ROBERT CASON was born on July 8, 1877 in New Jersey to Charles
and Elizabeth Cason. He married Adaline H. Wells on March 13,
1900 Census shows William R. Cason, wife Addie and son Howard
living at 619 Henry Street. he was working as a packer at a
wholesale drug firm. He remained at this job into the spring of
1910. Sadly, Addie Cason passed away from diphteria on June 29,
1903 and was buried at Colestown Cemetery in Delaware
Township (present-day Cherry Hill) New Jersey.
The 1906 Camden City Directory
and 1910 Census both show William R. Cason working living
at 526 Mickle Street along with his son, his parents, brother
Charles W. Cason Jr. and his wife Jessie. By the time the
1912-1913 Camden City Directory was compiled, William R. Cason
had been appointed to the Camden Fire Department. The Casons had
by that time moved to 518 Mickle Street. He was promoted to
Lieutenant in 1915.
September of 1918 William R. Cason had remarried. He was living
with his wife Margaret, stepdaughter Gladys Allen, and in-laws
Joseph and Mary Renard at 442 Stevens Street.
This arrangement was still in place in January of 1920. The 1924
City Directory shows him residing at 437 Stevens Street. The
1927 City Directory shows him living at 519 Benson Street. He
had by that time been promoted to Captain.
R. Cason is not listed in the 1929 City Directory. He had retired
from the Camden Fire Department with the rank of Captain during
the late 1920s. When the Census was taken in April of 1930s,
William R. Cason was a widower by this time. He was living with
his sister and brother-in-law Rose and Louis Renard in
Gloucester City, New Jersey. By 1931 he had move to 316 Audubon
Avenue in Audubon, New Jersey.