descendent of W H Fissell of Roseville Ave need info
January 26 2006 at 7:24 PM
from IP address 22.214.171.124
Great site Mr. Crowley. My name is Tom fissell son of Henry G Fissell of Roseville. I am researching my Grandfather's construction company (William H. Fissell Construction Company)and found your site.Unbelievable pictures. I e-mailed the site to my cousins Brian, Gerry and Paul O'Connor. They lived on Roseville Ave. I can remember visiting them in the fifties. They are the sons of Dr Paul O'Connor, who married my dad's sister Katherine. It is my understanding from my older sisters that my Grandfather's Company was pretty big. They apparently did work up and down the east coast from Georgia to Maine.If any of you or your friends remember anything about the Fissell or O'Connor Family please e-mail me. Thanking You in advance.
Is the Dr. Paul O'Connor the 'Bucky' O'Connor from Notre Dame University the same one of which you speak? If so, he was the best there ever was. He was the doctor used by the Newark Police, and the one I used in those days as a family doctor. As I recall one of his sons became a doctor and another became a lawyer. I remember the Fissell name as a general contractor in the area but I had no persanal contact with them.
Yes, He is the same one you speak, he played for Notre Dame on the same team as the Famous "Four Horseman". Paul Jr.(also known as "Bucky")played varsity football for St Benedicts, the same year thier team was undefeated. He graduated 1955. I believe he made "all state" that year. He is now an MD. 'don't know where his practice is.
Uncle Paul played in 28 29 & 30.I am not sure on 28 but definetly 29 & 30. The story about Rockne using my Uncle as a ploy against USC was celebrated as one of the biggest sports stories of the millenium in either Time or Newsweek --I forget.He also went to ND, as did Brian & Gerry,and was captain of the wrestling team. Bucky junior I believe is retired from practice. I saw my cousins Brian and Gerry O'Connor for the first time in 25 years last summer at the shore.It was quite a party!!!!
I seem to remember an eye doctor or an optician named Dr. Fissell (although I am not sure if the spelling was the same). I think the office was on Orange St. a few blocks down from St. Rose's. Any relation?
that would be my Uncle George.I didn't realize what strong ties I have to this area. The Original Fissell family members are all deceased. The original Roseville Group were: William,Henry,George, Wilhelmina(Lynch),Mary(Mulvaney)
Katherine(O'Connor),Elizabeth(Walker)and Patricia.The original eight had 20 offspring.
I think he was the same Dr. O'Connor who was the doctor for the Seton Hall football team when my sons played there 1987 to 1992. He was a great man.
I remember seeing Bucky O'Connor playing for St.Benedicts around 1958 and 1959. My parents used to bring us to games to see Richard Moran play. for the Gray Bees. His parents were my parents best friends. Anyway Bucky O'Connor was a great player.
Three of the O'Connor boys went to Benedict's and then to ND. All three played football for St. Benedicts. I do not know what years they played but Paul was the oldest followed by Brian, Gerry, and Billy.
I know Gerry and his nephew Paul O'Connor. They are both attorneys and have their own law firm (O'Connor & O'Connor) in Chatham, NJ. I also know that Gerry does have a summer home in LBI. Just saw Paul last week.
As for Dr. Fissell , his office was on Roseville avenue in a beautiful old home with a hugh wrap around porch. I started going to him when I six years old. I was his patient until the day he left Newark, NJ.
Dear Tom: Of course it is many years ago, but that whole wonderful family the Fissell's,Mulvaney's (dentist from Bathgate Place), O'Connors from Roseville Ave. all were great customers of the CLIPPER SHIP on Roseville ave. Newark. My father was the bartender there for close to 30 years, worked for my uncle ( my fathers brother-in-law JOHN P.TEEVAN).My father, Marty Ryan had a wonderful client base at the old Clipper Ship. I am now General Manager of The Wellesley Country Club, just outside of Boston. Prior to leaving New Jersey 14years ago, I was Assistant Manager of Montclair Golf Club in West Orange- Dr. Paul O'Connor JR. ( young bucky was a member). That was from 1975 to 1982. In 1987 I became the club manager for Essex County Country Club, also in West Orange- I had the great pleasure of having Bucky O'Connor Sr. as one of my great members.Dr. Paul O'Connor Sr. (Bucky) was the family doctor for the entire Teevan,and Ryan families- his office was in the house on Roseville. As it happens Tom- Dr. Mulvaney ( I believe to be your uncle) was our family dentist- his office was on Bathgate Place. To futher understand I believe one of your family members (perhaps your sister) was married to Don Horn of PALS CABIN fame?? The Horn family were also great members of mine at Essex County Country Club.. Sorry to say I did not know your father, but I have hear a great deal about him by way of the CLIPPER SHIP. GOOD LUCK ON YOUR SEARCH- Marty Ryan JR.
It seems as though it was a pretty tight neighborhood(Roseville). Everybody took care of each other. Not the case anymore I am told. Never heard of the Clipper but I am sure my older Cousins probably had a beer or two there. My three Uncle's were physicians and it seems like everyone in Roseville went to them. If you poked your eye you went to George Fissell. If you lost a tooth in a fight you went to Gene Mulvaney. If you lost the fight you probably wound up at Paul O'Connor's office. They truly were great men, with big hearts. I do miss them. Every Friday night my Dad would take us to the Mulvaney's house in Orange, where, while we played with the kids ,the adults were partying. George Fissell was always there. Then on Saturday afternoon we would go to George Fissell's house in West Orange. My Dad and his brothers and sisters were really a tightknit group.Every Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter was spent at the O'Connor's in West Orange.I consider myself a better person having grownup knowing them.
I am trying to find out some information about Patrick Teevan (b 1865) who emigrated from County Cavan, Ireland around 1880. In 1923 he lived at 325 Clifton Ave, Newark. He had a son Andrew who died in 1975 in Tampa, Florida. Is this the same Teevan family who once owned the Clipper Ship on Roseville Ave? Any light you can throw on this would be most appreciated.
Hello Marty, I knew your father well. I went to the Ship just about every friday. A lot of cops who both lived or worked in the Roseville area frequented the Clipper Ship. I knew John T, but only through my father who went to the Ship. Later after I joined the Force I started to hangout at the Ship. At that time the O'Hara's owned the Clipper Ship. I also knew your sister who worked at the Clipper Ship and the Village Squire in Vailsburg. I remember when your father "retired" and moved to Tom's River. The Ship was never the same.
I am working on my family tree and came across the Mulvaneys. One of my branches is McCann, and I have a Rose McCann that married a Thomas Mulvaney. Eugene (Gene) was their grandson I think. If there's any information you'd like, let me know.
My mother and I were both patients of George Fissell,
who had an office on Roseville Avenue on the same
block at the MacEvoy Apartments, I recall. George
fitted me out with my first pair of contact lenses.
Dr.O'Connor was our family Dr and delivered me in 1958..one of the last babies I was told cause I was a tough one! He was always so great with us kids and would give my brother his shots while under the desk!! Dr. Mulvanney was our dentist too. Left Newark at 13...