Joseph Shreeve

JOSEPH SHREEVE was the son of Isaac Shreeve, who worked as a firefighter and policeman for over 42 years. 

Joseph Shreeve was born in Camden, New Jersey on February 7, 1888. He married Laura Boulton around 1914. Her uncle, Edgar Boulton, was then serving with the Camden Police Department. Her brother, Lawrence Boulton, would later be appointed to the Camden Fire Department.

Joseph Shreeve had already served three years as a private in the New Jersey National Guard prior to registering for the draft on June 5, 1917. He was then working as a motorman, driving a trolley car for the Public Service Company. Despite his prior military service, Joseph Shreeve was not called up. By December of 1919 he had followed his father into the police department.

The 1930 Census shows Joseph and Laura Shreeve living at 21 Terrace Avenue in East Camden, with Laura's parents, Charles S. & Annie Boulton. Joseph Shreeve died in 1935 at the Terrace Avenue home after an illness of four months. He was survived by his wife Laura and a brother. There had been no children. Joseph Shreeve was buried at Arlington Cemetery in Pennsauken.

World War 1 Draft Card

Camden Post-Telegram
September 13, 1923

Raymond H. Stark
Clarence Thorn
Louis Brill
William Boettcher
Joseph Shreeve
John T. Potter


Camden Post-Telegram
July 7, 1924

Edward Kelley
Pleasant Street
Cramer Hill Building & Loan Association
St. Joseph Hall
Matthew Vance  -
Hayes Avenue
John Freas -
North 27th Street
St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church
Joseph Shreeve
William J. Kelley
Roland Kelley
Harry Newton
William Boettcher

Camden Courier-Post
June 19, 1926

Isaac M. Shreeve
Jesse Pratt
Cooper B. Hatch
Charles T. Murray
George Clark
Joseph Shreeve
South 36th Street


Camden Daily Courier
October 27, 1926

Joseph Shreeve
Isaac Shreeve
West Jersey Hospital
Wright Cox
Harry Stahl
William Brower

Camden Courier-Post - August 24, 1931

Robert Ashenfelter - Lawrence T. Doran
 Charles Rettberg - Theodore Rettberg - James Melbourne aka Melvin James
John Golden - Frank Evans - Gus Koerner - Charles Wainwright
Benjamin Simon - Joseph Shreeve - Elwood Humphreys - Louis Schlam
Richard Donnelly - Charles Johnson - Lewis Smith - Charles Schultz
North 36th Street - Pierce Avenue - North 32nd Street - Bergen Avenue

Camden Courier-Post - February 9, 1933

Herbert Bott Is Unopposed for Presidency of Camden Association

The Camden Police and Firemen's Association will hold election of officers today at its headquarters, 1175 Whitman Avenue, from 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Herbert Bott is unopposed for re-election as president. William Thorn is unopposed to replace Richard Middleton for financial secretary and Walter Vecander is unopposed for the new post of assistant financial secretary. All these are police officers.

The police trustees will be named from the following nine candidates: William Marter, George Ward, William Britner, Joseph Shreeve, William Schriver, Joseph Mardino, Joseph Dunnett, Leon Feltz and Russell Young. Two police sergeant-at-arms will be chosen from among Stanley Wirtz, Harry Cattell, Joseph Schultz and George Clayton.

Three candidates are seeking the post of vice president, which goes to a fireman. They are William Spencer, Charles Edwards and Albert Dukes. Warren Rich, a fireman, is slated to succeed himself as recording secretary and Winfield Leviseur is unopposed for the new post of assistant recording secretary, which goes to a fireman.

Four fireman trustees will be chosen from ten candidates. They are Charles Cook, Henry Baumgartel, Walter Eastlack, Arthur Batten, William Getner, William Toy, Lawrence Newton, James Young, Russell Anderson and William Taylor. Three firemen are seeking two posts as sergeants-at-arms. They are William Judge, John Mulligan and Furman Price.



Camden Courier-Post
March 21, 1935

Joseph Shreeve
Isaac Shreeve
West Jersey Hospital
Terrace Avenue