Tag: Chestnut Street

  • East Camden and Pennsauken – Early 1900s

    East Camden and Pennsauken – Early 1900s

    This map appears to have been created sometime between 1899 and 1920. Evidently, it was crafted after the merger of Stockton Township and the City of Camden, as the territory labeled as the “City of Camden” had formerly belonged to Stockton prior to the merger in 1899. J. Howard Kirkbride, a resident and real estate…

  • Broadway Trust

    Broadway Trust

    Broadway Trust, also known as Broadway Merchants Trust 938-944 Broadway, Camden, NJ The Broadway Trust Company building was built prior to World War I. The architect was Phillip Merz who was based in Rochester NY and the building was constructed by the J. Henry Miller Co. of Baltimore MD, who also built the building which…

  • Ralph W. Wescott

    Ralph W. Wescott

    Ralph W. Wescott, born in New Jersey in 1883 to John W. and Frances Oatman Wescott, was a prominent figure in Camden’s legal and civic spheres. His father, John W. Wescott, was a distinguished trial lawyer, judge, and a notable figure in President Woodrow Wilson’s political career, giving nominating addresses for Wilson and later writing…

  • Eugene F. Alston

    Eugene F. Alston

    EUGENE F. ALSTON was born October 16, 1919 in Camden to Richard Alston and his wife, the former Dolly Robinson. His father had been born in 1891 in Henderson, North Carolina. Richard Alston was working as a laborer at the Victor Talking Machine Company in June of 1917, and had married. Mr. and Mrs. Alston…

  • George O. Addison

    George O. Addison

    GEORGE OWENS ADDISON, the son of William H. Addison and his wife, the former Pheobe Ann Drew, was born in Gloucester County, New Jersey on December 4, 1853. His family went to North Jersey for a time, and when the 1860 Census was taken lived in Chatham, in Morris County. When the Census was next…

  • 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…

  • Charles A. Aceto

    Charles A. Aceto

    Charles Angelo Aceto was born in Italy on April 16, 1891 and came to America with his father in 1900. He threw himself into his education and into becoming proficient in the English language. He went into the bus and taxi business for himself with one station wagon, and by 1924 was operating a fleet…

  • Four Firemen Suffer Hurts In Collision

    Four Firemen Suffer Hurts In Collision

    Camden Courier-Post – December 30, 1957 Four Camden firemen were among persons injured over the weekend in motor vehicle accidents on South Jersey roads. The firemen were injured when their engine collided with a tractor-trailer at 2nd and Market sts. Saturday about 4.30 p.m. while they were on their way to answer an alarm which…

  • Police Investigate 3 Fires in 4 Hours In One Section

    Police Investigate 3 Fires in 4 Hours In One Section

    Camden Courier-Post – July 31, 1952 Kaighn School Razed; Blazes Set in Church, Unoccupied House Police today are investigating the possibility that three fires Wednesday within a quarter-mile area inside of three hours and 46 minutes were the work of a firebug. The blaze which razed the Kaighn School, 5th and Chestnut Sts., Seriously damaged…

  • Nine Safety Aides Sworn by Aaron

    Nine Safety Aides Sworn by Aaron

    Camden Courier-Post – August 12, 1950 Five recently-appointed policemen and four firemen were sworn in today by Public Safety Commissioner Aaron in his City Hall office. The nine men, all veterans of War II, will report for duty in the $2400-a-year posts on Sept 1. Four of the rookie policemen replace men retired on pension…

  • 5 Cops, 4 Firemen, All War 2 Vets Named by Aaron

    5 Cops, 4 Firemen, All War 2 Vets Named by Aaron

    Camden Courier-Post – August 1, 1950 Replacements Listed For 8 on Pensions, One Resignation Director of Public Safety Aaron this afternoon announced the appointment of five new patrolmen and four new firemen. All are War II veterans. The police are: James R. Styles, 27, of 3013 Essex street; William B. Reeves Jr., 24, of 431…

  • 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…