Tag: First Baptist Church

  • Charles A. Reynolds – South Jersey: A History

    This passage is excerpted from South Jersey: A History, 1624-1924 Charles Augustus Reynolds was born at Portsmouth, Virginia May 18, 1870, the son of George C. Washington and Augusta Ann Reynolds. When he was eleven years of age his family moved to Philadelphia. His first work was in a shoe store in that city, and…

  • Charles A. Reynolds

    Charles A. Reynolds

    Charles Augustus Reynolds was a prominent figure in Camden, deeply involved in both business and civic affairs until his untimely death at the age of 54 in 1924. He co-founded and served as president of The Keystone Leather Company, a major employer in Camden at the time. Additionally, he was instrumental in establishing the Merchants’…

  • Joseph B. Van Sciver

    Joseph B. Van Sciver

    Joseph Bishop Van Sciver was born on May 14, 1861, in Hainesport, New Jersey. He grew up in Camden and attended the E. A. Stevens School. In 1881, he founded his furniture manufacturing and retail business in a small shop at 210 Federal Street. The business grew rapidly, and by 1888, he had moved to…

  • Historical Sketch of Camden

    Historical Sketch of Camden

    by Howard M. Cooper A revision and amplification of a paper read before the Camden County Historical Society, June 13, 1899. With an Introduction by Honorable Charles Van Dyke Joline Camden, N.J. Horace B. Ketler, 1909 Introduction If one were to seek the genesis of Camden he would not find it in the visit of…

  • Religious History of Camden

    Religious History of Camden

    From George Reeser Prowell’s History of Camden County, New Jersey, 1886 Newton Friend’s Meeting About the year 1800, when the general opening of roads made it no longer important to be on the water, Newton Friends determined to move from their old meet­ing-house on Newton Creek to a place more central; and in Fourth Month,…

  • Taps Sound for Jack Airedale, Canine Mascot of Fire Laddies

    Taps Sound for Jack Airedale, Canine Mascot of Fire Laddies

    Camden Courier-Post – November 7, 1934 Taps Sound for Jack Airedale, Canine Mascot of Fire Laddies Camden firemen and policemen paid their final respects to stout-hearted Jack Airedale yesterday. The beloved mascot of Headquarters Fire Company, Fifth and Arch streets, whose life was crushed out under the wheels of truck No. 2, his own wagon,…

  • New Citizens Graduate From Y.M.C.A. Classes

    New Citizens Graduate From Y.M.C.A. Classes

    Camden Courier-Post – June 24, 1933 Diplomas and certificates were awarded 25 graduates of the Y.M.C.A. naturalization class last night. They were presented by Herman Hensgen, chairman of the naturalization committee. The new citizens recently were naturalized by U.S. Judge John Boyd Avis and County Judge Samuel M. Shay. Hensgen delivered the address of welcome.…

  • Russell H. Conwell: Acres of Diamonds

    Russell Herman Conwell was a Baptist minister, lawyer, writer, and outstanding orator. He is best remembered as the founder and first president of Temple University in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, and for his lecture and book Acres of Diamonds. He was born in South Worthington, Massachusetts in February 15, 1843. He passed away on December 6, 1925…