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News  1860 - TERRIFIC TORNADO AT CAMDEN. DESTRUCTION OF A LARGE BUILDING. THREE MEN KILLED AND SEVERAL SLIGHTLY INJURED.
One of the most terrible tornadoes that have visited this part of the country for years, occurred yesterday afternoon, about quarter-past three o'clock, near Camden, New Jersey, completely destroying the large chemical works of Messrs. Potts and Klett, killing three men and injuring several...Read MORE...


News  1884 - A SHOCK OF EARTHQUAKE Felt Over a Large Region – A Vibratory Motion from Washington to Maine
...The shock in Camden, N. J., lasted about ten seconds and created considerable alarm. Every large building in the city was rocked, and bells were rung in every section. At Berkley and Third streets the residents of the houses thought they were falling, and rushed into the streets screaming for...Read MORE...


1885 - August 3 - A tornado hit Philadelphia and Camden along its eight mile path.

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News  1904 - 3 DEAD, 9 INJURED BY EXPLOSION. FIREWORKS PLANT AT CAMDEN, N.J., BLOWN TO ATOMS. COMPANY OFFICIALS ARRESTED.
Camden, N.J., May 24. - Three persons were killed and 10 others were injured, two of them probably fatally, by an explosion in the factory of the Independent Fireworks Company, on the outskirts of this city.

The dead are:
SIMON PERADAZZO, aged 18 years.
JOSEPH LOGOLLA, aged 16 years.
ANDRAE...Read MORE...



News  1907 - BAD ACCIDENT NEAR CAMDEN. THREE ARE KILLED AND SEVENTEEN INJURED. DUE LARGELY TO A FOG. WRECKAGE ON FIRE, BUT THE LOCAL FIREMEN RENDER EFFICIENT AID.
(By Associated Press.)
Camden, N. J., Dec. 27. - Three persons were killed and seventeen injured in a collision on the elevated tracks of the Pennsylvania Railroad just outside the station here today, with a Pemberton accommodation train ran into the rear of an Atlantic City express. A heavy fog...Read MORE...



News  1912 - ROOFS LIFTED BY CYCLONE STORM. Philadelphia and Camden swept by Tornado - Two Fatally Hurt.
Philadelphia, April 2. - Two women were fatally injured, scores of houses were unroofed and more than twenty-five were completely demolished by a wind storm of cyclonic velocity which passed over that portion of Camden known as Cooper's Point, and swept down the Delaware river to the center of the...Read MORE...


1916
Camden, a city and port of delivery, capital of Camden co., N.J., on the Delaware River, opposite Philadelphia, with which it is connected by several lines of steam ferry. It stands upon nearly level ground, its river-front extending from Cooper's Creek on the N. to Newton Creek on the S., the...Read MORE...


News  1917 - March 7 - 1st jazz record "Dixie Jazz Band One Step," recorded by Nick LaRocca Original Dixieland Jazz Band, released by RCA Victor in Camden NJ

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News  1933 - June 6 - 1st drive-in theater opens (Camden NJ)
The first drive-in movie theater opens in Pennsauken Tonwship, near Camden, New Jersey.
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June 6, 1933
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News  1940 - CAMDEN FIRE LOSS SET AT TWO MILLION. SEARCH CONTINUES FOR NINE PERSONS REPORTED MISSING AFTER FIREMEN CONQUER FLAMES THAT CAUSE DEATH OF TWO - 54 HOUSES DESTROYED, RENDERING 1,000 WITHOUT HOMES -
200 HURT - CAUSE OF BURNING OIL AND CHEMICALS IN FACTORY NOT DETERMINED - PHILADELPHIA AND CHESTER FIREMEN AID.

Camden, N.J., July 31 - (UP) - Firemen, grotesquely clad in asbestos suits, began the grim search today through the rubble and still smouldering debris of the Camden fire for the...Read MORE...



1959 - July 21 - 1st nuclear powered merchant ship, NS Savannah, christened, Camden NJ

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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Chamberlain
America/USA  Cornelia Chamberlain (28 February 1766, Camden, New Jersey, USA - 15 January 1844, Richland, Ohio, USA)

Kerr
America/USA  David Kerr (14 July 1750, Camden, New Jersey, USA - 3 May 1826, Beaver, Pennsylvania, USA)

Van Winkle
America/USA  Jacob Jacobse Van Winkle (16 October 1650, Camden, New Jersey, USA - 20 November 1724, Wallingen, Bergen, New Jersey, USA)
 


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1642
Jacob Van Winkle (abt. 1599 - 17 August 1657) & Tryntje Jacobs (abt. 1620 - 11 May 1677)
married abt. 1642
 




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