HARRY C. ANDERSON was born in April of 1873 to Isaac Anderson and his wife, the former Sarah Madison. The family was living at 810 Kimber Street in North Camden when the census was taken in 1880.
On December 3, 1904 Harry C. Anderson was appointed to the Camden Fire Department. He was then living with his wife, the former Margaret A. Cummisky, at 1147 Federal Street. He reported for duty on July 1, 1905.
On September 1, 1909 Harry Anderson was promoted to Lieutenant and transferred from Engine Company 5 to Ladder Company 1, whose captain at the time was Joseph Maxwell.
Making the Supreme Sacrifice in the line of duty, Harry Anderson died from internal injuries suffered when a trolley car crashed into Ladder Company 1’s apparatus at North 4th and Arch Streets on April 15. He was taken to Cooper Hospital, where he died on May 4, 1916. He was buried at Harleigh Cemetery.
From Left: tillerman Bill Tatem, firemen Edward Finley, Charles Gladney, and Harry Green, Lt. Harry Anderson,
Firemen George Hollins and Steward Bakley, Captain Joseph Maxwell, and driver Harry Burroughs
The fire house at Fifth and Arch strets is draped in mourning because of the death of Lieutenant Harry Anderson, who died last night in Cooper Hospital, from injuries sustained in an accident at Fourth and Arch streets. Anderson was very popular with the firemen and residents in the vicinity of the fire house and his death is widely mourned.
Surogate Reeves to-day granted letters of administration to Mrs. Mary Anderson on the estate of Lieutenant Harry M. Anderson, her husband, the fireman who died in Cooper Hospital as the result of injuries he received in a collision between Truck No. 1 and a trolley car at Fourth and Arch strets, on April 16.
With the body mounted on the auto supply wagon, the funeral of Fireman Harry C, Anderson, who died in Cooper Hospital from injuries received in being thrown from the auto truck in responding to an alarm of fire a couple of weeks ago, took place yesterday from his home at 1147 Federal street, Camden. An escort of sixty men with Fire Chief Pete B. Carter at the head accompanied the body to the burying place at Harleigh. Chaplain Isaac Bagley, of the department, officiated at the services. The pall-bearers were fellow firemen.
ANDERSON. — Suddenly, on May 4th, 1916, Harry C., beloved husband of Margaret A. Anderson nee Cummisky, and son of Isaac and Sarah Anderson, aged 43.
Injured in a collision at Fourth and Arch strets betwen a Public Service trolley and the big auto truck of No. 1 Truck Company, on the night of April 16, Lieutenant Harry Anderson, aged 43 years, of 1147 Federal street, is dangerously ill in Cooper Hospital from internal hurts and the effects of two operations.
Two firemen and a motorman were injured in a collision betwen No. 1 motor truck from fire department headquarters and a trolley car at Fourth and Arch streets, Camden, last night. None of the injured is in a serious condition.
The motor truck had answered a false alarm and was returning to the engine house when the collision occurred Harry Burroughs, the driver, and Harry Anderson, his companion, were hurled from the truck and injured, the former about the wrist and legs and the latter about the hip. They were removed to their homes. Daniel Glenn, motorman, had his legs injured and was removed to Cooper Hospital. The truck and trolley were badly damaged.
Bravery on the part of Policeman Harry Bakleyy and Fireman Harry Anderson perhaps saved the life of Fireman Joseph Logue, of the No 4 house when he was overcome with smoke in the cellar at the home of John Holloway, 218 Grant street last night. Logue after being pulled from out of the cellar was revived and was able to resume his duties.
Camden City Council’s Fire Committee last night appointed additional firemen, the increased force being necessary by reason of the spreading of the department. The following are the new firemen:
Charles Cook, First ward; James White and Harry Anderson, Second ward; Edward Finley; Third Ward; Martin Corrigan, Fourth ward: James Willis, Fiith ward; Harry Green, Sixth ward; Seth
Monnell and Edward Buzine, Seventh ward; Charles,Sturgis and Wiliam Miller, Eighth ward; Semuel Witzel, Ninth ward; Ephraim Davis, Tenth ward; J. O. Till, Eleventh ward: J.H. Vickers and Fred Morse, Twelfth ward.
The Fire Committee of Camden City Council have appointed the following firemen: Charles Cook. James, White, Harry Anderson, Samuel Sheer, Edward Finley, Martin Carrigan, Joseph Daly, Joseph Ernest, Neth Morrell, Willian Buzine, Charles Sturgis, Samuel T. Whitezell, Ephraim T. Davis, J. Oscar Till, J. H. Vickers, Frederick Morse. Rollo Jones and William Miller. Jones and Miller will go on duty at once, and the others on January 1, by which time it is expected the new fire house at Twelfth and Federal streets, will be completed.
The new men will be distributed among the older companies. The new company will be made up of experienced men from the other companies.
On account of the illness of its chairman, Dr. Frank Neall Robinson, the fire committee of City Council last night met at Dr. Robinson’s residence, 518 Linden street. The principal object of the meeting was to recommend names for additional appointments in the Fire Department.
Among the sixteen fortunate ones were Rollo Jones and Charles Cook, of the First ward; James White and Harry Anderson, Second ward; Ephraim Davis, Tenth ward; Samuel Sheer and B. Finley, Third ward; Martin Carrigan, Fourth ward; Joseph Daly, Fifth ward; Joseph Ernest, Sixth ward; Willlam Buzine, Seventh ward; William Munson, Charles Sturgis, Eighth ward; William Whitzell, Ninth ward; Joseph Till, Jr, East Camden.
William Miller Eighth ward; John H. Vickers and F. Morse, Twelfth ward.