GOLDSBORO JR. was born in Camden,
New Jersey on February 1, 1924 to Pauline and Orville Goldsboro.
His father had been born in Magnolia in 1894 and had worked as a
farm laborer in Marlton in the late 1910s before coming to
Camden. By January of 1920 Orville Goldsboro Sr. was boarding at
Street in South Camden.
1930 Census lists the family, which included younger sister
Doris and an aunt, Pauline Hinton, at 768 Walnut
Street in South Camden. The elder Goldsboro was working as a
the spring of 1942 Orville Goldsboro Jr. appears to have been
living with his mother at 750 Sycamore Street. Sadly, his
parents were living apart at this time. Orville Goldsboro Sr.
was staying at 1020 Lawrence Street and was unemployed when he
registered for the draft. He died not too long afterwards.
Goldsboro Jr. was inducted into the United States Army at Camden
on August 25, 1943. He returned to the city after completing his
military duty. The
1947 Camden City Directory shows that he was living at 717 Ringgold
Street with his widowed mother and sister Doris.
February of the following year his wife
Georgia bore a son, Steven.
December 1, 1953 Orville Goldsboro was appointed to the Camden
Fire Department. He reported for duty with Engine
Company 1 at 409 Pine
Street the following day. He served with Engine Company 1
until May 23, 1966.
Goldsboro Jr. was transferred to Ladder
Company 2 at 619 Kaighn
Avenue on May 23, 1966. He resigned from the Camden Fire
Department on August 18, 1966. This occurred around the same
time that his son Corporal
Steven M. Goldsboro, was sent to Vietnam.