1879-1880 City Directory shows Edwin Powell working as a
teamster and living at 222 Erie Street. His brother Belin lived
next door at 220 Erie
Street. The 1880 Census shows Edward
Powell, his wife Emma, and children Clarence 3, and George, 1,
at 222 Erie
Street. Edward Powell and his brother Belin had gone
into business selling kindling wood. Belin went back to farming
after awhile, Edward, however, was still in the kindling wood
business in 1883.
Powell is not listed in the 1884-1885 or 1885 Camden City
Directories. He is listed in the 1887-1888 edition, living at
Street. He had by this time been appointed to the
Camden Fire Department. He was still with the Fire Department in
1888, but had moved to 335 North 9th Street. Edward Powell had
left the Fire Department by January 19, 1889. He worked as an
engineer with Camden's Water Department in 1889. On January 1,
1890 he was appointed to the Camden Police Department, taking
the place of George H. Wheaton, who had resigned..
1890-1891 Camden City Directory shows that Edward Powell had
moved to 603 North 6th Street. He had been appointed to the
police department. Edward Powell served as a Camden police
officer until May of 1898, when, along with many other officers,
he was let go by Mayor Cooper B.
Hatch. The 1899 Camden City
Directory shows that he had gone into business with Samuel S.
Bakley, selling springs. The business was known, appropriately
enough, as Powell & Bakley, and operated out of 603 North
6th Street. Both men had served together in North Camden as
police officers throughout the 1890s.
1899 City Directory also indicates that Edward Powell's wife was
named Mary, it is not not known at this point whether this is
the same person he was married to in 1880 or not.
1900 Census shows Edward Powell, wife Mary, and daughter Sallie
living at 603 North 6th Street. Boarding with the Powell
family was Camden firefighter Amedee
struck the Powell family in 1900, when Mary Powell, whom had
been ill for some time, committed suicide.
1906 Edward Powell had moved to 506 North 5th Street, and had
gone into the fish business. Sadly, by 1910 Edward Powell was a
widower. When the census was taken that year, he was living at
431 Vine Street with a widow, Sarah Rowley, and her daughter and
son-in-law, Gertrude and Albert Eadon.
1914 City Directory shows Edward Powell had moved to 527 Spruce
Street in South Camden. He was was operating an oyster house at
506 North 5th Street. Edward Powell was still in the oyster
business at this address as late as 1927.
Powell did not stay in South Camden for very long. By 1918 he
had moved to 614 North 5th Street. The 1920 Census shows him
living at 510 North 4th Street, and that he had remarried. It
appears that his wife was the former Sarah Rowley, with whom he
was living with at the time of the 1910 Census. The Powells were
still residing at this address as late as April of 1930.
Powell later moved to 312 York Street. He passed away on August
6, 1934 and was buried at Evergreeen Cemetery.