Tag: George R. Tenner

  • Wilson L. Bromley

    Wilson L. Bromley came into the world in New Jersey, around the year 1853, as the child of Joseph and Ann Eliza Bromley. His father, Joseph Bromley, earned his living as a boilermaker. The Bromley family was residing in South Camden when the 1860 Census was conducted. At that time, the household consisted of four…

  • William Bogia

    William Bogia

    Tragically, Fire Fighter Bogia fell ill after fighting a fire and subsequently passed away due to causes directly related to his firefighting duties.

  • Arthur H. Holl

    Arthur H. Holl

    Arthur Holl, born in 1887, was a notable undertaker, businessman, and political figure in Camden, NJ, with his business and political legacy continuing posthumously.

  • Inception of the First Paid Fire Department in the US

    Inception of the First Paid Fire Department in the US

    On June 7, 1866 Camden’s City Council enacted an ordinance reorganizing the volunteer fire service to improve efficiency in operations. This ordinance provided for increased compensation to the fire companies (Weccacoe and Independence got $800 per annum to be paid quarterly, the Weccacoe and Shiffler Hose companies and the United States Fire Company received $200…