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James Selover commented on Barbara Wright's blog post Do you have memories of Doby's Sub Shop, Doby's Deli or of the bowling alley on Broad St? a Post by Barbara Dobrzynski Justice
"Living on South Street from the early 1930s to 1950 I was very familiar with the Stankowicz  grocery store. I had to make many trips there when either my grandmother or parents asked me to go on by item."
Apr 14, 2016
James Selover posted a blog post

JVSelover saves victims in ice -- 1924

On Feb. 17,1924 my Dad was ice skating at Lawrence brook when he observed a number of people had fallen through the ice. He immediately set out to save as many of them as he could.Following is a news clipping of the event A year later he received the Ralston Hero medal for his efforts. Following is a copy of the newspaper article recording the events. I found a copy of a letter that my Dad sent to the New York Evening Journal in 1935 regarding the event for which he received the Ralston Purina…See More
Jan 30, 2016
Marie-Hélène KERNEUR and James Selover are now friends
Nov 7, 2014
Richard Jacques left a comment for James Selover
"Hazel was the great granddaughter of Conrad Kuhlthau, Phillip's older brother. Phillip came to Milltown first, then, Conrad, and in 1853 their parents and the rest of the children. All told Johann Heinrich Kuhlthau and Anna Barbara Lins had 11…"
Nov 11, 2010
James Selover left a comment for Richard Jacques
"As to the Riou genealogy -- I have done extensive research on my Breton family going back to the 16th century. Many of the French that came with Michelin were from Brittany. I have visited the village where my mother was born a number of times. My…"
Nov 11, 2010
James Selover left a comment for Richard Jacques
"Hazel Kuhlthau who married Don Kiser died in Bend OR a few years ago. She,Don and their kids have been great friends through the years. Don will be visiting us here in southern California soon. I knew Hazel's parents well and her cousins. I…"
Nov 11, 2010
Richard Jacques left a comment for James Selover
"And also, my mother is Tess (Joan) Dickinson. She still lives in Milltown. RIch Jacques"
Nov 10, 2010
Richard Jacques left a comment for James Selover
"Welcome Do your genealogical interests cover Riou, Selover or both? I also am interested in Milltown genealogly - mostly the Kuhlthau line. I know that Gail Selover married an E Alton Dunn, son of Evelyn Kuhlthau and Everett Dunn, but that's…"
Nov 10, 2010
James Selover updated their profile photo
Nov 9, 2010
James Selover left a comment for Barbara Wright
"Hi Barbara, I have quite a bit of information re Milltown's history:I have a book "History of Union and Middlesex County" published in 1882 that contains a lot of info on Milltown. Also, I have a book "Natural History" by…"
Nov 9, 2010
Barbara Wright left a comment for James Selover
"Welcome James. You may be interested in the article on the Michelin company on the home page, as your grandparents probably moved here with the wave of French immigrants early 20th Century. There are still Selovers in town, I don't know if you…"
Nov 9, 2010
James Selover is now a member of Milltown History
Nov 9, 2010

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Hometown:
Carlsbad,CA
Did your parents/ grandparents live in Milltown? If so, what were their names?
My Grandfather,jerome Riou came to Milltown with his wife, mother-in-law and my mother Louise.He was killed in WWI fighting for the French army. My stepdad was James V.
Selover whose family came early to Milltown and the area.
About Me:- Tell us about yourself
I attended grammar school in Milltown, high school in New Brunswick, college at Rutgers and later my PhD from Stanford.
Most of my adult life has been in California.
What is your interest in Milltown history?
genealogy research

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JVSelover saves victims in ice -- 1924

On Feb. 17,1924 my Dad was ice skating at Lawrence brook when he observed a number of people had fallen through the ice. He immediately set out to save as many of them as he could.

Following is a news clipping of the event

 

A year later he received the Ralston Hero medal for his efforts. Following is a copy of the newspaper article recording the events.

 

I found a copy of a letter that my Dad sent to the New York Evening…

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Posted on January 30, 2016 at 3:52pm — 1 Comment

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At 8:27am on November 9, 2010, Barbara Wright said…
Welcome James. You may be interested in the article on the Michelin company on the home page, as your grandparents probably moved here with the wave of French immigrants early 20th Century. There are still Selovers in town, I don't know if you stayed in touch with any of them.
At 5:37pm on November 10, 2010, Richard Jacques said…
Welcome

Do your genealogical interests cover Riou, Selover or both? I also am interested in Milltown genealogly - mostly the Kuhlthau line. I know that Gail Selover married an E Alton Dunn, son of Evelyn Kuhlthau and Everett Dunn, but that's the only imeddiate link I see between Selover/Kuhlthau. There's probably more though since Selovers were in Middlesex county since before 1800 and the Kuhlthaus hit Milltown in force by 1853.

Rich Jacques
At 6:19pm on November 10, 2010, Richard Jacques said…
And also, my mother is Tess (Joan) Dickinson. She still lives in Milltown.

RIch Jacques
At 3:27pm on November 11, 2010, Richard Jacques said…
Hazel was the great granddaughter of Conrad Kuhlthau, Phillip's older brother. Phillip came to Milltown first, then, Conrad, and in 1853 their parents and the rest of the children. All told Johann Heinrich Kuhlthau and Anna Barbara Lins had 11 children, 9 of whom raised families in and around Milltown. I would be interested in a copy of that book. My email is BransonIL@aol.com

Rich Jacques

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