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Today's History Lesson


I found this photo of the “Gloucester House” located at 118 Mississippi Avenue in Atlantic City. My grandfather (James White) owned it.  The "Gloucester House" was a rooming house, bar and pool hall. After it was torn down in 1923 to make way for the Atlantic City Convention Hall he opened up the “White House” at Washington and Atlantic Avenues in Margate.
He grew up at 801 Jersey Ave., here in Gloucester City.  He had five brothers, Samuel (died as a youth), John, Charles (was a policeman in the late 1800’s early 1900’s), Joseph (was a Justice-of-the-Peace), and Frank (was a fireman).  That is my grandfather and grandmother standing in back, on the left.
His father, my Great-grandfather was a Gloucester City councilman in 1869-71 when he died.

submitted by Joe O’Donnell, Gloucester City

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