EUGENE BEVILACQUA was born on January 9, 1897 in Italy. He came to America in 1900.

By April of 1930 Eugene Bevilacqua was the proprietor of his own barber shop. He lived at 826 Pearl Street in North Camden with his wife, the former Mary Simone, and son Ralph. He had by this time become an American citizen. When the Camden City Directory was compiled he had moved his home and barber shop to 423 North 8th Street, the corner of North 8th Street and Kimber Street. He remained at that location through at least the fall of 1959.

The October 1970 New Jersey Bell Telephone Directory shows Eugene Bevilacqua had moved to 905 North 34th Street in the Cramer Hill section of Camden, He remained at that address to at least the fall of 1977. 

Last a resident of Maple Shade NJ, Eugene Bevilacqua passed away March 18, 1990.

Eugene Bevilacqua's brother-in-law, Private Tony P. Simone, was killed in action in Belgium in 1945.

Camden Courier Post - February 11, 1936


WMore About Barbers and Barber Associations

To the Editor:

Sir- In the Mail Bag of Monday, February 3, I see a gentleman signed "Just a Barber" complaining about the lack of our barber ordinance. He also laments the step taken by the Independent Barbers before our commission. I can explain, Just a Barber, that many of those who signed that petition signed because they found no way to satisfy all. Every meeting we had while I was a member of the barber association, there was always an argument about hours. And another thing I want to say to Just a Barber. The Independent Barbers didn't raise the hours to 7:30. The Barber Association did so.

I am a believer in short hours.

My shop always closed at 7 p. m. while my neighbor on Ninth street stayed late, up to 9. I have brought complaint to the association, not once, but half-dozen times. Did they do anything? No. I went further. I wrote to Mayor Stewart about these barbers who were violating this ordinance and in turn Dr. Helm came to see me. Result? None.

Seeing that nothing could be accomplished I dropped from the association and am still closing on time while my neighbors stay open.

If this law can't be enforced, I don't see why half of us must sacrifice our trade to others. 

826 Pearl Street