Tag: Camden YMCA

  • Charles A. Reynolds – South Jersey: A History

    This passage is excerpted from South Jersey: A History, 1624-1924 Charles Augustus Reynolds was born at Portsmouth, Virginia May 18, 1870, the son of George C. Washington and Augusta Ann Reynolds. When he was eleven years of age his family moved to Philadelphia. His first work was in a shoe store in that city, and…

  • Charles A. Reynolds

    Charles A. Reynolds

    Charles Augustus Reynolds was a prominent figure in Camden, deeply involved in both business and civic affairs until his untimely death at the age of 54 in 1924. He co-founded and served as president of The Keystone Leather Company, a major employer in Camden at the time. Additionally, he was instrumental in establishing the Merchants’…

  • William J. Cleary

    William J. Cleary

    William J. Cleary, born in Philadelphia on August 23, 1908, entered the service of the Camden Fire Department on September 29, 1940. Initially assigned to the role of a hoseman in Engine Company 3 at 1813 Broadway on October 15, 1940, Cleary’s dedication to his career faced a temporary interruption when he was drafted into…

  • Howard Carrow

    Howard Carrow

    HOWARD CARROW was born in Camden, Kent County, Delaware on September 30, 1860 to Margaret and Edward Carrow. Howard Carrow’s forebears were of Scotch-Irish and English extractions. They were principally farmers and lived in Maryland and Delaware for several generations. Mr. Carrow’s family came to Bridgeton right after the Civil War and resided there until…

  • Religious History of Camden

    Religious History of Camden

    From George Reeser Prowell’s History of Camden County, New Jersey, 1886 Newton Friend’s Meeting About the year 1800, when the general opening of roads made it no longer important to be on the water, Newton Friends determined to move from their old meet­ing-house on Newton Creek to a place more central; and in Fourth Month,…

  • Alfred R. Pierce

    Alfred R. Pierce

    ALFRED R. PIERCE is the son of Russell and Viola Pierce. He grew up in Camden and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1939. Upon graduation from the College of South Jersey (known today as Rutgers-Camden) he enlisted in the United States Army Air Force, and served as a pilot on 51 missions in…

  • Mother’s Day Origins

    Mother’s Day Origins

    The popular version of the story of how Mother’s Day came to be a holiday in the United States of America is generally told like this: In 1907 Ana Jarvis, from Philadelphia, began a campaign to establish a national Mother’s Day. Miss Jarvis persuaded her mother’s church in Grafton, West Virginia to celebrate Mother’s Day…

  • Charles Angelo Aceto

    Charles Angelo Aceto

    From South Jersey: A History 1624 – 1924 CHARLES ANGELO ACETO – Enterprise, industry, originality, and determination that overcomes all obstacles to success are characteristic of many young men from European countries who have sought this country for opportunity, and Charles Angelo Aceto affords a conspicuous example of one of these young men, who, in…

  • Vincent Ariel Tydeman

    Vincent Ariel Tydeman

    VINCENT ARIEL TYDEMAN was born in New Jersey on August 24, 1883 to Edmund and Sarah Tydeman, who had come to America from England in 1878 with their nine children. Another child, Florence, was born just before the June 1880 census. Edmund Tydeman, the oldest son of a Baptist minister, was an optician who had…

  • G. O. P. To Hear Smullen

    Camden Courier-Post – February 1, 1938 Kenneth Smullen, physical director at the Camden Y. M. C. A. will be the guest speaker at the meeting of the Twelfth Ward Republican Club, 2709 Westfield Avenue, tonight. His topic will be “Keeping Fit” and the public is invited to hear the lecture.

  • Here and There in Camden

    Here and There in Camden

    Philadelphia Inquirer – May 17, 1918 The woman who operated the booths during the Third Liberty Loan drive have formed an organization for the purpose of raising a fund with which to purchase an ambulance. The Sixth Ward Republican Club yesterday contributed $25 to the Red Cross fund. On a charge of selling sugar short…