Tag: Yorkship Square

  • Fairview – Tracking History

    Fairview – Tracking History

    By Thomas A. Bergbauer, Retired Courier-Post Editor The Fairview section of Camden was the mother of all planned communities. It was born at the beginning of the “war to end all wars.” In 1917, when the United States entered World War I, the New York Shipbuilding Corp. on Broadway, owned by the American International Corp.…

  • 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…

  • 1914 Street Maps

    1914 Street Maps

    The City of Camden had a very different look than that of today. In 1914, when the map depicted here was published, the Yorkship Square neighborhood had not been built, and the land was to occupy was part of Haddon Heights, a great part of East Camden was part of Stockton Township, and as the…

  • Charles A. Aceto

    Charles A. Aceto

    Charles Angelo Aceto was born in Italy on April 16, 1891 and came to America with his father in 1900. He threw himself into his education and into becoming proficient in the English language. He went into the bus and taxi business for himself with one station wagon, and by 1924 was operating a fleet…

  • Babies Born in April Get B&L Stock Shares

    Camden Courier-Post – June 10, 1933 The first payment on one share of stock in the Kearsarge Building and Loan Association has been offered to parents of the following children born in the Fourteenth ward during the month of April: