READER was born in Glassboro, New Jersey on June 8, 1851. He went out to
Nebraska with his family for about ten years.
He and his wife, the former
Lillia Grindle, and sons Addison, Aaron, and Lawrence, moved back to
Camden from Nebraska in 1890. His
parents stayed in Nebraska, where they passed away.
Reader and his family were known throughout
the Seventh and Thirteenth Wards of Camden.
Reader received his appointment
to he Camden Police Department from
Mayor Cooper B. Hatch on Aug. 1, 1898.
He was a member of the department for at least 19
years, where his abilities were soon
recognized. John Reader he was promoted to Sergeant on July 1, 1901, with a
salary of $500 per
year. He had been working as an acting sergeant for
several months prior to that date, but only received patrolman's pay.
1911 he made 63 arrests, and was 1 of 10 sergeants
1914 he made 6 arrests, and was 1 of 11 sergeants
1915 he made 6 arrests, and was 1 of 11 sergeants
1916 he made 4 arrests, and was 1 of 11 sergeants
Lillia Grindle Reader died in 1916, and John
remarried to WillAnna Graham June 5, 1917. John Reader's
lat address was at 749 Walnut
died on February 26, 1919
in Camden, and was buried at Harleigh
Cemetery on Haddon Avenue
Reader's son Addison
was a doctor in Camden. Dr. Addison B.G. Reader was born October
1876 in Camden. He died on October 22, 1922 in Camden. Aaron Reader
was born on August 29, 1880 in Minden, Nebraska. He was in business and
moved to Ocean County, New Jersey where he died on December 25, 1957. Lawrence
Reader was also born in Minden, on February 16, 1886. He
became a lawyer and served on Camden's city council. Lawrence
died in Camden, a victim of the influenza epidemic, on
October 10, 1918. The Reader sons all rest with their parents,
at Harleigh Cemetery.