June 28, 1874 Howard H. Currie married Rebecca Armstrong. This
marriage ended quickly in divorce. Howard Currie was living at 449
Street in South Camden when, on July 8, 1875 he was appointed
to the Camden Fire Department as an extra man with the Hook
and Ladder Company. He served until April 8, 1876 when
incoming Chief Claudius
W. Bradshaw made wholesale personnel changes within the Camden
Fire Department. Howard Currie was recalled to duty on April 8,
1877 as an extra man with Engine
Company 2, replacing James
Read. He was still living at 449 Henry
Street and working as a laborer when reappointed. Howard
Currie served in this capacity until April of 1882.
H. Currie had moved to 434 Arch Street
by April of 1879. He married that year, and his wife Rosanna bore
a son, Howard
Lewis Currie, was born in Camden on July 21, 1880. Howard
H. Currie and his family were living at 434 Arch Street
when the Census was taken in 1880.
Howard H. Currie was at that time working
as a bartender when not fighting fires. Howard H. Currie was not
reappointed to the Fire Department in the spring of 1882. He
appears in the 1881-1882 Directory at 532 Columbia Avenue in
Camden, and was still there a year later..
H. Currie was
again recalled to service in 1884, again as a "Call Man" with Engine
Company 2. The Currie family then lived at 527 North Front Street.
Howard H. Currie again served for two years, then left the fire
department to work as a lithographer in
Philadelphia. During the years 1887 through 1893 the family lived at 326
Taylor Avenue. the latter half of 1894 Howard H.
Currie had been appointed to the Camden Fire Department. The
family by then had moved to 25 North 3rd
Street, where they stayed into 1899. They had moved across the
street to 34 North 3rd
Street by the spring of 1900.
Lewis Currie married around 1901. His wife Sarah (also known as Sadie),
bore a son, John H. Currie around 1904. The young couple lived
with Howard H. and Rossanna Currie through at least 1906. Howard H.
Currie was at that time still working full-time with the Fire Department. The family was
living at 109 North 4th
Street. The 1910 Census shows that Howard
Lewis Currie had moved with his wife and son to 214 Point
street and was
then working as a switchman for the railroad. Howard H. Currie and his
wife were still living at 109 North 4th
Currie resigned from the Fire Department on August 1, 1911. H
was replaced by Charles
mid-1912 son Howard
Lewis Currie had bee appointed to the Camden Fire Department. He
was still living at 214 Point
street with his wife, Sadie. When the 1914
Camden City Directory was compiled, Howard H.
Currie was still living
at 109 North 4th
September of 1918 Howard
Lewis Currie's marriage had ended in divorce. He
was living with his parents at 220 North 3rd
Street, and no mention of
a wife is on his draft card.
Currie died on
October 13, 1918 and was buried at Evergreen Cemetery. He was 67 years
of age when he passed. The 1920 Census shows that Howard
Lewis Currie was living
with his son John and by this time widowed mother Rose Currie at 220 North 3rd