• James H. O’Brien

    James Henry O’Brien was born around 1894. He served as a Yeoman 3rd Class in the United States Navy during World War I and became active in veterans and civic affairs in Camden, NJ, after the war. He was a member and once Captain of the Captain Herbert G. Sparrow Ship of the Veterans of…

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  • Barton Lane

    Barton Lane

    Barton Lane was born in Camden in November 1840 to James S. and Mary Lane. His father was a bookbinder. The Lane family moved to Camden shortly after the birth of Barton’s older brother, James M. Lane, and they were in town for the 1840 Census. By the 1850 Census, the Lane family included older…

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  • John A. S. Hunt

    John Albert Stockton Hunt was born in Camden, New Jersey, to George Sawyer Hunt and Clara Cook. His father, George, served in the Camden Fire Department in the late 1870s and 1880s, starting as a stoker and later becoming a hose cart driver with Engine Company 1. George S. Hunt married Clara Cook in the…

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  • Edward A. Welsh

    Edward A. Welsh

    Edward Aloysius Welsh, renowned as a bar and restaurant proprietor, also took up the role of New Jersey’s State Boxing and Wrestling Inspector during the period when these sports came under state regulation. Born on December 17, 1892, in Ireland to Michael and Katherine Welsh, Edward immigrated to the USA shortly thereafter. His sister Mary…

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  • Joseph Oscar Till, Jr.

    Joseph Oscar Till Jr. was born on January 12, 1876, in Pennsylvania, to Joseph Oscar and Catherine “Kate” Till. Joseph Sr., a Civil War veteran, resettled in Philadelphia after the war, where he worked as a huckster before operating a cigar store at 872 Moyer Street. By 1880, the family had grown to include sons…

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  • Frank S. Van Hart

    Frank S. Van Hart

    Frank S. Van Hart was born in 1875 in Pennsylvania but relocated to Camden during his youth. Renowned as an athlete from a young age, he gained widespread recognition as one of the finest second basemen in South Jersey. Playing for local teams like the Howards and the Camden Athletic Association, he shared the field…

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