Walter A. Pine


REVEREND WALTER AGNEW PINE SR. was born in Camden, New Jersey to John W. Pine and his wife, the former Emma Carney Bakely, on December 29, 1887. 

The 1888-1889 Camden City Directory shows John W. Pine at 333 Chester Street. The 1890-1891 Directory lists the Pines at 1010 Carpenter Street. The family was living a 530 Washington Street at the time of the 1900 Census. BY 1906 John Pine and his family had moved to 1015 Carpenter Street. When the next census was taken, in 1910. Walter A. Pine had married and was living with his wife, the former Katherine E. Welch, and their son Harry, not yet two, at 908 Lawrence Street. This was the home of Mrs. Pine's widowed mother-in-law, Amanda Welch, and her three brothers, John, Herbert, and Frank Welch. Walter Pine was then working as a machinist. 

When he registered for the draft in June of 1917, Walter Pine was working for the Victor Talking Machine Company, and was living at 910 Lawrence Street.  The Census of 1920 shows the Pine family, which now included daughter Edna and son Walter Jr., living at 927 Lawrence Street. Walter A. Pine Sr. was still working at the Victor Talking Machine factory. He soon after received his call, and after ordination as a minister served all over South and Central New Jersey, including two posts in Camden, at the Union Methodist Church and at the Parkside Methodist Church. He was living and working in Atlantic City in the summer of 1942.

Reverend Pine retired in 1954. He died at his home in Westmont on his 70th birthday, December 29, 1957.

Camden Courier-Post - December