Tag: Dan McConnell

  • Harry McConnell

    Harry McConnell, originally Henry Francis McConnell, was born on May 12, 1899, in Camden. He had an older brother, Dan McConnell, who was a well-known journalist in Camden, writing for the Camden Post-Telegram and the Camden Courier-Post. Harry was the youngest of four children born to Daniel D. McConnell and Teresa C. McConnell. Daniel worked…

  • Camden Chiselers Club

    Camden Chiselers Club

    The Camden Chiselers Club was organized in 1930 by Camden County Chief of Detectives Larry Doran, attorney Rocco Palese, and several other members of Camden’s political and business community. On January 6, 1938 the club gathered at 1462 Wildwood Avenue, the home of Assemblyman-elect and Mrs. Margaret Palese, to elect officers and celebrate Mrs. Palese’s…

  • Herbert Anderson

    Herbert Anderson

    Herbert Anderson was born in New Jersey in 1891 to George W. Anderson and his wife Lizzie Anderson, one of at least four children. His father served as a member of the Camden Police Department from the 1890s through at least 1916. In 1900 the family then lived at 711 Carman Street, in what was…

  • Main Street

    Main Street

    Main Street is a diagonal street situated in North Camden, running southeast from the intersection of State Street and Point Street. Its historical presence can be traced back to the Camden City Directory in 1878, where it was listed as starting from the entrance of the Vine Street Ferry. Notably, Main Street is characterized by…

  • Tydeman & Dooley

    Tydeman & Dooley

    TYDEMAN & DOOLEY were a pair of comedic acrobats who starred on the B.F. Keith vaudeville circuit in the 1900s and 1910s. Vincent A. Tydeman grew up in Camden, and also had a long career as a minor league baseball player. After retiring from baseball and the stage he remained a Camden resident until his…

  • Radio Station WCAM

    Radio Station WCAM

    Camden’s First Radio Station Camden’s oldest radio station dates back to September 1925 when it signed on as WFBI at 1270 AM under the ownership of Robert Galvin. The city government became involved soon afterward. The official dedication of the now municipally-owned radio station, rechristened WCAM, occurred in Convention Hall, occurred on March 29, 1926.…

  • Towers Theatre

    The Towers Theatre on Broadway and Pine Street predated movies, and featured both film and live entertainment into the 1950s. During the theater’s glory days, in the vaudeville era, it featured its own orchestra, led by Gus Borchard and featuring Ollie Bundick on drums and Sammy Adams on the piano. Camden’s own Don Traveline also…

  • Vincent Ariel Tydeman

    Vincent Ariel Tydeman

    VINCENT ARIEL TYDEMAN was born in New Jersey on August 24, 1883 to Edmund and Sarah Tydeman, who had come to America from England in 1878 with their nine children. Another child, Florence, was born just before the June 1880 census. Edmund Tydeman, the oldest son of a Baptist minister, was an optician who had…

  • Group Disbanded 25 Years Ago; Old Members to Meet at Dinner

    Camden Courier-Post – June 1, 1939 Acquinas Club A reunion-dinner of members of the old Aquinas Club, disbanded nearly 25 years ago, will be held during the latter part of June, Pasquale Iarossi, committee chairman, announced. With Iarossi, widely-known North Camden barber, as the active worker in plans for the reunion, nearly 40 of the…

  • Vincent Gallaher to Be Named County Soliciter by Freeholders to Replace Keown Tonight

    Camden Courier-Post – February 9, 1938 By Dan McConnell Vincent J. Gallaher, of Collingswood, a Camden attorney and chairman of the Camden County Democratic Committee, will be elected county solicitor at tonight’s regular meeting of the coalition-controlled Camden County Board of Freeholders. This was learned through two unimpeachable sources yesterday. Gallaher informed close friends he…

  • Turnbull Out of P.U.C. Post

    Turnbull Out of P.U.C. Post

    Camden Courier-Post – February 2, 1938 Second Time in Year’s Service Coalition Freeholder Told Inspector Job Will End on February 15 REFUSES TO PUT BLAME FOR OUSTER ON BAIRD By DAN McCONNELL Freeholder James L. Turnbull, Republican member of the coalition group in the Camden County Board of Freeholders, for the second time in a…