JAMES DURKIN was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on February 7, 1887. He was living at 856 Fairview Street with his wife, the former Matilda "Tillie" Binderwald, and their son James A. Durkin when he registered for the draft in 1918. James Durkin was a bricklayer by trade and followed that line of work throughout most of his life. 

James Durkin was appointed to the Camden Fire Department by February of 1920. In September of that year he was assigned to the newly-formed Ladder Company 4 as a driver. By 1923 he had left the Fire Department  and moved to Gloucester City in the 1930s.

James J. Durkin died on April 18, 1963, survived by his son and three siblings.

James Durkin's son, James A. Durkin, served for 35 years with the Gloucester City Fire Department, rising to the rank of Chief of Department in 1961. He retired in 1974. 

Camden Daily Courier
September 18, 1920

Horace Cairns - William Miller
Harry Selby - Charles Gall
Spencer Smith - Howard C. Walker
Rocco Fanelli - Harry J. Zander
Mortica Clark - James McDermott
James Durkin - Frank Burt
George C. Wade - Samuel E. Patton
William Reynolds - Harry Hallowell
Howard Harrington - Henry Baumgartel
Walter Carter - George Henry Johnson
Louis D. Stevens - Roscoe Tribbett
Benjamin Walters - W. Scott Franklin
George Cattell - Joseph Daley 
Anthony Valentine - David Smith
Carlo Lombardo - George Pursglove
John Hunt - Robert Gick
Nelson Till - Herman Kreher

Engine Company 10 - Ladder Company 4 - Engine Company 1
Engine Company 2 - Engine Company 3 - Engine Company 2  - Engine Company 7
Engine Company 8  - Engine Company 9
Hose & Chemical Company 2 (Engine Company 11)

Camden Post-Telegram * August 9, 1921

Mortica Clark - William Miller - Charles Gall - Howard Walker
Harry Hallowell - Hugh Rementer - Thomas Clark - James Durkin
Al Haley - Adolph Gall -
George C. Wade - Engine Company 10

Camden Daily Courier
October 29, 1921

W. Scott Franklin
Dan McSurdy
Charles Schultz
Albert Dukes Sr.
Maurice P. Foley
Gardner Corson
Jacob Woodside
Charles Robinson

Camden Daily Courier
November 16, 1921

W. Scott Franklin
Andrew "Fritz" Miller
Engine Company 1

Camden Post-Telegram * September 9, 1922
 Keystone Leather Company - John H. Vickers - Dr. A. Haines Lippincott - George Attison 
Nelson Andrews -
Engine Company 9 - Peter B. Carter - Engine Company 1
 W. Scott Franklin - Ladder Company 3

Camden Post-Telegram * September 18, 1922

Camden Post-Telegram
June 15, 1923

Raymond Staley
Peter B. Carter
Harry Haines Sr.
William Chambers
William J. Rose
W. Scott Franklin
Ladder Company 2
Engine Company 3





Camden Daily Courier
July 8, 1924

W. Scott Franklin
Roscoe Tribbett
Penn Street
Engine Company 1
John W. Kelly
Frank G. Hitchner
Frank Neutze

Camden Daily Courier
May 2, 1925

W. Scott Franklin
William W. Patterson

George S. Tempest
Engine Company 1




Camden Daily Courier
May 4, 1925

W. Scott Franklin
Engine Company 1
Frank G. Hitchner



Camden Morning Post
January 31, 1927

W. Scott Franklin
Engine Company 1






Camden Evening Courier
January 31, 1927

Engine Company 1
Camden Lodge 111, Loyal Order Of Moose
North 11th Street
Church of the Immaculate Conception



Camden Evening Courier * April 23, 1927
Charles L. Ogden - Horatio Arnold
Albert Dahringer - Frank Elbertson 
Thomas Wilkie - John F. Weaver
Alfred A. Schnitzler - George W. Dudley
Benjamin Emanuel - Augustus A. Drager Sr.
Edmund S. Carmany - Boyd Lentz
George R. Batten

George ender
Charles E.
John Officer - Charles J. Ruhle
Richard Finch - Harry J. Zimmerman
Ralph Marengo - Andrew Kirk
Wilbert B.
William Bennett - Stanley W. Chudzinski
Pierre J. Waegeman - William M. Geist
John A Durges - Albert A. Tilton
George H. Bardsley - Ernest F. Jones
David Jester - John  W. Connelly
Edward Cunningham - William H. Bell 
Charles Baar - William H. Doane
W. Scott Franklin - Edward Cahill
Albert Ayres - William H. Stockton
James Lees - Albert Kreder
Emil J. Brandt - Christian Pommerer
Thomas A. Campbell - William G. Middleton
Albert Adams - George Hildebrandt
Patrick J. Brady
- A. Weston
David P. Kates
- Potter
Thomas Brothers

Clara Nixon - Anna Hudson
Frank H. Guttkorn