Wednesday, April 30, 2008
I MUST ADMIT TO IGNORANCE ABOUT THIS SPECIFIC LOCATION. I KNOW VERY LITTLE ABOUT THE REED ERA IN HAMILTON HISTORY. PERHAPS A MERCERVILLE OLD TIMER CAN GIVE ME SOME INFORMATION. I KNOW IT IS ON QUAKER BRIDGE ROAD, BUT WOULD BE INTERESTED IN KNOWING WHAT IS LOCATED ON THE PROPERTY IN THE OLD PHOTO ABOVE.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
MANY THANKS, GARY!
Saturday, April 19, 2008
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP IS ON THE BORDER OF TRENTON, SHARING THE OLD BORO OF WILBUR. NUMEROUS NEWS ARTICLES FROM THE PAST INCLUDE AREAS OF TODAY'S BROMLEY, AND THE LIBERTY OLDEN AREA AS WILBUR. HERE IS THE REAL ESTATE AD FOR "NEW WILBUR," THAT AREA THAT TODAY WE KNOW AS HOMEDELL.
Friday, April 18, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Mattie Joeick Blackwell
|Mattie Joeick Blackwell HAMILTON TOWNSHIP - Mattie Joeick Blackwell, 70, died peacefully Sunday at Compassionate Care Hospice at St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton. Born in Trenton, she was a lifelong Trenton area resident. Mrs. Blackwell was employed by the State of New Jersey for 45 years, and retired in January, 2008 from the New Jersey Division of Aging, Health and Senior Services, Trenton. Daughter of the Thomas A. and Anna Mancak Eubanks, and wife of the late Jack Blackwell, she is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Frank III and Candice Joeick of Hamilton Township; two daughters and a son-in-law, Deborah and Gene Norton of Hamilton Square, and Catherine M. Joeick of Hamilton Township; a brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Mary Eubanks of Whiting; five grandchildren, Amber and Zackary Joeick, Eugene Norton III and his wife Jessica, and Matthew and Jason Norton; her former husband, Frank Joeick Jr. of Hamilton; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held 9:30 a.m. Thursday from the Brenna Funeral Home, 340 Hamilton Ave., Trenton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Raphael's Church, 3500 South Broad St., Hamilton. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Hamilton. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Brenna Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to Compassionate Care Hospice, 601 Hamilton Ave., 6th Floor, Trenton, NJ 08629, or the American Cancer Society, 3076 Princeton Pike, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648. 0002604905-01-1.jpg|
Published in The Times, Trenton, on 4/15/2008.
Monday, April 14, 2008
OUT OF THE 50,000 PLUS HITS ON THIS SITE, I WOULD ASSUME THAT THERE ARE ABOUT 5 HITS THAT WERE DUE TO AN OLD TIMER (LIKE ME) IN THE OVER 70 GENERATION WHO IS INTO COMPUTING. THIS IS THEIR QUIZ. I LOVE THE MUSIC OF WORLD WAR II. PROBABLY BECAUSE I GREW UP WITH IT. EVEN THOUGH THE GENERATION IN WHICH I CAME OF AGE WAS THE 1950'S. HOW I LOVED TO LISTEN TO WBUD AND THE "BIG TOP TEN" AT MID DAY, AND MY FAVORITE DISK JOCKEY, JACK PINTO ON THE MORNING DRIVE. BUT ALAS, TIMES HAVE CHANGED THE "OLDIES" STATIONS THAT ONCE PLAYED THE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC OF PERRY COMO, ANDY WILLIAMS, PATTI PAGE, DEAN MARTIN, DON CORNELL AND MANY OTHER WONDERFUL VOCALISTS, DON'T FIT INTO THE TARGETED YOUNGER SEGMENT OF LISTENERS WHICH IS SO COVETED BY COMMERCIAL BROADCASTERS. IT MAKES ONE WONDER WHY THE AIRWAVES CAN'T BE SHARED WITH ALL LISTENERS. WBUD'S 60'S MUSIC IS VERY LISTENABLE, BUT I SURE WOULD LIKE TO SEE JACK PINTO BRING BACK THE MUSIC OF HIS GENERATION. JACK'S SUNDAY MORNING'S "BREAKFAST WITH FRANK" IS WONDERFUL; I NEVER MISS IT...BUT I'D ALSO LIKE TO HAVE BREAKFAST WITH PERRY COMO, ANDY WILLIAMS, AND ALL OF OUR GREAT VOCAL TALENTS FROM THE 50'S. TO THEIR CREDIT, WBCB-AM (1490) IN LEVITTOWN SETS ASIDE PROGRAMMING SEGMENTS FOR ALL GENRES FROM POLISH, IRISH, COUNTRY, AND "OUR" MUSIC. I SELDOM MISS LISTENING TO GERALDINE MCSORLEY'S "IRISH AIRES" ON SATURDAY MORNINGS. BY THE WAY: I AM STILL BRINGING THOSE GREAT OLD SONGS BACK WITH MY COMPUTER ORCHESTRA PLAYING "THE MUSIC WE GREW UP WITH" AT KUSER FARM.
Friday, April 11, 2008
Monday, April 07, 2008
WHEN A COLLEAGUE IN THE LIBRARY ARTS RESPONDS TO MY WEBSITE, IT IS LIKE A SIP OF THE NECTAR OF THE GODS! I HAVE SENT MY WEB INFO TO THE TRENTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY, THE TRENTON PUBLIC LIBRARY AND OTHER LOCAL VENUES, BUT FOR WHATEVER REASON, THEY HAVE NOT BEEN ACKNOWLEDGED. THANK YOU VERY MUCH MS. PAUL. I WILL ACCESS YOUR WEBSITE.TOM GLOVER
Your web site is outstanding!!
Here is the url of the blog from the Archives of the Sandusky Library, if you would
like to take a look:
Dorene Paul, Reference Assistant
Sunday, April 06, 2008
A SUBSEQUENT EMAIL FROM GARY LIPPINCOTT SHEDS LIGHT ON THE ESCAPE CHUTE. THANKS, GARY. (http://www.grovevillememories.blogspot.com)
Saturday, April 05, 2008
THIS IS A RESPONSE TO A VISITOR WHO PREFERS ANONYMITY, I RECEIVED AN EMAIL REQUESTING THE LOCATION OF ROEBLING'S "RICHMOND HILL."
"RICHMOND HILL" WASN'T A SECTION OF TRENTON. IT WAS THE NAME OF THE WASHINGTON ROEBLING ESTATE. IT WAS LOCATED ON WEST STATE STREET BEYOND THE SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIAL ARTS. THE PROPERTY EXTENDED ALL THE WAY TO THE RIVER (STACY PARK AREA). I'M NOT SURE, BUT I THINK IT IS NOW THE LOCATION OF STATE BUILDINGS.
Friday, April 04, 2008
DE LAVAL STEAM TURBINE COMPANY WAS A SAD, SAD EVENT IN THE ANNALS OF HAMILTON TOWNSHIP AND MERCER COUNTY HISTORY. MY MANY YEARS IN THE BEARING AND POWER TRANSMISSION INDUSTRY STARTED IN 1951 WHEN I GRADUATED FROM HAMILTON HIGH SCHOOL. BACK THEN, TRENTON AND THE SURROUNDING AREA WAS ALIVE WITH HEAVY INDUSTRY. TO NAME JUST A VERY FEW: AMERICAN STEEL AND WIRE, AMERICAN BRIDGE, TERNSTEDT DIVISION OF GENERAL MOTORS, GENERAL ELECTRIC CO. BAYER ASPIRIN, L.A. YOUNG SPRING AND WIRE, KAYE TEX MANUFACTURING COMPANY, CHASE AIRCRAFT, WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC, C.V. HILL....I COULD GO ON. THEN A COMBINATION OF UNION BENEFITS, EXPENSIVE LABOR, AND OFF SHORE FOREIGN COMPETITION SLOWLY ERODED THE INDUSTRIAL OUTPUT AND PLANTS BEGAN TO MOVE AWAY. A REAL BLOW TO THE AREA WAS U.S. STEEL'S FAIRLESS WORKS. I REMEMBER IN THEIR CAREFREE YEARS IN THE EARLY '50'S WHEN MY NEIGHBOR GOT A 13 WEEK PAID VACATION. CAPITALISM AT ITS BEST!