Anisim
Evfimenko


 

ANISIM EVFIMENKO was born in Russia, most likely in what is now the Ukraine, in 1894. Married at 19, he and wife Tofelia (Tillie) came to America in 1914. They were living in New Jersey when son Naja was born, two other children, Olga and Andrew came afterwards.

At the time of the 1930 Census the Evfimenko family was living at 1757 South 4th Street. Anisim Evfimenko was then working as a laborer, doing odd jobs. The family was still residing at that address when Anisim Evfimenko was held up at Seventh Street and Chelton Avenue. The robbery was interrupted by the headlights of a passing car.

By the late 1930s Anisim Enfimenko and family had moved to East Camden, taking up residence at 114 North 23rd Street. He was working at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on the battleship USS Washington when, on September 8, 1939 he was fatally injured after falling 30' from a scaffold, suffering a fractured skull and internal injuries. Anisim Evfimenko was buried at New Camden Cemetery. By 1947 his widow, daughter, and son Andrew had moved to 229 South 34th Street. They had left Camden by 1956. Tillie Evfimenko lived for many years in Langhorne PA. She passed away in 1995 at the age of 101.


World War I Draft Card

 

Camden Courier-Post - February 10, 1933

AUTO LIGHTS SURPRISE PAIR OF THUGS LOOTING PEDESTRIAN'S POCKETS

Two men rifling a pedestrian's pockets at Seventh Street and Chelton Avenue last night were suddenly exposed by an automobile's headlights and fled. 

Anisim Evfimenko, 1757 South 4th Street, said the men stopped him at a dark spot and after pointing a revolver at him, ordered him to throw up his hands. He said the automobile saved him from losing small change in his pockets.

* Newspaper misspelled the name as Enfinmeko



USS Washington under construction
January 6, 1939

USS Washington under construction
October 1939


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