MARY D. "MAME" GUTHRIDGE was born in Pennsylvania in 1869. She married Thomas Guthridge at 19. He was a son of John Guthridge. The Guthridge family lived at 427 Walnut Street at the time of the 1880 Census and through the compilation of the 1890-1891 Camden City Directory. They later moved en masse to 422 Walnut Street.
Thomas Guthridge served as a police officer in Camden during the 1900s and 1910s. Brother-in-law William Guthridge worked for the State of New Jersey as a Fish and Game Warden.
Thomas and Mary Guthridge made their home at 759 Mount Vernon Street. Thomas Guthridge died prior to the 1920 census. Mary Guthridge was still at that address in April of 1930.
Active in local politics, Mary Guthridge served on the Camden County Board of Freeholders from Camden's 7th Ward. She was the first woman to take a seat as a Camden County Freeholder, joining that body in 1930 and serving through at least 1931.
Mary Guthridge last resided at 1012 Division Street. She passed away on July 7, 1942 and was buried in Evergreeen Cemetery.
Camden Courier-Post - October 26, 1931
Three-cornered battles in Clementon and Delaware township will mark freeholder contests at the November 3 election. Ballots will be casts for an entire new board of freeholders, with 38 to be elected.
Boroughs to have freeholders representation for the first time as a result of recent legislation are Clementon, Lindenwold, Oaklyn, Woodlynne, Mt. Ephraim and Runnemede.
Rivals in the three-cornered fight in Clementon are Theodore W. Gibbs, Republican Organization nominee; Frank C. Somers, running as a Republican Independent, and Herbert P. McAdams, the Democratic nominee.
The triangular race in Delaware township finds Frank N. Walton, Republican Organization; J. Watson Matlack, Republican Independent, and Augustus A. Cornet, Democrat, as the contestants.
Nine members of the present board of freeholders will not be on the ballot for re-election. All are Republicans. They are Benjamin W. Sykes, Eighth Ward; Joseph Tarpine, First Ward, Gloucester; Philip Stohlbergel, Audubon; Joseph H. Van Meter, Collingswood; William J. Dallas, Haddon Heights; James W. Davis, Clementon; Charles C. Durges, Haddon township; Theodore Schleinkofer, Waterford township, and William A. Robinson, Winslow ..
Joseph Bennie, Third Ward, Camden, is the only Democratic member on the present board. He is seeking a re-election and is opposed by Daniel Auletto, Republican nominee.
Candidates listed on the ballots in the various wards and municipalities follow:
First Ward-Samuel D. Payne, R.; Thomas J. Kittel, D.
Second-William H. Heiser, R.; William Kunitz, D.
Third-Daniel Auletto, R.; Joseph Bennie, D.
L. Roberts, R.; Nicholas A. La Marra, D.
Fifth-C. Leonard Brehm, R.; Leon Perozzi. D.
Sixth-Harry J. Burrichter, R.; A. W. Lazro, D.
Mary D. Guthridge, R.; Theodore Buczkowski, D.
Sekula, R.; George S. W. Spaide.
B. Bodine, R.; S. V. Waddy, D.
J. Edwards, R.; Edward J. Fox, Sr., D.
- Howard Firth,
R.; Charles T. Johnston, D.
T. Rodan, R.; Wilbert H. Joslin, D.
P. Cotter, R.; Frank E. Zimmerman, D.
Fourteenth-Charles H. Genther, R.; George E. Brunner, D.
Robert Brennan -
Marie Mackintosh - William
H. Heiser - Mary McCready
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