Tag: Ethan P. Wescott

  • 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…

  • Lawrence T. Doran

    Lawrence T. Doran

    Lawrence “Larry” T. Doran was born in 1879 in New Jersey. He married his wife Catherine shortly after the turn of the century. After working as a Camden police officer and as a game warden, in August of 1910 he was hired as a detective by then Camden county prosecutor Henry S. Scovel. He then…

  • Joseph “Mose” Flannery

    Joseph “Mose” Flannery

    Joseph “Mose” Flannery was born in Pennsylvania in 1902 to James A. and Mary Flannery, both of whom were born in Ireland. He was the sixth child born to the couple, coming after John F., Thomas, Winifred, Mary, and James. Two more children, Catherine and Francis, came later. When the Census was taken in 1910…

  • Ralph W. Wescott

    Ralph W. Wescott

    Ralph W. Wescott, born in New Jersey in 1883 to John W. and Frances Oatman Wescott, was a prominent figure in Camden’s legal and civic spheres. His father, John W. Wescott, was a distinguished trial lawyer, judge, and a notable figure in President Woodrow Wilson’s political career, giving nominating addresses for Wilson and later writing…

  • Joseph A. Varbalow

    Joseph A. Varbalow

    Joseph A. Varbalow, born in Russia on January 15, 1896, alongside his twin sister Anna, emigrated to America with his family in either 1897 or 1898, initially settling in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The family moved to Camden, New Jersey, around 1905 and became involved in various enterprises, including construction, realty, movie theaters, and a shoe business.…

  • Samuel P. Orlando

    Samuel P. Orlando

    Samuel P. Orlando, born on April 26, 1900, in Italy, was the son of Tony and Fortune Orlando. He immigrated to the United States in 1909, along with his family. In the 1910 Census, the Orlando family was residing in Bridgeton, New Jersey. Samuel’s father, Tony, and his older brother, Mike, were employed as laborers…

  • JOE MONTANA WED TO MISS PALLADINO

    JOE MONTANA WED TO MISS PALLADINO

    Camden Courier Post – February 9, 1933 Camden Wrestler and Bridge Are Given Dinner Attended by Notables Miss Emma Palladino, one of the fairest daughters of Camden’s “Little Italy” yesterday became the bride of Joseph Montana, heavyweight wrestler, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Fourth and Division streets. Idol of Italian youth in this…

  • Bank Embezzler Jokes When Taken to County Prison

    Camden Courier-Post – February 28, 1928 Garrett Waives Reading of Indictment for $19000 Systematic Thefts; His Wife Remains Loyal, Discrediting His Confession Laughing at photographers who tried to snap a picture as he covered his face with his hat and joking with the officers who accompanied him, Burd S. Garrett, for seven years a teller…

  • Judge Shay to be Next Prosecutor

    Judge Shay to be Next Prosecutor

    Camden Courier-Post – January 31, 1928 Camden Trenton Bureau Trenton, Jan. 31 – The name of Judge Samuel M. Shay, of the Camden County Court of Common Pleas, has been handed to Governor Moore as the choice of the Camden Democratic organization for prosecutor, succeeding Ethan Wescott. The name was submitted to Governor Moore last…

  • Patrons, Patronesses Announced Today for First Military Ball

    Patrons, Patronesses Announced Today for First Military Ball

    Camden Courier-Post – January 28, 1928 Patrons and patronesses for the first military ball of the Camden Post No. 960, Veterans of Foreign Wars, to be held on Friday evening February 3 in the Elks auditorium, Seventh and Cooper Streets, are announced today. The following prominent men and women are listed: Mrs. J.W. Connor, Miss…

  • Flannery Promises to explain Slaying

    Camden Evening Courier – January 20, 1928 Statement Will Set Forth Facts of G.O.P. Club Murder, Attorney Says With Joseph “Mose” Flannery at liberty under $3000 bail, a statement setting forth his part in the Sixth Ward Republican Club affray which resulted in the slaying of Joseph Cimini last Saturday, was promised today by his…

  • Dealer Denies Thieves Took Slot Machine

    Dealer Denies Thieves Took Slot Machine

    Camden Evening Courier – January 20, 1928 Bertman Doubts His Story After He ‘Shifts’ Loot to Cigars Is liable to a fine on gambling machine Grand Jury Probe is Hinted by Judge – Reporter Takes Stand Lewis Shectman changed his story in police court today and declared that it was only a box of cigars,…

  • “Mose” Flannery Released on Bail

    Camden Evening Courier – January 19, 1928 Shay Signs Order After $5000 Bond is Posted in 6th Ward Fuss Joseph ‘Mose’ Flannery, declared by detectives to have precipitated the battle in the Sixth Ward Republican Club which resulted in the slaying of Joseph Cimini last Saturday, was released from the Camden county jail us afternoon…

  • Grand Jury Will Consider Slaying After Probe Ends

    Camden Evening Courier – January 18, 1928 Investigation in the slaying of Joseph Cimini in the Sixth Ward Republican Club Saturday, is “far from completed,” Assistant Prosecutor Joseph Varbalow announced today. Although the Camden County grand jury went into session this afternoon, he added, the case will not be presented to that body today. “We…

  • Battle Echo of Murder at Club

    Battle Echo of Murder at Club

    Camden Evening Courier – January 18, 1928 Mrs. Rosalie and Her Rival for ‘Chick’ Hunt Describe Event in Court Pretty, piquant Katherine Rosalie – for love of whom men are declared to have fought to the death in the rooms of the Sixth Ward Republican Club, today waged her own fight against her self-avowed rival…