Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Kimber
Street


KIMBER STREET runs from 320 North 8th Street east for two blocks, ending at North 10th Street, between Penn and Linden Streets. 

Do you have an Kimber Street memory or picture? Let me know by e-mail so it can be included here.

 Phil Cohen



Intersection North 8th Street & Kimber Street

   
   

800 Block of Kimber Street
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  800 Kimber Street

1947 William Gelernt

2011 Gone

  801 Kimber Street

1947 Paul Redheffer

2011 Gone

  802 Kimber Street

1947 no return

2011 Gone

  803 Kimber Street

1947 Stephen Lash

2011 Gone

804 Kimber Street

1879-1914
Josiah Davis & Family
Josiah & Maggie Davis
Ephraim Davis - Augustus Davis
Charles Davis - William Davis

804 Kimber Street

William Davis

Philadelphia Inquirer
September 5, 1900

Annie Howell - Bertha Kissling

  804 Kimber Street

1947 Mrs. Effie M. Wheaton

2011 Gone

805 Kimber Street

1905 Samuel Fry

Philadelphia Inquirer
November 28, 1911

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805 Kimber Street

1947-1959
Nelson Reed Family
Nelson & Viola Reed
Dorothy Reed - Betty Reed

2011 Gone

In photo... on the left, my dad, Arthur ACKLEY, who at the time was living at 242 N. 7th Street, Camden. However, his family's home was at 808 Fern Street. In the middle is Annie COSTELLO, a friend of my mom's (Dorothy REED). On the right is Nelson REED, my mom's father. My mom's family lived at 805 Kimber Street. Nelson was originally from Millville, NJ.

In 1940 Annie Costello lived at 764 Division Street with mother Mary and siblings, Frances, Nicholas, Elizabeth, Dorothy & Joan.

Cindy Ackley Nunn
November 15, 2015

805 Kimber Street

1947
Nelson Reed Family
Nelson & Viola Reed
Dorothy Reed - Betty Reed

These photos are of my mom, Dorothy Reed, daughter of Nelson Reed & Viola Smith, and my mom's boyfriend at the time, Charles "Charlie" Wiltsey. My mother's family lived first at 723 Cedar, Camden where my mom was born, and then at 805 Kimber Street, Camden, NJ.

805 Kimber was listed with a realtor for sale in June of 1959

Cindy Ackley Nunn
January 2016

Charles Wiltsey was literally the boy next door. The 1947 Directory shows his family at 807 Kimber Street.

 

2011 Gone

 

  806 Kimber Street

1947 Edmund A. Pidatella

2011 Gone

807 Kimber Street

1947-1948
James Wiltsey & Family
James H. & Thelma B. Wiltsey
Charles J. Wiltsey - Albert Wiltsey

Charles Wiltsey was the son of James H. and Thelma Chancellor Wiltsey. In 1940 Charles, his mother Thelma, and brother Albert were living in the household of his widowed maternal grandmother, Gertrude Chancellor, at 520 North 2nd Street, Camden. Thelma's father was named Charles Chancellor. 

The 1947 Directory shows his family at 807 Kimber Street. The picture at left dates from the late 1940s and shows him and then girlfriend Dorothy Reed, who lived next door at 805 Kimber Street.

Charles Wiltsey went into the United Staes Army on December 10, 1947, shortly after his eighteenth birthday, and went into the Air Force when that was made a separate branch of service. He served in both Korea and Vietnam, and was a sergeant when discharged from the Air Force. He passed away in 1990 and rests at Beverly National Cemetery with his wife Florence, who died in 1993.

  808 Kimber Street

1947 Francis J. Maher

2011 Gone

809 Kimber Street

1914 Miss Edith Chivaro

New York Times
May 19, 1914

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  809 Kimber Street

1947 Harry C. Simkins

2011 Gone

  810 Kimber Street

1880
Isaac Anderson & Family
Isaac & Sarah Anderson
Ella Anderson
Harry C. Anderson

1947 William F. Barrett

2011 Gone

  811 Kimber Street

1947 vacant

2011 Gone

 

812 Kimber Street

1878
Benjamin Middleton

  812 Kimber Street

1947 George M. WIlson

2011 Gone

  813 Kimber Street

1947 Lewis A. Levender

2011 Gone

814 Kimber Street

1914 Frank Stock

Philadelphia Inquirer
September 24, 1899

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of Complete Article

  814 Kimber Street

1930
John Washnak & Family
John & Marie Duff Washnak
Marie Washnak
Donnell Washnak
Katherine Washnak
Patrick Duff (F-in-L)
David Duff (B-in-L)

1947 Clyde Dewald

2011 Gone

  815 Kimber Street

1947 John Ryan

2011 Gone

  816 Kimber Street

1930
Fred Flaxon & Family
Fred & May Flaxon
Shirley Flaxon
Harry Flaxon
Frederic Flaxon
Kenneth Flaxon

1947 John Ryan

2011 Gone

HOFFMAN—On February 4, 1938, Anna, widow of Walter S. Hoffman, of 840 Kimber St.. Camden, N. J,, age 69 years.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral services on Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock at the residence of Mrs. Woshnak, 816 
Kimber St., Camden. N. J. Interment private. Friends may call Monday evening.

816 Kimber Street

1938 Mrs. Marie Washnak 

Camden Courier-Post
February 7, 1938

  816 Kimber Street

1947 Charles E. Pennock

2011 Gone

  817 Kimber Street

1947 Frank P. Murray 

2011 Gone

  818 Kimber Street

1887-1888
William C. Lee

1947 John E. Tomlin

2011 Gone

  819 Kimber Street

1947 Frank Yowa

2011 Gone

  820 Kimber Street

1947 William H. Smith

2011 Gone

  821 Kimber Street

1947 Philip Silverstein

2011 Gone

  822 Kimber Street

1928 James Lightfoot

822 Kimber Street

1931-1932
Laura Cherry

Camden Courier-Post
June 15, 1932

Shepherds of Bethlehem - William H. Cherry

  822 Kimber Street

1947 Francis J. Cavage

2011 Gone

  823 Kimber Street

1947 Frank W. Wilkie

2011 Gone

  824 Kimber Street

1947 Samuel T. Daniels

2011 Gone

  825 Kimber Street

1947 Clarence F. Akins

2011 Gone

  826 Kimber Street

1947 John S. Riley

2011 Gone

827 Kimber Street

1899-1900
Charles E. Evans & Family
Charles E & Mary A. Evans
Bessie Evans

Philadelphia Inquirer
January 19, 1900

  827 Kimber Street

1947 Edward W. Gray

2011 Gone

828 Kimber Street

1920s-1930s Mrs. Dorothy Kiggins
William Kiggins 

  828 Kimber Street

1947 Harry T. Holloway

2011 Gone

  829 Kimber Street

1936 Annie Hoffman
died April 25, 1936


1947 John H. Shaw

2011 Gone

  830 Kimber Street

1879
Amedee Middleton & Family
Amedee & Mary Middleton
Rena Middletom

1947 Salvatore Cimino

2011 Gone

  831 Kimber Street

1947 Mrs. Anna M. Hoffmeister

2011 Gone

  832 Kimber Street

1947 vacant

2011 Gone

  833 Kimber Street

1947 James J. Nelson

2011 Gone

  834 Kimber Street

1947 Mrs, Anna R . Haines

2011 Gone

  835 Kimber Street

1947 Harvey Councillor 

2011 Gone

  836 Kimber Street

1878
Amedee Middleton & Family
Amedee & Mary Middleton
Rena Middletom

1947 Mrs. Sallie Wilson 

2011 Gone

  837 Kimber Street

1947 William F. Thurston 

2011 Gone

  838 Kimber Street

1947 vacant

2011 Gone

839 Kimber Street

1947 Mrs. Florence Izzie

Photograph Taken March 13, 2012

HOFFMAN—On February 4, 1938, Anna, widow of Walter S. Hoffman, of 840 Kimber St.. Camden, N. J,, age 69 years.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral services on Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock at the residence of Mrs. Woshnak, 816 
Kimber St., Camden. N. J. Interment private. Friends may call Monday evening.

839 Kimber Street

1930-1938
George Hoffman & Family
George & Anna Hoffman

Camden Courier-Post
February 7, 1938

  840 Kimber Street

1947 Mrs. Catherine Harrison

2011 Gone 

  841 Kimber Street

1947 John F. Hunter

2011 Gone

  842 Kimber Street

1947 Charles R. Connelly

2011 Gone

  844 Kimber Street

1947 Mrs. Catherine A. Cunningham

2011 Gone

  846 Kimber Street

1890s-1942
Ernst A. Weinhold & Family
Ernst A. & Katherine Rieck Weinhold
Ernst Johann Weinhold
Dorothea Ida Weinhold Bleidorn

  846 Kimber Street

1947 George A. Hand

2011 Gone

  848 Kimber Street

1947 Henry W. Husted
Grocery

2011 Gone


Intersection North 9th Street & KImber Street
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Looking East on Kimber Street from North 9th Street - March 13, 2012
   

900 Block of Kimber Street
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  900 Kimber Street

2011 Gone

  901 Kimber Street

2011 Gone

  902 Kimber Street

2011 Gone

  903 Kimber Street

2011 Gone

  904 Kimber Street

2011 Gone

  905 Kimber Street

1947 Agnes Kuwalis  

  906 Kimber Street

2011 Gone

  907 Kimber Street

2011 Gone

  908 Kimber Street

2011 Gone

  909 Kimber Street

2011 Gone

910 Kimber Street

1947 Ray Y. Taylor

Photograph Taken March 13, 2012

  911 Kimber Street

2011 Gone

912 Kimber Street

1942
Mrs. Catherine Knight Brown

912 Kimber Street

1947 Francis R. Zoll

Photograph Taken March 13, 2012

912 & 914 Kimber Street

Photograph Taken March 13, 2012

  913 Kimber Street

2011 Gone

914 Kimber Street

1915 Frank Russell
1920s-1930s William Moll
policeman
1947 William J. Stettler

Photograph Taken March 13, 2012


914 Kimber Street

1915 Frank Russell

Philadelphia Inquirer
May 21, 1915
&
May 22, 1915

Dr. S.G. Bushey

  914 Kimber Street

1914-1930s
William P. Moll Sr. & Family
Camden Police Department
William P. & Lillian Moll
Elizabeth Moll
William P. Moll Jr.

915 Kimber Street

1947 Charles B. Cholister

Photograph Taken March 13, 2012

916 Kimber Street

1947 Mrs. Elizabeth Fallon

Photograph Taken March 13, 2012

916 & 918 Kimber Street

Photograph Taken March 13, 2012

917 Kimber Street

1947 Herbert D. Carter

Photograph Taken March 13, 2012

917 & 919 Kimber Street

Photograph Taken March 13, 2012

918 Kimber Street

Photograph Taken March 13, 2012

 
918 Kimber Street  

Woodrow & Marie Fairess
April 1943-October 1959

Photo taken in front of
918 Kimber Street
about June 1950

From Left:
Warren Fairess, Minabess Phillips, 
Marylou Lindenborn,
Woodrow Fairess, Shirley Fairess

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918 Kimber Street

Woodrow & Marie Fairess
April 1943-October 1959

Shirley, Marie, Woody, Warren
and Bud Fairess
Location unknown, 1951

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919 Kimber Street

Photograph Taken March 13, 2012

919 Kimber Street

1947 John P. McLaughlin

Taken between
919 & 921 Kimber Street
October 1950

From left, front: Cass McLaughlin, Carol Ballay and Dolores Liss
From left, rear: Woodrow Fairess, Warren Fairess and Paul Clifford 

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920 Kimber Street  

1947 Mrs. Bertha LIndeborn

Taken in front of 920 Kimber Street
April 1950 

From left: 
Warren Fairess, Woodrow Fairess, Kenny Getsinger, Ernie Trebing

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921 Kimber Street  

1947 Thomas McLaughlin

Photograph Taken March 13, 2012

921 & 923 Kimber Street

Photograph Taken March 13, 2012

  922 Kimber Street  

1947 Walter A. Trebing

  927 Kimber Street  

1919-1920
Arthur Elmer Walton & Family
Arthur Elmer & Ida Florence Campbell Walton
Arthur E. Walton Jr.
Charlotte Ethelwyn Walton

923 Kimber Street  

1947 Mrs. Louise Jordan

Photograph Taken March 13, 2012

  924 Kimber Street  

1947 Leon W. Bordeaux

925 Kimber Street  

1947 Mrs. Alberta M. Bergbauer

Photograph Taken March 13, 2012

925 Kimber Street

Photograph Taken March 13, 2012

 

  926 Kimber Street  

1947 Mrs. Caroline McParland
widow of Peter
John N. McParland
Thomas McParland

  926 Kimber Street  

1947 Thomas McParland
fire fighter

927 Kimber Street

Photograph Taken March 13, 2012

927 Kimber Street  

1916
Carlton E. Lippincott

Philadelphia Inquirer
February 20, 1916

Rosedale Baptist Church
Victor Talking Machine Company
Cooper Hospital

Patriotic Order of the
Sons Of America

  927 Kimber Street  

1921-1947
Arthur Elmer Walton & Family
Arthur Elmer & Ida Florence Campbell Walton
Arthur E. Walton Jr.
Charlotte Ethelwyn Walton

RODGERS, EX-BOXER NABBED AGAIN IN RAID
Whisky and 65 Bottles Also Seized by Cops in Segal Street Speakeasy; Modest Moonshinery Found in 'Empty' House

James "Jimmy" Rodgers, 28, former boxer; fell into the hands of police again last night when they raided a speakeasy at 1000 Segal Street, allegedly operated by him.

One gallon of whisky and 65 pint bottles were confiscated by the raiders, who were led by District Detectives Walter Smith, Marshall Thompson and Harry Kyler.

Three others were arrested. One of them, James Greer, 35, of 332 North Second street, placed a charge of possession of stolen goods against Rodgers when police unearthed some articles stolen from Greer two months ago.

Others arrested were Thomas Spencer, 33, of the Segal Street address, and John D. Wood, 35, of 928 Kimber Street.

Rodgers has fallen afoul of the , law on numerous occasions. He has been arrested several times for operating speakeasies. He was also arrested as a material witness in the "Shooey" Bonner murder two years ago.

He will be given a police court hearing today,

Detectives raided a vacant dwelling at 225 Chestnut Street last night and seized a "moonshine" plant consisting of two stills, 36 barrels of mash and oil and gas stove cookers.

The place had been under observation by Detective Vernon Jones for two weeks.

No one was inside when Jones and Patrolmen George Hemphill and John Houston entered. A 50 gallon still was on the second floor and a 35 gallon still on the first floor.

928 Kimber Street

1933 John D. Wood

Camden Courier-Post
October 15, 1933

 

  928 Kimber Street  

1947 Mrs. Ida M. Kumfert

  929 Kimber Street  

1930
William Sampson & Family
Electrician
William & Helen Sampson
Lillian Sampson - Herbert Sampson
Caroline Sampson - John Sampson
William Sampson Jr. - Marion Sampson

1947 Albert V. Gottsch

  930 Kimber Street  

1947 Edward M. Walton

  931 Kimber Street  

1947 Albert Peschlow

  932 Kimber Street  

1947 Jesse L. Lindeborn

  933 Kimber Street  

1911-1914
Edwin J. Walton & Family
Edwin J. & Mary Walton
Anna G. Walton
Harold C. Walton
Marion L. Walton

  933 Kimber Street

Motor Machinist's Mate First Class
Harold Carleton Taylor

  933 Kimber Street  

1947 Mrs. Alma A. Drake

  934 Kimber Street  

1947 Walter Kozarski

  935 Kimber Street  

1947 Frank V. Bilderbach

  936 Kimber Street

1933 vacant

  937 Kimber Street  

1947 Charles A. McCormick

  939 Kimber Street  

1947 Mrs. Lillian L. Armstrong

  941 Kimber Street  

1947 Benjamin Goldman

  943 Kimber Street

1947 Carl P. Hansen 
grocery


Intersection of North 10th Street & KImber Street

   
   

  Kimber Street

1947


Kimber Street

   
   

Courier-Post -Thursday, November 10, 2005

Kimber Street Kids Recall How Camden Used To Be

By THOMAS BERGBAUER

After more than 50 years, the Kimber Street kids have finally reunited.

The reunion was the brainchild of former Kimber Street urchins Richard Smith of Cherry Hill and Eamest Trebing of Phoenix.

The two admitted that this would be the right time to gather the neighborhood kids who lived and played on the North Camden street from 1937 to around 1956.

So, on Oct. 26, more than 30 "kids" from the McLaughlin, Fairess, Phillips, Callahan, Smith, Bergbauer, Peterman, Ballay, Trebing, Waldron and Liss families came together at the Coastline Restaurant in Cherry Hill to renew acquaintances and reminisce.

"We were born before television, cell phones, polio shots, frozen foods, plastic wrap, contact lenses and the pill:' said Smith, a self-employed systems and software consu~ant who retired in 1990.

Smith, 67, explained that "in our day, a nickel went a long way . You could make a phone call, buy a Coke or enough stamps to mail a letter and two postcards."

The two-block-long street, which ran east and west and was bounded by 8th, 10th, Linden and Penn streets, was lined by row homes occupied by blue-collar, working families. At the time, Linden and Penn were the main arteries in and out of Camden.

The two blocks were called Little Kimber (the 800 block) and Big Kimber (the 900 block), and the reunion consisted of Big Kimber "kids." At that time, kids from the 900 block rarely socialized with kids from the 800 block.

Today, the 800 block does not exist, and parts of the 900 block are gone -- the victims of urban renewal. Stickball and marbles

Throughout the get-together, you could hear discussions about stickball, which was played with a rubber ball and a broom stick; kick the can; hide and seek; marbles; pitching pennies; and dodgeball. The "kids" recalled the horse-drawn milk-delivery wagons and the ice deliveryman, who always broke off some chips for the kids on a hot summer day, as well as the vendors who plied their wares daily. They came through the alleyways and down the street, like a parade. 

The "kids" also talked about the knife-sharpening man, who trudged through the streets and alleyways lugging his knife-and­scissors machine on his back. He would remove it and place it on the ground to work the grinding wheel with his foot on a pedal.

They did not forget the waffle salesman. At least a couple of times a week, he would come down the street, clanging his large bell on a large, horse-drawn wagon.

He didn't have to bark his wares; just bang on the bell mounted on the outside of the wagon. It was loud enough to draw the attention of would-be customers two blocks away. His waffles were fresh, tasty and warm. And with a sprinkle of powdered sugar, they were just right.

These were some of the scenes of city life recalled by the former Kimber Street gang. Some mischief

But the neighborhood kids also spent time causing some mischief, like tying together the doorknobs of two houses that were across the street from each other, leaving about a foot of slack and ringing both doorbells. When the people inside tried to open their doors, they didn't get far.

One member of the reunion group even admitted to changing the headlines on the old Courier-Post billboard on Admiral Wilson Boulevard to make them (the headlines) more interesting, he said.

The group recalled snowstorms, building snow forts in the middle of the street and engaging in snowball fights; roller-skating on the street in summer and building wooden scooters and cars out of old orange crates.

They talked about going to the comer candy store and buying half a pint of cherry-vanilla ice cream for 15 cents or a loose bag of pretzels or potato chips for 5 cents. Smith says he recalls going to his aunt and uncle's house, on the same block, to see Milton "Uncle Milty" Berle on a 9-inch 1V screen with a 24-inch magnifier.

Others remembered decorating their bikes on the 4th of July, firing cap pistols and going to Pyne Poynt for fireworks.

For the group, it was a memorable time. Some grew up during the Depression, while others existed on the fringe of it.

They and their families valued what little they had and held on to it for as long as possible. The kids created their own street games and sandlot baseball rules because there were no electronic games or Little Leagues.

"We are now senior citizens - a hardy bunch, when you think of how our world has changed and of the adjustments we have had to make," Smith said. "But we survived, and what better reason to celebrate?"


Kimber Street - 1937-1955
Courtesy of Warren Fairess

9th & Penn            American Store (Jack Crane, Mgr.) - 900 Penn Street
9th & Kimber        Herman's    - Herman Benodetsky grocer, 321 North 9th Street
9th & Linden         Jack's (Jack & Ida Edelstein); 339 North 9th Street
                                 Tom McLaughlin, Dick Smith & Jerry Kozarski worked there

Kimber Street 
900 Bernard Brend tailor shop; then Horiates sub Shop - 320 North 9th
910 Phillips family; then Owen McLaughlin
912 Dorothy Brown
914 Moll family (cop); then Phillips family: Eric, Rose, Violet, Dave, Minabess
916 Fallon family; then others including Charles Hurlburt 
918 Fairess family: Woodrow, Warren, Shirley
920 Lindenborn family
922 Trebing family: Frances, George, Marie, Ernie and Peppy - the oldest dog in Camden 
924 Smith family: John, Matilda, Sonny, Larry, Dicky, Bobby; then Katie & Howard Heaton 926 Mrs. MacParland: sons Tom & Jack
928 Comfort family: Bobby & Aida; then Babe & Winnie Yates
930 Waldron family: Junior, Tessie, Caroline 
932 Jess Lindenborn (son of 920)
934 Clifford family: Mary: John, Tom, Bill, Frank, Dolores, Paul; 
                then Kozarski family: Eddie, Jerry, Barbara

Kimber Street 
915 Mrs. Gandy

917 The Carter family

919 John & Rose McLaughlin: Johnny, Joey, Rosemary, Tommy, Catherine, Franny
921 Tom & Marie McLaughlin (nicest cars on the block) 
923 Jim & Dot Murray; then Johnny & Mrs. Jordan
925 The Bergbauer family: Francis, Louie & Tom
927 Mrs. Walton, her daughter Ethelwynn & husband Harvey Lang and child
929 Albert Gotsch: daughter Celeste 
931 Mr. Pechelow & two daughters
933 Old Lady Drake (who bake me a cake) and daughter Alice
935 Bilderback family: Katherine, Frank & Mary 
937 McCormack family; then the Howard family
939 Armstrong family: Jack "all American boy"
943 Pete Hansen's Market

10th & Kimber North       Barbara & Bobby Garwood 
10th & Kimber South      Harold Glass and his cousin Marilyn

10th & Penn                      Barish family

10th Street                        The Sub Shop - 
                                            Carol Ballay worked there; Sonny ruled the pinball machine

Other Notable Names

North 10th Street             
               
The Ballay's: Carol, Freddy, Johnny; Billy Marshall- 
316 Billy Marshall
342
Peterman family: Sterling and Jeannie - 
                        
North
9th Street
             The Callahan's before Penn Street: Richard, Margaret, Jack - 
310      The Smith's after Kimber
328      Ronnie Collins; Frank Scheiblehut 

Linden Street
             Scott's; Ed & Joan McKeon; 
             Clifford family - after moving from Kimber Street
            Murray family - after Kimber Street;
        Bobby & Hosmig Damaghasian (corner)


Kimber Street Kids Reunion
The Coastline, Cherry Hill NJ - October 20, 2005
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L to R 
F
ront
: Cass McLaughlin, Jeannie Peterman, Dolores Liss, MinaBess Philips,
            Tessie Waldron, Carol Ballay

Swcond row:
Jack Callahan, Ernie Trebing, Freddy Ballay, Warren Fairess,
                           Woody Fairess 
Third Row: Louie Bergbauer, Tom McLaughlin, Tom Bergbauer, 
                      Sterling Peterman, Larry Smith, Jack Liss, Franny McLaughlin,
                      Dick Smith




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