CATHERINE CORBETT was born in Newfoundland in around 1879. She came to America in 1897 and married her husband Edward shortly thereafter. After living for several years in Massachusetts, they came to New Jersey early in the 1900s. By 1920 the family was living at 1251 Van Hook Street, the corner of Van Hook and Sheridan Streets. The Corbetts then had five children, Stephen, Frederick, Margaret, Elizabeth, and Edward, aged between 17 and 10.
At the time of the 1930 census the Corbett family owned a home at 2008 South 7th Street in Camden's Eighth Ward. Edward Corbett was then working as a carpenter involved in bridge construction, and their two adult sons, Fred and Edward also lived there.
Catherine Corbett was interested in politics. Shortly after the April 1930 census, Catherine Corbett was elected as a county committeewoman on Camden County's Democrat Party. She stood for re-election in the bitterly contested May 1934 primary. She remained loyal to the organization led by Emma Hyland and Harry Maloney, which was opposed by former county leader Edward J. Kelleher.
During the war years, the Bayruns family lived next door at 2006 South 7th Street. Their son, Theodore Bayruns, was killed in action while serving with the 80th Infantry Division in France in September of 1943.
Catherine Corbett was still living at 2008 South 7th Street as late as 1947, and was listed in the 1947 Camden City Directory. Her husband had passed by the, but her son Edward was living with her at that address.
|Camden Courier-Post * August 29, 1935|
Watson - Bronislaw Derowski - Joseph Witek - Robert J. Gartland -
William J. Rose
Thomas W. Anderson - Joseph Munger - Louis DiRenzo - Francis J. Hufner - Woycicck Pyzik
James H. Beal - Georgia R. Green - Helen Derowski - Otto Braun - Michael Russian - Mrs. Norah Falvey
John J. Hainesworth - Mrs. Catherine Corbett - J. Lewis Kolin - Francis Wolf - David Baird Jr.
Joshua C. Haines - Harry L. Maloney - Emma Hyland - Francis G. Homan - Herbert E. Beattie
Leon H. Rose - Albert S. Marvel Jr. - Victor J. Scharle - William L. May - Albert Neutze
Albert Burling - Edwin G. Scovel - J. Claud Simon - Henry M. Evans
Clyde W. Briggs - Clarence Dunkelberger
Camden Courier-Post - February 24, 1938
GIVEN FOR MRS. ANNA OLSEN
A birthday party was held Tuesday night in honor of Mrs. Anna Olsen, of 1811 Broadway, by the Eighth Ward Roosevelt Democratic Club auxiliary at 521 Ferry avenue.
Talks were given by Mrs. Katherine Corbett, president; Edmund H. Olsen, husband of Mrs. Olsen; Custer Brelsford, John J. Hainsworth and Mrs. Olsen.
Among those who attended the party were Mrs. Elmira Schoeneman, Mrs. Mary Gifford, Mrs. J. Hainsworth, Mrs. Sarah Higgins, Mrs. Rose Mascio, Miss Emily Olsen, Miss Edna Olsen, Mrs. Katherine Kurtz, Mrs. Etta Smith, Mrs. Emma Percival, Mrs. Margaret Finelli, Mrs. Beryl Hoffbauer, Mrs. Stella Lochinic, Miss Dolly Higgins, Miss Rose Pierce, Mrs. Geraldine Olsen, Mrs. Grace Maise, Mrs. Margaret McLoughlin, Mrs. Margaret Lloyd, Mrs. Barrett, Mrs. Mildred Titus, James Hainsworth, Joseph Ballinghoff and John Mascio.
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