JOHN HENRY TAYLOR was born in Philadelphia on December 21, 1903. His father John "Buck" Taylor, who served with the Camden Police Department from 1912 until his death from influenza in March of 1927. John H. Taylor was appointed to the Camden Police Department on April 1, 1928. He passed away after a long illness on June 2, 1954 at the age of 50.
In 1931 John H. Taylor was commended or valor for his actions during the saloon holdup at Front and Pearl Streets. Officer Taylor was also cited for heroism when he disarmed a suspect who had slashed several persons in a house on Taylor Avenue. Officer Taylor himself was slashed, his injuries causing him to and spend several days in hospital.
When he registered for the draft in 1940 John H. Taylor lived at 857 North 33rd Street in Cramer Hill.
Camden Evening Courier - December 13, 1930
T. Doran - Charles
V. Dickinson - Clifford A.
Baldwin - Walter
|Camden Courier-Post * June 20, 1933|
LARCENY TRY CHARGED TO 2 PAROLED BOYS
Two 15-year-old boys on parole from the Camden County Detention Home were held by the police yesterday pending action by Mrs. Grace A. Riggins, superintendent of the home.
They are Fred Powell, 1025 Carpenter Street, and John McCloskey, 33 North Twenty-fifth street, who were arrested on charge of breaking and entering and attempted larceny by Patrolmen Everett Joslin and John Taylor Sunday. The policemen said the boys broke off a section of the roof of a store operated by William L. Rice at Point and Pearl Streets and were about to enter when arrested.
|Camden Courier-Post - June 24, 1933|
Frees Nude Bathers, Scores Those Causing Arrest
boys and young men arrested as nude bathers Thursday as the sequel to a
city commission meeting, were freed yesterday by Judge Garfield
Pancoast with the advice that they wear bathing suits when swimming.
nude bathers were apprehended in Cooper river in the vicinity of Tenth and
Pearl streets after Frank J.
Hartmann, Jr., secretary of, the New Jersey Congress of Civic
Associations and of the North Camden Civic Association, complained at the
commission meeting Thursday that shocking conditions exist among the male
bathers' in the river, causing women in the neighborhood to protest.
With two of the youthful
bathers excused because they had to attend the final classes of the term
in school, Police Judge Garfield
Pancoast suspended sentence on the
others at a hearing yesterday after advising them to wear bathing suits
when swimming again. The boys had been released in their own recognizance
after their arrest late Thursday by John
Taylor, a policeman, who was sent
to the bathing spot by Acting Chief Golden.
Taylor, under questioning of the court, testified that the nearest house to where the youths swam was a block away, and that while there were boathouses across the creek, he did not know whether they are occupied. The boys themselves testified that no women pass the "swimming hole," which, they said, is three blocks from State Street and almost two squares from Tenth street.
After Taylor informed the court he did not know who made the complaint to Mayor Stewart, Pancoast said the complainant "is probably the same man who, at the age of these boys, did nothing in the Summer but read the New Testament."
probably is the same man who never went swimming when the temperature went
up to 92 degrees," the court commented, "and is probably the
same man who does not know that the cost to the taxpayers for every
arrest in the city averages $3.87."
"I have nothing to say to you boys, but appeal to you to take a bathing suit with you the next time you go swimming, because someone might be passing who does not like to see your nude figure."
bathers: Leslie Bayne, 26, of 503 Royden
Street; Harvey Howell, 16, of 429 Washington
Street; John Grady, 19, of 578 Benson
Street; Roscoe Davis, 15, of
253 North Eleventh street; James Evans, 15, of 601 North Second Street;
William Dempsey, 12, of 1030 Lawrence
Street; Albert MacFarland, 13, of
Street; Roland Garber, 15, of 537 Birch
Street; Edgar Grundlock, 14, of 318 North Tenth Street; Frank Garwood,
13, of 717 Bailey
Street; Eugene Dodelin, 13, of 309 Cole
Street; Ralph Skill, 13, of 512 North
Seventh street; Robert Rudd, 15, of 642 Linwood
Street, and Richard
Evans, 14, of 601 North Second Street.
Rudd and Garwood were the boys excused by Judge Pancoast from appearing in court so they would not lose credit for being absent from school.
Camden Courier-Post * November 7, 1934
S. Woodruff - Harold
W. Bennett -
Florence Hughes - John
H. Lennox - William
Raymond Stark - John H. Taylor - Everett Joslin - William P. Spencer - John Strauss
John McKay - Lester Anderson - Chester Andrus - William Van Pfefferle - Russell Anderson
Harry Haines Jr. - Charles Edwards - Nelson Andrews - Christopher Moll - Arthur Batten
George L. Boone - Rocco F. Abbott
|JOhn H. Taylor and neighborhood friends - April 3, 1947|
Odell, Francis Vecander (with tie),
Unknown, Unknown, Unknown
The man in the hat might be Sam Bates, from North 27th Street.
|Camden Courier-Post * March 19, 1949|
Pee Wee Ross
Higgins & Kaplam
Sgt. Ray Smith
Roy R. Stewart
K.O. Joey O'Donnell
Eddie "Kid" Wagner
Joe "Kid" FIsher
Harry "Dick" Donohue
Weber's Hof Brau
Young Joe Grim
Johnny "Homo" Bryan
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