MARTIN BENEDICT "SID" NELSON was the son of Nels Martin Nelson and his wife, the former Bertha Ellis. He was the youngest of three sons, coming after Morris N. Nelson and Theodore S. Nelson.
When the 1930 Census was enumerated, the family lived at 561 Spruce Street. Martin Nelson's older brothers had moved out by this time. Sadly, brother Theodore died in 1932, and brother Morris passed in 1935. His mother died in 1935. Martin Nelson married Caroline T. Schweiring in 1940. The couple lived at 561 Spruce Street until at least 1956.
March 7, 1944 Martin Nelson was inducted into the United States Army at
Fort Dix, New Jersey. he reached the rank of Private First Class before
being honorably discharged. He returned to the Camden Police Department
on his release from military duty.
Martin Nelson's father, who lived with him at 561 Spruce Street, died in 1954. Martin & Caroline Nelson stayed at the spruce street home as late as the fall of 1956, then moved to 22 Maple Walk in Camden's Fairview neighborhood.
Still employed with the Camden Police Department, Martin Nelson had had moved to North Cape May, New Jersey and had filed his retirement papers when he suffered a fatal heart attack on his way home from work on October 1, 1964. He was buried at Beverly National Cemetery in Beverly, New Jersey.
60-DAY SENTENCE GIVEN IN THEFT OF WATCH
days in the county jail was the sentence meted out to Wilmer Brown, 52,
Thompson Street, when he was charged in police court
yesterday with stealing a watch.
on complaint of Martin Nelson, 561 Spruce Street,
Brown denied the charges and said he knew nothing of the timepiece.
Nelson testified that he went to a house on Cherry Street
near Sixth with Brown and fell asleep. His watch was taken while he
slept, he said. He admitted he had been drinking.
William Pollard, of 751 Cherry Street, said he was in the back yard of the house on Cherry Street when Nelson and Brown appeared. An hour after they entered the place, he said, Brown asked him for a pair of pliers to cut it chain.
In sentencing Brown, Police Judge Pancoast said he believed the man wanted the pliers to cut Nelsonís watch chain.
|561 Spruce Street
Camden Courier-Post * December 4, 1940
Caputi - Joseph M. Carroll - Roland Comerford - Vincent Conley - James
Joseph Hooven - Julius Kaunacki - William E. Kelly - William H. Neale - Francis J. Nelson
John E. Opfer - Cecil H. Picou - Earl Quinton - Edward W. Tatem - Harry Tracy - Harold Vecander
John H. Watkins - Edward Watson - Donald R. Watson - George T. Weber - Stanley Zuckowicz
Philip Farrow - Anthony Bretschneider - John Gryckiewicz - Thomas Winstanley
William Palese - Anthony Dzinski - Joseph Guarino - Martin "Sid" Nelson - William Cleary - Otto Kaiser
|Camden Courier-Post - July 31, 1948|
THREE MEMBERS OF CAMDEN TRAFFIC squad are shown on new motorcycle mounts which went into service this week. Left to right are Patrolmen Martin Nelson, Frank Wilmot, and Thomas Carr in front of City Hall. Seven of the new $800 vehicles were delivered to the department on Wednesday, Capt. Nathan Petit, squad commander, announced.
|Camden Courier-Post - September 17, 1948|
of the officers
were fully exonerated of ANY wrongdoing.
Petit - David
September 7, 1949
Unruh - Walt Carley -
Jake Weiner - Stanley Bobiak - William
Deery - Russ Maurer
Charles Hance - Everett Joslin - Cecil Picou - Thomas Carr - William Moll - Martin "Sid" Nelson
Harry J. "Barney" Tracey - William Kelly Sr. - Marshall Thompson
Vince Conley - Leonard Andruzza - William Rogers - John Ferry
|Camden Courier-Post * February 2, 1955|
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