Judson
K.

Fish


 

JUDSON K. FISH was born in New Jersey in April of 1851 to Amanda and Ezra Fish. The family was living in Delaware Township (present-day Cherry Hill), New Jersey when the census was taken in 1860.

The 1870 Census shows the family had moved to Camden's Middle Ward, and that Ezra Fish was working as a Camden policeman. The family at that time consisted of Ezra and Amanda Fish, older brother George and younger sisters Louisa and Sarah.

A brick mason by trade, Judson Fish was married in 1872 to Mary A. Mathis. By the late 1870s he had relocated to Camden's Eighth Ward. The 1878-1879 Camden City Directory shows him living on Viola Street, and the 1879-1880 edition gives an address of 1910 Fillmore Street, where he resided through 1892. The 1880 census shows that their were three children then at home, Lizzie, Ella, and Clarence.

In the spring of 1884 Judson Fish was appointed to the Camden Fire Department as an extra man with the Hook and Ladder Company, taking the place of John W. Elliott. Judson Fish served until July 1, 1885 when the Fire Department was reorganized and eighteen of the extra men were laid off.
  

The 1893-1894 Camden City Directory shows that Judson and Mary Fish had moved to 1715 South 4th Street. He was still at this address when the Census was taken in 1900. Three children who had been born after 1880 were living at home, James, Raymond, and Lillie. By 1906 the family had moved to 1711 South 4th Street, where they stayed through 1910. The 1914 Camden City Directory shows Judson Fish at 1729 Ferry Avenue. By the latter half of 1918 he had moved to 1709 South 4th Street, where he was still living when the census was taken in January of 1920. Judson Fish was still in the bricklaying business when the Census was taken.

Judson K. Fish passed away prior to the compilation of the 1924 Camden City Directory. 


Philadelphia Inquirer
August 29, 1889

Winfield Reilly
Carrie Jackson
Jesse W. Pratt
Josiah Jones
Judge Hugg
Joseph Fernandez
Nellie Fernandez
Isaac M. Shreeve
Herbert Redding
Starr's Iron Works
South End Gun Club
William Beideman
William Lightcap
Mason Fish
John Corbitt
Philip Schmitz
William Darnell


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