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Margaret Louise Mints-Ogden

b. January 21, 1917
d. November 14, 2000

Portr Norris Historical Society
Photo courtesy of Alex Ogden,
not for reprint without permission.

Born: Margaret Louise Hart
MOTHER: Louise Scholl
FATHER: Charles L Hart
BIRTH: 21 Jan 1917 - Port Norris, New Jersey
DEATH: 14 Nov 2000 - Port Norris, New Jersey

Married John Mints - he died

Married Alex Ogden around 1974. The church was all decorated from the holiday so they married in January 1974 as best Alex can recall.

She played the guitar and organ with her mother. See photos at the end of this piece. She was happy to help anyone who whated to learn to play. When she was very young she started out on the accoridian.

She had a love for animals.

April 3, 1971 Appointment as U. S. Postmasters

While working at the Post Office she would write letters to children in town from Santa and put them in the families mail.

Around town, The plquaes on the houses are because of her hard work looking into all the history.
Her passion for the area and it’s historty shows in all her writings. She was a true historian.

Her husband Alex Ogden, did much of the editing and some typing and helping her organize all the notes.
Here are some one the book titles. If you look you can find them used on different sites.

“ANGELS IN THE NIGHT” The Lighthouses and Lights Along New Jersey and Delaware
Mints, Margaret Louise with Alex Ogden
Port Norris, NJ: Mints and Ogden.

The Fading Trail: A Story of the Eastern Woodland Indians of South Jersey
Mints, Margaret Louise
Port Norris, NJ: Privately Printed, 1992. Historical monograph on the Eastern Woodland Indians of southern New Jersey, members of the greater Delaware tribe.

Lighthouse To Leeward
Mints, Margaret Louise
Port Norris, NJ: Privately Printed, 1976. Anecdotal history of South Jersey (towns and hamlets such as Greenwich, Bridgeton, Millville, Vineland, Bivalve, Port Norris, etc.) with tibits on local population, history, industry and businesses, mills, etc. Includes section on the small tidal marsh region lighthouses in places like, Egg Island, Maurice River Cove, Cohansy, Eastpoint. Near fine, edges slightly toned, corner crease rear cover.

THE GREAT WILDERNESS
Mints, Margaret Louise
The Wheaton Historical Association. 1968

Man, the sea and industry, a history of life on the Delaware Bay from 1492 to 1992
Mints. Margaret Louise, and Ogden, Alex
New jersey:: Privately published,. 1992..

Maurice River Memories: Choice Poems of Margaret Louise Paperback – 1969
by Margaret Louise Mints (Author), Glenn W. Horseman (Preface)

Dallas Ferry on the Wahatquenack: The story of historic and thriving Port Norris, a village in Cumberland County, New Jersey, built on a site traded for rum, guns, and clothing (Tercentenary) Unknown Binding – 1964 by Margaret Louise Mints (Author)

 

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Robin Berry presenting a plaquae to Alex Ogden, at the November 8, 2015 awards dinner.

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Photo courtesy of Alex Ogden, not for reprint without permission.

Portr Norris Historical Society
Photo courtesy of Alex Ogden, not for reprint without permission.

Alex and Louise

Portr Norris Historical Society
Photo courtesy of Alex Ogden, not for reprint without permission.

Alex and Louise

Portr Norris Historical Society
Photo courtesy of Alex Ogden, not for reprint without permission.

Louise and her mother

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Photo courtesy of Alex Ogden, not for reprint without permission.

Louise and her dog

 

Portr Norris Historical Society
Photo courtesy of Alex Ogden, not for reprint without permission.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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