Tag: Lewis H. Stehr Jr

  • David S. Rhone

    David S. Rhone

    Dr. David Samuel Rhone was born in Pennsylvania on March 5, 1878. Around 1920, he and his wife Florence relocated to Camden, NJ, where he established a medical practice and a pharmacy known as the Crescent Drug Company, situated at 1202 Haddon Avenue. As a member of the Republican Party, Dr. Rhone achieved electoral success…

  • Arthur Colsey

    Arthur Colsey

    Arthur Colsey, born in Kidderminster, England, in December 1872, embarked on a remarkable journey of public service and professional achievements. After joining his older brothers, John and Thomas, in America, he actively participated in the family’s thriving department store business at 9th and Market Street in Camden. In 1894, Arthur married Lillian Thompson, and their…

  • Joseph “Mose” Flannery

    Joseph “Mose” Flannery

    Joseph “Mose” Flannery was born in Pennsylvania in 1902 to James A. and Mary Flannery, both of whom were born in Ireland. He was the sixth child born to the couple, coming after John F., Thomas, Winifred, Mary, and James. Two more children, Catherine and Francis, came later. When the Census was taken in 1910…

  • 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…

  • Pallbearers Named for Stehr Funeral

    Pallbearers Named for Stehr Funeral

    Camden Evening Courier, Morning Post – December 12, 1930 Body Will Lie in State Tonight—Burial Tomorrow Afternoon Funeral arrangements were completed yesterday for Chief of Police Lewis H. Stehr, who died Wednesday in Cooper Hospital following a heart attack. The body will lie in state tonight between 7 and 10 p.m. at the Schroeder Chapel,…

  • Lewis H. Stehr, Chief of Police, Dies Suddenly

    Lewis H. Stehr, Chief of Police, Dies Suddenly

    Camden Morning Post – December 11, 1930 Head of Camden Force Succumbs to Heart Disease in Cooper Hospital City Flags Ordered At Half-Staff for Month Body to Lie in State Friday Night; Final Rites at 2 P.M. Saturday Funeral rites for Chief of Police Lewis H. Stehr, who died suddenly at 11.30 a.m. yesterday in…

  • Hurley Gets Contract for Police Uniforms

    Hurley Gets Contract for Police Uniforms

    Camden Courier-Post – March 29, 1930 Contract for new police uniforms was awarded yesterday to the Hurley store by the city commission, which heretofore had contracted with a Philadelphia firm. Changes in the uniforms of several of the police departments are planned by Chief Lewis H. Stehr and Captain Arthur Colsey. Because many bus companies…

  • Gangster Shot As Racketeers Open War Here

    Gangster Shot As Racketeers Open War Here

    Camden Courier-Post – April 29, 1929 Gloucester Man Near Death After Attack at Broadway and Kaighn Avenue Felled Near Quarters of Camden Gamblers Brother of Frank Doris Accused After Police Round up 10 Men Shooting of an alleged racketeer at Broadway and Kaighn avenue, near the threshold of one of South Jersey’s notorious reputed gambling…

  • Bomb Wrecks Division Street Dairy in Midnight Blast

    Bomb Wrecks Division Street Dairy in Midnight Blast

    Camden Evening Courier – October 11, 1928 JEALOUSY SEEN AS MOTIVE FOR BOMBING DAIRY Police Seeking Mysterious Stranger in Terrific Downtown Blast MILK PLANT DAMAGED; NEARBY HOMES ROCKED Crudely Made Explosive Placed in Trench Beneath Steps With the owners and the police attributing jealously of business success as the only plausible motive for the bombing…

  • Police to Probe $200,000 Kaighn Ave. Fire

    Police to Probe $200,000 Kaighn Ave. Fire

    Camden Courier-Post – January 18, 1922 Fire Captain May Die, Four Others Injured; Damage Is $200,000 Economy Store and Other Buildings Near Broadway Swept by Flames Early This Morning Falling Debris Carries Men Through Roof And Into Cellar Sleeping Inmates of Apartments Roused and Invalid Carried to Safety Mayor Sees Rescues Mayor [Charles H.] Ellis…

  • Police Shake-up in Camden

    Police Shake-up in Camden

    Philadelphia Inquirer – February 17, 1916 There was a general change in Camden’s Police Department yesterday occasioned by the retirement of Captain Arthur Stanley after nearly twenty years of service. He was succeeded as captain by Sergeant Lewis Stehr, who takes charge of the Second district. Sergeant George Nowrey was transferred from the Third the…

  • Camden at a Glance

    Camden at a Glance

    Philadelphia Inquirer – January 29, 1916 On the force ten years, Sergeant Lewis Stehr was made a police captain yesterday by Mayor Ellis. He succeeds Arthur Stanley. who resigns because of disability after being commander of the Second District for eighteen years. Stehr‘s place will be taken by Policeman George Anderson, of the Ninth ward,…