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THE PEOPLE OF PORT MORRIS, NEW JERSEY
Note: The photos here are displayed in low resolution, suitable for viewing. For sharp printing you will need to right click/copy the image to your
computer and then use a Photoshop type program to resize the image to 300 dpi for printing.

 
The Licciardiello family in front of their grocery store, 247 Center St, Port Morris, circa 1930
Back row from left: Carmella (Carbonaro),  Mrs. Adrianna Licciardiello ,  Julia (Adanuncio), Mr. Giulio Licciardiello,  Evelyn (DeCarolis)
Front row from left: Lee (Passanante),  Betty (Torrise),  Mike Fennimore (son of Madeline, another daughter),  Stephen.

Wedding of
Antoinette
Licciardiello
& Sam Palumbo

Bridesmaid is
Evelyn Licciardiello,
Groomsman ??
circa 1928

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The Port Morris Transfers Baseball Team, circa 1920,
made up of Railway Employees


Boy Scouts Troop 1, Port Morris, NJ, 1921. Guy Davis is holding US Flag at
left, his family owned a small hotel in Port Morris. The Henderson twins in suits with center parted hair are also seen on our Port Morris Red Man page.

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Most people who live in Port Morris know of the close bonds they have with Netcong, NJ, their neighbor community
just 2 miles away. Both towns had a large involvement with the Morris Canal and then the Railroad.
The large influx of immigrants from Italy starting around 1895 filled both towns with members of extended families, and
many Port Morris families attended St. Michael's Church in Netcong. So, above and below, we're presenting the 2 halves of a
large panoramic photo of the community gathering for the 50th Wedding Anniversary of John and Carmella Demattio held
at their home in Netcong around 1951. The photo scan was supplied by Ronald Waldron, he's the tall boy (below) in front
in the striped shirt holding his little brother Bobby Waldron.

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This panoramic photo was taken by a vintage "Banquet Camera", that rotated to take a very clear photo up to a half circle around a room.
These two halves show the celebration for the 40th wedding anniversary of Biaggio & Natalie Dellamo in 1961 at Mintons, a banquet hall
in Stanhope popular with these Port Morris and Netcong families. Submitted by a family friend.

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Thanks to the Santella and Waldron family for many of the photos on this page !!

 

Some Port Morris graduates of Roxbury High School:

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Kenneth Obdyke, Roxbury HS Yearbook 1927. The family ran a large grocery store in Landing.


Ruth Parcell, Roxbury HS Yearbook 1927


Roosevelt De Marino, Roxbury HS Yearbook 1928, the De Marino family ran a large grocery store and
Dot De Marino was very well known as the Postmaster of the small Post Office in Port Morris and
occasional translator for many older Port Morris residents born in Italy.


Frances Groondyke, Roxbury HS Yearbook 1929. Many families of Dutch ancestry reside in north Jersey.


Thelma Hilts, Roxbury HS Yearbook 1929. The Hilts family came to Morris County before the Revolutionary War.
Among the oldest residents of Roxbury Township, their name appears in several places as landowners on an 1853 map

1956 Graduates of Roxbury High School from Port Morris

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More to come, stay tuned . . .

If you want to submit photos and text of your family history in Port Morris, please email the Editor using the address on the "About" page. We're looking for vintage photos, especially those which show outside scenes of Port Morris. No money changes hands, this is a local community website.

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An aerial view of Port Morris, circa 1936-1950. Clearly visible at center right is the Railroad Train Roundhouse.
Lake Musconetcong is at the bottom. Netcong is just out of view to the right, Landing is at the top left of photo.

If you know Port Morris history and can add to this page, you can

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