Tag: East Camden

  • Christian S. Stark

    Christian Samuel Stark Sr. was born on September 1, 1857, in Philadelphia, to Henry A. and Rebecca Stark. In the 1870s, he married Eliza E. Leech, and their family expanded with the birth of their son William Leech Stark before the 1880 Census. Over time, they welcomed four more children: sons Harry A., Grover C.,…

  • Berwick Street

    Berwick Street is located in East Camden. Before 1954, when the McGuire Gardens public housing project was constructed, the street commenced at Rand Street. It featured a block of homes in the 2000 block between Boyd and Morse Streets, and another block of homes in the 2100 Block between Morse Street and Marlton Pike, where…

  • Theodore L. Primas

    Theodore L. Primas

    Theodore Primas was born on December 27, 1924, in Camden, New Jersey, to parents Edward and Hallie Primas. As of April 1930, the Primas family, comprising sisters Pauline, Gladys, and Garnet, and brothers Melvin and Edward Emmet, resided at 2823 Mitchell Street in East Camden. They continued to live there into the early 1940s. A…

  • East Camden and Pennsauken – Early 1900s

    East Camden and Pennsauken – Early 1900s

    This map appears to have been created sometime between 1899 and 1920. Evidently, it was crafted after the merger of Stockton Township and the City of Camden, as the territory labeled as the “City of Camden” had formerly belonged to Stockton prior to the merger in 1899. J. Howard Kirkbride, a resident and real estate…

  • Fremont Avenue

    Fremont Avenue

    Fremont Avenue, sometimes denoted as Fremont Street, is situated in East Camden and extends southeastward from Garden Avenue to South 38th Street, running parallel to Federal Street. To the west of Garden Avenue, the thoroughfare transforms into Berkley Street, while to the west of South 38th Street, it adopts the name Myrtle Avenue.

  • Jennie A. Craig

    Jennie A. Craig

    Jennie A. Craig was born around 1877 in New Jersey to her parents, Thomas B. and Margaret Craig. She grew up in the village of Greenwich in Cumberland County, along with her older brother, William. Thomas Craig worked as a baggage man on the railroad during this time. In the 1880 Census, the family was…

  • Vincent Scola

    Vincent Scola

    Vincent Scola, born on June 16, 1911, according to Social Security records, was the oldest son of Domenico and Maria C. Scola. However, census records and newspaper accounts suggest that he was actually a year younger. Vincent’s parents were Italian immigrants, and the Scola family moved en masse to Camden’s Eighth Ward by 1930. They…

  • James T. McGrory, Jr

    James T. McGrory, Jr

    James T. McGrory was born on July 25, 1927, to James T. McGrory and Marguerite McGrory (née unknown). In the 1930 Census, the McGrory family, including James’ younger siblings Doris and Joseph, resided at 527 Fairview Street. At that time, James’ father worked as a manager at an American Stores grocery. The 1940 Camden City…

  • William H. Deitz

    William H. Deitz

    William Harry Deitz was born on May 16, 1937, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Frank C. Deitz and Caroline Deitz (née unknown). In June 1917, when William was just an infant, the family moved to 153 Maple Terrace in Merchantville, New Jersey, where they resided with William’s paternal grandfather, also named William H. Deitz. At that…

  • Garfield S. Pancoast

    Garfield S. Pancoast

    Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pancoast welcomed their son Garfield S. Pancoast into the world in December 1880. In 1900, Garfield was living at 323 Wood Street in Vineland NJ with his widowed father and younger brother Cleveland Pancoast, as recorded in the Census. Garfield Pancoast practiced law in Camden, and by January of 1920, he…

  • Stockton Park

    Stockton Park

    More or less the equivalent of the modern golf course and country club, The Stockton Rifle Range Association was organized by Samuel H. French and a group of Civil War veteran officers including General William Joyce Sewell in 1866. When first established it was laid out on 43 and one half acres in the Wrightsville…

  • Martin W. Baskow

    Martin W. Baskow

    MAURICE WILLIAM “MARTY” BASKOW was born in Pennsylvania to Abraham and Rose Baskoff. The Social Security Death Index, shows a birthday of January 9, 1908. The 1910 Census shows the family as living at 244 North 2nd Street in Philadelphia, just off of Vine Street. Abraham Baskow then worked at a brush factory, while Rose…

  • DuBell Lumber Company

    DuBell Lumber Company

    18th & Federal Streets, Camden, NJ William C. DuBell moved from Northampton Township in Burlington County to Camden at some point between 1880 and 1887. Once in Camden he found work as a teamster for the Volney Bennett Lumber Company. His son, Charles G. DuBell followed him into the lumber business. In 1922 William, Charles,…

  • Nine-Thirty-Nine Bar

    Nine-Thirty-Nine Bar

    939 Market Street (Northwest corner of 10th & Market Streets) Frederick Fielder Jr. lived at and operated a cigar store at 939 Market Street in the late 1880’s and early 1890’s. The address was still a cigar store in 1924, when Francis Yost was in business at the address. A convenient address, across the street…

  • Hurley’s Department Store

    Hurley’s Department Store

    Founded in 1890, Hurley’s Department Store was a fixture in the Camden and South Jersey retail business scene until 1956, when the Hurley family closed the business. The business, originally called Gately & Hurley, was originally located in the old Wildey Hall at 4th and Pine Streets. Founder William Leonard Hurley assumed sole ownership in…