South Jersey: A History 1624-1924
FRANK JUDSON HINELINE—In December, 1894, Frank J. Hineline, Isaac W. Budd, Hiram E. Budd, and Edward B. Stone, organized the Camden Lime Company, distributors of mason builders materials. For a few years the new firm had all it could do to keep afloat, and the older members of the firm became discouraged, seeing little promise in a business which turned over less than $50,000 a year. They, therefore, retired. But the youngest member of the firm looked through different eyes and saw large possibilities in the future, provided that hard work and able management were put into it. In April, 1925, Mr. Hineline's sanguine hopes were verified, and the company marked its growth of thirty years by moving into larger quarters. It is now the biggest distributor of mason builders' materials in the State, its sales running well over a million dollars annually. In 1924, more than 400,000 tons of sand and gravel and 225,000 barrels of cement were handled through its yards. In the development of this business, Mr. Hineline has been assisted efficiently by his son, who is secretary and treasurer of the company, and by a corps of loyal helpers, some of whom have been associated with him for over a quarter of a century. Mr. Hineline has not merely directed the activities of his concern from the offices, but has given personal supervision to the details in the yards, and the efficiency of the many labor-saving devices installed there, which it is estimated save South Jersey contractors more than $500,000 a year, is due directly to the president of the company, who invented many of them to meet his own particular needs. The Camden Lime Company has yards and wharfs at Fourteenth and Pine streets, Fourteenth and Walnut streets, Pine Street, Cooper River, and Federal Street, Cooper River. The Cooper River yards, which now cover five acres, are to be enlarged to take care of the increasing business. The arrangement of overhead cranes and bins, railroad trestles and loading platforms, which are arranged so as to save time and labor, is also a result of Mr. Hineline's own planning, he himself having made most of the drawings used. At these yards during the building season an average of four barges of gravel and sand are unloaded every day, and an average of ten carloads of building material goes daily over the company's sidings. The building at No. 39 South Sixth Street was recently purchased and completely remodeled, the first two floors being given over to the executive offices.
The dynamic leader of this squad in the industrial army, Frank J. Hineline, was born in Washington, District of Columbia, on March 14, 1867. Something over a hundred years before the founder of the family in America, Matheis Heinlein, together with his wife and three children, took passage in the ship "Bannister," setting sail from Amsterdam, Holland, and qualified at Philadelphia, on October 31, 1754. Since that date the family has been prominently identified with affairs in and around Philadelphia and Camden, the name Heinlein, which means "a grove on the plain," becoming Anglicized into Hineline. His daughter Sarah married James Morgan, ironmaster of Durham Furnace, and became the mother of Daniel Morgan, of Revolutionary fame. The son, George, became captain of Durham Township Militia and fought throughout the Revolutionary War, returning when peace was made, to become a prosperous farmer and an active participant in public affairs. It was his son, James, who changed the spelling of the family name to the form now used. James Hineline had a son George, to whom were born three children, one of whom, Charles D. Hineline, moved to Camden in 1842. He learned the printing business in Philadelphia, and became very prominent among the Journalists of that day. He first bought a paper called "The Tribune," which under his management became known as the "Two Thousand Gratis," from the fact that in securing advertisements, he promised that the circulation should be two thousand. To make this promise good, he was obliged to distribute many copies gratis. After a time he abandoned this enterprise, and took a trip West, but he was not happy there and returned to Camden to establish another paper, which he called "The Camden Democrat." He was a man of fine appearance and personal charm and his paper leaped into the front rank from the start. He was a champion of the working people, opposing the store-order, shinplaster system of employers robbing their employees. He also sided with the strike for shorter hours and better working conditions of the Gloucester factory operatives. A staunch Democrat, he sat in the New Jersey State Assembly in the 1851-1852 sessions, where he was largely instrumental in getting the ten-hour bill passed, which for many years remained the law of the State. For three terms he was mayor of Camden. His son, William S. Hineline, followed his father in a journalistic career. He married Elizabeth Pechmann, and to them were born two children, Frank Judson, of whom we write, and Carrie May.
Mr. Hineline attended the grammar school in Camden, but at ten years of age entered the employ of MacCullough, Smith and Jordan, type founders. Later he went with the Camden Iron Works, where he became assistant general foreman. Here he gained experience which in a few years he used in forming the company over which he now so successfully presides. During the war, Mr. Hineline became a "Dollar-a-Year- Man," and worked on the War Labor Board. He also was on the Camden County Staff of Lecturers in connection with the Draft Board, and spoke each week to departing soldiers. He is now a director and member of the finance committee of the Central Trust Company.
For eighteen years, Mr. Hineline has been vice-president of the New Jersey Sportsmen's Association. His other clubs are: Camden, Pine Valley Golf, and Tavistock Golf. He is a life-member of Lodge No. 293, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and a member of all Masonic bodies; Ionic Blue Lodge, No. 94, which he entered in 1902; Excelsior Consistory, past officer; Lu Lu Temple, Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine; Siloam Chapter and Van Hook Council, Royal Arch Masons; Past Commander, Crusade Commandery. In Masonry, he has the honor to hold the thirty-third degree.
At Chews Landing, Camden County, on April 17, 1891, Frank Judson Hineline married Alberta Budd. Two children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Hineline: Frank Budd, and Erma May. Their son, Frank Budd Hineline, married Elizabeth Haines, and they have two sons: Frank Budd, Jr., and Richard Haines. Mr. Hineline is associated with his father in business, holding the office of secretary and treasurer. Their daughter, Erma May, married Charles Bulkley, now vice-president of the Camden Lime Company, and to them have been born two daughters: Erma May, on June 6, 1916, and Alberta Jean, in February, 1922.
Philadelphia Inquirer - June 11, 1922
as seen from the North Bank of the Cooper River circa 1924
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of Granddaughter Judith Hineline
June 29, 1930
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from left: Frank J. Hineline, Erma Hineline Bulkley, Elizabeth Haines
Hineline, Frank Budd Hineline, Susan Moore, Lillian Kruse Haines, Rowland
I. Haines Jr., Erma May Bulkley, Albert Budd Hineline, Lura Plum Wilson
Haines, Dr. Rowland Ivins Haines.
Frank J. Hineline, commander-in-chief of Excelsior Consistory, A.A.S.R., is shown turning the first spadeful of earth at the old Hurley property, White Horse Pike and Magill Avenue, Collingswood, yesterday at the ground-breaking ceremonies which marked the beginning of work on the $500,000 home of the consistory. The building will be ready for use next fall. ' .
Hineline Family Picture
Taken at the Lincoln Hotel, Miami Beach, FL in the early 1930's
Front Row from left to right
Frank Judson Hineline
Back Row from left to right
Erma May Hineline
Camden Courier-Post * October 29, 1931
MORE MEN JOIN LEAGUE TO AID BAIRD
Forty-seven more prominent professional and business men yesterday joined the Baird-for-Governor Business Men's League and pledged themselves to work actively in interest of David Baird Jr., for governor, and add special impetus to his campaign.
The league was organized this week at an enthusiastic meeting of 18 outstanding Baird supporters in professional and business life at the Camden Club, 315 Cooper Street. The league membership is open only to business, professional and industrial leaders who are not holding public office and who are not politicians.
The latest enrollments among community leaders pledging themselves to devote themselves to the Baird cause are the following:
F. Morse Archer, president of the First Camden National Bank; Clinton. L. Bardo, president of the New York Shipbuilding Company and of the New Jersey Taxpayers' Association; George C. Baker, of the BakerFlick Company; Watson Shallcross, president of the Camden County Chamber of Commerce; Howard J. Dudley, Broadway merchant; Thomas E. French, prominent attorney; J. David Stern, publisher of the Courier-Post newspapers and of the Philadelphia Record; Wellington K. Barto, of the West Jersey Trust Company; Dr. Joseph Roberts, Cooper Hospital; William Clement, of the Clement Coverall Paint Company; Robert Wright, of the Haddonfield National Bank; Arthur J. Podmore, of the Camden Pottery Company; Nathan Leopold, Haddonfield druggist; Dr. J. Edgar Howard, of Haddonfield.
Dr. Alfred N. Elwell, of this city; Edward Preisendanz, Clarence Peters, N. Franks, of. Franks & Sweeney; U. G. Peters, Ralph D. Baker, prominent real estate man; Archibald Dingo, George Bachman, Sr., and George Bachman, Jr., Dr. O. W. Saunders, Henry Cooperson, Leon Cooperson, Herman Z. Cutler. Charles Bauman, Harry Rose, George Austermuhl, Walter Gulick, Albert Voeglin, Howard Fearn, John A. Schlorer, Ernest L. Bartelt.
William S. Casselman, George M. Carr, J. Price Myers, Carl R. Evered, former president of the Camden County Real Estate Board; Francis B. Wallen, former president of the Camden County Chamber of Commerce; William H. Alff, Edmund J. Alff, Harry Pelouze, Walter Campbell, Dr. Thomas R. Bunting, Joseph F. Kobus and Henry E. Kobus.
Enrollments, it was announced, may be made through the following committee of the league:
Ludwig A. Kind, Thomas Gordon Coulter, Charles H. Laird, Walter J. Staats, Frank C. Middleton, Jr., Frank J. Hineline, William T. Read, Charles S. Boyer, W. W. Robinson, George R. Pelouze, Paul A. Kind, Dr. Paul A. Mecray, Jerome Hurley, Harry A. Moran, James V. Moran, William J. Strandwitz, former Judge Lewis Starr and Frank C. Norcross.
Camden Courier-Post - April 29, 1933
J. HINELINE DIES AT AGE OF 67
Frank J. Hineline, president of the Camden Lime Company, one of the leading Masons of the state and for years one of the best target shooters in the country, died early today at. his home on Chews Landing Road, Haddonfield.
Mr. Hineline, who had been ill for more than two years of heart disease, was 67.
Although in ill health for a long period, Hineline was not considered in a serious state until several weeks ago. He had been able to take care of some of his many business affairs, although his activities gradually lessened until he was forced to remain in bed. During the last two weeks his condition had been grave.
be died at 5:45 a.m. his wife, Mrs. Alberta Budd Hineline
and his children, Frank B. Hineline and
Mrs. Erma Bulkley, were at his
When be died at 5:45 a.m. his wife, Mrs. Alberta Budd Hineline and his children, Frank B. Hineline and Mrs. Erma Bulkley, were at his bedside.
Besides being president of the Camden Lime Company. Hineline was a director of the Camden Safe Deposit and Trust Company, a charter member of the Camden Club and a member of Camden Lodge of Elks.
was honorary president of John James Audubon Chapter of the Izaak
Walton League, a member of the Camden Gun Club and many kindred outing
organizations, for he was a great
lover of the field and streams.
Hineline was a member of Ionic Lodge, of F. and A. M., which he joined in 1902, of Siloam Chapter, R. A. M.; Cyrene Commandery, Knights Templar, of which he was commander In 1913-1914. He joined Excelsior Consistory in 1904 and was made a Thirty-third degree Mason at Boston in 1918. He was elected commander-in-chief of Excelsior Consistory, Ancient Accepted 8cottsh Rite Masons, in May of 1929, succeeding at the time Frank C. 8ayrs. He was also a member of Lulu Temple in Philadelphia.
He founded the Camden Lime Company 37 years ago with an office on Federal Street below Second. At that time he had associated with him William Stone who retired about 10 years ago. Hineline then took over full control of the company which expanded, with two plants on Cooper River, one below Federal Street the other at the head of Pine Street. The office was located several years ago at 39 South Sixth Street where his son has been associated with him as a member of the firm.
For many years he was identified with the best target shooters in the country, being among the top notchers when it came to marksmanship. He not only participated in matches at weekly events hereabouts during his younger years but went to other cities in national and international tournaments. He was instrumental many times in bringing back trophies and himself had a great array of medals, cups and other evidences of his prowess with rifle or gun.
satisfied him more in his active years than to get back of a dog in the open fields
in gunning season
or to cast a trout line at the opening of the season. It was his
interest in the outdoors that made him the permanent honorary
of the Walton Leaguers. He likewise enjoyed golf.
Hineline had been a resident of Camden since 1870 when he came here from Washington at the age of three years with his parents. He received his education in the old Liberty School at Eighth and Spruce Streets.
Mrs. Hineline is the daughter of the late Isaac Budd, who was one of the early building material men of the city. Her brother, Hiram Budd, president of the City Line Lumber Company, died suddenly a few weeks ago at his home on Baird Avenue.
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