JAMES V. PARADISE was born in New York around 1882. He married at the age of 21, his wife Angelina a New Jersey native. By January of 1920 he was serving as a member of the Camden NJ police department. The Paradise family, which included a daughter, Mary, then lived at 439 Division Street in South Camden, a short walk from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. He had been promoted to detective by April of 1930, when the Census was taken. At that point he and his wife were renting a home at 441 Cherry Street in South Camden. His neighbor at 447 Cherry was Joseph Mardino, who also had a long career as a Camden policeman.
James V. Paradise appears to have left the police force by 1947. He was then living at 569 Spruce Street. He does not appear in the 1956 or 1959 New Jersey Bell Telephone Directories. Angelina Paradise, last a resident of Oaklyn NJ, passed away in 1981.
April 2, 1928
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