Tag: Roy Steele

  • John W. Sutton

    John W. Sutton had two distinct stints of service with the Camden Fire Department while concurrently managing and owning bars in Camden for nearly five decades. Born John W. Suthel around 1848 in Delaware to John and Welty Suthel, he relocated to Camden, New Jersey, with his family, including older sister Martha and older brother…

  • In the ’30’s, they danced on a Cooper River barge – Tracking History

    In the ’30’s, they danced on a Cooper River barge – Tracking History

    By Thomas A. Bergbauer, Retired Courier-Post Editor Over the years, Admiral Wilson Boulevard has been home to many attractions—some good and some not so good. Among the good ones were the first drive-in theater, which was in Pennsauken; the famous Whoopie Coaster, a wooden thrill ride that automobiles could drive onto for 25 cents; and…

  • Charles B. Helm

    Charles B. Helm

    Doctor Charles Blaine Helm was born in Camden in 1884. He was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1906. After establishing a veterinary practice in Camden at 900 South 5th Street where he also lived for many years, Dr. Helm involved himself in a variety of pursuits. Active politically…

  • William Penn Corson

    William Penn Corson

    WILLIAM PENN CORSON was born February 27, 1873, in Camden, the son of Elias Lake Corson, a sea captain who had commanded a vessel during the Civil War. At the time of the 1880 census, the Corson family lived at 442 Hartman Street. In 1882 Hartman Street was renamed Clinton Street. Two doors away, at…

  • The Floating Nightclub on the Cooper River

    The Floating Nightclub on the Cooper River

    In 1930’s a well-known Camden professional basketball star, Roy Steele, went into the bar business. He first operated the Browning Lake Inn which was located on an old lake on the Little Timber Creek in Bellmawr. Then in 1933 he built Roy Steele’s Log Cabin & Barge Café along the banks of the Cooper River…