Tag: Parkside

  • Frank Truax

    Frank Truax was born on September 12, 1882, to Mr. and Mrs. John Truax in Camden, NJ. His father, a trainmaster, had a notable family legacy, with his grandfather Clayton Truax having served two one-year terms as Mayor of Camden in the late 1850s. According to the 1900 Census, John Truax and his family resided…

  • Arthur H. Holl

    Arthur H. Holl

    Arthur Holl was born on April 17, 1887, in New Jersey to Lewis F. Holl and Willimina Holl. His father and uncle, George M. Holl, were prominent real estate developers and builders in Camden. They owned the Holl Block, a row of buildings on Broadway between Mickle and Stevens Streets. On his mother’s side, his…

  • Martin W. Baskow

    Martin W. Baskow

    MAURICE WILLIAM “MARTY” BASKOW was born in Pennsylvania to Abraham and Rose Baskoff. The Social Security Death Index, shows a birthday of January 9, 1908. The 1910 Census shows the family as living at 244 North 2nd Street in Philadelphia, just off of Vine Street. Abraham Baskow then worked at a brush factory, while Rose…

  • Borstein Electric Company

    Borstein Electric Company

    The Borstein Electric Company was operated in Camden, NJ by Isadore and Meyer Borstein. The Borstein brothers were the sons of Joseph and Celia Borstein. The Borsteins had come to America from Russia in 1889, living in Kentucky for several years in the 1890s and in Louisiana early in the century, before coming to Camden…

  • David B. Berschler, Undertaker

    David B. Berschler, Undertaker

    Operated by David B. Berschler, this business served Camden’s Jewish community. Established in 1923, David Berschler located in the Parkside section in the 1940s at 1401-03 Princess Avenue, it was in walking distance from two synagogues in the community. The business moved to Pennsauken NJ in the 1960s, and was renamed Berschler Funeral Chapel. By…

  • George Ackerle

    GEORGE ACKERLE was born December 14, 1920 in New Jersey. He was one of at least seven children born to Paul F. and Anna Ackerle. The Ackerles lived in Deptford NJ through at least April of 1930. Paul Ackerle was a baker by trade, working in Camden as early as 1918, and young George followed…

  • Charles A. Aceto

    Charles A. Aceto

    Charles Angelo Aceto was born in Italy on April 16, 1891 and came to America with his father in 1900. He threw himself into his education and into becoming proficient in the English language. He went into the bus and taxi business for himself with one station wagon, and by 1924 was operating a fleet…

  • 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…

  • (Video) Haddon Avenue, Camden, 1941

    (Video) Haddon Avenue, Camden, 1941

    A video about Camden NJ in 1941. The video is primarily in the Parkside section of Camden, on the 1200 block of Haddon Avenue. The video was recorded by Herbert Wessel.