FURMAN CHESTER PRICE was born on January 24, 1884 to Isaac N. and Annie Price. He was an only child.
The 1898 and 1899 City Directories list the family at 783 Spruce Street.
The 1900 and 1910 Census shows Furman C. Price living with his parents at 637 Cherrier Place. He was working as a "helper" in 1900 and as a pipefitter in 1910. By 1914 he had married. The 1914 City Directory shows him and his wife Ethel at 911 South 7th Street. He was still at that address when he registered for the draft in September of 1918.
Furman C. Price was appointed to the Camden Fire Department on December 1, 1916, taking the place of William McCauley.
The 1924 City Directory and the April 1930 Federal Census shows Furman Price, his wife Ethel living at 725 Spruce Street. Furman Price was still working as a member of the Camden Fire Department at the time of the Census, and his father was also living with him. Camden Fire Department records from 1931 also show him living at the Spruce Street address. He left the department on pension at some point during the 1930s, eventually finding work with the Radio Condenser Company at their plant at Thorn Street at Copewood Street. The 1940 City Directory shows him living at 1411 Norris Street. He was still at that address in the spring of 1942 when he registered for the draft, but moved to 1417 Norris shortly thereafter, and was still at that address when the 1946 City Directory was compiled.
Furman C. Price passed away in April of 1964.
Philadelphia Inquirer * December 1, 1916
Camden Courier-Post * February 9, 1933
AND FIREMEN WILL ELECT TODAY
Camden Police and Firemen's Association will hold election of officers
today at its headquarters, 1175 Whitman
Avenue, from 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
Bott is unopposed for re-election as president. William
Thorn is unopposed to replace Richard Middleton for financial
secretary and Walter
Vecander is unopposed for the new post of assistant financial
secretary. All these are police officers.
The police trustees will be named from the following nine candidates: William Marter, George Ward, William Britner, Joseph Shreeve, William Schriber, Joseph Mardino, Joseph Dunnett, Leon Feltz and Russell Young. Two police sergeant-at-arms will be chosen from among Stanley Wirtz, Harry Cattell, Joseph Schultz and George Clayton.
Three candidates are seeking the post of vice president, which goes to a fireman. They are William Spencer, Charles Edwards and Albert Dukes. Warren Rich, a fireman, is slated to succeed himself as recording secretary and Winfield Leviseur is unopposed for the new post of assistant recording secretary, which goes to a fireman.
Four fireman trustees will be chosen from ten candidates. They are Charles Cook, Henry Baumgartel, Walter Eastlack, Arthur Batten, William Getner, William Toy, Lawrence Newton, James Young, Russell Anderson and William Taylor. Three firemen are seeking two posts as sergeants-at-arms. They are William Judge, John Mulligan and Furman Price.
Camden Courier-Post * February 10, 1933
CHOSEN HEAD OF POLICEMEN, FIREMEN
by the members for his splendid work in behalf of the club, Herbert
a patrolman attached to
the Third Police District, last night was re-elected president of the
Camden Police and Firemen's Association.
praise was heaped upon the patrolman following announcement that he had received 107 of 110 votes cast
in yesterday's balloting. He was unopposed
a three-cornered fight, William
a fireman, was elected vice president of the association. He received 73
His opponents were Charles
given 12 votes, and Albert
18 votes. Both are firemen.
unopposed for office were: William
financial secretary; Walter
assistant financial secretary; Warren
Rich, recording secretary, and Winfield
Leviseur, assistant recording secretary. The last two are firemen
while the first two are policemen.
After the ballots had been counted William H. Iszard, former assemblyman, appeared on behalf of the Elks Crippled Kiddies Committee, and asked police to support the wrestling show to be staged by that group February 13..
Camden Courier-Post * May 25, 1934
R. Stewart - George
W. Garner - Kenwood
Avenue - South
6th Street - Kaighn
James Young - Laurence Newton - Furman Chester Price - Irvin F. Bishop - James A. Creato
William Comerford - Leonard Megee - John H. Lennox - Umberto DiClaudio - Morris Tartar
Lewis Liberman - William S. Stiles
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