Tag: West Jersey Hospital

  • Charles A. Reynolds – South Jersey: A History

    This passage is excerpted from South Jersey: A History, 1624-1924 Charles Augustus Reynolds was born at Portsmouth, Virginia May 18, 1870, the son of George C. Washington and Augusta Ann Reynolds. When he was eleven years of age his family moved to Philadelphia. His first work was in a shoe store in that city, and…

  • Charles A. Reynolds

    Charles A. Reynolds

    Charles Augustus Reynolds was a prominent figure in Camden, deeply involved in both business and civic affairs until his untimely death at the age of 54 in 1924. He co-founded and served as president of The Keystone Leather Company, a major employer in Camden at the time. Additionally, he was instrumental in establishing the Merchants’…

  • Remembering Camden – Casselman Family

    Remembering Camden – Casselman Family

    A collection of remembrances by Catherine Casselman Greenhart, Camden High School Class of 1941. Dear Mr. Cohen, I grew up in Camden at 301 North Second Street. Your history was sent to me by one of my former students whose parents, under 400 Line Street, the Gentiles, also are part of Camden’s history. I lived…

  • Harry Gleason (via SABR)

    Harry Gleason (via SABR)

    by Jack Morris – Unknown date On the surface, Harry Gleason’s career wasn’t noteworthy. He played a total of 274 major-league games over five seasons with a career batting average of 0.218. He was an everyday starter in only one of those seasons. But there’s so much more to Gleason’s story. Gleason was almost killed…

  • West Jersey Hospital

    West Jersey Hospital

    Mount Ephraim Avenue at Atlantic Avenue This text is primarily from Camden County Medical Society 1846 – 1956, published by the Camden County Medical Society, 1957. West Jersey Hospital opened in 1885, for the purpose of giving relief to the sick who were poor. It bore the name of “Camden Homeopathic Hospital and Dispensary Association,”…

  • Charles T. Humes, Jr.

    Charles T. Humes, Jr.

    Charles Taylor Humes Jr. was born in Camden, New Jersey, to parents Charles T. and Mary Humes. At the age of four during the 1880 Census, he was the eldest child in the family, with his younger brother George born in 1879. His father worked as a spar maker, a profession tied to the thriving…

  • Robert T. Abbott

    Robert T. Abbott

    ROBERT T. ABBOTT was born in Salem, New Jersey on March 21, 1869 to Benjamin P. Abbott and his wife, the former Beulah Horner. The family moved to the Wrightsville section of Stockton Township, what is now Camden, in the 1870s. The 1880 Census shows the family consisting of Mr. and Mrs. Abbott, Robert, and…

  • Kathryn H. Trado, Singer in Vaudeville

    Kathryn H. Trado, Singer in Vaudeville

    Philadelphia Inquirer – March 24, 1998 By S. Joseph Hagenmayer, Inquirer Correspondent. Kathryn Hamilton Trado, 88, a 1930s and 1940s vaudeville singer heralded as "Camden's own," died Wednesday at West Jersey Hospital-Camden. An Oaklyn resident since 1954, she was born and raised in Camden. Mrs. Trado used the stage name "Kay Hamilton" as a singer…

  • West Jersey Hospital Opened in City in 1885

    West Jersey Hospital Opened in City in 1885

    Camden Courier-Post – May 14, 165 The recorded history of West Jersey Hospital dates from the opening of a small hospital at the northeast corner of 4th and Arch Streets, Camden, in the spring of 1885. This was the first successful attempt to open a hospital in Camden “for the relief of the sick poor,”…

  • Woman’s Scream Routs Robber

    Woman’s Scream Routs Robber

    The Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia, P.A. – September 25, 1944 Children in Camden Join Outcry after Hand on Throat Awakens Her A woman’s screams and the outcries of her two frightened children drove off a robber choking her in bed early Thursday morning. A hand around her neck awakened Mrs. Anna Fino, 38, of 411 Stevens…

  • Robert Abbott Dies, Ex Policeman Here

    Robert Abbott Dies, Ex Policeman Here

    Camden Courier-Post – February 8, 1939 Retired Sergeant, 73, Stricken With Pneumonia at Seashore Home Robert T.” Bobby” Abbott, 73, retired Camden police sergeant and brother of William S. Abbott, former member of the Board of Education, died yesterday at West Jersey Hospital after a week’s illness of pneumonia. He had been retired since 1921.…

  • Mrs. Scott Forms Junior Board for Hospital Service

    Camden Courier-Post – February 9, 1938 Mrs. William B. Scott today announces the organization of a Junior Women’s Board to the West Jersey Homeopathic Hospital. The membership consists of the officers of the junior auxiliaries throughout this city and the suburbs. At the initial meeting on Monday evening at Mrs. Scott’s home, 540 Haddon Avenue,…

  • 4 Hurt as Auto Strikes Pole Strewing Live Wires on Road

    Camden Courier-Post – Feburary 4, 1938 Four persons in a small coupe were injured last night when the machine crashed into a pole at Seventeenth Street and Admiral Wilson Boulevard during a dense fog. The car broke off a telephone pole at the base, strewing live wires on the highway. Traffic was detoured until the…

  • Annual Turkey Dinner

    Annual Turkey Dinner

    Camden Courier-Post – February 14, 1936 The annual turkey dinner, given by the Camden City auxiliary to the West Jersey Homeopathic Hospital, will take place this Thursday evening, in the First Presbyterian Church, Fifth and Penn streets. Service will be from five until seven o’clock. Mrs. Clarence Ford is directing the plans for the affair.

  • City Auxiliary to Meet

    Camden Courier-Post – February 8, 1936 Members of the Camden City Auxiliary of West Jersey Homeopathic Hospital will meet Tuesday at 11 o’clock to make surgical dressings in the Charles A. Reynolds Nurses Hall. Box luncheon will follow and a business session is scheduled for two o’clock. Mrs. Steven Palmer, vice president, will preside.