Tag: Robert S. Bender

  • 1890 Review of Camden, New Jersey – Part 6

    1890 Review of Camden, New Jersey – Part 6

    G. W. QUINN, BARBER 1647 BROADWAY AMONG the best known tonsorial artists in this neighborhood may be mentioned Mr. G. W. Quinn. This talented and versatile gentleman has been here many years, coming in 1873. The business has since been most successful, as may be seen upon looking at the large array of cups and…

  • 1890 Review of Camden, New Jersey – Part 1

    1890 Review of Camden, New Jersey – Part 1

    1890 Historical and Industrial Review of Camden, New Jersey – Intro The Historical and Industrial Review of Camden, New Jersey was commissioned and published by Camden’s Board of Trade, a forerunner of the Chamber of Commerce. NEW YORK: COMMERCIAL PUBLISHING COMPANY. 1890 The Camden City Board of Trade In recognition of the serious detriment to…

  • Howard Carrow

    Howard Carrow

    HOWARD CARROW was born in Camden, Kent County, Delaware on September 30, 1860 to Margaret and Edward Carrow. Howard Carrow’s forebears were of Scotch-Irish and English extractions. They were principally farmers and lived in Maryland and Delaware for several generations. Mr. Carrow’s family came to Bridgeton right after the Civil War and resided there until…

  • Thomas R. Allibone

    Thomas R. Allibone

    THOMAS R. ALLIBONE was one of the original members of the Camden Fire Department, entering service on September 2, 1869 as an extra man with Engine Company 1. Prior to entering the fire department he had worked as a coppersmith, and had served as a volunteer fire fighter with Independence Steam Engine Fire Company. Thomas…

  • William Abels

    William Abels

    William Abels was born in Pennsylvania around 1839 to Andrew and Sarah Abels. His family was living in Wilmington in 1850. After leaving Wilmington they moved around the country, residing at times in Camden, Philadelphia, Delaware, and Mobile, Alabama. William Abels began working with volunteer fire companies in around 1853. When the 1860 Census was…

  • A False Alarm of Long Ago

    A False Alarm of Long Ago

    Camden Courier-Post – June 19, 1933 Spectacular Run of Firemen and Steeds in ’79 When First Alarm System Was Given Try-out By BEN COURTER THERE were two alarms of fire Saturday evening, one at Fourth and Hamilton streets at 8:29 o’clock, and another at the West Jersey Ferry, an hour later. People in the vicinity…

  • Over the River

    Over the River

    Philadelphia Inquirer – March 16, 1878 Camden City Council – The annual meeting of Camden City Council was held last evening for the purpose of organizing for the years 1878-9. The votes for city and ward officers were read. The result was the same as the figures published yesterday indicated. The members-elect were then qualified…

  • Inception of the First Paid Fire Department in the US

    Inception of the First Paid Fire Department in the US

    During the Civil War, Camden purchased its first steam fire apparatus on June 4, 1864 the Independence Fire Company No. 3 purchased an Amoskeag steamer for $3250. This apparatus was a third class, single pump style with serial #92. Independence sold this steamer to Millville, New Jersey in 1869 and in the Spring of that…