Tag: First Camden National Bank and Trust Company

  • 1890 Review of Camden, New Jersey – Part 10

    1890 Review of Camden, New Jersey – Part 10

    FRANK MESTER, IMPORTER AND WHOLESALE LIQUOR DEALER 4th AND ARCH STREETS. This is one of the most widely known houses in the town, it having had an established reputation for the sale of unadulterated wines and liquors. The business was established may years ago by Mr. George Ooetz, who successfully ran the business until 1877,…

  • Old Cooper Street

    Old Cooper Street

    Reprinted from the series of stories of Camden’s earlier days, under the title Sixty Years in Camden County – Gosh! by Will Paul, appearing in The Community news, of Merchantville, NJ. In an earlier chapter I suggested that a young writer seeking a subject for a story could take any Camden street that leads to…

  • David Baird Sr.

    David Baird Sr.

    David Baird Sr. was one of Camden’s leading citizens for well over 50 years. Born in Ireland in on April 7th of 1839, he came to America in 1858 after the death of his father, and settled in Camden the following year. After working in a Philadelphia lumber yard for 13 years, he opened his…

  • First Camden National Bank & Trust

    First Camden National Bank & Trust

    Established 1812 This bank traces is roots back to June 16, 1812 when Camden’s first bank was incorporated. It was known as The State Bank at Camden, and retained that name until June 2, 1865, at which time it became a National Bank and its title was made The National State Bank of Camden. The…

  • Camden National Bank

    Camden National Bank

    1123 Broadway (Broadway and Sycamore Street), Camden, NJ Established in 1885, the Camden National Bank opened at 259 Kaighn Avenue on August 13, 1885. Zophar C. Howell was the first President. One of the founders, and an early vice-president was Henry B. Wilson, for whom the H.B. Wilson School at South 9th & Florence Street…

  • A history of banking in Camden, NJ

    A history of banking in Camden, NJ

    Camden Banking The Farmers and Mechanics Bank was organized with a capital of $300,000 on March 31, 1855. The banking house at the southeast corner of Front and Market Streets was built at the cost of $18,000. This institution was conducted as a State Bank until September 1, 1864 when it became a National Bank…

  • David Baird, Jr.

    David Baird, Jr.

    David Baird Jr. was born in Camden NJ on October 18, 1881. His father, David Baird Sr., was one of Camden’s leading citizens for well over 50 years, an important man both in the business and political life of Camden, Camden County, and South Jersey. David Baird Jr. attended the Raymond Academy at Camden and…

  • My Camden Heritage

    By Dr. Samuel Zuckerman As published in the Jewish Community Voice, January 5, 2005. I am sitting in my den and close my eyes, I see the city as it was in my youth and recall the many people that crossed my path. I was eligible to go to Kaighns School but my parents didn’t…

  • First Camden National Bank Celebrating 130th Anniversary

    First Camden National Bank Celebrating 130th Anniversary

    Camden Courier-Post – June 16, 1942 Institution Started Business at Second and Market Streets in 1812—16 Years before City Was Incorporated By Oscar Magnuson First Camden National Bank and Trust Co. is celebrating its 130th anniversary today. There are no special exercises to commemorate the reaching of another milestone by the oldest bank in South…

  • Catholic Church Benefits In Will

    Camden Courier-Post – February 8, 1938 Gertrude L. Higgins Leaves Numerous Bequests to Religious Groups The major portion of a $10,000 and upwards estate is left to religious organizations in the will of Miss Gertrude L. Higgins, of 718 Market Street, which was filed for probate in the office of Surrogate Frank B. Hanna yesterday.…

  • Vocational School to Remain Open

    Camden Courier-Post – June 15, 1933 Freeholders Also Rescue Farm Aid Bureau and Home Extension Service By approving issuance of a $20,000 emergency note, the Camden County Board of Freeholders yesterday afternoon assured continuance of the Camden County Vocational Training School and maintenance of the Agricultural Demonstration Bureau and Home Economic Extension Service until December…

  • 47 More Men Join League to Aid Baird

    47 More Men Join League to Aid Baird

    Camden Courier-Post – October 29, 1931 Professional and Business Leaders Back Camden Man for Governor Forty-seven more prominent professional and business men yesterday joined the Baird-for-Governor Business Men’s League and pledged themselves to work actively in interest of David Baird Jr., for governor, and add special impetus to his campaign. The league was organized this…

  • Bank Teller is Held for Shortage of $2000

    Bank Teller is Held for Shortage of $2000

    Camden Courier-Post – April 11, 1930 Alleged to have embezzled approximately $2000 from the South Camden branch of the First Camden National Bank and Trust Company, a former teller was held in $3000 bail by U. S. Commissioner Wynn Armstrong yesterday on a Federal warrant. The accused man is Nelson Lamar, 36, of 445 Kaighn…

  • CAMDEN – A Great City Growing Greater

    CAMDEN – A Great City Growing Greater

    Evening Courier – Centennial Anniversary Edition – February 13, 1928 Just one hundred years ago today, a little group of men went before the Legislature and asked that body to incorporate as a city the straggling and struggling village of Camden. If these men could now visit the city born that day through their efforts,…

  • War Work Director Named

    War Work Director Named

    Philadelphia Inquirer – October 27, 1918 F. Morse Archer, president of the National State Bank, is to direct the Camden drive for the war work fund. Former Judge William T. Boyle and William J. Strandwitz are the vice chairmen; Walter J. Staats is the treasurer and E. A. Stoll and David S. Rash, Jr., are…