Tag: Myrtle Avenue

  • Vincent Scola

    Vincent Scola

    Vincent Scola, born on June 16, 1911, according to Social Security records, was the oldest son of Domenico and Maria C. Scola. However, census records and newspaper accounts suggest that he was actually a year younger. Vincent’s parents were Italian immigrants, and the Scola family moved en masse to Camden’s Eighth Ward by 1930. They…

  • Charles T. Humes, Jr.

    Charles T. Humes, Jr.

    Charles Taylor Humes Jr. was born in Camden, New Jersey, to parents Charles T. and Mary Humes. At the age of four during the 1880 Census, he was the eldest child in the family, with his younger brother George born in 1879. His father worked as a spar maker, a profession tied to the thriving…

  • 3805 Myrtle Avenue

    Harry LaRusso was the owner of Italian Specialty Shop, 2307 Federal Street. He was a Republican committeeman for a number of years and he and his wife lived above the store. He also owned a house at 3805 Myrtle Avenue in the 1970s until he sold it in 1983. —Sage Russell 3rd, August 24, 2015