WILLIAM GETNER was born in Lambertville, New Jersey on December 12, 1891. He appears to have come to Camden after 1910. William Getner married Gertrude Selah in the early 1910s. A daughter, Emma, was born around 1914. The 1914 City Directory shows them living at 2306 River Road.
When he registered for the draft on June 5, 1917 William Getner was married and a father. He was living at 2020 River Road in Camden's Cramer Hill neighborhood. He was then working at the Victor Talking Machine Company factory. Another daughter, also named Gertrude, was born in 1919. When the census was taken in January of 1920, the Getners were still living at 2020 River Road, along with Gertrude's parents, Joseph and Emma Selah, and their son Abraham. William Getner was then working as a ship carpenter in one of the many shipyards in Camden. By 1924 the family had moved to 1205 North 26th Street. William Getner was appointed to the Camden Fire Department at some point prior to the compilation of the 1927 Camden City Directory.
William Getner was still serving with the Camden Fire Department in the spring of 1942 when he registered for the draft. By 1947 he had left the Fire Department and was working as a guard. He was still living at 1205 North 26th Street.
The Getners are not listed in the 1956 New Jersey Bell Telephone Directory.
Camden Courier-Post - February 9, 1933
AND FIREMEN WILL ELECT TODAY
Camden Police and Firemen's Association will hold election of officers
today at its headquarters, 1175 Whitman
Avenue, from 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
Bott is unopposed for re-election as president. William
Thorn is unopposed to replace Richard Middleton for financial
secretary and Walter Vecander
is unopposed for the new post of assistant
financial secretary. All these are police officers.
The police trustees will be named from the following nine candidates: William Marter, George Ward, William Britner, Joseph Shreeve, William Schriber, Joseph Mardino, Joseph Dunnett, Leon Feltz and Russell Young. Two police sergeant-at-arms will be chosen from among Stanley Wirtz, Harry Cattell, Joseph Schultz and George Clayton.
Three candidates are seeking the post of vice president, which goes to a fireman. They are William Spencer, Charles Edwards and Albert Dukes. Warren Rich, a fireman, is slated to succeed himself as recording secretary and Winfield Leviseur is unopposed for the new post of assistant recording secretary, which goes to a fireman.
Four fireman trustees will be chosen from ten candidates. They are Charles Cook, Henry Baumgartel, Walter Eastlack, Arthur Batten, William Getner, William Toy, Lawrence Newton, James Young, Russell Anderson and William Taylor. Three firemen are seeking two posts as sergeants-at-arms. They are William Judge, John Mulligan and Furman Price.
Camden Courier-Post - February 10, 1933
CHOSEN HEAD OF POLICEMEN, FIREMEN
by the members for his splendid work in behalf of the club, Herbert
a patrolman attached to the
Third Police District, last night was re-elected president of the Camden
Police and Firemen's Association.
praise was heaped upon the patrolman following announcement that he had received 107 of 110 votes cast
in yesterday's balloting. He was unopposed
a three-cornered fight, William
a fireman, was elected vice president of the association. He received 73
His opponents were Charles Edwards, given 12 votes, and
Dukes, 18 votes. Both are firemen.
unopposed for office were: William
financial secretary; Walter Vecander, assistant financial secretary;
Warren Rich, recording secretary, and Winfield
recording secretary. The last two are firemen while the first two are
After the ballots had been counted William H. Iszard, former assemblyman, appeared on behalf of the Elks Crippled Kiddies Committee, and asked police to support the wrestling show to be staged by that group February 13..
RETURN TO CAMDEN'S INTERESTING PEOPLE PAGE
RETURN TO DVRBS.COM HOME PAGE