Harry
A.
Greenan


 

HARRY ANTHONY GREENAN was born in Camden on March 20, 1892 to Willam H. Greenan Sr. and his wife Catherine. His father and grandfather Hugh Greenan had come to Camden after the Civil War along with uncles Peter, Hugh, and John. Hugh Greenan founded patented a hair plaster used in sidewalk paving and had a manufacturing business in the 1700 block of Master Street by the late 1870.

Harry Greenan was one of at least eleven children. When the 1900 Census was taken, only eight of the Greenan children were alive, William H. Jr., John J., Peter, Hugh T., Annie, Harry, Joseph, and Mary. William Greenan Sr. worked as a teamster, as did William Jr., while John J. and Peter were by then working as rug weavers. The family lived at 1729 Master Street in Camden's Eight Ward.

The 1914 City Directory shows Harry Greenan working as a pipefitter and living at 2003 Arlington Street with other members of the Greenan family.On June 5, 1917 Harry A. Greenan registered for the draft. He was then boarding at 2005 Arlington Street, and working as a pipe fitter at the nearby New York Shipbuilding Corporation shipyards. He was still single at the time.

The 1920 Census shows Harry Greenan living with his father and brothers Peter and Joseph at 687 Fairview Street. On December 7, 1920 Harry A. Greenan was appointed to the Camden Fire Department. He reported for duty in January 1, 1921. 

By 1924 Harry A. Greenan had married. He and wife Victoria then lived at 737 Sylvan Street, just north of Morgan Street. They remained at that address through at least 1931. When the 1940 Camden City Directory was being compiled Harry and Victoria Greenan were living at 2540 Morgan Boulevard. The Greenans were still at that address as late as the spring of 1957, when, having reached the mandatory retirement age of 65, Harry A. Greenan left the Fire Department. The Greenans were still at 2540 Morgan Boulevard into the 1970s. By 1977 the family was gone from Morgan Boulevard.




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Camden Post-Telegram * December 30, 1920

Peter B. Carter - Thomas Nicholas - Walter Browning - George B. Wade - William W. Patterson
Francis Ford Patterson Jr. - Charles H. Ellis - David Jester - Joseph Forsyth

Engine Co. 1 - Alfred E. Green - Charles Errickson  Charles W Cooke - Leroy Hatchett

Engine Co. 2 - Howard Landon - John K. Voll 
Edgar Ellender - Harold Lohrang - Chester Andrus  Harry G. Layton

Engine Co. 3 - Charles B. Haines - Charles Clements
August HaverkampFrank Kuda - Louis Quinton

Engine Co. 4 - Frank A. Obermann - Walter B. Gray
Albert Raeuber
- Fred Schucker - Harry Kleinfelder

Engine Co. 5 - Richard A. Farris - Frank Fennrio

Engine Co. 6 - William H. Reed - Manuel J. Kane Edward Perairia - Thomas Shanahan
Rocco De Varro

"Frank Fennrio" is for the moment a mystery

Engine Co. 7 - August Scholl - Nicholas Romaine
Lawrence H. Mathews

Engine Co. 8 - Samuel Oshushek - Edward C. Crane Adam Mead - Frank Sapp - William J. Taylor Sr.

Engine Co. 9 - Kennard Naylor - Daniel McSurdy John Mohrfeld

Engine Co. 10 - William Schwartz - Hugh Rementer Harry Greenan - Rocco Abbott

Hose & Chemical Co. 2 - Laurence Newton
Edward Hauser - William Getner

Ladder Co. 1 - Thomas Cunningham
Leonard Megee

Ladder Co. 2 - John Gaylor - Walter White

Ladder Co. 3  David Ellis - George W. Attison
John Mulligan - David Humphries - Albert Dukes

Tennie G. Hutchison Jr. - Ladder Co. 4 - George A. Quimby


Camden Post-Telegram * August 19, 1925

...continued...
Charles Younger - Y.M.C.A - Lewis H. Stehr Jr.
Joseph Connell -
John W. Golden
Charles T. Humes - Archie Riess
Walter A. Mertz - Engine Company 1

Everett Joslin - Joseph McDonald - Vernon Jones
Frank Nelson - William Rogers - Harold Dunnit
John Bright -
Edwin Callahan - Walter Larson
August Pflederer - Clarence Phifer - Thomas Welch
Stanley Wirtz - Charles Naylor - George Rothwell
Richard Donnelly - Lester Gleason - Joseph Keefe

Fred Schucker - Harry Wagner - Chris Moll
Harry Layton - Edgar Ellender - August Haverkamp
Frank Kuda - Harry Kleinfelder - William Foehle
Thomas Shanahan - Harrison Pike
Lester Anderson - William Wood
George Townsend - Allen Palmer - William Swartz Nelson Till - William MountneyJohn A.Strauss
Frank Oberman - Edward Menzies
John Mulligan - Frank Kates - Clifford Lane
Nelson Andrews - Harry Leigh

John Lennox - William Merrigan
Howard Walker - Harry Greenan - Peter Laird

Smith- could be David, George, Roy, or Spencer William Rudd?

Camden Motorcycle Sporting Club
Joseph Bernart
Frank DeViney
Carl Preisendanz
Edward Paul
Charles Ellis
George Gummel
Bennett Arnold
Clayton Albertson

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