WALLACE PHIFER was born in New Jersey on May 24, 1893 to Charles and Sarah Phifer. The family was living at 329 Chestnut Street when the 1900 census was taken. The family moved to Haddon Township not long afterwards and did not com back to Camden until after the outbreak of World War I. Wallace Phifer was working as a carpenter and living at 1415 Haddon Avenue when he registered for the draft in June of 1917.

Wallace Pfeiffer was appointed to the Camden Fire Department at shortly after the January 1920 Federal Census, and his brother Clarence was appointed to the police department around the same time. The 1924 and 1927 City Directories show both brothers in the City of Camden's employ, and both living at 1217 Atlantic Avenue. Wallace Phifer married Edith Peters in 1922. By 1929 Wallace and Edith Phifer had moved next door to 1215 Atlantic Avenue, while his parents and policeman brother still lived at 1217 Atlantic Avenue

Wallace Phifer was still a Camden firefighter and living at 1215 Atlantic Avenue as late as the spring of 1942. The 1956 New Jersey Bell Telephone Directory shows Wallace Phifer at 1115 Princess Avenue in Parkside. Both Wallace and Clarence Phifer had moved to Haddon Heights, New Jersey by the fall of 1959, where they lived out their days. Clarence Phifer died on April 29, 1967. Wallace Phifer passed away on November 24, 1968.

World War I Draft Card
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Camden Courier-Post - March 8, 1932

Charles Errickson  - Wallace Phifer - Adam Mead - Herbert Baxter Sr. - Edward Menzies - Engine Co. 8
South 9th Street - Ferry Avenue - Line Street - Atlantic Avenue - Sheridan Street - Liberty Street 
Berwick Street - Yorkship Square - V.I. Chestnut - Marvin Chestnut - Joseph Caputi

World War II Draft Card
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Camden Courier-Post
November 26, 1968