Tag: State Street

  • Arthur Avenue

    Arthur Avenue

    Arthur Avenue, named after U.S. President Chester A. Arthur, is situated within the Cramer Hill neighborhood of Camden. The street’s layout was established prior to 1887, with its christening as “Arthur Avenue” occurring after Chester Arthur assumed the presidency in late 1881. Maps predating World War I illustrate Arthur Avenue tracing the course of the…

  • State Street

    State Street

    State Street, established in 1856, stretches from the Delaware River to Cooper’s Creek (now known as the Cooper River) in North Camden. Before its construction, farmers and residents in the eastern and northern lands near the Delaware had to travel long distances to reach markets on Vine Street and the ferry across the river, as…

  • Old Cooper Street

    Old Cooper Street

    Reprinted from the series of stories of Camden’s earlier days, under the title Sixty Years in Camden County – Gosh! by Will Paul, appearing in The Community news, of Merchantville, NJ. In an earlier chapter I suggested that a young writer seeking a subject for a story could take any Camden street that leads to…

  • Cooper Street

    Cooper Street

    Cooper Street, named after the prominent Cooper family, holds a significant place in Camden’s history as one of its oldest streets. William Cooper, an early settler in the region, played a crucial role in the area, and for many years, Camden was referred to as Cooper’s Ferries until its incorporation as a city in 1828.…

  • Joseph A. Alcorn

    Joseph A. Alcorn

    Joseph A. Alcorn was born in February 1919 in Camden, New Jersey to Mary and William Alcorn. He was the youngest of eight children: James G., William Joseph, Rose, Marie Frances, Thomas J., Genevieve, Rita, and then Joseph. By 1918, the family settled at 906 North 9th Street in North Camden (near the Highland Woolen…

  • William E. Albert

    William E. Albert

    WILLIAM E. ALBERT was born in New Jersey around 1870. He was the son of Ernest and Hannah Albert. Ernest Albert had emigrated to America from Wurttemburg in what is now Germany. He arrived in Philadelphia in 1860, married there, and came to Camden around 1865. When the Census was taken in 1870, Ernest Albert…

  • Vincent Ariel Tydeman

    Vincent Ariel Tydeman

    VINCENT ARIEL TYDEMAN was born in New Jersey on August 24, 1883 to Edmund and Sarah Tydeman, who had come to America from England in 1878 with their nine children. Another child, Florence, was born just before the June 1880 census. Edmund Tydeman, the oldest son of a Baptist minister, was an optician who had…

  • Boy Sees Accident, Asks Traffic Light

    Boy Sees Accident, Asks Traffic Light

    Camden Courier-Post – July 8, 1950 By Wilbur Morse Jr. Petitions for highway safety measures or improvements usually come from adult individuals or organizations. But there is an 11-year old North Camden boy whose horror at seeing a car drag a 4-year old neighbor 40 feet, near an unlighted intersection, today spurred a one-man safety…

  • Train Hits School Bus

    Train Hits School Bus

    Camden Courier-Post – October 21, 1931 Crossing Where One Was Injured in Train-Bus Crash One man was seriously injured last night when a passenger train and a school bus crashed at the East State Street crossing of the Pennsylvania Railroad. The injured man is Samuel Phillips, 45, of Blackwood, driver of the bus. He is…

  • Old Stockton’s Three Parks Kept Police Force on Jump

    Old Stockton’s Three Parks Kept Police Force on Jump

    Camden Courier-Post – April 3, 1931 Sergeant Horner Recalls Days When Horse-Drawn Patrol Toted Woozy Celebrants From Moist Recreation Centers to City Hall East Camden used to have three parks “in the old days” — and to hear a veteran like Police Sergeant William C. Horner tell it — they certainly kept the police force…