Bernard "Barney" Harvey was born in Pennsylvania in
August of 1849 He appears in the
1860 Census living in Delaware Township, Camden County, New
Jersey, on the farm of Joseph Kay. A Catherine Harvey, aged 30,
was also living at that residence. There is no indication,
however, as to their relationship. Barney Harvey was not living at
the Kay farm when the Census was taken in 1870. What his
whereabouts were at that time is not known as of this writing.
What is known is that he had married Augusta "Annie"
Walker in the early 1870s was living in Camden's North Ward by
1878. He appears in Fire Department records, the 1878-1879 City
Directory, the 1880 Census, and the 1881-1882 City Directory at
904 Howard Street. The Census of 1880 shows Barney Harvey, his
wife, Annie, and children Emma, 6; Wilbert, 4; Dyadeemy, 2;
and his mother-in-law Sarah Walker. Barney Harvey worked as a
cater and as a teamster in these years. Another daughter,
Florence, was born in 1882.
stated above, Barney Harvey was appointed to a full-time position
with the Camden Fire Department as Driver with Engine
Company 2 on March 26, 1884. When Engine Company
4 was organized on June 1, 1890 at 320 Vine
Street in North Camden, with a two-hitch, second class Button steam
engine and a one-hitch Button hose carriage, he was the new unit's first
driver. The charter members were as
follows; Company Foreman, Amedee
S. Middleton; engineer, Francis
stoker C. Barney Harvey; driver, Edward
Hartman; and hosemen Walter
W. Browning and Charles
1884-1885 and 1885-1886 City Directories show Barney Harvey at 29
Wood Street, and the Directories also begin referring to him as
Charles B. Harvey. The 1885 Directory and the 1887-1888
Directories in fact have entries for both given names. Barney
Harvey appears to have resided briefly in 1884 at 316 Vine
then moved to 224 Main Street by 1885. He resided in the 200 block
of Main Street
through at least 1914. Directories and Fire
Department records show him at 212 Main Street
in 1888, 210 Main
Street in 1890, 230 Main Street in 1890 through 1893, and at 226 Main Street
from 1894 through 1914.
1900 Census shows the Harvey household consisting of Barney and
Augusta Harvey, daughter Florence, son-in-law Edwin Walker, and
grandchildren Jessie and Esther Walker. A boarder, James Rowe,
also lived at the Main Street address.
Harvey passed away in 1914 and was buried at Arlington Cemetery in
Pennsauken, New Jersey.