Tag: Edwin G. C. Bleakly

  • City Farm Gardens

    This post is an excerpt from the Book History of Camden County in the Great War, published in 1917-1918 Another weapon to defeat the enemy was the establishment of City Farm Gardens in the country. They were urged by the Government and not only provided food for city residents, but abolished unsightly vacant lots. Mayor…

  • 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,…

  • Charles S. Boyer

    Charles S. Boyer

    Charles Shimer Boyer, born in Pennsylvania in 1869 to Benjamin Franklin Boyer and Alabama Shimer Boyer, is most notably recognized as the inaugural President of the Camden County Historical Society. Renowned for his contributions to the region’s historical narrative, he authored or co-authored numerous books and articles. His family relocated to Camden when he was…

  • Winfield S. Price

    Winfield S. Price

    Winfield Scott Price enlisted in the New Jersey National Guard in 1892, starting as a private and eventually retiring as a Major General in June 1939. During this span, he served in both the Spanish American War and World War I. Prior to his military service, he held a seat on the Camden NJ City…

  • Diamond

    Diamond

    Diamond was a city employee, a white horse that was used by the public works department in its tasks relating to taking care of the grounds at Old Camden Cemetery and New Camden Cemetery. Diamond made the papers in August of 1935 and again in the summer of 1936, when he needed to be treated…

  • Firmin F. Michel

    Firmin F. Michel

    FIRMIN F. MICHEL was born in New Jersey around 1900. He married his wife, Gertrude, about 1927. At the time of the 1930 Census, Mr. and Mrs. Michel were renting at 518 Essex Street in Gloucester City NJ. At the time of the census, in April, he was finishing law school, and his wife was…

  • CAMDEN’S CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

    CAMDEN’S CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

    The Camden Chamber of Commerce is the clearing house of civic activities. The offices are in the Hotel Walt Whitman Annex on Cooper Street near Broadway. It is supported by the business, professional and civic interests of Camden. The Chamber of Commerce was formed in April, 1919, through a reorganization of the old Camden Board…

  • Merchants Trust Company

    Merchants Trust Company

    Broadway and Carman Street, Camden, NJ The Merchants Trust was organized in November of 1911. It was a small bank that catered to Camden’s business community, and was one of many small and medium sized banks active in the 1910s and 1920s. From its founding through his death in 1924 the president of the Merchants…

  • Diamond in Dutch – So Is City Over Bill for Treating Horse

    Diamond in Dutch – So Is City Over Bill for Treating Horse

    Camden Courier-Post – August 31, 1936 Question—Can Municipal Employe Collect for Coming to Aid of Fellow ‘Worker’? Then, Too, Is Animal Worth Fee of $3? By Charles L. Humes Diamond, Camden’s famous white cemetery horse, has eye trouble. And so has Camden, or so it seems. Anyhow, Diamond has the city legal department in a…

  • Question of Bar in City Hall Put up to Commission

    Question of Bar in City Hall Put up to Commission

    Camden Courier-Post – August 12, 1936 Veterans Offered Twelfth Floor, Want to Take Liquor Along BLEAKLY OPPOSES MOVE To drink or not to drink (over a bar) in City Hall — that is the question. Whether there is a difference between dispensing beer in the municipality’s official home and other city-owned property is a problem…

  • Hartmann Names Dr. Baker Public Works Staff Physician

    Camden Courier-Post – February 5, 1936 Civil Service Commission Asked to Approve $1500 Job ACTION DECLARED ECONOMY MOVE The State Civil Service Commission has been requested to authorize appointment of a staff physician for the Camden City department of public works at an annual salary of $1500, and Dr. Maurice E. Baker has been named…

  • Lippincott Widow Sues for $225,000

    Lippincott Widow Sues for $225,000

    Camden Courier-Post – October 13, 1931 Haddon Heights Woman Files Action Against Railroad for Mate’s Death Suit for $255,000 was filed in New Jersey Supreme Court yesterday by Mrs. Margaret Lippincott against the Atlantic City Railroad in the death of her husband, Willet Lippincott, of 106 Station Avenue, Haddon Heights, a real estate operator and…

  • Changes Ordered In Camden Police

    Changes Ordered In Camden Police

    Philadelphia Inquirer – November 26, 1922 Council Body Directs Solicitor Bleakly to Plan Re-organization of Department Following an extended conference, the police committee of Camden City Council yesterday directed Solicitor Bleakly to prepare an ordinance for a partial reorganization of the Police Department. The new ordinance will provide for the captain and three lieutenants to…

  • War Work Director Named

    War Work Director Named

    Philadelphia Inquirer – October 27, 1918 F. Morse Archer, president of the National State Bank, is to direct the Camden drive for the war work fund. Former Judge William T. Boyle and William J. Strandwitz are the vice chairmen; Walter J. Staats is the treasurer and E. A. Stoll and David S. Rash, Jr., are…

  • Shipbuilders Home Building and Loan Association

    Shipbuilders Home Building and Loan Association

    Philadelphia Inquirer – January 31, 1904 A number of the officials and employes [sic] of the New York Shipbuiling [sic] Company have organized the Shipbuilders’ Home Building and Loan Association by the election of the following officers: President, William J. Bradley; vice president, Thomas J. Moore; secretary, John M. Kelly [sic]; treasurer, Central Trust Company;…