Sarah Schloss

1838-1924 For 38 years, president of the Frauen Verein Naechstenliebe or Friendly Sisters which was a leading Hebrew charitable organization … 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

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

Marie Antoinette Quinby

1848-1909 Born at Park Place, Newark, died in Newark. Attended school at St. Mary’s in Burlington, NJ. Lee wrote, “Beautiful … More

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 … More

Theresa Swartz Grotta

1836-1922 Bohemian Jewish immigrant. Worked tirelessly on behalf of needy families in Newark, president of Hebrew Ladies Immediate Relief Society … More

Anna F Whitmore

1848-May 22, 1934 Founder of girls school: the Newark Seminary. Lifelong Newark resident. She was principal of the school until … More

Dr. Eleanor Haines

1845-1924* First woman admitted to the Medical Society of NJ in 1876. Practiced in Newark for over 50 years. Affiliated … More

Sarah Fawcett

1846-1899 First supervisor of drawing in Newark. She had a “strong personality which was a combination of the clean-cut principles … More

Mary H. Avery Hine

1822-1907 18-year president of the YWCA, later honorary president. On death, she was the oldest member of Christ Church in … More

Nellie Gray (Grashof)

c. 1843-1928 Singer, mezzo-soprano. Active in the choirs at Trinity Cathedral (quartet during Civil War) and B’Nai Jeshurun as well … More

Jeannette Gilder

1849-1916 Worked in the editorial department of the Newark Morning Register and worked for the Newark Registrar of deeds. Wrote … More

Emma Ward Edwards

1845-1896 Emma Ward Edwards was one of the first woman doctors in NJ. Born in Newark, she graduated valedictorian of … More

Amanda Douglas

1831-1916 Children’s author who wrote over 50 books and lived on Summer Ave. Photo from Newark Library. Bibliography Cummings, Charles, … More

Mary Mapes Dodge

1831-1905 Children’s author best known for Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates. Born in Newark and lived there for many … More