Tag: Woodrow Wilson High School

  • William Grover Wearshing

    William Grover Wearshing

    William Grover “Worm” Wearshing, born on August 20, 1906, in New Jersey to William and Nellie Wearshing, was known by his middle name from an early age. Growing up at 1231 South 3rd Street, near Kaighn Avenue, he was the middle child among his sisters Freda and Nellie. His father held a job as a…

  • 31st Street

    Thirty-First Street spans from the Delaware River southward, crossing River Road to the Pavonia railroad switching yards. It resumes in East Camden at Pleasant Street and extends to Saunders Street. It then continues from Federal Street, heading south to Stevens Street, adjacent to Woodrow Wilson High School. Consistent with the naming convention of all numbered…

  • Raymond E. Banford

    Raymond E. Banford

    Raymond E. Banford, born on January 3, 1918, in Camden, New Jersey, entered the world to William and Verna Banford, initially residing at 26 Marlton Avenue in 1918. The family relocated to 406 North 27th Street by 1924, with the 1930 Census revealing the presence of paternal grandmother Sarah Banford. William Banford, Raymond’s father, was…

  • Rampage in Camden

    Rampage in Camden

    By Katherine Ramsland A Preconceived Plan It seemed a petty grievance, but it was also a turning point. As soon as he saw the missing gate, just installed that day, he knew that his life would change. He had to take action now, no matter what the cost. He’d been plotting revenge for at least…

  • Jesthroe Hunt

    Jesthroe Hunt

    Jesthroe Hunt’s life story is deeply intertwined with the history of Camden, New Jersey, and serves as a testament to the city’s cultural and societal evolution throughout the 20th century. Born on August 3, 1920, in Conway, South Carolina, to Benjamin and Ella Hunt, Jesthroe Hunt moved with his family to Camden in the late…

  • Camden High School

    Camden High School

    1700 Park Boulevard, Camden, NJ Northwest Corner of Park Boulevard and Baird Boulevard Camden High School first welcomed students in 1918, occupying the intersection of Park Boulevard and Baird Avenue, a parcel of land originally within the bounds of Forest Hill Park, later renamed Farnham Park in 1927. The swift rise in population drove the…

  • Remembering Camden – Hotel Walt Whitman

    Remembering Camden – Hotel Walt Whitman

    A collection of remembrances by Catherine Casselman Greenhart, Camden High School Class of 1942. You have a picture of the H. Genet Taylor residence on Cooper Street. I was friendly with both “Tottie”and Harry III and we were in and out of each other’s houses. My house was 301 North Second Street which would be…

  • Howard Unruh

    Howard Unruh

    While Unruh has been commonly referred to as America’s first mass shooter, this could be a misnomer. In fact, several similar incidents had occurred before, including a shooting in Chester, Pennsylvania in November of 1948, less than 24 miles away and just 10 months prior, in which a sniper killed seven people before taking his…

  • East Camden

    East Camden

    Originally a part of Stockton Township, the area that is now known as East Camden was merged into Camden proper in 1899 along with the neighborhood now known as Cramer Hill. It included the villages of Wrightsville, Stockton, and Rosedale, which lay along Federal Street. The area was served by the Pavonia Railroad Station, located…

  • Robert E. Allenbach

    Robert E. Allenbach

    ROBERT E. ALLENBACH was the Chief of Police in Camden, New Jersey from 1998 through 2004. The crime rate plummeted during his tenure and the community, he was well respected in the community, but fell victim to the partisan politics that have crippled Camden for much of the past 30 years. Robert E. Allenbach was…

  • Federal Street

    Federal Street

    Federal Street was originally called Joseph Cooper’s Lane, and ran from the river to the old Haddonfield Road. In 1803 Joshua Cooper, who was an ardent Federalist, called it Federal Street. His father, Daniel Cooper, had, in 1764, built a large three-story brick house and established a ferry about the same time to Philadelphia. This…

  • Hot Stovers Baseball Club of South Jersey 2012 Banquet Program

    2012 INDUCTEES JOE ACQUARO Joe Acquaro has been involved in South Jersey baseball for more than five decades. He’s a 1954 Woodrow Wilson High School graduate where be played third base for the ’53 and 54 varsity baseball team, where they won the Camden City Series, Group 3 and Sectional State Championship teams under Hall…

  • Joseph Acquaro

    Joseph Acquaro

    JOSEPH “JOE” ACQUARO grew up in Camden, New Jersey. He was the son of Biagio “Benny” Acquaro and the former Frances Petrella. His father had worked for the Stetson Hat Company in Philadelphia and at Sun Shoe Repair and Hat Cleaning, where he was in charge of cleaning and blocking felt hats. After his marriage,…

  • George Ackerle

    GEORGE ACKERLE was born December 14, 1920 in New Jersey. He was one of at least seven children born to Paul F. and Anna Ackerle. The Ackerles lived in Deptford NJ through at least April of 1930. Paul Ackerle was a baker by trade, working in Camden as early as 1918, and young George followed…

  • 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…