Charles
Sturgis


 

CHARLES H. STURGIS  was born in New Jersey in August of 1859 to John and Mary Sturgis. The 1870 Census shows the family, which included younger brothers John and George, living in Newton Township, near the Gloucester City post office. This area was annexed to Camden the following year, becoming Camden's Eighth Ward.

He married Caroline Horneff on April 3, 1877. There were five children born to the family, William Paul Sturgis, Charles H. Sturgis Jr. Harry Jacob Sturgis, Clarence Wilbert Sturgis, Edna May Sturgis. The 1910 Census also indicates a sixth child, Thekla Sturgis, was born in 1897.

In November of 1899 Charles Sturgis was considered for an appointment to the Camden Fire Deopartment, but the job did not come his way. He was added to the Department in April of 1905.

The 1900 Census shows Charles and Caroline Sturgis at 709 Ferry Avenue with children Charles H. Jr, Harry, Clarence, and Edna at home. Charles H. Sturgis Sr. was then working as a huckster.

The 1910 Census shows son Clarence and his wife living at 650 Ferry Avenue, son Harry, his wife and child at 652 Ferry Avenue, and at 662 Ferry Avenue lived Charles H. Sturgis Sr., wife Caroline, and daughters Edna and Thekla. The 1910 Census also indicates that Charles Sturgis was working as an oilcloth printer at the time. He may have temporarily left the Fire Department, as it is known that he was a member both prior to and after the 1910 Census was enumerated.


Charles Sturgis left the Camden Fire Department at some point after December of 1914. By 1920 he had moved to Verga in Gloucester County. He died of cancer in late December of 1924 and was buried next to his son Harry at New Camden Cemetery on January 2, 1925.


Philadelphia Inquirer

November 24, 1899

Cooper B. Hatch - George W. Whyte
William Penn Hook & Ladder Company No. 1
First Baptist Church - Edgar Bolton
John W. Vanhart - W. Scott Franklin
Benjamin Kellum - Charles Robinson
George B. Wade - Albert Jones
George Cox - Edward Weston
Samuel Peoples - Harry B. Middleton
Harry Burroughs - Robert W. Colkett
William G. Hillman - James E. Navin
Charles Todd - Daniel Smith
Peter B. Carter - Alfred Hayden
Henry Elliott - Josiah Sage
Samuel Price - William Rose
Charles Sturgis - Daniel Grimes
Harry Wagner - Augustus Kester
William Simpson

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Philadelphia Inquirer
December 4, 1904
Martin Carrigan
Rollo Jones
Charles Cook
James White
Samuel Sheer
Edward Finley
Joseph Daly
Joseph Ernst
Seth D. Monnell
William K. Buzine
Charles Sturgis
Samuel T. Whitezell
Ephraim T. Davis
J. Oscar Till Jr.
John H. Vickers
Frederick Morse
Harry C. Anderson
William Miller
Engine Company 5

Philadelphia Inquirer
April 22, 1905

Charles Cook
James White
Harry C. Anderson

Edward Finley
Martin Carrigan
James Willis
Harry Green
Seth D. Monnell
William K. Buzine
Charles Sturgis
William Miller
Samuel T. Whitezell
Ephraim T. Davis
J. Oscar Till Jr.
John H. Vickers
Frederick Morse


Philadelphia Inquirer - October 26, 1907

Bridgeton Evening News - April 29, 1908

Philadelphia inquirer - June 28, 1911

Philadelphia inquirer
May 31, 1912

Henry Sturgis - Charles Sturgis - John Painter - William Schregler - Samuel Farr 
Edward Farr - Dr. Orris W. Saunders - Ferry Avenue - Broadway - Atlantic Avenue 
South 7th Street - Engine Company 3


Philadelphia Inquirer
September 8, 1912

Charles G. Garrison
William T. Boyle
Martha Hearn
Edward Schlereth
Charles Ford
Effie May Wagner
Samuel Farr
Edward Farr
Charles Sturgis
William Gold
Maud Daisy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Philadelphia inquirer - May 26, 1913

Elbridge B. McClong - Charles Sturgis - Ferry Avenue
O. Glen Stackhouse - Samuel Farr Edward Farr


Camden Post-Telegram - December 11, 1914

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Master Street - Mary J. Ball Home & Day Nursery - Thomas Nicholas
Dr. Emma Richardson - Frank Gondolf - Charles H. Fitzsimmons IV
James H. McDermott - Mortica Clark - Harry A. Haines Sr.
Charles Sturgis - Eva Grey - Mary McKeown
"Brown" is George C. Boone
Engine Company 7 - Engine Company 3

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