Samuel Patton


Samuel Patton stood among the original members of the Camden Fire Department, commencing his service on December 7, 1869, assuming the role of an extra man with Engine Company 2. Prior to joining the fire department, he had been employed as a laborer. At the time of his enlistment in the fall of 1869, he resided at 5 James Court, situated east from 514 Point Street. The existence of James Court came to an end with the construction of the Delaware River Bridge, later known as the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, in the first half of the 1920s.

Subsequently, Samuel Patton chose to resign from his duties with the Camden Fire Department, a decision that took effect on September 23, 1870.


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