Judson K. Fish was born in April 1851 in New Jersey to parents Amanda and Ezra Fish. In 1860, the family resided in Delaware Township (now Cherry Hill), New Jersey. By the 1870 Census, they had moved to Camden’s Middle Ward, where Ezra Fish worked as a policeman. The family included Ezra, Amanda, older brother George, and younger sisters Louisa and Sarah.
Judson Fish, a brick mason by profession, married Mary A. Mathis in 1872. They later settled in Camden’s Eighth Ward, with addresses on Viola Street and Fillmore Street in the late 1870s and 1880s. The couple had several children: Lizzie, Ella, Clarence, James Garfield, Raymond, and Lillian.
In the spring of 1884, Judson Fish joined the Camden Fire Department as an extra man with the Hook and Ladder Company. He served until July 1, 1885, when the Fire Department underwent reorganization and laid off eighteen extra men.
By 1893-1894, Judson and Mary Fish had moved to 1715 South 4th Street. Their daughter Ella married William James in 1894, who later worked for Camden’s Water Department. Judson Fish continued his bricklaying business.
The Fish family resided at various addresses in Camden, including 1711 South 4th Street, 1729 Ferry Avenue, 1709 South 4th Street, and 1255 Sheridan Street. By 1922, they had moved to 819 Tulip Street, but their listing in the Camden City Directory was not found in 1924.
Judson K. Fish passed away in August 1929. His wife Mary Fish lived with their daughter Lillian and her family at 213 State Street in Delaware Township (Cherry Hill), New Jersey. Mary Fish died on March 24, 1938, and was buried at Evergreen Cemetery.
Judson and Mary Fish’s son Ray Fish gained recognition as a semi-professional baseball player in the 1900s and 1910s, playing for teams such as Camden A.C. and Emerson A.A. He also coached the Emerson A.A. basketball team in the 1920s.
Judson K. Fish was born in April 1851 in New Jersey to parents Amanda and Ezra Fish. In 1860, the family resided in Delaware Township (now Cherry Hill), New Jersey. By the 1870 Census, they had moved to Camden’s Middle Ward, where Ezra Fish worked as a policeman. The family included Ezra, Amanda, older brother…