Tag: Charles H. Ellis

  • Alfred Cramer Elementary School

    Alfred Cramer Elementary School

    2800 Mickle Street, Camden, NJ In 1913, the Eastside Elementary School was built in the 2800 block of Mickle Street during the administration of Mayor Charles H. Ellis. At this time, Camden’s longtime Superintendent of Schools, Dr. James E. Bryan, oversaw the construction of many new schools in Camden. As East Camden’s population grew and…

  • 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…

  • Frank S. Van Hart

    Frank S. Van Hart

    Frank S. Van Hart was born in 1875 in Pennsylvania but relocated to Camden during his youth. Renowned as an athlete from a young age, he gained widespread recognition as one of the finest second basemen in South Jersey. Playing for local teams like the Howards and the Camden Athletic Association, he shared the field…

  • Pyne Point Park – Tracking History

    Pyne Point Park – Tracking History

    By Thomas A. Bergbauer, Retired Courier-Post Editor If you grew up in North Camden then you had to remember Pyne Point Park. They were synonymous. For many living in that part of the city it was a great escape, especially during the warm summer months. Many spent hours there swimming or playing baseball. This piece…

  • Ben Franklin Bridge – Tracking History

    Ben Franklin Bridge – Tracking History

    By Thomas A. Bergbauer, Retired Courier-Post Editor In 1926 the Delaware River Bridge was a marvel to behold with a 1,750 foot center span. It was the longest suspension bridge in the world—holding that record for three straight years until it was beat out by Detroit's Ambassador Bridge. Predictions from the bridge commission was that…

  • Arthur Colsey

    Arthur Colsey

    Arthur Colsey, born in Kidderminster, England, in December 1872, embarked on a remarkable journey of public service and professional achievements. After joining his older brothers, John and Thomas, in America, he actively participated in the family’s thriving department store business at 9th and Market Street in Camden. In 1894, Arthur married Lillian Thompson, and their…

  • A History of Post Offices in Camden

    A History of Post Offices in Camden

    A Post Office was established in Camden in 1803 and called Cooper’s Ferry Post Office, under which name it continued until 1829 when it was changed to Camden. The office was first located in the hotel at the foot of Cooper street and the first postmasters were Benjamin Cooper, 1803-1806; Charles Cooper, 1806-1810; Richard M.…

  • Carnegie Library (AKA the Camden Free Public Library)

    Carnegie Library (AKA the Camden Free Public Library)

    616 Broadway Northeast Corner of Broadway and Line Street The Library Committee of City Council, on February 24th, adopted a resolution presented by Councilman Charles H. Ellis, formally accepting Andrew Carnegie’s offer of $100,000 for a public library in Camden. On April 28, 1903 the Free Library Trustees recommended the purchase of the Dialogue property,…

  • Camden’s Mayors

    Camden’s Mayors

    1828 – 2023 Mayor Term Political Party Samuel Lanning 1828-1830 Gideon V. Stivers 1830-1838 Elias Kaighn 1838-1840 Lorenzo F. Fisler 1840-1844 John K. Cowperthwaite 1844-1845 Richard W. Howell (Declined) Charles Kaighn 1845-1846 Thomas B. Wood 1846-1848 Benjamin A. Hammell 1848-1849 Charles Sexton 1849-1851 Lorenzo F. Fisler 1851-1852 Charles D. Hineline 1852-1853 Lorenzo F. Fisler 1853-1855…

  • Amanda Alloway

    Amanda Alloway, who was born in New Jersey in November 1843, had a notable life deeply intertwined with the historical tapestry of Camden, New Jersey. She married Joseph Alloway by 1863, and the couple had three children: Charles, born in December 1863, Joseph, born on November 22, 1865, and Ida May, born around 1867. The…

  • Joseph E. Nowrey

    Joseph E. Nowrey, born in 1865 in Glendon, Pennsylvania, played a significant role in Camden, New Jersey’s history. His father, Alexander Nowrey, established a dry goods business at 842 Locust Street in Camden before passing away in 1877. Joseph’s mother, Mary, continued running the business after Alexander’s death. Joseph Nowrey’s early career included working as…

  • Emma E. Hyland

    Emma E. Hyland

    Emma Hyland, the widow of John T. Hyland, became involved in politics following the granting of women’s voting rights, remaining an active figure in Camden politics and civic affairs throughout her life. John T. Hyland, an attorney admitted to the bar in 1895, pursued a career with the United States postal service and eventually lost…

  • Frank Truax Dies

    Camden Courier-Post – July 1, 1932 POLICE SERGEANT Second District Officer Had Been in Service Since 1917 Police Sergeant Frank Truax of the Second Police District died at last night in Cooper Hospital of a complication of diseases. He was 50 and resided at 1139 Kenwood Avenue. Sergeant Truax was admitted to the institution at…

  • Police to Probe $200,000 Kaighn Ave. Fire

    Police to Probe $200,000 Kaighn Ave. Fire

    Camden Courier-Post – January 18, 1922 Fire Captain May Die, Four Others Injured; Damage Is $200,000 Economy Store and Other Buildings Near Broadway Swept by Flames Early This Morning Falling Debris Carries Men Through Roof And Into Cellar Sleeping Inmates of Apartments Roused and Invalid Carried to Safety Mayor Sees Rescues Mayor [Charles H.] Ellis…

  • New Chairmanship of the Camden Chamber of Commerce Committee

    New Chairmanship of the Camden Chamber of Commerce Committee

    Philadelphia Inquirer – October 7, 1921 Circuit Court Judge Frank T. Lloyd yesterday accepted chairmanship of the Camden Chamber of Commerce Committee which is to study the unemployment question and make suggestions for remedial measures. With Judge Lloyd on the committee are: The committee was named by William E. Bennett, president of the Chamber of…