stated above, Robert Pine was a member of the Camden Fire
Department when it went into service in December of 1869. Robert Pine resigned from service with the Camden Fire Department on
April 2, 1870. Robert
Pine was the son of William and Margaret Pine, and was born in
New Jersey around 1840. He appears in the 1870 Census in
Camden's Middle Ward with wife Mary Elizabeth, daughter Anna and
son Harry. The 1872 Camden City Directory shows him living at
309 Taylor Avenue. Benjamin
F. Pine was born in
May of 1873.
Pine served briefly with the Camden Police Department in the late 1870s.
On March 20, 1877 Robert
Pine was appointed to serve as a policeman in Camden by Mayor James
Ayers, to begin serving on April 1, 1877. Charles Daubman as
appointed Chief of Police. The other men who were appointed were
Jonathan Watson, Andrew Baird, John T. Miller, Daniel Johntra, Charles
Hart, William Smith from the Third Ward, William Hawkins, Isaac
Ellis, John W. Campbell, John E. Anderson, John Brown, Mark Sheldon,
Thomas Conway, John Furey and
William Smith from the Eighth Ward. Charles Daubman and Robert
Pine had previously served as members of the Camden Fire Department.
1880 Census shows Robert Pine living with his parents and children at
Street, along with a sister. In
the late 1890s Robert Pine was living at 335 Berkley Street and working
as a day laborer. The 1900 Census shows Benjamin F. Pine living with his
father, grandmother Margaret Pine, and aunt Amy Pine. Robert Pine was still at this address when
in February of 1902, he died of
pneumonia at home on February 11, 1902.
Pine married around 1904. The
1906 City Directory lists Benjamin Pine as a driver, living at
4th Street. The 1910 Census shows him still at that
address, with wife Lillian and children Benjamin F. Pine Jr. and
Mildred Pine. He was then working as a salesman for a bakery.
The 1914 City Directory also has him at 611 South
4th Street. He was then working as a bakery foreman. He had
the same occupation in the 1919 City Directory, but had by this
time moved to 437 Carteret
Street. The Pine family was still at that address in January
of 1920, but moved from Camden shortly afterwards. They are not
listed in the 1924 City Directory.
1930 Census shows Benjamin F. Pine, wife Lillian, Son Benjamin
F. Jr., daughter-in-law Mable and grandson Benjamin F. Pine III
living at 28 West Madison Avenue in Collingswood, New Jersey.
Benjamin F. Pine was then working as a butcher at a food market.
F. Pine died on March 2, 1937. He last was a resident of 206
Woodlawn Avenue in Collingswood, New Jersey.