Mrs. Zula

MRS. ZULA MAE CASSELMAN was born Zula Mae Boyd. She working as head operations supervisor for Dr. John Stokes in Rochester, Minnesota when she met a young doctor from Camden, New Jersey, Dr. Arthur J. Casselman. She came east and married Dr. Casselman in 1924. The Casselman family, which would include two children, Catherine and William, made their home for many years at 301 North 2nd Street. 

Mrs. Casselman was quite active in civic affairs in her own right. Along with Mrs. Miriam Lippincott, wife of Dr. A. Haines Lippincott, she founded the Woman's Field Army for the Detection of Cancer, later the American Cancer Society of New Jersey. She served as a president of 

the Camden Woman's Club, and was active with the YWCA and many other service organizations.

Last a resident of Haddonfield, Dr. Casselman died in September of 1979. His wife joined him in December of 1981.

Letter from Catherine Casselman Grenhart - June 2009

Dear Mr. Cohen,

I grew up in Camden at 301 North Second Street. Your history was sent to me by one of my former students whose parents, under 400 Line Street, the Gentiles, also are part of Camden's history. I lived at 301 North Second Street where my Father, Arthur J. Casselman, M.D., Director of Public Health and Director of Laboratories at Lakeland General, Cooper Hospital and West Jersey Hospitals, had his offices and a laboratory as well. It was called Public Hygiene Laboratory.

My Father was born and raised at 317 Penn Street. His Father was William S. Casselman founder of the West Jersey Title and Guaranty Company. His bank was located, as I remember, across from the Masonic Temple and was torn down in the 30's I think. I remember going to visit Grandad at the bank. They always had a Christmas party for the children of the bank employees. This is all documented at the Camden County Historical Society.

My Father was born 3/18/1888 during the famous blizzard of '88. He had three brothers, Mark, Paul and William S. Jr. Grandad is buried in Harleigh Cemetery. The monument is facing Haddon Avenue in the front across from the Chocolate Factory. [The building referred to was the former A.N. Stollwerck chocolate factory which stood at 1651 Haddon Avenue. It has been gone for many years.- PMC]

 William S., Jr. worked in the bank, Mark became a lawyer and had his offices on Market Street. Paul was an engineer and worked at the Franklin Institute. The ejection seat for pilots in Army planes was his idea, although I don't think he ever took (got) the credit.

 My Father met my Mother in Rochester, Minnesota where she was head operation supervisor for the famous Dr. John Stokes (brother of the famous Philadelphia pediatrician Dr. Joseph Stokes). She came East and married him in 1924. My Mother, Zula Boyd Casselman, was president of many organizations in Camden...the Camden Woman's Club, the YWCA, the American Cancer Society, the TB Society and others whose names I have forgotten.. She and Miriam Lee Early Lippincott founded the Woman's Field Army for the Detection of Cancer, later the American Cancer Society of New Jersey)  She was the second recipient of South Jersey Woman of the Year sponsored by the Best Market, adjacent to the old Sears Building on Admiral Wilson Boulevard.

  They had two children...Arthur, who never married, and Catherine who married Robert F. Grenhart, attorney, son of Dr. George Grenhart of Haddon Avenue, Camden.

 I, Catherine, graduated from Camden High School, as did my (deceased) husband, Robert, in June of 1942. 

Catherine Grenhart
June 19, 2009

Camden Courier-Post - June 17, 1932
Dr. Mabel Grier Lesher - Camden High School - Dr. Helen A. Shrack - Dr. Jennie Sharp
Mrs. A. Haines Lippincott - Mrs. Arthur J. Casselman - Mrs. Orris W. Saunders
Mrs. Alexander MacAlister - Mrs. William A. Wescott

Camden Courier-Post * June 9, 1933

Mrs. Casselman Head-Elect Of N. J. Medical Auxiliary 
Camden Woman Chosen for 1934-35 Term at Atlantic City Convention; Mrs. Hubbard President for Coming Year

Mrs. Arthur J. Casselman of this city has been chosen president-
elect of the Woman's Auxlliary to the Medical Auxillary to the New Jersey State Medical Society to serve for the 1934-35 term. 

Mrs. Casselman's election took place at the annual meeting held at Chalfonte-Haddon Hall Atlantic yesterday in conjunction with the  convention of the State Medical Society.

The president-elect is active in club work in this city and in the state. Her term of office as president of the Camden Womens Club expired this year. She served as State Chairman of the Department of Public Welfare for the State Federation of Women's Clubs for several months, later resigning, and for the last year has acted as chairmain of public relations for the State as well as for the Camden County Auxiliary. 

Mrs. Harry Hubbard of Plainfield succeeds Mrs. Charles F. Adams of Trenton in the presidency for the coming year. In addition to Mrs. 
Casselman, officers elected were Mrs. Daniel S. Renner of Skillman, 


first vice president; Mrs. George A. Rogers of Newark, second vice-president; Mrs. William Freil of Jersey City, third vice president; Mrs. William H. Guillium of Asbury Park, recording secretary, and Mrs. Edward Clark of Englewood, treasurer. 

The annual meeting yesterday was followed by a luncheon at which the physicians and members of their families were guests. In the evening the auxiliary members attended a dinner-dance given by the Medical Society in honor of its new president, Dr. Frederick J. Quigley of Union City. 

In Mrs. Adams' address she urged the auxillary to assist with the children's health program of the state welfare board and to increase the membership. As a result of her talk, the auxiliary passed resolutions adopting both projects for the coming year. 

"The program of the auxiliary for the coming year is proof that physicians wives are not merely the voice on the telephone," Mrs. Adams said, "but are clever women, wide-awake to the things that are new." 

In closing the retiring president urged co-operation with the State Federation of Women's Clubs. 

Among the Camden County women attending the meeting are Mrs. Casselman, Mrs. A. Haines Lippincott, Mrs. Thomas P. McConaghy, Mrs. Harold Westcott. Mrs. William C. Raughley, Mrs. William A. Wescott and Mrs. E. C. Pechin. 

Camden Courier-Post * June 12, 1933

Dr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Casselman, of Second and Penn Streets, have as their house guests Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Boyd and Mrs. Leonard Hiss, of Rochester, Minnesota.

Camden Courier-Post - June 15, 1933

Mrs. Murray Named To Y. W. C. A. Presidency

Mrs. Charles T. Murray, of Haddon Heights, has been named to fill the un-expired term of Mrs. Guy C. Morrill, of Merchantville, as president of the board of the Camden Branch, Young Women's Christian Association. Mrs. Morrill resigned from office last month. 

Mrs. Murray is a former vice president of the board, and will now serve as president until February when election of officers will take place. 

Mrs. Arthur J. Casselman, member of the board, has been recommended by the Camden group for member ship on the committee for the new program for younger girls which the national Y. W. C. A. is organizing for activity in the Fall. The program will be developed along educational lines to particularly interest girls of college and high school ages. 

Camden Courier-Post - June 24, 1933
Camden Unit Makes Real Estate Broker Chairman of Advisory Boards

Earl R. Lippincott, real estate broker, has been named chairman of the advisory board of the Camden unit of the Salvation Army, succeeding William D. Sayrs.

Elections of officers for the group were held yesterday following a luncheon meeting at Hotel Walt Whitman. Vice chairmen of the organization include John J. Robinson and Mrs. Arthur J. Casselman.

Other officers include Mrs. Charles A. Wolverton, treasurer, and Miss Elizabeth Magill, secretary.

Members of the executive committee selected the following committees: Woman's committee, Mrs. Arthur H. Holl and Mrs. Wilfred W. Fry; finance committee, Dr. F. William Shafer, William D. Sayrs, Frank C. Propert, Mrs.  Wolverton and Mrs. Holl; property committee, Howard Hemphill, John J. Robinson, Herman E. Hensgen, Arthur J. Casselman and George C. Baker; public relations and publicity, Rev. John Pemberton, Joseph G. Tweedy, Mrs. Mary W. Kobus, Dr. Albert B. Pancoast and Patrick H. Harding; program committee, Dr. James Rodger, Propert, Robinson, Tweedy and John L. Shannon. 

Camden Courier-Post - October 29, 1935

Mrs. Casselman, Mrs. Kinch To Attend Chicago Meet

Mrs. Arthur J. Casselman, of this city, and Mrs. Fred Kinch, of Westfield, will represent New Jersey at the meeting of the national board of the Auxiliary to the American Medical Society on Friday,  November 15, at Chicago, Ill.

The Jersey representatives will join Mrs. Rogers N. Herbert, of Nashville, Tenn., national president,  and Mrs. Prentiss Wilson, Washington, D. C., national vice-president, en route to Chicago. Mrs.  Casselman, a former state president, is a national director. Mrs. Kinch holds the office of state  president.

Plans will be made for the annual convention of the auxiliary to be held in June simultaneously with  that of the A. M. A. Board members of the Auxiliary to the Camden County Medical Society are meeting this afternoon with their president, Mrs. Joseph B. Roberts, 201 Westmont avenue, Haddonfield.

Plans will be made for the annual card party in the interest of the County Tuberculosis Association to be held on November 23 at the Hotel Walt Whitman. Mrs. Robert S. Gamon has been appointed  chairman of arrangements.

Camden Courier-Post - February 15, 1938
Mrs. Albert Bean Re-elected Head of 'Y.W: Board Here

Mrs. Albert M. Bean, of Haddonfield, was unanimously re-elected president of the board of directors of the Young Women's Christian Association of Camden and Vicinity last night at the monthly meeting of the board held in the headquarters, 565 Stevens street, this city.

Mrs. Joseph Learning, of Woodlynne, is first vice president; Mrs. Oswald Carlander, of Pennsauken, second vice president; Mrs. Charles Chase, of Oaklyn; third vice president; Miss Helen Cook, of Camden, recording secretary; Mrs. Chester C. Craig, of Merchantville, corresponding secretary; Mrs. Charles T. Murray, of Haddon Heights, treasurer; Mrs. William Tipper, of Haddon Heights, assistant treasurer.

A welcome was extended to new members of the board: Miss Ethel Lord, of Collingswood, and Miss Hazel Pimm, of Camden; to Mrs. Daniel Hoyt, who is returning to the board for two more terms after a year's absence; to Mrs. D. Trueman Stackhouse, of Merchantville; Miss Helen M. Eastlack, of Haddonfield; Mrs. Arthur J. Casselman, of Camden; Miss Ruth Danford, of Merchantville; Mrs. Lester Dickinsheets, of Oaklyn; Mrs. Frank Tunstall, of Haddon Heights; all of whom 
are beginning their second term of service which will terminate in 1941.

Camden Courier-Post - February 16, 1938
'Historical Romances' Topic for Camden Group

Members of the Literature Department of the Camden Woman's Club will 
meet tomorrow at 11 o'clock in their club house, 424-26 Linden street, for a 
program on "Historical Romances."

Mrs. H. L. Westcott is in charge of the program and Mrs. Theodore K. Warner 
will read the opening poem.

Luncheon will be served at 1 o'clock by the following hostesses: Mrs. Arthur J. Casselman, Mrs. Elmer J. Carll, Mrs. Harry G. Longwell and Mrs. Thomas 

Camden Courier-Post - February 28, 1938
Diabetes and Mental Hygiene Subjects for Public Relations Meeting

Diabetes and mental hygiene in their relation to public health will be discussed authoritatively at the annual public relations meeting and tea of the Auxiliary to the Camden County Medical Society to be held tomorrow afternoon in the Camden Woman's Club, 424-26 Linden street.

A discourse on diabetes will be presented by Dr. Alexander Ellis, of this city, who is a member of the Cooper Hospital staff, in charge of the out-patients diabetic clinic.
"The Basic Principles of Mental Hygiene" is the topic which has been announced for a second speaker, Dr. Camilla M. Anderson, secretary of the Mental Hygiene Committee of the Pennsylvania Public Charities Association.

Dr. Anderson covers the entire state of Pennsylvania. She is the psychiatrist in charge of the women's division in the Pittsburgh City Hospital and the Allegheny County Hospital. She is assistant professor of nursing at Duquesne University and a special lecturer on mental hygiene in the department of nursing education at the University of Pennsylvania. "Emotional Hygiene, the Art of Understanding" is the title of a book which was written by Dr. Anderson during the past year and which recently has been published.

Mrs. Orris W. Saunders, of this city, is hospitality chairman for the day. Mrs. Arthur J. Casselman, of this city, and Mrs. E. Reed Hirst, of Haddonfleld, will pour and those assisting will be Mrs. William Braun, Mrs. Penrose Thompson, Mrs. A. Lincoln Sherk, of Merchantville; Mrs. Kenneth B. MacAlpine, of Gloucester; Mrs. Kenneth Athey and Mrs. Alfred M. Elwell, of this city.

The Auxiliary has planned a fashion show to be followed by cards for Monday evening, March 7, in the Hotel Walt Whitman. Mrs. H. Wesley Jack, of Haddonfield, is general chairman for the affair.

Mrs. Oswald R. Carlander, of Merchantville, is president of the Auxiliary.

Camden Courier-Post - February 28, 1938
Mrs. Bean Names Committees Heads For 'Y' Activities

Mrs. Albert M. Bean, president of the board of directors of the Camden Young Women's Christian Association has named the chairmen of standing committees for this year. Mrs. Lester Dickinsheets will direct activities of Girl Reserves; Mrs. Arthur J. Casselman, health education; Mrs. Frank Tunstall, membership; Mrs. Alford Naus, world fellowship; Mrs. A. Haines Lippincott, public affairs; Miss Helen M. Eastlack, race relations; Mrs. Joseph Leaming, building and maintenance; Mrs. D. Trueman Stackhouse, personnel; Mrs. Joseph Walton, education; Mrs. John Kerrigan, business and industrial; Mrs. Wm. Tipper, finance; Miss Ruth Danford, publicity; Mrs. Charles Chase, social service; Mrs. Oswald Carlander, volunteer personnel; Mrs. C. T. Branch, committee of management Frances Harper Branch.

Joseph Sickler postmaster at Salem, will be the speaker at the "Fireside Group" on Friday, March 4, at 8 p. m. "Old Homes of Salem County," is one of the books authored by Mr. Sickler, who is well versed on the historic points of interest in South Jersey. The public is cordially invited to attend.

The health education department will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 1 at Central Association, with Mrs. Arthur J. Casselman presiding. Plans will be formulated for the annual health education dinner to be held in April..

Camden Courier-Post - April 4, 1940

Mrs. Zula Boyd Casselman 
being presented the American Cancer Society of N.J. Silver Award - 1950

Mrs. Zula Boyd Casselman with officials of the New Jersey State Division of the American Cancer Society (AMC) at the presentation of portraits of (left) Mrs. Miriam Lee Early Lippincott and Mrs. Casselman, founders of the Woman's Field Army for the Detection of Cancer of Southern New Jersey, the Society's antecedent. The portraits were presented  for installation at the Society's state offices.

Mrs. Casselman getting an award from the New Jersey State Division of the Woman's Auxiliary to the American Medical Society for outstanding contribution as President and member of the Board of Directors for Camden County and the State of N.J. being presented by Dr. Helen F. Schrack, M.D.