CHARLES SAMUEL CLEMENTS was born in Philadelphia on November 10, 1889. 

By 1917 Charles S. Clements was living with his wife Elizabeth at 423 Webster Street. When he registered for the draft in June of that year he was working as a driver for the Camden Bottling Company, located at 254 Kaighn Avenue. A daughter, Virginia E. Clements, was born in 1918. 

Charles S. Clements joined the Camden Fire Department on January 1, 1921 and served for over 30 years, primarily with Engine Company 3. He also filled in when required at Engine Company 2 and Engine Company 11. He was still on active duty with the Fire Department when he passed away on May 27, 1951.

Mr. and Mrs. Clements were still at 423 Webster Street when the 1924 City Directory was compiled. By 1929 they had moved to 445 Jackson Street. His neighbor at 447 Jackson Street until the summer of 1942 was brother firefighter Anthony Valentine. The Clements family was still at 445 Jackson Street when Charles S. Clements passed away.

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Camden Post-Telegram * December 30, 1920

Peter B. Carter - Thomas Nicholas - Walter Browning - George B. Wade - William W. Patterson
Francis Ford Patterson Jr. - Charles H. Ellis - David Jester - Joseph Forsyth

Engine Co. 1 - Alfred E. Green - Charles Errickson  Charles W Cooke - Leroy Hatchett

Engine Co. 2 - Howard Landon - John K. Voll 
Edgar Ellender - Harold Lohrang - Chester Andrus  Harry G. Layton

Engine Co. 3 - Charles B. Haines - Charles Clements
August HaverkampFrank Kuda - Louis Quinton

Engine Co. 4 - Frank A. Obermann - Walter B. Gray
Albert Raeuber
- Fred Schucker - Harry Kleinfelder

Engine Co. 5 - Richard A. Farris - Frank Fennrio

Engine Co. 6 - William H. Reed - Manuel J. Kane Edward Perairia - Thomas Shanahan
Rocco De Varro

"Frank Fennrio" is for the moment a mystery

Engine Co. 7 - August Scholl - Nicholas Romaine
Lawrence H. Mathews

Engine Co. 8 - Samuel Oshushek - Edward C. Crane Adam Mead - Frank Sapp - William J. Taylor Sr.

Engine Co. 9 - Kennard Naylor - Daniel McSurdy John Mohrfeld

Engine Co. 10 - William Schwartz - Hugh Rementer Harry Greenan - Rocco Abbott

Hose & Chemical Co. 2 - Laurence Newton
Edward Hauser - William Getner

Ladder Co. 1 - Thomas Cunningham 
Leonard Megee

Ladder Co. 2 - John Gaylor - Walter White

Ladder Co. 3  David Ellis - George W. Attison
John Mulligan - David Humphries - Albert Dukes

Tennie G. Hutchison Jr. - Ladder Co. 4 - George A. Quimby

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