Harry
L.
De Haven


 

HARRY LESYEA DE HAVEN was born in Montgomery County PA on October 2, 1872. When the Census was enumerated in 1880, he was living in Upper Providence Township, Montgomery County PA, with his grandparents, Samuel and Elizabeth De Haven, Samuel De Haven was a carpenter, and Harry L. De Haven followed him into that line of work. 

Harry L. De Haven married his wife Anna around 1898. The couple were living in Camden NJ in 1900, at 2316 Federal Street in East Camden. He then was working as a shoemaker. By 1906 Harry and Anna De Haven owned a home not far from there, at 2213 Sewell Street in Camden NJ. This would be Harry De Haven's home until his death on August 9, 1933.

Harry L. De Haven worked as a carpenter for the Pennsylvania Railroad at the company's Pavonia repair shop in the 1900s and 1910s. He was plying the carpenter's trade at the foundry in 1918 when he registered for the draft on September 12th of that year. He was still there, when the census was taken in January of 1920. In 1924 he was appointed janitor of the James A. Garfield Elementary School at North 29th and Cramer Streets in East Camden, a position he held until his passing. Harry L De Haven was survived by his wife, Anna. The couple had no children.


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Camden Courier-Post - August 11, 1933

HARRY L. DE HAVEN DIES; JANITOR OF SCHOOL

The funeral of Harry L. DeHaven, janitor of the Garfield School, Twenty-ninth and Cramer streets, who died Wednesday at his home 2213 Sewell street, will be held at 11 a. m. tomorrow and burial will be private.

Mr. DeHaven was named janitor of the school in August 1924, succeeding Carlton M. Harris, superintendent of city parks.

Mr. DeHaven was born in Montgomery County, Pa., and was a carpenter by trade. He is survived by his widow, Anna L., was a member of Camden Lodge of Moose and the Twelfth Ward Republican Club..


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