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William Christopher Nestor

Male 1884 - 1935  (50 years)


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  • Name William Christopher Nestor  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Born 13 Dec 1884  , Franklin Borough, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6, 7, 9
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Oct 1935  Post Graduate Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    Buried 24 Oct 1935  St. Thomas Cemetery, Ogdensburg, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    Person ID I243  Main
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2011 

    Father Patrick Nestor, Jr.,   b. 23 Feb 1857, , Dorset, Bennington County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1910, , Hardyston (now Franklin), Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Anna Berrigan,   b. 22 Apr 1858, , Hardyston (now Franklin), Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1901, , Hardyston (now Franklin), Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 7 Feb 1884  , Hardyston, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 12, 13
    Family ID F132  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Fannie Oliver,   b. 21 Nov 1888, , Hunlock, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1962, 1701 North George Mason Drive, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married Between 20 Apr 1908 and 19 Apr 1909  , Franklin Borough, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. William Clare Nestor,   b. 12 Aug 1909, , Franklin Furnace, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1952, 3800 Reservoir Road NW, Washington, District of Columbia County, District of Columbia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)  [natural]
     2. Robert Patrick Nestor,   b. 9 Oct 1911, , Franklin Borough, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1931  (Age 19 years)  [natural]
     3. John Oliver Nestor, M.D.,   b. 7 Nov 1912, , Franklin Borough, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1999, , Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)  [natural]
     4. Edwin "Francis" Nestor, Sr.,   b. 9 Jun 1914, , Franklin Borough, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1991  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
     5. Caroline Nestor,   b. 3 Jun 1916, , Franklin Borough, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1993  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
     6. Mary "Eileen" Nestor,   b. 6 Apr 1918, , Franklin Borough, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 2005  (Age 86 years)  [natural]
     7. Joseph Edwin Nestor,   b. 9 Sep 1920, , Franklin Borough, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1987, , Falls Church, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)  [natural]
     8. Claire Ann Nestor
     9. Paul Edward Nestor,   b. 21 Oct 1925, , Franklin Borough, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 2006, , Charlotte Hall, St. Mary's County, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
     10. Edward Nestor,   b. 14 Jan 1928, , Franklin Borough, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 2011, 510 Butler Avenue, Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2011 
    Family ID F113  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Biographical sketch from pages 270 and 271 of "Northwestern New Jersey, A History of Somerset, Morris, Hunterdon, Warren and Sussex Counties, Volume III"

      "William C. Nestor, the first son and first child of Patrick J. and Mary A. (Berrigan) Nestor, received his education in the public schools of the community in which he was born, Franklin, and immediately after completion of these courses of study he became an apprentice to the papermaking trade. He soon learned and mastered this type of endeavor, and he made it his business for a period of some four years. Then, on January 1, 1906, he became identified with the New Jersey Zinc Company, at Franklin, New Jersey, and he has remained with this concern ever since, filling at the date of the writing of this biographical history (1926), the position of employment manager.

      Despite the varied duties of the work in which he has been engaged, Mr. Nestor has still found time in which to take an active interest in the civic and general community affairs of his town. He is, indeed, a man who is noted for the excellent manner in which he stands behind any movement designed for the welfare or advancement of his community. For a period of some six years he was an active member of the Franklin Board of Education, he is commissioner and a member of the police committee for a very considerable number of years; he is a member of the Franklin Chamber of Commerce, and serving as vice-president, and as such he has been active in the commercial advancement of his town. He is a supervisor of the company store owned by the New Jersey Zinc Company, he was an active member of the Franklin Athletic Association, and he was the instigator of the beautiful new Franklin Swimming Pool, which is also owned by the mother concern. During the turbulent period of the World War, Mr. Nestor was active in the excellent work performed by the American Red Cross, and he served, as well, as a member of the Newark branch of the United States Department of Justice, holding the rank of special operative of Northern New Jersey. Since this time Mr. Nestor has been quite active in his club and social life, for he now holds membership in the Dover Lodge, No 782, Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks. He is, indeed, one of the best known, and one of the most highly esteemed men in Franklin.

      William C. Nestor married Fannie Oliver, a daughter of John Oliver, of Hemlock Creek, Pennsylvania. Mr. and Mrs. Nestor are now the parents of nine children, six of whom are sons, and three daughters: 1. William C., Jr. 2. Robert. 3. John. 4. Francis. 5. Caroline. 6. Irene. 7. Joseph. 8. Clair. 9. Paul. Mr. Nestor and his family maintain their residence at No. 137 Main Street, in Franklin, where they attend the Catholic Church."
    • (Research):webmomma@nac.net; http://users.nac.net/redrider/Index.htm
      Newspaper - Sussex Independent, March 12, 1908, Franklin Furnace:
      W.C. Nestor spent Sunday visiting friends in Scranton, Pa.
      Miss Mary Berrigan, of Ogdensburg spent Sunday with Mrs. George McEntee.
      Miss Fanny Oliver and Miss Bernice Martin passed Sunday at Miss Martin's home, in Middletown.

      Franklin, known as the Fluorescent Mineral Capital of the World, is located over a rich ore body containing more than 150 minerals, many of them fluorescent and 25 found no where else on earth. Settled in the 1600s, the village known as Franklin Furnace, developed near iron mines and iron smelting operations is located along the Wallkill River. In the early 1800s zinc deposits in the area began to be developed commercially. For most of the century many small companies mined zinc and iron in the Franklin area. In 1897, all zinc mining efforts merged into the New Jersey Zinc Company. The Zinc Company was a major controlling factor in the development of Franklin. Immigrants from Russia, England, Hungary and Poland joined the work force at the mine. The population, 500 in 1897, swelled to 3,000 by 1913 when the area was incorporated as the Borough of Franklin. The New Jersey Zinc Company mine closed in 1954.

  • Sources 
    1. [S810] Vital: New Jersey Vital Records, Jun 1878-Present, (Customer Service Unit, Trenton, New Jersey), certificate of birth for William Nestor, Jr., state file no. 168 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S739] Church: New Jersey, Sussex, Franklin - Church of the Immaculate Conception, certificate of Baptism for William Nestor [Jr.] (1909) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S363] Newspaper: New Jersey, Sussex, Newton - The Sussex Independent [microfilm], (Newton, New Jersey: Sussex County Library), obituary for Patrick J. Nestor, vol. XLI, Issue 4, 6 May 1910, page 5 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S435] New Jersey, Sussex - William C. Nestor, Sr will, (Sussex County, New Jersey), received 23 Sep 1949 by Transfer Inheritance Tax Bureau (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S813] Vital: New York City Vital Records, Births: 1910-Present, Deaths: 1949-Present, (Office of Vital Records, New York, New York), certificate of death for William C. Nestor, Sr. (1935), certificate AA38257-1934, register no. 22326 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S302] Church: New Jersey, Sussex, Ogdensburg - St. Thomas Aquinas Church, William C. Nestor, death (or burial) on 22 Oct 1935: 50 years, 10 months, and 8 days (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S370] Cemetery: New Jersey, Sussex, Ogdensburg - St. Thomas Aquinas Cemetery, grave marker for William C. Nestor, photographed by Marghie Nestor Howard, 16 Jun 2004 (Reliability: 3).
      Inscription:
      WM. C. NESTOR
      1884 - 1935

    8. [S737] Vital: District of Columbia Vital Records, Aug 1874-Present, (Vital Records Office, Washington, District of Columbia), death certificate for William C. Nestor [Jr.], 10 Mar 1952, file no. 514371 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S123] Book: New Jersey - Northwestern New Jersey, A History of Somerset, Morris, Hunterdon, Warren and Sussex Counties, 4 volumes, A. Van Doren Honeyman, (New York and Chicago: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., 1927), 4:270-1 (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S395] Book: New Jersey-Sussex - Franklin Borough, Fluorescent Mineral Capital of the World, Then & Now, The Franklin Bicentennial Commission, (November, 1976), 41, 42 (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S397] Book: New Jersey-Sussex - Zinc Magazine "Reminiscences of Michael J. Hyde (Oldest Living Native-born Male Resident of Franklin, N. J.)", New Jersey Zinc Company, (April 1923), 99, 104 (Reliability: 3).
      "At one time in the Taylor shaft at the Buckwheat mine, my father, my cousin, a young man by the name of Berrigan, an uncle of Mr. William Nestors, and myself, had a contract in the mine for blasting, mucking and loading the ore into buckets at 50 cents a ton."

    12. [S802] Marriage: New Jersey State Department of Health & Senior Services, marriage certificate for Patrick Nestor & Mary Anna Berrigan, 7 Feb 1884, license N-61 (Reliability: 3).
      STATE OF NEW JERSEY.
      MARRIAGE RETURN.
      SEE PENALTY FOR NON-REPORT

      1. FULL NAME OF HUSBAND: Patrick Nestor
      Place of Residence Franklin Furnace, Sussex Co., N. Jersey
      2. Age, nearest birthday 26 Number of his Marriage 1
      3. Occupation Engineer Country of Birth United States of America
      4. Name of Father Patrick Nestor Country of Birth Ireland
      5. Maiden name of Mother Ellen Stokes Country of Birth Ireland

      1. FULL MAIDEN NAME OF WIFE
      Mary Anna Berrigan Country of Birth United States of America
      2. Place of Residence Franklin Furnace, Sussex Co., New Jersey
      3. Age, nearest birthday 25
      4. Last name, if a Widow Number of Bride's Marriage
      5. Name of Father William Berrigan Country of Birth Ireland
      6. Maiden name of Mother Mary Maher Country of Birth Ireland

      1. Date (in full) February 7th 1884 Place Hardiston Township, Sussex co. N.J.
      2. In presence of: Joseph Dolan, Franklin Furnace, Sussex co, N.J.
      Margarett Hyde, Franklin Furnace, Sussex co, N.J.
      3. Signature of Minister: Arthur Kammer, Pastor of the church of the Immaculate Conception
      Franklin Furnace, N. Jersey

    13. [S370] Cemetery: New Jersey, Sussex, Ogdensburg - St. Thomas Aquinas Cemetery, grave marker for Mary Berrigan Nestor, photographed by Marghie Howard Nestor, 16 Jun 2004 (Reliability: 3).
      Inscription:
      MARY A. BERRIGAN
      WIFE OF
      PATRICK J. NESTOR
      BORN
      APRIL 22, 1858
      DIED
      OCT. 14, 1901.
      MAY HER SOUL REST IN PEACE