WELDEN was born in Pennsylvania in November of 1854. He appears
in Camden City Directories in 1878, living at 312 Elm
and in 1879 at 120 Pearl
Street. James Welden married in 1880.
His wife Catherine Maria Welden gave birth seven children, six
of whom lived to adulthood, Ella, Harriett, Edwin, Catherine,
Charles S.W., and William Welden.
Directories show James Welden and family at 632 North Front
Street from 1881 through 1883. On March 30, 1883 James Weldon
was appointed to the Camden Fire Department, where he served for
one year with Engine Company
1885 Camden City Directory shows James Welden working as a fireman
and living at 10 Pearl
1895 James Welden had gone to work for the Pennsylvania Railroad.
The 1895-1896 City Directory shows him living at 726 Clinton
Street and working as an engineer. He laso worked as a switchman
and as a brakeman for the Pennsylvania Railroad during the 1890s.
The 1899 City Directory shows him living at 216 Berkley
the time the census was taken in 1900, the Welden family had moved
to 423 Berkley
Street. James Welden is listed at 615 Clinton
the 1906 Directory, and at 210 South 5th Street in the 1910
Census. By that time he had been promoted to conductor.
and Catherine Welden are listed in the 1918-1919 City Directory
and in the 1920 Census at 404 Haddon
Avenue. The 1924 Edition
shows that they wee living with sons Edwin and Charles S.W. Welden
at 423 Haddon
Avenue. James Welden passed away in 1926 and was buried at
Harleigh Cemetery. His widow was then
living at 1354 Park
Boulevard. She later moved to Collingswood.
Catherine Welden joined her husband on December 26, 1936.
Trenton Evening Times -
September 19, 1896
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