Tag: Liberty Street

  • Memorial Methodist Protestant Church

    313 Liberty Street, Camden, NJ The following is derived from George Reeser Prowell’s History of Camden County, New Jersey published in 1886. Memorial Methodist Protestant Church is situated on Liberty Street, above Third. Religious services of this denomination were first held weekly in Camden, in 1865, at the house of Mrs. Robinson and Mrs. Salinda…

  • 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…

  • George S. Tempest

    George S. Tempest

    GEORGE S. TEMPEST was born in Pennsylvania in March of 1869. He lived in Philadelphia virtually his entire life. As a boy, he went to Girard College, a boarding school for poor orphaned and fatherless boys. After finishing his education he secured a position as an officer with the Philadelphia police department. When the 1900…

  • Dr. Reyouque E. H. H. Hyghcock

    Dr. Reyouque E. H. H. Hyghcock

    Looking at the newspaper articles about Dr. Hyghcock, we have the advantage of looking at this from the perspective of today, instead of “as it was happening.” Dr. Hyghcock, the self-proclaimed “Voodoo Doctor” apparently received a lot of press attention, and was arrested and/or investigated periodically for the rest of his life after the April…

  • Liberty Street

    Liberty Street, an emblematic thoroughfare in Camden, New Jersey, has a rich history dating back to at least the mid-19th century. Originally listed in the 1850 Camden City Directory, its significance has endured through the decades. During the early 20th century, the stretch of Liberty Street west of Broadway was a vibrant hub of cultural…

  • My Camden Heritage

    By Dr. Samuel Zuckerman As published in the Jewish Community Voice, January 5, 2005. I am sitting in my den and close my eyes, I see the city as it was in my youth and recall the many people that crossed my path. I was eligible to go to Kaighns School but my parents didn’t…

  • Dr. Hyghcock Dies, Voodoo Exponent

    Dr. Hyghcock Dies, Voodoo Exponent

    Camden Courier-Post – May 15, 1942 His Liberty Street House Atop Tunnels Set Camden Agog in 1925 Dr. Eryquew C. H. Hyghcock, South Camden mystery man and self-styled voodoo exponent, died Wednesday in the county hospital at Lakeland. The aged voodoo doctor whose methods of treating the ills of his “patients” had attracted the scrutiny…

  • Polish Air Hero to Visit Factories in Camden

    Camden Courier-Post – February 7, 1933 A tour of Camden’s leading industrial plants following a reception at Central Airport has been arranged for Stanley F. Hausner, the “Flying Pole” of Newark, when he is the guest of this city Thursday. Hausner, who was rescued 550 miles off the coast of Portugal after being missing for…

  • Fines Total $1005 in Weekend Raids

    Fines Total $1005 in Weekend Raids

    Camden Courier-Post – March 25, 1930 Three Proprietors Assessed $100 Each! Two Disorderly Houses and Restaurant Hit A weekend of raiding in which 59 men and women were arrested in two disorderly houses, and a restaurant dispensing beer enriched the coffers of the Camden city treasury yesterday by $1005. Proprietors of the three establishments were…

  • Old Doc Hyghcock Nabbed with Ancient Sedan, Gun

    Old Doc Hyghcock Nabbed with Ancient Sedan, Gun

    Camden Courier-Post – January 7, 1928 "Doctor" Reyouque E.H.H. Hyghcock, whose underground "House of Terror" at 415 Liberty Street brought him much publicity and a prison cell two years ago, was arrested today in Collingswood. He was charged with having a loaded revolver in his possession and driving a motorcar without a license. When the…

  • Old Doc Hyghhat Hyghcock

    Old Doc Hyghhat Hyghcock

    Camden Courier-Post – January 9, 1928 Old Doc Hyghcock comes back into the news, wearing hip boots and a high hat. The hip boots and the high hat and the crazy old car he drove are funny. The absence of a driver’s license and the presence of a loaded revolver were fair business for the…

  • Sorcerer Held on New Charge

    Sorcerer Held on New Charge

    Syracuse Herald, Syracuse NY – April 19, 1925 Camden, N.J., April 18.— The charge of suspicion of murder under which H.H. Hyghcock, alleged “Voodoo doctor” was held by the police for more than a week was dropped today and he was held in $2500 bail on charges of obtaining money under false pretenses and illegally…

  • Camden Voodo Man Once Kept Den in Norfolk, VA

    Camden Voodo Man Once Kept Den in Norfolk, VA

    Camden Courier-Post – April 14, 1925 Police Learn Hyghcock Ran Another Underground Hotel Years Ago Driven Out of Town Came to Philadelphia Excavation of Cellar Here for Bodies Starts as Owner Gives Consent Mayor King to Direct Armed with picks, axes, and shovels a detail of police and firemen started this afternoon to tear up…

  • ‘Girl Farm’ At Voodoo Cavern

    ‘Girl Farm’ At Voodoo Cavern

    Camden Courier-Post – April 11, 1925 Doc Hyghcock Brought Maids from Florida Got Them Jobs as Domestics at Eight Dollars Each—Used Half Dozen Cars P.O. Inspectors Grill Him This Afternoon Will Charge Him with Using Mails to Defraud – Scan His Letters Worries over Silk Hats Investigations of the various activities of “Doctor” H.H. Hyghcock,…

  • Voodoo Doctor’s List Of Murders

    Voodoo Doctor’s List Of Murders

    Helena Independent, Helena, Montana – April 11, 1925 Kept Data on People Slated “To Go” Camden, N. J., April 10. – Mysterious memoranda, which name persons listed "to go" and others "to be ruined," have been uncovered by police, while investigating the home of the 71-year-old negro, who, police say, was an alleged voodoo doctor.…