Tag: Charles H. Ellis

  • New Firemen Assigned for Two Platoons

    New Firemen Assigned for Two Platoons

    Camden Post-Telegram – December 30, 1920 Double Shift System Becomes Effective at 8 O’clock on Saturday Morning Saturday morning at 8 o’clock the two-platoon system of the Fire Department becomes effective. At that hour the first shift will go on duty and remain until 6 p.m. when the second squad goes on, remaining until 8…

  • CAMDEN HAILS HER SONS, CONQUERORS, AT VICTORY JUBILEE

    CAMDEN HAILS HER SONS, CONQUERORS, AT VICTORY JUBILEE

    Camden Courier-Post – September 7, 1919 Battle Flags Wave in Triumph O’er Parade Reviewed by Admiral Gray Veterans of G. A. R. and Wounded Ride; Centopath [sic] Passes in Reverential Hush The Peace with victory which Camden’s sons along with millions of other soldiers of all the Allied countries helped to bring home was celebrated…

  • Police Department Changes

    Police Department Changes

    Philadelphia Inquirer – January 1, 1918 There were a number of changes in Camden’s Police Department yesterday by Mayor Ellis. He appointed Sergeant John Golden successor to Captain Hugh Poyle[sic], recently placed on the pension list. Patrolman Howard Smith was made a city detective, and Hall Officer James Clay was made a hall sergeant. Motorcycle…

  • Police Shake-up in Camden

    Police Shake-up in Camden

    Philadelphia Inquirer – February 17, 1916 There was a general change in Camden’s Police Department yesterday occasioned by the retirement of Captain Arthur Stanley after nearly twenty years of service. He was succeeded as captain by Sergeant Lewis Stehr, who takes charge of the Second district. Sergeant George Nowrey was transferred from the Third the…

  • Camden at a Glance

    Camden at a Glance

    Philadelphia Inquirer – January 29, 1916 On the force ten years, Sergeant Lewis Stehr was made a police captain yesterday by Mayor Ellis. He succeeds Arthur Stanley. who resigns because of disability after being commander of the Second District for eighteen years. Stehr‘s place will be taken by Policeman George Anderson, of the Ninth ward,…

  • Thousands View Chief’s Remains

    Thousands View Chief’s Remains

    Camden Post-Telegram – May 10, 1914 Throngs Jam Court House While Body Lies in State for Two Hours. LAST SAD RITES THIS AFTERNOON Not since the memorable funeral of Chief of Police Foster ten years ago, has there been such a genuine public tribute paid an official of Camden as was in evidence last night…

  • Camden, Now Eighty Years Old, Is Proud of Its Wonderful Growth

    Camden, Now Eighty Years Old, Is Proud of Its Wonderful Growth

    Philadelphia Inquirer – February 2, 1908 City on Saint Valentine’s Day, Will Observe the Anniversary of Its Incorporation—Some Facts and Figures Concerning “Slow Town” Across the River Eighty years will have passed on Friday, February 14, since Camden became an incorporated city, and just now the citizens are looking back over those years and recalling…

  • Doings in Camden

    Doings in Camden

    Philadelphia Inquirer – August 13, 1906 ** The flag poles on all the fire houses need painting. ** City Hall. Cooper. Pyne Point and Forest Kill parks were thronged yesterday. ** Open-air services were held by several of the churches yesterday. ** A white cab drawn by two white horses wearing white harness and driven…

  • 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.…

  • The Year 1828 – Camden, NJ

    On February 13, 1828 the Council and General Assembly passed “An act to incorporate a part of the Township of Newton in the County of Gloucester.” This was the first charter of the City of Camden. The first section reads as follows: Be it enacted by the Council and General Assembly of this State, and…