Englewood Makes History

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  • Thomas J. Huckin.jpeg

    Thomas J. Huckin was a Bergen County prosecutor and a judge. He graduated from the Englewood public school system. He became a district judge in 1912 and a prosecutor in 1915. He was a Bergen County Bar Association member and the Englewood Board of Education. He was also president of the Englewood Common Council. He was also the first exalted ruler of Elks Lodge #1157. 

    He married May E. Bentley in 1905. He had at least two sons, Richard Springer and Paul Thomas, who both were lawyers. His nephew Le Roy was a lawyer as well. 
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  • Charles F. Hunter.jpg

    Charles F. Hunter was a member of the New Jersey Fish and Game Commission. He served as vice president of the organization. He was also exalted ruler of the Hackensack Elks Lodge #658. 
  • Alfred T. Holley.jpg

    Alfred T. Holley was a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Military. He joined in 1889 and served in the Spanish-American War. He retired in 1909. He was a member of the B.P.O.E Hackensack Elks, Lodge 658, and was elected exalted ruler four times. He was also a businessman and was president of Holley and Smith coal and oil company.

    He married Alice Beatrice Herbert in April of 1914.
  • Cornelia P. Dwight.jpg

    Cornelia P. Dwight was a missionary of the American Board of Foreign Missions in Turkey. She was also a mathematics professor at Elmira College from 1886 to 1910. She was the daughter of minister Harrison Gray Otis Dwight. She was the half-sister of James Harrison Dwight.
  • Irwin William Langston Roundtree.jpg

    Irwin William Langston "Dominie" Roundtree was a minister of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. He was born into slavery sometime between 1855 and 1865. Princeton University alumni files place his birth on September 15, 1855.

    He was one of Princeton's earliest African American graduates, earning a Master of Arts in 1895. He served as pastor of the Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Trenton for twenty-five years. He also was heavily involved in politics in New Jersey. He ran for state government positions, specifically the State Board of Arbitration. He ran for Delegate-At-Large for the Republican Convention in 1936.

    He might have been in Englewood and involved with the AME church in the town in 1890 and 1891. 

    He married Fannie Colson on June 21, 1888.
  • James Harrison Dwight.jpg

    James Harrison Dwight was the first minister of The First Presbyterian Church. This church is the oldest in Englewood. He served from 1860 to 1861. He continued after a leave of absence to serve in the Civil War. He resigned in 1867. He was the son of minister Harrison Gray Otis Dwight. His half-sister was Cornelia P. Dwight
  • Dr Helen Moran The_Record_1932_01_15_11.jpg

    Helen Moran was a doctor at Englewood Hospital. She was possibly the first woman doctor to have worked there.
  • Babatunde Olatunji.jpg

    Babatunde Olatunji was a Nigerian Drummer. His first album was "Drums of Passion" released in 1959. He founded the Center for African Culture in Harlem in the late 1960s. He also worked with other famous musicians and groups, such as the Grateful Dead. He visited Englewood and taught African music and dances to students there. Olatunji was also a Civil Rights Activist. 

    His wife's name was Amy. He had four children.
  • Walter Taylor.jpg

    Walter Taylor was a Reverand at Galilee United Methodist Church and the first ever black elected mayor in Englewood. Taylor went to Clark College and Gammon Theological Seminary. He came north to serve the Trinity Methodist Church in the Bronx from 1945 to 1952. Taylor took leadership at Galilee in 1952. Taylor was the mayor of Englewood from 1972 to 1975. He was also president of the Bergen County branch of the NAACP.

    He married Odella Wynkle. He had three children, Walter Taylor Jr., Mary Overton, and Susie England.
  • Florence Lamont.jpg

    Florence Haskell Corliss Lamont was a civil leader and philanthropist. She graduated from Smith College in 1893 and received an M.A. in Philosophy from Columbia University. Her philanthropic work focused on international peace and education. She supported the New School for Social Research and donated 150 acres in Palisades, New York to Columbia University to establish the Center for Geography Studies. She also supported the League of Nations and the United Nations. She served on the board for both the League of Nations and the Executive Committee of the American Association for the United Nations. 

    She married Thomas William Lamont in 1895. She had four children, Thomas Stilwell, Corliss, Austin, and Eleanor Allen Lamont Cunningham.
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