John
S.
Smith



JOHN S. SMITH had a long and varied career as a bar owner in Camden and Atlantic City, as a party official in Camden County's Democrat organization, as a detective in the Camden County Prosecutor's office, and as New Jersey's first boxing commission chairman. 

John S. Smith was born in Portsmouth, Virginia in June of 1866. He was the son of Samuel Smith, a ship carpenter, and his wife Annie. The 1880 Census shows the family living in Alexandria, Virginia, where John Smith worked as a laborer. Besides John, the family included daughters Elizabeth and Martha, and a granddaughter, May Smith.

John S. Smith first turns up in Camden City Directories in 1885, working as a ship carpenter and boarding at at 809 North 3rd Street. On November 28, 1886 John S. Smith married Rebecca A. Price at Union Methodist Episcopal Church at South 5th and Mount Vernon Streets in South Camden. He was then working as a ship carpenter.

In March of 1889 a son, Fitzhugh Lee Smith, was born. Another child had been born to the couple, but had passed by the time of the 1900 Census. The Smiths and father Samuel were then living at 815 North 3rd Street, the corner of North 3rd Street and York Street, in North Camden

By 1888 John S. Smith had opened up a saloon at 34 Erie Street in North Camden which he operated as late as 1893. He also became very active in politics as a Democrat, and rose to prominence in Democrat city and county circles. Although John Smith appears to have had no prior police experience, he was, in April of 1893 appointed to the Camden Police Department as the
 

Lieutenant for the First District, which covered Center City and North Camden. He apparently only served for a year or so in this position before a shift in political power in Camden restored the Republican party to control.

John Smith left the saloon at 34 Erie Street, and was listed at 931 North 3rd Street in the 1893 Directory, and at 929 North 3rd Street in the 1894 and 1895 Directories, working as a laborer. In 1896 he is listed as a polisher, living at 905 Point Street. Directories from 1897 through 1899 reveal that John S. Smith lived and operated a saloon at 643 North Front Street, the southwest corner of Front and Vine Streets.

Just prior to the compilation of the 1900 Camden City Directory John S. Smith took a position as a county detective, working for the Camden County prosecutor. He lived at 815 North 3rd Street from the time he was appointed detective through 1906, then moved to West Collingswood, where he was listed in Directories through 1909.

John S. Smith left the County Prosecutor's office in April of 1910. Directories from 1910 through 1913 show John Smith operating a saloon at 342 Federal Street. He served briefly as a detective, then relocated to Atlantic City, where he operated the Hotel Malatesta from at least 1915 through 1920. The hotel was located at 1134 Atlantic Avenue, at the corner of Atlantic and South North Carolina Avenues. John S. Smith also served for a time as a detective with the Atlantic County prosecutor's office.

In April of 1918 New Jersey Governor Walter Edge appointed John S. Smith to be the chairman of the newly formed State Boxing Commission.

Last a resident of Atlantic City, John S. Smith passed away on August 21, 1921.

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 5, 1893

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William G. Kairer Sr. - William G. Kairer Jr. - William H. Upton - Annie McCuen - Lemuel R. Weldy 
William H. Davis - Patrick M. Gallagher -
John S. Smith
Charles Kairer - Frank G. Kairer - Elizabeth Kairer White - Thomas Warren White -
First Methodist Episcopal Church
Improved Order of Red Men - Ancient Order of United Workmen - Odd Fellows - Legion of the Red Cross
Theodore Lambert - Louis Riley - Joseph B. Stevenson

1897 Camden City Directory


1898 Camden City Directory

Philadelphia Inquirer - August 4, 1891

Philip Schmitz - Jacob Schiller - Samuel Collins
John S. Smith - Charles J. Welsh - Stockton Park
Turn Verein Volksfest 

Trenton Evening Times - April 6, 1893

Samuel E. Lee - John Foster - Ralph Bond - Willliam Repley - George W. Anderson
John S. Smith - J. Harry Neutze - Harry B. Paul - William Davis - Caleb Williams

Philadelphia Inquirer - July 5, 1893

Patrick Clark - John S. Smith - William H. Davis

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 5, 1893

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William G. Kairer Sr. - William G. Kairer Jr. - William H. Upton - Annie McCuen - Lemuel R. Weldy 
William H. Davis - Patrick M. Gallagher -
John S. Smith
Charles Kairer - Frank G. Kairer - Elizabeth Kairer White - Thomas Warren White -
First Methodist Episcopal Church
Improved Order of Red Men - Ancient Order of United Workmen - Odd Fellows - Legion of the Red Cross
Theodore Lambert - Louis Riley - Joseph B. Stevenson

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 11, 1893

William G. Kairer Sr. - George Harris - Ellis Siberstein - Henry Hanson
Sycamore Street - William H. Davis - Patrick M. Gallagher - John S. Smith

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 20, 1893
John S. Smith - Thomas Gray - Edward McGraw
K. Oscar Nichuals - Garret D.W. Vroom

Philadelphia Inquirer - January 16, 1894
John S. Smith - Louis Sheppard - John Dugan

Philadelphia Inquirer - February 5, 1894

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William G. Kairer Sr. - George Greenleaf - Josiah Stevens - Richard Martin - Theodore Lambert
Daniel
"Dick" Sampson - Joseph Leonard - Lavinia Moore - William "Blackstrap" Davis

South 9th Street - Richard S. Ridgway - Patrick M. Gallagher - John S. Smith

Philadelphia Inquirer
February 6, 1894

William G. Kairer Sr.
Josiah Stevens
Wilson Jenkins
Lavinia Moore

South 9th Street
Richard S. Ridgway
Patrick M. Gallagher
John S. Smith
Theodore Lambert

 

 


Philadelphia Inquirer - February 11, 1894

William G. Kairer Sr. - Wilson Jenkins -  Lavinia Moore - John S. Smith
Charles Zimmerman - 1109 Liberty Street - Ellis Silberstein -
John L. Semple - Theodore Lambert

Philadelphia Inquirer - July 20, 1894

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Wilson Jenkins - John S. Smith
 

Philadelphia
Inquirer
January 15, 1895

B.F. Lyons - W.H. Getty
John Welch - John S. Smith
Harry Sheer - Andrew Leroy
David Corbett
Thomas W. Vickers
Charles F. Reese
John Dugan


Philadelphia
Inquirer
January 16, 1895

West Jersey Democratic League
John Jacobs - John S. Smith
WIlliam J. Thompson
Americus Club
"Captain Jack" Graham
John A. Smith


Philadelphia
Inquirer
January 20, 1895

Gottlieb Mick
John S. Smith
John Boyle
John L. Westcott
Colonel Edward M. Heyl
John Dugan


Philadelphia Inquirer - January 14, 1897
Caroline Hoelzle - John S. Smith - William C. Miller - Moses Hughes
Peter Petrick - Front Street - Vine Street - Liberty Street
Mechanic Street - Federal Street - Xavier Schnurr -
South 3rd Street - Spruce Street - John L. Westcott - Colonel William Cooper

Philadelphia Inquirer * March 7, 1899

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John Cherry - John S. Smith - Dr. Wallace McGeorge - Charles Applebach - Mrs. Clara Carter
Harry Morgan - Hannah Morgan - Mrs. Rebecca Morgan -  Lillie Morgan
William Street - 
Broadway

Philadelphia Inquirer * August 8, 1899

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Harry B. Paul - John S. Smith
George Pfeiffer - Samuel Iredell

 


Philadelphia Inquirer * August 12, 1899

John Cherry - John S. Smith - Robert Miller - Harry Miller 
Benson Street - James Finley 

New York Tribune * October 12, 1899

John S. Smith - Gottlieb Mick - William J. Thompson - Thomas McDonnell 

Philadelphia Inquirer * October 29, 1899

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Gottlieb Mick - Dr. John W. Donges - Christopher S. Magrath - Isaac Ferris Jr. - Charles Devaull
John Hood - George D. Borton - James F. Davis - Joseph Devinney - George Holl - Joseph Nowrey
William E. Anthony - David T. Campbell - John Pugh - John K. Esler - Harry Stetser
Cornelius Schepperkotter - Dr. Francis J. Bicker - Jonas S. Miller - Allyn Brewer - 
Joseph Peacocok - David A. Shreeve - Charles D. Heath  - Frederick Krueger - F.S. Neipling
Aaron Bryant - Jacob C. Lippincott - Thomas Wentz Jr. - William J. Thompson - John S. Smith
 George Williams - Charles C. Old - Jacob C. Daubman - Major William H. Tice
Clarence T. Atkinson - James Burke - Thomas Bodell - Francis Ford Patterson Jr.

Philadelphia Inquirer * January 24, 1900

John Cherry - John S. Smith

Philadelphia Inquirer
February 27, 1900

George Pfeiffer Jr.
Harry B. Paul
John S. Smith
Howard Carrow
Joseph Nowrey
John H. Irwin
James Noone
Lewis Holl
George Horneff
Ben Maloney
William Hollmon
William Jennings
Frank H. Powell
Abel Lewis
William Petzel
Thomas H. Cook

 

 

 

 


Philadelphia Inquirer
May 11, 1900
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J. Wesley Sell - Francisco Abbatto - Robert L. Barber - Dr. William S. Jones
Dr. Alexander McAllister - Dr. Ernest S. Ramsdell - Dr. E.A.Y. Schellenger Sr. - Dr. A. Haines Lippincott
Dr. Joseph Nicholson - Dr. Paul Mecray - Upton S. Jeffreys - Harry B. Paul - Charles R. Bacon
William H. Cole - John S. Smith - J. Fred Voight - Martin J. O'Brien - Gennaro DeFeo

Philadelphia Inquirer - July 1, 1900
 
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George Pfeiffer Jr.
Harry B. Paul
John S. Smith

Philadelphia Inquirer * July 30, 1900

John Cherry - John S. Smith - Joseph Potlaski - Chestnut Street

Philadelphia Inquirer * September 4, 1900

John Cherry - John S. Smith - John Painter
Cornelius Preston - William Smith -
Frank T. Lloyd

Trenton Evening Times - October 25, 1900
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Harry B. Paul - Howard Carrow - John S. Smith - William J. Thompson

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 23, 1900
Ex-Gloucester City Mayor Jackson - Surrogate George S. West
John S. Smith - ex-Gloucester City Mayor Beaston
Herbert Stetser - John Cherry - Justice F. Snyder - Clayton G. Sagers
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Frank T. Lloyd
John Wesley Sell
John Foster
George Gannett
William M. Dougherty
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Philadelphia Inquirer - February 6, 1901
Robert F. Hill - J. Wesley Sell - William Hill - Violet Hill - Pearl Hill - Rev. H.S. Gascoyne
Rev. Charles D. Sinkinson - David Logue - John S. Smith - J. Fred Voigt - E.J. Strickland
Charles G. Garrison - Dr. William S. Jones - Mrs. Mary Weldon - Edith Weldon Hill - Foster M. Voorhees
South 3rd Street - New Camden Cemetery

Philadelphia Inquirer - February 22, 1902

Philadelphia Inquirer - March 20, 1902
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Samuel G. Warwick - Frank T. Lloyd - J. Wesley Sell - John S. Smith

Philadelphia Inquirer - August 26, 1902
Grant Lord - John S. Smith
William Althouse - O. Glen Stackhouse - Edward Carmany

October 1, 1902 to January 14, 1903

The Paul Woodward Murder Case

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On October 1, 1902 Paul Woodward murdered two young boys by giving them poison. Frank T. Lloyd, then Camden County prosecutor, was responsible for leading the investigation and prosecuting the case. County Detective Cherry was involved in the investigation. Woodward was arrested on October 4, 1902. Detective Cherry was present later that day when Woodward was identified as being seen with the two victims. Woodward was indicted, tried, convicted of murder in the first degree, and on January 7, 1903 executed at the Camden County Jail. 

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Joseph Jennings - Jennings' Third Regiment Band - Frank T. Lloyd 
Dr. William S. Jones
- William D. Hart - Dr. Paul N. Litchfield - F. Morse Archer
John Foster - John Painter - John Cherry - Isaac Toone - Paul Woodward
George M. Beringer - Charles G. Garrison - J. Wesley Sell
Christopher J. Mines Jr. - Frederick A. Rex - J. Frederick Voigt
George F. Kappel - Isaac Toy -
Harry S. Scovel - Francis Ford Patterson Jr.
John S. Smith - O. Glen Stackhouse - Hugh Boyle - Charles D. Ridgley
Francis Abbatto
- Eli Shaw - Lafayette Gruff - Annie Irving Keeler
David Kaighn - George Leathwhite - George J. Pechin - Elmer E. Cox - T.L. Bear
Patrick Harding - Frank S. Albright - William J. Paul - Thomas Walton
David E. Barry - Edward Wilcox - Dr. WIlliam H. Iszard - Dr. J.F. Leavitt
Dr. WIlliam H. Knowlton - Dr. William Miles - Dr. George H. Chapman

Other people involved in this case:

John Coffin - W. Price Jennings
Mrs. Edith Barber -
Rev. C.A. Adams - Rev. John Lyell
Rev. William H. Fishburn -  - Rev. Gilbert Underhill - Rev. John Warnock

Harry Bowen - Joseph Simpkins - Ann Somers -
William May - Lillian Martin
James Sheiding - Harry H. Robinson - Edwin Hillman - William Robinson
George Asay - William Powell - William Anderson - Charles Eiley
Thomas J. Atkinson - Wilson English - Harry Avis - George H. Stineford Sr.
John M. Hyde - William Heggan - John St. Clair - Charles S. Hess - William Rex
Daniel J. Horgan - Isaac Siebert - W. Wilmer Collins, Druggist - Major Edward Coffin William Coffin - William Coffin Jr.  -
Kingston Coffin -  - Fayetta Jennings
Charles May - Mary Eiler - William F. Smith - Lee Hubert - Maurice Daniels
Thomas Woodward - Bella Woodward - James Bland - James Morrisey

Samuel Paul - Fred George

Philadelphia Inquirer
October 3, 1902

John Coffin
William Coffin
W. Price Jennings
Joseph Jennings
Jennings' Third Regiment Band

 


Philadelphia Inquirer - October 4, 1902
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 5, 1902

     
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Frank T. Lloyd - Dr. William S. Jones - William D. Hart - Dr. Paul N. Litchfield
F. Morse Archer - John Foster - John Painter - John Cherry - Charles May
David Kaighn - George Leathwhite -
Isaac Toone - George J. Pechin
Elmer E. Cox - T.L. Bear -
Paul Woodward - Joseph Jennings
Benson Street - North 3rd Street - Kingston Coffin

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 6, 1902
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Trinity Baptist Church - John S. Smith - George M. Beringer

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 7, 1902

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O. Glen Stackhouse - Hugh Boyle - George F. Kappel - Isaac Toy
Charles D. Ridgley - Paul Woodward - Rev. C.A. Adams
Rev. John Lyell - Rev. William H. Fishburn - Cooper School

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 8, 1902
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Harry Bowen - Joseph Simpkins - Harry S. Scovel - Eli Shaw - Mrs. Edith Baker

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 9, 1902

PAUL WOODWARD
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Philadelphia Inquirer - October 10, 1902
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Lafayette Gruff - Anna Somers - Royden Street

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 11, 1902

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Annie Irving Keeler - William May - Charles May

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 12, 1902
William D. Hart - John Painter - Frank T. Lloyd - Dr. Paul N. Litchfield
George M. Beringer - Francis Abbatto -
John S. Smith
Annie Irving Keeler - John Houseman Coffin - Walter Price Jennings
Lillian Martin - Mrs. Edith Barber -
Paul Woodward


 

Philadelphia Inquirer
October 13, 1902

James Sheiding










Philadelphia Inquirer - October 14, 1902
Edwin Hillman

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 15, 1902
Harry H. Robinson

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 16, 1902
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 19, 1902
George M. Beringer - Frank T. Lloyd - Paul Woodward

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 22, 1902
Charles G. Garrison - Frank T. Lloyd - Paul Woodward

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 24, 1902
Charles G. Garrison - Frank T. Lloyd - Paul Woodward

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 25, 1902
Charles G. Garrison - Frank T. Lloyd - Paul Woodward

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 31, 1902
Charles G. Garrison - J. Wesley Sell - Paul Woodward

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 31, 1902
Charles G. Garrison - Frank T. Lloyd - Paul Woodward

 

Trenton
Evening Times

November 12, 1902


 

Philadelphia Inquirer
November 13, 1902

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William Robinson  - George Asay - William Powell - William Anderson
Charles Eiley - Thomas J. Atkinson - Wilson English - Harry Avis
George H. Stineford Sr. - John M. Hyde - William Heggan - John St. Clair
Charles S. Hess - William Rex - Linden School

Philadelphia Inquirer - November 14, 1902
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - November 15, 1902















 

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Daniel J. Horgan - Isaac Siebert - W. Wilmer Collins, Druggist - Major Edward Coffin
Coffin's Corner, Ashland - William Coffin - William Coffin Jr.  - Mary Eiler
William F. Smith - James Sheiding - Fayetta Jennings - Lee Hubert

Philadelphia Inquirer - November 16, 1902


 
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Maurice Daniels - Thomas Woodward - Bella Woodward

 

Philadelphia Inquirer
November 17, 1902

 

 


Philadelphia Inquirer - November 18, 1902


 
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Philadelphia Inquirer - November 19, 1902
James Bland - James Morrisey

Philadelphia Inquirer - November 21, 1902
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - November 22, 1902
 

 

 

 

 

Philadelphia Inquirer
November 23, 1902

Patrick Harding
Frank S. Albright
William J. Paul
Thomas Walton
David E. Barry
Edward Wilcox
Dr. WIlliam H. Iszard
Dr. J.F. Leavitt
Dr. WIlliam H. Knowlton
Dr. William Miles
Dr. George H. Chapman
Charles G. Garrison
Paul Woodward

 

 

 

 

Philadelphia Inquirer - November 26, 1902
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - November 29, 1902
 

Kalamazoo Gazette - November 29, 1902

Salt Lake Telegram - December 2, 1902
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 4, 1902
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 7, 1902
Rev. Gilbert Underhill - St. John's Episcopal Church

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 9, 1902
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 12, 1902
J. Frederick Voigt

 

Philadelphia Inquirer
December 14, 1902


 

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 15, 1902
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 17, 1902
Frederick A. Rex

 

 

 

 

Philadelphia Inquirer
December 21, 1902

 

 

 

 


 

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 25, 1902
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 26, 1902
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 30, 1902
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 31, 1902
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - January 1, 1903
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - January 3, 1903
Christopher J. Mines Jr. -  Rev. John Warnock

 

 

Philadelphia Inquirer
January 5, 1903

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philadelphia Inquirer
January 6, 1903

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philadelphia Inquirer - January 7, 1903


 

 

Wilkes Barre Times
January 7, 1903

 

 

 

 


Philadelphia Inquirer - January 8, 1903

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Samuel Paul - Fred George

Philadelphia Inquirer - January 17, 1903
Francis Ford Patterson Jr. - Frank T. Lloyd - Paul Woodward

 

Philadelphia Inquirer
November 29, 1902

Diamond Street
John S. Smith
John Cherry
Dr. Paul N. Litchfield

Frank Taianoski
Jacob Chopper
Peter Opluski
John Schwenze
John Vanank
Stanislaus Weruski
Edward Wolfe


 

Bridgeton Evening News
January 3, 1903

Walter B. Humphreys
John S. Smith
Chief Linderman
William P. Early


Philadelphia
Inquirer
June 20, 1903

Philip Schmitz
Charles J. Welsh
John S. Smith
Cassimer P. Burton
Philip Szymakarski


Trenton Evening Times
May 3, 1903

John S. Smith - Marshall W. Taylor

Camden Lodge 293, 
Benevolent Protective Order of Elks

Charles P. Stevenson - Craig & Ardell - William D. Hall - Herbert Lloyd - Meeker Baker Trio

Philadelphia Inquirer - July 21, 1903
Frank Peterson - Marshall W. Taylor - George D. Borton - John H. Irwin - Samuel Kilpatrick
John S. Smith - John G. Colsey - James Long - Joseph Kolb - Frank S. Fithian
Fred J. Newton - Joseph H. Pfeiffer - John McCabe - Martin Frand -
Christopher J. Mines Jr.
Joseph Burt - Isaac Moffett - Henry J. West -
Richard C. Mason - Thomas Curley
John Fort - D. Harry Condit - John Beaston

Camden Lodge 293 Benevolent Protective Order of Elks


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William Heiser - John S. Smith


Philadelphia Inquirer - August 22, 1904

John S. Smith - Daniel O'Rourke

Philadelphia Inquirer - November 19, 1904

John S. Smith - Ida Burton

 

 

Philadelphia Inquirer
October 12, 1905

John S. Smith
John Cherry
John Cohee
Andrew Shafer
Philip Schmitz
South 2nd Street
West Street
Frank T. Lloyd

 



Philadelphia Inquirer
October 12, 1905

John S. Smith - Frank T. Lloyd
Don Quon You
Nipoo Kee
Moy Ying
Charley Lee
Kaighn Avenue



The
April 18, 1906
Meeting

Camden Lodge No. 293, B. P. O. E.

CAMDEN, N. J., April 13, 1906

DEAR SIR AND BROTHER:

You are requested to attend the regular Stated Meeting, April 18, 1906, at 8 o'clock, at which time the following named applicants for membership will be balloted for:

CANDIDATE AGE OCCUPATION RESIDENCE ENDORSED BY COMMITTEE

Thomas H. Edwards

37 Shoe Man'f''g 423 Benson St.

Brother John H. Switzer

Bro. John Harris
Bro. W. Penn Corson
Bro. Asa L. Roberts

Francis. J. Bicker M.D.

46 Physician

Fillmore & Van Hook Sts.

Brother John S. Smith

Bro. H.H. Davis
Fro. J. Willard Morgan
Bro. George B. Bond

Charles W. Bossle

31 Hatter 706 Linden Street

Bro. Joseph Bossle Sr.

Bro. J.R. McCabe
Bro. H.B. Francis
Bro. B.H. Shivers

John Morgan Jr. 

27 Real Estate Agent Merchantville, N.J.

Bro. John W. Barr

Bro. William F. Rex
Bro, D. Harry Condit
Bro. Frank E. Gardiner

Howard Callingham

23 Bookkeeper Orston, N.J.

Bro. Joseph Bossle Sr.

Bro. Thomas J. Moore
Bro. Samuel B. Crall
Bro. James H. Eyster

G. Frank Travis

34 Tailor 320 Spruce Street

Bro. John W. Barr

Bro. John H. Switzer
Bro. William G. Maguire
Bro. Charles W. Brecker

Theodore Stiles Jr.

42 Meat and Provision Dealer 27 N. Third Street

Bro. C.W. Brecker

Bro. Wm. Shillingsburg
Bro. James T. Bailey
Bro. P.S.D. Johnston

C.F. Taylor

35 General Storekeeper Collingswood, N.J.

Bro. Thomas J. Moore

Bro. Samuel B. Crall
Bro. James H. Eyster
Bro. H.I. Cooper

Frank Reiss

  Cotton Duck Salesman Collingswood, N.J.

Bro. S.H. Wilkinson

Bro. Thomas J. Moore
Bro. Samuel B. Crall
Bro. James H. Eyster

Edward M. Wright

35 Produce
Com. Merchant
Merchantville, N.J.

Bro. John Stewart

Bro. Al. L. Smith
Bro. M.W. Taylor
Bro. H.H. Voorhees

      Attest: J. FRED. NEWTON,                                                           ALEX. J. MILLIETTE,
                                             Secretary.                                                                              Exalted Ruler.


Philadelphia Inquirer - May 20, 1906

John Cherry - John S. Smith


Philadelphia Inquirer - August 4, 1906

John S. Smith - John Cherry - A.H. Wells


Philadelphia Inquirer - December 8, 1906

John Cherry - Daniel Burton - Alexander Hicks - John S. Smith


Philadelphia Inquirer - January 13, 1907

George Miller - John S. Smith


Woodbury Daily Times
May 8, 1907

John S. Smith - Marshall W. Taylor
Russell Neill - Howard Lummis












 

Philadelphia
Inquirer
July 22, 1907

John S. Smith 
William V. Lowe
Frank Lee Dickinson














Philadelphia Inquirer * August 2, 1907

Philadelphia Inquirer * August 21, 1907
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Charles Gibson - Stephen Dorsey - Mulford Street - Edward Horner - Frances Horner
Victoria Natoli - John S. Smith - John Cherry - Elisha Gravenor - Dr. William S. Jones
J.W. Fithian - Henry S. Scovel - Mrs. Anna Marter - Mrs. Edward Megargee - Mrs. Isaac Beideman

Philadelphia Inquirer * August 22, 1907
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Charles Gibson - Stephen Dorsey - Mulford Street - Edward Horner - Frances Horner
Victoria Natoli - John S. Smith - John Cherry - Charles G. Garrison - Dr. William S. Jones
J.W. Fithian - Henry S. Scovel

Philadelphia Inquirer
October 16, 1907

Charles Gibson
Stephen Dorsey
Frances Horner
John S. Smith
Charles G. Garrison
Henry S. Scovel

John S. Smith


Philadelphia Inquirer

May 11, 1908

John S. Smith
Marcus Carroll
Bowman H. Shivers
George Hammond
Felix McCabe

 




Jersey Journal

August 11, 1908


John S. Smith
Jacob Schiller
Hugh Boyle
William Albert










Washington D.C.
Evening Star

August 17, 1908

John S. Smith
J.W. Fithian
Jacob Henrickson
Josiah Rudderow

 



Philadelphia Inquirer * August 20, 1908
John S. Smith - Charles A. Wolverton

Washington D.C. Evening Star - August 22, 1908
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John S. Smith - Charles A. Wolverton

Bridgeton Evening News

February 16, 1909

J. Frank Shull - John S. Smith
Henry S. Scovel - Frank C. Sayres
E. Ambler Armstrong - Edmond O. Wilson
J. Willard Morgan - Charles B. Coles
Dr. F.R. Brace - Harry Douglass
A.C. Havens - T.W. Synott
P. Kennedy Reeves - Joseph Gaskill
H.O. Newcomb - S. Stanger Iszard
Israel G. Adams

 


Philadelphia Inquirer
August 11, 1909


Charles Neibel
John S. Smith


 

 

Philadelphia Inquirer
November 28, 1909

Daniel E. Motley - John S. Smith

 

 

 

 


 


 

Philadelphia Inquirer
January 10, 1910

John S. Smith
Frederick A. Buren
William Penn Hook & Ladder Company No. 1
William O. Carter
John Barr
East Camden
Stockton Volunteer Fire Association



 

Philadelphia Inquirer

April 27, 1910

  John S. Smith

Henry Scovel


Philadelphia Inquirer - August 14, 1910

John S. Smith - Roland C. Bowne - Jacob Dunn - George A. Hoffman
Governor Fort


Philadelphia Inquirer - August 23, 1910

John S. Smith - Henry Scovel - Lawrence Doran


 

Philadelphia Inquirer

April 27, 1910

  John S. Smith
David Baird Sr.

Edward Hartman









Philadelphia Inquirer - July 31, 1913

John S. Smith - Harry Cheeseman


Philadelphia Inquirer - July 24, 1914

John S. Smith - John Weber - Herbert McMicken


Philadelphia Inquirer - July 31, 1913

John S. Smith - Frank H. Miller - Walter S. Le Torneau


 

Trenton Evening Times

March 18, 1918

  John S. Smith

Walter Edge
Charles A. May
Dr. J.E. Raycroft








Philadelphia Inquirer - April 30, 1918

John S. Smith - W.E. Cann - George S. Crain - Walter Edge


Jersey Journal - August 22, 1921
Jersey City, NJ


 

Philadelphia Inquirer - August 22, 1921

John Cherry - John S. Smith


Trenton Evening Times - August 22, 1921

 

Camden Courier-Post - February 15, 1938

 Dan McConnell's Scrapbook

Excerpt from Dan McConnell's column:

A CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK 

The axiom of like father, like son is particularly apt in the life of F. Lee Smith, new Democratic leader of Delaware Township.

His is a political heritage handed down by his late father the beloved John S. Smith, former Camden County detective and first boxing inspector, who later was a freeholder in Atlantic County when he operated the once-famous Malatesta Hotel.

Until his death the elder Smith was affectionately known as “Rye Beach” Smith.

For many years, when this writer was the skipper of a 16-foot sailing skiff that skimmed over the then non-polluted waters of the placid Delaware River, the elder Smith operated a tavern in a section nicknamed “Rye Beach”.

The beverage bistro was the meeting place of all North Camden fight and baseball fans and the walls were adorned with greats of the prize ring and baseball diamonds of those pristine days. The place afterwards was a gospel mission.

Later John Smith opened a more ornate drinkery at Fourth and Federal Streets. The sports celebrities and the faithful gathered there. It was a meeting place for veteran newspapermen, who quaffed amber brew from long stems.

In those days officials in positions to enforce the law had no qualms about petty gambling.  A popular game at Smith's tavern was played with an electric fan, the blades of which were numbered. The older newspaper boys passed the time away playing for the cost of the drinks.

Carry on, F. Lee Smith.  


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