WILLIAM BAXTER JR. was born in Camden, New Jersey on January 1, 1911 to Elizabeth and Herbert
W. Baxter Sr. according to Social Security and Census
records. The family lived at 322 Atlantic
Avenue as as late as the September of 1918. His father was
appointed to the Camden Fire Department not long afterwards; he
was on the force when the Census was taken in January of 1920,
and served into the 1930s. The family was living at 320 Liberty
Street in January of 1920 and were still there in April of
1930. At that late date Herbert Baxter Jr. was working in an
auto parts store. Also at home were siblings Annie, 24 and his
twin brother John.
W. Baxter Jr. was was working as a tool repairer and living with
his wife Mary at 1325 Rose
Street when he wasappointed to the Camden Fire department on March
15, 1948. He reported for duty on April 1, 1948, assigned to Engine
Company 7 on Kaighn
Avenue, where he served until July 16, 1963, with the
exception of a 15 day beginning from January 1, 1950 where he
was assigned to Engine
Company 10 on Morgan
Boulevard. As was the practice in place, he occasionally saw
July 16, 1963 Herbert Baxter Jr. was transferred to the Fire Marshall's office.
This was intended to be a temporary transfer. Another temporary
transfer occurred on February 9, 1965 when he was
assigned to Ladder
Company 1. Having completed over 17 years of service to the
City of Camden, Herbert W. Baxter left the Fire Department on
pension on May 1, 1966. He appears to have moved out of Camden
a resident of Maple Shade, New Jersey, Herbert W. Baxter Jr.
passed away on December 29, 1986.