Tag: Cooper Hospital

  • Attorney General Platkin Announces Racketeering Charges Against Six Defendants in Criminal Enterprise Led by George Norcross

    Conspiracy Spanning Twelve Years Resulted in the Enterprise's Acquisition of Camden Waterfront Property and Property Rights for Itself and Others through Unlawful Means For Immediate Release: June 17, 2024 Office of the Attorney General– Matthew J. Platkin, Attorney GeneralOffice of Public Integrity and Accountability– Drew Skinner, Executive Director For Further Information: Media Inquiries-Sharon [email protected] TRENTON…

  • Basil P. Cook

    Basil P. Cook

    Basil Preston Cook was born in England. He entered the bar business during Prohibition and had several encounters with the law. By 1932, he was managing a bar at 939 South 5th Street. By 1942, Basil Cook was working as a salesman for the Camden County Beverage Corporation, which owned and operated the Camden Beer…

  • Augustus Reeve

    Augustus Reeve

    Augustus Reeve was born in Alloway, Salem County, NJ, in the year 1833. In 1866, he relocated to Camden and made a significant acquisition—the Pea Shore Brick Works, situated along the Delaware River’s northern banks, just north of Camden. Through his dedicated efforts, he transformed this enterprise into a thriving brick and terra cotta manufacturing…

  • Remembering Camden – Casselman Family

    Remembering Camden – Casselman Family

    A collection of remembrances by Catherine Casselman Greenhart, Camden High School Class of 1941. Dear Mr. Cohen, I grew up in Camden at 301 North Second Street. Your history was sent to me by one of my former students whose parents, under 400 Line Street, the Gentiles, also are part of Camden’s history. I lived…

  • The Founding of Cooper Hospital – Tracking History

    The Founding of Cooper Hospital – Tracking History

    By Thomas A. Bergbauer, Retired Courier-Post Editor Dr. Richard M. Cooper always dreamed of a hospital for Camden, but he never lived to see his dream come true. Cooper and his twin brother, William D., were born on August 30, 1816. Fraternal twins, they did not look alike. They were direct descendants of William and…

  • 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 Cooper Hospital (via Camden County Medical Society)

    The Cooper Hospital (via Camden County Medical Society)

    Note: This content comes from the book Camden County Medical Society, 1846-1956 The founding of a hospital for the care of the sick and injured in the Camden area had long been a project in the mind of Dr. Richard M. Cooper, who practiced medicine in this vicinity for over thirty years. He died in…

  • Cooper Hospital

    Cooper Hospital

    Cooper’s roots can be traced to the mid-1870s, when Richard M. Cooper, MD, and members of his extended family donated money and land bounded by Mickle Street (now Martin Luther King Boulevard), Benson Street, 6th Street, and 7th Street for a new hospital. Guided by their Quaker roots, the prominent Camden family sought to provide…

  • Cooper Hospital (via Rick Grenda)

    Cooper Hospital (via Rick Grenda)

    On August 9th, 1887 Camden’s Cooper Hospital opened, four patients arrived seeking to be admitted, but they were turned way. The Cooper family first discussed building a much needed hospital in Camden in the early 1870’s. Before that the only medical facility there was the Camden City Medical Dispensary at 725 Federal St. It consisted…

  • Harry C. Anderson

    HARRY C. ANDERSON was born in April of 1873 to Isaac Anderson and his wife, the former Sarah Madison. The family was living at 810 Kimber Street in North Camden when the census was taken in 1880. On December 3, 1904 Harry C. Anderson was appointed to the Camden Fire Department. He was then living…

  • Camden Man Charged With Pair of Murders

    Camden Man Charged With Pair of Murders

    Camden Courier-post – March 12, 2003 By Tom Lounsberry, Courier-Post Staff A 40-year-old city man surrendered to police and was charged Tuesday in an East Camden shooting that left two men dead and a woman critically injured. A running dispute between Binh Thach, 40, of the 2600 block of Cramer Street, and other residents of…

  • Two Men Killed, Woman Wounded in Camden

    Two Men Killed, Woman Wounded in Camden

    Camden Courier-Post – March 11, 2003 By Jason Nark, Courier-Post Staff Someone fatally shot two men and critically wounded a woman, then set a fire before fleeing from a home in the Cramer Hill section Monday morning, authorities said. Police discovered the victims about 8 a.m. after responding to a report of gunfire inside the…

  • Motel, Go-Go Lounge Fire Injures 16 in New Jersey

    Mary Helen Gillespie, Associated Press – March 28, 1987 CAMDEN, N.J. (AP)- A suspicious fire swept through a motel and go-go lounge early Friday, forcing visitors to jump from windows and injuring 16 people, and a motel guest was arrested and charged with arson, officials said. Wade Ray King, 30, of Pennsauken, was arrested Friday…

  • Cooper Hospital Open in City Since 1877

    Cooper Hospital Open in City Since 1877

    Camden Courier-Post – May 19, 1964 By C. William Duncan Cooper Hospital was incorporated the latter part of 1875, under the name of “The Camden Hospital,” changed to The Cooper Hospital in 1877. The hospital actually opened August 11, 1887. Dr. Richard M. Cooper, who died in 1874, “may well be recognized as its founder,”…

  • 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…