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Rocco Abbott's WW2 Registration Card
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Rocco Abbott World War 2 Registration Card

Serial Number: 1179
1. Name: Rocco Frank Abbott
2. Place of Residence: 26 E. Cuthbert Blvd. Westmont NJ
3. Mailing Address: 26 E. Cuthbert Blvd. Westmont NJ
4. Telephone: Coll 1718-W
5. Age in Years: 48
6. Place of Birth: Philadelphia
Date of Birth: Sept 21, 1893
Town or county: Phila. Penna.
7. Name and Address of Person who will always know your address: Mrs. Emma A. Gordon, 26 E. Cuthbert Blvd.
8. Employer’s Name and Address: City of Camden – Bureau of Fire
9. Place of Employment: Fire Hqrts 54 Arch Street Camden, Camden, NJ

RoccoAbbott draft card1 - Camden NJ History
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Rocco Abbott Draft Cards

Rocco Abbott’s Draft Cards

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Rocco F. Abbott

ROCCO FRANK ABBOTT was born in Philadelphia on September 21, 1893 to Frank and Maria Abbatto. By 1910 his family had moved to Camden, New Jersey. Rocco Abbott lived with his parents at 910 South 3rd Street. His older brother Antonio, a tailor, lived around the corner at 302 Spruce Street. The 1914 Camden City Director indicates that the family had Americanized their last name from Abbatto to Abbott. Rocco Abbott was still living at 910 South 3rd Street at that time.

Frank A. Abbott, 08/23/1941
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Frank A. Abbott

FRANK A. “CHICK” ABBOTT was born June 2, 1896 in Camden NJ to Italian parents, Antonio and Arsola Abbatto. An athletic youth, he enjoyed boxing, and considered boxing, but did not turn pro. He received several minor league contract offers, but elected to stay close to home, and stuck to semi-pro ball with several clubs in and around Camden. By 1915 he had married Florence Smith, and had fathered two of his eight children. He was then working as a plasterer in the home construction industry, a common trade in the days before the manufacture of sheet rock. The Abbott family then lived at 919 South 4th Street in Camden, they later moved to a home at 346 Cherry Street in what was then Camden’s 5th Ward. Frank Abbott would reside in this home the rest of his life.

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.
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Taps Sound for Jack Airedale, Canine Mascot of Fire Laddies

Camden Courier-Post – November 7, 1934
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.

Saturday morning at 8 o'clock the two-platoon system of the Fire Department becomes effective. At that hour the first shift will go on duty and remain until 6 p.m. when the second squad goes on, remaining until 8 a.m. That will be the procedure in the department henceforth, the schedule being so arranged that every third day there will be a 24-hour shift to let the other off. Every man will have 24 hours off every sixth day.
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New Firemen Assigned for Two Platoons

Saturday morning at 8 o’clock the two-platoon system of the Fire Department becomes effective. At that hour the first shift will go on duty and remain until 6 p.m. when the second squad goes on, remaining until 8 a.m. That will be the procedure in the department henceforth, the schedule being so arranged that every third day there will be a 24-hour shift to let the other off. Every man will have 24 hours off every sixth day.