Tag: Elks 293

  • Frederick Himmelein Jr

    Frederick Himmelein Jr

    Frederick Himmelein Jr. was a native of Camden and a successful businessman in both Philadelphia and Camden for many years. In 1926, he acquired the plant of the C. A. Reynolds Leather Company at 1300 Walnut Street, which continued to operate into the mid-1950s. Himmelein Jr. spent his early years in North Camden. City directories…

  • Ralph W. E. Donges

    Ralph W. E. Donges

    Ralph Waldo Emerson Donges, born on May 5, 1868, in Donaldson, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, to Dr. John Washington Donges and Rose Marguerite Renaud Donges, was a distinguished legal and political figure in Camden, NJ. His father, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and a practicing physician, and his French-born mother, provided a nurturing environment…

  • Frank Neutze – South Jersey: A History

    Frank Neutze – South Jersey: A History

    This is an excerpt from South Jersey: A History 1624-1924 FRANK F. NEUTZE was born in Camden on December 22, 1894, the son of John Henry and Mary Steinbach Neutze. His father was at one time captain of the Camden Police, and later Fish and Game Warden of Camden County. He attended the public and…

  • Carl Kisselman

    Introduction is sourced from South Jersey: A History, 1624-1924 CARL KISSELMAN — Among the younger members of the legal profession who are prepared to fill the ranks as the older and noted men of the legal fraternity come to years of retirement, is Carl Kisselman, who was admitted to the bar of the State of…

  • 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…

  • Paul A. Kind

    Paul A. Kind

    The below is excerpted from South Jersey: A History 1624-1924 PAUL ADOLF KIND—The youth of Paul Adolf Kind has been no bar in his career. He is now treasurer of the Kind and Knox concern of Camden, which is one of the largest manufacturers of edible gelatine, and he is very well known in the…

  • Roy R. Stewart

    Roy R. Stewart

    Roy R. Stewart was born in Quakake, PA, a small mining town, in 1887. During his youth, he worked as a breaker boy in the mines. After completing business college, he relocated to Camden in 1909 and secured employment at Hurley’s Department Store located at Broadway and Spruce Street. In 1912, he established his own…

  • Ethan P. Wescott

    Ethan P. Wescott

    Ethan Pryor Wescott, born in 1883 in New Jersey, was the son of John W. and Frances Oatman Wescott. His father, John W. Wescott, was a renowned trial lawyer and judge, known for delivering President Woodrow Wilson’s nominating addresses at Democratic Conventions. Ethan grew up in Haddonfield, NJ, residing at 43 Chestnut Street, which was…

  • Charles A. Wolverton

    Charles A. Wolverton

    Charles Anderson Wolverton was born in Camden, NJ in 1880 to Charles S. Wolverton and Martha Anderson Wolverton. In 1880, Charles S. Wolverton worked as a steamboat pilot, and the family lived at 313 Birch Street in North Camden. By the mid-1880s, the family had moved to 66 Vine Street, and Charles’ brother Walter P.…

  • 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…

  • V. McClellan Fulton

    V. McClellan Fulton

    V. McCLELLAN FULTON was born in Maryland around 1884. He had his first Studebaker dealership in 1909, and married at the age of 27. Known as “Mac” Fulton, he operated a Studebaker automobile agency in Camden for at least 30 years. In 1933, a time when Haddon Avenue in Camden was an “Auto Row,” he…

  • Eagles Hall

    Eagles Hall

    413-417 Broadway The Eagles Hall at 413-415-417 Broadway was built by the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 65 in 1908. The building, erected by East Camden contractor George Bachmann Sr., was occupied in January of 1909. The Eagles were—and are—a fraternal organization not unlike the Masons, Elks, and Moose. In the era before radio…

  • Crippled Children’s Party Tomorrow

    Crippled Children’s Party Tomorrow

    Camden Courier-Post – July 5, 1967 41st Annual Affair The Crippled Children's Committee of Camden Elks Lodge 293 will sponsor its 41st annual party for crippled children tomorrow. S.S. Norcross 3rd, exalted ruler of the lodge, and Edward J. Griffith, president of the Crippled Children's Committee, said the children will board buses at 10:30 AM…

  • E. George Aaron, Ex-Camden Aide, Attorney, Is Dead

    E. George Aaron, Ex-Camden Aide, Attorney, Is Dead

    Camden Courier-Post – May 13, 1960 Public Safety Director for Nine Years E. George Aaron, former public safety director and an attorney active in Camden’s public, civic and philanthropic affairs more than 30 years, is dead. Mr. Aaron died shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday in the Cherry Hill Apartments, Delaware Township, where he had lived…

  • Henry Magin Laid to Rest by War Veteran Buddies

    Henry Magin Laid to Rest by War Veteran Buddies

    Camden Courier-Post – August 26, 1941 Trucks of Flowers in Funeral Cortege Funeral services for City Commissioner Henry Magin were held today with his colleagues in official and veterans circles participating. Services were conducted in city commission chambers on the second floor of city hall, in charge of Rev. Dr. W.W. Ridgeway, rector of St.…