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.
1893-1894 Camden City Directory shows that Judson and Mary Fish
had moved to 1715 South 4th
1894 Judson K. Fish's daughter Ella married William James. He
soon went to work for Camden's Water Department, where he was
employed for well over 30 years. William James' brother, Albert
E. James, secured an appointment to the Fire Department that
year as as well.
K. Fish and family were was still at 1715 South 4th
Street 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
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. The
1921 Directory has him and wife Mary at 1255 Sheridan Street.
They had moved to 819 Tulip Street by the time the 1922
Directory was compiled. They are listed there in 1923 as well.
Judson and Mary Fish are not listed in the 1924 Camden
K. Fish in August of 1929. His
wife Mary Fish was living with their daughter Lillian and her
wife and sons at 213 State Street in Delaware Township
(present-day Cherry Hill), New Jersey. Mrs. Fish died March 24,
1938 and was buried at Evergreen Cemetery.
Ray Fish was very well known as a semi-pro baseball player in
the 1900s and 1910s, playing for the Camden A.C. and the Emerson
A.A. teams. He also coached the Emerson A.A. basketball team in