Tag: William J. Sewell

  • William J. Sewell School

    William J. Sewell School

    700 North Seventh Street Northeast Corner of North 7th & Vine Streets The William Joyce Sewell School was built as an outcome of a July 1902 decision of the Camden Board of Education that a new school, designed by architect Arnold H. Moses, be built on the northeast corner of North 7th and Vine Streets,…

  • 1890 Review of Camden, New Jersey – Part 2

    1890 Review of Camden, New Jersey – Part 2

    J. B. VAN SCIVER & CO. This firm occupy a handsome building on the corner of Delaware avenue and Federal street. It is of mammoth proportions and is visible along the whole river front. Furniture of all descriptions, from the plain and substantial to the aesthetic, artistic and costly, are to be found in its…

  • Blaine Street

    Blaine Street

    Blaine Street holds a unique place in the historical landscape of Camden, with a history dating back to the late 19th century. Originally, this street stretched from 424 South 7th Street all the way to Trenton Avenue, offering a thoroughfare that facilitated movement through the neighborhood. Remarkably, it continued onward, connecting to Haddon Avenue, culminating…

  • Bellevue Hospital – Tracking History

    Bellevue Hospital – Tracking History

    By Thomas A. Bergbauer, Retired Courier-Post Editor A few times in the past two months I have received several phone calls from readers asking if a hospital ever existed in North Camden next to the Ben Franklin Bridge and if so, what was its name. The answer of course is, yes! The name of the…

  • 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…

  • Stockton Park

    Stockton Park

    More or less the equivalent of the modern golf course and country club, The Stockton Rifle Range Association was organized by Samuel H. French and a group of Civil War veteran officers including General William Joyce Sewell in 1866. When first established it was laid out on 43 and one half acres in the Wrightsville…

  • The West Jersey Ferry (Excerpted)

    The West Jersey Ferry (Excerpted)

    Excerpted from History of Camden County, New Jersey, George Reeser Prowell, 1885 THE WEST JERSEY FERRY, familiarly known as “The Market Street Ferry,” extends from Market Street, Camden, to Market Street, Philadelphia, and is now, and has long been one of the leading lines of· transportation across the Delaware between the two cities. This ferry…

  • David Baird Sr.

    David Baird Sr.

    David Baird Sr. was one of Camden’s leading citizens for well over 50 years. Born in Ireland in on April 7th of 1839, he came to America in 1858 after the death of his father, and settled in Camden the following year. After working in a Philadelphia lumber yard for 13 years, he opened his…

  • Religious History of Camden

    Religious History of Camden

    From George Reeser Prowell’s History of Camden County, New Jersey, 1886 Newton Friend’s Meeting About the year 1800, when the general opening of roads made it no longer important to be on the water, Newton Friends determined to move from their old meet­ing-house on Newton Creek to a place more central; and in Fourth Month,…

  • David Baird Company

    David Baird Company

    The David Baird Company was founded by Irish immigrant David Baird Sr. in 1878. A protege of William Joyce Sewell, David Baird Sr. found a great success in the lumber business, and after Sewell’s death in 1901, led the Republican party in Camden for many years. David Baird’s business was national in nature, as he…

  • William Joyce Sewell

    William Joyce Sewell

    William Joyce Sewell was born on December 6, 1835 in Ireland. Orphaned at a young age, he emigrated to the United States in 1851. He was for a time employed in mercantile business in New York City, made several voyages as a sailor on merchant vessels, afterward engaged in business in Chicago, IL. He moved…

  • Camden Trust Co. 75 Years Old; Leads South Jersey in Deposits

    Camden Trust Co. 75 Years Old; Leads South Jersey in Deposits

    Camden Courier-Post – July 1, 1948 The Camden Trust Co. marks its seventy-fifth anniversary today. Opening for business in modest quarters at 227 Federal street, July 1, 1873, the bank now has a main office at Broadway and Market street and five branches—Haddonfield, Gloucester City, Blackwood, one in South Camden and one in East Camden.…

  • Bank Directory, Camden Safe Deposit and Trust Co.

    March 7, 1916 Camden Safe Deposit and Trust Company Camden, N. J. Directors:

  • The Day Inquest

    The Day Inquest

    Philadelphia Inquirer – May 30, 1885 A War Trophy—Senator Sewell’s Departure and Other Camden Items. Coroner Green, of Woodbury, assisted by Prosecutor of the Pleas of Gloucester county, Belmont Perry, yesterday held at Paulsboro the inquest on the death of Henry Day, who was drowned off the sloop Ella on the 19th instant. Several witnesses…

  • St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Officers Elected

    St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Officers Elected

    Philadelphia Inquirer – April 16, 1884 In St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Camden, the following officers were elected: Wardens—Abraham Browning, Marmaduke B. Taylor, Vestrymen—Maurice Browning, William E. Lafferty, Samuel H. Grey, Edward R. Shubrick, Jesse W. Starr, Joseph Fearon, William J. Sewell, H. Genet Taylor, James H. Carpenter, Henry C. Alexander, Robert F. S. Heath, Wilson…