H. B. Hanford


HENRY B. HANFORD was born in Connecticut around 1846. He was living in Beverly NJ as early as 1870, and engaged in the shoe business. He appears to have come to Camden around 1889, and is listed in the 1890-1891 City Directory as living at 517 Penn Street and being in the shoe business in Philadelphia. He later went into the rubber trade. Whatever line of business he was endeavoring in, he certainly was successful, and by 1900 and until his death in the 1910s, he lived in a fine mansion at 633 Cooper Street, adjacent to that of insurance executive J. Lynn Truscott. This house had previously been the residence of prominent Camden attorney Howard M. Cooper. The 1914 Camden City Directory shows hat he was president of a freight delivery company known as Potter Express Company. Funeral director Bernhard F. Schroeder was vice-president of this firm, which was located on Delaware Avenue at Cooper Street.

H.B. Hanford married around 1887. His wife, New Jersey-born Alice B. Hanford, was quite active in the Camden Day Nursery, serving as that organization's president in the late 1920s.

627 & 633 Cooper Street

627 Cooper Street, designed by Arthur Truscott, for his brother, J. Lynn Truscott. Lawyer Howard M. Cooper lived at 633 Cooper Street in the 1890s, prior to H.B. & Alice Hanford.

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Philadelphia Inquirer - November 23, 1899
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F. Wayland Ayer - H.B. Hanford - Benjamin C. Reeve
T.I. Gifford - Schuyler C. Woodhull - James E. Taylor
Edward H. Seymour - Elmer E. Morton - G. Walter Preston

Philadelphia Inquirer - July 29, 1902
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H.B. Hanford - Maurice Browning - Charles V.D. Joline - Martin V. Bergen

Philadelphia Inquirer
March 23, 1918

W. Penn Corson
Charles G. Garrison
William H. Fish - George H. Garland
Alonzo Wood -
H.B. Hanford
Thomas Leeson -
Conrad G. Hoell
Albert Austermuhl - John Allen
R.A. Rockhill - Hugo Koehler
F. Ketterer - Smith S. Fogg
Reuben H. Gaskill -
W.B.M. Burrell
Charles S. Boyer - Ralph Williams
Charles H. Laird Jr. -  Raymond L. Warren
Charles Brower - Thomas J. McLaren
B.H. Brace - Samuel Bakley
Irvine Deakyne - Lemuel D. Horner
F.W. Ayer - Walter S. Wolf
George S. Dallas - John T. Blandy
Samuel Withers - Franklin Hawksworth
John K. Bennett -  Frederick Lange
Ben Lawton - William A. Stewart
William D. Brown

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Camden Courier-Post
June 4, 1932

Camden Day Nursery
Stevens Street
Mrs. George taylor
Mrs. ELizabeth Baylie
Miss Emma MacNichol
H.B. Hanford