Aaron A. Thompson, 88, former Mayor of Camden, passed on March 17, 2019.

Aaron A. Thompson Obituary

Aaron A. Thompson, 88, former Mayor of Camden, passed on March 17, 2019.

Robert R. Allen Obituary

U.S. Veteran Robert passed away on August 9, 2016 at Kennedy Memorial Hospital, Stratford, NJ; of Oaklyn, NJ, age 72 years. 

Growing up in Cramer Hill

Ted Frett grew up in Cramer Hill at North 29th Street and Tyler Avenue, and shared his memories of growing up in Cramer Hill in the 1940s and 1950s.

Carlos Colon, Capt Javier Matos, Denis O'Reilly Closeup

Three Alarm Fire at the Ivy Hill Apartments

This page and the other pages in this series are the successors to the series of web-page about the Camden Fire Department. On this and other pages in the series you will find pictures and information regarding different events and aspects of the fire service in Camden, New Jersey.

#1 Truck

Trash Fire at Davis and Copewood Streets

Once again, the Camden Fire Department was dispatched to the former site of the Coriell Institute for another trash fire at the rear of the property. The fires in the abandoned structures are a complete pain in the ass, as there is no water supply near where the fires have been set, and hose has to be dragged a great distance in order to extinguish them.

Guest of Honor

A Marine Comes Home From Afghanistan

This page and the other pages in this series are the successors to the series of web-page about the Camden Fire Department. On this and other pages in the series you will find pictures and information regarding different events and aspects of the fire service in Camden, New Jersey.

Captain Michael LaBar putting out a garage fire

Garage Fire on Warnock Place

After leaving Engine 10, I stopped by Squad 7, and was still there when this box came in. Police were already on scene, Squad 7 was the first fire unit to arrive. There was a whole lot of smoke from this detached garage on Warnock Place, an old more or less abandoned street that runs west from South 8th Street between Sycamore Street and Kaighn Avenue. A water supply was secured, and the fire, which had spread to the siding of the adjacent house on 8th Street was quickly dealt with, with no damage to the home save the siding. There were no injuries, which is always a blessing.  

Fairview Alarm Activation

December 15, 2013 This page and the other pages in this series are the successors to the series of web-page…

This Postcard was mailed on October 5, 1910 from Camden, New Jersey to Miss Ella Kremo at the Tivoli Theater in Sydney, Australia

A POSTCARD’S STORY

The postcard above was mailed on October 5, 1910 from Camden, New Jersey to Miss Ella Kremo at the Tivoli Theater in Sydney, Australia. When the postcard arrived in Sydney, Miss Kremo and her family, a troupe of acrobats who appeared on stage around the world, had left, leaving a forwarding address of Das Programm in Berlin, Germany. Postal authorities sent the card to Germany. The address given was insufficient, the card was never delivered, and it lay, unclaimed, in the post office in Berlin Germany until the spring of 1945.

Joseph Alcorn Anecdote

My father, Joseph A. Alcorn, had a used car dealership on the corner of 15th and Federal Streets. He started the business with Skip Gardner as his partner in the late 40’s and bought Skip out during that same period. Alcorn Motor Sales was a vibrant business. I recall visiting Art Sharp and Bill Mason as dad bought and sold cars from and for them as well as the automobiles on his lot.

Vintage Post Card image of the Stollwerck Factory in Stamford, Connecticut

A. N. Stollwerck and the Chocolate Factory

Many long-time Camden N. J. area residents can recall the wonderful scent of chocolate perfuming the air along a certain stretch of Haddon Avenue. If you were lucky, you may have sampled their delectable products in the form of foil covered Easter eggs or large chocolate “bars” packaged in plain yellow/gold boxes given to visitors and company employees. But few know the history of the A. N. Stollwerck chocolate factory once located in a large brick building at 1649-51 Haddon Avenue in Camden, N.J.

Phil Cohen, 52, of Pennsauken has created a Web site to honor Camden County veterans who died while serving their country. He wants to keep their memory alive.

Site Honors Camco War Dead

Second Lieutenant Warren Stafford Jr., of Haddon Heights, was in the Army Air Force when his entire B-17 Flying Fortress crew of 10 men was reported missing on Feb. 3, 1944 during World War II.During World War I, Merchant Marine Charles Daniels, 23, of Camden drowned when he and his brother, George Daniels, were in a lifeboat that capsized after their ship, the SS Atlantic Sun, was sunk by a German submarine. Army Specialist Joseph Tiefenthaler, 21, of Brooklawn, was killed in action during his tour of duty in Vietnam on May 13, 1967.

These veterans, along with more than 1,200 war veterans who died while serving their country, can be found on a virtual memorial complete with names, descriptions, photos and scanned copies of newspaper articles thanks to the dedicated work of a Pennsauken man.