William H. Heiser

William H. Heiser, 1931

William H. Heiser, born around 1884 in Virginia, entered matrimony with the former Carrie Van Saun circa 1905.

During the 1920s and 1930s, the Heiser family resided at 633 Linden Street in Camden’s historic Second Ward. William Heiser pursued a career as an accountant with the Pennsylvania Railroad. The 1930 Census recorded William, Carrie, and their sons Albert, William, and Robert residing at this address. At the time, 21-year-old Albert worked as an engineer at the RCA-Victor radio factory.

Engaged in local politics, William H. Heiser served on the Camden County Board of Freeholders, representing Camden’s 2nd Ward, in 1930, 1931, and 1936. By 1947, he had relocated to Parkside, taking up residence with his wife Carrie at 1403 Princess Avenue. Son Robert, employed as a salesman for Western Auto Store, lived next door at 1401 Princess. The store was situated at Broadway and Chestnut Street during those years.

The 1956 New Jersey Bell Telephone Directory listed William Heiser at 631 Linden Street, while the 1959 Directory indicated his residence at 623 Linden. In 1970, William Heiser’s address was documented as 125 North 3rd Street. On November 14, 1974, William H. Heiser passed away, leaving behind his sons William H Jr. and Robert L. Heiser.


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