featured Posts Esther Newman c. 1883 – 1901 First woman graduate of the NJ College of Pharmacy along with Emma Egge. Graduated in April and died in August due to appendicitis after an operation.… Keep reading April 9, 2022April 10, 2022 Margaret Douglas Haines 1884-1966 Lifelong resident of Newark. Member of the General Assembly 1949-1953. Taught at Garfield and Avon Ave Schools. Canteen worker and ambulance driver in WWI. Signal corps driver and USO… Keep reading April 3, 2022April 6, 2022 Mrs. Theresa Knight Moore *See below note on surnames 15 Mar 1907 – Feb 16, 1983 First African American woman employed at Newark Public Library at Springfield Branch in 1937. She graduated the Miner… Keep reading March 18, 2022March 23, 2022 Load more posts Loading… Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again. Latest Posts Authors, Journalists and Writers Kate Louise Roberts 1861-1941 Editor of Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. She got the job through JK Hoyt editor of the Newark Daily Advertiser who was a family friend. Her first publication… Keep reading April 28, 2022May 5, 2022 Born or raised in Newark (high school or before) Ramona Santiago c. 1952- Photo from Newark Library. Ramona Santiago was appointed deputy mayor in 1994. Her grandfather came from Spain to Newark in 1914. She operated the Santiago Funeral Home of… Keep reading April 27, 2022 Born or raised in Newark (high school or before) Connie Francis 1937 (some sources say 1938)- Pop singer and chart topping vocalist. Connie was born Concetta Franconero in the Ironbound section of Newark. The family briefly lived in Brooklyn before moving… Keep reading April 27, 2022April 27, 2022 Other Careers Esther Edwards Burr 1732-1758 Mother of 3rd Vice President Aaron Burr Jr. Esther married Aaron Burr Sr., pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Newark and founder of Princeton University (then the College of… Keep reading April 27, 2022May 2, 2022 Education, Museums and Libraries Frances and Eliza Coult 1836-1935, 1866-1935 Mother and sister of Margaret Coult. Wife and daughter of Joseph Coult, Newark counsel. Frances lived to be 99 and was active in Christ Reformed Chuch in Newark… Keep reading April 22, 2022April 22, 2022 African Americans Miss Rhapsody Viola Wells 1902-1984 Photo from Barbara J Kukla Papers Born in Newark, Viola Wells, known as Miss Rhapsody was an internationally acclaimed jazz, blues and religious singer. In Newark, she sang for… Keep reading April 16, 2022 Load more posts Loading… Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.