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Passaic, New Jersey, USA

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Where is Passaic, New Jersey, USA? 

Passaic, Passaic, New Jersey, USA
The city originated from a Dutch settlement on the Passaic River established in 1679 which was called Acquackanonk. Industrial growth began in the 19th century, as Passaic became a textile and metalworking center. Passaic was formed within Acquackanonk Township on March 10, 1869, and was incorporated as an independent village on March 21, 1871. Passaic was chartered as a city on April 2, 1873...wikipedia

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Passaic, New Jersey, USA - Lackawanna R.R. Station
Passaic, New Jersey, USA

Lackawanna R.R. Station
Passaic, New Jersey, USA - West Main Ave. (1910)
Passaic, New Jersey, USA

West Main Ave. (1910)
Passaic, New Jersey, USA - Junior High School
Passaic, New Jersey, USA

Junior High School

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News  1873 - Destructive Conflagration In Passaic-Loss, $6,000-Two Men Burned To Death.
The most disastrous conflagration that has ever occurred in Passaic, N.J., began just before...Read MORE...

News  1897 - EXCITING FIRE IN PASSAIC. Many Persons Escape By the Roof - Two Rescues by Firemen.
PASSAIC, N. J., Sept. 21. - Eight families were caught in the upper floors of the three-story brick ...Read MORE...

News  1899 - MEAT AND TURKEYS BURNED. Flames Destroy the Plant of the Passaic Beef Company.
Passaic, N. J., Nov. 27. - The plant of the Passaic Beef Company on the Erie Railroad, near the...Read MORE...

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Passaic June 2 - A broken axle on and east-bound freight caused...Read MORE...

Passaic, a city of Passaic co., N. J., pleasantly situated on a river of the same name and on the...Read MORE...

News  1911 - June 1 - 1st US group insurance policy written, Passaic, NJ

June 1, 1911
News  1933 - Orphan Boys Prevent Wreck of Train Carrying 500 Persons.
Passaic, N. J., May 4. - Quick work of six boys from the Passic Orphan Asylum was credited today...Read MORE...

News  1944 - March 20 - Bus falls off bridge into Passaic River NJ, killing 16
March 20, 1944

Ancestors Who Were Born Here

flag  Martha ASHTON (24 January 1869, Passaic, New Jersey, USA - , )

flag  Charles Joseph BLESSING (10 April 1879, Passaic, New Jersey, USA - 12 December 1916, Brooklyn, New York, USA (Flatlands) (Flatbush)) gravestone

flag  Henry FALKINER (1845, Passaic, New Jersey, USA - 16 September 1867, Passaic, New Jersey, USA)

World War I Soldier flag  William H HARDIFER (1 January 1894, Passaic, New Jersey, USA - 1979, ) gravestone

flag  Edward Wyman JEWETT (7 June 1888, Passaic, New Jersey, USA - 21 February 1926, Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA) gravestone

flag  John E SEILING (1 November 1868, Passaic, New Jersey, USA - , )

flag  Lettie SPEER (1824, Passaic, New Jersey, USA - 12 November 1864, Passaic, New Jersey, USA)

flag  Eliza WILBER (1832, Passaic, New Jersey, USA - 7 January 1868, Passaic, New Jersey, USA)

Ancestors Who Died Here

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