HENRY STINEFORD JR. was born on January 26, 1873 in
Pennsylvania to George H. Stineford and his wife, the former
Louisa Rich. His father, a naval veteran of the Civil War,
worked as a printer in the 1870s and early 1880s, and later
worked as a plumber. When the census was taken in 1880 the
family, which included younger sister Sarah "Sallie"
Stineford, lived at 1244 Woodbine Street in Philadelphia. The
family had moved to New Jersey in the early 1880s, and two more
daughters came, Martha and Mary. The 1887 City Directory shows
the Stinefords at 1134 South
3rd Street in South Camden.
the late 1890s George Stineford married Lillian May McLaughlin.
Sadly, she passed away at the age of 21 on January 16, 1900. He
never remarried. The 1900 Census shows George Stinford Jr.
living with his parents and sisters at 1134 South
3rd Street in South Camden. He never remarried. George
Stineford Jr. was then working as a tin and sheet metal
Stineford Sr. sat on the jury that convicted Paul
Woodward of murder in he first degree in November of 1902.
1905 George Stineford Jr.'s sister Sarah married Walter
A. Mertz. Both Stineford and Mertz
would go on to have long careers with the Camden Fire
eventually rising to the rank of Chief of Department.