Tag: Beckett Street

  • Beckett Street

    Beckett Street derives its name from Henry and Mary Beckett, who owned a significant parcel of land that was subdivided into town lots around 1853. The Becketts held ownership of land extending from Royden to Line Street and from West to Second Street. Originally, Beckett Street ran from east to west, stretching from Front Street…

  • Angelo Anthony Leveccia (aka Joey Allen)

    Angelo Anthony Leveccia (aka Joey Allen)

    JOEY ALLEN was the name that Angelo Anthony Levecchia boxed under from 1928 through 1943. He was born in Camden, New Jersey on November 12, 1912 to Anthony Levecchia and his wife, the former Anna Maria Onorati. His father worked for as a laborer for many years at Camden Forge. Angelo Levecchia was one of…

  • Joseph Abarno

    Joseph Abarno

    JOSEPH ARBANO was born in New York on August 11, 1895 to Domenic and Amerosa Arbano. Domenic Arbano had come to America in 1885 with his oldest son, James, in 1885. By 1917 the family had moved to 203 Royden Street in Camden NJ. When he registered for the draft on June 5, 1917, Joseph…

  • Save Man, 88, In S. Camden Home Blaze

    Save Man, 88, In S. Camden Home Blaze

    Camden Courier-Post – January 26, 1957 A neighbor who ran several blocks Friday night when she saw smoke and flames brought firemen to rescue Samuel Liberetti, 88, of 606 Avon st., near West and Beckett sts. Liberetti was trapped in the cellar by the flames on the stairway and was found by firemen lying semi-conscious…

  • News and Incidents of a Day in Camden

    News and Incidents of a Day in Camden

    Philadelphia Inquirer – March 1, 1905 Attacked at Third and Mickle streets, Camden, late Monday night by a man, Mrs. Bessie O. Day, of Seventh and Clinton streets, had her clothing cutt in strips. The man, said to be a male acquaintance, followed Mrs. Day off a ferryboat and attacked her near the P. R.…