William
Harvey


 

WILLIAM HARVEY was born in England in October of 1845 to James and Sarah Harvey, and came to America while a young boy. The Harvey family was living in Camden's South Ward by the time the Census was taken in 1860. James Harvey worked as a machinist.

After serving in the United States Navy under Commodore David Farragut, William Harvey returned to Camden in the 1880s. At the time of the 1880 Census, his father was living at 308 Walnut Street, next door to former Mayor Samuel M. Gaul, who had been mayor of the city from 1871 to 1874. Through the good offices of Gaul, a staunch Republican, William Harvey secured an appointment to the police department by then Mayor Jesse Pratt in 1886. William Harvey would serve with only a brief interruption in the 1890s until his retirement in March of 1912. 

City Directories from 1887 through 1891 show William Harvey residing at 1010 South 2nd Street. The 1900 Census shows William Harvey living at 274 Walnut Street with his wife Annie and six children ages 22 to 2- William W., James, Emma, Maggie, Sarah, and Alexander.  Annie Harvey passed away during the 1900s. William Harvey lodged at 1024 South 3rd Street when the census was enumerated in 1910. He  remarried sometime thereafter, and was living with his second wife, Hannah, in January of 1920, at 1116 Locust Street. He became a widower once again sometime after the 1920 Census was taken. 

On February 26, 1912 veteran police officers George Horner, William Harvey, and Benjamin Middleton retired from active service with the Camden Police Department.

William Harvey died at the Camden County Hospital at Lakeland in Gloucester Township on February 23, 1928 at the age of 83.

William Harvey's sister Emma was married to John J. Brown, an original member of the Camden Fire Department in 1869 and later on a bar owner in South Camden. Her stepson (John Brown's son from an earlier marriage) was William D. Brown, who became secretary of the Board of Education and later served as Camden's city clerk. 

 

Philadelphia Inquirer - September 8, 1887

John Foster - William Harvey


Philadelphia Inquirer - July 2, 1889

William Harvey - Henry Bunting - James Simpson - Pine Street - South 2nd Street


Philadelphia Inquirer
July 28, 1890

William Harvey
Samuel K. Hires
Kaighn Avenue
South 3rd Street


Philadelphia Inquirer
July 30, 1890

Henry S. Scovel
William Harvey
Charles S. Ridgway
John O'Brien
Ezra Conkling
Benjamin Braker


Philadelphia Inquirer
August 25, 1890

Jesse Pratt - Thomas Barnes - John Barnes
William Harvey

Philadelphia Inquirer
December 20, 1890

William Harvey
Joseph Flanigan
Mickle Street
South 2nd Street
Robert Miller
Edward Bates
Charles Bates
William Harris
Jesse Pratt
James Lafferty
Dennis Corbitt
Thomas E. Mullane
Kaighn Avenue
South 4th Street


Philadelphia Inquirer - December 22, 1890


Jesse Pratt - Thomas Kripps - Lawrence Smith
William Harvey


Philadelphia Inquirer
July 24, 1891

William Harvey
John Dilmore
Mrs. C.F. Zimmerman
Liberty Street


Philadelphia Inquirer - April 4, 1894

John Foster - William Harvey


Philadelphia Inquirer - July 23, 1900
North 2nd Street - South 3rd Street - Henry Hayes - Arthur Stanley- Edward Hyde - Thomas Cunningham George Nowrey - James O. Weaver - William Harvey - O. Glen Stackhouse - Mrs. Ida Buckingham
Robert Forbes - John McKenna - William Ivins - Jmes Buckingham -
John Foster
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Philadelphia Inquirer - July 19, 1903

William Rudolph - Charles A. Rudolph
Van Buren Street - Van Hook Street
William Harvey - Thomas Pooley - Alfred S. Snow
Charles Fitzsimmons - Charles Cornog
Edward S. Hyde


Philadelphia Inquirer
September 17, 1903
William D. Hart - William Harvey
George Willingmyre 
O. Glenn Stackhouse 

Philadelphia Inquirer - September 26, 1903
William Harvey - Lewis Bechner - John Emerick - William Emerick
Henry Hope

Philadelphia Inquirer - January 10, 1904
William Harvey - Arthur Stanley

Philadelphia Inquirer - February 4, 1912
William Harvey


Camden Courier-Post
Evening Courier - February 25, 1928

Jesse Pratt 
South 2nd Street - Front Street - Washington Street

Camden Courier-Post
Evening Courier - February 27, 1928
Ben Courter




 

William Harvey - Jesse Pratt - J. Leighton Wescott

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