George
Hennessey


GEORGE CALVIN HENNESSEY JR. served for over 30 years with the Camden Fire Department. 

George C. Hennessey was born in New Jersey in 1918 to George Calvin Hennessey and the former Wilhelmina Ley. His father was 19 years older than his mother and worked as a foreman at the Eavenson & Leveriug wool scouring plant at South 3rd and Jackson Streets. The family was living at 823 South 6th Street when the Census was taken in January of 1920 and when the City Directory was compiled for 1921. The 1922 and 1923 Directories show the family at 921 Cedar Street in North Camden and indicate that the elder Hennessey had changed employers. By the time the 1924 Directory was compiled he had passed away. Mrs. Hennessey and young George were then living at 577 Pine Street. They are still listed at that address as late as 1927. By the time the 1929 City Directory was compiled she had remarried. Her new husband was David Bakley, a member of the Camden Fire Department. They set up home at 626 Clinton Street  and remained their into the 1950s. His stepfather passed in 1952.


George C. Hennessey began his service with the Camden Fire Department on April 1, 1947. By this time he had married, the young couple were living with his parents at Clinton Street,

In 1959 George C. Hennessey lived at 44 Wood Street in North Camden. He was serving as a ladderman with Ladder Company 1 in February of 1962. By November of 1964 he had gone to work in the department in the Fire Marshall's office, and was still serving in that capacity in 1977. By 1981 he had retired from the Camden Fire Department and had gone to work for Camden County as a fire investigator.

George C. Hennessey was married to Helen Staehle. They were not blessed with children. He had passed away by the time she died in August of 2014.

Camden Courier-Post
August 20, 1954

 

THE NICE THING ABOUT THE JUNGLE is that there are no firemen in it. This was the opinion of the monkey (in the cage) who is being escorted to the ground by (left to fight) acting Captain James Jones and Firemen George Hennessey and Wesley Faust. The monkey. who had been hiding out for five days on the rooftop at 333 Mickle Street, was captured in an SPCA wire and wool trap today.

 


Camden Courier-Post * August 20, 1954

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Ladder Company 1 - John Adams - SPCA

Camden Courier-Post
August 20, 1954

 

HE SOLD HIS FREEDOM for a banana. The monkey
who cavorted for five days on the rooftop of 333
Mickle Street, having been snared in an SPCA trap baited with bananas, is being examined in his cage by acting Captain James Jones (right) and Fireman Wesley Faust of Truck No. l.

 

Camden Courier-Post * August 19, 1957

Firemen Here Get Advanced First Aid Course

More than 40 members of the Camden Fire Department have completed the Red Cross course in advanced first aid according to announcement today by Howard F. Keller, Collingswood, chairman of the Camden County Chapter's first aid committee. 

Instruction sessions were under the direction of Fire Chief William V. Pfefferle, Drillmaster Anthony Dzinski, a member of the local chapter first aid group, assisted by Nicholas E. George, were instructors. Dzinski is a member of the Red Cross faculty at the National Aquatic School held in this area each year for instruction in advance safety techniques. Dick Harris, director of Red Cross safety services, supervised.

All members of the graduating class are personnel of several units housed at fire department headquarters here. These include the Headquarters Company, Engine Company 2, Rescue Squad 1 and Truck Company 1. These groups include: 

Rescue Squad: Captains Arthur Batten, Philip A. Stinger and Albert Weller; Edward Brendlinger, Harrison MacNeir, Robert Olesiewicz and James W. Smith.

Headquarters Company: Raymond Banford, John K. Voll and John W. Yates.

Truck Company 1: Captains Daniel Jiannetto, Robert E. Dukes and Otto V. Kaiser; William Watkin, Chester Gedrich, George Baxter, John Mogck, George C. Hennessy, Charles Devlin, Ambrose W. Faust, Joseph McTaggart, Howard R. Taggart, William G. Winstanley and Elmer Johnson Jr.

Engine Company 2: Captains James R. Asher, Thomas Winstanley; Carl Wirtz, James McGrory, Edwin V. Decker, James Stewart, Francis X. McTaggart, Anthony T. Orme, Mario D. Fattore, James O. Jones, Francis P. Stibi, William Hopkins, Robert E. Briggs, John Giuliano, Casper Martelli, Harold H. Pike, John J. Vane, William Stibi, John DiMaggio and Harry Kleinfelder.

Engine Company 2 with new pumper in front of quarters, 5th & Arch Streets, 1960. 
Bottom row, from left: Fireman
Harrison MacNeir, Chief Edward MacDowell, Fireman James Troutman, Captain Albert Weller, Fireman Charles Devlin, Fireman William Hopkins, Fireman George Hennessey; Top row, left to right: Fireman Francis Stibi, Fireman Robert Briggs, Fireman Bertram Dahl, Fireman Erwin Brennan, Captain Thomas Winstanley, Fireman Anthony Orme..


Camden Fire Department - FIRE WATCH MAGAZINE, SPRING 1977

IN RECOGNITIONů..

ANNIVERSARY DATES: CONGRATULATIONS TO:

Fr. Howard G. Brickner #5           

 26 Years

Fr. Harvey J. Fisher #186

 26 Years

Capt. James W. Smith 

26 Years

Dep. Chf. Anthony C. Saponare       

 35 Years 

Fr. Andrew H. Foreman #183

26 Years

Fr. William J. Stibi #120 

26 Years

 Batt. Chf. Robert E. Dukes   

 30 Years 

Fr. Henry S. Keubler #34 

26 Years

Fr. William M. Stone #29

26 Years

Insp. Fr. George C. Hennessy #21  

 30 Years 

Fr. Joseph J. Lesniewski #50

26 Years

Capt. William G. Winstanley

26 Years

Dep. Chf. Daniel F. Jiannetto 

30 Years 

Fr. Phillip MacDonald #7(1

26 Years

Fr. Adolph S. Zubrzycki #62

26 Years

Dep. Chf. Theodore L. Prima

30 Years 

Fr. Joseph J. McTaggart #26

26 Years

Batt. Chf. John J. Giuliano

21 Years

Fr. Eugene F. Alston #7 

 29 Years 

Batt. Chf. John J. Mogck

26 Years

Insp. Fr. Alfred D. Nigro #76

21 Years

Batt. Chf. Biaggio P. Ardire 

 29 Years 

Capt. John E. Moore 

26 Years

Fr. Leon Puszczykowski #100

21 Years

Fr. William R. Harring #69     

 29 Years  Capt. Robert P. Olesiewicz 26 Years

Fr. John L. Sterner #73 

21 Years

Fr. William E. Hinch #151       

 29 Years  Capt. Anthony T. Orme 26 Years

Fr. Francis P. Stibi #143 

21 Years

 Capt. Herbert J. Schott 

 28 Years  Fr. Ralph H. Palmer #46 26 Years Fr. Carl R. Szalkowski #95 21 Years

Batt. Chf. Charles A. Bates

 26 Years

Members as listed above, have anniversary dates which fall during the first quarter

 


Camden Courier-Post - June 9, 1981
 

Camden Courier-Post - June 9, 1981

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Biaggio P. Ardire - George Hennessey - Charles C. Smerin - Msgr. Charles Barth
St. Joseph Pro-Cathedral School - Forest Hill Elementary School -
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