Charles
J.
Fox


 

CHARLES J. FOX 


Camden Courier-Post * June 19, 1933

Auto Injury Fatal To Realty Broker; Nab Hit-Runner 
Charles J. Fox, Official of United Investors, Meets Death 
WAS REPAIRING CAR AT LAUREL SPRINGS 
Weekend Mishaps Bring Injury to Many on South Jersey Roads

A widely known Camden man was killed and several persons were injured in weekend automobile accidents. 

Charles J. Fox, 55, vice president of the United Investors Company, Eighth and Penn Streets, was killed late Saturday night on White Horse Pike by an alleged hit-run motorist who later was arrested.

Fox was walking around his car in front of the Saybold Service Station at White Horse Pike and Broadway, Laurel Springs, at 11.15 p. m., when he was struck by a motorist, who is alleged to have sped from the scene. Fox had stopped for repairs. He was accompanied by his sister, Miss Marguerite Fox. 
Her screams attracted Recorder Harold G. Atkinson, of Lucaston, who was passing in a car. Atkinson hailed a car of Morris F. Dilks, 944 Carpenter Street, Philadelphia, who took Fox to West Jersey Homeopathlc Hospital, where he died 
shortly after admission. 

Woman Gets Number 

Waverly C. Lipcomb, 5530 Morton Street, Germantown, who was trailing the car, which hit Fox, gave chase. His wife took the license number but Lipcomb lost trail of the machine as it neared Clementon. 

State Troopers John Miller and Sol Polkowitz, Berlin barracks, traced the car to Clementon and then to Pine Hill, where they arrested Edward Benecke, 30, of 618 Cedar street, Camden. The police said the man was intoxicated and 
admitted feeling a bump while going through Laurel Springs. 

At a hearing yesterday before Recorder Frank A. Bowman, Laurel Springs, Benecke was held in $2500 ball on a charge of involuntary manslaughter and fined $25 for leaving the scene of an accident. 

Fox lived for a number of years at 832 Penn Street. More recently he lived at 410 North Thirty-fourth Street. A short time ago he went to live on Park Avenue, Garden Lake. The family formerly conducted a grocery store at Eighth and Fern streets. 

Fox was associated with his brother-in-law, Oscar H. Higginbotham, in the real estate business for years. Higginbotham is president of the United Investors Company and vice president of the North Camden Trust Company. .


Camden Courier-Post * June 20, 1933

FOX FUNERAL SERVICE SCHEDULED TOMORROW

The funeral of Charles J. Fox, 54, vice president of the United Investors Company, Eighth and Penn Streets, who was killed by an automobile Saturday night at Laurel Springs, will be held at 2 p. m., tomorrow at his late home, 410 North Thirty-fourth Street. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. 

Mr. Fox was fatally injured as he was walking around his car on White Horse pike after he had repaired the gasoline pipe line. Coroner Arthur H. Holl issued a certificate of death due to a fractured skull.


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