SAMUEL E. PATTON was born in Camden, New Jersey on February 10, 1887 to George D. and Catherine Patton. He was baptized April 3, 1887 at the Fillmore Methodist Episcopal Church.

A veteran of World War I, serving with Company H of the 29th Engineer Regiment, Samuel E. Patton was living with his mother and younger brother James when the Census was taken in 1920. In September of that year he was appointed to the Camden Fire Department in the early 1920s. He was assigned to Ladder Company 4 in September of 1920. Samuel Patton had worked as a pipefitter, a motor mechanic, and as an electrician, before going into the fire service. He had gone to work as a pipefitter by the time the 1924 City Directory was compiled. Samuel E. Patton lived at 1807 Fillmore street until at least 1929. By 1931 he had moved to 132 Joy Street in Gloucester City. When he registered for the draft in 1942 he was living at 2723 Garfield Avenue in Cramer Hill.

Samuel E. Patton worked for the Kohler Co. of Philadelphia for 31 years before retiring in 1961.

Last a resident of 2719 Garfield Avenue, Samuel E. Patton died on April 6, 1962 at Camden County General Hospital at Lakeland, survived by his wife Verna, three daughters, three stepdaughters and four stepsons. Samuel E. Patton was buried at Arlington Cemetery in Pennsauken.


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)