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Biographical Sketch of Robert Parker Miles

Miles, Robert Parker; lecturer; born, Burnley, Lancashire, Eng., July 11, 1866; son of Harrison and Sarah (Parker) Miles; St. Stephens College, Annadale, N. Y., 1885-1888; Union Theological Seminary, 1892; married Lena B. Coburger, of East Orange, N. J., Nov. 12, 1899; ordained Presbyterian ministry, 1892; asst. pastor Rutherford, N. J., 1892-1896; pastor Ravenswood Church, New York, 1896-1897; religious editor New York Evening Journal, 1897-1899; traveled extensively as newspaper and magazine correspondent; has lectured in U. S., Canada and English-speaking countries since 1901; prin. lectures “Tallow Dips,” “Sparks and Dawn”; Progressive Republican; member International Lyceum Ass’n; Eulexion Society (St. Stephens College). Author: “Three Men and a Woman,” 1901; also wrote several chapters of character sketches in “New Metropolis,” 1898, and sketch of George Francis...

Biography of David D. Banta

David D. Banta is the business manager and principal owner of the Riverside Mills. This mill was built by the Riverside Mill Company, Walker & Banta, in May, 1887, and conducted by that firm until the death of Mr. Walker in 1888, since which time Mr. Banta has had the sole management of the enterprise. The Riverside Mills ranks as one of the leading industries of the city, being 106 x 40 feet, and is fitted with the most improved machinery for the manufacture of doors, sash, moldings and all class of work required in building and interior finishing. Mr. Banta, a skilled workman of years of experience, is one of the largest employers of skilled labor in the city, engaging some fifteen men, most of whom are mechanics. The machinery of his works is run by steam, requiring an engine of thirty-horsepower. Mr. Banta was born in Bergen County, New Jersey, in 1859, and was reared and schooled in his native place until eighteen years of age. He then went to New York City and entered upon an apprenticeship at the carpenter and builder’s trade. After serving as an apprentice for four years he engaged as a journeyman, working in that city. He spent nearly six years in New York City and then started Westward, and was engaged as a carpenter and builder in Chicago, and later in Kansas City. In 1883 he came to California, and after six months in San Francisco located in Stockton, and was there employed as a foreman by the firm of P. A. Buell & Co., and later as their bookkeeper. In...

Aquackanonk Tribe

Aquackanonk Indians (from ach-quoa-k-kan-nonk, a place in a rapid stream where fishing is done with a bush-net. Nelson). A division of the Unami Delawares which occupied lands on Passaic River, New Jersey, and a considerable territory in the interior, including the tract known as Dundee, in Passaic, just below the Dundee Dam, in 1678. In 1679 the name was used to describe a tract in Saddle River Township, Bergen County, as well as to designate “the old territory, which included all of Paterson’s of the Passaic River, and the city of Paterson.” The Aquackanonk sold lands in 1676 and...

Vital Records of Bergen New Jersey

Bergen was the location of the first permanent European settlement in the present state of New Jersey. Prior attempts at settlement in locations such as Pavonia, Vriessendael and Achter Col in prior decades all failed due to New Netherland and Lenape Tribe’s incessant warfare with the early settlers in all three locations. It is considered an “historical town” as during its 200 year history its municipal mass slowly eroded until 1862 when the township was dissolved. The records provided in this collection come from two annual editions of the “Year Book of the Holland Society of New York.” They represent the baptisms from 1666-1692 and marriages from 1665-1788. For the most part the names are Dutch in heredity. Baptisms in the Village of Bergen in New Jersey Baptisms in the Village of Bergen in New Jersey 1666 – 1667 Baptisms in the Village of Bergen in New Jersey 1668 – 1673 Baptisms in the Village of Bergen in New Jersey 1674- 1676 Baptisms in the Village of Bergen in New Jersey 1677- 1679 Baptisms in the Village of Bergen in New Jersey 1680 – 1682 Baptisms in the Village of Bergen in New Jersey 1683 -1685 Baptisms in the Village of Bergen in New Jersey 1686 Baptisms In The Village Of Bergen In New Jersey 1687-1689 Baptisms In The Village Of Bergen In New Jersey 1690-1691 Baptisms In The Village Of Bergen In New Jersey 1692 Marriages in the Village of Bergen New Jersey Marriages In The Village Of Bergen In New Jersey 1665 – 1675 Marriages In The Village Of Bergen In New Jersey 1676 – 1686 Marriages...

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