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Offline Marj

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William Boylan in Paterson New Jersey.
« on: Thursday 22 November 18 11:05 GMT (UK) »
Hi, I am looking for details on any census for  William Boylan, birth, where born,
my grandson-in-law thinks he is connected to William.
 
Any help would be appreciated. Thank you

1891
Boylan Bottling’s story starts in 1891, when a pharmacist named William Boylan created an elixir in his Paterson, New Jersey, apothecary. He named that serum, a derivative of birch trees, Boylan’s Birch, and began selling individual cups from a barrel in the back of a wagon.


1900 – 1970s
William Boylan began bottling his birch beer after partnering with John W. Sturr, a local politician, in 1900. The partnership soon fizzled, but Boylan continued bottling his product until Prohibition in the 1920s, when Boylan was primarily sold in unused beer barrels.

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Re: William Boylan in Paterson New Jersey.
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 22 November 18 22:40 GMT (UK) »
I couldn't find him on the censuses for 1880 to 1940 in Paterson. I don't know if he was indexed incorrectly, unlikely for all 5 censuses, or what happened. Maybe he lived elsewhere? And all I find when I Google him is 100 websites with the same text about starting the company, etc.

How far back has your grandson-in-law reliably traced his family? Do you have anyone deceased who lived in Paterson at the time? Maybe you could approach the problem from that direction.
Cambridgeshire: Billups, Cropley; Derbyshire: Jenkinson, Gratton; Co Down: O'Rourke, Rodgers, Cunningham

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Re: William Boylan in Paterson New Jersey.
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 22 November 18 22:52 GMT (UK) »
There is:

1940 Paterson, NJ

William J Boylan 49 yrs General Manager, Restaurant,

With wife Hazil and daughter Mary. All born New Jersey

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K41M-6TC
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Re: William Boylan in Paterson New Jersey.
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 22 November 18 22:59 GMT (UK) »
 :-\ maybe not him - he is in the same occupation in 1930

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X4FV-646

1920 - barman in Saloon
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4YC-HPH

Now I think his father was John who might be  a mineral water manufacturer

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9NZ-FHC

Perhaps it is him?
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Re: William Boylan in Paterson New Jersey.
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 22 November 18 23:04 GMT (UK) »
The William Boylan we want was old enough in 1891 to be a pharmacist, =apothecary, I think, in the UK.
Cambridgeshire: Billups, Cropley; Derbyshire: Jenkinson, Gratton; Co Down: O'Rourke, Rodgers, Cunningham

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Re: William Boylan in Paterson New Jersey.
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 22 November 18 23:07 GMT (UK) »
Yes, I realise that but at first I thought that William J might be the son of William.
However, he is not but his father John seems to be loosely connected to the trade so I thought I would post it for reference/elimination purposes.
Maybe part of the wider Boylan family perhaps.
It is the right area.
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Re: William Boylan in Paterson New Jersey.
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 22 November 18 23:12 GMT (UK) »
1895 Paterson , New Jersey Street Directory has this :

Boylan , John ( Boylan & Stur ) and Alderman , 33 Washington Avenue

and

Boylan & Stur ( John Boylan & John W Stur , mineral waters , 33 Washington Avenue.

1900 US census

John Boylan b 1855 New Jersey Mineral Water Manuf.
with his family in Paterson.

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9NZ-FHW

Oops - sorry , 1900 has already been given.
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Re: William Boylan in Paterson New Jersey.
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 22 November 18 23:14 GMT (UK) »
Yes, I realise that but at first I thought that William J might be the son of William.
However, he is not but his father John seems to be loosely connected to the trade so I thought I would post it for reference/elimination purposes.
Maybe part of the wider Boylan family perhaps.
It is the right area.

Yes, this is starting to look like the right family. Maybe both father and son were William John?
Cambridgeshire: Billups, Cropley; Derbyshire: Jenkinson, Gratton; Co Down: O'Rourke, Rodgers, Cunningham

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Re: William Boylan in Paterson New Jersey.
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 22 November 18 23:20 GMT (UK) »
That’s great Christine - thank you. :)

I’ll leave it now - off to bed.
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