Hampden LeGrand Johnstone

b. 21 September 1859, d. 3 July 1941

Hampden L Johnstone, 1859-
  • Hampden LeGrand Johnstone was born on 21 September 1859 in Selma, Dallas County, Alabama.
  • Robert A. Johnstone and Cornelia Anne Elizabeth LeGrand appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Selma, Dallas County, Alabama. Other members of the household included Hampden LeGrand Johnstone.
  • Robert A. Johnstone and Cornelia Anne Elizabeth LeGrand appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama. Other members of the household included Hampden LeGrand Johnstone, Helen Parker Johnstone and Robert LeGrand Johnstone. Also in the household were cook Eliza Kop (age 21) and nurse Mary Kop (14).
  • Cornelia Anne Elizabeth LeGrand appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in New York City, New York County, New York, at 202 Eighth Avenue. Other members of the household included Hampden LeGrand Johnstone, Helen Parker Johnstone, Robert LeGrand Johnstone and Margaret LeGrand Johnstone.
  • He was a clerk in a store, according to the 1880 census.
  • Following the incorporation of Glen Ridge, at its first election of borough officers on 9 April 1895, Hampden L. Johnstone was elected Assessor.
  • Hampden LeGrand Johnstone appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Glen Ridge, Essex County, New Jersey, at Ridgewood Avenue and one domestic servant.. Other members of the household included Cornelia Anne Elizabeth LeGrand, Helen Parker Johnstone, Robert LeGrand Johnstone and Margaret LeGrand Johnstone.
  • He was a shipping broker, according to the 1900 census.
  • He witnessed the marriage of Caroline Ann Maclaren and Robert LeGrand Johnstone on 27 February 1907 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; by license, with Rev. W. Herridge officiating.
  • Hampden L. Johnstone was Mayor of Glen Ridge 1908-1910.
  • Cornelia Anne Elizabeth LeGrand appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Glen Ridge, Essex County, New Jersey, at 96 Ridgewood Avenue and one domestic servant, living next to her son Robert.. Other members of the household included Hampden LeGrand Johnstone, Margaret LeGrand Johnstone.
  • He was transporting freight, according to the 1910 census.
  • Robert LeGrand Johnstone was the founder of the Chicle Products Company. The plant consisted of five buildings in a quadrangle about 200 yards behind the Johnston residence at 100 Ridgewood Avenue in Glen Ridge.
  • He applied for a passport on 21 November 1918 while living in Glen Ridge, Essex County, New Jersey. Appended to the application is the following letter from H. L. Johnstone at 1 Broadway, New York City: "Engaged in the Export & Import trade with England and France for over fourteen years, it is necessare for me to make a short visit there in order to discuss conditions and arrange the details leading to resumption of this trade when things get back to normal or pre-war basis, or when-ever the requirements of the Government permit such business to be resumed."
  • Cornelia Anne Elizabeth LeGrand appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Glen Ridge, Essex County, New Jersey, at 96 Ridgewood Avenue and two domestic servants, living next to her son Robert.. Other members of the household included Hampden LeGrand Johnstone, Margaret LeGrand Johnstone.
  • He was a manager in the freight business, according to the 1920 census.
  • Hampden LeGrand Johnstone appeared in the census of 1 April 1930 in Glen Ridge, Essex County, New Jersey, at 96 Ridgewood Avenue. Other members of the household included Margaret LeGrand Johnstone.
  • Robert LeGrand Johnstone Jr. and Elizabeth Van Liew appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Glen Ridge, Essex County, New Jersey, at 96 Ridgewood Avenue enumerated next to Robert's mother Caroline Stuart. Other members of the household included Hampden LeGrand Johnstone. Also in the household was one male domestic servant.
  • Hampden LeGrand Johnstone died on 3 July 1941 at age 81 in Glen Ridge, Essex County, New Jersey.
  • He was buried at Rosedale Cemetery in Orange, Essex County, New Jersey.
  • The following appeared on 4 July 1941 in The New York Times: [Died] At Glen Ridge, N. J., Hampden LeGrand Johnstone, son of the late Dr. and Mrs. Robert L. Johnstone. Services will be held at 96 Ridgewood Ave., Glen Ridge, Saturday morning, 11 o'clock. Interment Rosedale Cemetery.
  • The following appeared on 4 July 1941 in The New York Times: (Glen Ridge, N.J., July 3) Former Assemblyman Hampden Le Grand Johnstone, an organizer of this borough and pioneer manufacturer, died here today at his home after a long illness. His age was 81. Mr. Johnstone was the son of Dr. Robert and Cornelia Le Grand Johnstone, and was born in Selma, Ala.
         Until 1920 he operated offices as a shipping broker at 1 Broadway, New York. He was treasurer of the Chicle Products Company of Glen Ridge and Newark, one of three companies allowed to operate a factory in the borough during its forty-six years of existence.
         He moved to what was then Bloomfield in 1881. Mr. Johnstone was one of the signers of the papers of secession when Glen Ridge became a separate municipality from Bloomfield in 1985. He served as the borough's first tax assessor and was a member of the first Board of Education.
  • Hampden LeGrand Johnstone appeared in the 1945 Glen Ridge, New Jersey, City Directory with the listing "Johnstone Hampden L died July 3 1941 age 81.".
  • Last Edited: 19 Jul 2014