HAROLD HADLEY PIKE JR. was born on March 22, 1926 to Harold H. Pike and his wife, the former Agnes Lynn. The 1926 and 1927 City Directories show the Pikes at 1302 Green Street in Camden. The 1928 Directory has them at 935 North 20th Street. The 1930 Census shows Harold H. Pike and his parents living at 1156 Marion Street with Agnes' parents, Ross and Mary Lynn, and her brother, Robert T. Lynn.
Sadly, Harold H. Pike's uncle, Robert T. Lynn, was killed in action in France on September 5, 1944.
After serving in the United States Navy, Harold Pike tested for the Camden Fire Department. He was appointed on November 15, 1950 and reported for duty the following day. After serving almost 10 years at Ladder Company 1, Harold H. Pike was promoted to Captain and sent to Engine Company 1. On May 30, 1964 He was promoted to District Chief. He was then living at 939 North 31st Street in Cramer Hill. When Camden removed residency restrictions for city employees, Harold H. Pike moved to Marlton, New Jersey.
Harold H. Pike served as District Chief with the Third Platoon until 1967 when he was transferred to the Fire Academy. In 1968 Harold H, Pike was promoted to Fire Marshall and made Chief of the Bureau of Fire Prevention. Harold H. Pike retired on pension on April 1, 1981.
Harold H. Pike moved to Winter Garden, Florida after retiring from the Camden Fire Department. He passed i Florida on September 14, 1998 and was buried at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Gotha, Florida.
|Camden Courier-Post - December 9, 1949|
Hackett - Owen Gale
August L. Johnson - Harry Sterling
Albert A. Stinger - Jesthroe Hunt
Harold H. Pike - Roy R. Moffa
Allen F. Hess - Franklin Whylings
William L. Gosnell - David W. Humphries
William G. WInstanley - Joshua Robinson
Henry S. Keubler - Adolph S. Zubrzycki
Ralph H. Palmer - Alexander P. Matis
Earl G. Robinson - Anthony J. DiMaggio
Earl A, Smith Sr. - Philip J. MacDonald
Robert P. Olesiewicz - Eugene E. Demers
Chester J. Gedrich - John F. Chudzinski
Samuel D. Siniscalki - Santo Dimaggio
Ludwig Polniak - George P. Baxter
Ralph F. Schaeffer - Joseph J. McTaggart
Louis J. Monahan - John DiMaggio
|William N. Stone - Casper J. Martelli - H. Raymond Dixon|
Camden Courier-Post * August 19, 1957
Firemen Here Get Advanced First Aid Course
More than 40 members of the Camden Fire Department have completed the Red Cross course in advanced first aid according to announcement today by Howard F. Keller, Collingswood, chairman of the Camden County Chapter's first aid committee.
Instruction sessions were under the direction of Fire Chief William V. Pfefferle, Drillmaster Anthony Dzinski, a member of the local chapter first aid group, assisted by Nicholas E. George, were instructors. Dzinski is a member of the Red Cross faculty at the National Aquatic School held in this area each year for instruction in advance safety techniques. Dick Harris, director of Red Cross safety services, supervised.
All members of the graduating class are personnel of several units housed at fire department headquarters here. These include the Headquarters Company, Engine Company 2, Rescue Squad 1 and Truck Company 1. These groups include:
Truck Company 1: Captains Daniel Jiannetto, Robert E. Dukes and Otto V. Kaiser; William Watkin, Chester Gedrich, George Baxter, John Mogck, George C. Hennessy, Charles Devlin, Ambrose W. Faust, Joseph McTaggart, Howard R. Taggart, William G. Winstanley and Elmer Johnson Jr.
Engine Company 2: Captains James R. Asher, Thomas Winstanley; Carl Wirtz, James McGrory, Edwin V. Decker, James Stewart, Francis X. McTaggart, Anthony T. Orme, Mario D. Fattore, James O. Jones, Francis P. Stibi, William Hopkins, Robert E. Briggs, John Giuliano, Casper Martelli, Harold H. Pike, John J. Vane, William Stibi, John DiMaggio and Harry Kleinfelder.
|Camden Courier-Post * April 30, 1964|
H. Pike - Edward R. MacDowell -
Edward Michalak -
John T. Odorisio
North 31st Street - Keith Kauffman
November 29, 1971
|Camden Courier-Post - December 20, 1971|
D. Malandra - John
Giletto - Harold
Pike - Thomas DiBiaso - Thomas Grieff
John R. Evans Leather Company - Cooper Hospital - North 2nd Street - Erie Street
|Camden Courier-Post * December 22, 1971|
Scattered glass and ripped blinds are evidence of first of two
firebombings in Camden today. This bombing was at 333
Arch Street, Camden,
home of several business. There were no injuries.
Soot marks the spot where firebomb struck the Third National Bank of New Jersey, in Camden today. The bombing was the second of two in the city within 16 minutes and three miles.
Camden Courier-Post * September 27, 1979
Camden Courier-Post * December 2, 1980
Firefighters wind up their battle yesterday against a morning blaze that killed four children in their home on Erie Street in North Camden.
Murtaugh - Robert "Sonny" Frett
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