C. Harry


CHARLES HARRY PRICE was born in Smyrna, Delaware in January of 1865. He was generally known in Camden as "Harry Price" or C. Harry Price". His parents came to Camden when he was quite young. By 1887 C. Harry Price was living at 710 Line Street. He was then working as an oilcloth printer, a trade he would follow until becoming involved in politics. The 1888-1889 and 1890-1891 show that he had moved to 622 Mount Vernon Street. At the age of 27 he married Annie V. Heron.  

During the 1890s he became active in Republican politics in Camden. The 1900 Census shows him living at 906 Broadway with his wife Annie and sister-in-law Delia Heron. He then was working as a sidewalk inspector. He would work a variety of city jobs throughout his working days. The 1905 City Directory shows that he had moved to 548 Spruce Street and was employed by the city as a messenger. By 1910 he had moved to 576 Spruce Street, and was still employed by the city as a messenger. Sister-in-law Delia Heron still resided with him, and so did mother-in-law Bridget Heron. The 1914 City Directory shows that the family had moved to 564 Spruce Street. C. Harry Price was at this time serving as the Assistant Streets Commissioner in Camden, under the Commissioner Alfred L. Sayers. He held that post until 1923, when he lost his position due to the change in government in Camden.  Although he had had a city pension, C. Harry Price kept working, and was employed from 1923 through 1929 at the county jail. 

The 1930 Census shows that Annie Price had passed away. C. Harry Price was then working as a water pump operator. Mr. Price and his sister-in-law were still living at 564 Spruce Street, a few doors away from the James Glennon family, at 556 Spruce Street. Their son, Thomas Glennon, was killed in action while serving with the Marines in the Pacific during World War II. 

C. Harry Price took ill in 1936. He succumbed to heart disease on February 4, 1938, and was buried at Arlington Cemetery in Pennsauken NJ. Childless, he was survived by his -sister-in-law, Delia Heron.

Camden Courier-Post * February 5, 1938

Former Street Dept. Aide Succumbs at 73 to Heart Disease

Charles H. Price, 73, veteran Republican political leader in the Sixth Ward and a former assistant street commissioner, died at his house, 564 Spruce Street, yesterday of heart disease.

Mr. Price had been ailing for two years but his condition did not become precarious until last Sunday. He had an attack on that date which weakened him and compelled him to remain indoors.

He was lying on the couch in the living-room of the house yesterday when he was taken with another attack, while his sister-in-law, Miss Delia Heron, was seated in the room with him. Miss Heron hurried to summon a physician, but Mr. Price passed away shortly after the attack.

He was born in Smyrna, Delaware, coming to Camden when a baby. Mr. Price was employed as an oil cloth maker for years, then, went into politics. When Alfred L. Sayers was street commissioner, Mr. Price became his assistant, remaining in the highway department until pensioned.

Mr. Price was a member of the Camden Lodge of Elks and the Sixth Ward Republican Club. Funeral services will be held from 564 Spruce Street at 11 a. m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Arlington cemetery.

Camden Courier-Post * February 7, 1938

PRICE—On February 4, 1938, Charles H., beloved husband of the late Anna V. Price (nee Heron) age 73 years.
Relatives and friends of the family, also Camden Lodge No. 293, B. P. O.E., Employees of Camden Highway Dept. and the members of the Sixth Ward Republican Club are invited to attend the funeral services on Wednesday at 11 a. m. from his sister-in-law's residence, Miss Delia Heron. 564 Spruce St., Camden, N. J. Interment at Arlington Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday evening.

Camden Courier-Post * February 8, 1938

Cards of Thanks

PRICE—The family of the late C. Harry Price of 564 Spruce St.. 
Camden, N. J., wishes to thank their relatives, friends, neighbors and  organizations and members of the Camden Police Department, for their cars, kindnesses and floral tributes during their recent bereavement. 

Miss Delia Heron..