Mildred Morris Williams

1905-1958 Born in Newark. One of the early Black teachers in Newark. In 1938 the Herald News called her “one … More

Sarah Bedell Ball

1879-1962 Head of Newark’s business library from 1907-1917 or 1919. Inducted into Special Library hall of fame in 1959 with … More

Sara Jane Ash

1886-1973 One of only two woman engineers at NJ Bell Telephone Company as of 1937. Started in 1902. Born in … More

Dr. Gertrude Ash Golat

c. 1909-1980 Graduate of University of Vienna Medical School, came to Newark in 1939. For 25 years worked as a … More

Rose Baldasare Maker

1913-1997 1939 Women’s Singles NJ Tennis Champion and the Newark Open Champion 4 years in succession. Lived at 258 Van … More

Shirley Northern Green

c. 1935-1983 Appointed director of the Division of Public Welfare in 1978 by Ken Gibson. Previously served as Rent Control … More

Marcia King Stillwell

c. 1846-1929 Daughter of Mary Thompson King. Sister of Harriet and Ellen King. Marcia King was First Assistant to James … More

Helen Berry

c. 1878-1941 Very active in Essex County Republican politics and a member of the Essex County Board of Elections. From … More

Ellen C. King

c. 1839-1936 Daughter of Mary Thompson King and sister of Harriet King Brown. Born at 70 Warren Street and lived … More

Harriet A. King Brown

c.1850-1912 Thanks to Noelle Lorraine Williams for sharing this name and New York Age obituary. The New York Age called … More

Carrie Epps Powell

c. 1905-1987 Born in Newark, attended East Side High, Newark State University and graduated Rutgers in 1931. Worked as a … More

Gladys Berry Francis

c. 1911-1993 Born in Newark.* Director of Elementary Education from 1967-1978. Previously taught at Charlton Street School and South 8th … More