CLEMENT G. MADARA was born in Swedesboro NJ in 1858 one of at least eight children of Samuel and Deborah Madara. The 1870 Census shows that Samuel Madara was farming in Harrison Township NJ. When thje census was taken in 1880 Clement Madara was still in Harrison Township, living at and working in the store of Abraham Haldeman. He married Kizzie Applegate shortly after the 1880 Census was taken.
Clement and Kizzie Madara moved to Camden around 1887. He appears in the 1887-1888 Camden City Directory, living at 945 Newton Avenue. The 1890-1891 Directory shows that the Madara family had moved to 542 South 4th Street, where they lived at through the enumeration of the 1900 Census. By 1910 they had move to 232 Haddon Avenue, and to 6714 Maple Avenue in Pennsauken NJ by 1918.
When Clement Madara came to Camden, he first worked in the grocery store of C.F. Eastlack, and later worked for his son Oscar Eastlack. When S. Canning Childs founded his chain of groceries, Clement Madara joined his organization, and remained with the firm when it became American Stores. He was still working for the American Stores grocery chain when he died on August 5, 1936.
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