Aaron and Rosanna (Cook) Grimshaw

Immigrants from Ashton-under-Lyne to Paterson, New Jersey

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Aaron and Rosanna Grimshaw were born in England and were married in Ashton-under-Lyne in 1852. The family subsequently emigrated to New Jersey between 1860 and 1866, where Aaron and Rosanna lived out their lives in Paterson. Rosanna died in 1891, apparently of natural causes, and Aaron died by drowning in the Passaic River in 1896. Aaron remarried in late 1891 to Martha Jane Scott.


Webpage Credits

Descendant Chart

What is Known About the Lives of Aaron and Roseanna Grimshaw?

Records and Photos of Aaron and Rosanna’s Descendants

What Is Known of Aaron and Rosanna’s Ancestors in England?


Webpage Credits

Thanks go to Margaret (Tribe) Bania and Betsy Beech for providing the information that appears on this webpage. The descendant chart, obituaries and photocopies of photos provided by others to them are greatly appreciated.

Descendant Chart

Considerable research has been accomplished on Aaron Grimshaw’s family line. A descendant chart starting with Aaron’s great-grandparents, John and Anne Grimshaw, is given in Figure 1.

Figure 1. Descendant chart for John and Anne Grimshaw, Aaron’s great grandparents. The chart extends to Aaron and Rosanna’s grandchildren (total of 7 generations); subsequent generations have been omitted because many are still living.

1. John GRIMSHAW sp: Anne GRIMSHAW (c. 4 Feb 1749-St. Michael, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire, England; m. Abt 1767)

—|2. John GRIMSHAW (c. 26 Mar 1769-Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire, England; d. 19 May 1843-Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England) sp: Esther HOLME (m. 26 Jul 1792)

—|—|3. Sally GRIMSHAW (c. 1 Dec 1793-St. Michael, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire, England)

—|—|3. John GRIMSHAW (c. 5 Apr 1796-Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire, England; d. 19 May 1843-Ashton, Lancashire, Englandsp: Betty MITCHELL (b. 1 Sep 1802-Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire, England; m. 1820; d. 12 Apr 1847-A, Lancashire, England)

—|—|—|4. George GRIMSHAW (c. 14 Oct 1821-Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire, England) sp: Sarah (b. 1827-Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England)

—|—|—|—|5. Joseph Henry GRIMSHAW (b. 1847-Oldham, Lancashire, England)

—|—|—|—|5. Betty GRIMSHAW (b. 1849-Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England)

—|—|—|—|5. Allis GRIMSHAW (b. 1851-Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England)

—|—|—|4. Robert GRIMSHAW (c. 9 Nov 1823-Ashton, Lancashire, England)

—|—|—|4. Nancy GRIMSHAW (c. 9 Nov 1823-Ashton, Lancashire, England)

—|—|—|4. John Mitchell GRIMSHAW (c. 1825-Ashton, Lancashire, England)

—|—|—|4. Joseph Mitchell GRIMSHAW (c. 17 Feb 1828-Ashton, Lancashire, England)

—|—|—|4. Nancy GRIMSHAW (c. 5 Oct 1828-Ashton, Lancashire, England)

—|—|—|4. Robert Mitchell GRIMSHAW (c. 15 Aug 1830-Ashton, Lancashire, England)

—|—|—|4. John GRIMSHAW (c. 17 Mar 1832-Ashton, Lancashire, England)

—|—|—|4. Aaron GRIMSHAW (c. 14 Jul 1833-Ashton, Lancashire, England; d. 15 Nov 1896-Browertown, Passaic, NJ)

—|—|—|4. Moses GRIMSHAW (c. 1833-Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire, England) sp: Mary HEMMET (b. Abt 1832-Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire, England; m. 4 Jul 1853)

—|—|—|4. Aaron GRIMSHAW (c. 14 Jul 1833-Ashton, Lancashire, England; d. 15 Nov 1896-Browertown, Passaic, NJsp: Rosanna COOK (b. Dec 1836-Lancashire, England; m. 7 Jun 1852; d. 11 Feb 1891-Patterson, Passaic, NJ)

—|—|—|—|5. Lucy Ellen GRIMSHAW (b. 1 Dec 1853-Ashton-under-lyne, Lancashire, Eng; d. 23 Mar 1900-Clifton, Passaic, NJsp: Frederick Pellet NALDRET (c. 1 Apr 1849-Pulborough, Sussex, England; m. 27 May 1870; d. 23 Sep 1895-)

—|—|—|—|—|6. William Frederick TRIBE (b. 24 Mar 1872-Patterson, Passaic, NJ; d. 26 Jun 1953New York, NYsp: Lola Mary KAHLOW (b. 9 Nov 1892-Milwaukee, M, WI; m. 21 Mar 1919; d. 12 Jun 1983-Boise, Ada, ID)

—|—|—|—|—|—|7. Ruby Lola TRIBE (b. 9 Dec 1915-Richmond, Contra Costa, CA; d. 13 Aug 1990-Boise, Ada, ID) sp: Charles Henry SCHWARTZ (b. 12 Apr 1915-West New York, H, NJ; m. 22 Jul 1950; d. 21 Aug 1975-)

—|—|—|—|—|—|7. William James TRIBE (b. 18 Jan 1920-Seattle. King, WA; d. 17 Oct 2001-Portland, Multnomah, ORsp: Irene Stella RHEINHARDT (b. 21 Apr 1921-Newark, Essex, NJ; m. 22 Feb 1946)

—|—|—|—|—|6. James Emanuel TRIBE (b. Jun 1873-NJ; d. Jun 1903-NJ)

—|—|—|—|—|6. Edward Barret TRIBE (b. 19 Nov 1877-Patterson, Passaic, NJ; d. 1 Mar 1924-Pekin, Tazewell, IL) sp: Ruth POLK (b. 18 Apr 1880-Little Rock, Pulaski, AR; m. 19 Jul 1905; d.1 Oct 1925-Omaha, Douglas, NB)

—|—|—|—|—|—|7. Edward Barrett TRIBE Jr. (b. 16 Jan 1915-Baltimore, Baltimore, MD; d. 26 Apr 1977-Binghamton, Broome,

—|—|—|—|5. Lucy Ellen GRIMSHAW (b. 1 Dec 1853-Ashton-under-lyne, Lancashire, Eng; d. 23 Mar 1900-Clifton,Passaic, NJ2nd sp: Louis A. NICHOLS (b. Mar 1872-NJ; m. 15 Dec 1897)

—|—|—|—|5. George Thomas GRIMSHAW (b. 1855-England; d. 15 Mar 1907-NJsp: Martha Ellen CRAWFORD (b. 1863-NJ; m. 22 Mar 1891)

—|—|—|—|5. Emily GRIMSHAW (b. 5 Jun 1858-England; d. 7 Jan 1945-Patterson, Passaic, NJsp: Richard THOMPSON  (b. 1855-Patterson, Passaic, NJ; m. 15 Oct 1878; d. 3 Dec 1937-NJ)

—|—|—|—|—|6. Jennie THOMPSON (b. 17 Jun 1879-Patterson, Passaic, NJ; d. 27 Apr 1912-Patterson, Passaic, NJsp: Martin Mesler

—|—|—|—|—|6. Charles THOMPSON (b. Abt 1881-NJ; d. 2 Aug 1899)

—|—|—|—|—|6. Richard THOMPSON (b. 26 Sep 1884-Paterson, Passaic, NJ; d. 3 Jul 1949-Paterson, Passaic, NJsp: Cora Touw

—|—|—|—|—|6. Aaron THOMPSON (d. 24 Jan 1950-NJ)

—|—|—|—|—|6. Frederick THOMPSON (b. Abt. 1887; d. 18 May 1897-NJ)

—|—|—|—|5. Hannah GRIMSHAW (b. 10 Jul 1860-Dukinfield, Cheshire, England; d. 23 Nov 1908-Patterson, Passaic, NJsp: Robert WHITE (b. 1851-Ireland; m. 14 Apr 1879; d. Abt 1880)

—|—|—|—|—|6. Rosanna WHITE (b. Mar 1880-Patterson, Passaic, NJ; d. 22 Oct 1946-Dania, , FL) sp: Charles Butte

—|—|—|—|—|6. Charles J. WHITE (b. Aug 1881-Patterson, Passaic, NJ; d. 9 Feb 1951-Patterson, Passaic, NJsp: Alice Baily or Bally

—|—|—|—|—|—|7. Kathleen WHITE sp: J. W. Chapman

—|—|—|—|—|—|7. Edward (Ted) WHITE

—|—|—|—|—|—|7. Charles J. WHITE Jr. sp: Kitty Cross

—|—|—|—|—|6. Mary A. WHITE (b. 13 Jan 1883-Paterson, Passaic, NJ; d. 14 Aug 1978sp: William Arthur Findlow

—|—|—|—|—|—|7. Chester Findlow (b. Abt 1906-NJ; d. Jun 1907)

—|—|—|—|—|—|7. Nan Findlow

—|—|—|—|—|6. Robert A. WHITE (b. Mar 1885-Patterson, Passaic, NJ; d. 27 Jul 1916-Saratoga Springs, Saratoga, NY)

—|—|—|—|—|6. Ellen M. WHITE (b. Dec 1887-NJ; d. 26 Jul 1974) sp: William J. Conlon (b. Abt 1883-Ireland; d. 24 Jul 1964- Paterson, Passaic, NJ)

—|—|—|—|—|—|7. Ruth Conlon (b. 29 Jan 1911-Paterson, Passaic, NJ; d. 6 Aug 1981-NJsp: Thomas Hagen

—|—|—|—|—|—|7. Eileen Conlon sp: George Abraham

—|—|—|—|—|—|7. William Conlon (b. 1 Jan 1915-NJ; d. 13 Jan 1915-NJ)

—|—|—|—|—|—|7. Charles J. Conlon sp: Benjamin ROSENSTEIN (b. 16 Sep 1880-Patterson, Passaic, NJ; m. Bef 1894; d. 1 Nov 1953-Newark, Essex, NJ)

—|—|—|—|—|6. Benjamin ROSENSTEIN (b. Nov 1894-NJ) sp: Myrtle Burrell

—|—|—|—|—|6. Robert Edward ROSENSTEIN (b. May 1896-NJ) sp: Florence

—|—|—|—|—|6. Emily ROSENSTEIN (b. Jan 1898-NJ; d. Mar 1898-NJ)

—|—|—|—|5. Jess GRIMSHAW (b. 1866-NJ; d. 10 Dec 1905-Totowa, Passaic, NJ) sp: George Barnford SHAW (b. Feb 1865-England; m. 1 Nov 1884; d. 24 Oct 1924-Passaic, Passaic, NJ)

—|—|—|—|—|6. Annie SHAW (b. 13 Nov 1885-NJ) sp: Walter Slater

—|—|—|—|—|—|7. Ruth Slater

—|—|—|—|—|—|7. Mamie Slater

—|—|—|—|—|—|7. Charles Slater

—|—|—|—|—|—|7. Jesse Slater

—|—|—|—|—|—|7. Walter Slater Jr.

—|—|—|—|—|6. Emma SHAW (b. 1888-NJ; d. Apr 1891-NJ)

—|—|—|—|—|6. Ruth R. SHAW (b. 31 Mar 1890-Patterson, Passaic, NJ; d. Dec 1893-NJ)

—|—|—|—|—|6. George Barnford SHAW Jr. (b. Feb 1893-NJ; d. 29 Mar 1936-Paterson, Passaic, NJ) sp: Nettie Bilson

—|—|—|—|—|—|7. Harold Chester SHAW (b. 22 Oct 1914-Paterson, Passaic, NJ) sp: Mary Veronica Bernadette Bolen (b. 24 Sep 1917-Paterson, Passaic, NJ; m. 2 Feb 1935)

—|—|—|—|—|6. Robert Barnford SHAW (b. Aug 1895-Patterson, Passaic, NJ) sp: Nellie Helen Haley (b. Abt 1899)

—|—|—|—|—|—|7. Jessie SHAW (b. Jun 1917-Wallington, Bergen, NJ; d. 11 Apr 1924-Passaic, Passaic, NJ)

—|—|—|—|—|—|7. Lavina Blanche SHAW (b. 2 May 1919-Wallington, Bergen, NJ; d. Apr 1924-Wallington, Bergen, NJ)

—|—|—|—|—|6. William SHAW (b. Dec 1897-NJ) sp: Anne

—|—|—|—|—|6. Ellen SHAW (b. Mar 1900-NJ) sp: Arthur Glaser

—|—|—|—|—|6. Walter SHAW (b. Aft 1901-NJ)

—|—|—|—|5. Aaron GRIMSHAW (b. 15 Aug 1868-Patterson, Passaic, NJ; d. 23 Apr 1940-Patterson, Passaic, NJ)  sp: Sarah Jane BIRDSALL (b. 6 Nov 1873-Middletown, O, NY; m. 29 Aug 1888; d. 25 Mar 1954-Bronx, New York, NY)

—|—|—|—|—|6. William Edward GRIMSHAW (b. 22 Sep 1889-Patterson, Passaic, NJ; d. 21 Sep 1964)  sp: Dorothea Katherine Schott (b. 12 Jun 1890-New York, NY; m. Abt 10 Sep 1911; d. 20 Oct 1965)

—|—|—|—|—|—|7. Ruth Josephine GRIMSHAW (b. 1 May 1913-New York, NY; d. 1950) sp: Raymond William Cline    (b. 10 May 1895; m. 21 Jul 1934; d. Abt 1950)

—|—|—|—|—|—|7. Howard August GRIMSHAW (b. 10 Dec 1915-New York, NY; d. 31 Dec 1948) sp: Marie Herdman

—|—|—|—|—|—|7. Dorothy Vera GRIMSHAW (b. 26 Jun 1922-Pleasantville, NY; d. Abt 1980) sp: Sven Bramwell Wiberg (b. 20 Oct 1907-Stockholm, Sweden; m. 28 Jul 1942; d. Abt 1980)

—|—|—|—|—|6. Hannah GRIMSHAW (b. 6 Nov 1891-NJ; d. May 1988) sp: George RUNGE

—|—|—|—|—|—|7. Robert RUNGE sp: Vernamae Eaton

—|—|—|—|—|6. Blanche GRIMSHAW (b. 9 Dec 1893-NJ; d. 14 Sep 1988-St. Petersburg, Pinellas, FL) sp: August FELBECK

—|—|—|—|—|—|7. Blanche FELBECK sp: Alvar Bernhardd Wallin (b. 14 Nov 1919-Bronx, NY)

—|—|—|—|—|6. Aaron orAugust GRIMSHAW (b. 3 Sep 1896-Wayne, Passaic, NJ; d. 25 Jul 1980-Bronx, NY)  sp: Mary Jane Lenihan (aka Grace or Mary Grace) (b. 21 Apr 1896-NY, NY; m. 22 Dec 1916; d. 7 Dec 1982-)

—|—|—|—|—|—|7. Rita June GRIMSHAW (b. 22 Jun 1918-New York, NY) sp: William James Hegarty Jr. (b. 7 Apr 1919-NY, NY; m. 30 Jun 1940)

—|—|—|—|—|—|7. Roger Vincent GRIMSHAW (b. 25 Aug 1920-New York, NY; d. 24 Aug 1998-Ft. Lauderdale, Broward, FL) sp: Frances Grace DE VITA (b. 18 Jan 1921; m. 2 Feb 1947)

—|—|—|—|5. Mary Etta GRIMSHAW (b. 1 Oct 1871-Patterson, Passaic, NJ; d. 30 Sep 1952-Totowa, Passaic, NJ)  sp: Anton MULLENBERG (b. 8 Mar 1858-N, Germany; m. 24 Dec 1888; d. 20 Nov 1937-NJ)

—|—|—|—|—|6. Sybilla MULLENBERG (b. 12 Jun 1890-NJ; d. 10 Apr 1983-NJ) sp: Louis Emil Hunziker Jr. (m. 20 Sep 1916;b. 2 Jul 1959-Laurel Grove Cemetery, Totowa, Passaic, NJ)

—|—|—|—|—|—|7. Louis Anton Hunziker (b. 18 Aug 1917-Totowa, Passaic, NJ) sp: Catherine Bernadette Dutcher (b. 28 Aug 1917-Totowa, Passaic, NJ)

—|—|—|—|—|6. Jessie MULLENBERG (b. 30 Aug 1893-NJ) sp: Richard Schink (b. 3 May 1898; d. 19 Sep 1961)

—|—|—|—|—|—|7. Richard Schink Jr. (b. 13 May 1923-Totowa, Passaic, NJ)

—|—|—|—|—|—|7. Donald Schink (b. 31 Oct 1924-Totowa, Passaic, NJ)

—|—|—|—|5. GRIMSHAW (b. 5 Mar 1877-Patterson, Passaic, NJ; d. 5 Mar 1877-Patterson, Passaic, NJ)

—|—|—|4. Aaron GRIMSHAW (c. 14 Jul 1833-Ashton, Lancashire, England; d. 15 Nov 1896-Browertown, Passaic, NJ) Second sp: Martha Jane SCOTT (b. 1857-USA; m. 18 Dec 1891)

—|—|3. Sally GRIMSHAW (c. 10 Aug 1800-St. Michael, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire, England)

—|—|3. George GRIMSHAW (c. 14 Aug 1803-St. Michael, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire, England)

—|—|3. Robert GRIMSHAW (c. 12 Jan 1806-St. Michael, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire, England)

—|—|3. Robert GRIMSHAW (c. 12 Jul 1807-St. Michael, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire, England)

—|—|3. Kitty GRIMSHAW (c. 12 Jul 1807-St. Michael, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire, England)

—|—|3. Lucy GRIMSHAW (c. 7 May 1810-St. Michael, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire, England)

—|—|3. Robert GRIMSHAW (c. 23 Feb 1814-St. Michael, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire, England) sp: Eliza Rowland (m. 4 Dec 1837)

—|—|—|4. Alice GRIMSHAW (b. 1840-Dukinfield, Cheshire, England)

—|—|—|4. Samuel GRIMSHAW (b. 30 Oct 1842)

—|—|—|4. Thomas GRIMSHAW (b. 15 Nov 1844-Dukinfield, Cheshire, England) sp: Sarah Wilson(widow of Fisher) (m. 23 Feb 1868)

—|—|—|—|5. Eliza GRIMSHAW (b. 1869-Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England)

—|—|—|—|5. Elizabeth Alice GRIMSHAW (b. 19 Mar 1873-Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England)  sp: Samuel Harrison (b. 17 Apr 1869-Saddleworth, Yorkshire, Engalnd)

—|—|—|—|—|6. Alice Harrison

—|—|—|—|—|6. Annie Harrison (b. 16 Jan 1900-Dukinfield, Cheshire, England) sp: Joseph Whitfield (b. 30 Jun 1896-Marple, Cheshire, England)

—|—|—|—|—|—|7. Alice Jean Whitfield (b. 1927-Dukinfield, Cheshire, England)

—|—|—|—|—|—|7. Derek Whitfield (b. 26 Mar 1933-Dukinfield, Cheshire, England)

—|—|—|4. Peter GRIMSHAW (b. 1847)



What is Known About the Lives of Aaron and Roseanna Grimshaw?

Aaron and Rosanna were married on June 7, 1852, at Holy Trinity Church in Ashton-under-Lyne. A photo of Aaron is shown in Figure 2, and an image of their marriage record appears in Figure 3. Aaron was a carpenter, specifically a joiner. Ashton-under-Lyne is located east of Manchester, as shown in Figure 4.

Figure 2. Aaron Grimshaw (seated) and Anton Mullenberg. Photo taken about 1894. A photo of Roseanna has not yet been obtained for this webpage. This photo was apparently taken about three years after Roseanna’s death, and two years before Aaron’s death by drowning. Anton was the husband of Aaron’s youngest child, Mary Etta.

Figure 3. Aaron and Roseanna’s marriage record from Ashton-under-Lyne.

Figure 4. Location of Ashton-under-Lyne east of Manchester. Note the locations of Darwen and Blackburn, near the original Grimshaw location, to the north. Map images are from the website of the British Ordnance Survey.

Not much has apparently been recorded of Aaron and Roseanna’s life in Paterson. The 1880 census of Paterson (see Figure 5 below) showed that Aaron was a retail liquor dealer. Roseanna died in 1891, and Aaron in 1896; both are buried in Laurel Grove cemetery. Two obituaries for Aaron (somewhat hard to read in the copies) are shown below; images of their death certificates are shown in Figure 6.

Paterson Evening Press, November 16, 1896:


Walking Along the River Bank He Fell Into the Stream.

Aaron Grimshaw of Browertown, father of the well known George Grimshaw, et with death by drowning on Saturday night. Grimshaw is about 68 years old and had been on a visit to his daughter in this city. He boarded a white line car for his home at half past nine o’clock in the evening. He got off the car at Browertown and started for his home. It is supposed that he lost his footing on the river bank and rolled into the water in the dark. He was probablyh too weak to ake any struggle or outcry for help, or if he did no one ever heard him as there are no houses very near. The body was found floating in the river yesterday by a man crossing the Browertown bridge. He notified County Physician Johnson, who ordered “Dufford A.? Vandervort to remove the remains to the morgue.

The drowned man’s daughter calle at the morgue yesterday and recognized the body as that of her father. County Physician Johnson will grant a certificate, as the cause of death was doubtless purely accidental. The family will take charge of the remains today. The deceased leaves seven children, all adults, and a wife.

Paterson Daily Press, November 16, 1896:


Fate of a Browertown Man Who Had ___ ___ a Visit to Paterson.

Aaron Grimshaw, 68 years old, of Browertown, was drowned in the river there Saturday night. Grimshaw was the father of the well known ____, George Grimshaw, who had figured in various ____ for a number of years, primarily as ___boy for a clothing firm, The older Grimshaw had come to Paterson to visit his daughter, who lives here, and he started for home, taking a car on the white line. It is believed that the old man lost his way after getting out of the car, fell into the river and was unable to swim. The body was noticed in the water yesterday by a man crossing the bridge at Jackson avenue. It was ____ and County Physician Johnson ____ ____ ____ and ordered it taken to the ____ ____ morgue. Later the remains were identified by Grimshaw’s daughter, and taken in charge by his family. Grimshaw leaves seven adult children and a wife. County Physician Johnson will grant a certificate.

Figure 5. 1880 Census Record for Paterson, New Jersey, showing Aaron, Roseanna, and four of their seven children still living at home.

Census Place:

Paterson, Passaic, New Jersey




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Figure 6. Images of death certificates of Aaron and Roseanna Grimshaw.

Records and Photos of Aaron and Rosanna’s Descendants

The first four of Aaron and Rosanna’s children – Lucy, George, Emily and Hannah – were born in England between 1853 and 1860. Three more children – Jesse, Aaron Jr. and Mary – were born in New Jersey between 1866 and 1877. An eighth child died on the day it was born.

Lucy Ellen Grimshaw

The oldest child, Lucy Ellen Grimshaw, married Frederick Tribe (original name of Naldret?) in 1870 and had three sons, William, James and Edward. Photos of these three sons as young men are shown in Figure 67 A photo of William in later life is shown in Figure 8.

Figure 7. Photos of William, James and Edward Tribe, the three sons of Lucy Ellen (Grimshaw) Tribe and Frederick Tribe. Note that all three are photographed in jockey clothing.

Figure 8. William Frederick Tribe later in life.

Aaron Grimshaw, Frederick Tribe met with a tragic accidental death, at age 45, as recounted in the news story shown below. Lucy remarried, to Louis Nichols, after the death of Frederick.

Paterson (NJ) Evening News,  September 24, 1895:

Killed on the Rails – a Well-Known Horsemans Death, How It Happened a Nightmare

Another fatal accident occurred on the Paterson Railway companys line, and Fred Tribe the well-known Jockey, trainer, and horse owner was run down and killed by electric car 28 at the Monroe St. crossing, Passaic . No one saw the accident, and no one but the employees of the road who were in charge of the car can explain the sad affair. There were Edwin Jennings, an ex-park policeman who was conductor of the car and his motorman R.S. Voorhis. The story is that Tribe was lying in the center of the car track in the same spot mentioned and that the car passed over his body, the motor crushing the life out of the unfortunate man.

Tribe lives at the north end of the Clifton race track on Main Ave. There resides his wife and family. For the past year or so Tribe has been working in the Golden Red silk mill, employed as a picker. He followed this occupation just to keep his mind at ease as he was always an active man.

Yesterday he did not work, but in the afternoon with some relatives visited the Wild West show at the Clifton race track. In the evening Mr. Tribe visited the track again and later accompanied his visitors of the day to Passaic city taking an electric car to that place. He was in his shirt sleeves and apparently did not intend staying long from home. It was nearly ten oclock when he left his family according to the electric railway company report. It was 11:15 when the accident occurred. It was not until 2:00 that his family heard of the affair.

Motorman Voorhis declared that he saw nothing on the tracks but was alarmed when he heard the car dragging something along under the tracks and this made him bring his car to a standstill. He informed his conductor that something was wrong, and when Jennings ran back to see what the trouble was, he was horrified to find the body of a man, rolled like a ball lying in the center of the track.

This was the body of Tribe, but no one knew this until after he had been removed to Carrolls Morgue in Passaic when the morgue keeper opened the dead mans vest and found a gold watch in the inside pocket. On the inside of the case was the name Fred Tribe.

Another gold watch was found on him. This belonged to his son Eddie. This watch was badly crushed while Mr. Tribes watch was not in the least damaged.

The motorman and conductor of the ill-fated car reported the affair to the company office. From their story the car was going at a slow speed. Motorman Voorhis cannot explain, however, why he did not see the body lying on the track, if it was there as claimed. The headlight of the car is sufficiently strong to throw a glare of light 100 yards ahead of the car.

It is claimed by the dead mans family that he was standing in the middle of the track signaling for the car to stop when he was run down. A news reporter visited the Tribe home today and found the family plunged into grief. Jimmie, one of the sons, told the reporter that his father must have been run down by the car. In evidence of this he stated that his fathers head was badly battered in, a deep gash under the chin almost reached to his neck, while one of the feet was nearly severed from the leg. The body was lying in the front parlor of the house and the marks on the face and body were just as the young man stated. Mrs. Tribe, wife of the deceased, was almost heartbroken and refused the consolation of friends.

The funeral will occur next Thursday afternoon, and appropriate ceremonies will take place in St. Lukes chapel.

Fred Tribe was 45 years old and was born in Steyning, near Brighton, England . At the age of 9 his parents died and he was apprenticed to owner Goders stables at Findon. After displaying his abilities as a jockey he became attached to Lord Westmorelands stables and rode the then famous Merry Queen.

He was barely 18 years of age when he came to this country with William Sandford Preakness stables and was his lightweight jockey. Fred Tribe became famous in 1867 or 68 when the first followers of horses have often seen the American handicap was run off at Jerome Park, by winning it. The followers of horses have often seen the picture called “The False Start.” In it is shown young Tribe laying at the post while other jockeys are scrambling away from the post.

Horsemen respected the deceased for his many sterling qualities. It was only last May that the deceased entertained many of them at this brother-in-laws place on the Poppton Road when he celebrated his silver wedding. Tribes last appearance in the saddle was when he rode in the Old Guard Stakes at Clifton in 18??. Hs mount was King Vault, and he landed third.

He always loved to talk horses and his sons Jimmie, Willie, and Eddie inherit the same sport.

He has only one brother in this country, James, who was also a horseman. He resides at 78 Rip Van Winkle Ave. At present the Tribes stable at Clifton contains but three racers. These are Heel Tap, Lucy L, and Our Johnny.

Undertaker Shorter has charge of the body, Dr. Johnson having granted a burial certificate.

George Thomas Grimshaw

The second child, George Thomas Grimshaw, was born in England in 1855, married Martha Ellen Crawford on March 22, 1891, and died in 1907 in New Jersey. Martha was born in 1863. Emily Grimshaw (b. June 6, 1858) married Richard Thompson (b. 1855) on October 15, 1878 and had five children – Jennie, Charles, Richard, Aaron and Frederick. Richard died on December 3, 1937 in New Jersey, and Emily passed away on January 7, 1945 in Paterson, New Jersey.

Emily Grimshaw

Emily Grimshaw was born in 1858 in England and was married to Richard Thompson (b. 1855) in October 15, 1878. Emily and Richard had five children – Jennie, Charles, Richard, Aaron and Frederick. Richard died on December 3, 1937 in New Jersey and Emily on January 7, 1945.

Hannah Grimshaw

Hannah Grimshaw, fourth child of Aaron and Rosanna, was born in England in 1860 and married Robert White (b. 1851) on April 14, 1879. Robert and Hannah had five children – Rosanna, Charles, Mary, Robert and Ellen. Robert died sometime between 1887 and 1894, and Hannah remarried, to Benjamin Rosenstein, with whom she had three children – Benjamin, Robert, and Emily. Hannah died on November 23, 1908 in Paterson, and Benjamin died in 1953 in Newark, New Jersey. Hannah’s obituary of November 23, 1908, is provided below:

Mrs. Hanna White-Rosenstein ___ communicated.

After a short illness the soul of Hanna White-Rosenstein passed into eternal rest on Monday morning. She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Butte, Governor street, surrounded by her adoring family.

Mrs. Rosenstein was known and loved by a vast circle of friends whom she had drawn to her by her many sterling qualities and the news of her death was a great shock and surprise.

During her illness Mrs. Rosenstein was a most patient sufferer, never complaining but putting her trust in the Lord whom she had endeavored to serve faithfully all through life, and when the Saviour called she passed peacefully into His presence.

Mrs. Rosenstein is survived by her husband, Benjamin Rosenstein, three daughters, Mrs. Charles Butte, Mrs. William A. Findlow, Miss E.M. White, four sons, Robert and Charles Benjamin and Edward Rosenstein, two sisters, Mrs. R. Thompson, Mrs. A. Mullenberg, and her brother, Aaron Grimshaw.

Jess Grimshaw

The fifth child, Jess Grimshaw, was born in 1866 in New Jersey and married George Barnford Shaw (b. February 1865) on November 1, 1884. They had eight children – Annie, Emma, Ruth, George Jr., Robert, William, Ellen and Walter. Jess died on December 10, 1905, and George passed away on October 24, 1924. A photo with George is presented in the next section.

Aaron Grimshaw, Jr.

Aaron Grimshaw, Jr., child number six, was born August 15, 1868 in Paterson, New Jersey and married Sarah Jane Birdsall (b. November 6, 1873) on about September 10, 1911. They had four kids – William, Hannah, Blanche, and Aaron. Aaron passed away in Paterson on April 23, 1940, and Sarah died on March 25, 1954. A photo with Aaron is provided in Figure 9. Sarah and the four children are shown in Figure 10. A family photo with Sarah and several children and later descendants is presented in Figure 11. A photo of William Grimshaw in his younger days appears in Figure 12. Roger Grimshaw, Aaron and Sarah’s grandson (son of August Grimshaw) and his wife, Frances (DeVita) Grimshaw are shown in Figure 13.

Figure 9. Photo with Aaron Grimshaw — seated, second from left (center of photo). His brother-in-law, Anton Mullenberg, is seated to his right (lower left in photo). Another brother-in-law, George Barnford Shaw, is the standing individual furthest to the right (upper right in photo). The others in the photo are unknown. Photo taken about 1895.

Figure 10. Sarah Jane “Jennie” (Birdsall) Grimshaw (center) and her four children, Hanna (Grimshaw) Runge (left, standing), Blanche (Grimshaw) Felbeck (right, standing), Howard (Aaron?) August Grimshaw (left, seated), and William Edward Grimshaw (right, seated.) Photo taken February 1949.

Figure 11. Group family photo of Sarah Jane (Birdsall) Grimshaw and her descendants. The individuals are identified below the photo. Photo taken at home of William E. Grimshaw, Wilson Avenue, Bronx, New York.

Standing, left to right, are Verna Mae (Eaton) Runge, George Joseph Runge, Hannah (Anna) Runge, August “Gus” Grimshaw, Blanche Grimshaw Felbeck, Diane Grace Hegarty (baby held by Blanche), William Edward Grimshaw, Mabel Barnshaw (girlfriend of William Edward), Gustave Felbeck, Jr., Frances Grace (DeVita) Grimshaw.

Seated, left to right, are Rita June (Grimsahw) Hegarty, Alvar B. Wallin, Jeffry James Wallin (boy, adopted), Robert Runge, Blanche Felbeck Wallin (above Robert), Linda Susan Runge (baby in front), Sarah Jane “Jennie” (Birdsall) Grimshaw (center), Gail Lorraine Hegarty (young girl in front), William James Hegarty Jr., Roger V. Grimshaw Sr., Cheryl Lynn Grimshaw (baby in right front)

Figure 12. Bill Grimshaw

Figure 13. Roger V. and Frances Grimshaw, taken in Las Vegas in 1978.

Mary Etta Grimshaw

The youngest child to survive to adulthood was Mary Etta, who was born October 1, 1871 in Paterson. She and Anton Mullenberg, (b. 1858 in Germany) were married on December 24, 1888 and had two children, Sybilla and Jessie. Anton Died on November 20, 1937 in New Jersey, and Mary lived until September 30, 1952, when she died in Totowa, New Jersey. Anton is shown with Aaron Grimshaw, Sr. in Figure 2, and Anton and Mary Etta are shown together in Figure 14.

Figure 134 Anton and Mary Etta (Grimshaw) Mullenberg. From a passport photo. Note Anton’s signature above the photo.

What Is Known of Aaron and Rosanna’s Ancestors in England?

(In preparation)

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