men, mostly of Irish descent, were employed. The area of Mine Hill became known as Irishtown. After Mahlon Dickerson’s death in 1853, his heirs established the Dickerson Suckasunny Mining Company, which owned the Dickerson, King, Black Hills, and Canfield Mines in Morris County. The Dickerson Mine was one of the largest iron mines in New Jersey. It did not operate continuously but produced an estimated 1,000,000 tons of ore over its long history.

The Iron Mining Industry of Randolph, New Jersey Excerpts from "Randolph, New Jersey Remembrances" by Robert J. Baptista, 2021

Anthony Dobbins:

Born Ireland c. 1830. In 1860 he resides in Jefferson.

Edward Dorsey:

Born Ireland c. 1853. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

John Dorsey:

Born Ireland c. 1835. In 1860 he resides in Jefferson.

*Andrew Dudacziek:

Newspaper clipping: Death Came From Above.

Dover Iron Era, April 1, 1904

Henry Duffy:

Duffy's obituary.

Dover Iron Era, August 8, 1902

Richard Dyever (?):

Born Ireland c. 1823. Resided Rockaway. Died 1883.

Dyever's name in a census log

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* Denotes died in mining accident.

James Edsall:

Born New Jersey c. 1861. In 1880, Rockaway Township, he is a border in the home of Theodore Earles, working in an iron mine.

*David B. Estler:

Killed at Hibernia Mine, August 4, 1886, age 40. Buried Rockaway First Presbyterian August 6.

Notice of Estler's death

Dover Iron Era, August 7, 1886

Thank you, Robert W. Nichols, Sexton, Rockaway Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway, New Jersey.

*George Everman:

Killed at Hibernia Mine, age 43. Buried First Presbyterian April 9, 1899.

Everman's obituary

Dover Iron Era, April 14, 1899

Thank you, Robert W. Nichols, Sexton, Rockaway Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway, New Jersey.

*George Everman, Jr.:

Killed at Hibernia Mine, age 57. Died May 9, 1906.

Thank you, Robert W. Nichols, Sexton, Rockaway Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway, New Jersey.

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* Denotes died in mining accident.

James Farley:

Born Ireland c. 1825. In 1860 he resides in Jefferson.

Patrick Finley:

Finley's obituary

Dover Iron Era, March 4, 1904

Mr. Finley is buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Dover.

John Finigan:

Born New Jersey, c. 1853. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

John Fitzgibbons:

Born Ireland c. 1834. In 1860 he resides in Jefferson.

James Flahriaty:

Born Ireland c. 1852. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

*Arthur Flatt:

Newspaper clipping: Arthur Flatt, of Hurdtown, aged 34 years, who was killed at the Rossi Mines in New York State on Wednesday of last week, was buried at Hurdtown on Sunday.

Dover Iron Era, January 20, 1905

James Flatt:

Born in New Jersey c. 1834. In 1860, he resides in Jefferson.

William Fleming:

Born Ireland c. 1848. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

Peter Flynn:

Born Ireland c. 1828. In 1860 he lives in Jefferson.

Richard Fregans:

Born in England c. 1838, he lives in Mt. Hope as a miner.

James Furlong:

Born Ireland, c. 1852, In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

Michael Furlong:

Born Ireland c. 1840. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

Group of miners in work clothes

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* Denotes died in mining accident.

Dennis Gallagher:

Born Ireland c. 1835. In 1860 he resides in Jefferson.

*John Geisik, Jr.:

Killed Mt. Hope Mine, age, 20, February 8, 1916.

Thank you, Robert W. Nichols, Sexton, Rockaway Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway, New Jersey.

James Gill:

Born England c. 1818. Resided Randolph. Died c. 1883.

Gill's name in a census log

Richard Graham:

Born in Ireland c. 1815, in 1860, resides in Jefferson.

*Richard Gray:

Killed at Mt. Hope Mine, aged 46. Buried First Presbyterian, Rockaway March 10, 1887.

Newspaper clipping: A Miner Killed at Mount Hope.

Dover Iron Era, March 12, 1887

Thank you, Robert W. Nichols, Sexton, Rockaway Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway, New Jersey.

Philip Green:

Green's obituary.

Dover Iron Era, March 13, 1903

I.O.O.F. = Independent Order of Odd Fellows

K. of P. = Knights of Pythias

I.O.R.M. = Improved Order of Red Men

John Gribble:

Civil War veteran. Born England July 31, 1840. On June 22, 1861, Long Island, Mr. Gribble enlisted in New York’s 42nd Infantry, Co. C. as a Corporal. Discharged for disability on March 19, 1863 at Falmouth, Virginia. By 1880, Mr. Gribble is working in Teabo Mine.

In 1886, Mr. Gribble files for an Invalid pension, which was granted. By 1900, he resides in Boonton employed as an “Engineer” (Railroad or Mining is not indicated.) Mr. Gribble died March 13, 1906 and was buried March 15, 1906 in First Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway.

His wife, Rachel, filed for a widow’s pension March 23, 1906.

*Charles Guest:

Killed at Mt. Hope Mine, age 20. Buried First Presbyterian, Rockaway, September 5, 1886.

Thank you, Robert W. Nichols, Sexton, Rockaway Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway, New Jersey.

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* Denotes died in mining accident.

*James Hall:

Killed at Hibernia Mine. Buried First Presbyterian May 29, 1898.

Thank you, Robert W. Nichols, Sexton, Rockaway Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway, New Jersey.

* John Halloran:

Article about Halloran's passing, and a card of thanks from his family, thanking the community for their support.

Rockaway Record, January 4, 1900 Rockaway Record, January 11, 1900

William J. Ham:

Born England c. 1845. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

Andrew Hanson:

Born Sweden c. 1838. Resided Rockaway. Died c. 1883.

Hanson's name on a census log

William Harlem:

Born in Ireland c. 1832. In 1860 he resides in Jefferson.

*George Harper:

Killed at Hibernia Mine, age 67. Buried First Presbyterian November 26, 1891.

Thank you, Robert W. Nichols, Sexton, Rockaway Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway, New Jersey.

James Harper:

Newspaper clipping: And accident occured at the Baker mine by the breaking of a bucket chain, letting the bucket back into the shapt. A piece of ore from the descending vessel struck Mr. James Harper, knowcking him senseless. He has recovered sufficiently to be arround.

Dover Iron Era, June 15, 1872

*Andrew Harrick/Hanyke:

Killed at Hibernia Mine, age 43. Buried Rockaway First Presbyterian July 23, 1884.

Newspaper clipping: A Miner Killed at Hibernia. Andrewy Hanyke...met his death by a fall on Tuesday afternoon.

Dover Iron Era, July 26, 1884

Thank you, Robert W. Nichols, Sexton, Rockaway Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway, New Jersey.

*James Harris:

Killed Hibernia Mine, age 40. Buried First Presbyterian, June 11, 1895.

Thank you, Robert W. Nichols, Sexton, Rockaway Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway, New Jersey.

Dr. P. A. Harris:

Article about Dr. Harris and his business card.

Dover Iron Era, April 5, 1873

Thomas Harris:

Born England c. 1822. In 1880, Miner, Teabo Mine.

*Timothy Hart:

Newspaper clipping: Walking Boss Dies in Hospital.

Dover Iron Era, April 7, 1905

A.O.H. = Ancient Order of Hibernians

Michael Hayes:

Born Ireland c. 1835. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

Frederick Helms:

Born New Jersey c. 1840. In 1860, he resides in Jefferson.

Peter Delaney Henderson, Jr:

Civil War veteran Co. E, 11th NJ

Henderson's obituary

Dover Iron Era, August 8, 1902

G.A.R. = Grand Army of the Republic

John E. Heslin:

Heslin's obituary

Dover Iron Era, October 7, 1904 Dover Iron Era, October 7, 1904

Newspaper clipping: Michael Heslin and family, of Cripple Creak, CO, were in town this week.

Dover Iron Era, October 7, 1904

Joseph H. Hiler

Civil War veteran

Born c. 1826, New Jersey. In the 1860 Rockaway Township census, he is a farmer in the 1880 Boonton census his occupation is listed as “Mining Engineer”.

Corporal Co. B, 27th NJ (Enlistment/Discharge dates unknown.) The 1880 census indicates he is a mining engineer.

Joseph Hiler died November 4, 1913, his burial location is unknown as of 2021.

Joseph H. Hiler, formerly of Boonton, died at the home of his son Harry in Roselle Park, last week, aged 87 years.

The Boonton Weekly Bulletin, November 20, 1913

*Joseph Hill:

Killed in Mt. Hope Mine, age 19. Buried First Presbyterian Rockaway, December 30, 1888.

Thank you, Robert W. Nichols, Sexton, Rockaway Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway, New Jersey.

*Anthony H. Odgers (Misidentified as Hodges):

Anthony H. Odgers. Born in Cornwall. Died from injuries received in a mining accident. Buried December 5, 1880 in First Presbyterian cemetery. After Mr. Odgers death in the mines, his widow was unable to support her family so the Odgers children were committed to the Morris County Children's Home. 

Odgers' death certificate.

Thank you, Robert W. Nichols, Sexton, Rockaway Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway, New Jersey. Thank you, Ms. Holly Odgers, great, great granddaughter of Anthony H. Odgers

Stephen Hogan:

Born Ireland c. 1820. In 1860 he resides in Jefferson.

Morris Holly:

Born Ireland c. 1830. In 1860 he resides in Jefferson.

*Jesse Hopkins:

Jesse Hopkins, aged 28 years, who was injured at work putting in a runner at the Wharton iron mines, at Hibernia, last Thursday night, and who was taken to All Soul's Hospital in Morristown, Friday noon, died from the effects of his wounds Sunday Night.

The Boonton Weekly Bulletin, November 2, 1899

*Pal/Paul Hornyak:

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Boonton Weekly Bulletin, January 25, 1912

Mr. Hornyak is buried in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Rockaway Township. 

* James Howard:

Newspaper clipping: Killed at Richard Mine.

Rockaway Record, April 12, 1900

Schematics showing the elevation and interior of Richard Mine.

Fred Hulmes:

Fred Hulmes, one of the victims of the mine accident at Hibernia, is still in a critical condition. His wife is bordering on insanity, caused by the shock, and will no doubt have to be taken to the Morris Plains hospital.

Dover Advance, July 23, 1903

Foreman Harvey Shaw was killed in this accident.

Fleming Hunter:

Born Canada c. 1837. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

Daniel Hurd:

Born February 24, 1762, and resident of Rockaway. He served as a Private in the Morris County Militia

In 1790, Mr. Hurd began the Hurdtown Mine.

Mr. Hurd died in Sussex County, New Jersey on March 29, 1835 and is buried there in the Sparta Cemetery.

Thank you, Daughters of the American Revolution, Morristown chapter.

James Hyde:

Born in Ireland c. 1825. In 1860 he resides in Jefferson.

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* Denotes died in mining accident.

*John Jacobs:

Killed in Huff (Hoff) Mine.

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Dover Advance, January 21, 1904

Andrew Jakins:

Born Scotland c. 1826. In 1860, he resides in Jefferson.

Reverend John Rhys Jenkins:

Born in Carmarthenshire, Wales on June 7, 1828 he worked as a miner and part-time minister at the Richard Mine. Eventually, Jenkins would become a spiritual leader in the Welsh Presbyterian Church. Rev. Jenkins died December 31, 1874 and he is buried in Orchard Street Cemetery, Dover. His stone is engraved “Erected by his patriotic friends.”

Jenkins' gravestone

Thank you, Mr. Paul Wood, Orchard Street Gatehouse Historical Association.

Excerpts below from Charles D. Platt’s Dover History, published in 1914 regarding Rev. Jenkins:

Eighth Article from the Dover Church News for October Two churches in this vicinity were once closely connected with the Dover Presbyterian: the Mine Hill church, and the Welsh church at the Richard Mine. The following account of them and of their relation to this church, is taken with very litle alteration from the published writings of Rev. B. C. Megie Before the year 1860 the spot where the village of Port Oram now stands was not more important than other farm and wood land, except where the road crosses, the canal. This was a central point for the shipment of iron ore from the numerous mines in the neighboring hills, and weigh scales had been put there by the Thomas Iron Works. Attached to the weigh scales was a room in which the Welsh people fof this part of the country used to meet to hear the Gospel preached. About the Year 1850, many Welshmen were employed in and around the mines of Mount Pleasant and Mine Hill, among whom was a Welsh preacher, John R. Jenkins. He hhad not had charge ofa congregation, but on Sundays had held religious services among his countrymen, in their own language, while he devoted the rest of the week to mining. After a few years Mr. Jenkins removed to Ohio; and in 1859 the little congregation united with the Presbyterian church of Dover. ‘This movement seemed to require an enlargement of the Dover church. An architect was consulted, and plans were made, but the expense would have been so great that it was considered wiser to build 2 new church, Nothing was actually done to provide room for the growing Congregation until about ten years later, Im the mean time Mr. Jenkins returned to New Jersey and resumed his preaching in the Welsh tongue. The Crane Iron Company, which had Welshmen in it, sent from Pennsylvania a frame, doors, windows, and roofing for a church, and the Welsh people put it up close by the Richard Mine On the second day of November, 1860, twenty-eight members of the Presbyterian church of Dover took their letiers of dismissal, and were con Stituted the Welsh Presbyterian church of Richard Mine. The Rev. John R. Jenkins Sras ordained and installed pastor, by the Presbytery of Rockaway: This was the first church built for the benefit of the miners. During the period when John R. Jenkins resided in Ohio, the late Pearce Rogers, then a young Englishman engaged in mining, conducted religious services in the school house at Mine Hill, and drew around him a goodly congregation. There was a propserous Sunday school, under the superintendence of Mr. David Jenkins. Prayer meetings were held Sunday evenings, conducted by Mr. Jenkins and Mr. Rogers, the former an elder and the latter a deacon of the Dover Presbyterian Church. The pastor of the Dover church often preached in the school house. In 1871 the Presbytery of Morris and Orange licensed. Mr. Rogers to preach. On May 27 1874, twenty-four members of the church of Dover received their letter OF dismissal and were constituted the Presbyterian Church of Mine Hill, by a Committee consisting of Rev. B.C Megie, Rev. Albert Erdman. and Rey. I. W. Cochran of the Presbytery of Morris snd Orange. The Rev. Pearce Rogers was ondained and installed pastor, September 22, 1874. A church edifice was erected, Sostine more than six thousand dollars, and capable of seating about four hundred persons. It was dedicated, free from debt, in the summer of 1878. Mr. Rogers, who remained pastor of the Mine Hill church as long as he lived, supplied the pulpit in Berkshire Valley also for many years. He died at his home in'Dover, January 8, 1893. Rev. John R. Jenkins died in 1874, aged forty-six years. The handsome monu- -ment which marks his grave in Orchard Street cemetery was erected by his fellow countrymen.

Peter Jewell

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Peter Jewell, miner, standing center. The image was taken in 1908.

Mr. Jewell was born c. 1844 in Cornwall, England into a family of miners. It is unknown when he immigrated to the United States, making his home in Wharton. Mr. Jewell began working the mines in the 1860s until his retirement in the early 1900s.

Peter Jewell passed away in 1909 and is interred in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Dover.

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Peter Jewell’s obituary card from the Bermingham Funeral home in Wharton.

Thank you, Mr. Henry A. Jewell, great-grandson of Mr. Peter Jewell.

*Bernard Johnson

Newspaper clipping: Bernard Johnson was instantly killed in the Dickenson mine last Friday.

The Morris County Chronicle, June 23, 1888

Manuel Johnson:

Newspaper clipping: Manual Johnson acceptably fills the situation of clerk and paymaster at the Marsh & Craig mine, Chester.

The Morris County Chronicle, April 16, 1880

Miley Jones:

Born Ireland c. 1830. In 1860 he resides in Jefferson.

Group of 4 miners underground, posing for the camera

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* Denotes died in mining accident.

John Kabren:

Born England c. 1845. Resided Randolph. Died c. 1883.

Kabren's name in a census log

Daniel Kearns:

Born New Jersey c. 1857. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine, alongside his step father, Patrick Mullen.

Michael Kearney:

Born Ireland c. 1833. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

John Keiff:

Born Ireland c. 1834. In 1860 he resides in Jefferson.

Patrick Kelley

Born Ireland c. 1835. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

George Kennick:

Newspaper clipping: Timber Boss Meets Death.

Dover Iron Era, July 7, 1905

*Paul Ketrs

Killed at Hibernia Mine, October 19, 1911.

Thank you, Mr. Dan Lopez (see NY Times article October 21, 1911 in Misc. section)

*Joseph Kevlin:

Newspaper clipping: Death of Joseph Kevlin.

Dover Iron Era, July 26, 1884

Henry Kice:

Newspaper clipping: Henry Kice, of Flanders, had his thigh bone broken, on Friday last, while working in a mine.

The Morris County Chronicle, May 14, 1880

Patrick Kilday:

Born in Ireland c. 1834. In 1860 he resides in Jefferson.

*James Kiley:

James Kiley, a miner aged 25, while on a car coming out fo the Andover mine, at Hibernia, forgot to lower his head and was struck by a timber and instantly killed.

Boonton Weekly Bulletin, November 21, 1889

*George Kormus

Killed at Hibernia Mine, October 19, 1911.

Thank you, Mr. Dan Lopez (see NY Times article October 21, 1911 in Misc. section)

Patrick Kyle:

Born Ireland c. 1830. In 1860 he resides in Jefferson.

Samuel Kynor:

Born New Jersey c. 1851. In 1880, he lives in Rockaway Township and works as a Mine Contractor, per the census.

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* Denotes died in mining accident.

Minard La Fever:

Alternate spelling Lafevre.

Born 1744, Mr. La Fever served during the American Revolution. New Jersey Line, a private in both the Morris County Militia and the Continental Army.  

Private in both the Morris Co New Jersey Militia and the Continental Army

A resident of Succasunna, he built the Valley Forge on the Upper Rockaway and purchased the Dickerson mine in Succasunna in 1779.

Thank you, Ms. Patricia Sanftner and Ms. Bobbi Bailey, members of the Morristown Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Davies Lawler:

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Lawler House. Photo Realator.com

The 1870 census described the Lawler family as Davies Lawler, 50, an iron miner from Ireland, his wife Bridget, 36, daughters Mary, 15, Margaret, 11, Anna, 7, Catharine, 6, Jane, 4, son John, an infant, and a domestic servant.

The Iron Mining Industry of Randolph, New Jersey Excerpts from "Randolph, New Jersey Remembrances" by Robert J. Baptista, 2021

William Lewis:

Lewis' obituary

Dover Iron Era, July 24, 1903

Edward Libby:

Born England c. 1837. In 1860 he resides in Jefferson.

William Libby:

Born in England c. 1830. In 1860 he resides in Jefferson. In 1900, he resides in Randolph, Occupation Miner, Iron. Mr. Libby is buried in Locust Hill Cemetery, Dover, New Jersey.

William Libby, aged 78 years, died at his home on Mine Hill on Wednesday morning.

Dover Iron Era, November 13, 1903

*Dennis Litomko:

A Wharton resident, Mr. Bairnatz was killed in the Glen Iron Mine February 10, 1923.

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NY Times, February 12, 1923

Thank you, Mr. Dan Lopez

Marshall Love:

Marshall Love photo

Marshall Love, Co. K., 39th NJ Inf

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Marshall Love   Muster card

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Marshall Love (right)

Born 1821 in the Parker section of Rockaway Township. Mr. Love enlisted during the Civil War September 14, 1864.

Mr. Love died in 1921 and is buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Chester.

Thank you, Ms. Laura Love Yaremcho, great-great granddaughter of Marshall Love.

Charles Lundren:

Born Switzerland c. 1837. Resided Rockaway. Died April 16, 1883.

Lundren's name in a census log

Jonas Lyon

Born c. 1759, he enlisted at Pequannock in June of 1778. He served in the Continental Army under Capt. Cox's Co., Col. Elias Dayton's Regt. Soldier Lyon served nine months and was honorably discharged.

In civilian life, Mr. Lyon worked in the iron mines.

Mr. Lyon died in 1835 and is buried in the Lyonsville-Luker Cemetery located on private property in Rockaway Township.

Thank you, Daughters of the American Revolution, Morristown Chapter.

 

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* Denotes died in mining accident.

Thomas Madden

Newspaper clipping: Thomas Madden was killed in the Dickerson Mine, last Wednesday, by the falling of a portion of the stull.

The Morris County Chronicle, February 27, 1880

William Maguire:

The obituary for his wife, Susan, provides a glimpse into the life of the mining community.

Maguire's wife's obituary

Dover Iron Era, November 28, 1902

*Patrick Maher:

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William Maley:

Born in Pennsylvania c. 1837. In 1860 he resides in Jefferson.

Richard Malone:

Born Ireland c. 1852. Resided Rockaway. Died June 13, 1883.

Malone's name in a census log

*John Manister

Killed at Hibernia Mine, October 19, 1911.

Thank you, Mr. Dan Lopez (see NY Times article October 21, 1911 in Misc. section)

Richard Margenson:

Born New Jersey c. 1843. In 1860 he resides in Jefferson.

Bennet R. Martin:

Born England c. 1840. Resided Randolph. Died October 1, 1883. Buried Orchard Street Cemetery, Dover.

Martin's name in a census log Martin's headstone Newspaper clipping: Benjamin Martin, a highly esteemed mine boss and citizen of Port Oram, died on Monday last at the age of 50 years.

Dover Iron Era, October 6, 1883

James Martin:

Born Ireland c. 1840. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

*David Matthews:

Killed at Hibernia Mine, age 45. Buried First Presbyterian April 29, 1901.

Newspaper clipping: David Matthews, a miner, and one of the oldest residents of Hibernia, was killed in the mine on Saturday morning, April 27. His death was the great shock experiencecd in that neighborhood for some time.

Dover Iron Era, May 3, 1901

Thank you, Robert W. Nichols, Sexton, Rockaway Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway, New Jersey.

William A. Matthews:

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Born in England, 1847.

Mr. Matthews was not only a mason and a miner, but he served as Rockaway's mayor-running as a Socialist.

Thank you, Mr. Paul Wood, Orchard Street Gatehouse Historical Association.

Patrick McCarr:

Born Ireland c. 1832. In 1860 he resides in Jefferson.

Charles Mcarty:

Born Ireland, c. 1848. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

Jason McCarty:

Born in Ireland c. 1827. In 1860 he is a “mining contractor” residing in Jefferson.

John McConville:

Born Ireland c. 1839. In 1880, Miner, Teabo Mine.

Charles J. McCullough:

Newspaper clipping: Charles J. McCullough, 63 years old, died Sunday at his home in Hibernia from miner's asthma.

Rockaway Record, January 28, 1932

*John McGarity:

Newspaper clipping: John Ryan of Dover, and John McGarity, miners, were buried beneath a slide in the Teabo mine, last Saturday.

The Morris County Chronicle, October 1, 1887

John McGinnis:

Born Ireland c. 1835. In 1860 he resides in Jefferson.

William McGuire:

Newspaper clipping: An Old Miner Gone.

Dover Iron Era, June 20, 1890

Patrick McKee:

Born Ireland c. 1815. In 1860 he resides in Jefferson and works as a Mining Contractor.

Joseph McNeer:

Born Ireland c. 1829. In 1860 he resides in Jefferson.

James Mead: 

Alternate spelling: Meads. Born c. 1750, he enlisted at Morristown in 1775. He served as a Private, later Sergeant, in the American Revolution. Attached to the New Jersey Line under Capt. W. Piatt, Capt. Baldwin, Col. Ogden's Regt. Participated in the battles of Monmouth, Brandywine, Yorktown.

Sergeant Mead’s discharge paper was signed by Gen. George Washington.

A resident of n Roxbury near Flanders, Mr. Mead was a collier by trade, indicating an involvement in some aspect of mining.

He applied for a pension from Roxbury in 1818 and 1820, claiming he was by then a  pauper, supported by Roxbury.

Mr. Mead died on November 28, 1827. His burial location is unknown.

Thank you, Morristown chapter of the D.A.R.

*Stephen Mecham:

Born United States c. 1866. Resided Randolph. Died May 12, 1883, aged 17.

Mecham's name in a census log.

Joseph Michalyk:

Newspaper clipping: Drowned at Hibernia

Rockaway Records, February 8, 1900

*Stephen Mida

Killed at Hibernia Mine, October 19, 1911.

Thank you, Mr. Dan Lopez (see NY Times article October 21, 1911 in Misc. section)

Robert Milhan:

Born New Jersey c. 1836. In 1860 he resides in Jefferson.

*Andrew Miskoshek

Killed at Hibernia Mine, October 19, 1911.

Thank you, Mr. Dan Lopez (see NY Times article October 21, 1911 below)

Joseph Mitchells:

Born in England c. 1810. In 1860 he resides in Jefferson.

*Stefano Mojack

Newspaper clipping: Miner Fell Down Shaft.

Dover Advance, June 22, 1903

John Monah:

Born Hungary. Wounded in The Richard Mine accident that killed Albert David.

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Dover Iron Era, June 27, 1902.

Thank you, Mr. Dan Lopez (see NY Times, June 27, 1902 in Misc. section)

Sanford More:

Born in New Jersey c. 1844. In 1860, he resides in Jefferson.

Thomas Morrissey:

Born in New Jersey, January 1862. In 1900, he resides in Randolph, occupation Miner, Iron.

Albert Moore:

New Jersey c. 1841. In 1860 resides in Jefferson. Albert, James and Samuel reside in the same house.

James Moore:

New Jersey c. 1830. In 1860 resides in Jefferson. Albert, James and Samuel reside in the same house.

Moses Moore:

Born in New Jersey c. 1836. In 1860, he resides in Jefferson.

Samuel Moore:

Born in New Jersey c. 1839. In 1860 resides in Jefferson. Albert, James and Samuel reside in the same house.

Edward Moran:

Born in New Jersey c. 1858. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

John R. Moran:

Born Ireland c. 1853. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

Edward Moyle:

Born England c. 1834. Resided Randolph. Died April 7, 1883.

Moyle's name in a census log

John Mulcahy:

Born Ireland c. 1830. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

Patrick Mulcahay:

Born Ireland c. 1840. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

Patrick Mullen:

Born Ireland c. 1835. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

James Mullis:

Born New Jersey c. 1832. In 1860 he resides in Jefferson.

*Manuel Muñoz

Born January 10, 1921 in Puebla, Mexico, Mr. Muñoz was a resident of the Bowlbyville section of Dover at the time of his death, aged 28. Mr. Muñoz is buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Randolph, New Jersey.

The obituary below was submitted by the son of Manuel Muñoz, Mr. Gonzalo Manuel Muñoz (identified as Gonzales in the obituary.) In a recent conversation with his mother, Mr. Muñoz relayed that her recollection of the other miner involved, Pastor Mateo, was from Puerto Rico. Mrs. Munoz recalled only the first names of other miners, but not their surnames.

The Muñoz family did know another miner, Mr. Juan Agront.

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Dover Advance, Dec. 3, 1949.

Thank you, Mr. Gonzalo Manuel Muñoz.

John Murphy:

Born Ireland c. 1836. In 1880, Miner, Teabo Mine.

Thomas Murray:

Born Ireland c. 1833. In 1860 he resides in Jefferson.

*William Murtha

Killed in the Hurd Mine, July 7, 1899.

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NY Times, July 8, 1899

Thank you, Mr. Dan Lopez.

William Murton:

Born England c. 1851. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

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* Denotes died in mining accident.

John Nancarrow:

Born England c. 1845. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

*William Nicholas:

1880 Rockaway Township

Nicholas' name in a census log Newspaper clipping: William nicholas, the minor, injured in the Baker mine on Wednesday of last week, died on Sunday. He was more seriously hurt than was at first supposed.

Dover Iron Era, April 3, 1875

*Frederick Nichols:

Fatal Accident at Richard Mine. Six Men Killed and One Seriously Injured. Fred. Nichols, a miner, was caught by a fall of ground in the Richard Mine on Tuesday...it is estimated that about 5,000 tons of earth cover the unfortunate miner.

Dover Iron Era, June 27, 1902

A tribute to the late Frederic Nichols, whose body lies in one of the level of the Richard mine beneath thousands of tons of ore, rock, and earth, took the form of a memorial service in the Teabo Church on Sunday last.

Dover Iron Era, August 1, 1902

A notice of thanks from Nichols' widow

Dover Iron Era, August 1, 1902

Thank you, Mr. Dan Lopez (see NY Times, June 27, 1902 in Misc. section)

*Josiah Nichols:

Newspaper clipping: Died From His Injuries.

Dover Iron Era, January 17, 1890

*Michael Nojoc

Killed at Hibernia Mine, October 19, 1911.

Thank you, Mr. Dan Lopez (see NY Times article October 21, 1911 in Misc. section)

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* Denotes died in mining accident.

Thomas Odell:

Born Ireland c. 1829. Resided Randolph. Died April 19, 1883.

Odell's name in a census log

John Oconners:

Born Ireland c. 1841. In 1880, Miner, Teabo Mine.

John Oconners:

Born Ireland c. 1861. In 1880, Works in Mine alongside his father, John. Teabo Mine.

Daniel Ohare:

Born Ireland c. 1845. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

Mathew Omaley:

Born Ireland c. 1810. In 1860, he resides in Jefferson.

Thomas Omaley:

Born Connecticut c. 1844. In 1860, he resides in Jefferson.

Francis Opie:

Born England c. 1858. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

*William Osbourne:

Killed at Mt. Hope Mine, age 17. Buried at First Presbyterian Rockaway, buried May 14, 1888.

Thank you, Robert W. Nichols, Sexton, Rockaway Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway, New Jersey.

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* Denotes died in mining accident.

Bartholomew Palmer:

Born United States c. 1843. Resided Rockaway. Died May 18, 1883.

Palmer's name ina census log

Marmaduke Peckitt:

Newspaper clipping: The mines of the Empire Steel and Iron Company at Mt. Hope are being worked to their fullest capacity by Superintendent Marmaduke Peckitt.

Dover Iron Era, June 5, 1903

James Penna:

Born England c. 1841. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

Joseph L. Philips:

Born England c. 1858. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

William J. Phillips:

Born England c. 1856. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

John H. Phillips:

Born England c. 1860. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

William Pierce:

Born in England c. 1837. In 1860 he resides in Jefferson.

Thomas Pine:

Born Ireland, c. 1836. In 1860, he resides in Jefferson.

*Joseph Ploskunka

Killed at Hibernia Mine, October 19, 1911.

Thank you, Mr. Dan Lopez (see NY Times article October 21, 1911 in Misc. section)

William Polglaze:

Born England c. 1848. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

*George Pollich:

Killed at Hibernia Mine, October 19, 1911.

Thank you, Mr. Dan Lopez (see NY Times article October 21, 1911 in Misc. section)

William F. Potter:

Potter's obituary

Dover Iron Era, February 14, 1902

*Joseph Prisk:

Born England c. 1844. Resided Rockaway. Died March 6, 1884.

Prisk's name in a census log DIED. At Hibernia, March 6th, accident in the mine. Joseph Prisk, formerly of Mount Hope, aged about 37 years.

Dover Iron Era, March 8, 1884

Thank you, Robert W. Nichols, Sexton, Rockaway Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway, New Jersey.

Thomas Prouse:

Newspaper clipping: Died at Sea. Word was yesterday received in Port Oram of the death at sea, on August 24, of Thomas Prouse, who left Port Oram with a party of miners in March last, bound for British Guinea.

Dover Iron Era, September 3, 1897

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* Denotes died in mining accident.

Edward Ragan:

Born New Jersey, April 1868.In 1900 he lives in Randolph, occupation Miner, Iron.

*James Reed:

Killed Hibernia Mine, age 32. Buried First Presbyterian October 4, 1898.

Thank you, Robert W. Nichols, Sexton, Rockaway Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway, New Jersey.

*John Reynolds:

Newspaper clipping: Killed at Richard Mine. James Reynolds, an employee of the Richard Mine, met his death suddenly on Monday by falling down a shaft.

John Reynolds:

Born England, c. 1836.

Reynolds' name in a census log

1870 census, Randolph.

John Reynolds obituary noted as born in Redruth, Cornwall, England.

Reynolds' obituary

Dover Iron Era, February 3, 1872

Redruth in Cornwall was a mining town. A statue depicting miners in Redruth village was erected in 2016.

Statue of a Redruth village miner, wearing a hat and holding a pick.

Michael Reynolds:

Born Ireland c. 1835. In 1880, Miner, Teabo Mine.

Thomas Rice:

Born Ireland c. 1852. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

Albert Richards:

Newspaper Clipping: Mining Accidednts. Mr. Albert Richards, brother of Mayor Richards, a contractor at the Hurd Mine, Hurdtown, met with a severe accident in that mine no Saturday last.

James Richards:

Born England c. 1846. In 1880, Miner, Teabo Mine.

Lancelot W. Richudom:

Born Pennsylvania c. 1833. In 1880, he is the mine superintendent, Teabo Mine.

Andrew Rieley:

Newspaper clipping: Andrew Rieley, of Hibernia, died at a hospital in jersey City, where he had successfully undergone an operation for appendicities. Several days later pertonitis set in and the young man was too weak to withstand the attack.

Dover Iron Era, August 4, 1905

Michael Rieley:

Born Ireland c. 1848. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

Henry Roberts:

Born England c. 1860. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

William Robins:

Newspaper clipping: William Robins, aged 80 years, died at his home at Mt. Hope on Tuesday of pneumonia.

Dover Iron Era, March 20, 1903

Zepheniah Robinson:

Born in New York, c. 1826. In 1860, he resides in Jefferson.

John Rogers:

Born Elegon Parish, England.

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Dover Iron Era, July 2, 1897 

Martin A. Rowan:

Born England c. 1852. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

Mark Rowe:

Born England c. 1855. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

Francis Roark:

Born Ireland c. 1835. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

John Rowe:

Born England c. 1851. Miner in Teabo Mine, 1880. Boards with the Sincock family.

*John Ryan:

Mr. Ryan was killed in a mining accident September 4 1878, and was buried in Hibernia cemetery. The same accident killed his son, Patrick, and Marshall Coursen.

Newspaper clipping: Four Men Buried Alive.

The Morris County Chronicle, September 7, 1878

*John Ryan:

Newspaper clipping: John Ryan of Dover, and Juhn McGarity, miners, were buried beneath a slide in the Teabo mine, last Saturday afternoon.

The Morris County Chronicle, October 1, 1887

Mortimer Ryan:

Newspaper clipping: Mortimor Ryan, an old and respected resident of Mine Hill, died on Sunday, aged 65 years. While making repairs to his house some six months ago, Mr. Ryan met with an accident, from the effects of which he never recovered.

Dover Iron Era, October 7, 1898

*Patrick Ryan:

Killed with his father, John Ryan in the same accident

Michael Ryan:

Born New Jersey c. 1856. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

Timethy Ryan:

Born Ireland c. 1842. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

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* Denotes died in mining accident.

Robert Sandy:

Newspaper clipping: Robert Sandy, of Flanders, had his leg bandly injured in the mine at Mount Olive last week.

The Morris County Chronicle, March 10, 1882

*Fred Saundry:

Tombstone reads Fred Sandry

Newspaper clipping: Funeral of Fred Saundry.

Dover Iron Era, February 1, 1901

James Sandry:

James Saundry's name in a census log

Randolph census, 1880

John Saundry:

John Saundry's name in a census log

Randolph census, 1900

*John Scotch:

Killed at Hibernia Mine, age 33. Buried First Presbyterian Rockaway, February 25, 1899.

Thank you, Robert W. Nichols, Sexton, Rockaway Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway, New Jersey.

John Sculley:

Born Ireland c. 1850. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

James J. Scully:

Born United States c. 1866. Resided Rockaway. Died aged 17, April 21, 1883.

James Scully's name in a census log

George Searls:

Lost his foot in a minining accident. The foot was buried November 3, 1897.

Thank you, Robert W. Nichols, Sexton, Rockaway Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway, New Jersey.

*John Searls:

Killed Hibernia Mine, aged 52. Buried First Presbyterian July 17, 1894.

Newspaper clipping: Fatal Accident at Hibernia.

Dover Iron Era, July 20, 1894

Thank you, Robert W. Nichols, Sexton, Rockaway Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway, New Jersey.

*William Searls:

Killed at Hibernia Mine, age 48. Buried First Presbyterian, Rockaway , buried March 28, 1888.

William J. Searles:

Born England c. 1841. Resided Randolph. Died November 21, 1883.

Searles' name in a census log

Thomas Sedgeman:

Born England c. 1841. In 1860 he resides in Jefferson.

John Sedgman:

Newspaper clipping: A severe accident.

Dover Iron Era, January 13, 1883

Franklin J. Shauger:

Born United States c. 1852. Resided Rockaway. Died December 15, 1883.

Shauger's name in a census log

Peter Sharkey:

Newspaper clipping: Peter Sharkey of Mine Hill had his hand crushed by a piece of ore while at work in the mines, and was taken to St. Michael's Hospital in Newark on Wednesday.

Dover Iron Era, December 25, 1875

*Harvey Shaw:

Newspaper clipping: Gas Fumes Caused Death of Shaw.

Dover Advance, July 20, 1903 Dover Advance, July 23, 1903

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NY Times, July 20, 1903.

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Thomas Sheridan:

Born Ireland c. 1830. In 1860 he resides in Jefferson.

Thomas Sheridan:

Born England c. 1838. In 1860 he resides in Jefferson.

*Frederick Shiffner

Killed in the Hurd Mine, July 7, 1899.

Mr. Shiffner is buried in Orchard Street Cemetery, Dover, New Jersey.

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NY Times, July 8, 1899

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Pierce Shortell:

Born Ireland c. 1838. In 1860 he resides in Jefferson.

Edward Sincock:

Born England c. 1817. In 1880, Miner, Teabo Mine.

John Sincock:

son of Edward, born in England c. 1858, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

Samuel Sincock:

son of Edward, born in England c. 1852, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

The Sincock family had two boarders in 1880; John Rowe and Carbis Silvanus, both from England.

John Slack:

Born in New Jersey c. 1839. In 1860, he resides in Jefferson.

*David Slaight:

Killed at Hibernia Mine, October 19, 1911.

Thank you, Robert W. Nichols, Sexton, Rockaway Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway, New Jersey.

Thank you, Mr. Dan Lopez (see NY Times article October 21, 1911 in Misc. section)

Benjamin Sloan:

Civil War veteran. Born in New Jersey c. 1830. In 1860, he resides in Jefferson. On February 24, 1865, he enlisted in Co. E 9th NJ. Discharged July 12, 1865. Benjamin Sloan died July 13, 1913 and is buried in Holland Cemetery, Jefferson, New Jersey.

Bridget Lockman Smith:

Portrait of Smith in a dress and bonnet, and a modern-day photo of her house.

After her husband was killed in a mining accident, Mrs. Smith began renting out her double house in Mine Hill to boarders, trying to make ends meet. This structure is important to Morris County’s history as a sole remaining example of an 1800s miner dwelling.

The house is on both the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places.

The structure has received Morris County Preservation grants to restore the dwelling and out buildings.

*Alfred S. Spencer:

Killed Hibernia Mine, age 30. Buried First Presbyterian cemetery, June 13, 1889.

Newspaper clipping: Alfred S. Spencer, a workman in the Glendon mine at Hibernia, died on thursday from injuries received by the caving in of a drift the day before.

Boonton Weekly Bulletin, June 27, 1889

Thank you, Robert W. Nichols, Sexton, Rockaway Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway, New Jersey.

George Stacy:

Born in England, c. 1848

Newspaper clipping: George Stacy, a Port Oram miner, while at work in one of the mines last week had a piece of ore to fall upon his foot, crushing it in such a terrible maner that some of the bones had to be removed.

Dover Iron Era, January 22, 1881

*Isaac Stalter:

Born United States c. 1852. Resided Rockaway. Died August 1, 1883.

Newspaper clipping: A Miner Killed.

Dover Iron Era, August 4, 1883

Samuel Stanbury

Alternate spelling: Stansbury, Stanbery. Born in Morristown on June 26, 1754, he served as a Private in the and the State Troops during the American Revolution.

Mr. Stansbury died in Canton, Ohio on May 20, 1823. The Stansbury family lore is that he was killed in a mine cave in.

Thank you, Morristown Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. 

*John Stickle:

Killed at Hibernia Mine. Buried First Presbyterian May 23, 1891.

Newspaper clipping: Crushed to Death.

Dover Iron Era, May 22, 1891 1880 census, Greenville, Morris County, New Jersey

The son mentioned as working with him is unidentified. In 1880, there are two sons; Raymond and Lewis and a daughter, Viola. The obituary indicates that there are only two surving children, a boy and a girl.

Thank you, Robert W. Nichols, Sexton, Rockaway Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway, New Jersey.

Alcany Stidworthy:

Born Wales c. 1840. In 1860 he resides in Jefferson.

James Stidworthy:

Born England c. 1834. In 1860 he resides in Jefferson.

Reuben Stidworthy:

Born England c. 1838. In 1860 he resides in Jefferson.

*George E. Storms:

Killed at Hibernia Mine, age 35. Buried First Presbyterian September 6, 1890.

Newspaper clipping: Terrible Accident at Hibernia.

Dover Iron Era, September 12, 1890

Thank you, Robert W. Nichols, Sexton, Rockaway Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway, New Jersey.

*Charles Stricho:

Newspaper: Drowned in a mine shaft.

Dover Iron Era, January 16, 1903

Rev. Luke I. Stoughtenbury:

Newspaper clipping: Mining on Schooley's Mountain has thus far proved successful, thousands of tons of iron ore having been raised and transported to furnaces in various parts of Pennsylvania, which has been acknolwedged by all as of the best quality.

Dover Iron Era, March 20, 1873

Michael Sullivan:

Born Ireland c. 1830. In 1880, Miner, Teabo Mine.

Michael Sullivan:

Born Maryland c. 1856. In 1880, Works in Mine, alongside his father, Michael, in the Teabo Mine.

Michael Sullivan:

Born Ireland c. 1835. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

John Swayze:

Born March, 1869 in New Jersey. In 1900 he resides in Randolph, Occuation Miner, Iron.

*Joseph Swenty:

Killed at Hibernia Mine, October 19, 1911.

Thank you, Mr. Dan Lopez (see NY Times article October 21, 1911 in Misc. section)

*Joseph Swingler:

Killed at Hibernia Mine, October 19, 1911.

Thank you, Mr. Dan Lopez (see NY Times article October 21, 1911 in Misc. section)

 

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* Denotes died in mining accident.

Thomas Taylor:

Born England c. 1816. In 1860, he resides in Jefferson.

Edward Terrell:

Born Ireland c. 1842. Resided Rockaway. Died June 24, 1883.

Terrell's name on a census log

John Thomas:

Newspaper clipping: John Thomas, who was hurt int eh Wharton mine about a week ago, is getting along as well as can be expected.

The Morris County Chronicle, February 4, 1898

Josiah Thomas:

Born England c. 1826. In 1880, Miner, Teabo Mine.

Richard Thomas:

Son of Josiah. Born England c. 1861. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

*Thomas Thomas:

Thomas Thomas, boss of the imber men at the Wharton mine, was last Friday afternoon struck by a piece of timber which fell from a car in its descent, sustaining injuries which resulted in his health at 2:00 Saturday morning. Newspaper clipping: Fatal Mine Accident.

Dover Iron Era, April 3, 1903

*William Thomas:

Killed at Mt. Hope Mine, aged 44, June 13, 1916.

Thank you, Robert W. Nichols, Sexton, Rockaway Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway, New Jersey.

*Lewis Toth:

Newspaper clipping: Fatal Mine Accident.

Dover Iron Era, November 14, 1902

Thomas Tretheney:

Born England c. 1828. In 1860 he resides in Jefferson.

Thomas Trevarthon:

Born unknown.

Injured in The Richard Mine.

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Dover Iron Era, June 27, 1902

Thank you, Mr. Dan Lopez (see NY Times, June 27, 1902 in Misc. section)

Richard Trevithen:

Born England c. 1832. In 1880, Miner, Teabo Mine.

Samuel Trevithen:

Born England c. 1859. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

John Try:

Born Ireland c. 1833. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

David Try:

Born Ireland c. 1858. In 1880, Works in Mine alongside his father, John.

*Henry Tucker:

Killed at Hibernia Mine, age 67. Buried First Presbyterian, March 7, 1893.

Thank you, Robert W. Nichols, Sexton, Rockaway Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway, New Jersey.

John Tuwartha:

Born England c. 1855 In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

Joseph Tuwartha:

Born England c. 1857. In 1880, Works in Mine, Teabo Mine.

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* Denotes died in mining accident.

*William Vanson:

Killed at Hibernia Mine, age 56. Buried First Presbyterian, buried April 1, 1883.

Thank you, Robert W. Nichols, Sexton, Rockaway Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway, New Jersey.

*John Vanderbush:

Killed at Mt. Hope Mine, July 2, 1909.

Thank you, Robert W. Nichols, Sexton, Rockaway Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway, New Jersey.

*Walter Vanderbush:

Killed Hibernia Mine, age 35. Buried First Presbyterian, April 9, 1895.

Thank you, Robert W. Nichols, Sexton, Rockaway Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway, New Jersey.

W

* Denotes died in mining accident.

Richard Welch:

Born Ireland c. 1820. In 1860, he resides in Jefferson.

Robert Welch:

Born Ireland c. 1830. In 1860, he resides in Jefferson.

Michael Welsh:

Newspaper clipping: A Fatal cave at the Sehofield Mine.

Dover Iron Era, August 28, 1886

It is unknown if Mr. Welsh survived this accident.

*Unknown Welshman

Killed in the North River Iron Mine, August 18, 1870.

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NY Times, August 19, 1870

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Thomas Whelen:

Burial document Newspaper clipping: Buried by the company. Mr. Thomas Whelen who was found along the track by the span bridge on the morning of July 7, has no friends or relatives to be found, and the D L W R R Co., gave him a decent burial in the Company's lot...

Thank you, Mr. Paul Wood, Orchard Street Gatehouse Historical Association.

*John Whitford

Killed in the Hurd Mine, February 14, 1906.

Mr. Whitford is buried in Orchard Street Cemetery, Dover.

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NY Times, February 15, 1906.

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John Oliver Wicks:

Mr. John O. Wicks, whose spine was injured in a Pennsylvania mine nearly five years ago, rendering powerless his lower extremities, died in Dover last Sunday morning.

Dover Iron Era, January 10, 1890

Mr. Wicks is buried in Orchard Street Cemetery, Dover, New Jersey

*Jerimiah G. Wiggins:

Born April 18, 1848. Killed in Dalrymple Mine, Ironia, October 25, 1875. Buried in First Presbyterian Church cemetery October 27, 1875.

Thank you, Robert W. Nichols, Sexton, Rockaway Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway, New Jersey.

*William Wilcox:

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Dover Iron Era, April 24, 1875.

*Edward Williams:

Killed at Hibernia Mine, age 32, May 3, 1905.

Newspaper clipping: Fatal Accident at Glendon Mine.

Dover Iron Era, May 5, 1905

Thank you, Robert W. Nichols, Sexton, Rockaway Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway, New Jersey.

*Henry Williams:

Killed at Richard Mine, age 48. Buried First Presbyterian cemetery, January 31, 1881.

Thank you, Robert W. Nichols, Sexton, Rockaway Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway, New Jersey.

James Williams

Injured in the North River Iron Mine, August 18, 1870.

Article including James Williams

NY Times, August 19, 1870

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John Williams:

Newspaper clipping about Williams' death

Dover Iron Era, February 26, 1887

Richard Williams, Jr.:

Born England c. 1864. Resided Randolph. Died December 22, 1884.

Williams' name on a census log

*Harry Willes / Henry Wells:

Buried in Orchard Street Cemetery as Henry Wells. Recorded as 21 years old when he died.

Newspaper clipping: Fatal Accident at the Richard Mine.

Dover Iron Era, January 6, 1883

Newspaper clipping: The body of Harry Willes, who was drowned in the Richard mine on Thursday, the 4th, as noticed in our last, was recovered on Monday, after a great deal of labor, and was buried in Dover on Tuesday.

Dover Iron Era, January 13, 1883

Thank you, Mr. Paul Wood, Orchard Street Gatehouse Historical Association.

Misc.

View a list of all mines in Morris County.

Richard Mine Road street sign

Rockaway Township: The Richard, Allen and Teabo mines produced high-grade iron ore from the early 1800s-some claim even earlier-shutting down operation in 1958.

The Gold Rush

Newspaper clipping: Eureka Mining and Investment Co., Incorporated under the Laws of the State of New Jersey.

The Morris County Chronicle, January 14, 1898

Leisure

Newspaper clipping: The Richard Mine base ball clip denies that the person ejected from the ground at the recent R & B versus Richard Mine ball game was from the Richard Mine, as the Morris Journal had it last week.

Dover Iron Era, August 27, 1897

Newspaper clipping: The entertainment of the Port Oram Literary Society, for the benefit of the widows and orphans of deceased members of the Miners' and Mechanics' Benevolent Association, will be held ni Miners' and Mechanics' Hall on Saturday evening.

Dover Iron Era, January 14, 1882

Wages

Newspaper clipping: The miners of the Ogden mine are now receiving two dollars per day.

The Morris County Chronicle, February 20, 1880

The Ogden Mine Railroad

Newspaper clipping: Since the closing of canal navigation last winter, there have been mined along the line of the Ogden Mine Railroad, and now ready for shipment, forty thousand tons of iron ore, and this tonnage of this year promises to be greater than that of any prececding year.

Dover Iron Era, March 20, 1873

From the Collection of Mr. Dan. Lopez

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NY Times, October 21, 1911. 

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NY Times, July 17, 1905

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NY Times, June 27, 1902.

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NY Times, January 3, 1942.

 

 

 

Group of miners wearing hard hats at the entrance of a shaft, standing behind a sign that reads: DANGER.