JOHN GAYLOR was born John Zawojski in Camden on January 25, 1896 to John and Emma Zawojski. The 1900 Census shows the family, which included older brother Frank, at 1256 Sycamore Street in Camden. When he registered for the draft on June 5, 1917 he was living at 1204 Sycamore Street. He had been working as a teamster but was unemployed at the time. He married soon afterwards. John Zawojski appears to have anglicized his name to Gaylor shortly afterwards. Although he is listed as Zawojski in the 1930 Census and on his 1942 draft card, City Directories from 1942 forward carry the Gaylor surname.
John Gaylor was appointed to the Camden Fire department on November 16, 1920 and reported for duty on January 21, 1921. By 1924 he was making his home with his wife Elizabeth and daughter Marie made his home at 1256 Sycamore Street. Among his assignments during his career as a fire fighter in Camden was time spent at Ladder Company No. 2 at 619 Kaighn Avenue in South Camden. When he registered for the draft in the spring of 1942 he was still at the Sycamore Street address.
John Gaylor died at home on August 20, 1951. He was survived by his wife, daughters Marie, Renee, and Sandra, and a son Donald.
Camden Post-Telegram * December 30, 1920
Peter B. Carter - Thomas Nicholas
Walter Browning - George B. Wade -
Engine Co. 1 - Alfred E. Green - Charles Errickson Charles W Cooke - Leroy Hatchett
Co. 2 - Howard Landon - John
Co. 3 - Charles B. Haines - Charles Clements
Co. 4 - Frank A. Obermann -
Walter B. Gray
Engine Co. 5 - Richard A. Farris - Frank Fennrio
Co. 6 - William
H. Reed - Manuel
J. Kane Edward
Perairia - Thomas
Co. 7 - August
Scholl - Nicholas
Engine Co. 8 - Samuel Oshushek - Edward C. Crane Adam Mead - Frank Sapp - William J. Taylor Sr.
Engine Co. 9 - Kennard Naylor - Daniel McSurdy John Mohrfeld
Engine Co. 10 - William Schwartz - Hugh Rementer Harry Greenan - Rocco Abbott
& Chemical Co. 2 - Laurence
Co. 1 - Thomas Cunningham
Ladder Co. 2 - John Gaylor - Walter White
Co. 3 David
Ellis - George
Tennie G. Hutchison Jr. - Ladder Co. 4 - George A. Quimby
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