JAMES E. HEWITT was born in Camden NJ around 1864 to John K. and Hannah Hewitt. In 1880 the family was living at 439 Kaighn Avenue, John Hewitt supporting his family as a shoemaker. Living at the end of the block, at 463 Kaighn Avenue, was dry goods merchant Isaac C. Toone, who would go on to found one of Camden's first department Stores. James E. Hewitt had already gone into business, as a fruit dealer. He married his wife Carrie at the age of 21. By 1887 he was had a confectionary shop at 415 Kaighn Avenue, where he also lived. 

James E. Hewitt was a member of the Union Methodist Episcopal Church at the northwest corner of Mount Vernon Street and Newton Avenue. In 1909 he was appointed to the Official Board of the church.

In January of 1920 the James E. Hewitt family owned a home at 529 South 5th Street. The family then consisted of James and Carrie Hewitt ant their fourteen year-old daughter Grace. James Hewitt was then serving as the Undersheriff of Camden County. He later served as the Director of Charities for the city of Camden, under the direction of Winfield S. Price, who served as Mayor of Camden from 1927 to 1931. He also at one time had served as President of Camden's City Council.

Last a resident of 529 South 5th Street, James E. Hewitt died on May 20, 1935 of a heart ailment. 

Philadelphia Inquirer
September 4, 1888
Thomas DudleyIsaac Shreeve - William T. Bailey - Christopher A. Bergen
Isaac Githens - George Barrett - Frank Welch -
Howland Croft - Samuel Bakley
David Freeman Sr. -
Albion Lane Christopher Mines Jr. - William Ireton Howard Lee
Amos R. Dease - John Brothers - James Hewitt - John C. Edwards
Malachi D. Cornish - J.Willard Somers - Frank C. Somers - John Wells
William H. Day - Dilwyn Pettit - J. Milton Powell - George Denny - Everett Ackley
Samuel M. Gail - Joseph Brown - Frederick Parker - John H. Milton - David Rankin
Samuel Roach - James Brown - Isaac Robinson - William K. Price - Reuben Gaskill John W. Everman - Samuel H. Mourey - William H. Smith - Herman Heimbold
Thomas Watson - E. Thomp

Philadelphia Inquirer - February 27, 1908

Charles H. Ellis - James E. Hewitt

Philadelphia Inquirer - September 7, 1911
  Amos Richard Dease - John A. Mather - Melbourne F. Middleton Jr. - William D. Brown - Arthur Colsey - William F. Kelly - R.J. Garrison - James E. Hewitt - Lawrence Reader - Dr. Grant E. Kirk
George Kleinheinz - James F. Walton - David A. Henderson - John T. Rodan - Charles Laib

Philadelphia Inquirer - May 28, 1911

Mayor Ellis - Soldiers' Monument - William Thompson - Rev. A.H. Newton
First Methodist Episcopal Church - Isaac T. Nichols - Amos Richard Dease
H.L. Hartshorn - William D. Vanaman - Charles A. Ackley -
Charles M. Baldwin
James M. Bentley -
John W. Coleman - C.K. Deacon -
Malachi D. Cornish
Louis T. Derousse - William Fox - Abe Fuhrman -
Harry C. Kramer - Ira E. Lute
Dr. J.W. Martindale - Jacob Neutze - Edward Nieland -
Dr. H.S. Riddle
William Sangtinette -
Bernhard Schroeder - William Schmid
Sigismund Schoenagle - Daniel M. Stevens - Frank W. Tussey
Walter L Tushingham -
Francis B. Wallen,- Harry A Whaland

Philadelphia Inquirer
January 1,1912

James E. Hewitt
John Prentice
William F. Kelly
William H. Hall
Richard Carney
Dr. Grant E. Kirk
Thomas Littlehales
A.D. Kline
Charles H. Ellis
Jacob Schiller
William B. Stephens
Arthur Stanley

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Philadelphia Inquirer - February 9, 1914

Frederick A. Finkleldey - James E. Hewitt - Joshua C. Haines - Harry Marter
George Starn - Jacob Price - Willard Gibbs -
Joseph Nowrey - Alvin B. Pitman

Philadelphia Inquirer - April 1, 1914
Charles H. Ellis - Frank W. Tussey - Charles M. Curry
W.L. Tushingham -
Bernhard Schroeder
William Schmid - Edward Nieland - Daniel M. Stevens 
W.F. Powell - Abe Fuhrman - C.K. Deacon
Jacob Neutze - Charles A. Ackley -
Francis B. Wallen
  Harry A Whaland - Dr. Wallace McGeorge - Ralph D. Baker
William F. Kelly -
Lawrence B. Reader
Malachi D. Cornish - Gen. John A. Mather - James E. Hewitt
David Jester - William Sangtinette

Philadelphia Inquirer - July 8, 1914
James E. Hewitt - J.J. Burleigh

Philadelphia Inquirer
November 16, 1914
Frederick A. Finkledey - James E. Hewitt
Amos R. Dease - Frank S. Van Hart

Philadelphia Inquirer * December 14, 1914

Camden Rescue Society

John A. Rogers
James E. Hewitt
Howard B. Hemphill
W.H. Cox
Charles A. Reynolds
E.G.C. Bleakly
George A. Frey
Charles S. Read
Frederick S. Fox
Edward Schuster Jr.
J. Harry Knerr
Ambrose R. Russell
Kaighn Avenue



Philadelphia Inquirer
February 28, 1915

Frank T. Lloyd Sr.
Hallock A. Penrose
Kaighn Avenue
James E. Hewitt
Penrose Motor Company




Philadelphia Inquirer
August 25, 1915
Caleb B. Williams - Royden Street - Rev. Dr. John Handley
Broadway Methodist Episcopal Church - Rev. J.H. Townsend
Rev, D.B. Green -
John A. Stockton - James E. Tatem
James E. Hewitt - Ralston Sickler - John Baker - Harry Dease
St. John's Episcopal Church

Philadelphia Inquirer
February 11, 1917