Tag: Cooper B. Hatch

  • 1890 Review of Camden, New Jersey – Part 1

    1890 Review of Camden, New Jersey – Part 1

    1890 Historical and Industrial Review of Camden, New Jersey – Intro The Historical and Industrial Review of Camden, New Jersey was commissioned and published by Camden’s Board of Trade, a forerunner of the Chamber of Commerce. NEW YORK: COMMERCIAL PUBLISHING COMPANY. 1890 The Camden City Board of Trade In recognition of the serious detriment to…

  • Joseph H. Forsyth

    Joseph H. Forsyth

    Joseph H. Forsyth entered the world on May 30, 1879, in Burlington County, NJ, as the son of Joshua and Luisa Hatch Forsyth. His father, engaged in farming, had the family residing in Pemberton, NJ, as indicated by the 1880 census. Notably, Joseph Forsyth’s uncle was Cooper B. Hatch, who served as the Mayor of…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Anthony Alfano

    Anthony Alfano

    ANTHONY ALFANO taught at Camden High School and Cooper B. Hatch Junior High School for 34 years, from 1942 through 1976. He is best remembered as head basketball coach at Camden High, where he succeeded Al Bass in 1944, after serving as an assistant coach for two years. Tony Alfano was a three sport athlete…

  • Dr. Donges, Mills, Schepperkittes, Covely and Other Men Wrought Through Years to Bring Needed Improvements to District

    Camden Courier-Post – June 12, 1933 By BEN COURTER When a larger community annexes an adjoining district the newer area is generally regarded, for a time at least, as a step-child. Older residents of East Camden will bear out that truism when they recall how difficult it was to obtain improvements. Years before, Newton Township…

  • More Policemen to go In Camden

    More Policemen to go In Camden

    Philadelphia Inquirer – February 19, 1905 Democratic Members of the Force Are Marked for Dismissal From the Department According to a statement made by a member of the Police Committee of Camden City Council to an Inquirer reporter yesterday, charges will be preferred against a number of Democratic policemen during the week and the resignations…

  • Camden’s Pride Parades Before City’s People

    Philadelphia Inquirer – February 23, 1901 Policemen and Firemen Make Their Initial Turnout and Present a Creditable Appearance – Reviewed by Officials – How the Departments Have Grown With a line up that could not be surpassed by the famous “Broadway Squad” of New York, Camden’s policemen, or most of them, turned out in review…

  • Bluecoats For East End

    Bluecoats For East End

    Camden Daily Courier – May 19, 1899 Eight of the New Guardians of the Peace Named Captain Albert will have charge of the new district – Former Chief Abbott among the Batch of new appointees. Eight of the prospective policemen from the Eleventh and Twelfth wards were at the City Hall this morning. They were…

  • Over in Camden

    Over in Camden

    Philadelphia Inquirer – December 22, 1898 Articles of incorporation were filed yesterday by the American Metal Edge Box Company. The police were notified yesterday that William Ilgenfritz, 14 years old, of 1121 Mickle street, was missing. Jacob N. Wise, 63 years old, fell from a step at Delaware and Market streets yesterday and broke his…

  • Serious Charges by Defeated Candidate

    Serious Charges by Defeated Candidate

    Philadelphia Inquirer – June 12, 1897 Freedom C. Lippincott Claims That Philadelphia Repeaters Voted in Camden. BEGINS A NEW CONTEST Committee of One Hundred Starts on a New Tack in Its Efforts to Oust City Treasurer Felton – A Bond iFled [sic]. Another move was made yesterday by counsel for Freedom C. Lippincott, the Committee…