Tag: North Camden

  • George H. Aleck

    George H. Aleck

    GEORGE H. ALECK was born in Pennsylvania around 1860 to George and Christina Aleck. His family had moved to Camden by 1880, making their home at 523 North 4th Street in North Camden. He worked as a machinist at the time of the census. The Aleck family included two daughters in their twenties at the…

  • Joseph A. Alcorn

    Joseph A. Alcorn

    Joseph A. Alcorn was born in February 1919 in Camden, New Jersey to Mary and William Alcorn. He was the youngest of eight children: James G., William Joseph, Rose, Marie Frances, Thomas J., Genevieve, Rita, and then Joseph. By 1918, the family settled at 906 North 9th Street in North Camden (near the Highland Woolen…

  • William E. Albert

    William E. Albert

    WILLIAM E. ALBERT was born in New Jersey around 1870. He was the son of Ernest and Hannah Albert. Ernest Albert had emigrated to America from Wurttemburg in what is now Germany. He arrived in Philadelphia in 1860, married there, and came to Camden around 1865. When the Census was taken in 1870, Ernest Albert…

  • William Abels

    William Abels

    William Abels was born in Pennsylvania around 1839 to Andrew and Sarah Abels. His family was living in Wilmington in 1850. After leaving Wilmington they moved around the country, residing at times in Camden, Philadelphia, Delaware, and Mobile, Alabama. William Abels began working with volunteer fire companies in around 1853. When the 1860 Census was…

  • Vincent Ariel Tydeman

    Vincent Ariel Tydeman

    VINCENT ARIEL TYDEMAN was born in New Jersey on August 24, 1883 to Edmund and Sarah Tydeman, who had come to America from England in 1878 with their nine children. Another child, Florence, was born just before the June 1880 census. Edmund Tydeman, the oldest son of a Baptist minister, was an optician who had…

  • Joseph Alcorn Anecdote

    My father, Joseph A. Alcorn, had a used car dealership on the corner of 15th and Federal Streets. He started the business with Skip Gardner as his partner in the late 40’s and bought Skip out during that same period. Alcorn Motor Sales was a vibrant business. I recall visiting Art Sharp and Bill Mason…

  • Fugitive Gets 20 Years for 1997 Slaying

    Fugitive Gets 20 Years for 1997 Slaying

    Camden Courier-Post – July 2, 2007 By Renee Winkler, Courier-Post Staff A Vietnamese immigrant who was a fugitive for nine years was sentenced Friday to 20 years in state prison for killing another Vietnamese man who had attempted to act as a peacemaker. Hieu Thach, 29, was arrested in August in Florida in connection with…

  • Source of Fire Obscure

    Source of Fire Obscure

    Camden Courier-Post – December 2, 1980 CAMDEN—The intense heat of a fire that killed four children here yesterday caused so much damage to their Erie Street row home that authorities are having trouble determining the cause of the blaze. “It was hot in there. And when it’s that hot, everything looks like it was the…

  • Mayor, City Aides to Confer Monday on Weed Removal

    Mayor, City Aides to Confer Monday on Weed Removal

    Camden Courier Post – July 22, 1950 Unsightly Grass and Weeds Mayor Brunner announced today he will call a conference Monday to coordinate city departments in the movement to remove unsightly grass and weeds in the city. Attending the conference Brunner said will be Director of Public Works Abbott, his deputy, James Swanson; J. James…

  • Boy Sees Accident, Asks Traffic Light

    Boy Sees Accident, Asks Traffic Light

    Camden Courier-Post – July 8, 1950 By Wilbur Morse Jr. Petitions for highway safety measures or improvements usually come from adult individuals or organizations. But there is an 11-year old North Camden boy whose horror at seeing a car drag a 4-year old neighbor 40 feet, near an unlighted intersection, today spurred a one-man safety…

  • Delaware Shad

    Camden Courier-Post – October 6, 1939 CITY COMMISSIONER E. GEORGE AARON leaned back in his office chair the other day and gasped when this reporter informed him that we saw fishermen catch luscious shad in the Delaware River. When informed that the folks bought the same finny denizens of the deep from hucksters who hawked…

  • Pyne Poynt Plans July 4 Program

    Camden Courier-Post – June 23, 1933 All-Day Schedule Arranged With Parades, Music Dancing, Prizes Plans for the thirty-third Fourth of July celebration sponsored, by the Pyne Poynt Athletic Association were announced last night at a meeting of the association. The program will open at 6 a.m. with a salute and flag raising. A parade will…

  • 11 Families Cook in Yards; 36 Children Suffer Until Paper Guarantees Gas Bill

    11 Families Cook in Yards; 36 Children Suffer Until Paper Guarantees Gas Bill

    Camden Courier-Post – June 5, 1933 Mothers Forced to Use Make-Shift Means When Public Service Cuts Fuel Supply Pending Assurance of Payment by Emergency Relief Officials Uncivilized hardship forced on eleven poor North Camden families has been alleviated. From early Friday morning until 3.20 p. m. Saturday these families, supposedly under the protecting care of…

  • Old Stockton’s Three Parks Kept Police Force on Jump

    Old Stockton’s Three Parks Kept Police Force on Jump

    Camden Courier-Post – April 3, 1931 Sergeant Horner Recalls Days When Horse-Drawn Patrol Toted Woozy Celebrants From Moist Recreation Centers to City Hall East Camden used to have three parks “in the old days” — and to hear a veteran like Police Sergeant William C. Horner tell it — they certainly kept the police force…