Furman
Chester
Price


 

FURMAN CHESTER PRICE was born on January 24, 1884 to Isaac N. and Annie Price. He was an only child.

The 1898 and 1899 City Directories list the family at 783 Spruce Street.

The 1900 and 1910 Census shows Furman C. Price living with his parents at 637 Cherrier Place. He was working as a "helper" in 1900 and as a pipefitter in 1910. By 1914 he had married. The 1914 City Directory shows him and his wife Ethel at 911 South 7th Street. He was still at that address when he registered for the draft in September of 1918.

Furman C. Price was appointed to the Camden Fire Department on December 1, 1916, taking the place of William McCauley.

The 1924 City Directory and the April 1930 Federal Census shows Furman Price, his wife Ethel living at 725 Spruce Street. Furman Price was still working as a member of the Camden Fire Department at the time of the Census, and his father was also living with him. Camden Fire Department records from 1931 also show him living at the Spruce Street address. He left the department on pension at some point during the 1930s, eventually finding work with the Radio Condenser Company at their plant at Thorn Street at Copewood Street. The 1940 City Directory shows him living at 1411 Norris Street. He was still at that address in the spring of 1942 when he registered for the draft, but moved to 1417 Norris shortly thereafter, and was still at that address when the 1946 City Directory was compiled.

Furman C. Price passed away in April of 1964.


Philadelphia Inquirer * December 1, 1916

Israel Adams - Charles Fitzsimmons IV - Furman Price - WIlliam McCauley Lewis Newman - Henry Suters - William Comerford


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Camden Courier-Post - February 9, 1933

COPS AND FIREMEN WILL ELECT TODAY
Herbert Bott Is Unopposed for Presidency of Camden Association

The Camden Police and Firemen's Association will hold election of officers today at its headquarters, 1175 Whitman Avenue, from 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Herbert Bott is unopposed for re-election as president. William Thorn is unopposed to replace Richard Middleton for financial secretary and Walter Vecander is unopposed for the new post of assistant financial secretary. All these are police officers.

The police trustees will be named from the following nine candidates: William Marter, George Ward, William Britner, Joseph Shreeve, William Schriber, Joseph Mardino, Joseph Dunnett, Leon Feltz and Russell Young. Two police sergeant-at-arms will be chosen from among Stanley Wirtz, Harry Cattell, Joseph Schultz and George Clayton.

Three candidates are seeking the post of vice president, which goes to a fireman. They are William Spencer, Charles Edwards and Albert Dukes. Warren Rich, a fireman, is slated to succeed himself as recording secretary and Winfield Leviseur is unopposed for the new post of assistant recording secretary, which goes to a fireman.

Four fireman trustees will be chosen from ten candidates. They are Charles Cook, Henry Baumgartel, Walter Eastlack, Arthur Batten, William Getner, William Toy, Lawrence Newton, James Young, Russell Anderson and William Taylor. Three firemen are seeking two posts as sergeants-at-arms. They are William Judge, John Mulligan and Furman Price.


Camden Courier-Post - February 10, 1933

BOTT CHOSEN HEAD OF POLICEMEN, FIREMEN
Spencer Wins 3-Corner Fight for Vice-President of Association

Lauded by the members for his splendid work in behalf of the club, Herbert Bott, a  patrolman attached to the Third Police District, last night was re-elected president of the Camden Police and Firemen's Association.

The praise was heaped upon the patrolman following announcement that he had received 107 of 110 votes cast in yesterday's balloting. He was unopposed for reelection.

In a three-cornered fight, William P. Spencer, a fireman, was elected vice president of the association. He received 73 votes. His opponents were Charles Edwards, given 12 votes, and Albert Dukes, 18 votes. Both are firemen.

Others unopposed for office were: William Thorn, financial secretary; Walter Vecander, assistant financial secretary; Warren Rich, recording secretary, and Winfield Leviseur, assistant recording secretary. The last two are firemen while the first two are policemen.

Lieutenant George Ward, Patrolman William Marter, and Firemen William Taylor, William Getner, James Young and Lawrence Newton were elected to the board of trustees.

Sergeants-at-arms named were Stanley Wirtz and George Clayton, police, and William Judge and John Mulligan, firemen. All had opposition.

After the ballots had been counted William H. Iszard, former assemblyman, appeared on behalf of the Elks Crippled Kiddies Committee, and asked police to support the wrestling show to be staged by that group February 13..


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