Tag: Richard Fetters School

  • Central School

    Central School

    Central School’s roots trace back to Camden’s earliest days of public education, named for its location in the Middle Ward, one of Camden’s original three wards before the 1871 Charter. In 1877, Camden’s Board of Education decided to replace the old school at South 4th Street and Hartman Street (now Clinton Street) with a new…

  • Clara S. Burrough

    Clara Stewart Burrough was born in December of 1869 to William and Sarah H. “Sallie” Burrough. Her early years were spent in Delaware Township (present-day Cherry Hill) NJ, where William Burrough had a farm. By 1880, the family had relocated to Camden, where William Burrough began a business as a milk dealer. They settled at…

  • Rocco Palese

    Rocco Palese

    Rocco Palese, born on July 4, 1893, in Garaguso, Italy, to Domenico and Luicia Palese, immigrated to America with his family in 1898, settling in Camden by 1906. Domenico Palese initially worked as a bartender, and the family resided at 318 Cherry Street. By 1910, they had moved to 266 Pine Street, where Domenico owned…

  • William S. Gimello

    William S. Gimello

    William Savera Gimello is the son of the late Rocco “Rox” Gimello and Caterina Scogna. His father, known locally as the coach of the Camden Collegians, a semi-pro baseball team in the 1930s and 1940s, was also active in VFW affairs and politics. Born on January 1, 1928, at 270 Mount Vernon Street in Camden,…

  • John H. Dialogue Sr.

    John H. Dialogue Sr.

    When it comes to gauging success by the durability and global reach of one’s manufactured creations, John Dialogue undeniably stands as one of Camden’s most notable figures. In his time and for many years that followed, his name resonated with distinction. Born in Philadelphia in 1828 to parents Adam and Sallie Dialogue, John Dialogue established…

  • Stephen Decatur Button

    Stephen Decatur Button

    STEPHEN DECATUR BUTTON was born on June 15, 1813 in Preston CT to Roswell and Lydia Avery Button. He apprenticed for five years to his Uncle Samuel Button, a carpenter, at the age of sixteen. Button moved to New York City after gaining his freedom where he became an assistant to the architect George Purvis,…

  • Charles Angelo Aceto

    Charles Angelo Aceto

    From South Jersey: A History 1624 – 1924 CHARLES ANGELO ACETO – Enterprise, industry, originality, and determination that overcomes all obstacles to success are characteristic of many young men from European countries who have sought this country for opportunity, and Charles Angelo Aceto affords a conspicuous example of one of these young men, who, in…

  • Frank F. Neutze

    Frank F. Neutze

    Frank F. Neutze Sr., born on December 22, 1894, in Camden, New Jersey, to Harry and Mary Neutze, was part of the Ferdinand Neutze family, known for their diverse professional involvements in Camden during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Ferdinand Neutze, a retailer of shoes, set a precedent for entrepreneurship and professional engagement…

  • My Camden Heritage

    By Dr. Samuel Zuckerman As published in the Jewish Community Voice, January 5, 2005. I am sitting in my den and close my eyes, I see the city as it was in my youth and recall the many people that crossed my path. I was eligible to go to Kaighns School but my parents didn’t…

  • Miss Alice Burdsall, Retired Teacher

    Miss Alice Burdsall, of the Plaza Hotel, retired Camden public school teacher, died Saturday in West Jersey Hospital. In 1902 and 1903 she taught in a private school in Chippewa, New York, then taught in Audubon public schools. She was appointed a teacher in the Camden public school system on April 27, 1908, to take…