Biography of Joseph H. Van Name
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JOSEPH HOWARD VAN NAME, present supervisor of the town of Northfield, comes of a long line of Staten Island ancestors, who have been prominent in business for nearly two centuries.

Mr. Van Name is the eldest son of the late Charles Van Name, and was born March 27th, 1835. His father was a merchant for nearly half a century. When he retired from active life the business was continued by his two sons, Joseph H. and George W.

Mr. Van Name is a Democrat, but is better known as a business man than a politician, although he has several times been called by his neighbors to fill public offices. He has served several terms as town clerk of the town of Northfield, and in 1891 was elected to the office of supervisor which office he has since filled to the entire satisfaction of his constituents.

In 1856, Mr. Van Name married Caroline, the youngest daughter of the late Thomas Gibson. They have one son, George.

From:
Prominent Men of Staten Island 1893
A. Y. Hubbell, Publishers
New York, 1893.


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