GEORGE W. JOHNSON was born in New Jersey in 1872. He appears as a carpenter living at 571 Clinton Street in the 1890-1891 Camden City Directory.
George Johnson married late in life, at the age of 43. At the time of the 1920 Census, he was living with his wife, Loretta, at 765 Line Street and working as a building inspector for the City of Camden. Mrs. Johnson was an active member of the First Methodist Episcopal Church at South 6th and Stevens Street.
George W. Johnson later served as the head City Building Inspector for the city of Camden, under the direction of Winfield S. Price, who served as Mayor of Camden from 1927 to 1931.
George and Loretta Johnson were still living at 765 Line Street as late as 1947. He had long since retired.
|Philadelphia Inquirer - September 17, 1895|
A. Haines Lippincott
- Charles N. Robinson - George A. Frey W.H. Tice -
Jacob S. Justice - Francis
Ford Patterson Jr.
George W. Johnson - John Baker - C.E.W. Moore - A.J. Milliette - Charles Preusch
Dr. Phillip Wendell Beale - W.W. Mines Jr. - Harry Davis - D.W. Pierce
|The Chimes - First Methodist Episcopal Church - May 11, 1924|
|Rev. Thomas S. Brock - Rev. Maurice A. Clare - Lucy V. Graham - C. Harold Lowden|
|James T. Wakeman|
George W. Johnson - Line
Street - Mrs. Fred J.
Carrick - Mrs. James Parsons
Mrs. G.W. Yard - Mrs. S.F. Fox
Camden Courier-Post - January 28, 1928
MANSION ORDERED RAZED BY CITY OFFICIAL
Termed a ‘rendezvous of thieves, a haven for spooners and a general
nightmare, the deserted and broken down mansion at Third
and State Streets, was ordered torn down by Commissioner David
S. Rhone, director of public safety.
‘It’s been a it public nuisance for several
years and if the owners don’t raze it after they are so notified,
the city will,” Commissioner Rhone
Residents of the neighborhood declared yesterday
that the old mansion has been a den for thieves, and that complaints
to the city have gone unheeded. They said three robberies in one block
in one week occurred this month because of it. The thieves, they
explain watched the movements of the families from the deserted house,
and robbed the dwellings after they had left for a few hours at night.
Once Palatial Home
The ramshackle building is at the northeast corner of Third
Streets, opposite the James
M. Cassady School. It was once the palatial residence of the late Augustus Reeve, brick manufacturer, but has been in a state of decay for about five
A “For Rent” sign has been on the property for
a long period. Theater posters cover part of the exterior, its
staircase has been torn away, practically all windows have been
smashed by schoolboys and other marauders have removed doors, front
steps and fence, and have ripped plaster from the walls.
Robberies attributed in the neighborhood to thieves, who used the
dilapidated property as a “den”’ were those at 313 State
Street, next door, on January 7, 327 State
Street, January 13, and 302 State
Street, January 21. Police made no report of the facts, explaining to the
victims that any release of information would interfere with the
arrest of “a young man under suspicion in your own neighborhood.”
Orders Not Revealed
declined to explain what orders he had given the building inspector and the fire marshal relative to the
the windows are out and the doors are off,” he said, reporting on an
inspection he asserted he conducted. “If there is a health menace
there, that comes under the health Department, not the building
Asked what he would do about the place which was
declared unsafe by the residents of the neighborhood, he said he did
not know until he received “further orders” from Commissioner Rhone.
Gallagher, the fire marshal, could not be reached this morning.
Camden Courier-Post - February 18, 1928
Bride-to-Be is 'Kidnapped'
for Shower at City Hall
W. Johnson - Joseph J.
Roszkowiak - Lewis
Jack Weinberg - Atlantic Avenue - Mechanic Street
Genevieve Chudzinski - Frank Chudzinski
St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church
February 21, 1928
February 25, 1928
George W. Johnson - Rosie Scott
|Camden Courier-Post * February 29, 1928|
Metal Stamping Company - John R. Evans
Bernard Gallagher - George W. Johnson
North 2nd Street - Erie Street - Front Street - Segal Street
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