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HARRY K. MOORE was born in Camden NJ on October 9, 1893, the son of Joseph L. and Tamson Moore. The Moore family owned a home at 9 Haddon Avenue, just off of Federal Street in Camden, as early as 1890, having previously lived at 320 Arch Street. The elder Moore worked as a plasterer. Harry Moore had an older brother, Edward, who was unable to work, most likely due to a disability of some sort. 

When Harry K. Moore registered for the draft in June of 1917, he was working at the Victor Talking Machine Company Factory in Camden, assembling victrolas. He was still employed there in January of 1920. Harry K. Moore married around 1926.

When the Census was taken in April of 1930, Harry K. Moore still resided at 9 Haddon Avenue, just off of Federal Street, with his wife Vera, son Donald, and older brother Edward Moore. He was still living at that address when the 1947 City Directory was compiled. By 1956 Harry K. Moore had passed away. His widow, Mrs. Vera E. Moore, resided at 9 Haddon Avenue as late as 1959. She had moved to 715 Linwood Avenue in Collingswood by the fall of 1970. She remained a Collingswood resident until her death in June of 1988.


Southwest Corner
Haddon Avenue & Federal Street
circa 1900

The Moore home, at 9 Haddon Avenue, is the second row home from the left in the large block of row homes on the left-hand side of this photograph.

 


Camden Courier Post - June 2, 1933

THE EDITOR'S MAIL BAG

When Will Philadelphia Council 'Wise Up' On High Speed Line?

To the Editor:  

Sir:- Cox, the holder of the speed line baby.

Kind readers of the last account of the speed line, you will not have to wait until June 19 for next epi­sode of the last holder of the bag of tricks. Is it possible that the president, of City Council of Philadelphia does, not believe the city will not gain by having build the line, or is the real truth that this gentleman has not had it made clear just how much political benefit there will be for narrow-minded councilmen.

We also had a council here in Camden but it became so stagnant that we had to do away with it and under our new form we are able to have our water rents collected.

We see that Philadelphia has about three million dollars in arrears, not counting the tax on property. We also are in arrears on taxes, but if the speed line were only started that would give us work and work means money and if we had money we would be willing to pay our just taxes.    

So Cox, why not forget you are a Republican and help get these two cities out of this terrible rut. If, by any chance, this city would become a Sixty-ninth street, I think we would agree to give two-thirds of the profit shown after this won­derful improvement.

It will take more than the speed line to do this. We in the city of Camden can be thankful that we are all washed up and that we are not I holding up the work that men of both cities really need, and surely hope that some good wise wisdom will come to the narrow-minded men in the City Council in Philadelphia. So Cox, please study up on figures and understand that your good city will surely gain by this improvement. .

HARRY K. MOORE


Camden Courier Post - February 11, 1936

THE EDITOR'S MAIL BAG

Liberty League Batters

To the Editor:  

Sir:- The end of the wearer of Brown Derby.

Do you remember how Rev. Charles ,E. Coughlin started AI Smith On his downward chute? ,Well, we all know that politically Al Smith lost about everything he had ever gained and now he, himself, has put the finishing touches to it. He no doubt can become President of the Liberty League so with this in mind. we will see him president of that league, but we can rest assured that there will be no batters with an average of 1.000 in that league.

Another great member of that league is J. P. Morgan. This man says to be civilized we all must have a servant. He claims at the present time in this country there are only 3.000,000 civilized families, but I think the present record shows there are only 1,500,000 employed at this trade.

So why not join the union of Father Coughlin and give these wonderful men a good licking? It's up to us as the Congress is afraid to do it.

HARRY K. MOORE
9 Haddon Avenue
Camden


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