JAMES YOUNG was born in Pennsylvania around 1898. After serving in the armed forces during World War I, James Young married around 1921. On June 16, 1923 James Young was appointed to the Camden Fire Department. The 1924 City Directory lists James Young and his wife Florence at 1011 Segal Street in North Camden, next door to brother firefighter Elwood Martz, who lived at 1013 Segal Street.
The 1927 and 1927 City Directories show James Young and his wife Florence at 1206 North 24th Street in Cramer Hill. The 1930 Census shows James Young, wife Florence, and children Marjorie and James at the North 24th Street address, and Fire Department Records from 1931 also list him at that address. Brother firefighter Allen Palmer was living with the Youngs in 1931, according to Fire Department records.
By 1935 James Young had been promoted to Captain. He then was serving with Engine Company 8, at 619 Kaighn Avenue in South Camden. He later was assigned to Ladder Company 2, quartered in the same building. The 1940 and 1943 City Directories shows that James Young and his wife Florence were living at 3322 Mitchell Street in East Camden. He was still working as a Captain when the 1947 Directory was compiled. That edition shows him living at 1155 Lois Avenue in Cramer Hill. James Young retired from the Fire Department as a Captain in February of 1950.
James Young was still listed in the 1956 New Jersey Bell Telephone Directory at 1155 Lois Avenue. He is not listed in the 1959 edition, however, Florence Young is listed at 3322 Mitchell Avenue, and remained listed there through at least the fall of 1970. James Young passed away in April of 1970.
Camden Courier-Post - February 9, 1933
AND FIREMEN WILL ELECT TODAY
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.
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
CHOSEN HEAD OF POLICEMEN, FIREMEN
by the members for his splendid work in behalf of the club, Herbert
a patrolman attached to the
Third Police District, last night was re-elected president of the Camden
Police and Firemen's Association.
praise was heaped upon the patrolman following announcement that he had received 107 of 110 votes cast
in yesterday's balloting. He was unopposed
a three-cornered fight, William
a fireman, was elected vice president of the association. He received 73
His opponents were Charles
given 12 votes, and Albert
18 votes. Both are firemen.
unopposed for office were: William
financial secretary; Walter
assistant financial secretary; Warren
Rich, recording secretary, and Winfield
Leviseur, assistant recording secretary. The last two are firemen
while the first two are policemen.
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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