GEORGE W. GARNER was a member of the Camden Fire Department in the 1920s and 1930s. He was born in New Jersey about 1901. He married Farabell Piper, who worked as a clerk at Camden's post office around 1924. The Garners lived with Farabell's parents, Charles and Farabell Piper, who had a variety shop at 2642 Federal Street in East Camden, which sold candy and patent medicines. George W. Garner was serving with the United States Navy as late as 1924. He was appointed to the Camden Fire Department on April 4, 1928.
When the City Directory was compiled for 1929, he and wife Farabell were still living at 2642 Federal Street, with their infant daughter Joan and his wife's widowed mother. They were still at that address in April of 1930. Fire Department records from 1931 show him living at 738 York Street. By the summer of 1933 the Garners had moved to 235 Morse Street.
In february of 1934 George W. Garner was transferred to Ladder Company 2 at 619 Kaighn Avenue. There appear to have been some incidents of the job on February 18 and 19, and he was suspended in the first week of March, 1934. He had returned to work by March 17. On March 31 Deputy Chief Walter Mertz spoke with him about disciplinary issue. On May 21, 1934 George Garner failed to answer the alarm sounded at 2:29 AM for a fire at 319 Lansdowne Avenue. He was again suspended and in all likelihood subsequently removed from service.
George W. Garner appears to have passed away prior to the compilation of the 1940 Camden City Directory. Farabell Garner is listed at 205 South 36th Street in the 1940 and 1943 Directories. The Garners are not listed in the 1947 Camden City Directory. Farabell Garner was living in Willingboro NJ when she died in December of 1973.
Camden Courier-Post - April 4, 1928
Nicholas - John
H. Lennox - Rollo
Jones - William Harring - Clarence
|Camden Courier-Post - June 9, 1933|
10 HURT IN SERIES OF 7 ACCIDENTS
Ten persons were injured within an hour last night in seven accidents throughout Camden.
The first accident occurred at Twenty-eighth and Thompson streets where a car driven by Mrs. Sarah A. Mole, 39, of 2903 Pleasant street, struck a five-year-old boy who ran from the sidewalk into the path of the automobile.
The boy, John Smith, 5, of 2801 Pleasant street, suffered cuts on the right arm and leg. Mrs. Mole placed him in her car, then requested Charles Johnson, 32, of 2840 Thompson street, to drive the car to Cooper Hospital. Johnson agreed and with Julius Braxton, 18, a friend, of 2933 Thompson street, Mrs. Mole and the Smith boy started for the hospital. .
At Twenty-seventh street and Saunders Avenue, the second accident occurred when Mrs. Mole's car, driven by Johnson, crashed with another car driven by H. Lem White, 43, of 730 Colford avenue, Collingswood. Johnson, Mrs. Mole and Braxton all were cut and bruised in the crash and were taken, with the Smith boy to the hospital by another motorist.
Meanwhile at Baird avenue and Marlton pike, an automobile driven by Miss Virginia M. Brickner, 18, of 27 Cuthbert Road, Westmont, was overturned .in a collision with another car driven by George W. Garner, 31, of 235 Morse Street, a city fireman. Miss Brickner was treated at Cooper Hospital for shock and bruises.
Two accidents occurred at Sixteenth street and Crescent Boulevard. In the first, Charles C. Markley, 30, of 1040 Sycamore avenue, Haddon Heights, attempted to stop his car when another machine cut In front of him. Markley's car overturned at the curbstone, and was wrecked, but Markley escaped injury.
A Palmyra mother and her four year-old daughter were injured when the shaft of a bread wagon broke two windows in their car and showered them with glass, at the same intersection.
The car was driven by Mrs. Dorothy Creager, 32, of 737 Garfield Avenue, Palmyra. She was cut, as was her daughter, Helen, 4. The driver of the wagon, Jackson Kircher, of 159 West Avenue, Westville, was not injured.
William H. Anderson, 7, of 810 Chambers avenue, Gloucester, was treated last night at Cooper Hospital for a leg fracture suffered when struck by an automobile at Brown street, near Paul, Gloucester. Mrs. Anna Hammond, of 136 Snyder Avenue, Westville, took the boy to the hospital and reported to. Gloucester police.
|Camden Courier-Post - July 11, 1933|
Madden - John
Mulligan - George
Garner - John
Engine Company 4 - Engine Company 5
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