Abraham Bradshaw

Photo taken 5-20-1871 in front of the Friendship Engine & Hose Company No.1 of Chambersburg, PA. The steam engine on the right has just arrived after being purchased from Millville, N.J. This apparatus was originally purchased by the Independence Fire Company No.3 of Camden in June 1864. It was a class two Amoskeag steamer bearing serial No. 92. Independence sold the apparatus to Millville in 1869.

Abraham Bradshaw became a member of the Camden Fire Department on December 7, 1869, joining as an extra man with Engine Company 2. At the time of his appointment, Bradshaw was employed as a sawyer, involved in working with wood at a sawmill. His residence was at 539 South 2nd Street.


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