Dr. Joseph
Roberts Jr.

DR. JOSEPH ENGLAND ROBERTS JR. was born to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Roberts in Camden NJ on December 22, 1878. His father was a partner with Edward N. Cohn in Roberts & Cohn, a well-known real estate company at 105 Market Street in Camden in the 1880s and 1890s. The family lived at 401 Broadway from the1880s into the mid-1910s. 

Joseph E. Roberts Jr. was educated in the Camden public school system, and was a member of the first graduating class of Camden Manual Training and High School. After attending the Friends School in Philadelphia for a year, he enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania, and graduated from its medical school in 1903. He interned at St. Joseph's Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr Roberts was wed to his wife, Ethel around 1909, and had two sons, Joseph III and Richard. The 1910 Census shows Dr Roberts residing at 528 Benson Street. He resided at 411 Cooper Street in 1920.

Upon completing his internship, Dr. Roberts established a medical practice at Broadway and Benson Street in Camden. He had specialized in radiology while interning, and also was the chief of radiology at St. Joseph's for five years after his internship. He then became the chief radiologist at Cooper Hospital in Camden, a post he held for 30 years. Dr. Roberts moved to 201 Westmont Avenue in Haddonfield NJ around 1925.

Dr. Roberts was a member of many professional groups in South Jersey and elsewhere, and was past president of the Camden County Medical Society. He was for many years a trustee of Broadway Methodist Church in Camden, and later the First Presbyterian Church of Haddonfield.

Dr. Joseph E. Roberts passed away at Cooper Hospital in Camden in June 4, 1950. Survived by his wife and son Dr. Richard H. Roberts, he was buried at Harleigh Cemetery in Camden .

Philadelphia Inquirer - July 7, 1915
Joseph Roberts
Broadway - Broadway Methodist Episcopal Church

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Philadelphia Inquirer * December 16, 1917
Dr. A.H. Lippincott - Dr. Thomas B. Lee - Dr. John H. Markley
Dr. George D. Woodward - Dr. J. Anson Smith - Dr. Levi B. Hirst Dr. Alfred C. Cramer - Dr. Joseph E. Duffield
Dr. Joseph E. Nicholson - Dr. Joseph E. Roberts - Dr. F,B. Lynch

Camden Courier-Post - February 10, 1928

Choral Group of Organ Club Has New Name
Singers Form ‘Musical Art Society’ According to Plans Made at Founding

The Choral Association of the Camden Chapter, National Association of Organists, has become a separate organization. From now on it will be known as the Musical Art Society

The group, at its start here, was sponsored by the Camden Chapter with an aim to establish it as a separate group as soon as a successful working basis was reached.

Patronage has been forthcoming which has assured the society of a place in the musical activities of the community. The plan is to develop a sound choral group, capable of producing serious choral works in artistic manner.

The society’s membership list is still open. Voices, both male and female, are needed. Singers with ability at reading are especially urged to make themselves known. Applications, under the new society’s plan, should be sent to Edna M. Llewellyn, Fourth Avenue and Kings Highway, Haddon Heights.

Rehearsal will continue at the First Baptist Church here on the first, second and third Mondays of every month.

Present patrons are Wilfred W. Fry, Mrs. Fry, Charles K. Haddon, Mrs. Walter J. Staats, Hon. E.G.C. Bleakly, Mrs. Elwood A. Harrar, Mrs. F. Morse Archer, A. Wilbur Nash, Dr. Edward M. Sullivan, J. Walter Levering, Dr. Joseph E. Roberts, William G. Moore, Mrs. Mary L. Neer, Mrs. J. Harry Knerr, Mrs. Ada M. Eckenhoff, Mrs. Charles A. Reynolds, and Joseph D. Brisby.

The former choral association will retain its officers under the new title of the Musical Art Society, with the exception of the post of secretary. Miss Llewellyn will replace Walter M. Smith temporarily.

The officers are: Henry S. Fry, director; Miss Llewellyn, treasurer; Ada M. Eckenhoff, librarian; Robert M. Haley, president; Marion V. Taylor, Evelyn Lawrence, Stanley Nelson, Harry W. Schwartz, Marjorie Riggins Seybold, F. Marie Wesbroom-Dager and Howard S. Tussey, executive board.

The society will present at least two public concerts in the spring, one in April at the North Baptist Church and the spring concert, which has been tentatively scheduled for May and will probably take place in the First Baptist Church.

Camden Courier-Post * October 29, 1931

Professional and Business Leaders Back Camden Man for Governor

Forty-seven more prominent professional and business men yesterday joined the Baird-for-Governor Business Men's League and pledged themselves to work actively in interest of David Baird Jr., for governor, and add special impetus to his campaign.

The league was organized this week at an enthusiastic meeting of 18 outstanding Baird supporters in professional and business life at the Camden Club, 315 Cooper Street. The league membership is open only to business, professional and industrial leaders who are not holding public office and who are not politicians.

The latest enrollments among community leaders pledging themselves to devote themselves to the Baird cause are the following:

F. Morse Archer, president of the First Camden National Bank; Clinton. L. Bardo, president of the New York Shipbuilding Company and of the New Jersey Taxpayers' Association; George C. Baker, of the Baker­Flick Company; Watson Shallcross, president of the Camden County Chamber of Commerce; Howard J. Dudley, Broadway merchant; Thomas E. French, prominent attorney; J. David Stern, publisher of the Courier-Post newspapers and of the Philadelphia Record; Wellington K. Barto, of the West Jersey Trust Company; Dr. Joseph Roberts, Cooper Hospital; William Clement, of the Clement Coverall Paint Company; Robert Wright, of the Haddonfield National Bank; Arthur J. Podmore, of the Camden Pottery Company; Nathan Leopold, Haddonfield druggist; Dr. J. Edgar Howard, of Haddonfield.

Dr. Alfred N. Elwell, of this city; Edward Preisendanz, Clarence Peters, N. Franks, of. Franks & Sweeney; U. G. Peters, Ralph D. Baker, prominent real estate man; Archibald Dingo, George Bachman, Sr., and George Bachman, Jr., Dr. O. W. Saunders, Henry Cooperson, Leon Cooperson, Herman Z. Cutler. Charles Bauman, Harry Rose, George Austermuhl, Walter Gulick, Albert Voeglin, Howard Fearn, John A. Schlorer, Ernest L. Bartelt.

William S. Casselman, George M. Carr, J. Price Myers, Carl R. Evered, former president of the Camden County Real Estate Board; Francis B. Wallen, former president of the Camden County Chamber of Commerce; William H. Alff, Edmund J. Alff, Harry Pelouze, Walter Campbell, Dr. Thomas R. Bunting, Joseph F. Kobus and Henry E. Kobus.

Enrollments, it was announced, may be made through the following committee of the league:

Ludwig A. Kind, Thomas Gordon Coulter, Charles H. Laird, Walter J. Staats, Frank C. Middleton, Jr., Frank J. Hineline, William T. Read, Charles S. Boyer, W. W. Robinson, George R. Pelouze, Paul A. Kind, Dr. Paul A. Mecray, Jerome Hurley, Harry A. Moran, James V. Moran, William J. Strandwitz, former Judge Lewis Starr and Frank C. Norcross.

Camden Courier-Post - January 25, 1938
Joseph A. Varbalow - Thomas J. Daley - Frank M. Travaline Jr.
Dr. Joseph E. Roberts Jr.  - Clifford Baldwin - John H. Reiners Jr

Camden Courier-Post * February 23, 1938


Woodrow Wilson High School - Joseph A. Varbalow - Clifford A. Baldwin
Thomas J. Daley - J. David Stern - J. William Markeim
Dr. Joseph E. Roberts - Frank M. Travaline Jr. - John H. Reiners Jr. 
Dr. Byron G. Tuttle -
Dr. David D. Helm - George Munger

Camden Courier-Post - June 4, 1950

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