Charles H. O'Neill

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Charles H. O'Neill
16th and 18th Mayor of Jersey City
In office
May 4, 1868 – April 10, 1869
Preceded by James Gopsill
Succeeded by William Clarke
In office
May 2, 1870 – May 3, 1874
Preceded by William Clarke
Succeeded by Henry Traphagen
Personal details
Born (1800-05-00)May , 1800
Paterson, New Jersey
Died November 8, 1897(1897-11-08) (aged 97)
Jersey City, New Jersey
Political party Democrat
Children Patrick, Thomas E., Susan, Catherine, Theresa, Ellen & Esther
Residence Jersey City, New Jersey

Charles H. O'Neill (May 1800 – November 8, 1897) was an Irish-American politician and a Democrat who served as Mayor of Jersey City, New Jersey, from May 4, 1868 until April 10, 1869, when he resigned, and again from May 2, 1870 until May 3, 1874.

He was born in May 1880 in Paterson, New Jersey, working as a shoemaker, in the timber, coal and building material trades and serving as alderman before moving to Jersey City to set up business there. He was first elected as mayor in 1868, but resigned less than a year later. William Clarke was appointed to fill his unexpired term. O'Neill was elected again in 1870 and re-elected in 1872. After his second term, he was succeeded by Democrat Henry Traphagen.

O'Neill died of cirrhosis of the liver in his home in Jersey City on November 8, 1897.[1]


  1. ^ "Deaths of a Day". New York Times. 1897-11-09. 
Political offices
Preceded by
James Gopsill
Mayor of Jersey City
Succeeded by
William Clarke
Preceded by
William Clarke
Mayor of Jersey City
1870 –1874
Succeeded by
Henry Traphagen