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Frank J. Carver

Corporal, U.S. Army

1177177

40th Aero Squadron

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: October 21, 1918
Buried at: Calvary Cemetery
                  Route 70
                  Cherry Hill, New Jersey


CORPORAL FRANK J. CARVER was born in 1886 to John and Eleanor "Ella" Carver Jr. He grew up on Federal Street in what was the town of Stockton, which became East Camden in 1899. The Carvers lived with grandfather John Carver Sr., who come from Philadelphia and founded a packing box manufacturing business in Stockton in the 1870s. The family was living at 1542 Federal Street as early as 1887. 

When the census was taken in 1910, John Carver had retired, sons Frank and Barnard worked as morocco finishers in Camden's leather industry, while daughter Kate was a church organist, and Marie, the youngest worked as a saleslady in a shoe store. When the 1914 City Directory was compiled the Carver family lived still lived at 1542 Federal Street in East Camden, and they were still there as late as June of 1917.  Not long afterwards, the Carvers moved to 67 South 29th Street.  

Frank J. Carver enlisted in the Army Aviation Corps at the age of 31 on December 1, 1917. He was sent to Fort Slocum NY, where he was assigned to the 30th Aero Squadron on December 20. After training there he was sent to Camp Greene NC, after which he was again transferred, this time to the 40th Aero Squadron at Hempstead NY, on Long Island, on August 1, 1918.

Corporal Frank J. Carver died of pneumonia at Hempstead NY on October 21, 1918. He was survived by his mother, Mrs. Eleanor Carver, and siblings. 


Philadelphia Inquirer
October 23, 1918

William Gooch
Bernard Carver
Mary Hart
North 9th Street
South 29th Street


Record from New Jersey State Archives


Philadelphia Inquirer - October 23, 1918


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