Walks
of
Camden, NJ

Branch
Street


BRANCH STREET is a one block street that runs from 1460 Broadway east to South 6th Street. It appeared on City Directories in 1878, and according to the 1906 City Directory had been referred to as Commerce Street up until some point between the publication of the 1888-1889 and 1890-1891 City Directories.

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 Phil Cohen
Friday, November 01, 2013


Intersection of Broadway & Branch Street
 
Looking East from Broadway - Photograph Taken August 28, 2011 - Click on Image to Enlarge
   

Branch Street
  500 Branch Street

1924 John Cutts
laborer
1947 Gone

PHONE WIRE MARKSMAN HELD FOR GRAND JURY

William H. Filer, 19, of 500 Branch street, was held in $1000 bail for Grand Jury action when arraigned in police court yesterday on a charge of unlawfully firing a gun.

Filer was arrested when Raymond F. Locke, an investigator for the New Jersey Bell Telephone Company, said the youth put a number of telephones out of order by firing into a trunk cable at Broadway and Lansdowne avenue.

Filer admitted, police said, that he was shooting at sparrows..

500 Branch Street

1938 William H. Filer

Camden Courier-Post
February 11, 1938

  501 Branch Street

1924 Mrs. Caroline Stancliff
widow of John D. Stancliff
1947
Vacant

  502 Branch Street

1888-1889 Emma Dangerfield
"
hair dresser"
1888-1889 Nellie Swards
dressmaker

502 Branch Street

1888-1889 Emma Dangerfield
"disorderly house"

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 23, 1888

Martha Zanes - Lizzie Heck
Louis Wilson - Frank Geist Walter Kelly - Lionel Saulsman Wiliam Alloways -  William Heck 
Joseph Alloways - Eli Murray

Lewis Stehr Sr. - John Foster
Christian Tenner

  502 Branch Street
1924 Mrs. Mary Turner
widow of James E. Turner
1947
Vacant
  503 Branch Street

1924 Mary Stevens
1947
Vacant

  505 Branch Street

1924 Charles H. Riley
brick presser
1947
Vacant

505 Branch Street

1927-1928 George Levings

Camden Courier-Post
January 5, 1928

  507 Branch Street

1924 Charles Riley Jr.
1947
Mrs. Ella Coleman

  508 Branch Street

1890-1891 John H. Evans
porter
1924 Gone

  509 Branch Street

1924 Albert Brown
junk
1947
  Edward Pierce

  510 Branch Street

1890-1891 Matthew J. Lewis
laborer
1924 Gone

  511 Branch Street

1924 Daniel Brown
laborer
924 Mrs. Georgianna Brown
widow of Daniel
1947
Vacant

  512 Branch Street

1890-1891 Edward Hinson
laborer
1924 Gone

513 Branch Street

1896 Msry E. Painter

Philadelphia Inquirer
June 23, 1896

John H. Fitzgerald - Mary E. Freeman

  513 Branch Street

1906-1924 Charles H. Riley
laborer
1906 Henry J. RIley
driver
1914 Bernice Riley
Cook
1922 Charles J. Riley Jr.
laborer
1914 Hazel Riley
domestic
1914 Sarah Riley
Cook
1914-1924 Frederick C. Riley
laborer
1924 Thomas J. Riley
1914-1947
Harry Riley 

  514 Branch Street

1890-1891 Charles Wilson
laborer
1890-1891 Mrs. Caroline Miller
widow of Robert Miller
1924 Gone

  516 Branch Street

1890-1891 Charles S. Stevens
laborer
1924 Gone

  520 Branch Street

1888-1889 Mrs. Mary A. Lawson
widow of John Lawson
1924 Gone

  522 Branch Street

1888-1889 Mrs. Abbie Livingston
widow of Morris Livingston
1924 Gone


Commerce Street (renamed Branch)

These houses appear to have been razed, possibly due to a fire, around 1889. Those people who had been living in these houses when the 1888-1889  City Directory was compiled and who are listed in the 1890-1891 edition are scattered about the city.

  1 Commerce Street

1887 Julia Healy
widow of John Healy
1887 Thomas Healey
bricklayer
1888 Joseph Wolf
ship carpenter

  3 Commerce Street

1887 Thomas D Clements
ornament Maker
1888  Charles E.Fischer
confectioner, Philadelphia

  5 Commerce Street

1887 Elizabeth Stone
widow of Joshua T. Stone
1888 Joseph Edwards
laborer

  7 Commerce Street

1887 Jacob Hazen
ornament Maker
1888  William S. Haines
shoe cutter, Philadelphia

  9 Commerce Street

1887 John Smith
tailor at A.B. Twoes, Camden
1888  John Schantze
cigarmaker

  11 Commerce Street

1887 John Plum
carpenter

  13 Commerce Street

1887  Charles E. Fischer
confectioner, baker
1888  Isaac e. Boggs
driver

  15 Commerce Street

1888  Thomas Henson
laborer

  17 Commerce Street

1888  George A. Spencer
laborer


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