Tag: John T. Dorrance

  • City Industry – Tracking History

    City Industry – Tracking History

    By Thomas A. Bergbauer, Retired Courier-Post Editor Just 100 years ago Camden was a thriving, prosperous industrial metropolis and the future looked bright for this river city. At the end of the 19th century and in the first couple decades of the 20th century, industry in Camden came alive and at that time most of…

  • Arthur C. Dorrance

    Arthur C. Dorrance

    Arthur Calbraith Dorrance, born on December 21, 1873, in Bristol, Pennsylvania, was the younger brother of Dr. John T. Dorrance. Inspired by his brother’s success at Campbell Soup, Arthur joined the company and became an integral part of its growth and transformation. Driven by his entrepreneurial spirit and business acumen, he played a pivotal role…

  • John T. Dorrance

    John T. Dorrance

    Dr. John T. Dorrance, Ph.D., a renowned scientist, made a significant career shift by joining Joseph Campbell’s struggling canning and preserving company in Camden in 1887. It was during his tenure with Campbell that Dr. Dorrance invented condensed soup, propelling Campbell Soup to global recognition. His remarkable acumen in both science and business propelled him…

  • The Cooper Hospital (via Camden County Medical Society)

    The Cooper Hospital (via Camden County Medical Society)

    Note: This content comes from the book Camden County Medical Society, 1846-1956 The founding of a hospital for the care of the sick and injured in the Camden area had long been a project in the mind of Dr. Richard M. Cooper, who practiced medicine in this vicinity for over thirty years. He died in…

  • Cooper Hospital Open in City Since 1877

    Cooper Hospital Open in City Since 1877

    Camden Courier-Post – May 19, 1964 By C. William Duncan Cooper Hospital was incorporated the latter part of 1875, under the name of “The Camden Hospital,” changed to The Cooper Hospital in 1877. The hospital actually opened August 11, 1887. Dr. Richard M. Cooper, who died in 1874, “may well be recognized as its founder,”…

  • CAMDEN – A Great City Growing Greater

    CAMDEN – A Great City Growing Greater

    Evening Courier – Centennial Anniversary Edition – February 13, 1928 Just one hundred years ago today, a little group of men went before the Legislature and asked that body to incorporate as a city the straggling and struggling village of Camden. If these men could now visit the city born that day through their efforts,…