WILLIAM B. SULLENDER was born around 1876 in Pennsylvania. He married his wife Lillian around 1914. By 1920 the Sullenders and their daughter owned a home at 800 State Street. William Sullender was then the manager of a varnish works. He was the superintendent of the Felton Sibley & Company paint factory at 19th & Hayes Avenue in Cramer Hill in 1947, and it is likely this is the factory that he was running in 1920 as well.

William B. Sullender served on Camden's Board of Education, and was a member of the Pyne Point Athletic association. In October of 1936 he was elected President of that group, succeeding one-time Camden City Clerk Otto Braun. He left the school board in February of 1938.

William B. Sullender passed away prior to October of 1959, survived by his wife Lillian, who was then still residing at 800 State Street. Lillian Sullender moved from Camden in the 1960s, passing away in February of 1979. 

The Felton-Sibley Paint factory became the Jaegle Paint & Varnish Works after 1959. The factory was destroyed by a disastrous fire on April 30, 1967

Camden Courier-Post * June 9, 1932

Henry W. Aitken - Pyne Poynt Athletic Association - Frank J. Hartmann Jr. 
George B. Plummer - Harry Walton - Otto E. Braun
Benjamin Covington - Charles F. Bonner - John T. Landold
George E. Ash - Alonzo Hires - Walter Reyno - Clifford Flennard
Charles McCurdy - William L. Lloyd - Henry Haines - Samuel Dickinson
Howard Baird - William Robinson - Robert Nelson - Jacob Strecker
Foster Willis - Alfred Ross - William Sullender - Samuel J. Edwards
Jack Schultz - Walter S. Agin 

Camden Courier-Post * June 15, 1932

Pyne Poynt Athletic Association - Frank J. Hartmann Jr. - Charles Bragan - Alonzo Hires
  Otto E. Braun - William Robertson - Ray Dolan - D. Ellis - E. Emmons - W. White
Alfred Ross - Jack Schultz - Oscar Boehm - Franklin M. Walton - Charles A. Them
George W. Evans - James Wilkinson - William Boddis - John A. Rogers - John L. Willis Jr.
Alfred Smith - Purnell W. Schofield - Joseph G. Corson - Charles B. Walker
William Sullender - Samuel Dickinson - Robert J. Nelson -  William L. Lloyd

Camden Courier-Post * June 1, 1933


Plans for the financing of the thirty-third anniversary of the Pyne Poynt Athletic Association to be observed with an all-day program of sports and entertainment at Pyne Poynt Park July 4, will be made at a meeting of the ways and means committee of the association tonight at the clubhouse, 939 North Fifth Street.

More than 30,000 persons attended last year's celebration and more than 150 prizes were awarded.

Features tentatively planned include a children s parade at 9.30 a. m., under the supervision of Isaac Kyler; memorial services at 11 o'clock, under the direction of William B. Sullender, and sporting events for men, women and children under the direction of Alfred J. Ross, Jr., to start at 1.30 p. m.

Motion pictures will be shown out of doors again this year for children starting at 9 p. m., under the direction of Robert J. Nelson, while Samuel G. Dickinson, Jr., will again have charge of the dance to start at the same time, with awarding of prizes at 10.30 p. m. 

Camden Courier-Post * June 2, 1933

Program to Have 'Something' on Continuously, Day and Night

Plans for the thirty-third anniversary of the Pyne Poynt Athletic Association to be observed with an all ­day program at Pyne Poynt Park July 4 were discussed last night at a meeting in the Pyne Poynt Social Club, 929 North Fifth Street.

Among the features tentatively planned are a children's parade at 9.30 a. m., under the supervision of Isaac Kyler; memorial service at 11 a. m., under direction of William B. Sullender; sporting events for men, women and children to start at 1.30 p. m., under direction of Alfred J. Ross, Jr.; outdoor motion pictures starting at 9 p. m., under supervision of Robert J. Nelson and a dance in charge of Samuel G. Dickinson, Jr., starting 11t 10.30 p. m.

Committee chairmen chosen by Frank J. Hartmann, Jr., president, are: Grounds, Foster Willis; program, Otto E. Braun; police, Clifford Flennard; dancing, Samuel G. Dickinson, Jr.; first aid, Dr. Joseph E. Nowrey and William Hughes; transportation, Samuel J. Edwards; public speakers, William B. Sullender; motion pictures, Robert J. Nelson; decorations, Walter A. Reyno; sports, Alfred J. Ross, Jr.; ways and means, Frank J. Hartmann, Jr.; publicity, Walter S. Agin; parade marshal, Isaac Kyler; refreshments, George Washington Ash; light, William Hilton, and music, Frank Kelley.

Children of the Sheltering Arms Home, Home for Friendless Children and the Detention Home will be guests of the association during the day. Samuel J. Edwards will be in charge of their entertainment.

The association will meet again next Thursday night. 

Camden Courier-Post
October 8, 1936

Camden Courier-Post * February 1, 1938

Appoints 2 Instructors and Pensions 2 Others; Wilson Enrollment High

The Camden Board Education last night approved transfers of 14 teachers, the appointment of two new instructors and the retirement on pension of two others.

The board then adjourned until 11.45 a. m. today and it was announced the 1938-39 board will be organized at noon when Commissioner Mary W. Kobus is expected to be re-elected president.

When the report of the teachers committee making recommendations for appointments, transfers and retirements was read it was approved by unanimous vote and without comment.

Following the meeting Carlton W. Rowand explained that most of the transfers were made to meet emergencies in teaching classes at Woodrow Wilson High School, where more than 1500 students will be enrolled for the second semester, be ginning today.

Rowand explained that enrollment at the Wilson school is the highest in its history, due to many students taking up English and commercial courses instead of entering Camden senior high school, which will have an enrollment of approximately 1540 students, the smallest in several years.

List of Transfers

Transfers affecting teachers in junior high schools are: Louis E. Feinstein from Hatch Junior High School to commercial business organization, Wilson High School; Frank E. Sias, from Cramer Junior High to physical education, Wilson High; Jessie W. McMurtrie from Cramer Junior High School, to physical education, Wilson High; Wilton D. Greenway, from Cramer Junior High School to mathematics, Camden High; Elizabeth Dickinson, from Bonsall; to English, Cramer Junior High; Mrs. Mildred C. Simmons, from English to mathematics, Cramer Junior High; Miss Celia Boudov, from Hatch Junior High to departmental geography, science, and penmanship, Liberty School; Mrs. Elizabeth R. Myers assigned to English, Hatch Junior High;

Thelma L. Little transferred from, Grade 5 to Cooperative Departmental; Dudley school.

The following elementary school transfers, also effective today, are:

Beatrice W. Beideman from Starr to Sharp school; Mrs. Esther S. Finberg from Cramer to Broadway school; Dorothy M. Lippincott from Parkside to Dudley school; Mrs. Alva T. Corson from Washington to Broadway school, and Mary G. Cathell from Washington to Dudley school.

Teachers whose retirement was approved are Carolina W. Taylor, Grade 2, Broadway school, and William M. Thayer, mathematics [Camden] senior high school. Both teachers had resigned and applied for their pensions, the report read.

Appointments Made

Nathan Enten was appointed as physical education teacher in the Cramer school and Harry S. Manashil was appointed commercial teacher in Hatch school. Each will receive $1400, annually. The board also approved the appointment of Florence M. Dickinson as principal of Lincoln school at a salary of $2200 annually.

The assignment of Miss Grace Hankins as principal of Parkside school to succeed Miss Dickinson also was approved. Ethel Thegen was approved for appointment as assistant librarian at the Camden senior high school at a salary of $5.50 a day. All appointments are effective today.

To relieve overcrowded conditions among pupils the board approved the transfer of 7A and 7B classes from the Washington to the Cramer school.

The board vote to open a library in the Cramer school and Raymond G. Price, supervisor of building was instructed to provide, the necessary equipment.

A resolution of condolence upon the death of Ethel C. Wenderoth, for 19 years a teacher in the Broadway School was passed and secretary Albert Austermuhl was instructed to send a copy to members of the deceased teacher's family.

2 New Faces on Board

The board received and filed a letter from Mayor George E. Brunner in which he stated he had appointed Mrs. George W. Tash, Samuel T. French Jr. as new members and had re-appointed Robert Burk Johnson as a board member.

William B. Sullender, of the Tenth Ward, who was not re-appointed, was commended by the members for his services. E. George Aaron said he regretted the fact that Sullender was leaving as a member and wished him success. Others joined in this tribute.

Sullender in reply thanked the members for their co-operation during his term of office.

Camden Courier-Post * February 20, 1936

Republican Club Will Be Hosts at Eagles Hall February 28

The tenth annual ball of the Tenth Ward Republican Organization Club, Fifth and Pearl streets, will be held February 28 at Eagle's auditorium, 415 Broadway.

William Dolan, Jr. is chairman; William B. Sullender, treasurer, and Fred Becker, secretary of the general committee.

The members of the other committees are as follows: Hall, Louis Kahnweiler, chairman, Harry Everhart, James Flaherty; advertising, Henry W. Aitken, chairman, John Stringer, Frank Sheridan and Andrew Robinson; door, Alonzo Hires, chairman, Andrew Robinson, Jacob Strecker; music, Becker, chairman, William B. Chain, William Robinson and Andrew Robinson; printing, Stringer, chairman, Dolan and Harry Harwood; refreshment, George Morgan, Ralph Shill, Charles Bowen, Harry Harold, Edward Stafford, Henry Clevenger and Frank Turner; program, Stafford, chairman, Charles Marsh, John Hedegan, Otto E. Braun, George Zietz, William Hughes, Earl Wright, Albert C. Raeuber, Charles Schultz, Stringer and Dolan; floor, Becker, chairman, Garwood, Judson Solley, Howard E. Baird, William Lafferty, James F. Lovett, Henry I. Haines, William Robinson, Braun and Samuel J. Edwards audit, Dolan, Garwood, William Robinson, and Aitken; wardrobe, Marsh, chairman, Benjamin Harvey and George Cox; tickets, John Winstanley, chairman; executive, Dolan, chairman, Stringer, William Robinson, Sullender and Haines. The Penn Troubadors will play for dancing.  

Camden Courier-Post - February 1, 1938

Baker Urges Board to Name Oculist for Treatment of Camden Pupils

''An alarming increase in the number of Camden school children suffering from long neglected and needed treatment for eye defects and failing vision was reported to the Board of Education at its meeting last night by Dr. Maurice E. Baker, chief school physician.

A recommendation that an oculist be employed to examine eyes of children in which defective vision, failing sight and eye defects have long been neglected was received for consideration of. the new board which takes office today ..

Dr, Baker said this condition among children attending the city schools has reached a serious stage, with the possibility that several children are threatened with possible loss of sight because the necessary medical eye examinations cannot be made and because most of the parents cannot afford to pay for spectacles.

"Other school physicians and my self have found ·that hundreds of our schoolchildren suffer from minor and many from serious eye ailments and diseases," Dr, Baker told members of the board.

"The local hospitals cannot take care of these children because of lack of physicians and. required facilities.

Children have to wait from three to four months for examinations and refractions of their eyes.

Cause of Backwardness

Dr, Baker said, he found his predecessors had failed to follow up pupils examined several years ago. A recheck up of these same children, he said, had disclosed that in many instances pupils who had tine marks in lower grades and become backward and "problem" pupils' because many had only sufficient vision to barely read and to write.

"Many of these unfortunate children have had to suffer many years because their parents could not pay to have their eyes examined by oculists," the, physician added, "Most of them are too poor to pay the price for spectacles they need.

"The school physicians think it far more important to have these children treated for eye defects than to give, them examinations for flat feet, rickets and less dangerous ailments.

"Such a condition is costing the city and taxpayers a lot of money every year as long as these pupils are neglected."

Board Urged to Act

William B. Sullender, retiring board member, supported Dr. Baker and moved that his recommendation that an oculist be engaged be considered by the entire board.

“While you are at it, please remember the city does not have a school dentist," Sullender remarked. "The eyes and teeth of our school Children are more important than anything else." ,

Sullender's remark about a school dentist drew smiles from several board members. A dentist was to have been appointed several months ago, but no action has been taken on such an appointment.

Several members commended Dr. Baker on his report for the month of December, in which the various diseases an ailments and the number of cases are listed separately.

Influenza, chicken pox and mumps led most of the maladies, according to the Physician. There were 32 cases of mumps, 45 with influenza and the same number of pupils with chicken pox. Some of the other diseases and the number afflicted were: eye, 8; measles, 7; pneumonia, 5; diphtheria, 2; scarlet fever, 5. No cases of whooping cough were reported.