ALFRED AMBROSE FIELDS was born in New Jersey on April 18, 1897 to Alfred and Catherine Fields. His father worked as a house painter and had lived in South Camden in the early 1890s, then moved briefly to New York, where his older brother William had been born. They returned in time for the compilation of the 1896 City Dirfectory, which showed them at 718 Federal Street. The 1897 Directory shows the Fields living at 711 Chestnut Street in South Camden.
Alfred Ambrose Fields generally was known by his middle name. He was the second of four children, coming after William and before sisters Francis and Catherine. The family is listed at 831 South 9th Street in the 1898 Camden City Directory and at 829 South 9th Street in the 1900 Census. The Fields family was living at 916 Mount Ephraim Avenue when the 1906 City Directory was assembled and when 1910 Census was taken. The 1914 City Directory lists the Alfred Fields family at 1008 South 9th Street. Alfred Fields was still working as a house painter painter. Sadly, by 1919 Alfred Fields had survived by his wife and four children.
The Fields were still living at 1008 South 9th Street in June of 1917 when older brother William J. Fields registered for the draft. By the following year, when it was time for Alfred Ambrose Fields to registered for the draft, the family had moved to 1017 Princess Avenue in Parkside. he was then working at the New York Shipbuilding Corporation shipyard on Broadway.
The 1919 Camden City Directory has the family name misspelled and shows Alfred Ambrose Fields as Andrew Field. The family was still living at 1017 Princess Avenue in Parkside. The 1920 Census shows the Fields family, which included Alfred Ambrose Fields, his widowed mother, brother William, William's wife and daughter, and sisters Frances and Catherine residing at 1060 Morton Street. He was working at a shipyard in both publications. He was still working in a shipyard and living with at 1060 Morton Street when the 1924 City Directory was compiled.
The 1927 Camden City Directory shows Albert Fields living at 1230 Whitman Avenue. He was then working as an electrician. On June 23, 1927 he began serving with the Camden Fire Department, working at Ladder Company 4, South 10th Street and Morgan Street. When the 1929 Directory was compiled Alfred A. Fields was still living at 1230 Whitman Avenue.
The 1930 Census, enumerated in April of that year, shows Alfred A. Fields living with his widowed mother Catherine, sisters Anna and Catherine, widowed sister-in-law Anna, and cousin Anna May at 1327 Princess Avenue in Parkside.
Alfred A. Fields served with the Camden Fire Department as late as December 31, 1934. He was still residing at 1327 Princess Avenue when he passed away on April 13, 1937. His mother joined him on May 10, 1937. They are both buried at Calvary Cemetery.
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