Tag: Joseph Deven

  • Joseph “Polack Joe” Deven

    “Polack Joe” Deven, born Joseph Deven to Italian immigrant parents Pietro and Angelina Davino, was a notable figure in Camden, New Jersey’s early 20th-century history. His life story is marked by a series of intriguing and often controversial events. Joseph Deven was born on February 19, 1893, in Pennsylvania. The 1900 Census recorded the Davino…

  • Gordon’s Hotel and Livery

    Gordon’s Hotel and Livery

    802 South 2nd Street; Corner of South 2nd Street and Pine Street The Gordon family’s entrepreneurial journey began around the year 1876 when Thomas Gordon, alongside his wife Maria, embarked on a venture that would shape their legacy for generations to come. Establishing a saloon and stable at 801 South 2nd Street in Camden, New…

  • Sixth Ward Republican Club

    Sixth Ward Republican Club

    The SIXTH WARD REPUBLICAN CLUB was active in Camden as early as the 1890s through at least 1947. Richard J. Richardson was the club president for several years around the turn of the century. Camden Fire Department Captain William Deno was another long-time member. As early as February of 1899 the club’s headquarters was at…

  • Four Camden Men Are Among Those Who Get Paroles

    Four Camden Men Are Among Those Who Get Paroles

    Camden Courier-Post – June 23, 1933 Lesslie Orr, ‘Polack Joe’ Deven, Jackie Hindle and Walter Kennedy Freed Public Not Informed Four well-known Camden county men who had been in the state penitentiary at Trenton for at least one year are now at liberty on parole. It was revealed at Trenton yesterday that the State Board…

  • Flannery Promises to explain Slaying

    Camden Evening Courier – January 20, 1928 Statement Will Set Forth Facts of G.O.P. Club Murder, Attorney Says With Joseph “Mose” Flannery at liberty under $3000 bail, a statement setting forth his part in the Sixth Ward Republican Club affray which resulted in the slaying of Joseph Cimini last Saturday, was promised today by his…

  • “Mose” Flannery Released on Bail

    Camden Evening Courier – January 19, 1928 Shay Signs Order After $5000 Bond is Posted in 6th Ward Fuss Joseph ‘Mose’ Flannery, declared by detectives to have precipitated the battle in the Sixth Ward Republican Club which resulted in the slaying of Joseph Cimini last Saturday, was released from the Camden county jail us afternoon…

  • Grand Jury Will Consider Slaying After Probe Ends

    Camden Evening Courier – January 18, 1928 Investigation in the slaying of Joseph Cimini in the Sixth Ward Republican Club Saturday, is “far from completed,” Assistant Prosecutor Joseph Varbalow announced today. Although the Camden County grand jury went into session this afternoon, he added, the case will not be presented to that body today. “We…

  • Battle Echo of Murder at Club

    Battle Echo of Murder at Club

    Camden Evening Courier – January 18, 1928 Mrs. Rosalie and Her Rival for ‘Chick’ Hunt Describe Event in Court Pretty, piquant Katherine Rosalie – for love of whom men are declared to have fought to the death in the rooms of the Sixth Ward Republican Club, today waged her own fight against her self-avowed rival…

  • Love Plot Fades as Motive Behind Clubhouse Killing

    Love Plot Fades as Motive Behind Clubhouse Killing

    Camden Evening Courier – January 17, 1928 Mrs. Katherine Rosalie Denies She is “Chick’s Girl” or “Anybody’s Girl,” But Thinks Flannery and Cimini May Have Used Her as Excuse for Starting Fatal Fight. The suspected “love motive” in the Sixth Ward Republican Club slaying broke down today under the glaring light of investigation. It was…

  • Murder Motive at G.O.P. Club Splits Sleuths

    Murder Motive at G.O.P. Club Splits Sleuths

    Camden Evening Courier – January 16, 1928 County Detectives Contend Philadelphia Gangster Was Slain in Quarrel Over Woman Police Claim Hold-up Attempt Caused Fight Deven Charged with Crime, Flannery and Taxi Driver Held Without Bail With city and county authorities definitely divided on the motive and circumstance if the Sixth Ward Republican Club slaying, Joseph…

  • Gangster Shot During Melee In Sixth Ward

    Gangster Shot During Melee In Sixth Ward

    Camden Courier-Post – January 14, 1928 Joseph Deven Held On Murder Charge After Death Boxer’s Brother; ‘Mose’ Flannery and 4 others Held as Witnesses; Was Craps Game Says County Police Holdup Attempted City Cops Declare Victim of a shot fired in a melee, the exact cause of which remain undetermined, Joseph Cimini, 31 years old,…