Tag: Grant Street

  • Joseph A. Alcorn

    Joseph A. Alcorn

    Joseph A. Alcorn was born in February 1919 in Camden, New Jersey to Mary and William Alcorn. He was the youngest of eight children: James G., William Joseph, Rose, Marie Frances, Thomas J., Genevieve, Rita, and then Joseph. By 1918, the family settled at 906 North 9th Street in North Camden (near the Highland Woolen…

  • 13 Given Oath at City Hall as New Firemen

    13 Given Oath at City Hall as New Firemen

    Camden Courier-Post – December 30, 1955 Thirteen new firemen were sworn in today by Safety Director E. George Aaron in ceremonies at City Hall. Beginning Sunday they will start a 90-day probatinoary period, during which they will receive instruction at the fire training school, 9th and Morgan sts. All are war veterans and all are…

  • 4 Hurt as Auto Strikes Pole Strewing Live Wires on Road

    Camden Courier-Post – Feburary 4, 1938 Four persons in a small coupe were injured last night when the machine crashed into a pole at Seventeenth Street and Admiral Wilson Boulevard during a dense fog. The car broke off a telephone pole at the base, strewing live wires on the highway. Traffic was detoured until the…

  • Babies Born in April Get B&L Stock Shares

    Camden Courier-Post – June 10, 1933 The first payment on one share of stock in the Kearsarge Building and Loan Association has been offered to parents of the following children born in the Fourteenth ward during the month of April:

  • Wife Tied in Chair, Periled With Knife

    Wife Tied in Chair, Periled With Knife

    Camden Courier-Post – February 7, 1933 Charges Husband Trapped on Pretense of Returning Child Accused by his wife of binding her to a chair and threatening her life with a knife and with gas, Charles Flippen, 26, of 609 Grant Street, was held without bail for the grand jury by Police Judge Garfield Pancoast yesterday.…

  • Guns Await Sniper in Suburban Towns

    Guns Await Sniper in Suburban Towns

    Camden Courier-Post – February 4, 1928 Mystery Marks 16th Effort as Victim Gives Fake Address With orders to “shoot on sight” issued to suburban police in their search for South Jersey’s “phantom sniper,” that mysterious individual today had a “phantom victim,” At the Haddon Heights police station is a piece of glass with the notation…

  • Fireman Overcome in Blazing Cellar

    Fireman Overcome in Blazing Cellar

    Camden Daily Courier – February 7, 1912 Rendered Unconscious By Smoke Joseph Logue is Bravely Rescued Policeman and Laddie As Heroes Bravery on the part of Policeman Harry Bakleyy and Fireman Harry Anderson perhaps saved the life of Fireman Joseph Logue, of the No 4 house when he was overcome with smoke in the cellar…