JAMES JOSEPH LARGE was born to William F. Large Sr. and his wife, the former Mary A. Magee, in Camden NJ on November 9, 1923. The 1915 New Jersey census shows the family living at 940 Linden Street. William F. Large Sr. worked at a radio factory, probably that of RCA Victor, when the census was taken in 1930. The family then lived at 134 North 11th Street, just off Cooper Street, near the railroad bridge that crosses the Cooper River above Federal Street.

James J. Large served on the Camden Police force and in the Camden County Prosecutors office, as did his older brothers Philip J. Large and William F. Large Jr. In August of 1964 William F. Large Jr. succeeded Russell Maurer as Chief of Detectives in the Prosecutor's Office, a position that his brother Philip had been slated for prior to being diagnosed with ALS near the end of 1963. Philip J. Large passed away in September of 1964. James J. Large reached the rank of Captain of Detectives in the while serving in the county prosecutors office.

Besides brothers Philip and William, there was another brother, Richard Large, who  owned a bar  213 North 6th Street in Camden known as The Grille from the late 1950s until 1971.  There were also four sisters, Emily, Irma, Marie, and Helen.

Last a resident of Collingswood NJ, James J. Large passed away January 7, 1997.

Camden Courier-Post - January 18, 1949

SIGNING ON AS a new patrolman is William Bennett, 27, of 313 North Eleventh street. Watching are Director of Public Safety Rhone, Police Judge DiMona, and Police Chief Johnson. New officers, grouped from left to right, are James J. Large, William J. Miller, William C. Lewis, Edward W. Campbell, Carmin J. Fuscellaro, Charles W. Richards, Robert J. Kelly, and Franciesco Senatore

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Camden Courier-Post
December 13, 1957

Clifford Del Rossi
James Large
Stewart Pattersom
Anthony Marino
Joseph Whylings

Joseph Asbell

Herman Z. Cutler

Ernest Ewing
Herbert Johnson
Isaac Roberts
Cooper Street

Fogarty Avenue

Market Street

Ferry Avenue

Camden Courier-Post
December 30, 1957

Anthony Marino
Anthony DeVello
James Large
Eugene R. Clark
601 C.A.M. Squadron
South 7th Street
Chestnut Street
Seven-O-Five Bar


Front Row left to right: Frank Senatore, Willie Guidotti, Anthony Bezich, Pros. A.D. Bigley, Al Scarduzio, Dominick DiBart, Dominick Caruso, Isiah Steinberg.

2nd row (and those behind that row): Jerry Banks, Bill Eisenberg, Ed Kitlas, Harry Slattery, Harris Berman, Bill Reeves, Jerry Cohen, Tony DiMaggio, Capt Patrick Carr, Steve Robinson, Chief Bill Large, Sam Natal, Capt. James Large, Franz DeNie, Harry DeVore, Joe Carmen, Vince Wall, Fred Block, Louis Rodriguez, Bill Kelly, Estel Brown, Charles Cohen, Tom Mitchell, Tom Stuebing, Tom Schules 

3rd Row (and those behind that row): Bob DePersia, Ginger Horner, Fran Conniff, Sue DiMaggio, Alice Palumbo, Doris Logan, Clare Sylvestro, Celia May, Caroline Migliaccio, Jo Sosa, Michele Thomas, Alice Adams, Mary Didio, Sue Weisenfeld, Virginia Roberts, Betty Greene, Charlene Dyer, Ira Back

4th Rowe: Jim Jackson, Joe Perry, Walt Haver, Leonard Dryer, Frank Werner, Bill O'Brien, Vic Sarubbi, Al Malloie, Charlie Weber, Joe Price.

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Front Row left to right:  ?, ?, Anthony Bezich (sans toupee), Scarduzio, Shusted (?),
Middle row: Bill Large, Pat Carr, ?, Doris Gohagen(?), ....Bill Kelly might be on the end
Back row: Jim Large, Harry Devore, ?, Gene  A.,  Luis Rodriguez, ?, ?, ?, ?,?

If you can help identify anyone in this photo, please e-mail me - Phil Cohen

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James & William Large

June 1972