Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Howell
Street


HOWELL STREET is in East Camden. Today it begins at 20th Street just east of East State Street, in the shadow of the bridge that crosses the railroad yard. At one time there were a few houses below State Street. Howell Street runs parallel to the railroad tracks to 27th Street, then across 27th to 30th Street. Several business located along Howell Street during Camden's industrial years, and the first Catholic parish in East Camden, St. Joseph Church, was originally located at 25th & Howell Street. This site has been a ball field for many year. Other business to locate on Howell Street over the years included Nick's Auto Parts and the Pavonia Ice & Coal Company.

Homes were built on Howell street by the 1880s. An early family, the Grosmicks, remained on the street into the late 1940s and in the neighborhood for years afterwards. The Vennells were there into the 1930s as well. Lewis Mote moved toward River Road, his family also remained in Camden well into the 1960s. and in the neighborhood. Thomas McClintock came in 1890, and resided on Howell till past 1920.

Across 27th Street Howell Street was an altogether different story. With the exception of the Grosmicks and the John Carter family, most all of the homes on Howell Street seem to have been rental properties, and it seemed that no one stayed there very long. One of these families who passed through here was that of John S. Dukinfield, a relation of famous comedian and actor W.C. Fields, who was born William Claude Dukinfield

Many of the houses that were on Howell street have been demolished. This process accelerated in the 1980s, when the crack cocaine epidemic ravaged the neighborhood. between 20th and 27th Streets. Sadly, at least three Howell Street residents have committed or have been the victim of homicide in 2004 alone.

Do you have an Howell Street memory or picture. Let me know by e-mail so it can be included here.

 Phil Cohen


1900 Block of Howell Street

 

1911 Howell Street

1900s-1910s
Edgar & Sarah Bennett Family

 

1913 Howell Street

1900s-1910s
Thomas & Kate Wolk Family

 

1915 Howell Street

1900s-1910s
Mrs. Margaret MacLaughlin
John Heyder


Intersection of
Stewart Street & Howell Street

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Southwest Corner
of
Howell Street
towards
Stewart Street

Below: Looking South
on
Stewart Street

February 25, 2009

Left: Looking West
on
Howell Street
towards
Stewart Street

Below: Looking South
on
Stewart Street

February 25, 2009


2000 Block of Howell Street

2000 Howell Street

1920s-1930s
Jerome Fretz & Family
Jerome & Clare Fretz
1910 He was at 134 State Street

Photo from April 7, 2011

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Supports Dixon's Ideas on Inspection

To the Editor:

Sir-There are nearly a million cars registered in New Jersey. This inspection will make a half million in six months and that is more than the stations and equipment costs.

What will become of the money that is left over? They are not going to give us a lower license fee so let's all get together and back up Horace Dixon.

We helped kill the sales tax. Why not kill this one too before the state get any more 50 cent pieces out of us.

Mr. Dixon starts circulating petitions, I will be one of the first to give my help in getting them around to the different ones for their names.

Let's hear from some of the other disgusted motorists.

PAUL E. PURSCH
2000 Howell Street

2000 Howell Street

1938 Paul E. Pursch

 

  2000 Howell Street

1947 Eugene G. Aikens

2002 Howell Street

1920s-1930s
Lester Caughey & Family
Lester & Minnie Caughey

1947
Mrs. Camilla M. Butts

Photo from April 7, 2011

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2004 Howell Street

1920s-1930s
John G. Baugher & Family
John G. & Marie Baugher

1947
Elmer A. Madison

Photo from April 7, 2011

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Damaged by Fire March 16, 2012

2006 Howell Street

1920s-1930s
Francis Campion & Family
Francis & Caroline Campion
1947
Mrs. Julia A. Owens

Photo from April 7, 2011

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Damaged by Fire March 16, 2012

 

2007 Howell Street

 

1900s-1910s
John & Therese Drabinski Family
To 111 North 21st Street by 1920
Son John Drabinski was a Catholic Priest by 1910

1900s-1910s
Marcel Benner
1910s-1920s
William & Matilda Ingham Family
1920s-1930s
William & May Knecht Family
William & son Charles Knecht
traveled with a carnival

1947 Gone 

2008 Howell Street

1920s-1930s
Mrs. Ida Linus & Children

1940-1947
Charles R. Newton & Family
Charles R. & Marie Newton
Charles R. Newton
Thomas Newton
Mrs. Mary Newton

Photo from April 7, 2011

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Scheduled for Demolition in March of 2012

 

2008 Howell Street

1957
Mrs. Alice Newton Bowers

Camden Courier-Post
December 26, 1957

 

 

2009 Howell Street

1900s-1910s
Abraham Holston & Family
Abraham & Eliza Holston

1910s-1920s
Thomas Newton & Family
Thomas L. & Mary Newton
Charles R. Newton
George M. Newton - Laura Newton
Eva Newton - Alice Newton - Mary Newton

The Newton family was living around the corner at 112 North 21st at the time of the 1930 Census 

 

2009 Howell Street

1900s-1910s
Abraham & Eliza Holston Family
1910s-1920s
Thomas L. & Mary Newton
Charles B. Newton
The Newton family was living
around the corner at 112 North 21st
at the time of the 1930 Census 

1920s-1930s
Frank & May Elton
1947 Gone 

2010 Howell Street

1916
Herman Walters & Family
Herman & Florence Hutchinson Walters

Philadelphia Inquirer
September 8, 1916

Dr. Frank O. Stem
Dr. J.W. Martindale
John Brothers

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of Complete Article

 

2010 Howell Street

1947 Howard Noden

Photo from April 7, 2011

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Scheduled for Demolition in March of 2012

 

2012 Howell Street

1920s-1930s
Edward J. & Rose Ambrose
Valenty Pashak
1947 Herbert C. Hibbs

Photo from April 7, 2011

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Scheduled for Demolition in March of 2012

 

2012 & 2014
Howell Street

Destroyed by Fire
April 5, 2011

Photo from April 7, 2011

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Scheduled for Demolition in March of 2012

2012 & 2014
Howell Street

Destroyed by Fire
April 5, 2011

Photo from April 7, 2011

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SScheduled for Demolition in March of 2012

2014 Howell Street

1920s-1930s
Mrs. Christana Carr & children
George Weber
1947 Sidney Maycott

Photo from April 7, 2011

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Scheduled for Demolition in March of 2012

2016 Howell Street

1947
Thomas B. Murphy & Family
Auto Repair

Photo from April 7, 2011

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Scheduled for Demolition in March of 2012

 

2016 Howell Street

1947
Thomas B. Murphy & Family
Auto Repair

Photo from April 7, 2011

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Scheduled for Demolition in March of 2012

Rear View of
2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 & 2016 Howell Street

March 16, 2012

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Scheduled for Demolition in March of 2012

 

2018 Howell Street

1920s-1930s
John & Carrie Lee Family
1947
Charles Finch

2000 Gone

 

2019 Howell Street

1910s-1920s
Joseph L. & Florence Reeve Jr.
1920s-1930s
John & Leona Nelson
1947
Gone

 

2021 Howell Street

1910s-1920s
Frank J & Caroline Rein

DEATH CHEATS WIFE OF MATE'S SURPRISE
Bus Kills Husband Returning Unexpectedly, From Distant Work

Fate and the heavy wheels of a bus turned to tragedy a surprise planned by Arthur Hickman, 45, of 2021 Howell Street, for the wife he had not seen for five weeks.

Returning unexpectedly last night from Auburn N. Y., where he had been working as an asbestos pipe coverer, Hickman was but a few blocks from his home when he was struck by a bus and killed instantly. The tragedy occurred on Twenty-seventh Street, between Howell and Thompson Streets.

Hickman had written a, letter to his wife, Lottie, telling her that his work soon would be finished and that he expected to arrive here Saturday. The work, however, was completed earlier than he had expected and Hickman arrived in Camden last night.

He left a bus at Twenty-seventh and Howell Streets and stopped for a moment at the home of a friend nearby. Shortly after 6 p. m. he stepped from the curb and ran across Twenty-seventh Street in the path of a Schultz Pennsauken-Philadelphia bus. The front right wheel passed over his head. Identification was made possible only through papers in his pockets and his suitcase.            

William Renfrey, 24, of 2936 Cramer Street, driver of the bus, was held in $1000 bail on a charge of manslaughter by Police Judge Garfield Pancoast.

Hickman was well known in Camden as a pigeon fancier. Beside his wife, he is  survived by a son, Joseph, 24, attached to the aviation corps at Honolulu.

2021 Howell Street


1920s-February 1930
Arthur Hickman

Camden Courier-Post
February 14, 1930

 

 

2021 Howell Street

April 1930 Vacant
1947 Gone

 

2023 Howell Street

1910s-1920s
Barkley W. & Mary J. Bennett
April 1930 Vacant
1947 Gone

 

2025 Howell Street

1910s-1920s
Thomas A & Katie Wolk Family
1920s-1930s
Charles & Christine Hert Family
1947 Gone

2027-2047 Howell Street

Camden Courier-Post
August 27, 1935 & February 20, 1936

Nick Clements
 Nick& Sons Auto Parts

 

2027-2047 Howell Street

Nick & Sons Auto Parts

Founded before America's entry into World War I, Nick Clements and his family remained in business at this location until the 1990s

In 1947 Eugene & Myra Jesson are listed as residing here.

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

2027-2047 Howell Street

Nick & Sons Auto Parts

1977 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

2027-2047 Howell Street

Nick Clements
 Nick& Sons Auto Parts

1991 Fire Watch Magazine Advertisement


Intersection Howell Street & North 21st Street

Southeast Corner

February 25, 2009

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Southeast Corner

February 25, 2009

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West of North 21st Street

February 25, 2009

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West of North 21st Street

February 25, 2009

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West of North 21st Street

February 25, 2009

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2100 Block of Howell Street

  2101 Howell Street

1900s-1910s
Albert & Mary Voegelin Family
1910s-1930s
Lewis & Vera Robinson Family
He was a railroad bridge tender

1947 Gone

  2103 Howell Street

1900s-1910s
Lewis & Vera Robinson Family
1910s-1947
Charles & Augusta Kroll Family

2105 Howell Street

1900-1902
Abel Curtis & Family
Abel & Evalena Greenan Curtis
Edward R. Curtis II
Lottie M. Curtis
Hazel Curtis
Edna Curtis
Ellwood Curtis
Jessie Curtis
Raymond Curtis

Left: Abel Curtis (1861-1902)

2105 Howell Street

1900-1902
Abel Curtis & Family
Abel & Evalena Greenan Curtis
Edward R. Curtis II
Lottie M. Curtis
Hazel Curtis
Edna Curtis
Ellwood Curtis
Jessie Curtis
Raymond Curtis

Left: Evalena Greenan Curtis (1866-1932)

  2105 Howell Street

1900s-1910s
Harry & Anna Sidebottom
1910s-1947
Joseph & Rosa Tallman Family

  2107 Howell Street

1900s-1910s
Thomas & Laura McClintock
1910s-1920s
Jesse & Manora McCurdy Family
1920s-1930s
Edward & Anna Stephenson Family
1947
Antonio Calabrese

 

2108 Howell Street

Nick & Sons Auto Parts

Founded before America's entry into World War I, Nick Clements and his family remained in business at this location until the 1990s

In 1947 Eugene & Myra Jesson are listed as residing here.

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

2108 Howell Street

1910s-1920s
Frederick & Olive Rodman

Photo from April 7, 2011

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FIREMEN'S AUTO INJURES 4

A Camden city fireman's automobile figured in two successive accidents that injured four persons last night. The fireman is John C. Voll, 33, of 1230 North Nineteenth Street, attached to Engine Company Number 9, Twenty-seventh and Federal streets. Voll was treated at Cooper Hospital for severe cuts on the face and mouth.

His machine collided at Eighteenth Street and River Road about 11 p.m. with the car of Steve Liperi, 23, of 408 West Third Street, Palmyra, injuring Liperi's mother-in-law.

 Liperi told police Voll's car came at him in a zig-zag manner a block until it struck a pole at Seventeenth Street and River Road, went on the sidewalk and struck two women. One of these, Mrs. Lydia Ramsey, 32, of 2108 Howell Street, was treated at Cooper Hospital for severe cuts on the leg. The other, Miss Pauline Comfort, 22, of 1238 Liberty Street, was treated at West Jersey Homeopathic Hospital far severe bruises.

Liperi and his wife, Grace, 19, were unhurt, but her mother, Mrs. Mary Mancuso, 45, of 885 Velde Avenue, Delair, suffered cuts and bruises, No charges were made by either driver.

2108 Howell Street

1920s-1930s
George & Lydia B. Ramsey Family

Camden Courier-Post
June 4, 1933

2108 Howell Street

1947-1960s Charles Stokes
John Stokes

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

2108 & 2100
Howell Street

Photo from April 7, 2011

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2109-11-13 Howell Street

 

Eisenberg Brothers
1930s-1940s

Camden High School
Purple & Gold Yearbook Ad
February 1940

  2109-11-13 Howell Street

1947 Camden City Directory
Shows "Vacant

2109-11-13 Howell Street

1947 Vacant

1980s-present day
Patrick J. Kelly Drums Inc.
Steel Drums
1991 Fire Watch Magazine Advertisement

2110 Howell Street

1910s-1920s
Harry T. Christy Family
Harry & Irene Christy
Harry T. Christy Jr.
Gilbert F. Christy
Irene Christy
Benjamin Christy
James J. Christy
Frank Gheogan (brother-in-law)

  2110 Howell Street

First Sergeant
Gilbert F. Christy

  2110 Howell Street

1920s-1947
Philip & Eva Navone Family

2112 Howell Street

1910s-1920s
William Bowman & Family
William H. and Amanda Bowman
Dorothy Bowman
Helen Bowman
Emma Bowman
Howard Bowman

1920s-1930s
Leroy & Florence Vanemburgh
1947 John J. Holland

2112 & 21140
Howell Street

Photo from April 7, 2011

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2114 Howell Street

1910s-1920s
David Haines & Family
David & Jennie Haimes
Marie Haines
William Haines
Josephine Haines

1927
John J. Murtaugh family
Edward F. Murtaugh
1929-1930s
Harry & Anna Monroe family
1947
Walter J. Weygand
1930 Was living at 2727 High Street

2116 Howell Street

1910s-1920s
Augustus Greenwald & Family
Augustus & Marion Greeenwald
Marion Greenwald
Albert Greenwald
Carl Greenwald
 Charles Stiles

Photo from April 7, 2011

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2116 Howell Street

1920s - late 1970s
Vincent Tydeman & Family
Vincent & Jennie Tydeman Family
Vincent A. Tydeman

Left: Jennie & Vincent Tydeman

2116 Howell Street

1920s - late 1970s
Vincent Tydeman & Family
Vincent & Jennie Tydeman Family
Vincent A. Tydeman

Vincent A. Tydeman
is holding the cat,
in the backyard of 2116 Howell Street

2116 Howell Street

Staff Sergeant
Harold V. Tydeman
center

2116 Howell Street

1920s - late 1970s
Vincent & Jennie Tydeman Family

Joan Tydeman,
Harold Vincent "Vinny" Tydeman,
&
Jennie Tydeman

 

2116 Howell Street

Douglas Tydeman

2116 Howell Street

1920s - late 1970s
Vincent & Jennie Tydeman Family

Clifford Tydeman (banjo),
Douglas Tydeman (guitar),

Vincent A. Tydeman
(accordion)

  2125 Howell Street

1900s-1910s
Francis & Anna Dilsaver
1910s-1920s
Paul & Lillian Gehouskey Family
1920s-1930s
Mrs. Margaret O'Hara Richard
1947
Wilfred P. Jarvis

  2127 Howell Street

1900s-1910s
Fred & Anna Mount
1910s-1920s
Elam & Edith Vennell Family
1920s-1930s
Paul & Lillian Gehouskey Family

It was reported to police Sunday that thieves forced the rear window of a vacant property at 2127 Howell Street and stole a gas heater from the cellar.

2127 Howell Street

June 1933 vacant

Camden Courier-Post
June 20, 1933

  1947
Mrs. Jean Curcio

Intersection Howell Street & North 22nd Street

Southeast Corner

142 & 140 North 22nd Street

February 25, 2009

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Looking South from Howell Street - February 25, 2009
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2200 Block of Howell Street

 

2201 Howell Street

1910s-1920s
George F. & Frances Dudley Family
1920s-1930s
James & Philomena Marcasiano
1947
Edward Shone

 

2202 Howell Street

1910-1920s
Jacob Kaufeld & Family
Jacob & Freda Kaufeld
Viola Kaufeld
Lorenz Kaufeld

1947 Albert S. Koenig Jr.

 

2203 Howell Street

1910s-1920s
William J. & Marion Meixner
1920s-1930s
Andrew & Blanche Thacker
1947 Charles Myers

2203 Howell Street
Andrew & Blanche Thacker

Camden Courier-Post
August 4, 1936

Thomas Carroll
Ralph Cline

2203 Howell Street
Andrew & Blanche Thacker

Camden Courier-Post
August 5, 1936

Lewis Liberman Clifford Carr

 

Camden Evening Courier February 16,1928

2204 Howell Street


1910s-1930s
William Grimmer & Family
William & Susan Grimmer
William Grimmer
Oscar Grimmer
Herman Grimmer
Dorothy Grimmer
George Grimmer

Edward Grimmer

At left: 
Camden Courier-Post
February 16,1928

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  2204 Howell Street

1947 John Dease

 

2205 Howell Street


1910s-1920s
George & Edna Hopfner
1920s-1930s
George & Mary Yates
1947 George Ferrell

2206 Howell Street

1910s-1920s
Joseph Jackson & Family
Joseph & Emma Jackson
Francis Sherman

Philadelphia Inquirer
January 15, 1922

 

2206 Howell Street


1947 Isley Roper

 

2207-2209 Howell Street

1947 Venture Tool & Die Company

Below: John F. Letts and his brother Charlie and a friend on Howell Street.
Right: John F. Letts and older brother Charlie, 1919

2208 Howell Street

1910s-1947
Charles Letts Sr. & Family
Charles & Anna M. Letts Sr.
Charles Letts Jr.
John F. Letts
John J. Grace (nephew)

2208 Howell Street

1910s-1947
Charles Letts Sr. & Family

Here's a photo of what appears to be a local Camden baseball tavern team tournament, early 1920's. My grand- father, Charles David Letts, Sr. is lying on the ground with the open bottle. 

Edward Letts, January 2011

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2210 Howell Street

1910s-1920s
Harry Ament
1920s-1947
Joseph & Lucy Cunningham

 

2212 Howell Street

1910s-1930s
Walter & Anna Mattix Family
1947 Harry Peschlow

 

2214 Howell Street

1910s-1930s
William M & Anna Miller Family
1947 Jesse C. Everhart

Parent-Teacher Association News

Dudley- Mrs. Morris Cooper attended the city group meeting. The basketball teams have been furnished with suits by this organization. The executive committee meeting will be held tonight at 8 o'clock at the home of Mrs. Sarah Miller, 2214 Howell Street. Plans for a spaghetti supper to be held February 15th will be completed.

2214 Howell Street

1938 Mrs. Sarah Miller

Camden Courier-Post
February 4, 1938

 

2214 Howell Street


1947 Jesse C. Everhart

Photograph from 1940

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2216 Howell Street

Late 1910s-1948
Hugo & Agnes Neumann
John G. Griffiths Sr.
Arthur Griffiths
Dorothy Griffiths
1948-1965
John & Edith Griffiths Sr.
John "Jack" Griffifth Jr.
Edith Griffiths 

At Left: Agnes Neumann

2216 Howell Street

Late 1910s-1948
Hugo & Agnes Neumann
John G. Griffiths Sr.
Arthur Griffiths
Dorothy Griffiths
1948-1965
John & Edith Griffiths Sr.
John "Jack" Griffifth Jr.
Edith Griffiths 

At Left: Hugo Neumann and his wife, Agnes Rezon Griffiths Neumann

 

 

2216 Howell Street

Late 1910s-1948
Hugo & Agnes Neumann
John G. Griffiths Sr.
Arthur Griffiths
Dorothy Griffiths

1948-1965
John & Edith Griffiths Sr.
John "Jack" Griffifth Jr.
Edith Griffiths 

At left, on steps: Agnes Neumann 

2216 Howell Street

1920s-1948
Hugo & Agnes Neumann
& Family
1948-1965 John Griffiths Sr.
& Family

John Griffiths Sr.
at work in the Pavonia freght yards,
about 1918

2217-2229 Howell Street

1930-1980s

Pavonia Ice & Coal Company
aka
Pavonia-Hower

Camden High School
Purple & Gold Yearbook Ad
January 1930

2217-2229 Howell Street

1930s-1980s

Pavonia Ice & Coal Company
aka
Pavonia-Hower

2217-2229 Howell Street

1955 Photo

Pavonia Ice & Coal Company

Pavonia's offices are on left side of photo

 


2217-2229 Howell Street

Pavonia-Hower Ice & Coal Company

1855 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

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Intersection Howell Street & North 23rd Street

1955

Intersection of
North 23rd Street & Howell Street
1955
as seen looking at
Howell Street from North 23rd Street

Photo is of and was provided
by
John "Jack" Griffith
formerly of 2216
Howell Street

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Pictures from the Pavonia Freight Yard, World War I

 

These two pictures were taken in the Pavonia freight yards around 1918. They were in the album of John Griffiths Sr., who worked there at the time, and come courtesy of his son, John G. "Jack" Griffiths. 


2300 Block of Howell Street
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2300 Howell Street

1920s-1930s
Grover & Blanche Howard Family
1940s-1960s
Richard J. Guthridge Family
Jimmy Guthridge

2301 Howell Street
Only House on block, odd # side of street in 1910.
2301 is the house with the white porch.

1900s-1910s
Joseph & Josephine Edwards 1910s-1947
Peter DiGiacomo Family
1930
Son-in-law
Dominic & Anna Guglielmi Family

Son Tom and son-in-law Dominic Guiglielmi both worked in the railroad yard that is located adjacent to Howell Street. Later in the 1930s Dominic Guglielmi acquired the U-Need-A Cafe at 2224 Federal Street, which his family ran into the 1980s.

  2302 Howell Street

1920s-1930s
William & Ella Howard Family
1947 Ralph T. Brown

  2303 Howell Street

1900s-1910s
Nicholas & Sarah Jackson Family
1910s-1940s
Anthony & Margaret Mangino Family

2305 Howell Street

1910s - late 1940s
David Borland Family

Private David T. Borland

George Borland

2307 Howell Street

1910
1910s-1920s Julian McLaughlin Family
1920s-1947
Anthony & Mildred DiCarlo Family

Photograph Taken March 15, 2012

2309 Howell Street

1910s-1947
August "Gus" Kocher & Family
August " Gus" Kocher & Amelia Kocher
Charles A. Kocher
Frederick W. Kocher
Charles Kocher Jr.

Left: World War I Draft Card

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Click Here to View Reverse Side of Card

2309 Howell Street


1947 August J. Martin

Photo from 2004

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2309 Howell Street

Photograph Taken March 15, 2012

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2309 & 2311 Howell Street

Photograph Taken March 15, 2012

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  2310 Howell Street

1920s-1930s
John & Sarah Mortimer
1947 Mrs. Bertha Magnussen

2311 Howell Street

1910s-1920s
Thomas McLaughlin Family
1920s-1947 Elmo Huff

Photo from 2004

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2311 Howell Street

Photograph Taken March 15, 2012

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2312 Howell Street

1920s-1930s
Benjamin & Anna Dantonio Family
1943-1946
Angelo Forte Family

I lived in East Camden from December of '43 to July of '46. It was only a short time but these two plus years were the happiest of my life. I was 15 then and after living on a small street in South Philadelphia then moving to a house with a lawn, driveway and a garage was heaven. 

My two older sisters didn't care much for it because they had social ties in Philadelphia but I quickly made new friends in the neighborhood. The address was 2312 Howell Street across the street from the Pavonia railroad yard. I can still remember my mother hanging out laundry only to have to take it down and re-wash it when the switch engine across the street would blow it's stack sending a cloud of black smoke and ash over the whole neighborhood....continued

Angelo Forte

  2312 Howell Street

1947 Clarence E. Roop

2313 Howell Street

1910s-1930s
Charles Timberlake Family 
1947

George F. & Marie Chellew
The Chellews did the cooking
at the East Side Cafe on Federal Street

Photograph Taken March 15, 2012

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2313 & 2315 Howell Street

Photograph Taken March 15, 2012

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2315 Howell Street

1910s-1947
James P. Nettleton & Family
James P. & Ellen Nettleton
Alice V. Nettleton

Photograph Taken March 15, 2012

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  2316 Howell Street

1920s-1930s
Edward & Elizabeth Serena
1947 Frank Woodhead

2317 Howell Street

Building Permit Issued to Wilmot Dick, July 1915

1910s-1920s
Jesse & Clara Potter
1920s-1930s
William & Ridy Trefts Family
1940 Harry & Ethel Selah
1947 Howard S. Lipps

Photograph Taken March 15, 2012

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  2318 Howell Street

1920s-1930s
William E. & Alice Finch Family

1947 Charles H. Kelster

  2319 Howell Street

Building Permit Issued to Wilmot Dick, July 1915

1910s-1920s
Louis & Effie Jones Jr. Family

  2319 Howell Street

1917 Stewart L. Gleason

GUN TOTER FINED $150 AFTER LENIENCY PLEA

Found guilty of carrying a gun, Richard H. Morrow, 24, of 2319 Howell Street, as fined $150 by Judge Shay in Criminal Court yesterday. He will be permitted to pay the fine in installments.

The fine was imposed after a plea for leniency was made by Morrow's attorney, Bernard Bertman. Morrow was arrested in a raid on a house at Second and Spruce Streets.

2319 Howell Street

1920s-1930s
William Morrow Family
Richard Morrow
  2319 Howell Street

1940
Harry Archible & Family
Hary & Edna Mckenna Archible
Harry Archible Jr.
George Archible (brother)
Mrs. Ella McKenna

 1947 James J. Mahon
  2320 Howell Street

1922 Harry Morad

2321 Howell Street
Building Permit Issued to Wilmot Dick, July 1915

1917 Allen Palmer
  2321 Howell Street

1910s-1920s
Lawrence Bishop & Family
Lawrence & Anna Bishop

1920s-1930s
Mrs. Emma Gerber & Family

1940-1947
William T. Tomlinson & Family
William & Hazel Tomlinson
Jean E. Tomlinson
June M. Tomlinson

  2322 Howell Street

1920s-1947
George W. & Bridget Robinson Family



North 24th Street & Howell Street

  131 North 24th Street
&
164 North 24th Street

The Orio Family

1940s
Nick Orio's Grocery
at 164 North 24th Street
by mid 1950s until late 1970s
A. Orio's Grocery

Antonio & Mary Orio came to East Camden from Philadelphia in the 1920s, and eventually settled at 131 North 24th Street, the corner of 24th & Howell Street. Son Nicholas Orio ran a grocery on the opposite corner by the mid 1940s. He turned the store over to brother Alphonse to run, and operated another grocery in the suburbs for many years.


2400 Block of Howell Street

2401 Howell Street

1900s-1920s
John Leib & Family
John & Caroline Laib
Carrie Laib

1910s-1918
Mrs. Caroline Laib 
1918-1923
Miss Carrie Laib

Philadelphia Inquirer
March 15, 1918

 

2401 Howell Street

1914-1916
Charles Harbach & Family
Charles & Catherine Harbach

1924-1947
John H. Conrad & family
John H. & Mary Conrad
John Conrad Jr.

  2403 Howell Street

1900s-1910s
Richard Graft & Family
Richard & Millicent Graft
1910s-1920s
Mrs. Matilda Harley
1920s-1930s
Mrs. Carrie Wolfinger
1947-1960s
John Hallof Family

  2405 Howell Street

1900s-1910s
George Burris & Family
George & Laurine Burris

  2405 Howell Street

1917-1921
Charles Harbach & Family
Charles & Catherine Harbach
Ruth Harbach

The Harbach's lived in Camden from 1870 until at least 1940. In the early days, Francis Harbach and his grown children lived around Cramer Hill. In 1914 his son, Charles Harbach and his family (wife Katherine and children Katherine, Edward, Ida, Edith, May, Wilbur, and Ruth) lived at 2401 Howell Street. Charles was a house painter. His son, Edward, was a railcar inspector. By 1917, they were at 2409 Howell. Charles' daughter, Edith, married Harry Morad, and they lived at 2320 Howell in 1922 and at 2838 Howell from about 1924 to 1927. Harry was a chauffeur. Edith and Harry Morad are last listed in the 1940 Camden City Directory at 119 N 22nd Street, just off Howell.

  2405 Howell Street

April 1930 Vacant
1947 Joseph F. Allen

2406  & 2408 Howell Street

December 27, 2005

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2410-2412 Howell at far left 

  2406 Howell Street

1920s-1930s
Norwood Kraft & Children
1947
Russell Comerford

 

2407 Howell Street

1900s-1930s
Mrs. Katie Conner
Jacob & Blanche Conner Fisher
1947
Charles E. Smith

  2408 Howell Street

1920s-1930s
Timothy Dwyer & Family
Timothy & Emma Dwyer Family
The Dwyer family lived at 2722 Pleasant Street at time of 1920 Census
1947
Unknown
1950s
The Addison Family

  2409 Howell Street

1900s-1910s
Charles Heimlich Family
1910s-1920s
William & Anna Yound Family
1920s-1930s
John McGinnis Family
1947
Cornelius Manga

  2409 Howell Street

1960s
Albert E. Collum Jr. &Family
Albert E. & Peggy Collum
Albert Collum

2411 Howell Street

1900s-1910s
James & Lillian Powell
1910s-1950s
William Schaal Family
This family is  listed as the
Shaw family in the 1920 Census

Photo from 2010

2411 Howell Street

Photograph Taken March 15, 2012

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2411 & 2413 Howell Street

Photograph Taken March 15, 2012

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2412-2414 Howell Street

December 27, 2005

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2416 Howell at far left 

  2412 Howell Street

1923-1955
Joseph & Josephine Edwards Family



2412 Howell Street

1923 -1955
Joseph & Josephine Edwards Family
 

My grandparents Joseph and Josephine Edwards lived at 2412 Howell St from 1923 to 1955.  My grandfather died that year in July and my grandmother packed her things and moved in with my parents and myself.  She never went back to Howell Street after the day my grandfather passed. 

My mother was born in that house and I lived there with my mother, father and grandparents until I was two years old.  I often wish I could go back and see if the house is still standing.  I remember my parents and aunts and uncles playing card with my grandfather until the wee hours of the morning.  

 I have many pleasant memories of the times I spent with my family in that old house.  I remember neighbors from street.  The Kelters, the Schaals, the Borges, and the Addisons. 

My parents also lived on Howell Street when they were first married.  The nuns old residence was converted into apartments and my parents rented there.

Sandy Thompson
December 27, 2005

Top: 
June 1941- Joseph Edwards and his daughter, Grace Edwards Tucker Williams on the front porch of 2412 Howell Street - June 1941 

Bottom: 
June 1938- Josephine Edwards in the side yard of 2412 Howell Street. The rear of the brick house at 2408 Howell is seen in back of her. 

Photo courtesy of Sandy Tucker Thompson

2412 Howell Street

1923 -1955
Joseph & Josephine Edwards Family

Joseph Edwards & Elizabeth "Mommy" Kelter from 2416 Howell Street. Photo taken from in front of 2412 Howell. The visible homes are #s 2413, 2415, & 2417 Howell Street. 

Photo courtesy of Sandy Tucker Thompson

2412 Howell Street

1923 -1955
Joseph & Josephine Edwards Family

Joseph Edwards & Charles Kelter Sr. from 2416 Howell Street

Photo courtesy of Sandy Tucker Thompson

2412 Howell Street

1923 -1955
Joseph & Josephine Edwards Family

Grace Edwards Tucker Williams in front of the willow tree in the side yard of 2412 Howell Street.

Photo courtesy of Sandy Tucker Thompson

2412 Howell Street

1923 -1955
Joseph & Josephine Edwards Family

Leroy Tucker, Grace Edwards Tucker Williams, and their daughter, Sandy Tucker in feint of 2412 Howell Street

Photo courtesy of Sandy Tucker Thompson

2412 Howell Street

1923 -1955
Joseph & Josephine Edwards Family

Joseph Edwards Jr. in the front yard of 2412 Howell Street, with a partial view of 2414.

Photo courtesy of Sandy Tucker Thompson

2413 Howell Street

1900s-1910s
George & Emma Chatham Family
1910s-1940s
The Dempsey Family

April 24, 2009

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2413 Howell Street

Photograph Taken March 15, 2012

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Scheduled for Demolition in March of 2012

  2414 Howell Street

1920s-1930s
Everett Lindsey & children
1940s-1950s
The Anthony Borges Family

  2415 Howell Street

1900s-1910s
Ulysses & Eliza Peters Family
1910s-1920s
George W. Kaupp Family

  2415 Howell Street

1920s-1932
Walter & Margaret Jefferson Family
Raymond, Clarence, & Henry Alhiser 

  2415 Howell Street

1934
C.W. Helms Family
 

2415 Howell Street

1940s-1970s
Elwood Renner family
 

April 24, 2009

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2416 Howell Street

December 27, 2005

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  2416 Howell Street

1920s-1972
Charles E. & Elizabeth Kelter Family

'Mommy' Kelter resided here until she passed in 1972. Son Charles J. Kelter would reside in Camden until his death in 1984.

2416 Howell Street

December 27, 2005

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2414 Howell at far right 

  2417 Howell Street

1900s-1910s
John & Mary McClintock Family

2417 Howell Street

1910s-1920s
Walter G. Connell Family
Walter G. & Blanche E. Connell
Carrie Connell
Blanche E. Moore (step-daughter)
Dorothy Moore (step-daughter)
William Moore (step-son)

Photo from 1952

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  2417 Howell Street

1910s-1920s
WIlliam A. Antrim Family
William A. & Emma Antrim
Robert Antrim

  2417 Howell Street

John Dale Family
1947-1956
Walter F. Harvey

2419 Howell Street

April 24, 2009

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Intersection of North 25th Street & Howell Street

2500 Howell Street

St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church

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Built in 1893, 
Damaged by Fire 1915, Reopened in 1917. Abandoned & Razed 1930s

REMEMBER WHEN? St. Joseph's Church stood on the corner of 26th and Howell Streets at the turn of the century. Now, a playground is on the spot and the Church is located at 29th and Federal Streets. The photograph was submitted by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hufner, of 2732 Polk Avenue. They were married in this church on June 19, 1901.


Intersection of
North 25th Street & Howell Street

2500 Howell Street

St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church

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Photo
taken
in
1909

St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Northeast Corner of 25th & Howell Street, Camden, NJ 

The petition to organize this perish was in the old Boyce residence on Cooper Street (now 27th. Street) in the Town of Stockton, during the year of 1890 and early in 1892, Bishop O'Farrell, of the Diocese of Trenton, directed the Franciscan Fathers from Sts. Peter & Paul Church to minister to this Stockton mission.  The early services were held in Wright's Hall, on Marlton Pike, near Federal Street, beginning on Sunday, February 7, 1892.  On April 20th. 1893 a resolution was passed to build a new church and architect John D'arcy, of Camden, was engaged to plan the new church shown here.  This church was completed in October and was dedicated December 16th, 1893.  The Rev Alphonse Lehrscholl was the first priest of the parish and was followed in 1895 by Father Ambrose Ebeiner, who was succeeded by Father Hirschmeyer in February 1899.  He was followed  by Rev. Dr. Joseph Rathner on September 17, 1899. In July 1902 the Rev. Anthony C. Shuvlin became rector and continued for 28 years when he was transferred to St. Peter Church, in Riverside, N.J.  In October 1915, the church was badly damaged by a spectacular fire beginning in the church steeple.  The Church building was abandoned in 1929, with the erection of the new school building on Westfield Avenue & 29th Street, and it was demolished as a fire hazard about 1939.   Photographed in 1909.


2500 Block of Howell Street

2500 Howell Street

1902-1928
Rev. Anthony C. Shuvlin
St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church

2500 Howell Street

1893-1952
St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church

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  2500 Howell Street

Baseball Field

  2501 Howell Street

St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church Convent
1910s to 1931

1947
This building was converted to 
5 apartments by 1947

  2503 Howell Street

1900s-1920s
St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church Rectory

Vacant in April of 1930

  2503 Howell Street

1947
Mary G. Van Leer
She worked as a janitor at the
Hurley Department Store

  2505 Howell Street

1900s-1920s
Mrs. Carrie Wolfinger
1930
Mrs. Margaret Pease
her son Albert Pease
& Thomas Caldwell
1947
Henry J. Schwiering
 
1947-1960
The Wayne & Delphine Gibbs Family

     All the Gibbs children graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School; two would teach there. Wayne  Gibbs Jr. went on to teach at Woodrow Wilson High School. He married  Joyce E. Langley, both have passed as of 2004.  Wallace F. Gibbs was married to Anne D. Tucker, Robert P. Gibbs [deceased);  Paul M. Gibbs, Marie Gibbs; and James M. Gibbs, who teaches at Brimm Medical Arts High School in Camden. He formerly taught at Woodrow Wilson.

  2507 Howell Street

1900s - 1920s
W.J. & Ella Simpkins Family
1920s - 1930s
John & Sadie Stevenson
Louis Jones married into Stevenson family,
and was living there in 1934

1940s - 1960s
The Joseph L. & Helen Nolan Family
The children Mary, William & Edward Nolan

1969 Joseph Burzanski & Family
Joseph and Victoria Burzanski

  2511 Howell Street

1900s-1910s
Joseph & Catherine Speers Family
1910s-1930s
John Henry & Magdelina Thaidigsman mid 1940s - late 1970s
Carlton Crane & Family

  2513 Howell Street

1900s-1910s
Charles & Helen Gordon
1910s-1920s
Anthony Tosto Family
Vacant in April of 1930
Vacant in 1947
1950s-1960s many different occupants

2515 Howell Street

1900s-1910s
Henry & Sarah Griffith Family
1910s-1920s
Frederick & Elizabeth Goebel
1920s - late 1940s
Joseph & Wilhelmina Pfeiffer Family

The children were in 1930 Joseph Jr. and Mary. After becoming a widow, Mrs. Pfeiffer lived there until she died

  2517 Howell Street

Built after 1910
1910s-1920s
Ernest & Elizabeth Vandergrift
Vacant in April of 1930
Gone by 1947

  2519 Howell Street

1900s-1920s
David & Mary McKibbin
 Vacant in April of 1930
Gone by 1947


2600 Block of Howell Street

  2611-2617
Howell Street
(Prior to 1900, Southwest Corner of Cooper and Penn Street, Stockton)

1890-1900
Enterprise Hall

Converted to Dwellings in 1908

  2611 Howell Street
  2613 Howell Street
  2615 Howell Street
2617 Howell Street

1915 Edward Finn

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 1, 1915

George V. Murray
O. Glen Stackhouse
Henry Moffett
Mrs. Maggie McClosky
John Hildebrand
North 27th Street


2611, 2613, 2615, & 2617
Howell Street

1915 Vacant

Damaged by Fire
October 17, 1915

Philadelphia Inquirer
October 18, 1915

Enterprise Hall
Tugboat Lizzie Crawford

   

2700 Block of Howell Street

  2708 Howell Street

1900-1910s
John A. & Louise Carter Jr.
1910s-1930s
Mrs. Nannie Houston & Sons
John Houston
Earnest Houston
Walter B. Houston
Robert Houston
1947
Walter Craig

  2710 Howell Street

1900s-1920s
John A. & Irene Carter Sr. Family
1947
Walter B. Houston

  2719 Howell Street

1910s-1920s
Paul & Daisy Johnson
1947
Henry Lewis

  2722 Howell Street

1880s-1890s
George Grosmick
1900s-1947
Ernest & Catherine 'Katie" Grosmick

  2738 Howell Street

1900s-1910s
Mrs. Minnie Turner
William Ingram


2800 Block of Howell Street

  2802 Howell Street

1900s-1910s
Charles & Fredericka Graner
1910s-1920s
Benjamin & Mary Harrison Family
1920s-1930s
John & Elizabeth Page
1947 Gone

  2808 Howell Street

1900s-1910s
John & Rose McKenny
1910s-1920s
James Vennell
1920s-1930s
Rojo Anderson & Dorothy
1947 Gone

  2812 Howell Street

1900s-1910s
William H. & Rosa Bowers

CHARLES H. NELSON DIES WHILE OUT FOR WALK

Charles H. Nelson, 86, a wood finisher, of 2812 Howell Street, suffered a fatal heart attack yesterday afternoon at Twenty-seventh and Sherman streets.

He was walking at 3.30 p. m. with his sister, Mrs. Anna Louderback, with whom he resided when he was stricken. The First District police patrol took him to Cooper Hospital; where he was pronounced dead.

Coroner Benjamin R. Denny issued the death certificate. Mr. Nelson had been under treatment for heart trouble for some time. 

2812 Howell Street

1930-1933
Charles H. Nelson
Mrs. Anna Louderback

Camden Courier-Post
June 2, 1933

  2812 Howell Street

1947 Harry T.Wood

  2814 Howell Street

1900s-1910s
William & Elaine E. Henry Family
1910s-1920s
Frederick & Sophie Beck Family
1920s-1930s
William & Elizabeth Ebley
1947
Robert Bray

  2816 Howell Street

1900s-1910s
David & Katie Bowers
1917
Laurence W. Newton
1910s-1920s
Robert & Margarete Benjamin
1920s - 1947
Amos & Mildred Muckley
Alice Muckley & Amos Muckley Jr.
1947
Walter Christy

  2818 Howell Street

1900s-1910s
Mrs. Victoria Mangold & her sons
George Mangold
Thomas Mangold

1920s-1930s
Mrs. Florence Dantes & Children
1920s-1942
Edward & Fannie Young
Delores Young
1947
Fred C. Connor

  2820 Howell Street

1900s-1910s
Albert & Alice Groff
1910s-1920s
Ridgeway & Anna Gibbs
1920s-1930s
John J. & Mary A. Smith
1947
Gilbert A. Leach

  2822 Howell Street

1900s-1910s
Albert A. & Hannah Williams
1910s-1920s
William & Rose Bowers
1920s-1930s
Percival & Sarah Riggins
1947
Anna Comer

  2824 Howell Street

1900s-1910s
Walter F. Deno & Family
Walter F. & Carrie Deno

1910s-1920s
John F. Stickel & Family
John F. & Louise Stickel

2824 Howell Street


1920s-1930s
Espin R. Riggins & Family
Espin R. & Genevieve Riggins

  2824 Howell Street

1947 James E. Hansen

  2826 Howell Street

1900s-1910s
Harry & Annie Newton Family
1910s-1920s
William L. Bryan & his children
1920s-1930s
William A. & Rhoda Young
1947
William H. Bowers
  2828 Howell Street

1900s-1910s
Charles & Mary Lenz
1910s-1920s
Alfred & Grace Meek
1920s-1930s
John & Jennie Auletto
1947
Mrs. Marie McPartland

BOYS HELD IN GEM THEFT
Lads, 11 and 10, Charged by East Camden Woman With Taking Purse and $725 Diamond

Charged with the theft of a $725 diamond ring, two small boys were ordered held for Juvenile Court by Police Judge Pancoast yesterday. One of the boys, William McGinnis, 11, of 2639 Carman Street, had been released from the county detention home last Thursday on probation by Judge Shay. He had been one of six boys held in connection with a series of nine robberies in East Camden.

The other boy is John Auletto, 10, of 2824 Howell Street.

Mrs. Catherine Tydeman testified the pair had come to her apartment at Twenty-eighth Street and Westfield Avenue Thursday afternoon and told her she was wanted on the phone. Returning, she saw the two boys leaving her apartment, and a short time later she discovered that her pocketbook containing a $725 diamond ring was missing. District Detective William Hurlock arrested the pair at the Garfield School. He said he found the ring in their possession.

Parents of the McGinnis boy pleaded for him before Judge Shay last Thursday and said he was "backward" because of a fractured skull he had suffered in an accident.

2828 Howell Street

1920s-1930s
John Auletto & Family
John & Jennie Auletto
John Auletto

Camden Courier-Post
March 29, 1930

  2828 Howell Street

1947
Mrs. Marie McPartland

  2830 Howell Street

1900s-1910s
Byron & Buelah Bishop
1910s-1920s
William & Marry Sanders
1920s-1930s
Eugene A. & Mary Ross
1947
Arthur C. Amon

  2832 Howell Street

1900s-1910s
Arthur & Elizabeth Aaron(?)
1910s-1920s
Mary Williams
1920s-1930s
Fred A. & Dorothy Mathews
1947
Edward L. Gaskill

 

2834 Howell Street

1900s-1910s
George W. & Dolly Ellis
1910s-1930s
Samuel & Katherine Towey

 

2834 Howell Street

1940
William Gaffney & Family
William & Madelne Gaffney

2834 Howell Street

1942-1947
John D. Huelas & Family

John D. & Marjorie Huelas

1942-1947
John D. Huelas & Family

Camden Fire Department
John D. & Marjorie Huelas

 We had lived there from the time I was born 1946 till after I came home from the service 1967, after which my father had given the house to my brother Richard Huelas. 2832 had belonged to my Grandmother Katherine Huelaszinski until she had died in 1952, I think, then my dad took possession of it. It was given to my brother Dave Huelas. Both houses were owned by my brothers around 1970 or so. Then my dad moved to Hayes Ave, which he had owned for about 10 years.

L to R: Delores Huelas, John Huelas Jr, in front of him Myrtle Huelas, Ceal Christy, Rich Huelas, with Dave Huelas in front. The guy on the far right is Kapler, all I know of his name.

Bill Huelas, June 2015

  2836 Howell Street

1900s-1910s
Charles & Edna Marks
1910s-1920s
Mrs. Annie Dilsaver
1920s-1930s
George J. & Annie S. Binker
1947
Mrs. Bertha Bowers

  2838 Howell Street

1900s-1910s
James H. & Amanda Smitten
1910s-1920s
Mrs. Catherine Henry Stone
William Henry
1924-1927
Harry & Edith Harbach Morad
1920s-1930s
William F. & Maria Ryan
1947-1959
Mrs. Clara Kavlick
William J. Kavlick


2900 Block of Howell Street

  2916 Howell Street

1900-1910s
William F & Mariah Ryan Family
&
John S. & Maggie Dukinfield Family
He was a close relative of W.C. Fields

  2928 Howell Street

1900s-1910s
Mrs. Anna Smith 
& Daughter Florence Smith

  2930 Howell Street

1900s-1910s
Frank & Alice Coleman Family
1947
Mrs. Alice Menoken

  2934 Howell Street

1900s-1910s
Dudley & Victoria Mickey
1947
Mrs. Anna E. King

2934 Howell Street

December 27, 2005

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Date: 12/27/2005
Time: 07:40
County: Camden
Town: City of Camden
Address: 2934 Howell street
Box:
Type: Dwelling
Details:

Engines 11 and 9, Ladders 1 and 3, Rescue 1, and Battalion 2 dispatched to 2930 Howell Street for a dwelling. Initial report was neighbor reporting light smoke coming from the dwelling. Battalion 2 on location 2 story dwelling heavy fire first floor starting to extend to the second floor. Companies ordered to lay in. All hands struck bringing in Squad 7 and Battalion 1. 20 minute report was crews in service with 1 3/4 handlines and fire was knocked on the first floor with crews making good progress on the 2nd floor. Around the 25min mark crews discovered intense fire conditions in the walls and ceiling. Battalion 2 ordered the emergency evacuation tones and pulled all crews from the building. 30 min mark Tower ladder 3 in service w/ master streams and crews in service w/ (2) 2 1/2 handlines. Fire placed at 40 min mark. Fire marshals took squatter into custody.


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2934 Howell Street

December 27, 2005

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Photos By Greg Taylor and Ted Aurig

www.phillyfirenews.com 

2934 Howell Street

December 27, 2005

Firefighter is standing where 2936 Howell was. 

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Photos By Greg Taylor and Ted Aurig

www.phillyfirenews.com 

2934 Howell Street

December 27, 2005

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Photo By Phil Cohen

2934 Howell Street

December 27, 2005

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Photo By Phil Cohen

Steps at left were for 2936 Howell 

2934 Howell Street

December 27, 2005

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Photo By Phil Cohen

Steps at left were for 2936 Howell 

  2936 Howell Street

1900s-1910s
Theodore & Martha Whalen
1916
Charles Becker
1947
Rev. James L. Napier

  2939 Howell Street

1916
Mrs. Mary Hamilton
1910s-1920s
Jeffrey & Pauline Johnson


Camden Post-Telegram

July 18, 1916


3000 Block of Howell Street

  3013 Howell Street

1947
Jeremiah Brown
1930 was living at 2719 High Street

  3080 Howell Street

1900s-1910s
Winston & Mariah Freeman


A Fire Near Howell Street
Camden Courier-Post - May 7, 1934

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Hard Times on Howell Street - 2004

CAMDEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
VINCENT P. SARUBBI, CAMDEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR
MEDIA   INFORMATION

May 26, 2004

Camden County Prosecutor Vincent P. Sarubbi and Acting Camden Police Chief Edwin Figueroa reported today that a 35-year-old man was charged with Murder on Tuesday, May 25, 2004, accused of fatally stabbing and beating Diane Jackson, F/39, during the early morning hours of Jan. 9, 2004, in Camden, N.J.

Ronelle Bush, a homeless man whose last known address was in the 2800 block of Howell Street in Camden, was arrested Tuesday on outstanding municipal warrants. Investigators acting on a tip were performing surveillance on Lancaster Avenue in West Philadelphia when they spotted Bush and arrested him. He was later charged with Murder. He is being held in Philadelphia pending extradition to Camden County.

On Jan. 9, Camden Police were called to the Tamarack Apartments on Ferry Avenue at approximately 10:16 a.m. after maintenance workers at the apartment complex discovered the victim's body in a closet in a vacated unit. Jackson had just finished moving out of the unit, where she had lived. Jackson had suffered multiple stab wounds and blunt trauma to the head.

Investigation indicates that Bush and the victim were acquaintances and got into an argument during the early morning hours that day.

Sarubbi and Figueroa credited Prosecutor's Office Senior Investigator Jeffrey Long and Camden Police Detective Wayne Matthews, the lead investigators on the case, for their determination and perseverance in pursuing leads in the case.

CAMDEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
VINCENT P. SARUBBI, CAMDEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR
MEDIA   INFORMATION

July 19, 2004

Camden County Prosecutor Vincent P. Sarubbi and Acting Camden Police Chief Edwin Figueroa reported that a 25-year-old man died this morning as a result of gunshot wounds he sustained on June 18, 2004, in Camden, N.J.

Zabdiel Cardona, of the 2000 block of Howell Street in Camden, was pronounced dead at 8:02 a.m. today at Cooper University Hospital.

Cardona was shot once at approximately 2:34 a.m. on June 18 at 23rd and Federal streets in front of the Tierra Dominicana bar. The bullet pierced his liver. Cardona has been at Cooper since the shooting.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to call Senior Investigator Jeff Long of the Camden County Prosecutor's Office at (856) 225-8400 or Camden Police Detective Julio Rios at (856) 757-7420.

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - September 25, 2004

Man charged in fellow inmate's fatal overdose

A Camden County inmate has been charged with smuggling heroin into the jail and supplying it to another inmate, who then died from the effects of the drug.

Jose J. Maldonado, 38, of the 2000 block of Howell Street in Camden, faces two drug charges as well as a charge of strict liability for a drug-induced death, a 1997 law that seeks to punish those who supply drugs to overdose victims. That charge carries a 20-year maximum sentence.

Maldonado, whose bail was set at $200,000, originally was arrested on a drug charge and taken to the jail on Sept. 15. Authorities said he smuggled heroin into the jail in a body cavity. He has been charged with supplying heroin to Daniel Green, 31, of Camden. Green, a state prison inmate serving a seven-year sentence for aggravated assault and drug charges, was in the Camden County jail awaiting transfer to another state prison. He was found dead in his cell September 17.

 

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