Ware Jr.


JAMES WARE JR. was born in Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania in August of 1854 to James and Mary Ware. He was the oldest of at least five children, coming before brothers John, William, and George, and a sister, Isabella. The family came to Camden after the Civil War. James Ware Sr. worked as a "ship's joiner", that is to say, as a ship's carpenter. 

The 1878 City Directory James Ware Jr. lived on Ferry Avenue near Bem Street (since renamed South 7th Street). James Ware Jr. was then a laborer, but was destined for better things. His parents, brother John Ware, and the younger siblings were living on Kossuth street south of Ferry Avenue

When the Census was taken in 1880 James and Emma Ware and children Rebecca and Joseph A. Ware were living in Camden's Seventh Ward. His parents and siblings were all still residing on Kossuth Street. James Ware soon returned to the Eighth Ward and became active in politics as a Republican. 

The 1887 Directory shows James Ware living at 1713 South 6th Street. By 1890 his political activities had paid off, as he had been appointed Superintendent of Camden Cemetery. 

In 1888 James Ware Jr. was elected to the Board of Education from the Eighth Ward. A measure of his influence in local politics is shown by the fact that is brother John Ware was appointed to the Fire Department in 1890, and his father a job with the Water Department in 1891.

James Ware Jr. was considering a run for City Council but withdrew from the race in March of 1892. This may have had something to do with the health of his wife, Emma. Sadly, Emma T. Ware died in October of 1893, leaving her husband to care for their four children- Joseph, aged 15, Rebecca, aged 14, Jesse, aged 9, and two year-old Emma. James Ware remarried in 1895. His new wife, Harriet, was a young widow about 20 years his junior, with a son. The marriage produced two daughters after 1900, Evelyn and Marie. The couple remained together until James Ware's passing in the early 1920s.

In January of 1898 James Ware was appointed to the Camden Police Department. He served until 1914 when he filed his retirement papers, after having been injured while making as arrest. Tragedy again struck that year when his eldest son, Fireman Joseph A. Ware, was died in July after being injured in the line of duty the previous month.

James Ware Jr. was still living in the Eighth Ward when the census was taken in January of 1920. By the time the 1924 Camden City Directory was compiled he had passed away. 

Philadelphia Inquirer * March 14, 1888


Charles H. Helmbold - Dr. John D. Leckner - James Ware Jr. - John Furey - J. Wesley Sell - B.F. Archer  

Philadelphia Inquirer * March 20, 1888

Isaac Toone - James R. Corson - I.C. Beatty - Edward Gillingham - W.H. Husted - Homer Snyder
Edward A. Martin - Joseph M. Engard -
Frederick A. Rex - C.V.D. Joline - Frank Lee Dickinson
Martin Bergen - A.J. Greene - C.S. Magrath - Adam P. Sloan - Robert . McDougall
Alexander Schlessinger -
J. Wesley Sell - James Ware Jr - Water Stret - Vine Street - Federal Street

Philadelphia Inquirer
March 27, 1889

Ella Sneed
South 10th Street
Florence Street

Fred W. George
James Ware
Harry C. Sharp
J. Wesley Sell

Philadelphia Inquirer
September 4, 1889

James Ware
J. Willard Morgan
William Joyce Sewell
Stockton Park

Philadelphia Inquirer * January 26, 1890

Edward E. Jefferis - Charles Lear - David Baird Sr. - Robert Smith - Harry WInters
Frederick A. Rex - Edward Francis - George Hammond - Charles H. Ellis
J. Wesley Sell - Benjamin Miller - Thomas P. Kirkley - James Ware Jr.
Samuel Weaver

Philadelphia Inquirer
February 11, 1890

Frank H. Burdsall - Joseph Burt - William Bailey
James Logan -
Samuel S. Elfreth - Robert Stehr
John T. Lovett - Benjamin Hutchison
Samuel Vanatta - Charles Heliker - Robert Smith
William C. Hansell - Henry Winters
Frank F. Michellon - Dr. W.B.E. Miller

William T.G. Young Sr. - George E. Wilson
Harry Callowing - George Cooke
John Broome - Thomas Reed - Harry Walker
L. Peak
- James Stewart
Cooper B. Hatch - Charles S. Wolverton

D. Lewis Ireton - H. L. Lawler - George Wells
Thomas Bareford - Harry Twoes
William Schimp - James M. Lane - D.M. Freeman
Isaac C. McKinley - George F. Hammond
William D. WIlson - Harry C. Sharp

Heber S. Robinson - Joseph B. Fox
 Caleb Williams - Frank B. Sweeten
Albert Barber - Harvey Flitcraft - John Baker
William D. Hart - William Schregler
Dr. William S. Jones - Richard C. Mason

John Mesham - Maurice A. Rogers
John R. McCabe - George W. Thompson
Septimus Knight - Harry Mines
Dr. John D. Leckner - J. Oscar Weaver
Harry Gibbs - Benjamin Lawton
Harry Wolfe - Homer Snyder

Samuel H. Stiles - Pierce Brown
Robert F. Stockton - Reuben Gaskill
Jacob Thompson - Samuel Stillwell
John Spitcher - James Brown - Miles Sage
Edward E. Jefferis - Mark H. Mapes
J. Wesley Sell

B.C. Lewis - Elijah Thompson
Frank A. Ward - Jacob T. Fish
W.K. Price - Edward Johnson
John Long - William Anderson
John Carmany

Gabriel Johnson - Horace J. West
Peter P. Custis - Jonas Mellor
Stephen Harvey - John Collins
Charles H. Helmbold - Lawrence Rhoads
Henry Sparrow - Samuel H. Mowery
James Ware Jr.

John N. Zanders - Martin Frank
Frank S. Heisler - L.B. Brown
G.W. Davis - Thomas Thornley
D.B. Curriden - Ulie G. Lee
Edward Weston - Dr. P.W. Beale
Frazier Baker

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 11, 1890

James Ware
S. Fred Hall
Charles B. Caffrey
Edward Francis
Leonidas Horner
Frank B. Delalplaine
James E. Hewitt
Franklin H. Drake
Frank H. Powell

South 7th Street
Line Street
Royden Street

Philadelphia Inquirer * March 14, 1891

Ulie G. Lee - Albert Gilbert - John R. Hofflinger - Harry Hertlein
William A. Holland - William Barr -
Thomas Thornley - Martin Sharp
Joseph Hofflinger - James Foster - James Ware Sr.
Lee Mills - Hamilton Brady

Philadelphia Inquirer * March 8, 1892

Vine Street - James Ware Jr - William Johnson - Edward Shuster
Frank Hockswinger - Tony Wolfert - Charles Wolbert - Charles Haines

Philadelphia Inquirer * October 26, 1893


Philadelphia Inquirer * January 11, 1898

John H. Trainer - Berkley Hall - James Ware Jr. - John L. Westcott - Samuel Cox - George S. West
Frank H. Randall - Mary Randall - Eli Hudson - St. Francis Beneficial Society

Philadelphia Inquirer
December 22, 1898

William Ilgenfritz
Jacob N. Wise
Charles Gordon
Victor Kline
Charles E. Wilson
Bessie Hughes
Mrs. Marshall
Cooper B. Hatch
John Foster
Harry C. Kramer
J. WIllard Morgan
Charles Baron
George Cooper
Harry Miller
George Anderson
Edward Hartmann
James Ware
Joseph Nowrey
Mickle Street
Delaware Avenue
Market Street
South 9th Street
Ferry Avenue
Vine Street
Front Street
Arch Street

Philadelphia Inquirer
April 18, 1899

John Ware
Mrs. Mary Rende
James Ware
Officer Harris
Joseph Nowrey
South 4th Street
Jasper Street
Van Hook Street

Philadelphia Inquirer * December 1, 1904

South 6th Street - Mary Ware - John Ware - John Blowe
James Ware

Philadelphia Inquirer * December 1, 1904

South 6th Street - Mary Ware - James Ware

Philadelphia Inquirer - January 4, 1906








Camden Elks Lodge 293
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Church Street




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Church Street
East Camden


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David Washington
Ogden Carter
Philip T. Colding
South 10th Street
Chestnut Street

Laura May Finafrock
Carman Street
Dr. Joel W. Fithian

Philadelphia Inquirer * September 8, 1906

Miller Street - Bulson Street - James Ware

Philadelphia Inquirer
February 19, 1907

Frank T. Lloyd Sr.
John P. Weisler
Allen B. Endicott
Dr. Joel W. Fithian
E.E. Leaming
James Ware
William B.M. Burrell
Dr. M.F. Middleton Sr.
South 7th Street
Florence Street
Cooper Hospital

Philadelphia Inquirer
December 9, 1908

Dr. H.H. Sherk
George Bird
Rev. Isaac Bagley
Robert Colkett
Alfred Snow
James Tatem
Edward Hyde
E.B. McClong
James Ware
George Anderson
George Cooper
Allen I. Palmer
Thomas Reed
Daniel Clifford
Lysander Burton
William Baldwin
John Spiegel

Cooper Hospital
Mathis Shipyard

North 2nd Street
Kaighn Avenue
Haddon Avenue


Philadelphia Inquirer
May 1, 1914

James Ware
Samuel Suders
Charles H. Ellis
Walter Smith
Harry Newtion
Frederick Scharr
Sidney P. McCord

Philadelphia Inquirer - July 22, 1914
Pine Street - Fillmore Street - Cooper Hospital - Locust Street
Joseph A. Ware - Engine Company 1

Philadelphia Inquirer
February 17, 1917

Atlantic Avenue
Berkley Street
Bulson Street
North 3rd Street
South 3rd Street
Walnut Street
South 6th Street
South 9th Street
James Ware
Ann F. Lahrocher
Josiah Gaskeill
George H. Warren
Jan Zubrzycki
Wladyslaw Nicogorski
Samuel Wishnefsky
Joseph Caputi
Joseph Pologruto