Tag: James W. Ayers

  • 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…

  • Thomas R. Allibone

    Thomas R. Allibone

    THOMAS R. ALLIBONE was one of the original members of the Camden Fire Department, entering service on September 2, 1869 as an extra man with Engine Company 1. Prior to entering the fire department he had worked as a coppersmith, and had served as a volunteer fire fighter with Independence Steam Engine Fire Company. Thomas…

  • Over the River

    Over the River

    Philadelphia Inquirer – May 2, 1877 IMPROVING Navigation. – The Camden and Atlantic Railroad Company are negotiating for the construction of a canal through the sandbar in the Delaware opposite Cooper’s Point, for the better navigation of thelr ferry boats. The channel is to be from fifty to seventy-five feet in width, eight feet deep…

  • The New Police Force

    The New Police Force

    Philadelphia Inquirer – April 19, 1871 On Thursday, the newly-appointed police force of Camden will receive their stars and uniforms, and enter upon the discharge of their duties. The following is the corrected list of officers: Officers:

  • Indigent and Disabled Firemen

    Indigent and Disabled Firemen

    Philadelphia Inquirer – March 2, 1869 A bill has been introduced into the New Jersey Legislature authorizing the establishment of a fund for the relief of indigent and disabled firemen in Camden, and their families, if in necessitous circumstances. The following gentlemen are named in the bill as trustees: Samuel Hufty, Robert S. Bender, Jacob…

  • Inception of the First Paid Fire Department in the US

    Inception of the First Paid Fire Department in the US

    During the Civil War, Camden purchased its first steam fire apparatus on June 4, 1864 the Independence Fire Company No. 3 purchased an Amoskeag steamer for $3250. This apparatus was a third class, single pump style with serial #92. Independence sold this steamer to Millville, New Jersey in 1869 and in the Spring of that…