100 Years ago: Seaside Heights March 26 1915

Seaside Heights Newspaper Article March 26, 1915


Interesting Items Picked Up in the Borough about the People You Know

The D.S.C. will hold their regular meeting Tuesday evening, March 29.

Mrs. Anna W. Hall is visiting in Philadelphia.

Mr. J. Milton Slim was a visitor here on Wednesday on business.

Mayor E.C. Kramer visited Toms River on Business on Monday.

Mr. Emmett J. Ross of Philadelphia was a Sunday visitor here.

Mr. and Mrs. Howard M. Keough and their little daughter, Reba were week-end visitors.

Mrs. Thomas Hulse of Toms River spent several days with her daughter Mrs. Olive Bunnell.

The Ladies Aid will hold its regular meeting Friday evening April 2, in the Union Church Hall.

A Koffee Klotch was held in the hall of the Union Church on Friday evening. There was a fair attendance and all had a good time.

Mrs. F.J.S Sayles, who has been visiting her daughters and other relatives in Philadelphia for the past few weeks returned home on Tuesday.

Mr. Christian J Heiring was at Toms River on business on Monday. He also went to Philadelphia on business on Thursday.

Contractor J.C. Tindall is making good progress on the bungalow he is building on Sheridan avenue. It is to be one of the handsomest in Seaside Heights when completed.

Miss Fay, the missionary from Burmah, will be with us Monday next and will give a lecture and stereoptican views in the halls of the Union Church Monday evening. The pictures are assured this time. All welcome.

The Fire Co. will hold a Lunch Box party at the Sheridan, Monday evening April 5. The ladies are asked to donate a box of lunch for two with the donor’s name on it and the boxes will be auctioned off. The box bringing the highest amount will win a prize. Everybody welcome.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo A Shoch of Philadelphia their niece Miss Florance Bennett came here on Wednesday and opened their cottage for the season.  Mr. and Mrs. Shoch are among the first of the season’s arrivals and they will remain until the end of summer.

The “barn dance” at the Sheridan on Thursday night was one of the most successful ever held here. The women and girls were costumed as country maids and the men were dressed as farmers. The dancing was led by Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Allen, who are experts in the terpsichorean art.

A big gang of men has been at work since Wednesday constructing a siding for the new ice plant. The work will be completed in a few days and the siding will be one of the most complete of any manufacturing company in the county. The ice plant is prepared to fill all orders with expedition. Those requiring supplies of ice for the summer season should place their orders at once.

Some of the daintiest caps of the season are being made by Mrs. Joseph Brenner. For evening wear nothing is more handsome than a pretty cap and the creations of Mrs. Brenner are among the most pretty to be seen anywhere. Ladies are requested to call at Mrs. Brenner’s place on Hamilton avenue, Bayside, and inspect them. Those who have their own special designs should also consult with Mrs. Brenner, who will make any design to order.

Mr. Howard M. Keough of Philadelphia has arranged to open a dairy here. Pasturized milk, cream, buttermilk, butter, eggs, and poultry, and there will be a general delicatesen store in connection with the dairy. Deliveries will be made in Seaside Park, Ortley, and Lavallette as well as in Seaside heights. Mr. Keough has assured us that only the best of everything will be handled and we bespeak for him a large share of public patronage. He understands the business and many of the summer visitors from Philadelphia know Mr. Keough as a dependable and they will become his customers here. Many orders have been already booked. Under the name of the Coast Dairy Company, Mr. Keough will open his place of business on Monday, April 5, at Dupont avenue and the Boulevard.

The Literary Society had a well attended meeting Tuesday evening and all seemed to enjoy all that took place especially the speech that the president, Mrs. N.E. Rex made. Hope all will remember that speech when they are called on to do their duty. The following entertainment followed the business: Piano selection, Mr. Tilton; reading “the Humors of Elocution” Miss Sarah McNicholl; solo, “Johnnie Sands,” Florence Bunnell; recitation, “Aunt Tabitha,” Reta Bowen; piano selection, Mr. Tilton; debate “Resolve that a boardwalk is needed at Seaside Heights this summer”. Those who took part in the debate where Miss Bess Rich and Jackson Shibla. While the judges decided in favor of the affirmative, Mr. Shibla, by two points, quite a few seemed to think the negative had more points that the affirmative. So you see an audience is always two sided.

Samuel A. Tollins has been appointed mail pouch carrier at the local Post Office. He will take all mail to and from trains.

Miss Margaret Nutt of the Delmar Apartments, Germantown was a weekend visitor of Mr. and Mrs.Fred’kJ.S. Sayles.

Builder N.E. Rex has obtained a contract from Morris L. Selfridge Philadelphia to erect a bungalow here and is to be completed for occupancy early this summer.

Mrs. Jackson Shibla, who spent a few days in Philadelphia visiting her mother, Mrs. Peter Jones has returned to her home. She had a very pleasant time.

For several weeks past Chief Anthony has had quite a few regular visitors – not at his home, for they were unwelcomed guests – but at the local jail where he accommodated them for the night.

Mr. Otto Geiler, the well-known organist of Philadelphia, was a weekend visitor. He is making improvements to his bungalow among which is the erection of a grape arbor. He will entertain extensively here this summer.

Walter Irons, of Toms River was a visitor at the home of Mr. Clarance D. Anthony on Wednesday, and he visited the new ice plant. The review plan and a number of other places in the town.

Mrs. Fergusson wife of Mayor Ferguson, Pt. Pleasant, and two sisters Mrs. John Herbert, Bayhead, and Mrs. William Reid, Lake Como were recent visitors at the home of their brother Mr. Jackson Shibla and Mrs. Shibla. They were greatly pleased with Seaside Heights.

Mr. N.E. Rex spent the greater part of the week in Philadelphia, attending to business.

One of the speakers Monday night was applauded so much that she grew tired responding so decided to simply make a graceful bow and then someone asked him what made her forget her piece.


Jackson Shiebla & Co Blacksmiths Advertisement March 1915

Jackson Shibla & Co Blacksmiths and wheelrights, Franklin Avenue Seaside Heights NJ March 1915

Jackson Shibla & Co Blacksmiths and wheelrights, Franklin Avenue Seaside Heights NJ March 1915

This is a March 1915 newspaper advertisement for Jackson Shibla & Co Blacksmiths and Wheelrights located on Franklin Avenue Seaside Heights NJ

100 Years ago: Seaside Heights March 19 1915

Seaside Heights Newspaper Article March 19, 1915


Interesting Items Picked Up in the Borough about People You Know

Mrs. Selfridge was the guest of Mrs. Leal on Sunday.

Clyde G. Marcy was in Philadelphia Monday and Tuesday on business.

W.W. Hauser of West Philadelphia is visiting friends at Seaside heights.

Miss M.H. Esher has returned here after a visit to the home of her parents in Philadelphia.

Don’t forget the Literary Society’s meeting Tuesday Evening. All welcome.

Mr. Fred Ruck and Mr. William Belz, both of Manayunk, were visitors during the week.

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Klee and children spent Sunday with Mrs. Jams T. Leal on Dupont Avenue.

Mr. Edmund C. Kramer has been a Philadelphia visitor since Thursday on business.

Mr. and Mrs. E.T. Appley, of Camden, were Sunday visitors at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Elsa M. Titus.

Anyone interested in building should write to Clyde G. Marcy for pamphlet illustrating a number of the best cottages and bungalows in the Borough.

Rev. James Morgan Read, a widely known pulpit orator, died on Tuesday night at his home in New Brunswick.

Attorney James Mercer Davis was here on Wednesday on Borough business. He attended the meeting of Council.

One of the most attractive signs along the beach has just been completed by W.W. Hauser, for Contractor Clyde G. Marcy.

Mr. James T Leal of West Philadelphia certainly has been enjoying his week-ends since spending them down here.

Mr. and Mrs. Christian J. Hiering ‘s baby daughter who has been ill is very much improved and she is still suffering from a severe cold.

WE had electric lights here for the first time this morning at the new ice plant. The plan was lighted from its own plant and everything worked splendidly.

The D.S.C. held their meeting Tuesday evening and transacted a lot of business which will make some people around here sit up and take notice before long.

The Fire Company held its regular meeting on Monday evening and quite a lot of business was transacted, the main thing being the formation of the Relief Association.

An entertainment will be held under the auspices of the D.S.C on Monday evening March 22, at the School house at 8 o’clock sharp. Admission free.

Mrs. Anna W Hail who has been occupying her house for several weeks will go to Philadelphia on Wednesday for business. Mrs. Hall is making arrangements to make Seaside Heights her permanent home.

Mr. Joseph G. Endres has artistically decorated his general store on Sumner and the boulevard for Easter. The stock of Easter cards and souveniers is larger than ever before displayed and affords a choice assortment suitable to all tastes and at exceptionally low prices. Call at the store and see for yourself the choice of cards. Make your selections early as the cards are such beauties that they will be quickly picked up.

100 Years Ago: Electric Light Near March 19 1915

Seaside Heights News Paper Article March 19, 1915

Electric Light Near

Council Pushes Plans for the Erection of plant and Recommends Purchase of Water Works.

That Seaside Heights will have one of the most up-to-date electric light plants in the country before the season opens was promised by the members of Council at their meeting on Wednesday. Plans were made to expedite the erection of the new electric light plant but before building can be begun a special election must be held to vote on the taking over by the Borough of the water plant of the Peninsula Water Company.

Everyone is agreed that the Borough should own its own water supply as well as it s electric light plant and other public utilities. The electric light plant will be built on a part of the ground of the water plant and thus save the cost of purchasing ground. Both the water plant and the electric light plant can be operated in conjunction and at considerable saving to the Borough and what saves the Borough money is also a saving to the taxpayers. Every property owner should see to it that the vote in favor of taking over the water plant is unanimous. By taking over the water plant the ground for the electric light plant can be secured without cost and work on the electric light plant can be started the morning after the voters decide to buy the water plant. Both the water plant and the electric light plant will be two of the Borough’s greatest assets.

At the council meeting several resolutions were adopted which are printed an another page.

100 Years Ago: Seaside Heights March 12, 1915

Newspaper Article from March 12, 1915


Interesting Items Picked Up in the Borough about People You Know

Mr. G Mannschreck, of Philadelphia, was a visitor during the week.

Miss Wilts was a guest of Capt. and Mrs. Bowen.

Miss Wilts presided at the organ at the Union Church services.

Miss M. F. Esher will spend the week-end with her parents in Philadelphia.

Is it true that the S.S. C “canned” the dance?

Builder Nugent E. Rex was in Philadelphia on business on Wednesday and Thursday.

Who is the young man who is going to Philadelphia on Sunday to hear “Billy” Sunday and ___

The Misses Rich entertained a few of the ladies Monday evening. All had a good time.

The Board of Trade held its meeting Saturday evening in spite of the bad weather which prevailed.

Mr. William S. Bennett, of Moorestown, was a recent visitor and guest of Mr. Clyde G. Marcy.

Mrs. J.C. Tindall went to Philadelphia to hear “Billy” Sunday. She was much impressed with his sermons.

Miss Mary Kirkpatrick has returned home after spending several weeks with her neice, Mrs. Charles Brookfield.

Special services will be held at the Union Church on Easter Sunday by the Sunday School. There will be special music.

Little Ruth Kramer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kramer, is spending some time with friends in Philadelphia.

The Seaside Heights Volunteer Fire Company held a special meeting Monday night and accepted their bylaws in book form.

An evening party was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. N. E. Rex on Wednesday evening. Every one had a good time – thanks to the good hostess.

Dr. G. Gould Lawyer and a friend motored here from Germantown and spent the week-end. Dr. Lawyer expects to make many of these trips as soon as the bridge across Barnegat Bay is opened for traffic.

Mrs. Joseph Brenner and family have returned here and are occupying their house on Hamilton avenue, bayside, where they will remain permanently.

It is reported that the Camp Fire girls have disbanded. Some of the members, however, stated that they would reorganize and that a new Guardian would be appointed.

Mrs. Anna W. Hall expects to go to Philadelphia next week and make arrangements to have her furniture brought here. She likes Seaside Heights so well that she will make this town her permanent home.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hiering were recent visitors at the home of the former’s father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Hiering. Mr. and Mrs. Hiering had with them their baby boy.

The baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christian J. Hiering became so ill on thursday that Dr. Dennison, of Pt. Pleasant, had to be called in to treat her. The child’s speedy recovery is earnestly hoped for.

Miss Clementine Moore, of Philadelphia, was a recent visitor and spent some days at the Sumner Hotel. She will be here during the coming season and with her will be her friend, Mrs. Ward, when they will reorganize the Suffragists.

Miss Richardson returned to her home in Philadelphia after spending a very pleasant week with the Misses Rich. Miss Richardson is very handy with the brush and spent part of her time making sketches, especially of the ocean and beach which certainly are fine.

The many young friends of Howard M. Keough, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard M. Keough, of Philadelphia, will be pleased to learn that he has recovered after having an arm broken. A boy tripped him in the school yard and he fell fracturing the arm.

If any matron has any curiousity regarding the Masonic organization and would like to become a member, we would advise her to consult Mr. McNicholl first. No doubt her curiousitty will be satisfied and she will be perfectly willing to let “hubby” go to his F.A.M in peace rather than becoming a member herself.

The Manhassett Realty Co. has awarded the contract for the erection of three bungalows, which they have given the purchers lots in block 8 to The Edmund C. Kramer Co. These bungalows were auctioned off in the Manhasset office in Philadelphia on Saturday and two were purchased by G. Mannschreck and one by Charles Walter, both of Philadelphia.

Mayor Kramer has presented the Fire Company with a very appropriate sign and had it placed over the door of the Company’s hedquarters. The sign has on it the name of the Fire Company, artistically painted and it makes a good showing from the boulevard and other points. Mayor Kramer will receive the thanks of the “boys” as well as the people generally.


100 Years Ago: Seaside Heights March 5 1915

Newspaper Article from 100 Years ago:  March 5, 1915


Interesting Items Picked Up in the Borough about People You Know

The “D.S.C” held their regular meeting Tuesday Night.

Miss Richardson of Philadelphia is the guest of the Misses Rich.

Have you noticed the “Sparkler” on the left hand of one of our young ladies?

Mayor E.C. Kramer is on the sick list and is confined to his house with a severe cold

Mr. Samuel Tollins, foreman for the Edmund C. Kramer Company, who has been ill for several days, is much improved.

George Taylor has been on the sick list for several days. He is reported as being considerably better and will soon return to work.

Mrs. J.T. Leal and Mrs. G. Green attended the dance Thursday evening and declared they had a royal good time.

The Fire Company will hold a special meeting on Monday, March 8, when the new by-laws will be accepted in the book form, and the matter of relief and incorporation will be taken up.

The old saying “love is blind” must be true, for a certain young man waited for his lady love from four until six only to find that she had passed one hour before six.

Mrs. James T. Leal, of West Philadelphia, is occupying her Bungalow on Dupontavenue and has her guests Mrs. George Green and her son, also of West Philadelphia.

Evangelist Edgar C. Carne, of Nyack, N.Y. had charge of the services in the Union Church Sunday evening. His many admirers regret he will not be able to be among us again for some time.

Roy Lemmon, who has been on the sick list, is much better. Gorge Lemmon, a brother of Roy Lemmon of this town, was painfully injured a few days ago by being struck by a trolley car while crossing a street in Camden.

The Literary Society will hold their regular meeting in the Union Church basement on Tuesday evening. A very interesting program has been prepared and all are invited to attend especially the councilmen of the borough as there will be something that ought to interest them.

A dance at the Sheridan on Thursday night there was a larger attendance than at any yet held. Elaborate arrangements have been made by the entertainment committee of the Fire Company for an old fashoned barn dance for tomorrow (Saturday) night.

100 Years Ago: Seaside Heights February 26, 1915

Albert C Lewis Lumber and Millwork Advertisement 1915

Albert C Lewis Lumber and Millwork Advertisement 1915

Seaside Heights NJ Newspaper Advertisement Friday February 26, 1915

Seaside Heights: Interesting Items Picked Up in the Borough about the People You Know

– Mr. Robt. F. Cummings was among the Sunday visitors here.

– Mr. and Mrs. C. Milton Stimis, of East Orange, opened their cottage over the holiday.

– Mrs. Graham and her daughter, Miss Anna Graham, of Philadelphia, were among recent visitors.

– Miss Mary Kirpatrick is visiting her neice, Mrs. Chas. Brookfield, near Camden.

– Mr. George Todd, of Philadelphia, was here on Sunday and inspected his cottage which escaped damage during recent storms.

– Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Raage and family, of West Orange, who have been spending a few days here have returned to their home.

– Mr. and Mrs. Howard M. Keough, and their little daughter, Reba, and Mrs. Graham, all of Philadelphia, are spending a few days here.

– Mr. George Kykes, of Philadelphia, was the recent guest at the home of his brother, Mr. Frank R. Sykes, on Simson Ave.

– Quite a few of ur people attended the ball at Seaside Park, Monday night. All declared they had a fine time.

– The Camp Fire Girls will give an ice cream and cake party sale in the first floor of the Union Church on March 15 at 7:30 PM.

– Mr. William Hunter of Philadelphia secretary of the Seaside Building & Loan Association visited here on Sunday.

– Mr. Arthur R. Meyers, the popular captain of the fish pound, visited Philadelphia during the week and mixed business with pleasure. He will present a report later and his friends insist on a detailed one.

– Since our friend Jess rescured himself from a watery grave (tell it not that it was a barrel of water) Uncle Sam heard of the feat and appointed him a member of the Coast Guad Service. If Uncle Sam had known how he treated his friends on the bay last winter he would have made him a captain.

– Mr. and Mrs. C. Milton Stimis of East Orange spend the weekend and Washingtons birthday here. They were accompanied by their son Mr. Harvey Stimis, Mrs. Stimis and baby, and Mr. Joseph Hauser. This was the first visit of Mr. Hauser who is a brother of Messrs. George and William Hauser to Seaside Heights and he was delighted with the Town.