PRIVATE HENRY C. ALLHISER was born in Pennsylvania on August 19, 1914, the second of four children. By January of 1920, when the census was taken, his father had left, and his mother Margaret was raising the family at `1425 South Orianna Street in Philadelphia, where she took in laundry to support her family. A boarder was in the home, Walter Jefferson, who at that time was a tugboat pilot. By 1930 the family had moved to 2415 Howell Street in Camden NJ. Walter Jefferson and Margaret Allhiser by this time had wed and had four children of their own. Henry Allhiser and his older brother Raymond were working as truck drivers for a huckster, and Walter Jefferson was employed in the nearby railroad yards.
Henry Allhiser was living at 4122 Federal Street by February of 1936. In August of that year, when an acquaintance, John McCloskey, was arrested at Allhiser's home for violating his parole and in connection with a gas station holdup on the Admiral Wilson Boulevard. McCloskey suffered a fatal heart attack in his cell and was taken to Cooper Hospital, where he died on August 10, 1936.
Henry Allhiser had married and was the father of two children when the Army called him. He had been overseas 23 months when he was severely wounded in Germany late in the war. Evacuated to the United States, he died at Valley Forge Hospital in Valley Forge PA on October 11, 1945.
Henry C. Allhiser was survived by his wife Ethel J. Allhiser and two children, of Hatboro PA. He was also survived by his mother, stepfather, brothers Raymond and Private Clarence Allhiser, stepbrothers Walter Jefferson Jr. and Private James Jefferson, and sister Margaret, and step-sisters Anna May and Mary Jane Jefferson.
On October 16, 1945 Private Allhiser was buried at Beverly National Cemetery in Beverly NJ.
|CAMDEN COURIER-POST - March 21, 1932|
E. CAMDEN YOUTHS NABBED AS SUSPECTS
East Camden youths were a nested and held "on suspicion" early
yesterday when policemen said they failed to explain satisfactorily why
they were at Twenty-fourth and
at 1:30 a. m.
Sergeant Edward Hahn and District Detective Richard Donnelly made the arrest. The youths gave their names as Charles Bowers, 17, of 1024 North Twenty-sixth street, Henry Allhiser, 17, of 2415 Howell Street, and James Devenney, 17, of 1161 North Thirty-third street. They will be questioned today.
|Camden Courier-Post - February 29, 1936|
BITES WOMAN, MAN IN PENNSAUKEN
stray dog which bit a man and a woman and tore the clothes off three
children in Pennsauken township late yesterday was captured last night
and killed. Its head will be sent to Trenton for analyzation.
to police, Mrs. Ida Sharpley, 26, of 4122 Federal
street, and Henry A.
Allheiser, 22, same address, were bitten on the legs and arms by the dog
which a short time before attacked three children on West End avenue,
The children, Donald, 3, and Susan Seybold, 6, brother and sister, of 213 West End avenue, and Donald Hyson, 5, were not bitten but their clothes were torn when the animal grabbed them as they attempted to flee. John Horan, dog warden, said the animal's head would be sent to Trenton.
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