CHARLES W. MOORE was born around 1874 in North Carolina. He moved to Camden with wife Patsy and daughter Helen after her birth in 1900. Two other daughters, one named Adelia, and three sons followed, Charles, and twins Theophilus and Henry.
By 1910 Charles Moore had establishing a demolition business in Camden at 829 Kaighn Avenue. By the time of the 1920 census, he had purchased a home at 822 Kaighn Avenue, across the street from the business at 829 Kaighn, where he sold second-hand building materials, gleaned from the buildings he had demolished. By 1930 he had moved to a home on the White Horse Pike at Davis Road in Lawnside NJ.
Charles W. Moore was involved in many civic organizations in Camden. A founder of the South Camden Branch of the YMCA, the group had by 1947 located in his former home at 822 Kaighn Avenue. Charles Moore was also a member of the Kaighn Avenue Baptist Church, the NAACP, the National Negro Business League, and was a life-member of the Oriental Lodge #1, Free and Accepted Masons in Camden.
Charles W. Moore died on January 13, 1950 after a short illness. He was buried on January 18 at Mount Peace cemetery in Lawnside. His sons continued to conduct the family business as late as the fall of 1955.
1914 Horace Accoo
|WOMAN KILLED, TRUCK DRIVER HAD NO
Two Arrested in Fatal Accident at Eighth And Kaighn Avenue
A 44 year-old South Camden woman was fatally injured at Eighth and Kaighn Avenue last night by a loaded brick truck driven by an unlicensed driver.
The driver of the truck, Thelmer White, 32, colored, of 333 Chestnut Street, told police he was driving without a license but with the consent of his employer, Charles Moore, house-wrecking contractor, of 829 Kaighn Avenue.
White was held in $5000 bail on a technical charge of manslaughter, while Moore was arrested for allowing an unlicensed driver to operate his automobile, and held in $500 bail. Both will be given a hearing today.
According to White, Mrs. Katz stepped from the curb directly into the path of his truck and he could not avoid striking her.
The Second District Patrol, en route to Eighth and Sycamore Streets on another call, was directly back of the truck at the time of the accident and took the woman to the hospital.
June 16, 1933
1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
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