100 Years Ago: January 29, 1915 Seaside Heights Newspaper Article



Interesting Items Picked Up in the Borough about People you Know

– Mr. and Mrs. J. Waters of Germantown, were recent visitors.

– During the week Mr. Elbert Tindall was a Philadelphia visitor.

– Mr. F.C. Goodwin, Germantown and Mr. Fred’k Jones of Philadelphia were visitors here on Tuesday.

– There was a good attendance at the prayer meeting at the Union Church on Wednesday evg.

– Mr. H. Ingham Patterson, who is a quite frequent visitor, was here recently.

– Messrs Rob’t F. and Wm. H. Cummings were here on Sunday with a few guests.

– Mr. Karl Weigand, and son, of Philadelphia, were Sunday visitors at their cottage.

– Mrs. B. Fischer, of Torresdale, and daughter, Mrs. Fannie Holt were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Fred’k J.S. Sayles on Sunday.

– Miss M. H. Esher will visit the home of her parents in Philadelphia to-morrow (Saturday) and remain for a few days.

– The regular meeting of the Ladies Aid will be held on Friday evening, February 5, at the home of Mrs. Olive Bunnell.

– Mrs. J.C. Tindall entertained the Ladies’ Aid on Monday afternoon and Miss Fay gave a talk on her wondeful work and Burmah, India.

– A special meeting of the Ladies Aid was held on Monday evening at the home of Mrs. N.E. Rex. There was a good attendance and business of an important nature, which the ladies are keeping strictly private, was transacted.

– There will be a meeting of the Seaside Heights Literary Society in the Union Church basement on Tuesday evening, Feb. 9. The program will include, speaking, singing, and instrumented music. Refreshments will be served and the enrollment of members will conclude the program. Everybody Welcome.

– Miss Ellen E. Fay ave a very interesting and instructive address in the Union Church on Sunday evening on her work in Burmah. The land of mysticism offers wonderful opportunities for study and Miss Fay has spent about ten years in that country and has been very successful in her work. Miss Fay also spoke before the Sunday School in the afternoon.

– There was a supper on Thursday evening at the Union Church which was well patronized. Mr. Otis Tilton played during the evening and the Misses Ruth Garrahan, Maud Walton, Miss Sara Michnoll (note: my grandmother), and Mrs. Jesse Clayton presided at the tables. They were assisted by Mrs. N.E. Rex, Mrs. John Barnes, Mrs. C.G. Marcy, Mrs. R.M. Milne, Mrs. F. J. S Sales, Mrs. Harry Kramer, Mrs. J.C. Tindall, Mrs. C. Patton and others.

– The troop of Boy Scouts, which is making marked progress under George Holland as Scoutmaster, has obtained permission to use the basement of the Union Church for their meetings. In asking permission for the use of the building Scoutmaster Holland made one of his eloquent and convincing speeches. He declared there was no organization better than the Boy Scouts to keep young men in physical training and consequently in good health and that their attendance at the meetings kept them out of harms way and the many temptations which lure the young.


Honest Pete, now is it true?
What the neighbors are saying of you;
That you take your dog to bed,
This, at least is what they said.


Until further notice the following is a complete list of mails arriving and departing from Seaside Heights, N.J.

Mail leaves for Philadelphia   7.38 AM
”    ”                  Pt. Pleasant 11.04 AM
”    ”                  Philadelphia   3.21 AM
Arrives from     Pt. Pleasant    7.38 AM
‘     ”                 Philadelphia   11.04 AM
”     ”                Pt. Pleasant      3.21 AM
”     ”                Philadelphia      6.13 AM

JOS. G. ENDRES, Post Master

100 Years Ago: January 22, 1915 Seaside Heights Newspaper Article

Seaside Heights NJ – Friday January 22, 1915 Newspaper Article

Interesting Items Picked up in The Borough about the People you know

– Don-t forget the supper, Thursday night.

– Miss Elsie Schneider, of Brooklyn, was a visitor here during the week-end.

– Mayor Kramer was a Philadelphia visitor on business on Thursday and Friday.

– Mrs. George Taylor returned home from Barnegat where she has been for some time.

– Builder C.G. Marcy was in Philadelphia on Thursday and Friday attending to business.

– Mr. Fred Havens, of the Beacon, Point Pleasant was a visitor here on Tuesday.

– The Ladies Aid of the Union Church will hold a 15 cent supper in the church basement, Thursday evening, Jan 28 from 5 until 9 o’clock.

– Mr. Joseph G. Endres, of the Sumner, returned to his home here on Tuesday after a two days visit to Philadelphia.

– The Hyuh Tyee of the D.S.C. Club hereby notifies the members that the regular meeting of the Club will be held on Wednesday Jan 27.

– On Thursday Dr. T.C. Scott and Mr. H. G. Titus, of Philadelphia visited here and in the evening went to Point Pleasant on business.

– Contractor E. C. Kramer has gotten out some pretty calendars which show much artistic taste and are greatly admired.

– Grandma Holland returned home after spending several weeks with her daughter, Mrs. Charles Brookfield. Grandma was kept very busy trying to keep little Charles Jr., who is but two weeks old, in good humor.

– Some very pretty calendars have been obtained by Contractor N.E. Rex. They will be highly prized and carefully preserved for their sheer beauty of design. Builder Rex went to Philadelphia to-day on business.

Titty went to the city
to buy for herself a new dress
But when she got there
She found everything in a glare.
So you can guess the rest.
How about it Mikes?

– On Tuesday Chas McDermott, State School Inspector, inspected the new public school built by Contractor Clyde G Marcy. He reported that the building was one of the finest in the country.

– The Stork called at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Christian J. Hiering this (Friday) morning and left a beautiful baby girl. Mother and child are doing nicely. The happy parents are receiving the congratulations of the entire Borough and their many friends in Newark, Trenton, Philadelphia, and other cities.

– The annual meeting of the Arlington Beach Company was held at the New Jersey office 317 Market street, Camden on Thursday and the officers and directors were re-elected as follows: President, R.F. Cummings; secretary, W.H. Cummings; treasurer, Christian J. Hiering. Directors: Christian J. Hiering, R.F. Cummings, Geo. S. Cummings, W.H. Cummings.

– William Reed who received a serious gunshot wound on November 6,  and whose life was despaired of for a long time was sufficiently recovered to leave the Spring Lake Hospital on Tuesday. His mother met him at the hospital and accompanied him to his home here. The doctors said that the recovery of the young man was almost miraculous. He is by no means fully recovered and for some time will visit the hospital twice a week.

Boy Scout Troop Organizing Here
Rush of Boys to be Enrolled. George Holland Tactician and Scout Master.

Steps have been taken to organize a troop of Boy Scouts in Seaside Heights and already there has been a rush among the boys to enroll their names. George Holland who was in the service during the Spanish-American war and is recognized as an efficient drillmaster and tactician, has been chosen scoutmaster.  Clarence Ellis Anthony will be secretary and the other officials including two experts will be elected later.

Among the boys already enrolled are: Clarence E. Anthony, Milton Hibler, George Holland, Charles Patton, George Bennett, Gordon Homer, Charles Homer, Daniel Allen, Harold Hibler, Ellis Maxon, Francis Johnson.

January 15, 1915 Seaside Heights Newspaper Article

SEASIDE HEIGHTS Friday January 15, 1915

Interesting Items Picked Up in the Borough about People You Know

– Mr. William Currie of Philadelphia was a Sunday visitor.

– Mrs. Samuel McNicholl is again ill and confined to her bed (Note: My great grand mother Hellen Gallagher McNicholl age 60)

– Mr. and Mrs. Rosteen Walton are visiting friends in Philadelphia.

– The Ladies Aid expect to hold a supper on the 28th.

– Miss Ruth Garrahan will return next week after spending a long and enjoyable visit to her home at Dallas, PA.

– Mr. J.C. Tindall went to Philadelphia this morning and will attend some of the Rev. “Billy” Sunday services.

– Mr. George Endres, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph G. Endres, of the Sumner Hotel who has been in Philadelphia for some time, returned here.

– Mr. Jack Schuh has been suffering with a very bad cold. He said it was Peach Cordial, that looked like Peach Brandy, what cured it. Anyhow the “Schuh is on the right foot” again.

– Mrs. Frederick J Sales, Mrs. Koch of the Sheridan House; Mrs. G. Hauser, and Mrs. Schrader walked to Lavallette on Sunday afternoon and enjoyed it very much. The walk along the beach was delightful.

– Mr. Ed Schultze, who was severely injured when a scaffolding fell last week, has considerably improved. He has, however, still left with him a badly discolored eye and his left side and left arm are very painful.

– Evangelist Edgar H. Carne, of the Missionary Institute, Nyack, N.Y. who conducted a series of services here a few weeks ago, will preach in the Union Church at the evening services on Sunday. The following Sunday the Rev. Mr. Lawrence will conduct the services.

– At the meeting of the Board of Education on Monday evening, arrangements were made for the official dedication of the new public school and flag raising on Washington’s Birthday. The ways and means committee were instructed to make arrangements for a pole and flag. There will be several influential men and prominent speakers present. Mr. Morris superintendent of schools will be one of the speakers.


The storm of Tuesday night and Wednesday morning did damage to several sections of the coast but Seaside Heights escaped. Seabright, as during former storms, again suffered and so did Atlantic City, Ocean City, and other shore towns. Seaside Park escaped with little damage. The boardwalk at the lower end was slightly damaged and a house under construction was damaged. The Ocean and Bay waters met in the lower section of the borough but little loss followed.

In the course of the storm and the ice floes brought down the bay by the fierce gale, several bents of the bridge were damaged.However, the damage was not nearly as the first reports stated. A legal question as to who will repair the bridge has been raised.

On Sunday a committee inspected the bridge and said a favorable report has been made to accept the bridge. A meeting of the bridge company was have to been called to act on the committees report to meet in Camden tomorrow (Saturday) Messrs Fay & Son, the contractors, declare the bridge was accepted but the bridge company says not. The Bridge Company also pointed out that when their employees went to the bridge on Monday morning they found barriers erected at the entrances and the bridge thus made impassable. In addition to claiming the bridge was accepted, Fay & son further claim that the bridge was built to specifications of the bridge engineer and that if pilings gave away for want of bracing it was not their fault. Further legal entanglements are surely to follow. Former Judge Berry is council for the bridge company and he claims the contractors should repair the damage.


A surprise party was given at the home of Mrs. Olive Bunnell, on Thursday evening, in honor of Mr. Otis Tilton, the popular Seaside Heights school teacher. The evening was spent playing games and music. Among those present were: Mr. and Mrs. F.W. Greger, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kramer, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel McCormick, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Clayton, Mrs. Clyde G Marcie, Mrs. N.E. Rex, the Misses Sara McNichol (My grandmother Age 25), May and Clara Anthony, Reta Bowen, Maud Walton, Eva Homer, Helen Brockway, Leona and Irene Algor, Julia Penn, Messrs. Joseph Patton, Edgar Lewis, Thomas Hultz, Alfred Mathis, Clarance Anthony, and school teacher Bennett from Seaside Park.


The council of the Borough of Seaside Heights, State of New Jersey will receive bids for the supply of equipment for the Seaside Heights Volunteer Fire Company No.1 as follows:

– 24 Fireman’s Coat Black Rubber
– 2 Fireman’s Coats White Rubber
– 24 Fireman’s Helmets Black Leather
– 2 Fireman’s Helmets White Leather
– 6 Fireman’s lanterns

All bids must be received on, or before February 1, 1915, and be plainly marked: +Proposal for Fireman’s Equipment” and must be accompanied with samples of the several articles of equipment required. The proposals and samples to be forwarded to:

Chas. F. Homer, Clerk
Borough of Seaside Heights, NJ

Then he Knows Better.
The average man thinks housework is one continuous round of pleasure until his wife is ill and he tries to get his own breakfast.

100 Years ago: Seaside Heights January 8, 1915

Newspaper Article: SEASIDE HEGHTS, N.J.. FRIDAY JANUARY 8, 1915


Interesting Items Picked up in Borough about the  People You Know.

– Mr. Daniel J. Klee of West Philadelphia, visited his cottage on Sunday.

– Mr. Alfred Hiering spent the holidays with his parents.

– Ask some of the married men how it feels to “bach” it these days.

– Mr. Edward Trill of Philadelphia, was a Sunday Visitor.

– Mrs. N.E. Rex, who has been visiting friends in Philadelphia for two weeks has returned home.

– Mr. Christian Hiering and his son, Christian J. Hiering, were Toms River visitors on Monday.

– Mr. and Mrs. Gifford have rented and are occupying the cottage of A.C. Lewis on Franklin Ave.

– Mr. Clarance D. Anthony was a Toms River visitor on Monday, attending the meeting of the Ocean County Liquor Dealers Association.

– Mr. F.C. Goodwin has resigned as a member of the Board of Health. This became necessary when he was sworn in as a member of Council.

– At the Sunday School election on Sunday Mr. Harry Kramer was elected superintendent in place of Mr. J.C. Tindall. John Barnes was elected assistant superintendent.

– At a congregational meeting of the Union Church, held on Wednesday evening, Miss M.H. Esher was elected treasurer instead of Clyde G. Marcy who resigned. The election of the other officers was postponed until an adjourned meeting to be held in two weeks.

– Dr. Wm. F. Crolins of Philadelphia Mrs. Crolins, and their children spent the weekend at their cottage on Lincoln. They declare there is no place like seaside to spend a few days vacation at any season of the year.

– Evangelist Edgar II Carne, who has been very successful in conducting services at the Union Church here, has returned to the Missionary Institute at Nyack, N.Y.. where he will resume his studies for the ministry. Mr. Carne is a young man of great promise and has made many friends in Seaside Heights.

– The Seaside Heights Volunteer Fire Company transacted quite a good deal of business on Monday evening. Several committees were appointed to look after the good and welfare of the Fire Company and to assist in making every undertaking a success. At the conclusion of the business there was a little “set-out”, a few visitors invited by Mayor Kramer. The Mayor enjoyed himself and for the evening was “one of the boys”.

– Edward Schultze had a narrow escape from death on Tuesday when he fell twenty-two feet while at work on a house in Seaside Park which is being built by J.C. Tindall, of Seaside Heights. Mr. Schultze had his left eye badly injured. Also his left arm and side. His clothing was torn. A small shed in which Mr. Schultze struck as he fell broke the fall. He struck the shed with such force that one end of the shanty was torn away. Ir was caused by the foreman of the work removing a scaffold brace without notifying the men on the job.

 Seaside Heights Newspaper Advertisements from Friday January 8, 1915

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