CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY
The AQUINAS CLUB appears to have been a social club that existed in North Camden prior to World War I. My best guess is that it consisted mostly or entirely of young Catholic men from the Holy Name parish, although there also were a few older members. The club apparently disbanded around 1915.
In June of 1939 a reunion was organized by Pasquale 'Pat' Iarossi, who then was operating a barber shop at North 3rd and Elm Street in North Camden. Of those former members who announced their intentions to attend, there were many who had become prominent in business, politics, or public service in Camden.
As more is learned about the club, it will be posted. If you, the reader have any knowledge to share, please e-mail me.
|Camden Courier-Post * June 1, 1939|
Disbanded 25 Years Ago;
A reunion-dinner of members of the old Aquinas Club, disbanded nearly 25 years ago, will be held during the latter part of June, Pasquale Iarossi, committee chairman, announced.
Some of the charter members who have been reached and are expected to attend the reunion dinner are:
Deputy Fire Chief William Harring, Freeholder John Daly, Pat and Louis Iarossi, Edward Bihn, Frank Cavallo, Joseph German, William Easterbrook, Walter Stevens, Carl Glendening, Herbert Schaefer, Bert Morris, Phillip Gorman, Joseph Loeffler, Pete Walker, Joseph Wells, Joseph Jones, Benjamin Taylor.
William (Chick) Simon, James Daly, Frank Bott, Hartley Pike, William Sayres, William Floagus, Dan McConnell, Walter McEntee, Sam Molineaux, William McCormick, Samuel Harring, Dan Market, Gerald Garner, John Molineaux, William Kistner, Alex Urban, William Brandt, H. Hambach, Roy Breitenstein, John Plum, Charles Berry, George Demellion, and L. Harter.
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