A. CURLISS was born in New Jersey in July of 1862 to Elizabeth
and Daniel W. Curliss. His father was Camden's Chief of Police
from 1871 to 1874. His father worded at a a number of positions
at the West Jersey Ferry and West Jersey Railroad after his time
as Chief of Police, and also worked at the Central
Trust bank in the years prior to his passing in 1895.
Curliss family lived at 414 South
5th Street in South Camden from the late 1870s through
1898. William Curliss worked as a machinist and as a driver in
the 1880s. He was appointed to the Camden
Fire Department as a driver with the Hook
and Ladder Company, in 1890 and worked as a fireman
throughout the rest of the 1890s. He resigned from the
Department in January of 1899, to go into business with John I.
Munter selling horses at 515 Columbia Avenue in Camden under the
name of Curliss & Munter. He also moved to 327 Stevens
1906 William Curliss had moved to 517 Arch
Street where he operated a saloon through at least 1920. A
life-long bachelor, William Curliss finally married at some
point after the 1910 Census and prior to the compilation of the
1914 Camden City Directory.
Curliss was still residing at 517 Arch
Street when the Census was taken in 1920. He passed away on
August 15, 1921, leaving a widow, Louisa.
Philadelphia Inquirer *
January 14, 1899
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