Tag: Gloucester City

  • John A. Mather Jr.

    John A. Mather Jr.

    General John Atkinson Mather Jr. was born on July 17, 1865, in Gloucester City, NJ, to John and Luisa Wallace Dawson Mather. His father, John Mather Sr., had served as a Sergeant with Company H of the 10th New Jersey Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. The Mather family called 423 South 3rd Street in…

  • Eli E. Conaghy

    Eli E. Conaghy

    Eli Edward Conaghy was born on August 24, 1900, in Camden, New Jersey. His father, James P. Conaghy, was involved in the Eagle Coal and Ice Company, a business he co-operated with his uncle, Joseph Henry Conaghy, located at 246 Pine Street by 1906. Theodosia Hunt Conaghy, born in Gloucester City, New Jersey, in March…

  • 1890 Gloucester City Review

    1890 Gloucester City Review

    Gloucester. The day was when Gloucester was merely a rendezvous for fisherman and boatmen; but now it has developed into a growing manufacturing city of eight thousand inhabitants, the various industries employing three thousand hands. The place has churches of all denominations, electric lights, telegraphic, mail, and express facilities. It is desirably located on the…

  • Hartmann Approves Plans for 2 Modern Stores at 213-215 Broadway

    Camden Courier-Post – February 14, 1938 Plans for two modern stores on the site of 213-15 Broadway, have been approved by Commissioner Frank J. Hartmann. The stores, modernistic in design, will be built for Abraham Brandt, of 104 King street, Gloucester City. The contractor will be S. Levy, Inc. Two former stores on the sites…

  • Political Paragraphs

    Camden Courier-Post – October 31, 1931 Gloucester Republicans concluded their final Baird rally of the campaign last night at their headquarters, 101 North King Street. Polls throughout the slate will open for the general election Tuesday at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. All voters in the polling place at 8 p.m. or in…

  • DEATH WON RACE TO DYING FATHER

    DEATH WON RACE TO DYING FATHER

    Camden Post-Telegram – September 2, 1908 Funeral of Former Councilman Ferdinand McWilliams Awaits Son’s Arrival. Former Councilman Ferdinand McWilliams died at his home on Mercer Street, Gloucester City, yesterday afternoon, after a lingering illness. The deceased was one of the oldest residents of Gloucester and during the war of the Rebellion served as a sergeant…