Tag: Charles A Wolverton

  • City Farm Gardens

    This post is an excerpt from the Book History of Camden County in the Great War, published in 1917-1918 Another weapon to defeat the enemy was the establishment of City Farm Gardens in the country. They were urged by the Government and not only provided food for city residents, but abolished unsightly vacant lots. Mayor…

  • Walter P. Wolverton

    Walter P. Wolverton

    Walter P. Wolverton was the son of Martha and Charles S. Wolverton, a lifelong resident of North Camden. Charles S. Wolverton spent almost 50 years working for the Pennsylvania Railroad, serving as a steamboat pilot, and later becoming the Superintendent of the Cooper’s Point Ferry until it ceased operations in 1926. In addition, he served…

  • Charles A. Wolverton

    Charles A. Wolverton

    Charles Anderson Wolverton was born in Camden, NJ in 1880 to Charles S. Wolverton and Martha Anderson Wolverton. In 1880, Charles S. Wolverton worked as a steamboat pilot, and the family lived at 313 Birch Street in North Camden. By the mid-1880s, the family had moved to 66 Vine Street, and Charles’ brother Walter P.…

  • Lawrence T. Doran

    Lawrence T. Doran

    Lawrence “Larry” T. Doran was born in 1879 in New Jersey. He married his wife Catherine shortly after the turn of the century. After working as a Camden police officer and as a game warden, in August of 1910 he was hired as a detective by then Camden county prosecutor Henry S. Scovel. He then…

  • First Camden National Bank & Trust

    First Camden National Bank & Trust

    Established 1812 This bank traces is roots back to June 16, 1812 when Camden’s first bank was incorporated. It was known as The State Bank at Camden, and retained that name until June 2, 1865, at which time it became a National Bank and its title was made The National State Bank of Camden. The…

  • Edward J. Borden

    Edward J. Borden

    EDWARD J. BORDEN SR. was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 12, 1888 to John and Beatrice Borden, both of whom were born in Canada. The elder Borden was a boilermaker by trade. The family moved to Illinois shortly after Edward Borden’s birth, residing there as early as 1890 and as late as July of…

  • Camden National Bank

    Camden National Bank

    1123 Broadway (Broadway and Sycamore Street), Camden, NJ Established in 1885, the Camden National Bank opened at 259 Kaighn Avenue on August 13, 1885. Zophar C. Howell was the first President. One of the founders, and an early vice-president was Henry B. Wilson, for whom the H.B. Wilson School at South 9th & Florence Street…

  • Samuel T. French, Sr.

    Samuel T. French, Sr.

    Samuel Jones Tilden French Sr., born into the family of William Nelson and Mary Caroline Collins French on January 23, 1877, carried a significant historical legacy as a great-great-grandson of American naval Captain Micajah Smith. Captain Smith, known for his valor during the American Revolutionary War, notably captured the British freighter Venus in August 1778,…

  • My Camden Heritage

    By Dr. Samuel Zuckerman As published in the Jewish Community Voice, January 5, 2005. I am sitting in my den and close my eyes, I see the city as it was in my youth and recall the many people that crossed my path. I was eligible to go to Kaighns School but my parents didn’t…

  • First Camden National Bank Celebrating 130th Anniversary

    First Camden National Bank Celebrating 130th Anniversary

    Camden Courier-Post – June 16, 1942 Institution Started Business at Second and Market Streets in 1812—16 Years before City Was Incorporated By Oscar Magnuson First Camden National Bank and Trust Co. is celebrating its 130th anniversary today. There are no special exercises to commemorate the reaching of another milestone by the oldest bank in South…

  • Henry Magin Laid to Rest by War Veteran Buddies

    Henry Magin Laid to Rest by War Veteran Buddies

    Camden Courier-Post – August 26, 1941 Trucks of Flowers in Funeral Cortege Funeral services for City Commissioner Henry Magin were held today with his colleagues in official and veterans circles participating. Services were conducted in city commission chambers on the second floor of city hall, in charge of Rev. Dr. W.W. Ridgeway, rector of St.…

  • Happenings in Washington

    Happenings in Washington

    by Charles A. Wolverton Separate Air Force Introduction by Senator McCarran of a bill to create an independent air force co-ordinate with the Army and Navy as arms of defense, has served to revive a long and bitter controversy dating back to the stirring days of General William Mitchell, former head of the Army Air…

  • Crippled Children to Attend Outing

    Camden Courier-Post – July 1, 1941 100 Little Folks to Be Guests on Sgt. Ray Smith’s Birthday More than 100 crippled children from this vicinity will be entertained at the seventh annual Sgt. Ray Smith‘s crippled children’s day and birthday party, next Monday. The party, an annual affair, is staged by the Elks’ crippled childrens…

  • V.F.W. Plans Ball on Armistice Night

    Camden Courier-Post – February 11, 1938 Fox Heads Affair; Drive for Members Stressed; Contribute to Red Cross Plans are being formulated for the fourth annual military ball by the Veterans of Foreign Wars to be held Armistice night, November 11. County Commander Charles B. Frank, at the meeting of the Camden County Council of the…

  • VFW Post Auxiliary Stages Party for 16th Anniversary

    Camden Courier-Post – February 2, 1938 Parents of Three World War Heroes Honored by Women of Mathews-Purnell Unit Mrs. Kobus Lauds Civic Work of Organization Sixteen years ago the Ladies Auxiliary of the Mathews-Purnell Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, was instituted. Last night the "coming out party," as the occasion was described by Mrs. Mary…