Tag: Raymond F Smith

  • Frank A. Abbott

    Frank A. Abbott

    FRANK A.” CHICK” ABBOTT was born June 2, 1896 in Camden NJ to Italian parents, Antonio and Arsola Abbatto. An athletic youth, he enjoyed boxing, and considered boxing, but did not turn pro. He received several minor league contract offers, but elected to stay close to home, and stuck to semi-pro ball with several clubs…

  • Crippled Children’s Party Tomorrow

    Crippled Children’s Party Tomorrow

    Camden Courier-Post – July 5, 1967 41st Annual Affair The Crippled Children's Committee of Camden Elks Lodge 293 will sponsor its 41st annual party for crippled children tomorrow. S.S. Norcross 3rd, exalted ruler of the lodge, and Edward J. Griffith, president of the Crippled Children's Committee, said the children will board buses at 10:30 AM…

  • Ryan Honored at Special Fete

    Camden Courier-Post – November 3, 1966 More than a score sportsmen from the Camden area attended a surprise 75th birthday party to Tom Ryan, retired sports editor of the Courier-Post, in Kenney’s Camden last night. Sheriff Martin Segal, Sergeant Ray Smith, former AEF heavyweight champion, and a number of other former boxers who have known…

  • Camden Reached Peak in Boxing in 1919-20

    Camden Reached Peak in Boxing in 1919-20

    Camden Courier-Post – July 26, 1955 Standout Performers Appeared in Bouts Held at Armory Camden has had its ups and downs in the boxing game, but probably reached its peak so far as performers are concerned when bouts were held at the Haddon Avenue Armory during 1919-20. However, a number of clubs flourished in the…

  • Life Hereabouts by Charlie Humes

    Life Hereabouts by Charlie Humes

    Camden Courier-Post – March 19, 1949 Down Memory Lane with that Old Gang of Yours… in a few of the years when Our Town was as good a sport town as any in the land… from the time that Taylor and Gunnis promoted fights through the years to Roxie Allen… Mickey Blair… Eddie Chaney… Shamus…

  • Henry Magin Laid to Rest by War Veteran Buddies

    Henry Magin Laid to Rest by War Veteran Buddies

    Camden Courier-Post – August 26, 1941 Trucks of Flowers in Funeral Cortege Funeral services for City Commissioner Henry Magin were held today with his colleagues in official and veterans circles participating. Services were conducted in city commission chambers on the second floor of city hall, in charge of Rev. Dr. W.W. Ridgeway, rector of St.…

  • Crippled Children to Attend Outing

    Camden Courier-Post – July 1, 1941 100 Little Folks to Be Guests on Sgt. Ray Smith’s Birthday More than 100 crippled children from this vicinity will be entertained at the seventh annual Sgt. Ray Smith‘s crippled children’s day and birthday party, next Monday. The party, an annual affair, is staged by the Elks’ crippled childrens…

  • Nearly 4000 Witness Old-Timers in Action

    Nearly 4000 Witness Old-Timers in Action

    Camden Courier Post – December 20, 1939 Past and Present South Jersey Boxers Go Through Paces in Charity Show NO DECISIONS RENDERED By FRANK KOPESKY They turned back the sporting pages last night, month after month, year after year. And out of the staring type and paling newsprint stepped the images of youths who in…

  • Ex-Fighters Are Set for Charity Show

    Ex-Fighters Are Set for Charity Show

    Camden Courier Post – December 18, 1939 Jersey Joe Walcott and Roxie Allen in Feature at Civic Hall Tomorrow Present and past greats of Camden boxing will do their all for charity tomorrow night, when they appear on a card sponsored by the United Democratic Clubs of Camden at the Camden Convention Hall. Fifteen bouts…

  • Jobless Son Kills Jake Schiller Wo Saves Boys Wife From Gun

    Jobless Son Kills Jake Schiller Wo Saves Boys Wife From Gun

    Camden Courier-Post – September 18, 1933 SLAYER CRAZED BY SEPARATION, RELATIVES SAY Dazedly Insists He Had No Intention of Shooting Sire ESTRANGED WIFE SEEN IN SUICIDE TRY Slain Man Long Was Prominent Figure in Camden Politics Jacob Schiller, 72, for 45 years a political figure here, is dead, shot by his own son. The slayer,…

  • Injured

    Injured

    Camden Courier-Post – June 9, 1933 Sergeant Ray Smith, Courier-Post reporter and former heavyweight boxer, who suffered a wrenched back and strained right leg yesterday in an automobile accident while en route to the Baer-Schmellng fight in New York. He was treated at Bellevue Hospital but was able to continue to the Yankee Stadium and…

  • Trenton ‘Phantom’ Gains Verdict Over Local Italian for Third Straight Time

    Trenton ‘Phantom’ Gains Verdict Over Local Italian for Third Straight Time

    Camden Courier Post – September 19, 1928 By TOM RYAN Before one of the largest crowds that ever witnessed a boxing shot at the Convention Hall, Vincent Forgione, of Philadelphia. won the referee’s decision over Babe McCorgary, of Oklahoma, in the last-half of the double-windup of the all-star benefit, show staged last night by the…

  • Allen Takes Thumping But Gets Even Break

    Allen Takes Thumping But Gets Even Break

    Camden Courier-Post – September 1, 1928 Former Maine Ringster Wins Four Rounds, Loses Three, Splits One in 8-Round Fuss A chorus of 1500 enraged voices, raised in a discordant unison, greeted the announcement of a draw decision handed down by Referee Ray Smith at the conclusion of eight rounds of legal assault between Roxie Allen…

  • Charity Battles Attract Big Crowd

    Camden Courier-Post – January 28, 1928 Fifteen sizzling amateur boxing bouts, together with nine acts of vaudeville, were presented to a capacity crowd in the St. Joan of Arc Church gym, Fairview. The proceeds derived from the affair will go toward the church building fund. In the feature bout, Bob Zimmerman, of Fairview, unintentionally fouled…

  • Local Legion Post to Put on Fight Show

    Camden Courier-Post – January 13, 1928 Sergeant Ray Smith Heads Committee In Charge of Arrangement for Jousts Not to be outdone by any local organization, Corporal Raymond C. Thoirs Post, of the American Legion, passed a resolution last night in favor of staging a monster boxing show at Convention Hall sometime next month. Half the…