GEORGE W. ANDERSON was born in New Jersey in May of 1862. He married around 1882, by the time the census was taken in 1900 his wife Lizzie had bore eight children, four of whom were living at the time, Harry, Nellie, Herbert, and Russell Anderson, another son, Albert, was born around 1902. George W. Anderson was already serving as a member of the Camden Police Department, having joined the force sometime after 1890. The Anderson family was then living at 711 Carman Street, in what was then Camden’s 9th Ward. The Andersons had moved to 605 Carman Street by 1906, and remained at that address through the summer of 1910.
By 1914 the Andersons had moved to 582 Clinton Street, where they would remain through 1920. This home had been the residence in the 1880s and 1890s of Camden educators Professor Horatio Draper and his daughter Agnes Draper.
George W. Anderson had been promoted to Sergeant by 1916, and was still on the Camden police force in January of 1920.
In 1921 Sergeant Anderson took ill. He was operated on in Philadelphia, surviving only due to the availability of blood donated by his brother officers. He took ill again in January of 1922. George W. Anderson and Lizzie Anderson do not appear in the 1924 City Directory or the 1930 Census. It is likely that they had passed on by then. Son Herbert Anderson joined the Camden Police Department in the early 1920s and rose to the rank of lieutenant before passing away in November of 1939. Another son, Russell J. Anderson, served with the Camden Fire Department for over 27 years, from December of 1930 until his death in June of 1958.
Herbert Anderson was a respected Camden police officer who served in the National Guard and U.S. Army after working as a wiper in an engine house.
GEORGE W. ANDERSON was born in New Jersey in May of 1862. He married around 1882, by the time the census was taken in 1900 his wife Lizzie had bore eight children, four of whom were living at the time, Harry, Nellie, Herbert, and Russell Anderson, another son, Albert, was born around 1902. George W.…
The many friends of Sergeant George W. Anderson of the Third District will be sorry indeed to learn that he is again seriously ill at his South Camden home, 582 Clinton Street. Several months ago Sergeant Anderson underwent an operation in a Philadelphia hospital, his life being saved by the transfusion of blood from the…
Charged with being the assailant of Sergeant of Police George Anderson, who was knocked from at automobile by the chauffeur on March 2, when he attempted to make an arrest, Frank E Wade, 28 years old, of 415 North Fourth street was held in $500 bail by the Recorder yesterday.
Taking into consideration that he had five small children and a wife dependent upon him Recorder Stackhouse this morning released Charles Becker, aged 28 years, of 2936 Howell street, in his own recognizance, after he had been arraigned on a charge of keeping a disorderly house.
There was a general change in Camden’s Police Department yesterday occasioned by the retirement of Captain Arthur Stanley after nearly twenty years of service. He was succeeded as captain by Sergeant Lewis Stehr, who takes charge of the Second district. Sergeant George Nowrey was transferred from the Third the Second district, and Patrolman George Anderson…