Tag: Temple Theatre

  • Chauncey Olcott

    Chauncey Olcott

    Chauncey Olcott, real name Chancellor John Olcott, was renowned in the music world for his contributions as a composer, singer, and actor. Best remembered for writing “My Wild Irish Rose” and “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling,” Olcott was one of the premier Irish tenors from the 1890s until he retired from the stage in 1925…

  • A History of Post Offices in Camden

    A History of Post Offices in Camden

    A Post Office was established in Camden in 1803 and called Cooper’s Ferry Post Office, under which name it continued until 1829 when it was changed to Camden. The office was first located in the hotel at the foot of Cooper street and the first postmasters were Benjamin Cooper, 1803-1806; Charles Cooper, 1806-1810; Richard M.…

  • 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…

  • Chauncey Olcott, Irish Tenor, Dies

    Camden Courier-Post – February 19, 1932 Famous Singer, Well Known Here, Passes Away at Monte Carlo Villa Chauncey Olcott, noted Irish ballad singer, whose golden tenor made “Mother Machree” and “My Wild Irish Rose” immortal, died early yesterday at his winter· home, “Villa Emeraude” at Monte Carlo. “The last of the troubadours,” as he was…

  • Murders and Forger Escape Jail After Shooting Keepers, Killing One

    Murders and Forger Escape Jail After Shooting Keepers, Killing One

    Camden Post-Telegram – July 18, 1916 Wilson Ashbridge, Who Shot and Killed Mrs. Elizabeth Dunbar and George E. Thompson, Check Swindler, Trap Jailor Hibbs by a Ruse and After Slaying Him Shoot Joe Ellis Who Intercepted Them in Flight. Used Revolver Smuggled Into Prison by Confederates and Leave Jail Wide Open in Their Flight, a…

  • Morgan Hall

    Morgan’s Hall, also known as Morgan Hall, was built by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. The cornerstone of Morgan’s Hall, or as it was originally called, Odd Fellows Hall, at the southeast corner of Fourth and Market Streets, was laid on October 5, 1848. The building was dedicated on November 8, 1849. It was…