James
White


 

JAMES R. WHITE was born in New Jersey in May of 1865. 

The 1900 Census shows him and his wife Elizabeth at 332 North 10th Street. He then was working as a teamster. Also at home were young daughters Lillian and Bertha, and James White's mother, Margaret.

James White probably was also active politically, which resulted in his being appointed to the Camden Fire Department on December 4, 1904. 

The 1910 Census shows James White working as a Camden Fire Department member, living at 328 North 10th Street with his daughter Bertha, the 16.

By James White had been promoted to Lieutenant and was serving with Engine Company 2, located at Fire Headquarters, North 5th and Arch Streets. He was later promoted to full Captain.

The 1920 Census shows that James Whit had remarried. He and his wife, the former Mary Walz, lived at 231 North 8th Street in North Camden, with Mary's son from a previous marriage, Conrad Walz.

The 1930 Census shows James R. White was still serving as a Captain with he Camden Fire Department. He and wife Mary were then living at 36 Terrace Avenue in East Camden. Fire Department records from 1931 show that James White had retired and was still living at 36 Terrace Avenue in East Camden. He later moved to 17 West Stiles Avenue in Collingswood. James Whit died at the age of 71 on September 29, 1936 and was buried at Arlington Cemetery in Pennsauken, New Jersey. 



Philadelphia Inquirer
December 4, 1904
Martin Carrigan
Rollo Jones
Charles Cook
James White
Samuel Sheer
Edward Finley
Joseph Daly
Joseph Ernst
Seth D. Monnell
William K. Buzine
Charles Sturgis
Samuel T. Whitezell
Ephraim T. Davis
J. Oscar Till Jr.
John H. Vickers
Frederick Morse
Harry C. Anderson
William Miller
Engine Company 5

Philadelphia Inquirer
April 22, 1905

Charles Cook
James White
Harry C. Anderson
Edward Finley
Martin Carrigan
James Willis
Harry Green
Seth D. Monnell
William K. Buzine
Charles Sturgis
William Miller
Samuel T. Whitezell
Ephraim T. Davis
J. Oscar Till Jr.
John H. Vickers

Frederick Morse


Driver Newton Ash and Lieutenant James White are pictured with the 1916 Boyd 2-in-1, 750 gpm pumper assigned to Engine Company 2.






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