PHILIP ATGER STINGER was born in Philadelphia PA on April 18, 1905 to John & Blanche Atger Stinger. The family, which included older siblings John, Norman, and Dorothy, moved to Camden during the 1910s. They were living at 134 North 25th Street in East Camden by the end of 1919. The Stinger and Atger families would remain on North 25th Street for many years.
Philip A. Stinger was working as a driver and was still living at home when the 1929 Camden City directory was compiled. His brother John was then on the police force. The 1930 Census shows Philip A. Stinger still living with his parents. He was then working as a carpenter. By 1947 Philip A. Stinger had joined the Camden Fire Department. He lived with his wife Bessie at 159 North 25th Street. The family retained a presence at that address as late as 1959.
Philip A. Stinger was one of five members of the Stinger family who have served as members of the Camden Fire Department. By 1963 he had been promoted to Captain and was assigned to Rescue Company 1.
Last a resident of Clementon NJ, Philip A. Stinger passed away in June of 1980.
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