WALTER H. SIMPSON was born in New Jersey around 1879. In 1920 he was living at 915 South 8th Street. At that point in time he was in the retail grocery business, owning his own store. He had become involved in politics, and was President of the 7th Ward Republican Club from 1906 til 1913, when he was elected freeholder from Camden's 7th Ward. He remained in that post until 1920, when he resigned to become transportation supervisor for the City of Camden. 

Walter Simpson married late in life, at the age of 42, and with wife Elsie had three daughters by 1930, Christina, Eleanora, and Wilhelmina. At the time of the 1930 census, he owned a home at 767 Walnut Street, Walter Simpson was in the retail hardware business. By 1947 this building had become the offices of the Carter & Holland Real Estate Agency.

Camden Courier-Post - May 2, 1934

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