Tag: Clay W. Reesman

  • 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,…

  • Raymond F. Smith

    Raymond F. Smith

    Sergeant Raymond F. Smith, born Lucius Raymond Smith on June 6, 1895, led a remarkable life marked by his contributions to the military, professional boxing, civic engagements, and charitable endeavors. Enlisting in the United States Army at a young age of 17, Sergeant Ray Smith served in Mexico as part of General Pershing’s expedition in…

  • David S. Rhone

    David S. Rhone

    Dr. David Samuel Rhone was born in Pennsylvania on March 5, 1878. Around 1920, he and his wife Florence relocated to Camden, NJ, where he established a medical practice and a pharmacy known as the Crescent Drug Company, situated at 1202 Haddon Avenue. As a member of the Republican Party, Dr. Rhone achieved electoral success…

  • Centennial Mirror 1828-1928

    Centennial Mirror 1828-1928

    Centennial Mirror of the City of Camden, NJ Published in the interest of a growing city, nineteen twenty-eight. THE City Commissioners of Camden extend their Greetings to all citizens of the City, State and Nation who may visualize the Camden of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, through this volume which is dedicated to the Cause of…

  • Making Health with Parks

    Making Health with Parks

    By Commissioner Clay W. Reesman, Director of Parks and Public Property CAMDEN has passed the stage where the promotion of park spaces and play grounds is listed as a luxury. The city administration realizes that without health there can be no successful effort toward a maximum of happiness and prosperity. Camden offers to all a…

  • 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.…

  • Is Zat So?

    Camden Courier-Post – February 9, 1938 By Gordon Mackay May we not at this time proffer a suggestion to Mayor Brunner, Eddie Kelleher and the other party sachems that should be a sure-fire plan to make Camden county safe for Democracy? We advise that the Democrats gather a fund of $4000, the money to be…

  • Burling Confers with Hartmann on Light Plant Bill

    Camden Courier-Post – February 8, 1938 Details of Possible Legislation to Enable City to Get PWA Funds Kept Secret ANDERSON AT PARLEY A conference on Camden’s proposed legislative light plant bill was held yesterday by State Senator Albert E. Burling, Commissioner Frank J. Hartmann and his assistant, Walter S. Anderson. The session was held in…

  • Parley Due Today on Light Plant Bill

    Camden Courier-Post – February 7, 1938 Burling to Confer With Hartmann; May Introduce Measure Wednesday Hopeful of Introducing Camden’s light plant bill at Wednesday’s session of the Legislature, State Senator Albert E. Burling planned to confer today with City Commissioner Frank J. Hartmann and the latter’s assistant, Walter S. Anderson. Anderson appeared before Burling and…

  • Kobus Made Leader by 12th Ward G.O.P

    Camden Courier-Post – February 3, 1938 Club’s Move Will Settle City and County Priority, Colsey Asserts Recognition of City Commissioner Mary W. Kobus as the Republican leader of Camden city and county was urged by members of the Twelfth Ward Republican Club. A motion calling for the action was introduced by Police Chief Arthur Colsey,…

  • Hartmann’s Plan to Shift Assessor’s Office Hit by Mayor

    Camden Courier-Post – October 29, 1935 NEW DEALER'S EYES ON $20,000 PAYROLL, VON NIEDA DECLARES Commissioner Accused Playing Politics on Eve of Election OFFICIAL’S REPLY BRIEF Mayor Frederick von Nieda, in a statement issued yesterday afternoon, severely censured Commissioner Frank J. Hartmann, Jr., New Dealer, for his attempt to transfer the assessor’s office from the…

  • Jobless Son Kills Jake Schiller Wo Saves Boys Wife From Gun

    Jobless Son Kills Jake Schiller Wo Saves Boys Wife From Gun

    Camden Courier-Post – September 18, 1933 SLAYER CRAZED BY SEPARATION, RELATIVES SAY Dazedly Insists He Had No Intention of Shooting Sire ESTRANGED WIFE SEEN IN SUICIDE TRY Slain Man Long Was Prominent Figure in Camden Politics Jacob Schiller, 72, for 45 years a political figure here, is dead, shot by his own son. The slayer,…

  • City Adopts Cut Budget After Clash

    City Adopts Cut Budget After Clash

    Camden Courier-Post – February 10, 1933 Slash of $720,890 Is Revealed in Totals Passed at Session of Rulers Lease Announced Of Radio Station Commissioners Debate with Von Nieda as He Charges Gross Extravagance By Walt Batezel The Camden City Commission yesterday approved the 1933 city budget after hearing and rejecting economy recommendations of several civic…

  • JOE MONTANA WED TO MISS PALLADINO

    JOE MONTANA WED TO MISS PALLADINO

    Camden Courier Post – February 9, 1933 Camden Wrestler and Bridge Are Given Dinner Attended by Notables Miss Emma Palladino, one of the fairest daughters of Camden’s “Little Italy” yesterday became the bride of Joseph Montana, heavyweight wrestler, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Fourth and Division streets. Idol of Italian youth in this…

  • Lewis H. Stehr, Chief of Police, Dies Suddenly

    Lewis H. Stehr, Chief of Police, Dies Suddenly

    Camden Morning Post – December 11, 1930 Head of Camden Force Succumbs to Heart Disease in Cooper Hospital City Flags Ordered At Half-Staff for Month Body to Lie in State Friday Night; Final Rites at 2 P.M. Saturday Funeral rites for Chief of Police Lewis H. Stehr, who died suddenly at 11.30 a.m. yesterday in…