Tag: Peter B. Carter

  • John A. S. Hunt

    John Albert Stockton Hunt was born in Camden, New Jersey, to George Sawyer Hunt and Clara Cook. His father, George, served in the Camden Fire Department in the late 1870s and 1880s, starting as a stoker and later becoming a hose cart driver with Engine Company 1. George S. Hunt married Clara Cook in the…

  • Camden Soap Plant Is Swept by Flames

    Camden Soap Plant Is Swept by Flames

    Philadelphia Inquirer – October 21, 1922 $400,000 Loss Suffered in Two-alarm Fire Along Water Front Fireman Injured in Blaze; Under Control Half Hour After Discovery Loss estimated at $350,000 to $400,000 was caused by fire which swept the three upper floors of the six-story main building occupied by the soap manufacturing plant of J. Eavenson…

  • 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…

  • New Firemen Assigned for Two Platoons

    New Firemen Assigned for Two Platoons

    Camden Post-Telegram – December 30, 1920 Double Shift System Becomes Effective at 8 O’clock on Saturday Morning Saturday morning at 8 o’clock the two-platoon system of the Fire Department becomes effective. At that hour the first shift will go on duty and remain until 6 p.m. when the second squad goes on, remaining until 8…

  • 14 Camden Firemen Overcome by Smoke

    14 Camden Firemen Overcome by Smoke

    Philadelphia Inquirer – January 4, 1917 Twelve-Hour Fight Follows Discovery of Smoldering Fire in Wall Paper Plant Fourteen firemen were overcome by smoke, one of them being removed to Cooper Hospital, and about $20000 in damage was done at a fire at the plant of the Frank G. Hitchner Wall Paper Manufacturing Company, Fifth and…

  • Dead Fireman Buried

    Dead Fireman Buried

    Philadelphia Inquirer – May 10, 1916 With the body mounted on the auto supply wagon, the funeral of Fireman Harry C, Anderson, who died in Cooper Hospital from injuries received in being thrown from the auto truck in responding to an alarm of fire a couple of weeks ago, took place yesterday from his home…

  • Thousands View Chief’s Remains

    Thousands View Chief’s Remains

    Camden Post-Telegram – May 10, 1914 Throngs Jam Court House While Body Lies in State for Two Hours. LAST SAD RITES THIS AFTERNOON Not since the memorable funeral of Chief of Police Foster ten years ago, has there been such a genuine public tribute paid an official of Camden as was in evidence last night…