South Jersey: A History 1624-1924
WALTER HATCH MacCLASKEY is auditor and chief bookkeeper in the Camden city comptroller's department. He is an ex-service man and a finance and accounting expert.
Walter Hatch MacClaskey was born in Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin, November 13, 1896, the son of Walter P. MacClaskey, a native of Bordentown, New Jersey, a Methodist Episcopal minister now living in Riverside, California, and Kathryn E. (Washburn) MacClaskey. The elder MacClaskey made his first trip to California in 1880, returning some years later to Wisconsin. Shortly after the birth of his son, he took the family to the Pacific Coast, where Walter Hatch MacClaskey began his education in the public schools. On the family's return to the East, 'he completed his education in the Camden public schools, the Camden High School, from which he was graduated in 1914, and in the Wharton School of Finance, University of Pennsylvania, wherein he remained one year, until 1920.
His first business experience was acquired in the employ of the Camden Fire Insurance Association, with which he remained three years. On March 1, 1917, he entered the city comptroller's department as office clerk, rising rapidly and eventually becoming auditor and chief bookkeeper, which posts he holds today.
Mr. MacClaskey had enlisted in the First City Troop of Philadelphia prior to the war, and when the United States entered the world conflict he was transferred, on his reenlistment July 9, 1917, to the 103rd Trench Mortar Battery, Twenty-eighth Division. He was in the second battle of the Marne, in the Meuse-Argonne, Chateau-Thierry and in the Lys Scheldt campaign. He was discharged on April 12, 1919.
He is a member of the American Legion, being a corporal in the Raymond Thoirs Post, of Camden. He is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church, of Camden.
Mr. MacClaskey married Anna Kane, a native of Camden and daughter of Edward and Marie (Fallen) Kane, of Ireland, in Camden, June 16, 1920. They have one son, Walter Hatch MacClaskey, Jr., born April 5, 1921...
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