NELSON WARWICK TILL was born on January 12, 1889 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Joseph Oscar Till Sr. and his wife Katie. The family, which included older brothers William, J. Oscar Jr., Morris, Albert, and Clarence moved to the town of Stockton in the early 1890s. By 1896 the family was living at 912 Lois Avenue. Joseph Oscar Till Sr. involved himself in local affairs and soon had been appointed constable in Stockton. When Stockton was united with the City of Camden in 1899, Joseph Oscar Till Sr. secured an appointment to the Camden Fire Department. Politics being a full-contact sport in those times, Joseph Till got into a fight with two other men on Saturday night, November 1, 1903. The following day he suffered a fall, and was taken to Cooper Hospital where he died on November 13. An inquest was held and his death was ruled accidental, from injuries sustained in the fall. On December 3, 1904 J. Oscar Till Jr., the older brother of Nelson Till, was appointed to the Camden Fire Department. By April of 1910 he had left the Fire Department and had taken a position with the Camden Police Department. 

Nelson Till appears in the 1914 City Directory as a glass worker, living at 912 Lois Avenue with his widowed mother. When he registered for the draft on June 5, 1917 he was working as a rigger in the R.H. Wood Company in Camden. 

During the 1910s Nelson Till was a member of the Farragut Sportsmen's Association, where he kept a motorboat called the Myrtle, and was active in a number of boating events.

The 1920 Census shows Nelson Till, sill un-married, living at 912 Lois Avenue with his widowed mother, brother Albert, and Albert's wife and children. Both Nelson and Albert Till were working at a local lumberyard as truck drivers. By 1924 Nelson W. Till had been appointed to the Camden Fire Department, following in the footsteps of his father Joseph Till and brother J. Oscar Till Jr. 

When the Census was taken in April of 1930 Nelson Till was still un-married, and living with his mother, brother, and family at 912 Lois Avenue. Nelson Till was still working with the Camden Fire Department when the 1940 Census was compiled. By the spring of 1942, he had retired form the Department. He was still living at 912 Lois Avenue as late as 1947. He never moved from Camden, but it is unclear as to where he resided as he never had a telephone listing in his name. Nelson W. Till died in August of 1983.

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Camden Daily Courier
September 18, 1920

Horace Cairns - William Miller
Harry Selby - Charles Gall
Spencer Smith - Howard C. Walker
Rocco Fanelli - Harry J. Zander
Mortica Clark - James McDermott
James Durkin - Frank Burt
George C. Wade - Samuel E. Patton
William Reynolds - Harry Hallowell
Howard Harrington - Henry Baumgartel
Walter Carter - George Henry Johnson
Louis D. Stevens - Roscoe Tribbett
Benjamin Walters - W. Scott Franklin
George Cattell - Joseph Daley 
Anthony Valentine - David Smith
Carlo Lombardo - George Pursglove
John Hunt - Robert Gick
Nelson Till - Herman Kreher

Engine Company 10 - Ladder Company 4 - Engine Company 1
Engine Company 2 - Engine Company 3 - Engine Company 2  - Engine Company 7
Engine Company 8  - Engine Company 9
Hose & Chemical Company 2 (Engine Company 11)

Camden Post-Telegram * August 19, 1925

Charles Younger - Y.M.C.A - Lewis H. Stehr Jr.
Joseph Connell -
John W. Golden
Charles T. Humes - Archie Riess
Walter A. Mertz - Engine Company 1

Everett Joslin - Joseph McDonald - Vernon Jones
Frank Nelson - William Rogers - Harold Dunnit
John Bright -
Edwin Callahan - Walter Larson
August Pflederer - Clarence Phifer - Thomas Welch
Stanley Wirtz - Charles Naylor - George Rothwell
Richard Donnelly - Lester Gleason - Joseph Keefe

Fred Schucker - Harry Wagner - Chris Moll
Harry Layton - Edgar Ellender - August Haverkamp
Frank Kuda - Harry Kleinfelder - William Foehle
Thomas Shanahan - Harrison Pike
Lester Anderson - William Wood
George Townsend - Allen Palmer - William Swartz Nelson Till - William MountneyJohn A.Strauss
Frank Oberman - Edward Menzies
John Mulligan - Frank Kates - Clifford Lane
Nelson Andrews - Harry Leigh

John Lennox - William Merrigan
Howard Walker - Harry Greenan - Peter Laird

Smith- could be David, George, Roy, or Spencer William Rudd?

Camden Motorcycle Sporting Club
Joseph Bernart
Frank DeViney
Carl Preisendanz
Edward Paul
Charles Ellis
George Gummel
Bennett Arnold
Clayton Albertson

Camden Courier-Post
October 14, 1933

Engine Company 11
John Lennox
Robert Wonsetler
Harry Kreher - Edward Kreher
William Harring - Rollo Jones
Walter Mertz - Charles Errickson
William Mountney - Nelson Till
William Getner - John Peterson

Harry Hess
Michael Mungioli
Herman Kreher
John Mohrfeld
Howard Currie

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