Famous or interesting people of Camden, NJ throughout the years.
William Van Pfefferle
William Van Pfefferle, rose through the ranks of the Camden Fire Department and served as Chief of Department from 1950 to 1958.
Skylar served for ten years under the Camden Police Mounted Unit before he was retired as a Rutgers University Mounted Patrol, which is the only student-run mounted unit in the nation. He was a familiar sight all around Camden and in his second career, in and around the Rutgers campus on Penn Street west of North Fifth.
Soldier’s Plots in New Camden Cemetery, as per City of Camden Records
George S. Tempest
George S. Tempest was hired by Camden to run the police and fire departments during the Roaring Twenties and related criminal activity.
Dr. Reyouque E. H. H. Hyghcock
“Doctor” Hyghcock was a “voodoo doctor” and, independent of any police investigations, was a colorful character for Camden, NJ.
Thomas T. S. Eastlack
THOMAS T.S. EASTLACK, was appointed to the Camden Fire Department in May of 1874 and served until April of 1876.
Firmin F. Michel
After graduation from the South Jersey Law School in Camden, Firmin Michel took a position with Joseph A. Varbalow and also was City Solicitor
Joseph V. O’Connor
Joseph V. O’Connor, aka Joe Connors, was a Camden ship-fitter who was caught up in gang activity and later killed by gunshot.
Frank Doris, among other crimes, shot and killed a Philadelphia police officer and was later executed by electric chair.
John Doris was murdered at Trenton State Prison in 1930, after a fight where he shot a local gangster. His murder was never solved.