Tag: Elisha A. Gravenor

  • John Foster

    John Foster

    John Foster was a well-respected and influential figure in Camden’s police force during the 1890s. He was born in Bloomfield, New Jersey, in the year 1859. In 1861, his family relocated to Camden, where he spent the majority of his formative years. Foster received his education in Camden and began his career as a hatter…

  • 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…

  • Revolver, Smuggling It in Covered By Fruit, Murderer’s Wife Supplied It

    Revolver, Smuggling It in Covered By Fruit, Murderer’s Wife Supplied It

    Camden Post Telegram – July 19, 1916 Confessing Supplying Pistol, in Spike of Husband’s Denial That She Was Guiltless, Mrs. Ashbridge Is Held Without Bail on Charge of Conspiracy in Aiding and Abetting Escape From Jail With Wilson T. Ashbridge under guard in a cell in what was formerly known as Murderer’s Row, the police…

  • Thousands View Chief’s Remains

    Thousands View Chief’s Remains

    Camden Post-Telegram – May 10, 1914 Throngs Jam Court House While Body Lies in State for Two Hours. LAST SAD RITES THIS AFTERNOON Not since the memorable funeral of Chief of Police Foster ten years ago, has there been such a genuine public tribute paid an official of Camden as was in evidence last night…

  • Boy’s Brutal Murderer Collapses At Hearing

    Boy’s Brutal Murderer Collapses At Hearing

    Coursey Breaks Down While Story of Cold-Blooded Killing of Karl Kellmann is Told by Detective; Two ‘Pals,’ Too, Accused of Crime Collapsing when arraigned in Police Court this morning before Recorder Stackhouse on the charge of killing Karl Kellman, aged 18 years, of 2919 High Street, at Twenty-seventh and Sherman streets, shortly before midnight Saturday,…

  • North Camden Hit by a Great Cyclone; Homes Wrecked

    North Camden Hit by a Great Cyclone; Homes Wrecked

    Philadelphia Inquirer – April 3, 1912 Hundreds of Houses Ruined by Violent Wind and Rain and two Persons May Die; Streets Strewn with Debris Two lives will probably be sacrificed, property valued at at least a hundred thousand dollars, was virtually destroyed and the northwest section of the city was laid in ruin when a…

  • Camden, Now Eighty Years Old, Is Proud of Its Wonderful Growth

    Camden, Now Eighty Years Old, Is Proud of Its Wonderful Growth

    Philadelphia Inquirer – February 2, 1908 City on Saint Valentine’s Day, Will Observe the Anniversary of Its Incorporation—Some Facts and Figures Concerning “Slow Town” Across the River Eighty years will have passed on Friday, February 14, since Camden became an incorporated city, and just now the citizens are looking back over those years and recalling…