100 Years Ago Seaside Heights April 2 1915
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Seaside Heights Newspaper Article April 2, 1915

SEASIDE HEIGHTS

Interesting Items Picked Up in the Borough about People You Know

Mr. Wm. Toland of Philadelphia is here for the week-end.

Mayor E.C. Kramer was in Philadelphia on business during the week.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gifford have left town for a short time.

Mr. C.G. Marcy was a Philadelphia visitor during the week.

Mrs. William H. Magill spent several days of the week in Philadelphia.

The Misses Rich have taken the second floor apartment in the Goodwin-Kramer Building.

The builders of the town are seriously thinking of the new form of foundation.

Mr. And Mrs. Robert M. Milne are spending their Easter in the City of Brotherly Love.

Mr. And Mrs. Chas. F. Esher of Philadelphia, are here over the Easter holidays.

Mr. John Milne is here over Easter. He expects to spend much time here during the summer.

Mr. Christian J. Hiering has been named as one of the jurors for the April term of court.

Mrs. Virginia Stanger and her son and daughter are here for the Easter holidays.

Mrs. James T. Leal who enjoyed all there was to be enjoyed for the last month has returned to her home in Philadelphia.

The Sunday School will render a very pleasing Easter program Sunday evening. Mr. J.N. Davis will be the speaker.

A certain young man in town has become so absent-minded of late that he puts his cane to bed and stands himself in the corner.One night this same young man thought the dance floor at the Sheridan needed more support so he put the same cane under the porch.

Rev. Mr. Lawrence of Island Heights had charge of both morning and evening services in the Union Church on Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Currie and their daughter, Miss Currie of Philadelphia have opened their cottage on Fremont avenue for the Easter holidays.

Mr. N. Earl Newman, of Spring Lake and family have leased the third story apartment of the Goodwin-Kramer Realty Building.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank R. Sykes, of Island Heights, have moved here. They have leased a cottage belonging to Mr. F.C. Goodwin on Sumner avenue bayside.

Quite a few visitors are expected here over Easter. Hope the weather will be so fine the ladies can promenade the Boulevard instead of the Boardwalk.

The season here has begun much earlier than usual and never was there such a rush to secure cottages and bungalows as there has been the past few days.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred’k Vieser of Camden were visitors and were much pleased with their new cottage on Sumner avenue built by the E.C. Kramer Co.

Miss Sara Mcnichol was called to Philadelphia during the week to her sister who is confined to her bed the result of nursing her son, Loder, back to health who had a very severe attack of pneumonia.

Mr. Ebenezer Clark of Philadelphia and son are occupying their cottage on Dupont Avenue. Mrs. Clark who is a daughter of Mr. John Milne was unable to travel, having sprained her foot.

Dr. Wm. E. Crolius and Mrs. Crolius and family of Philadelphia are occupying their cottage on Lincoln avenue. They will remain over Easter. They expect to open their cottage earlier than usual this summer.

The Goodwin-Kramer Realty Company reports that the renting of cottages is starting in unusually early this year; all of Mr. Goodwins properties have been rented. While they still have quite a few choice cottages bungalows and apartments for rent for the season they would ask other property owners to place their houses on the list. According to the present indications there will be no trouble in renting houses for the summer.

 

 

Jackson Shiebla & Co Blacksmiths Advertisement March 1915
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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
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Seaside Heights Newspaper Article March 19, 1915

SEASIDE HEIGHTS

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
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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 February 26, 1915
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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.

100 Years ago: Seaside Heights Friday February 19, 1915
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Nugent E Rex Builder of Seashore Homes Seaside Heights NJ Advertisement 1915

Nugent E Rex Builder of Seashore Homes Seaside Heights NJ Advertisement 1915

 Seaside Heights NJ Newspaper Article Friday February 19, 1915

Seaside Heights – Interesting Items Picked up in the Borough about the People You Know

– Mr. and Mrs. W.L Ramage and children, of West Orange, NJ are spending a few days here.

– Although Buz took a very short ride on Tuesday night she will never forget it.

– The Literary Society will hold their next meeting Tuesday evening Feb. 23, in the first floor of the Union Church. A very interesting program has been prepared.

– Yes, we all like pie.

– William King, who has been in charge of the barber shop of Chas. Stults, is about to leave. r. Stults will probably arrange to stay here personally and make this his permanent home.

– Mrs. Anna R. Towers, who formerly had charge of the cooking and dining room at the Sumner Hotel is stopping with friends at Norristown, Pa. Mrs. Towers left here on account of illness and her many friends will be sorry to hear that she has not improved in health.

– The Pennsylvania Railroad has arranged to make an application to the Public Utility Commission for permission to construct a crossing over the tracks at Sherman avenue and and to place a siding on the western side of the tracks for the Barnegat Ice Manufacturing Co.

– Builder J.C Tindall has obtained a contract to errect a hansome bungalow on Sheridan avenue for Mr. J. Leslie Boughnerk of Newark. The bungalow will be of frame construction with cement block foundations and the plans shows that it will be one of the hansomest in the town. Mr. Frank Tindall had the contract signed in Newark on Saturday.

– A most mysterious Valentine party was enjoyed by quite a few, Friday evening at the Marcy’s house. The mysterious part is that noboby knows who gave it, not even Mrs. Marcy, who received a note from the DSC. which included a sample of inivitation and list of people to be invited, asking if her house could be used and of course she consented. But who and what and is and are the D.S.C.? The evening was spent in doing all kind of Valentine stunts which extended into the Wee sma hours of the morning. Those who enjoyed the mysteriousness were: Mr. and Mrs. R. Lemon, Mr. and Mrs. R.M. Milne, Mr. and Mrs. J. Clayton, Mr. and Mrs, Hilbert, Mrs. and Mrs. N.E. Rex, Mr. and Mrs A. Hall, Mrs. Miller, Mrs. O. Bunnel and daughter, Florence, the Misses. Eva, Bessie and Mame Rich, Sara McNicholl, Reta Bowen, and Ruth Garrahan, Messrs. Elbert Tindall, Henry and Edward Meierdierck, Otis Tilton, Henry Garrahan, Joseph Potter, Clarance Wilbert and Alfred Mathis. Those who carried home the prizes were N.E. Rex, First; Elbert Tindall, Second; Joseph Potter, third, and Henry Meierdierck, booby.
Flagraising – Washington Birthday

On Washington’s Birthday there will be a flag raising at the new public school at 1 o’clock in the afternoon. An appropriate program has been arranged. A chorus of school children will sing and addresses will be made by Mayor Kramer and others.

Dance Class Night

A Dance Class Night, in connection with the Seaside Heights Volunteer Fire Company, was held in the Sheridan House on Thursday evening and was well attended. A permanant organization was formed with George Holland, chairman; P.A. Zisgen, treasurer; N.E. Rex, secretary; Elbert Tindall, Jesse Clayton, R.M. Milne, Daniel Allen, rustees. Among those present were mr. and Mrs. Jesse Clayton, mr. and Mrs. R.M. Milne, Elbert W. Tindall, P.A. Zisgen, mr. and Mrs George Holland, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Stults, mr. and Mrs. C.D. Anthony, SA Tollins, George M Endres, Mrs. M. Hibler, Chas Koch, Frank Hewitt, Miss Estella Hewitt, Clifford Brown, and Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Allen, Miss Lucy Jene, Miss Florence Bunnell, Roy D. anthony, Miss E. J. Rich, Mrs. Anna W. Hall, Miss Bess Rich, Henry Meiderick, Mrs Ema E. Rex, Mrs. Olive Bunnell, Mrs. Ivy G. Marcy, Miss Ruth Garahan, Mrs. George Hauser, mrs. Koch, Mrs. F.J.S Sayles, E. Meierdierck, H.W. applegate, Otis Tilton, Mr. and Mrs, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel McCormick, Miss Mame Rich, Miss Sara McNicholl, Jas. Holland.

BRIDGE REPAIRS WILL BE RUSHED

At a meeting of the Bridge company on Saturday the directors decided tto have the necessary repairs made to the bridge and to expedite the work so as t open the great bay highway for travel at the earliest possible date.

According t the directors of the Bridge Company they will seek to hold the original conractors for the construction of the bridge liable for the cost of the repair work. Estimates showed that it will not take more than a few weeks, possibly four, to make the needed repairs. This work was begun during the week and is being rushed to completion.

The opinion of the Bridge Company directors was that the bridge will be in good shape for opening in the early part of April, or probably during the latter part of March so that even the early summer travel will be accommodated.

100 Years Ago: Seaside Heights Newspaper Article Feb 12, 1915
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1915 Newspaper Article for the Sheridan Hotel Seaside Heights NJ

1915 Newspaper Article for the Sheridan Hotel Seaside Heights NJ

Seaside Heights NJ Newspaper Article

Friday February 12, 1915

Seaside Heights – Interesting Items Picked Up in the Borough about People You know.

– Miss Sara McNicholl* spent the week-end with friends at Toms River. (*My Grandmother)

– Mrs. Robert Milne was a Toms River visitor during the week.

– Mr. C. Shultz and family are visiting in Newark.

– The Ladies of the D.S.C. enjoyed a walk from Seaside Park to Seaside Heights Saturday Evening.

– Dr. George A. Jennings, Mrs. Jennings, and daughter, of Mt. Holly spent Wednesday here.

– The Seaside Heights Litery Society met on Tuesday evenning, adopted by-laws and transacted other business.

– A typewriter company has presented mr. Fredk. J.S. Sayles with a handsome gold watch.

– The Camp Fire Girls held a well attended meetin at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence D. Anthony.

– Miss. M.H. Esher has returned here from a visit to her parents in Philadelphia.

– Miss Olive Zisgen, of Arlington, Enjoyed a few days vacation at the home of her sister, Mrs. Christian J. Hiering.

– The First Troop of Boy Scouts had several drills during the week and they are making very rapid progress in learning the Morse code.

– Mrs. Anna M. Hall is with us again. She like Seaside Heights so well that it is trying for her to live in Philadelphia.

– Mr. Karl Weigand, of Philadelphia and one of the summer visitors here, has been given a contract to equip the new public school with window shades.

– Mr. and Mrs. John Whealon and daughter of Philadelphia were sunday visitors. Mr. Whealon has built a store and intends opening for business during the present season.
– The weather has been so very mild here during the past few days that it looks as if summer was about to visit before schedule time. The sunshine these days ought to make everybody happy – even the chronic grouch.

– A meeting of the Bridge Company will be held in Toms River to-morrow (Saturday) when it is expected that definite arrangements will be made to make the necessary bridge repairs.

– Mrs. A.R. Towers who has been associated with the Sumner Hotel in charge of the dining room since last summer, has been ill for some time and has gone to Philadelphia for a rest.

– The organization of the Q.T. Club is making rapid progress. It is composed entirely of ladies and in a short time it is expected that it will be one of the most progressive clubs in the town.

– The newly formed dancing class met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C.G. Marcy on Wednesday night and dancing continuted until a late hour. Some new steps were learned. What became of Mr. and Mrs. R.M. Milne and Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Allen? They were badly missed.

– At a meeting on Thursday at the home of Mrs. Kramer, Sr. Hamilton avenue, a society was organized for Home and Foreign Missions. The following officers were elected; Mrs. Harry Kramer, president; Mrs. C.D. Anthony, corresponding secretary for the Foreign Mission; Mrs. W.H. Magill, secretary; The other officers and committees will be appointed later.

– Now is the time to make preparations for your summer homes. The builders along this section of the coast are planning for one of the busiest seasons they have had in years and a larger number of people than ever are making arrangements to have their seashore cottages and bungalows built ON TIME. Do not leave the building of your summer bungalow or cottage to the last minute. Now is the time to make your plans and to give out the contract for building.

Thomas Mathis Bridge to Seaside 1950s
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This is a 1950’s color postcard of cars heading across the Thomas Mathis Bridge from Toms River into Seaside Heights.

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Boat Rest at Berkeley Seaside Heights NJ 1920s 1930s
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This is a postcard of the Berkeley Marina Seaside Heights NJ. The postcard is from the late 1920s early 1930s

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Bathing Beach at Freemans Bath Seaside Heights NJ 1920s early 1930s
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This postcard is of the bathing beach at Freemans Bath Seaside Heights NJ from the  late 1920s early 1930s.

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