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The Irish in Camden County

THE IRISH IN CAMDEN COUNTY Joseph John Kelly Camden County Historical Society Camden 1984 >Introduction  The story of the Irish in Camden County is a topic for a volume, not a booklet. In a full social history of southern New Jersey, it would make up a substantial part, informing discussions of the region's economic, political, religious, educational, and recreational life for the past three centuries. The following essay is a modest attempt to record the Irish contribution to the county, at least in outline, and to recount the assimilation of a major ethnic group into American life--after a period of... Read more →


IT AIN'T EASY GROWING OLD

UPDATED William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet We visited a friend in a nursing home last week. She has Alzheimers Disease. Posted on the home's bulletin board was this poem about the terrible illness. Our mother suffered with Alzheimer's for five years. We were able to keep her and my dad, who was sick with Parkinson's, at home over that period of time which started in 1988-89. My father George died in 1994 at the age of 81 and my Mazie E. Cleary mother Mazie passed away the following year at the age of 85. We hired a service who... Read more →


Clearys history part 2

The children of this marriage were: 207. i. John b. October 29, 1884. 208. ii. George b. January 28, 1887. iii. James b. January 25, 1889. James never married. He worked at the shipyards during World War I. 202. JOHN J. CLEARY (John200, James1) b. 1867 in Camden, New Jersey, d. January 25, 1909 of "Apoplexy." The length of his illness, as stated on the death certificate, was 40 hours. At the time of his death. John was a member of the Camden Aerie, No. 65. F.O.E. Division No. I.A.O.H. Mas(-) Tribe (-) No. 101, Imp'd O.R.M. From 1884 to... Read more →


Cleary History/ George & Mazie Cleary, Ed & Anna Tucker, Frank & Florence Messenger Circa 1940's

Down The Shore (South Jersey)-Circa 1940's The Tuckers, far left standing, our Uncle Ed Tucker with curly hair and Aunt Anna (nee Kowalski) Tucker (Mom and Dad) George Cleary and Mazie (nee Tucker) Cleary, far right standing The Messengers, kneeling far right, our Uncle Frank Messenger and Aunt Florence (nee Tucker). Read more →


CNB June 2008 Archives: Cleary Family History/ Grandmom Jessie Tucker

published Friday, June 13, 2008 Written November 1978, By Jessie Elizabeth Hardiman Tucker, Mother of Mazie E. (Tucker) Cleary , Florence (Tucker) Messenger, and Edward Tucker. I was born in Philadelphia, Pa at 505 Vine Street, one of seven children. They were: Michael, Mary, Jessie, twins, Frank (died age 2) and Helen (died age 6) both are buried in Old Saint Marys cemetery, Gloucester City NJ; second Helen died during flu epidemic (year?) and Joseph died July 1977. All have passed away but me. Born in the year 1890, I will soon be 89 years old on January 2, 1979.... Read more →


CNB June 2008 Archives: In Memory of Our Dad

published Sunday, June 15, 2008 George Francis Cleary Sr., Born 1913 Died 1994 In memory of our Dad who passed away on Father's Day, June 19, 1994......Happy Father's Day Dad, Love Dolores, Georgie, and Billy George F. Cleary (autobiography) written November 1978 I was born June 28, 1913, at 44 Evans Street, Camden NJ. My father was a brakeman on the Pennsylvania Railroad, and my mother, Catherine M Cleary was a housewife. My brother, James Francis Cleary who is 18 months older than I, lives in Haddon Heights NJ. The first school I attended was at Saints Peter and Paul,... Read more →


Autobiography of George Francis Cleary Sr., of Gloucester City, NJ

In memory of our Dad who passed away on Father's Day, June 19, 1994......Happy Father's Day Dad, Love Dolores, Georgie, and Billy George F. Cleary (autobiography) written November 1978 I was born June 28, 1913 at 44 Evans Street, Camden NJ. My father was a brakeman on the Pennsylvania Railroad, and my mother, Catherine M Cleary was a housewife. My brother, James Francis Cleary who is 18 months older than I, lives in Haddon Heights NJ. The first school I attended was at Saints Peter and Paul, which was on Spruce Street in Camden, between Sixth Street and Broadway. It... Read more →


HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!

Note: The story below has been circulating the Internet over the pass month or so and I thought it would be perfect for today, Mother's Day. The author of the article is unknown. I was looking for a photo to use with it and then I thought why not use a picture of our mother, Mazie (Tucker) Cleary who passed away in 1995. I feel it is a nice tribute not only to our Mother but to all Moms throughout the world on this special day. Our Mom is up heaven now but how much I wish that she was... Read more →


Mazie Elizabeth Tucker Cleary Autobiography

By Mazie Elizabeth Tucker Cleary November 15, 1978 W hen I was growing up I remember parties we had at one another’s homes. For refreshments we would have lemonade and homemade cake. We would play games such as spin the bottle, post office, dance to the music of a Victoria records or sing and play a player piano. That is if no own could play the piano. When just a kid some of our games were lay sheepie lay, blind man’s bluff, London Bridges falling down, Go in and out the windows, kick the ricket, prisoner’s base, jacks. The boys... Read more →