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Johanna Dwyer, acct. 14194

Additional information on Johanna Dwyer:

Johanna was a domestic in the household of Benjamin H. Day, publisher of the New York Sun.  His directory address was the same as her test book address.  Her sister, Ann Dwyer acct 12805, had the same TB address but was not found there in the census.  Did not find the sister, Ellen.


NYC 1857 Dir::  Day, Benjamin H., publisher, 48 Beekman, h 105 St. Mark’s pl.


New York Evening World, Saturday, December 21, 1889


The Father of Penny Newspapers Dies at an Advanced Age

Benjamin H. Day, the patriarch of penny newspapers and founder of the Sun, died at his residence, 55 East Twenty-fifth street, this morning of a complication of asthma, heart affection and troubles incident to old age.  He was born in West Springfield, Mass., April 10, 1809, and came to this city as a compositor when eighteen years old.  He started the Sun as a penny sheet Sept. 3, 1833, and afterwards sold it to Moses Y. Beach.  He leaves three sons, Henry and Clarence S., well-known brokers, and Benjamin, an artist of repute.