Tag: Frank S. Van Hart

  • City Farm Gardens

    This post is an excerpt from the Book History of Camden County in the Great War, published in 1917-1918 Another weapon to defeat the enemy was the establishment of City Farm Gardens in the country. They were urged by the Government and not only provided food for city residents, but abolished unsightly vacant lots. Mayor…

  • Frank S. Van Hart

    Frank S. Van Hart

    Frank S. Van Hart was born in 1875 in Pennsylvania but relocated to Camden during his youth. Renowned as an athlete from a young age, he gained widespread recognition as one of the finest second basemen in South Jersey. Playing for local teams like the Howards and the Camden Athletic Association, he shared the field…

  • Victor King

    Victor King

    Victor King, born in Pennsylvania in 1874, established his residence in Camden after 1911, where he purchased a home at 3197 Federal Street and ventured into business. Together with his wife Sarah, they raised six children –- daughters Ethel, Grace, and Marietta, and sons Edward, Earl, and Victor S. King. During this period, Victor also…

  • Samuel T. French, Sr.

    Samuel T. French, Sr.

    Samuel Jones Tilden French Sr., born into the family of William Nelson and Mary Caroline Collins French on January 23, 1877, carried a significant historical legacy as a great-great-grandson of American naval Captain Micajah Smith. Captain Smith, known for his valor during the American Revolutionary War, notably captured the British freighter Venus in August 1778,…

  • Camden’s Mayors

    Camden’s Mayors

    1828 – 2023 Mayor Term Political Party Samuel Lanning 1828-1830 Gideon V. Stivers 1830-1838 Elias Kaighn 1838-1840 Lorenzo F. Fisler 1840-1844 John K. Cowperthwaite 1844-1845 Richard W. Howell (Declined) Charles Kaighn 1845-1846 Thomas B. Wood 1846-1848 Benjamin A. Hammell 1848-1849 Charles Sexton 1849-1851 Lorenzo F. Fisler 1851-1852 Charles D. Hineline 1852-1853 Lorenzo F. Fisler 1853-1855…

  • 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…

  • Banquet to Honor John S. M’Taggart

    Banquet to Honor John S. M’Taggart

    Camden Courier-Post – March 10, 1934 Popular Patrolman Will Be Guest at G.O.P. Club in Sixth Ward A testimonial dinner will be tendered Patrolman John S. McTaggart, well known member of the Camden police force, at 8 p.m. next Friday at the Sixth Ward Republican Club. Officer McTaggart, who resides at 806 South Sixth street,…

  • Camden Elks Hope to Get Convention

    Camden Courier-Post – June 2, 1933 Advisory Committee Will Present Formal Invitation for State Meet The twenty-first annual reunion and the convention of the New Jersey State Elks Association will be held in Camden next June if efforts of the advisory board of Camden Lodge of Elks are successful at the state meeting in Newark…

  • Camden Elks to Honor Past Exalted Rulers

    Camden Courier-Post – February 8, 1933 Past exalted rulers will be honored tonight by Camden Lodge of Elks with a dinner, ceremonial and entertainment. The program will be nation-wide. A dinner will be served at 6:00 PM, followed by a business session. Harry G. Robinson, present exalted ruler, will open the ceremonial and turn the…

  • New Chairmanship of the Camden Chamber of Commerce Committee

    New Chairmanship of the Camden Chamber of Commerce Committee

    Philadelphia Inquirer – October 7, 1921 Circuit Court Judge Frank T. Lloyd yesterday accepted chairmanship of the Camden Chamber of Commerce Committee which is to study the unemployment question and make suggestions for remedial measures. With Judge Lloyd on the committee are: The committee was named by William E. Bennett, president of the Chamber of…

  • CAMDEN HAILS HER SONS, CONQUERORS, AT VICTORY JUBILEE

    CAMDEN HAILS HER SONS, CONQUERORS, AT VICTORY JUBILEE

    Camden Courier-Post – September 7, 1919 Battle Flags Wave in Triumph O’er Parade Reviewed by Admiral Gray Veterans of G. A. R. and Wounded Ride; Centopath [sic] Passes in Reverential Hush The Peace with victory which Camden’s sons along with millions of other soldiers of all the Allied countries helped to bring home was celebrated…