featured Posts Ellen C. King c. 1839-1936 Daughter of Mary Thompson King and sister of Harriet King Brown. Born at 70 Warren Street and lived there most of her life. Went to North Carolina after… Keep reading 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 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 Load more posts Loading… Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again. Latest Posts Born or raised in Newark (high school or before) Jessie Yearance Cann 1882-1964 First woman to gain a Phd in Chemistry at Columbia. She was born in Newark to Frank (Newark alderman) and Fanny Cann and a 1901 graduate of Newark High.… Keep reading African Americans Mary Womble Spruel 1906-1988 An early Black teacher, hired in 1945 (see Timeline, bottom of page here). Born and raised in Montclair and taught for a total of 48 years, mostly in Newark. Had… Keep reading African Americans Dorothy Turpin Smith 1910-1987 An early Black teacher, hired in 1945 (see Timeline, bottom of page here). Was eventually appointed Supervisor of Music for Vocal Instruction for Newark. Retired after 30 years in… Keep reading Born or raised in Newark (high school or before) Maude E Emery 1888-1973 Born in Boston, came to Newark before 1905. Graduated Barnard in 1910. Taught Latin and History at South Side High School for 41 years. Bibliography “Miss Emery 85 Newark… Keep reading Born or raised in Newark (high school or before) Bertha Rosenthal 1891-1957 Early College of Pharmacy graduate in 1909, “one of the youngest graduates of the college”. Only one other woman graduated that year, though the first woman graduates were in… Keep reading African Americans Sarah Elizabeth Collins Houston 1896-1986 Grandmother of Whitney Houston. Born in California in 1896 but lived in Newark on Beach St by the time she was 14. Her father was minister at St. James… Keep reading Load more posts Loading… Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.