EDWARD J. BORDEN SR. was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 12, 1888 to John and Beatrice Borden, both of whom were born in Canada. The elder Borden was a boilermaker by trade. The family moved to Illinois shortly after Edward Borden’s birth, residing there as early as 1890 and as late as July of 1899, when his sister Beatrice was born. The family soon relocated again, this time to Wilmington DE, where they resided at 1205 Elm Street.
Camden firemen and policemen paid their final respects to stout-hearted Jack Airedale yesterday.
The beloved mascot of Headquarters Fire Company, Fifth and Arch streets, whose life was crushed out under the wheels of truck No. 2, his own wagon, Monday, was accorded a hero’s funeral. His body was interred in teh cemetary at the rear of St. Paul’s and the First Baptist churches, close by his fire station home, and taps were sounded at 5p.m., just as the sun was setting in the west.
A testimonial dinner will be tendered Patrolman John S. McTaggart, well known member of the Camden police force, at 8 p.m. next Friday at the Sixth Ward Republican Club.