Tag: Jacob Schiller Sr.

  • Raymond F. Smith

    Raymond F. Smith

    Sergeant Raymond F. Smith, born Lucius Raymond Smith on June 6, 1895, led a remarkable life marked by his contributions to the military, professional boxing, civic engagements, and charitable endeavors. Enlisting in the United States Army at a young age of 17, Sergeant Ray Smith served in Mexico as part of General Pershing’s expedition in…

  • Twelfth Ward Republican Club

    Twelfth Ward Republican Club

    The Twelfth Ward Republican Club, aka East End Republican Club, has a long and interesting history. Prior to the 1899 merger with Camden, NJ, the town of Stockton, which comprised of what is now known as Cramer Hill and East Camden, had a very active political scene. After the merger, Cramer Hill became Camden’s Eleventh…

  • 6 To Make Pleas Next Monday to Murder Charges

    6 To Make Pleas Next Monday to Murder Charges

    Camden Courier-Post – September 30, 1933 Baldwin Will Move for Speedy Trials Before Judge Shay Number Largest in Last 20 Years Several Reported Ready to Throw Themselves on Mercy of Court Six alleged slayers will appear in Camden Criminal Court Monday to enter pleas to indictments. That is the largest number of persons charged with…

  • Schiller Indicted on Murder Charge

    Schiller Indicted on Murder Charge

    Camden Courier-Post – September 20, 1933 Slain Politician’s Son Must Stand Trial for Killing of Father William Schiller, 30-year-old former summer cop, was indicted for murder today and must stand trial for the fatal shooting of his father, Jacob Schiller, 72, well-known and well-liked politician. The indictment was one of 39 true bills in a…

  • Jobless Son Kills Jake Schiller Wo Saves Boys Wife From Gun

    Jobless Son Kills Jake Schiller Wo Saves Boys Wife From Gun

    Camden Courier-Post – September 18, 1933 SLAYER CRAZED BY SEPARATION, RELATIVES SAY Dazedly Insists He Had No Intention of Shooting Sire ESTRANGED WIFE SEEN IN SUICIDE TRY Slain Man Long Was Prominent Figure in Camden Politics Jacob Schiller, 72, for 45 years a political figure here, is dead, shot by his own son. The slayer,…