Tag: David Baird Sr

  • 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,…

  • 1890 Review of Camden, New Jersey – Part 10

    1890 Review of Camden, New Jersey – Part 10

    FRANK MESTER, IMPORTER AND WHOLESALE LIQUOR DEALER 4th AND ARCH STREETS. This is one of the most widely known houses in the town, it having had an established reputation for the sale of unadulterated wines and liquors. The business was established may years ago by Mr. George Ooetz, who successfully ran the business until 1877,…

  • John L. Westcott

    John L. Westcott

    John Leighton Westcott, notable for his tenure as Mayor of Camden from 1892 to 1898, should not be mistaken for John W. Wescott, who served as a judge in Camden for many years starting in 1885. Born on June 10, 1850, in Cumberland County, New Jersey, John L. Westcott relocated to Camden with his family…

  • 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…

  • Baird Boulevard

    Baird Boulevard

    Baird Boulevard, also known as Baird Avenue and a major thoroughfare in the Parkside neighborhood of Camden, was named in honor of David Baird Sr., a prominent businessman, political leader, and former U.S. Senator from Camden. It was constructed in the early 1900s as part of the Parkside development plan and is one of the…

  • David Baird Sr.

    David Baird Sr.

    David Baird Sr. was one of Camden’s leading citizens for well over 50 years. Born in Ireland in on April 7th of 1839, he came to America in 1858 after the death of his father, and settled in Camden the following year. After working in a Philadelphia lumber yard for 13 years, he opened his…

  • 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…

  • William Joyce Sewell

    William Joyce Sewell

    William Joyce Sewell was born on December 6, 1835 in Ireland. Orphaned at a young age, he emigrated to the United States in 1851. He was for a time employed in mercantile business in New York City, made several voyages as a sailor on merchant vessels, afterward engaged in business in Chicago, IL. He moved…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • Camden Trust Co. 75 Years Old; Leads South Jersey in Deposits

    Camden Trust Co. 75 Years Old; Leads South Jersey in Deposits

    Camden Courier-Post – July 1, 1948 The Camden Trust Co. marks its seventy-fifth anniversary today. Opening for business in modest quarters at 227 Federal street, July 1, 1873, the bank now has a main office at Broadway and Market street and five branches—Haddonfield, Gloucester City, Blackwood, one in South Camden and one in East Camden.…

  • Banquet to Honor John S. M’Taggart

    Banquet to Honor John S. M’Taggart

    Camden Courier-Post – March 10, 1934 Popular Patrolman Will Be Guest at G.O.P. Club in Sixth Ward A testimonial dinner will be tendered Patrolman John S. McTaggart, well known member of the Camden police force, at 8 p.m. next Friday at the Sixth Ward Republican Club. Officer McTaggart, who resides at 806 South Sixth street,…

  • 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,…

  • New Chairmanship of the Camden Chamber of Commerce Committee

    New Chairmanship of the Camden Chamber of Commerce Committee

    Philadelphia Inquirer – October 7, 1921 Circuit Court Judge Frank T. Lloyd yesterday accepted chairmanship of the Camden Chamber of Commerce Committee which is to study the unemployment question and make suggestions for remedial measures. With Judge Lloyd on the committee are: The committee was named by William E. Bennett, president of the Chamber of…

  • CAMDEN HAILS HER SONS, CONQUERORS, AT VICTORY JUBILEE

    CAMDEN HAILS HER SONS, CONQUERORS, AT VICTORY JUBILEE

    Camden Courier-Post – September 7, 1919 Battle Flags Wave in Triumph O’er Parade Reviewed by Admiral Gray Veterans of G. A. R. and Wounded Ride; Centopath [sic] Passes in Reverential Hush The Peace with victory which Camden’s sons along with millions of other soldiers of all the Allied countries helped to bring home was celebrated…