Tag: Charles S. Boyer

  • Thomas Yorke Smith

    Thomas Yorke Smith

    Thomas. Yorke Smith, more commonly known as T. Yorke Smith, born around 1873 in New Jersey, entered matrimony with Harriet A. Smith at the age of 21. Around the turn of the century, T. Yorke Smith, initially a banker, formed a business alliance with David Baird Sr. In 1902, at the dawn of Parkside’s development,…

  • Charles S. Boyer

    Charles S. Boyer

    Charles Shimer Boyer, born in Pennsylvania in 1869 to Benjamin Franklin Boyer and Alabama Shimer Boyer, is most notably recognized as the inaugural President of the Camden County Historical Society. Renowned for his contributions to the region’s historical narrative, he authored or co-authored numerous books and articles. His family relocated to Camden when he was…

  • Winfield S. Price

    Winfield S. Price

    Winfield Scott Price enlisted in the New Jersey National Guard in 1892, starting as a private and eventually retiring as a Major General in June 1939. During this span, he served in both the Spanish American War and World War I. Prior to his military service, he held a seat on the Camden NJ City…

  • Glass Windows and the Nicholson House – Tracking History

    Glass Windows and the Nicholson House – Tracking History

    By Thomas A. Bergbauer, Retired Courier-Post Editor It's hard to imagine living in a house with windowpanes that you cannot clearly see through. Being able to view the outdoors without difficulty is something we take for granted every day. But there was a time when there was one thing that our forefathers could not see…

  • Old Cooper Street

    Old Cooper Street

    Reprinted from the series of stories of Camden’s earlier days, under the title Sixty Years in Camden County – Gosh! by Will Paul, appearing in The Community news, of Merchantville, NJ. In an earlier chapter I suggested that a young writer seeking a subject for a story could take any Camden street that leads to…

  • The Attitude of the Society of Friends toward Slavery

    The Attitude of the Society of Friends toward Slavery

    THE ATTITUDE OF THE SOCIETY OF FRIENDS TOWARDS SLAVERY is a pamphlet that was published by the Camden County Historical Society. It is derived from a paper written by William A. Cooper, with the intent of reading it at a Society meeting. Sadly, Mr. Cooper passed away before he had a chance to present it.…

  • Merchants Trust Company

    Merchants Trust Company

    Broadway and Carman Street, Camden, NJ The Merchants Trust was organized in November of 1911. It was a small bank that catered to Camden’s business community, and was one of many small and medium sized banks active in the 1910s and 1920s. From its founding through his death in 1924 the president of the Merchants…

  • A history of banking in Camden, NJ

    A history of banking in Camden, NJ

    Camden Banking The Farmers and Mechanics Bank was organized with a capital of $300,000 on March 31, 1855. The banking house at the southeast corner of Front and Market Streets was built at the cost of $18,000. This institution was conducted as a State Bank until September 1, 1864 when it became a National Bank…

  • Mad Hatter

    Mad Hatter

    Bulletin of the Camden County Historical Society – February 1960 The Man who Shot the Man who Shot Lincoln by Arthur D. Pierce and Howard R. Kemble The year was 1870. The address was 308 Mechanic Street, Camden, New Jersey. The occupant of the house was the man who shot the man who shot Abraham…

  • 47 More Men Join League to Aid Baird

    47 More Men Join League to Aid Baird

    Camden Courier-Post – October 29, 1931 Professional and Business Leaders Back Camden Man for Governor Forty-seven more prominent professional and business men yesterday joined the Baird-for-Governor Business Men’s League and pledged themselves to work actively in interest of David Baird Jr., for governor, and add special impetus to his campaign. The league was organized this…