DAVID ELMER BAKLEY was born in New Jersey on December 6, 1878 to Clara and Ridgeway Bakley. He was the second of three sons, being born between Lewis and Ralph Bakley. The family was living on York Street just before he was born. They had moved to 213 North 9th Street by 1887, and by 1890 to 582 Pine Street. When the Census was taken in 1900 the family lived at 583 South 6th Street. The elder Bakley then worked as a day laborer.
David Bakley married Mary Rushworth around 1903. When the census was taken in 1910 the Bakleys were living at 512 South 6th Street with Mary Bakley's father, John Rushworth. David Bakley was then working as a machine operator in a shoe factory.
By the end of 1912 David Bakley had been appointed to the Camden Fire Department and was in time assigned to Engine Company 6, at Front and Linden Streets.
By September of 1918 David Bakley and his wife had separated. He was living with his parents at 521 South 6th Street, and was still at that address when the census was taken in January of 1920. Brother Lewis Bakley lived next door at 523 South 6th Street. On November 12, 1928 David Bakley married the former Wilhelmina Minnie" Ley at Union Methodist Episcopal Church in Camden. She was the widow of George C. Hennessey Sr.
After the wedding, David and Minnie Bakley and stepson George C. "Cal" Hennessey made their home at 626 Clinton Street. David Bakley retired from the Camden Fire Department in 1933. In April of 1947, step-son George C. Hennessey Jr. began service with the Camden Fire Department.
David Bakley passed away on June 25, 1952 and was buried at Arlington Cemetery in Pennsauken, New Jersey.
March 13, 1912
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