E. LAIRD was born in New Jersey in September 20, 1878.
E. Laird first appears in the Camden City Directories in 1895.
He was then working as a car inspector and living at 216 Stevens
Street. The 1897 and 1898 editions list him at 209 Washington
Street. The 1899 Directory shows him at 421 Pine
1900 Census shows William E. Laird, a brakeman for the
Pennsylvania Railroad, his wife Edna and their 10 month-old son
William E. Laird Jr. living at 243 Royden
Street. A daughter,
Gertrude, was born around 1903.
1906 City Directory shows William Laird, working as an
ironworker, living at 248 Kaighn
Avenue. By April of 1910
William Laird and his wife had separated. He was still boarding
at 248 Kaighn
Avenue and had gone back to work as a railroad
some point after April of 1910, William E. Laird was appointed
to the Camden Fire Department and assigned to Engine
Company 7. The 1914 Camden City Directory