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Samuel Lanning

Samuel Lanning, or Laning, was selected as the inaugural Mayor of Camden, appointed by his fellow council members in both 1828 and 1829.

Clayton Trueax - 1858-1860
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Clayton Truax

Clayton Truax was a Camden shoemaker and politician, serving as mayor, on city council, and on the board of education.

John V Wilkie - 1936-08-06
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John V. Wilkie

John V. Wilkie, a Camden Police Officer, was born on June 29, 1898, and had a remarkable and tumultuous life in Camden. His father, William Wilkie, a Scottish merchant seaman, instilled in him a strong work ethic and a sense of adventure.

ABOVE LEFT: Police Chief Arthur Colsey and detectives leaving the house at 242 Sycamore Street, where Detective William T. FEITZ was slain. The place, police said, was operated as a disorderly house by Mrs. Emma Heisler, 38, who is under arrest as a material witness. INSET: Detective William T. Feitz
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William T. Feitz

Detective Feitz was investigating three men who had entered a home at 243 Sycamore Street when he was gunned down from behind. He was pronounced dead upon arrival at West Jersey Hospital.

Fred W. Klosterman, 1955
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Fred Klosterman

Fred Klosterman and his brother Joseph were heavily involved in the illegal lottery, or “numbers” racket, in Whitman Park and South Camden in the 1930s and 1940s.

Joseph Klosterman (left) and Fred Klosterman (right). Brothers, who were identified yesterday by former employes of Camden numbers operators.
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Joseph Klosterman

Along with his brother Fred Klosterman, Joseph became heavily involved in the illegal lottery, or “numbers” racket, in Whitman Park and South Camden in the 1930s and 1940s. The Klosterman brothers were very active in Camden in the early 1930s.

Marshall's Reastaurant and Sea Food 1244 Haddon Avenue, Camden, NJ
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Marshall’s Restaurant and Seafood

Between Kaighn Avenue and Liberty Street on Haddon Avenue, across from the famous Donkey’s Place, was a beloved establishment called Marshall’s Restaurant and Seafood.

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Harry McConnell

Harry McConnell was a prominent figure in Camden, NJ. He served as a printer, bag cutter, and top-rated boxer. He also reported on the Keith vaudeville circuit.

Howard Unruh - Army Photo
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Howard Unruh

Howard Unruh, one of America’s first mass shooters, killed 13 people in a 1949 shooting rampage — in part due to undiagnosed schizophrenia.

Mitchell H Cohen - 1936-10-21
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Mitchell H. Cohen

Mitchell Cohen was a prominent figure in Camden, New Jersey, with a long career as a lawyer and judge.

Thomas Lauria - 1939-08-30
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Thomas E. Lauria

Thomas Enrico Lauria, also known as Tony Ricco, was a professional boxer from Camden, NJ who fought in the 1930s and early 1940s.

Walter P Wolverton - 1931
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Walter P. Wolverton

Walter P. Wolverton was born in Camden, NJ. holding a number of positions. His brother served in the House of Representatives.