Tag: Ralph W Wescott

  • Ethan P. Wescott

    Ethan P. Wescott

    Ethan Pryor Wescott, born in 1883 in New Jersey, was the son of John W. and Frances Oatman Wescott. His father, John W. Wescott, was a renowned trial lawyer and judge, known for delivering President Woodrow Wilson’s nominating addresses at Democratic Conventions. Ethan grew up in Haddonfield, NJ, residing at 43 Chestnut Street, which was…

  • The Oasis Motel

    The Oasis Motel

    2000 Admiral Wilson Boulevard, Camden, NJ After the erection of the Hotel Walt Whitman and the opening of the Admiral Wilson Boulevard, many of the same individuals involved in the hotel project became interested in establishing an athletic club on the new thoroughfare. This group was originally known as the City Athletic Club, and among…

  • Ralph W. Wescott

    Ralph W. Wescott

    Ralph W. Wescott, born in New Jersey in 1883 to John W. and Frances Oatman Wescott, was a prominent figure in Camden’s legal and civic spheres. His father, John W. Wescott, was a distinguished trial lawyer, judge, and a notable figure in President Woodrow Wilson’s political career, giving nominating addresses for Wilson and later writing…

  • Walt Whitman Acclaimed as ‘International Prophet’

    Walt Whitman Acclaimed as ‘International Prophet’

    Camden Courier-Post – June 1, 1939 Wescott Recalls Friendship with Poet at Ceremonies Here Marking 120th Anniversary of his birth; Donaldson Tells of Buggy Gift Acknowledged by the world as the poet of democracy, Camden’s own Walt Whitman was acclaimed here yesterday on the 120th anniversary of his birth as the “prophet of a new…

  • Democrats Arrange for ‘Maloney Day’

    Democrats Arrange for ‘Maloney Day’

    Camden Courier-Post – June 20, 1933 July 9 Set for Reception and Picnic to New Revenue Collector “Harry L. Maloney Day” will be celebrated by South Jersey Democrats, Sunday, July 9, when the newly-appointed collector of internal revenue will be guest of honor at a picnic at Silver Lake Park. State leaders of the party…

  • 400 Friends Pay Homage to ‘Good Gray Poet’

    400 Friends Pay Homage to ‘Good Gray Poet’

    Camden Courier-Post – June 1, 1933 Men and Women From Many Sections Visit Walt Whitman’s Tomb and Old Mickle Street Home on His 114th Anniversary. By Frank Sheridan “It’s just a little street where old friends meet.” That’s Mickle Street where Walt Whitman, the “Good Gray Poet,” once lived, and old friends came back here…

  • Democrats to Hold Meetings Tonight

    Camden Courier-Post – October 29, 1931 Candidacy of Moore to be Expounded at Meetings in City and Suburbs The campaign foe A. Harry Moore, gubernatorial candidate, and local Democratic candidates, will be carried into six wards of the city and in seven communities or the county tonight. All meetings and speakers are as follows: Second…

  • 3 Democratic Rallies Scheduled Tonight

    3 Democratic Rallies Scheduled Tonight

    Camden Courier-Post – October 16, 1931 A combined A. Harry Moore rally and social evening will be conducted by Democratic voters of the Eleventh Ward tonight at the Maennerchor Hall, Twenty-seventh Street below River Avenue. Former Sheriff Joseph E. Nowrey, Mrs. Florence Melnik, Gene Mariano and Assembly candidates, Vincent de P. Costello, William French, Jr.,…