George
Nowrey


 

GEORGE NOWREY was born in Glendon PA, a few miles from Easton,  in 1862. His family moved to Camden when he was 11. His brother was Joseph E. Nowrey, Democratic politician from Camden who served as the city's Mayor from 1902 to 1905. Joseph Nowrey also served as Camden County sheriff. 

George and Joseph E. Nowrey appear in the City Directories for Camden in the late 1880s and early 1890s as living at 842 Locust Street in Camden. In these years George Nowrey worked as a blacksmith, while Joseph E. Nowrey is listed as a machinist. Also listed at this address is Mary Nowrey, the widow of Alexander, who had a dry goods  business. It is likely that Alexander and Mary were the parents. There also appear a James G. and John Nowrey at the same address.

Joseph E. Nowrey became very active in Camden's political life in the 1890s and 1900s. Brother George Nowrey was appointed to the Camden Police Department on August 8, 1898. He served until his retirement in June of 1937, a 39 year long career, rising to the rank of sergeant. 

The 1924 Camden City Directory shows George Nowrey as a sergeant on the Camden Peoartment, living at 1493 Princess Avenue in Parkside.

Plagued by ill-health after retirement, George Nowrey passed away at Mercer Hospital in Trenton NJ on January 21, 1938. After funeral services at St. John's Episocopal Church in Camden, of which George Nowrey was a member from the time he came to Camden until his passing, he was buried at Harleigh Cemetery in Camden NJ. His grandson, PFC John A. Nowrey of Camden NJ, would be killed in action in 1945.


Philadelphia Inquirer - July 23, 1900
North 2nd Street - South 3rd Street - Henry Hayes - Arthur Stanley- Edward Hyde - Thomas Cunningham George Nowrey - James O. Weaver - William Harvey - O. Glen Stackhouse - Mrs. Ida Buckingham
Robert Forbes - John McKenna - William Ivins - Jmes Buckingham -
John Foster
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Philadelphia
Inquirer

October 25, 1904

John Foster
Edward Hyde
Charles O. Pedrick
Elisha Albert Gravenor
David Bentley
John Reader
William Schregler
George Nowrey


Philadelphia Inquirer - August 11, 1908
George Nowrey - George Murry - O. Glen Stackhouse
William Shaw - Lewis King - George Collar - George Justice

Philadelphia Inquirer
February 17, 1916

Arthur Stanley
George Anderson
Harry A. Corson

Charles H. Ellis

Fred Lechleidner
George Nowrey
Lewis H. Stehr Jr.
 


Camden Courier-Post - October 28, 1921


Camden Evening Courier - December 11, 1930

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Lewis H. Stehr  - Dr. David S. Rhone - Charles V. Dickinson - Arthur Colsey
George A. Ward - John Kowal  - Donald Swissler - Clarence Phifer - Archie Reiss
John Skolski - Herbert Anderson - Thomas Cheeseman - Harry Kyler
 
George Nowrey - Frank Truax - Ralph Bakley
 
Clay W. Reesman - Clifford A. Baldwin - Winfield S. Price
Clifford A. Flennard - Camden Local No. 35, P.B.A. -
Cooper Hospital
 
B.C. Schroeder - Broadway - Royden Street


Camden Evening Courier - Morning Post 12, 1930

Lewis H. Stehr  - Dr. David S. Rhone - Charles V. Dickinson - Arthur Colsey
George A. Ward - John Kowal  - Donald Swissler - Clarence Phifer - Archie Reiss
John Skolski -
Herbert Anderson - Thomas Cheeseman - Harry Kyler
 
George Nowrey - Frank Truax - Ralph Bakley   - John J. Breslin 
Cooper Hospital - Rev. Edward T. Weeks - Union Methodist Episcopal Church
 
B.C. Schroeder - Broadway - Royden Street - Sixth Ward Republican Club


Camden Courier-Post - January 22, 1938


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