I was born on November 24, 1911 at 273 Lake
where I lived until I was five years old when the family moved to a
house that stood at 204 East Main Street. The other side of the
was Mr. Wright's newspaper agency. The front room of our house
my dad's shoemaker shop. At the time he was the only shoemaker in
Haddonfield. All of his repair work was done by hand with no
involved. I attended Miss Fowler's private school up on Center
until fifth grade was reached when I transferred to public school up in
the old brown building on Lincoln Avenue. Miss Florie Turnley was
my seventh grade English teacher, and Miss Bryson was principal of the
Junior School and my eighth grade English teacher. For two years
I attended High School at the corner of Chestnut and LIncoln Avenue;
last two years were spent at the new High School up on Kings
I was in the second class graduated from the new building.
was my senior English teacher, and in my senior year I typed his
degree thesis. I received $0.40 an hour for this job. After
graduating I was a bookkeeper in Philadelphia until the crash in the
of 1930, after which I went to work for Harry Neumeyer in the news
where I stayed for 16 1/2 yearned in payroll and correspondence.
when the draft caught me in World War II. I spent 28 months in
infantry in Florida where I was stationed. Returning to civilian
life, I was employed at the Courier Post for 28 years until a stroke
me into retirement . The stroke came on my 63rd birthday. I
began writing a weekly column called "Days of Yore" in the Haddon
which dwells on the stories that I have learned about the town during
lifetime. I have been married for 37 years and have two married
One works in Washington D.C. and the other is a school teacher.
is a resume of my life up to this point in my life in 1976.