EDWARD BEARINT was born in Massachusetts around 1879. Little is known of his early years, save that he was a veteran of the Spanish-American War. He married in Pennsylvania after 1900, and the Bearints had 12 children by 1930. The family moved to Camden shortly after the birth of son Paul in March of 1915. Edward Bearint earned his living as a rigger in one of Camden's many shipyards. The family made their home through 1930 at 1019 North 26th Street in the Cramer Hill section of Camden.

Edward Bearint was active in veterans organizations such as the General John A Mather Camp No. 39, United Spanish War Veterans, and the Veterans Political League. He was a frequent writer of letters to the local newspapers. He passed away at some point after 1930. When the 1947 Camden City Directory was compiled Edward Bearint had moved out of the city. Several of his children remained in Camden however. He was living in Wildwood NJ as late as September of 1954, although by that time his wife had passed away.

Oldest son Elwood Bearint was a fine ballplayer and was a member of the 1923 Defiance A.C. baseball team, a semipro squad that won 32 games against only 8 losses and three ties. Son Paul Bearint was a founder and first-year president of the Camden County Hot Stove League, which has evolved into the Hot Stovers Baseball Club of New Jersey.

Camden Courier-Post January 11, 1928


Mayor Price was among the speakers last night at the annual installation of officers of General John A Mather Camp, No. 39, United Spanish War Veterans, held at 115th Regiment Armory, Haddon Avenue and Mickle Street. 

Other speakers were Colonel George L. Selby, in charge of the permanent registration bureau, Senator Clifford R. Powell, Burlington County, and Postmaster Charles H. Ellis

Mayor Price said plans will be made for the erection of an All-Wars Memorial building, similar to that in Atlantic City. 

Officers installed were: Robert Riley, commander; Harry Rose, senior vice commander; Harry Todd, junior vice commander; Edward Bearint, adjutant; John J. Doyle, quartermaster; John Buel, guard; Lenny B. Orr, chaplain; Edward Daves, instructor; Edward Phifer, color bearer; PO.C. McCormack and Frank Tomlin, trustees; John Pierce, sergeant major.

Camden Courier-Post January 16, 1928

Letters to the Editor

In The Prosecutorís Office 

To the Editors of the Evening Courier:
Siró In the last few days there has been very loud talking going on in Camden pertaining to changes to be made in the County Prosecutorís Office. All the talk seems to be the same that took place some five years ago. At that time the powers that be exerted every point to stop the then Governor Silzer from making the appointment, but that stunt did not succeed, because brains prevailed at that time, assisted by a grand woman leader of the Democratic Party. I refer to the wonderful ex-Judge, John W. Wescott, now gone to meet his maker, but who will always be remembered for his fearlessness, unselfishness, and his ability. This Governor Silzer recognized and respected and the lady was Mrs. Katherine Donges, a very bright, leaned woman, faithful wife and mother and a great factor in the Democratic movement.

I wish to state that the consensus of opinion throughout the county will prove that Mr. Wescott has bee a real prosecutor. He is square, honest and fearless. He has great legal talent and his office has been conducted in a clean, legal way. Everybody has been shown every consideration. They have been treated human (sic), he knows no creed, class or color. He has been fearless in the discharge of his duty. His personifies that which goes to make him worthy of the respect of every man, woman and child. He surely represents the fine character of his wonderful father, now gone to the great beyond.

I believe when I say the people of this county would dearly love to see Prosecutor Ethan P. Wescott succeed himself I speak for the majority. This includes both factions of the political force and also the better element, people who surely will sign petitions to further such a good choice.

I beg of each and every voter to get behind this movement and help a worthy cause, something you will never regret. You will be amply repaid in service. He has been tried and found not wanting. He has been a success. I am glad to have known ďMy Dear Friendís SonĒ very well, and I sincerely hope that we can keep him In his present position as I greatly admire him.

Yours truly,

1019 N. 36th Street

11th Ward

Camden Courier-Post
June 15, 1932


Camden Courier-Post - June 2, 1939

Magin and the Veterans

To the Editor:

At the first meeting of the Veterans' Political League since the commission election, 200 attended. The hall was packed and the league members well repaid for their attendance by the address of their league chairman, Commissioner Henry Magin. He implored them to refrain from jamming up the works by all trying to get jobs, stating the job will be given to those entitled to them. He said this will include Republicans, Democrats and voters, but that he was desirous of all veterans applying through a committee named by the chairman. This was voted on and carried.

Commissioner Magin also informed all present that a promise had been made prior to election, if successful, he would reinstate all employees who were fired by Hartmann. This he said has been done. He also told us that he had placed about 20 veterans to work and that he sponsored and saw to it that Comrade Bud Hartman was placed on the Housing Authority Board at Westfield Acres.

All comrades stood in silence to honor the boys who lost their lives on the U. S. S. Squalus. Commissioner Magin said he would try to give all the citizens of Camden a splendid four years and will keep every promise he made during the campaign. 

Addresses were made by Chairman Chuck Connors, Sergeant-at-Arms Tom Jackson, Edward Bearint, Comrades O'Brien, Harold and Hettinger. 

The next meeting will be held in the evening. Notices will be mailed to each comrade. Admittance by card or discharge papers.

305 Benson Street
Edward Bearint, Sergeant-at-Arms