Tag: Joseph E. Nowrey

  • George Nowrey

    GEORGE NOWREY was born in Glendon PA, a few miles from Easton, in 1862. His family moved to Camden when he was 11. His brother was Joseph E. Nowrey, Democratic politician from Camden who served as the city’s Mayor from 1902 to 1905. Joseph Nowrey also served as Camden County sheriff. George and Joseph E.…

  • Merchants Trust Company

    Merchants Trust Company

    Broadway and Carman Street, Camden, NJ The Merchants Trust was organized in November of 1911. It was a small bank that catered to Camden’s business community, and was one of many small and medium sized banks active in the 1910s and 1920s. From its founding through his death in 1924 the president of the Merchants…

  • 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…

  • Joseph E. Nowrey

    Joseph E. Nowrey, born in 1865 in Glendon, Pennsylvania, played a significant role in Camden, New Jersey’s history. His father, Alexander Nowrey, established a dry goods business at 842 Locust Street in Camden before passing away in 1877. Joseph’s mother, Mary, continued running the business after Alexander’s death. Joseph Nowrey’s early career included working as…

  • Democrats Arrange for ‘Maloney Day’

    Democrats Arrange for ‘Maloney Day’

    Camden Courier-Post – June 20, 1933 July 9 Set for Reception and Picnic to New Revenue Collector “Harry L. Maloney Day” will be celebrated by South Jersey Democrats, Sunday, July 9, when the newly-appointed collector of internal revenue will be guest of honor at a picnic at Silver Lake Park. State leaders of the party…

  • Moore In Camden Speech Demands Fairness at Polls

    Moore In Camden Speech Demands Fairness at Polls

    Camden Courier-Post – October 29, 1931 Towers Theatre Packed at Climax of All-Day Invasion Here TOURS SMALLER TOWNS By RANSLOE BOONE Demanding a fair election and protection to Democratic voters, A. Harry Moore was greeted here last night by the largest crowd to gather at a Democratic meeting in Camden’s recent history. The Democratic candidate…

  • Democrats to Hold Meetings Tonight

    Camden Courier-Post – October 29, 1931 Candidacy of Moore to be Expounded at Meetings in City and Suburbs The campaign foe A. Harry Moore, gubernatorial candidate, and local Democratic candidates, will be carried into six wards of the city and in seven communities or the county tonight. All meetings and speakers are as follows: Second…

  • 3 Democratic Rallies Scheduled Tonight

    3 Democratic Rallies Scheduled Tonight

    Camden Courier-Post – October 16, 1931 A combined A. Harry Moore rally and social evening will be conducted by Democratic voters of the Eleventh Ward tonight at the Maennerchor Hall, Twenty-seventh Street below River Avenue. Former Sheriff Joseph E. Nowrey, Mrs. Florence Melnik, Gene Mariano and Assembly candidates, Vincent de P. Costello, William French, Jr.,…

  • More Policemen to go In Camden

    More Policemen to go In Camden

    Philadelphia Inquirer – February 19, 1905 Democratic Members of the Force Are Marked for Dismissal From the Department According to a statement made by a member of the Police Committee of Camden City Council to an Inquirer reporter yesterday, charges will be preferred against a number of Democratic policemen during the week and the resignations…

  • She Dared Men to Touch the “Pants”

    She Dared Men to Touch the “Pants”

    Philadelphia Inquirer – July 15, 1902 Camden Woman Planted a Pole, Decorated It With Pair Trousers and Flourished a Revolver Flourishing a revolver and exclaiming, “I’ll kill the first man who touches those pants; this is fair warning to everybody, for I mean what I say!” Mrs. Louisa Traubel, of 807 Broadway, Camden, yesterday held…

  • In Police Dragnet

    In Police Dragnet

    Philadelphia Inquirer – May 14, 1899 Successful Raid on an Alleged Pool Room in Camden Seven Men Captured Keefer, Who Says He Spent His Employers’ Money in the Place, Identifies the Prisoners The Camden police yesterday raided the alleged poolroom at 25 South Third street, where Walter H. Keefer, former manager of the Merchantville Light…

  • Before the Recorder

    Before the Recorder

    Camden Daily Courier – January 31, 1899 Disposition of the ‘Slate’—Not a Come in Banc, to be Sure. James Hanley, a sexuageneric found stiff on a step, sentence suspended; Henry Myers, a Trenton corsalve fakir with his nose in court plaster chancery, twenty days for insulting a woman, and James Sharp, a young man fired…

  • Over in Camden

    Over in Camden

    Philadelphia Inquirer – December 22, 1898 Articles of incorporation were filed yesterday by the American Metal Edge Box Company. The police were notified yesterday that William Ilgenfritz, 14 years old, of 1121 Mickle street, was missing. Jacob N. Wise, 63 years old, fell from a step at Delaware and Market streets yesterday and broke his…