John Foster



JOHN FOSTER was a noted policeman in Camden in the 1890s. Born in Bloomfield NJ in 1859, his parents moved to Camden in 1861. He attended school in Camden, before going to work as a hatter at the age of 17. When the Census was taken in 1880 John Foster had married Mary Hanle. The couple lived at 702 South 3rd Street, and were the parents of a daughter, Louisa, not quite a year old. At least three more children would follow before Mrs. Foster passed in the spring of 1894.

John Foster continued working as a hatter until 1888. Active in local Republican politics, he became a member of the Camden police force when the Republicans swept into office in a landslide that year. The Foster family by then was living at 345 Pine Street. John Foster was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in March of 1893, and  was put in charge of the southern part of Camden, solving many notable cases and making numerous arrests. He was appointed Chief of Police in 1899, succeeding long-time Chief Samuel Dodd. That year's City Directory shows him residing at 247 Pine Street

In 1895 John Foster served as the first Exalted Ruler of Camden Lodge 293 of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. Other charter members included Frank A. Ward, Charles L. Bowman, Dr. A. Haines Lippincott, Dr. J. F. Leavitt, Fred W. George, T. L. Bear, William M. Fithian, Everett Ackley, Fithian S. Simmons, Philip Wilson, Paul E. Quinn, John N. Kadel, William G. Maguire, Frank B. Sweeten and Maurice Hertz.  

Chief Foster oversaw the expansion Camden's police department at the same time as Camden expanded with the annexation of Stockton Township, which brought what is now known as East Camden and Cramer Hill within the city limits. Chief Foster served under both Republican and Democrat mayors. Last a resident of 292 Mount Vernon Street, he was still serving as Chief of Police when he died on March 1, 1906 at Jefferson Hospital. 

John Foster was succeeded as Chief of Police by Elisha A. Gravenor.


Biographical Review - 1897 
 
 

Philadelphia Inquirer
October 17, 1892
John Hill - Joseph Dodson - James Evans - George Hanson
William M. Butts -
John Foster - Marwood Derrickson - Alfred Reed
C. Henry Peters - Daniel F. Hurley - Ida Fisher - Laura LeCount

Philadelphia Inquirer - January 27, 1893

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Ella Ford - Charles Wesley Law - Rebecca Price - Ella Price - William Johnson
John Foster - Edward E. Jefferis - Richard S. Ridgway
T. Casper Hart - Samuel Dodd - Dr. William H. Iszard  
Locust Street - Pine Street - Cherry Street




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 - April 4, 1894

John Foster - William Harvey


Philadelphia
Inquirer

April 22, 1894

John Foster
Goerge Brooks
Frank Grapewine
Lizzie Slachfelt
John Cooper
Joseph T. Wilson
William G. Kafrer
George Lippard
Brotherhood of the Union



Philadelphia Inquirer April 28, 1895

 

William Joyce Sewell

Harrison H. Voorhees

James R. Carson

Andrew Blair Frazee


William C. Dayton

Martin J. O'Brien

Maggie Longworth

South 3rd Street

Royden Street

Church of the
Immaculate Conception

Martin Coyne

John M. Kelly

Francis X. O'Brien

Charles Livingstone

Ferry Avenue


Fillmore Street


John Foster

Samuel Dodd

Legion of the Red Cross

Harry B. Paul

Howland Croft

Oliver M. Smith

Mary A. Gregory

Mickle Street


Rev. J.B. Graw


Philadelphia Inquirer
October 4, 1895

John Foster
James H. Hunt
David W. Shaw
Joseph DeMarco
Philip DeMArco
Nicholas Walpa

 


Philadelphia Inquirer - June 23, 1896

John Foster - John L. Westcott - Stockton Park - Camden Turn Verein 
Emil Lingerman - H. Doerschner - Emil Doerschner - J. Scharf

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 14, 1897
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Emma Zane - Sarah Shaw - Eli Shaw - Wilson H. Jenkins - Line Street

Samuel Dodd - John Foster - John H. Beard - Edward Zane
Harry G. Geesey - John J. Doonan - Charles Kleeman - Stockton Park Hotel
West Jersey Hotel - John Polk - East Camden
Foster S. Zane - Beckett Street - Charles Higgins - Howard Ross - South 3rd Street
Pine Street - O.B. Blizzard  - James H. Carey - Liberty Alley
Dr. A. Haines Lippincott - William A. Husted - Thomas Benkert - Martin J. O'Brien
William Anderson - Charles Folwell - John Irwin - Rev. John W. Marshall
Broadway M.E. Church - Rev. William A. Massey - Wiley M.E. Church
James Hough - Policeman Albert F. Meyer
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Philadelphia Inquirer - October 30, 1897
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Emma Zane - Eli Shaw - Wilson H. Jenkins

Henry S. Scovel
Dr. William S. Jones - Dr. A. Haines Lippincott - William A. Husted - Thomas Benkert
Martin J. O'Brien - William Anderson - Charles Folwell - John Irwin
Elwin Steen
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Harry Delameter - O. Glen Stackhouse - John Foster - H. Frank Pettit
James E. Tatem - Frank B. Haines - Albert Fogg - John Painter - John H. Beard - Albert Hollingshead
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William Stein - Charles M. Lane - Elwin Steen
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John Sinclair - Mrs. Anna Knight

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Philadelphia Inquirer
December 22, 1897

Eli Shaw
Dr. William S. Jones
Dr. Marcus K. Mines
Dr. A. Haines Lippincott
John Foster - H. Frank Pettit
John Painter
Charles Lane - Alonzo Lane
Elwin Steen - John Sinclair
David Shaw
George Mordorf
Lawrence Mather

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Philadelphia Inquirer - March 18, 1898
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Samuel Dodd - John Foster - H. Frank Pettit - John S. Roberts - Charles E. Day
George W. Jessup - Cooper B. Hatch - Edward V.D. Joline - Harry C. Kramer - Thaddeus P. Varney

Philadelphia Inquirer - July 1, 1898

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Cooper B. Hatch - Samuel Dodd - John Foster - 
John Beard - John Painter - Samuel Gray

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 30, 1898

John Foster - H. Frank Pettit 
Cooper B. Hatch
- Joseph Nowrey
J. "Denny" Clark
Frank Rawle - Annie Murray
South 6th Street - Spruce Street
South 2nd Street - Chestnut Street

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Philadelphia
Inquirer

September 2, 1898

Cooper B. Hatch
Samuel Dodd
John Foster

William Hart


Philadelphia Inquirer
December 22, 1898

William Ilgenfritz
Jacob N. Wise - Charles Gordon
Victor Kline - Charles E. Wilson
Bessie Hughes - Mrs. Marshall
Cooper B. Hatch
John Foster
Harry C. Kramer
J. WIllard Morgan
Charles Baron - George Cooper
Harry Miller -
George Anderson
Edward Hartmann
James Ware
Joseph Nowrey
Mickle Street
Delaware Avenue
Market Street - South 9th Street
Ferry Avenue - Vine Street
Front Street -
Arch Street


Philadelphia Inquirer
December 31, 1898

Arthur Stanley - John Foster
Atlantic Avenue - Ferry Avenue  

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Philadelphia
Inquirer

April 26, 1899

Arthur Stanley
Edward Oswald
Alfred Batten
John Foster
John Williams
Dr. William S. Jones

Dr. Sylvan G. Bushey
Jefferson Street
South 10th Street
Cooper Hospital

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Philadelphia Inquirer - May 14, 1899
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South 3rd Street - W. Harry Getty - Charles Metz - Walter H. Keefer - James Boone - George Armstrong
Charles Loriaux - George Smith - Victor Thompson  - George Sterling - Washington Ketline

William D. Hart
- Hugh Boyle - John Painter - Albert Shaw - Robert F. Miller
- John Foster
George W. Anderson - H. Frank Pettit - Harry Miller - Isaac C. Brown - Joseph Nowrey
South 4th Street -
Benson Street - North 17th Street - Federal Street  

Philadelphia Inquirer - June 29, 1899
Arthur Stanley - Cooper B. Hatch - John Foster 
George Danks - Willis Godfrey -
Joseph Nowrey
Walter E. Harrington -
Haddon Avenue- Newton Avenue
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Philadelphia Inquirer - August 14, 1899
Arthur Stanley - John Foster - Edward Hyde
Harry Frisby - William Wilkins 
Henry Chambers - Lillian Chambers - Louisa Chambers - Annie Stewart
Coroner Edgar H. Landes - County Physician
William S. Jones
Assistant Prosecutor William H. Carson -
General William Joyce Sewell
825
Locust Street

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Philadelphia Inquirer

February 12, 1900

Broadway Methodist Episcopal Church
First Presbyterian Church
North Baptist Church
First Methodist Episcopal Church
Eighth Street Methodist Episcopal Church
Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church

John Foster - Arthur Stanley
Hugh Boyle - William E. Albert
Daniel B. Murphy
Rev. James W. Marshall - Rev. W.H. Fishburn

Ancient Order of United Workmen


Philadelphia Inquirer
February 20, 1900

Arthur Stanley - Lewis H. Leigh
Frazier Baker - Edwin Hillman
John Harris - Harry Moffett
George Emory - James Scanlin
John Foster - John Carmany
Cooper B. Hatch - Isaac V. Bradley
William B. Carter - William Keaser
Theodore Less - William Kiesel
Robert Smith - .G. Locke
Harry Silvers - William Z. Gibson
Benjamin Lawton - Edwin Stevens
Benjamin E. Mellor - William B. Cannon

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Philadelphia Inquirer - May 14, 1900
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Taylor Avenue
Federal Street
South 5th Street
Arch Street
Arthur Rose
Thomas Pinkerton
William Pinkerton
William Cowgill
William Grosscup
Mrs. James Morris
M.S. Irvin
B.F. Sutton
Charles WIlliams
Samuel Davis
Joseph Swing
Samuel S. Elfreth
Dr. Henry H. Davis
Cooper Hospital
George M. Beringer
F. Walter Toms
Camden Lodge of Elks No. 293
Edward Foster
S.B. Morris
Broadway

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Mrs. Robert Wible
Isaac S. Toy
Charles Foulon
Harry A. Miller
John Foster
John W. Cheney
C.W. Nichols
F.W. Potter
North Baptist Church
Thomas M.K. Lee Post No. 5, G.A.R.
New Jersey Safe Deposit & Trust Company
Berkley Street
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Philadelphia Inquirer - July 23, 1900
North 2nd Street - South 3rd Street - Henry Hayes - Arthur Stanley- Edward Hyde - Thomas Cunningham George Nowrey - James O. Weaver - William Harvey - O. Glen Stackhouse - Mrs. Ida Buckingham
Robert Forbes - John McKenna - William Ivins - Jmes Buckingham -
John Foster
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Philadelphia Inquirer
August 20, 1900

Harry Curtis
John Foster 

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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

January 29, 1901

John Foster
Col. Daniel B. Murphy
Charles O. Pedrick


Philadelphia
Inquirer

February 23, 1901

John Foster


Philadelphia Inquirer - February 23, 1901

Jackson Street
Colonel D.B. Murphy
Jennings Third Regiment Band
John Foster
Arthur Stanley - William E. Albert
Hugh Boyle
Sergeant Horner - Sergeant Bentley
George A. Donovan
Edward S. Hyde
Samuel S. Elfreth
Samuel Buzine - Benjamin Kellum
Ivy Fife & Drum Corps
Cooper B. Hatch

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Philadelphia Inquirer
June 16, 1901

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Arthur Stanley - Edward S. Hyde - John Foster - John Reader - O. Glenn Stackhouse - Officer Sayrs
Thomas F. Walters - Isaac G. Johnson - Gilbert Massey - Fidelity Detective Agency 
Locust Street - Sycamore Street - Division Street - Line Street

 

Philadelphia Inquirer
September 22, 1901

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Arthur Stanley - Cooper B. Hatch - John Foster - John Reader
O. Glenn Stackhouse - George G. Geabel -
Leon Czolgosz - Broadway
Mount Vernon Street - Newton Avenue

Philadelphia Inquirer - February 2, 1902
  Arthur Stanley - David Ellis
John FosterJoseph Nowrey

Philadelphia Inquirer - July 29, 1902
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John Foster - F. Morse Archer
Joseph Nowrey - Eli Hunt
John G. Helm - Henrietta V. Bland
James Bland - Charles Wagner
Harry Miller - Albert Keaser
Robert Miller - F. Neil Robinson 
Edward Hartman
South 3rd Street - Beckett Street 
Liberty Street - Locust Street
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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. Detectives working under Chief Foster were involved in the investigation, and made the arrest on October 4, 1902. Chief Foster 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 - December 14, 1903

J. Oscar Till - John Foster - John Painter - William D. Hart - Edward S. Hyde - Ralph Haines 
William Thallman 

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J. Oscar Till
John Foster
John Painter
William D. Hart
Edward S. Hyde
Ralph Haines 
William Thallman 

 


Philadelphia
Inquirer

March 21, 1904

John Foster
James Foster
Broadway


Philadelphia Inquirer - May 24, 1904
  Arthur Stanley - Martin J. O'Brien - Charles Dubell - Edward S. Hyde
Independent Fireworks Company - Simeone Tieratozotti - Leonardo Pinto - 

Ferry Avenue
- Division Street - South 10th Street 
Michael Scanola - Hannah Parker - Stella Lewis - Mary Engle - Julius Engle
Jerosa Mongello - Peter Kearney - Tony DiNigro - R.A. Rockhill - J.A. Diebert
Eberhardt Renning - Wilson Cunningham - R.A. Raphal -
Cooper Hospital
Frank T. Lloyd - Dr. Paul N. Litchfield - John Foster - Walnut Street
Herbert Weser - W.P. Teller - A. Walter Geller - Joseph Scanola
Camden & Suburban Railway - William Martin - Walter Ferguson
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Philadelphia
Inquirer

August 12, 1904

John Foster
George Daly
Edward S. Strang
Charles E. Watkin
O. Glen Stackhouse

Locust Street
Walnut Street

Camden Iron Works


Philadelphia
Inquirer

October 25, 1904

John Foster - Edward Hyde
Charles O. Pedrick
Elisha Albert Gravenor
David Bentley -
John Reader
William Schregler
George Nowrey


Philadelphia Inquirer - February 12, 1905
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William Jansen - Grace Annie Jansen - John Foster

Philadelphia Inquirer - February 12, 1905
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Camden Home for Friendless Children
Charlotte "Lottie" Helm
William Schregler - John Foster

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 9, 1905

Charles H. Ellis - John Foster


Philadelphia Inquirer - March 2, 1906

John Foster - James Foster - Ionic Lodge No. 94. F & A. M.
Fifth Ward Republican Club -
Mount Vernon Street


Philadelphia
Inquirer

March 3, 1906

John Foster
William Schregler


Philadelphia Inquirer - March 5, 1906

William J. Sewell - Mount Vernon Street
Charles H. Ellis - Ionic Lodge of Masons
First Italian Republican Club - Tall Cedars of Lebanon
Improved Order of Red Men - John Carroll - John R. Campbell
Rev. Gilbert Underhill - St. John's Episcopal Church
Elisha Albert Gravenor - John Brothers - Maurice A. Rogers
George Hammond - Joseph Nowrey - Albert Shaw
Thomas Brothers - Camillus Appley - Robert Colkett
Jules Bosch - Thomas J. Murphy - Harry Mines 
  
George Kappel - George Kleaver - Albert Snow - Casper Hart
 Arthur Stanley - Fifth Ward Republican Club - William Horner
Aaron Matlack - Third Street - Walnut Street - Broadway
Benson Street - Haddon Avenue - City Hall - Harleigh Cemetery  

Philadelphia Inquirer - March 5, 1906

Dr. William Shaffer - Haddon Avenue - Wright Avenue - John Foster

Philadelphia
Inquirer

March 21, 1906

 


Philadelphia
Inquirer

March 13, 1909

John Foster
James Foster
Broadway


Camden Courier-Post - June 2, 1933

CAMDEN ELKS HOPE TO GET CONVENTION
Advisory Committee Will Present Formal Invitation for State Meet

The twenty-first annual reunion and the convention of the New Jersey State Elks Association will be held in Camden next June if efforts of the advisory board of Camden Lodge of Elks are successful at the state meeting in Newark on June 15, 16 and 17.

Members of the advisory board for the local lodge, who are past exalted rulers of the Camden lodge, will present the invitation to hold the 1934 meeting in Camden, at the twentieth reunion and convention in Newark.

Members of the lodge have adopted a resolution confirming the action of the advisory board and plans were made to set the necessary machinery in motion to bring the 1934 convention to Camden. It was pointed out that Camden Elks have the largest home in the state.

Samuel Kirkpatrick, the oldest past exalted ruler of the lodge, is head of the advisory board, and Harry G. Robinson, youngest past exalted ruler, is delegate to the state association, which is composed of past exalted rulers of all Elks lodges in New Jersey. 

Although the state association was formed in Camden, there has never been a reunion or convention of the association held here, it was pointed out.

The outstanding feature of each annual convention is the mammoth sessions, with thousands of Elks in line. It is estimated the parade would draw more than 50,000 persons to Camden, if the local lodge's invitation is accepted.

The Camden lodge is sending the band and patrol to Newark for the parade, which will start at 7 p. m. on June 17. Arrangements are being made to have the largest delegation in the parade represent Camden.

Past exalted rulers who comprise the advisory board, and the year they took office, follow: Samuel Kirkpatrick, 1900; Dr. A. Haines Lippincott, 1901; Alex J. Milliette, 1906; J. Harry Switzer, 1908; James H. Long, 1911; Marion Moriarty, 1913; Allen Jarvis, 1914; Albert Austermuhl, 1915; William L. Sauerhoff, 1917; Theodore T. Kausel, 1918; Garfield Pancoast, 1919; William G. Ferat, 1920; Harry Ellis, 1921; Samuel A. Dobbins, 1923; D. Trueman Stackhouse, 1924; Frank S. Van Hart, 1925; Edward J. Kelly, 1926; Rud Preisendanz, Jr., 1927; Roy R. Stewart, 1928; William H. lszard, 1929; William Lehman, 1930; J. Harry Todd, 1931, and Harry G. Robinson, 1932.

Deceased past exalted. rulers and the year they took office are: John H. Foster, 1895; W. E. B. Miller, 1896; Philip Burch, 1897; D. Harry Condit, 1898; H. L. Hartshorn, 1899; George D. Borton, 1902; Maurice Rogers, 1904; Francis Warren, 1907; E. Wilmer Collins, 1909; Lewis H. Leigh, 1910; Morris Odell, 1912, and W. Wallace Balcom, 1922. 

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