JOSEPH ANTHONY HOOVEN JR. was born on March 16, 1915 to Mary and Joseph A. Hooven. When his father registered for the draft in June 5, 1917 the family was living at 828 Spruce Street. Joseph Hooven Sr. was then working as a shellacker at the Victor Talking Machine Company plant. The family was still at the Spruce Street address in January of 1920, the elder Hooven then working as a house painter. He later went into business for himself under the trade name Joseph Hooven, Master Painter. A daughter, Mary, was born to the family in 1923. By 1924 the family had moved to 830 Spruce Street. The family moved to 918 North 19th Street in Cramer Hill in 1929.
Joseph A. Hooven graduated from Camden Catholic High School in 1933. A top student, he was awarded a scholarship to Villanova University upon graduation.
On November 16, 1940 Joseph Hooven Jr. was appointed to the Camden Police Department along with .Joseph Caputi Jr., Joseph Carroll, Roland Comerford, Julius Kaunacki, William Kelly, Frank Nelson, and Harry Tracy.
The 1947 Camden City Directory shows Joseph and Ethel Hooven living at 464 North 34th Street in East Camden. The Hoovens were blessed with at least two sons, Joseph A. Hooven III, born in 1941, and John Hooven. The family lived at 464 North 34th Street through the fall of 1969.
Joseph Hooven Jr. was promoted to Detective at some point after January of 1949 and by December of 1957 had been again promoted, this time to Detective Sergeant. By June 1967 Joseph A. Hooven Sr. had left the Camden Police Department.
The Hoovens were gone from North 34th Street by October of 1970. The family move to Atco, New Jersey by the spring of 1978. Ethel Hooven died in March of that year. Joseph A. Hooven Jr. passed away on September 19, 1996. He was survived by his sons, John Hooven and Joseph A. Hooven III.
Camden Courier-Post - June 14, 1933
CAMDEN CATHOLIC HIGH TO GRADUATE
The largest class in the history of Camden Catholic High School- 195 students- will receive diplomas Sunday afternoon at the annual commencement exercises to be held in Convention Hall.
Ninety-nine boys and 96 girls comprise the class. They represent 26 South Jersey municipalities in addition to this city and West Philadelphia.
Three scholarships have been awarded to Joseph A. Hooven and Joseph G. Widua, of Camden and Edward J. Lynch, of Haddon Heights.
Hooven will go to Villanova College; Widua to St. Joseph's College and Lynch to La Salle College.
Rt. Rev. Monsignor William I. McKean, pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Bernardsville, will be principal speaker at the commencement. More than 3000 persons are expected to attend. Diplomas will be presented by Rt. Rev. Monsignor William J. FitzGerald.
Principal students in the commencement exercises will be Widua, valedictorian; Miss Bernice C. Borden, daughter of Edward J. Borden, president of the New Jersey Real Estate Board, as salutatorian, and Rudolph A. Doering, winner of the gold medal in the oratorical contest.
Fifteen members of the class will receive gold medals for perfect attendance over the four-year study period. Others also will be presented similar awards for outstanding scholastic work.
Twenty boys and 37 girls in the class are credited with an average of 85 percent in scholarship. Five girls and six boys registered above 90 percent in their senior year and three girls and four boys are credited with marks in excess of 90 percent for the four years.
Edward Francis Armstrong, Charles Vernon Asay, John Joseph Bach, Frank John Bakota, Thomas Frederick Barlow, John Henry Bauer, William Francis Birch, Joseph John Bresan, Edward Joseph Broske, Charles Henry Cannavo, William Henry Cannon, Charles James Carter, Michael James Carroll, James Ingram Cobbin, James Francis Collier, George Thomas Collins, Joseph Vincent Conlow, Walter Charles Cowan, William Patrick Curran, Lawrence Thomas D' Aloise, James Vincent De Carlo, Albert Joseph Deegan, John Francis Devereaux, Rudolph Alban Doering.
John Joseph Duffy, William John Dunn, William Joseph Flood, Joseph Aloysius M. Foley, Joseph Aloysius Foley, Henry Thomas Gartland, John William Herman, Robert Hamilton Heimlich, Mathias Clemens Helbach, Joseph Anthony Hooven, Lawrence Joseph Hubert, Charles James Hughes, William Francis Ivins, Francis Joseph Keeney, John David Keeney, James Joseph Kelley, John Joseph Kelly, Paul George Kelly, Stanley Alphonse Kutylowski, Charles Joseph Lenhart, Joseph John Leon, Thomas James Logan, Edward Leon Lubrant. Francis John Lynch, Edward Joseph Lynch.
Francis Joseph Lyons, James Joseph McCaffrey, Thomas James McCaffrey, John Thomas McDermott, John Aloysius McDermott, William Edmund McElliott, Michael Joseph McGuinness, Francis Joseph McSwiggan, David Joseph Miskey, Thomas Joseph Mount, Joseph Thomas Muldoon, William Vincent Murphy, Aldo Francis Nardi, Donald Gregory O'Brien, James Edward O'Brien, James Hugh O'Brien, Richard John O'Neill, Joseph Alfred Owens, Walter George Pawella, Francis Paul Peel, Victor Francis Pfizenmayer, James John Rabbitt, John Robert Reardon, William Hugh Reilly,
Paul Joseph Riegert, Alfred Charles Retkovis, Charles Anthony Rizzi, Henry Remo Rocile, Edward Joseph Schlitz, Henry John Schwiering, John Albert Schramm, Ralph Donges Simpson, Robert Joseph Smeltzer, Chester Edward Stronski, Matther Walsh Sullivan, John Walter Szurlej, Anthony Joseph Talecki, Charles Vincent Uhland, Joseph John Urban, Joseph John Vair, John Bernard vander Straeten, John Nicholas Weiss, John Joseph Welsh, Joseph George Widua, Joseph Ludwig Winter, Lester Francis Winkelspecht, Elmer John Yost, Edmund Joseph Young, William James Young and John Robert Zawitekowski.
Florence Elizabeth Abel, Aida Elizabeth Aspers, Eleanor Alma Bach, Anna Catharine Baird, Genevieve Teresa Beirne, Catherine Anne Blake, Anna Rita Blumenstein, Bernice Catharine Borden, Marie Cecelia Breitenstein, Grace Catherine Briody, Veronica Jane Britton, Evelyn Agnes Butler, Dorothy Rita Byrne, Isabella Shirley Campbell, Margaret Caroline Cannon, Madeline Anna Carey, Helen Teresa Casey, Lillian Teresa Chromiec, Bernadette Irene Cleary, Margaret Helen Colgan, Dorothy Veronica Collier, Helen Kathryn Conway, Mary Anna Conway, Helen Theresa Coursey.
Margaret Frances Cox, Honora Teresa Doherty, Adele Clemence Dufour, Elizabeth Emma Duffy, Marie Teresa Eberhardt, Rita Elizabeth Eichmann, Ruth Lois Ewe, Ida Rita Fanella. Helen Marie Fitzgerald, Mary Cecelia Fitzgerald, Virginia Anna Flaherty, Rita Patricia Flynn, Katherine Theresa Fox, Mary Patricia Ganter, Rose Mary Genovese, Marie Bernadette Goodman, Catherine Marie Grim, Dorothy Henrietta Grisel, Anna Marie Grosko, Elizabeth Rita Hare, Helen Teresa Heimlich, Marie Hoffman, Margaret Mary Hoffman, Emmanuella Marie Hollinger.
Cecelia Catharine Hopkins, Dorothy Mary Jackson, Margaret Mary Jaep, Helen Marie Joseph, Mary Kathryn Keane, Rose Marie Kensler, Marie Elizabeth Kilgariff, Catherine Mary King, Anne Marie Kirch, Carmella Eva Klarich, Julia Teresa Kobylinski, Mary Sophie Krowicka, Sophia Monica Kurillo, Marcella Edna Liebrum, Margaret Alice Logan, Marie Anne Me Calley, Gertrude Teresa McClay, Mary Jane McClernan, Margaret Mary McCourt, Anne Bernadette McHugh, Margaret Mary McKnight, Elizabeth Frances McLarney, Alice Isabel McNamara, Mary Dolores Madden, Rita Marie Marley.
Catharine Cecelia Martin, Mary Teresa Martin, Katherine Cecelia Marcotte, Anne Carmelitea Mooney, Lorena Catharine Nettleton, Helen Rita Nowak, Catherine Teresa Oaks, Dorothy Eleanor Parker, Genevieve Catherine Potter, Ruth Regina Rauscher, Anne Josephine Regnery, Elizabeth Dolores Rodgers, Adelaide Anastasia Roedig, Gertrude Cecelia Roszkowiak, Kathryn Rita Rubino, Catherine Elizabeth Selsor, Clara Anna Spiller, Rita Christine Stewart, Cornelia Berndatte Taulane, Grace Elizabeth Tippin, Wanda Martha Ulak, Emily Anne Wasilewski and Mary Josephine Woods..
Camden Courier-Post - June 16, 1933
Students Gain High Rating In Catholic High Senior Class
Camden Courier-Post - June 19, 1933
195 GET DIPLOMAS AT CATHOLIC HIGH
Kobus - Edward
Tatem - William
Camden Courier-Post * December 4, 1940
Caputi - Joseph M. Carroll - Roland Comerford - Vincent Conley - James
Joseph Hooven - Julius Kaunacki - William E. Kelly - William H. Neale - Francis J. Nelson
John E. Opfer - Cecil H. Picou - Earl Quinton - Edward W. Tatem - Harry Tracy - Harold Vecander
John H. Watkins - Edward Watson - Donald R. Watson - George T. Weber - Stanley Zuckowicz
Philip Farrow - Anthony Bretschneider - John Gryckiewicz - Thomas Winstanley
William Palese - Anthony Dzinski - Joseph Guarino - Martin Nelson - William Cleary - Otto Kaiser
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