Tag: David Baird Jr

  • Charles H. Ellis, Jr.

    Charles H. Ellis, Jr.

    Born on April 22, 1862, in Camden, Charles H. Ellis Jr. was deeply rooted in the city’s fabric. His grandfather, Samuel Ellis, notably served as Camden’s first City Clerk and initiated the city’s first newspaper. Charles’s father, a successful grocer, established a grocery store at 5th and Berkley Street, around the time Charles was born.…

  • 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…

  • David Baird Company

    David Baird Company

    The David Baird Company was founded by Irish immigrant David Baird Sr. in 1878. A protege of William Joyce Sewell, David Baird Sr. found a great success in the lumber business, and after Sewell’s death in 1901, led the Republican party in Camden for many years. David Baird’s business was national in nature, as he…

  • First Camden National Bank & Trust

    First Camden National Bank & Trust

    Established 1812 This bank traces is roots back to June 16, 1812 when Camden’s first bank was incorporated. It was known as The State Bank at Camden, and retained that name until June 2, 1865, at which time it became a National Bank and its title was made The National State Bank of Camden. The…

  • Edward J. Borden

    Edward J. Borden

    EDWARD J. BORDEN SR. was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 12, 1888 to John and Beatrice Borden, both of whom were born in Canada. The elder Borden was a boilermaker by trade. The family moved to Illinois shortly after Edward Borden’s birth, residing there as early as 1890 and as late as July of…

  • Hotel Walt Whitman

    Hotel Walt Whitman

    The Walt Whitman Hotel was a venture championed by the Greater Camden Movement, a coalition of business and civic leaders that began to coalesce shortly before and during World War I. They had proven highly effective in raising county-wide funds to support the American war effort. Post-war, their ambitious vision to invigorate economic recovery and…

  • David Baird, Jr.

    David Baird, Jr.

    David Baird Jr. was born in Camden NJ on October 18, 1881. His father, David Baird Sr., was one of Camden’s leading citizens for well over 50 years, an important man both in the business and political life of Camden, Camden County, and South Jersey. David Baird Jr. attended the Raymond Academy at Camden and…

  • Albert S. Woodruff

    Albert S. Woodruff

    Albert Smith Woodruff Jr., born in 1886 in Hopewell Township, Cumberland County, New Jersey, was a notable figure in Camden’s legal and political circles. As a prominent lawyer, he established his practice in the Woodruff Building at 328 Market Street in Camden. He resided in Merchantville with his wife Isabel at 101 Browning Road. In…

  • David Baird Co. Closes Business After 72 Years

    David Baird Co. Closes Business After 72 Years

    Camden Courier-Post – June 7, 1950 Lumber Firm Was Important Factor In U.S. Industry By Oscar W. Magnuson The David Baird Co., lumber dealers, a business which was started in Camden 72 years ago, has been discontinued. Announcement of the closing of the business was made today by David Baird Jr., president of the concern,…

  • First Camden National Bank Celebrating 130th Anniversary

    First Camden National Bank Celebrating 130th Anniversary

    Camden Courier-Post – June 16, 1942 Institution Started Business at Second and Market Streets in 1812—16 Years before City Was Incorporated By Oscar Magnuson First Camden National Bank and Trust Co. is celebrating its 130th anniversary today. There are no special exercises to commemorate the reaching of another milestone by the oldest bank in South…

  • Walsh Blocks Coup By Baird In Freeholders

    Walsh Blocks Coup By Baird In Freeholders

    Camden Courier-Post January 2, 1940 PROCEEDINGS OFF TILL NEXT MONDAY By A. Charles Corotis An attempted coup by David Baird in his drive to rebuild his fallen fences for the primary election next May was frustrated yesterday by one lone freeholder, and the baby member of the board, at that. Edmund A. Walsh elected from…

  • Checked and Double-Checked

    Camden Courier-Post – February 12, 1938 By Jiminy It takes no crystal gazer to know that former U. S. Senator W. Warren Barbour hopes to get the Republican senatorial nomination without opposition… So far no opposition has bloomed, but efforts are being made to get Robert Johnson, New Brunswick manufacturer who backed Glee, into the…

  • 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…

  • Baird Aides Held Seeking City Rule

    Camden Courier-Post – February 9, 1938 Orlando Warns Democrats at Fete to Moore, Crean and Mrs. Soistmann? by GORDON MACKAY David Baird Jr., and his allies have already arranged their slate for the next city commission election and are laying plans to recapture the city government of Camden. Democrats should know of this movement and…

  • Kobus Leadership Wins New Support

    Camden Courier-Post – February 3, 1938 Westfield Avenue G. O. P. Club Authorizes Recognition by Ward Representatives Authorization to the two Republican county committee members of the Eleventh ward to recognize Commissioner Mary W. Kobus as the leader of the Republican party in the city and county, and endorsement of former Senator Albert S. Woodruff…