Tag: South Camden

Camden National Bank, 2003-11-22
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The Camden National Bank

ONE of the chief elements in the material growth and progress of a community is the banking interest, and in this department of business, Camden boasts of several vigorous corporations, one of the most important being the Camden National Bank, located at Second street and Kaighn avenue. It was incorporated as a national bank in 1885, in order to provide…

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Amanda Alloway

MRS. AMANDA ALLOWAY was born in New Jersey in November of 1843, according to the 1900 Census. By 1863 she had married Joseph Alloway. A son, Charles Alloway, was born in December of 1863. Another son, Joseph came November 22, 1865, and there was also a daughter, Ida May, was born around 1867. By the time the Census was taken in 1870 the Alloways had moved to Gloucester City, New Jersey. The 1872 City Directory shows the family at 901 North Front Street in North Camden. The 1878 City Directory shows them at 8 Pine Avenue in South Camden. The 1880 Census shows Joseph and Amanda Alloway and their three children still living on Pine Avenue, which was renamed Clare Street shortly thereafter. This street is one block long, running from Pine Street south to Division Street between South 3rd and South 4th Streets. Joseph Alloway worked as a carpenter. The 1890 and 1896 City Directories show Joseph and Amanda Alloway living at 510 Division Street. The 1898 City Directory shows that Amanda Alloway was now a widow.

Joey Allen Portrait 1936
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Angelo Anthony Leveccia (aka Joey Allen)

JOEY ALLEN was the name that Angelo Anthony Levecchia boxed under from 1928 through 1943. He was born in Camden, New Jersey on November 12, 1912 to Anthony Levecchia and his wife, the former Anna Maria Onorati. His father worked for as a laborer for many years at Camden Forge. Angelo Levecchia was one of at least six children, coming after Henry and Nicholas and before Lillian, Mary, and Joseph. Under the ring name of Joey Allen, he became one of the many fine boxers that emerged from South Camden in the 1920s and 1930s.

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Charles L. Alcott

Charles L. Alcott was the son of Logan Alcott and his wife, the former Elizabeth Ann Bodine. The Alcotts were living in Camden as early as 1854. Logan Alcott was one of the founding stewards of Broadway Methodist Episcopal Church.Logan Alcott was in the coal business. The Alcott family was living at 440 West Street in 1864. By the following year they had moved to 425 West Street. When the Census was taken in 1870, the Alcott family consisted of Logan and Elizabeth Alcott and children William, Emeline, Daniel, Mary, Nicholas, and Charles Alcott. The Alcotts lived next door to Micijah and Emeline Bates. Emeline Bates and Elizabeth Alcott were sisters. George W. Bates, the son of Micijah and Emeline, 

Bernard Abraham Ahlberg, 1924
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Bernard A. Ahlberg

BERNARD ABRAHAM AHLBERG was born September 18, 1858, in Sweden. He came to America at the age of 18, and moved to Philadelphia shortly afterwards, where he remained until 1907, when he came to Camden. When the census was taken in 1910 the Ahlberg family owned a home at 569 Royden Street in South Camden. While in Philadelphia he worked and attended Drexel Institute (present-day Drexel University) where he remained a student until he was 44. he came to Camden in 1907, and founded the Camden Copper Works on Fifth Street, at Washington Street. The business moved to 559-609 South 2nd Street, in December of 1911. During his lifetime his business was one of the most successful of its type in America. When the census was taken in 1920 Bernard Ahlberg and family had moved to Collingswood NJ, where they owned a home at 701 Linwood Avenue.

Besides Camden Copper Works, Bernard Ahlberg was active in many, many other business ventures, civic organizations, and fraternal groups, which are detailed in the biography below, published shortly after his death. He passed away on May 24, 1925.

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

EVESHAM — Services will be held Friday for Angelo A. Levecchia, a featherweight and light- weight boxer who fought as "Joey Allen."
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Angelo A. Levecchia, 79; boxer fought as ‘Joey Allen’

EVESHAM — Services will be held Friday for Angelo A. Levecchia, a featherweight and light- weight boxer who fought as “Joey Allen.”

MARIJUANA PLANTS have been found by city inspectors who are conducting a campaign to rid the city of unsightly grass and weeds. Wherever found, the plants are destroyed by spraying with a plant killer. F. James Hainsworth, superintendent of the city asphalt plant, is shown pointing out the plants to a group of women living in the neighborhood of a city-owned lot at Chelton Avenue and Arlington Street. Anthony Mona is spraying the plants, and Director of Public Works Abbot is at Hainsworth's left. The women are Mrs. Antoinette Daniluk, Mrs. Rose Mitchell and Mrs. Isabella Simms.
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Mayor, City Aides to Confer Monday on Weed Removal

Mayor Brunner announced today he will call a conference Monday to coordinate city departments in the movement to remove unsightly grass and weeds in the city.

East Camden used to have three parks "in the old days" -- and to hear a veteran like Police Sergeant William C. Horner tell it -- they certainly kept the police force "on its toes."
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Old Stockton’s Three Parks Kept Police Force on Jump

East Camden used to have three parks “in the old days” — and to hear a veteran like Police Sergeant William C. Horner tell it — they certainly kept the police force “on its toes.”

Bail is Denied Roxie Allen - Camden NJ History
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Bail Is Denied Roxie Allen in Robbery of 15 in Craps Game

Identified as four of the five bandits who held up and robbed 15 men at a craps game in a Landisville poolroom yesterday, Roxie Allen, well-known South Jersey boxer, and three other South Camden youths are under arrest today.

The Joe Spearing-Joey Michaels bout, which ia slated as the semi- windup to the Roxie Allen-Emory Cabana fight at the Public Service Park on Friday night, is attracting nearly as much interest as the wind-up.
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Michaels Anxious to Beat Spearing

The Joe Spearing-Joey Michaels bout, which ia slated as the semi- windup to the Roxie Allen-Emory Cabana fight at the Public Service Park on Friday night, is attracting nearly as much interest as the wind-up.

Joe Spearing, of East Camden, who meets Joey Michaels, Riverside slugger in the eight-round semi-final to the Roxie Allen-Emory Cabana bout at Public Service Park on Friday night, is rapidly fighting his way into the windup class.
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Spearing May Give Michaels Real Tilt

Joe Spearing, of East Camden, who meets Joey Michaels, Riverside slugger in the eight-round semi-final to the Roxie Allen-Emory Cabana bout at Public Service Park on Friday night, is rapidly fighting his way into the windup class.