John
A.
Mulligan


JOHN MULLIGAN was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 3, 1888 to Irish-born parents, Edward and Ellen O'Brien Mulligan. He was the second of five children.

The family had moved to Camden by 1898. City Directories and the 1900 Census shows the family at 22 South 8th Street, the corner of South 8th and Bridge Avenue. Edward Mulligan at that time was operating a saloon.

The 1906 City Directory list the Mulligan family at 1145 Federal Street. The 1910 Census shows the Mulligan family at 1143 Federal Street. By 1910 the elder Mulligan, then 50 was not working. John and his older brother James were employed at one of Camden's leather 

factories, and younger brother Edward, 19, worked as a motorman on the a trolley car. On June 5, 1917, when he registered for the draft, John Mulligan was still single. He lived at 1131 Federal Street and worked at the Keystone Leather Company factory located a few blocks away. He married shortly after registering.

On June 20, 1917 John Mulligan married Mary Donnelly. They are listed in the 1918-1919 City Directory at 1127 Federal Street. When the Census was taken in January of 1920, John Mulligan, his wife Mary, and two daughters, Catherine and Mary, were living in a house they owned at 50 South 26th Street in East Camden. John Mulligan was still working for the Keystone Leather Company when the Census was enumerated, on January 24, 1920.

By the time the 1924 Camden City Directory was compiled, John Mulligan had been appointed to the Camden Fire Department. He was assigned badge number 168, pictured above. Another daughter, Jane, was born in the mid-1920s. The family was still at 50 South 26th Street in 1931.

The 1940 City Directory shows John and Mary Mulligan, along with their daughter Jane, living at 18 North 28th Street. He was still working for the City of Camden as a fireman. By the spring of 1942 he had moved once again, to 28 North 28th Street, where he lived out his days.

John Mulligan was still employed as a Camden fire fighter when the 1947 City Directory was compiled. He passed away on July 28, 1947.


World War I Draft Card


Hook & Ladder Company 3, Hose & Chemical Company 1 & Engine Company 9 - 1924

Hook & Ladder Company 3: Captain Joseph B. Ayres, FF Dave Humphries, Al Dukes, John Mulligan, Bill Mountney, Bill Hopkins. Hose & Chemical Company 1: Captain Charles H. Robinson, FF William E "Pud" Jaeckel, George Townsend, Ken Naylor, Howard Gick. Engine Company 9: Captain John H. Vickers, FF Irv Lederman, Newton Ash, Joe Gentlesk, Al Palmer



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..


Camden Courier-Post - July 11, 1933
Clarence Madden - John Mulligan - George Garner - John H. Lennox
Engine Company 4 - Engine Company 5 

World War II Draft Card


Engine Company 9 & Ladder Company 3
Engine Company 9 & Ladder Company 3 - circa 1946
John Mulligan passed away on July 28, 1947

E9 Tim Shanahan, Howard "Waxie" Harrington, Howard Gick, unknown, Newton Ash
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Johnny Mulligan, Dave Humphries. Clarence Madden, Harry Allebach , unknown, Henry Zook


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