Tag: Elias Kaighn

  • Richard Fetters

    Richard Fetters

    Richard Fetters, a prominent figure in Camden for numerous years, came into the world on January 19, 1791, predating the establishment of Camden itself. As a Quaker, Fetters played a pivotal role in the movement leading to Camden’s incorporation in 1828, showcasing political and civic leadership well ahead of his era, driven by a commitment…

  • John H. Dialogue Sr.

    John H. Dialogue Sr.

    When it comes to gauging success by the durability and global reach of one’s manufactured creations, John Dialogue undeniably stands as one of Camden’s most notable figures. In his time and for many years that followed, his name resonated with distinction. Born in Philadelphia in 1828 to parents Adam and Sallie Dialogue, John Dialogue established…

  • Camden’s Mayors

    Camden’s Mayors

    1828 – 2023 Mayor Term Political Party Samuel Lanning 1828-1830 Gideon V. Stivers 1830-1838 Elias Kaighn 1838-1840 Lorenzo F. Fisler 1840-1844 John K. Cowperthwaite 1844-1845 Richard W. Howell (Declined) Charles Kaighn 1845-1846 Thomas B. Wood 1846-1848 Benjamin A. Hammell 1848-1849 Charles Sexton 1849-1851 Lorenzo F. Fisler 1851-1852 Charles D. Hineline 1852-1853 Lorenzo F. Fisler 1853-1855…

  • Death of John H. Dialogue

    Death of John H. Dialogue

    Camden Daily Courier – October 24, 1898 The Camden Shipbuilder Succumbs to Heart Disease Stretch of a Long and Busy Life Closely Allied With the Interests of the City John H. Dialogue the ship builder of worldwide renown, whose serious illness was first made known by the Courier last Tuesday, died yesterday afternoon at his…

  • The Year 1845 – Camden, NJ

    The Year 1845 – Camden, NJ

    The Camden Water Works Company was incorporated by an act of the Legislature approved April 2, 1845 and authorized “to supply the city of Camden with pure water under such terms, regulations and conditions as city council shall by ordinance ordain and establish.” The principals in the company were Isaac Cole, Benjamin W. Cooper, Charles…