Tag: Engine Company 2

  • Samuel Patton

    Samuel Patton stood among the original members of the Camden Fire Department, commencing his service on December 7, 1869, assuming the role of an extra man with Engine Company 2. Prior to joining the fire department, he had been employed as a laborer. At the time of his enlistment in the fall of 1869, he…

  • Samuel S. Elfreth

    Samuel S. Elfreth

    Samuel S. Elfreth came into the world on August 13, 1845, born at 109 North 2nd Street in Camden, NJ, into the family of Samuel D. and Martha Elfreth. Positioned as the middle son between Jeremiah and Charles Elfreth, his father’s thriving blacksmithing business in Camden and volunteer role with the Perseverance Fire Company in…

  • Abraham Bradshaw

    Abraham Bradshaw

    Abraham Bradshaw became a member of the Camden Fire Department on December 7, 1869, with Engine Company 2.

  • Benjamin Cavanaugh

    Benjamin Cavanaugh

    Benjamin Cavanaugh was a firefighter, working in both Engine Company 1 and Engine Company 2, until he left the department in 1882.

  • Abraham J. Stow

    Abraham J. Stow

    Abraham J. Stow joined the Camden Fire Department on April 8, 1876, replacing John Fallan as an extra man in Engine Company 2. Prior to his appointment, he worked as a teamster driller and continued in that profession after leaving the Fire Department.

  • Isaac Anderson

    Isaac Anderson

    Isaac Anderson was primarily known as a Camden Firefighter from 1872 to around 1888, suffering an injury. He also worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad and as a stable boss.

  • Thomas T. S. Eastlack

    Thomas T. S. Eastlack

    THOMAS T.S. EASTLACK, was appointed to the Camden Fire Department in May of 1874 and served until April of 1876.

  • George B. Anderson

    George B. Anderson

    GEORGE B. ANDERSON was appointed to the Camden Fire Department on September 18, 1872 as a replacement extra man with Engine Company 2. He took the place of William S. Davis, who had been promoted to Engineer. He resigned on April 20, 1874 after having been appointed to the Police Department from Camden’s Fourth Ward.

  • William Alcott

    WILLIAM ALCOTT was born in New Jersey around 1848. He was the son of Logan Alcott and his wife, the former Elizabeth Ann Bodine. The Alcotts were living in Camden as early as 1854. Logan Alcott was one of the founding stewards of Broadway Methodist Episcopal Church.

  • Charles L. Alcott

    Charles L. Alcott was the son of Logan Alcott and his wife, the former Elizabeth Ann Bodine. The Alcotts were living in Camden as early as 1854. Logan Alcott was one of the founding stewards of Broadway Methodist Episcopal Church.Logan Alcott was in the coal business. The Alcott family was living at 440 West Street…

  • Police Investigate 3 Fires in 4 Hours In One Section

    Police Investigate 3 Fires in 4 Hours In One Section

    Police today are investigating the possibility that three fires Wednesday within a quarter-mile area inside of three hours and 46 minutes were the work of a firebug.

  • Changes Announced in Fire Department

    Changes Announced in Fire Department

    Camden Courier-Post – June 5, 1940 Truck Disbanded, Engine Company Created 13 Men Transferred Commissioner Mary W. Kobus yesterday announced a number of changes in the fire department, including the disbanding of Truck Company No. 4; creation of a new engine company No. 10, and the transfer of 18 officers and men, 12 of them captains. Most of…