Louis
Rodger
Mote


LOUIS RODGER MOTE was born in New Jersey in 1884. He appears to have been the son of James Mote, a machinist who resided on Howell Street what was then considered the Cramer Hill section of what was then Stockton Township. In more recent times Howell Street, which lies on the far side of the railroad tracks from Cramer Hill, is considered a part of East Camden. Louis Mote had at least one brother, Harry Jackson Mote, who would also make his home in Cramer Hill.   

Louis Mote married Louise Bauck at the age of 24. By the end of 1920 two sons were born, Louis G. and George H. Mote.

When the Census was taken in January of 1920 the Mote family owned a home at 1111 North 23rd Street, in the Cramer Hill neighborhood. Louis R. Mote was then working at one of Camden's many shipyards. Both Louis and Louise Mote were active in 11th Ward Republican politics, and during the administration of Mayor Winfield S. Price, Louis Mote worked as Assistant Superintendent of Streets for the City of Camden. 

Louis Mote was one of several middle managers who were laid off in the mid-1930s in an economy move by Camden's city government. He passed on November 18, 1939 and was buried at Locustwood Cemetery in Delaware Township (present-day Cherry Hill) NJ.

When the 1947 Camden City Directory was published, Louise Mote was then still living at 1111 North 23rd Street, while son Louis, after serving with the Marines during World War II, had married and resided at 1018 North 23rd Street.

A nephew, Harry Jackson Mote Jr., was killed while serving with the United States Merchant Martine when the SS Meriwether Lewis, a Liberty Ship, was torpedoed and sunk on March 3, 1943 in the North Atlantic.


Philadelphia inquirer - September 4, 1904

John Daltman - George Wells - William Pepeta Jr. - Samuel Arnold
Louis Mote -Bernhard H. Funfer


Camden Courier-Post - January 18, 1928

11TH WARD G.O.P. WOMEN ELECT, INSTALL OFFICERS

Organization or the Eleventh Ward Women's Republican Club was completed last night with the election and installation of officers at headquarters, Twenty-seventh Street and Wayne Avenue..

The officers of the club are Mrs. Louise Mote, president; Mrs. Beatrice Beideman, vice president; Mrs. Wert, treasurer; Mrs. Heller, secretary; Mrs. Elsie M. Gehm and Mrs. Ortlop, trustees; Lillian Wert and Minnie Martin, ways and means committee; and Mabel Morgan and Mrs. Carrie Saunders, investigating committee.

Mrs. Gehm, committeewoman of the ward and past president of the club, installed the officers and gave a brief talk. 

 

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