Hooven Jr.


JOSEPH ANTHONY HOOVEN JR. was born on March 16, 1915 to Mary and Joseph A. Hooven. When his father registered for the draft in June 5, 1917 the family was living at 828 Spruce Street. Joseph Hooven Sr. was then working as a shellacker at the Victor Talking Machine Company plant. The family was still at the Spruce Street address in January of 1920, the elder Hooven then working as a house painter. He later went into business for himself under the trade name Joseph Hooven, Master Painter. A daughter, Mary, was born to the family in 1923. By 1924 the family had moved to 830 Spruce Street. The family moved to 918 North 19th Street in Cramer Hill in 1929.

Joseph A. Hooven graduated from Camden Catholic High School in 1933. A top student, he was awarded a scholarship to Villanova University upon graduation. 

On November 16, 1940 Joseph Hooven Jr. was appointed to the Camden Police Department along with .Joseph Caputi Jr., Joseph Carroll, Roland Comerford,  Julius Kaunacki, William Kelly, Frank Nelson, and Harry Tracy.

The 1947 Camden City Directory shows Joseph and Ethel Hooven living at 464 North 34th Street in East Camden. The Hoovens were blessed with at least two sons, Joseph A. Hooven III, born in 1941, and John Hooven. The family lived at 464 North 34th Street through the fall of 1969.

Joseph Hooven Jr. was promoted to Detective at some point after January of 1949 and by December of 1957 had been again promoted, this time to Detective Sergeant. By June 1967 Joseph A. Hooven Sr. had left the Camden Police Department. 

The Hoovens were gone from North 34th Street by October of 1970. The family move to Atco, New Jersey by the spring of 1978. Ethel Hooven died in March of that year. Joseph A. Hooven Jr. passed away on September 19, 1996. He was survived by his sons, John Hooven and Joseph A. Hooven III.

Camden Courier-Post - June 14, 1933

Honor Graduates of Catholic High

195 to Get Diplomas Sunday in Exercises at Convention Hall;
Three Get Scholarships;. Medals for 15

The largest class in the history of Camden Catholic High School- 195 students- will receive diplomas Sunday afternoon at the annual commencement exercises to be held in Convention Hall

Ninety-nine boys and 96 girls comprise the class. They represent 26 South Jersey municipalities in addition to this city and West Philadelphia. 

Three scholarships have been awarded to Joseph A. Hooven and Joseph G. Widua, of Camden and Edward J. Lynch, of Haddon Heights.

Hooven will go to Villanova College; Widua to St. Joseph's College and Lynch to La Salle College. 

3000 Expected 

Rt. Rev. Monsignor William I. McKean, pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Bernardsville, will be principal speaker at the commencement. More than 3000 persons are expected to attend. Diplomas will be presented by Rt. Rev. Monsignor William J. FitzGerald.

Principal students in the commencement exercises will be Widua, valedictorian; Miss Bernice C. Borden, daughter of Edward J. Borden, president of the New Jersey Real Estate Board, as salutatorian, and Rudolph A. Doering, winner of the gold medal in the oratorical contest. 

Fifteen members of the class will receive gold medals for perfect attendance over the four-year study period. Others also will be presented similar awards for outstanding scholastic work. 

Twenty boys and 37 girls in the class are credited with an average of 85 percent in scholarship. Five girls and six boys registered above 90 percent in their senior year and three girls and four boys are credited with marks in excess of 90 percent for the four years. 

The Graduates 

The graduates: 


Edward Francis Armstrong, Charles Vernon Asay, John Joseph Bach, Frank John Bakota, Thomas Frederick Barlow, John Henry Bauer, William Francis Birch, Joseph John Bresan, Edward Joseph Broske, Charles Henry Cannavo, William Henry Cannon, Charles James Carter, Michael James Carroll, James Ingram Cobbin, James Francis Collier, George Thomas Collins, Joseph Vincent Conlow, Walter Charles Cowan, William Patrick Curran, Lawrence Thomas D' Aloise, James Vincent De Carlo, Albert Joseph Deegan, John Francis Devereaux, Rudolph Alban Doering. 

John Joseph Duffy, William John Dunn, William Joseph Flood, Joseph Aloysius M. Foley, Joseph Aloysius Foley, Henry Thomas Gartland, John William Herman, Robert Hamilton Heimlich, Mathias Clemens Helbach, Joseph Anthony Hooven, Lawrence Joseph Hubert, Charles James Hughes, William Francis Ivins, Francis Joseph Keeney, John David Keeney, James Joseph Kelley, John Joseph Kelly, Paul George Kelly, Stanley Alphonse Kutylowski, Charles Joseph Lenhart, Joseph John Leon, Thomas James Logan, Edward Leon Lubrant. Francis John Lynch, Edward Joseph Lynch.

Francis Joseph Lyons, James Joseph McCaffrey, Thomas James McCaffrey, John Thomas McDermott, John Aloysius McDermott, William Edmund McElliott, Michael Joseph McGuinness, Francis Joseph McSwiggan, David Joseph Miskey, Thomas Joseph Mount, Joseph Thomas Muldoon, William Vincent Murphy, Aldo Francis Nardi, Donald Gregory O'Brien, James Edward O'Brien, James Hugh O'Brien, Richard John O'Neill, Joseph Alfred Owens, Walter George Pawella, Francis Paul Peel, Victor Francis Pfizenmayer, James John Rabbitt, John Robert Reardon, William Hugh Reilly, 

Paul Joseph Riegert, Alfred Charles Retkovis, Charles Anthony Rizzi, Henry Remo Rocile, Edward Joseph Schlitz, Henry John Schwiering, John Albert Schramm, Ralph Donges Simpson, Robert Joseph Smeltzer, Chester Edward Stronski, Matther Walsh Sullivan, John Walter Szurlej, Anthony Joseph Talecki, Charles Vincent Uhland, Joseph John Urban, Joseph John Vair, John Bernard vander Straeten, John Nicholas Weiss, John Joseph Welsh, Joseph George Widua, Joseph Ludwig Winter, Lester Francis Winkelspecht, Elmer John Yost, Edmund Joseph Young, William James Young and John Robert Zawitekowski.


Florence Elizabeth Abel, Aida Elizabeth Aspers, Eleanor Alma Bach, Anna Catharine Baird, Genevieve Teresa Beirne, Catherine Anne Blake, Anna Rita Blumenstein, Bernice Catharine Borden, Marie Cecelia Breitenstein, Grace Catherine Briody, Veronica Jane Britton, Evelyn Agnes Butler, Dorothy Rita Byrne, Isabella Shirley Campbell, Margaret Caroline Cannon, Madeline Anna Carey, Helen Teresa Casey, Lillian Teresa Chromiec, Bernadette Irene Cleary, Margaret Helen Colgan, Dorothy Veronica Collier, Helen Kathryn Conway, Mary Anna Conway, Helen Theresa Coursey.

Margaret Frances Cox, Honora Teresa Doherty, Adele Clemence Dufour, Elizabeth Emma Duffy, Marie Teresa Eberhardt, Rita Elizabeth Eichmann, Ruth Lois Ewe, Ida Rita Fanella. Helen Marie Fitzgerald, Mary Cecelia Fitzgerald, Virginia Anna Flaherty, Rita Patricia Flynn, Katherine Theresa Fox, Mary Patricia Ganter, Rose Mary Genovese, Marie Bernadette Goodman, Catherine Marie Grim, Dorothy Henrietta Grisel, Anna Marie Grosko, Elizabeth Rita Hare, Helen Teresa Heimlich, Marie Hoffman, Margaret Mary Hoffman, Emmanuella Marie Hollinger. 

Cecelia Catharine Hopkins, Dorothy Mary Jackson, Margaret Mary Jaep, Helen Marie Joseph, Mary Kathryn Keane, Rose Marie Kensler, Marie Elizabeth Kilgariff, Catherine Mary King, Anne Marie Kirch, Carmella Eva Klarich, Julia Teresa Kobylinski, Mary Sophie Krowicka, Sophia Monica Kurillo, Marcella Edna Liebrum, Margaret Alice Logan, Marie Anne Me Calley, Gertrude Teresa McClay, Mary Jane McClernan, Margaret Mary McCourt, Anne Bernadette McHugh, Margaret Mary McKnight, Elizabeth Frances McLarney, Alice Isabel McNamara, Mary Dolores Madden, Rita Marie Marley. 

Catharine Cecelia Martin, Mary Teresa Martin, Katherine Cecelia Marcotte, Anne Carmelitea Mooney, Lorena Catharine Nettleton, Helen Rita Nowak, Catherine Teresa Oaks, Dorothy Eleanor Parker, Genevieve Catherine Potter, Ruth Regina Rauscher, Anne Josephine Regnery, Elizabeth Dolores Rodgers, Adelaide Anastasia Roedig, Gertrude Cecelia Roszkowiak, Kathryn Rita Rubino, Catherine Elizabeth Selsor, Clara Anna Spiller, Rita Christine Stewart, Cornelia Berndatte Taulane, Grace Elizabeth Tippin, Wanda Martha Ulak, Emily Anne Wasilewski and Mary Josephine Woods.. 

Camden Courier-Post - June 16, 1933

75 Students Gain High Rating In Catholic High Senior Class 
195 Graduates to Receive Diplomas Tomorrow Afternoon at 
Convention Hall; 15 to Be Given Gold Medals

Out of a class of 195 graduates to be presented diplomas tomorrow at the commencement exercises of Camden Catholic High School, 75 have finished with scholastic averages better than 85 percent.

Seven recorded averages higher than 90 percent during four years at the school, 11 made averages of more than 90 during their senior year and 57 rated 85 percent.

The commencement exercises will be held at 3:30 p. m. at Convention Hall. Rt. Rev. Monsignor William I. McKean, rector of the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Bernardsville, will address the graduates. Joseph G. Widua, who had the highest average for the four years, will be the valedictorian. Bernice C. Borden, daughter of Edward J. Borden, past president of the Camden County  Real Estate Board, will be salutatorian. The oration will be given by Rudolph Doering, gold medal oratorical contest winner. 

Gold Medals to Be Awarded 

The diplomas and honors will be presented by Rt. Rev. Monsignor William J. FitzGerald, rector of the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Fifteen will be presented with gold medals for perfect attendance during four years. 

The program will be as follows: Overture, ,"Finlanda-Sibelius" by the school orchestra; organ selection, Mae Miles; class procession, Tannhauser March; 
chorus, "Son of the Marching Men," from "The New Earth"; salutatory, "Welcome for Welcome," Miss Borden; chorus, "Piper June" and "Border Ballad"; oration, "Blind Gods or God?", Doering; address by Monsignor Mc Kean; conferring 
of diplomas and awards by Monsignor FitzGerald, valedictory, "Hope or Memory," Widua; class recessional, "Hail Alma Mater." 

Lewis James Howell is choral director: Miss Miles, organist; William H. Townsend, orchestral director, and James Koster, pianist.

Three O'Briens of different families are graduating: James, of Moorestown; Donald, of Audubon, and James, of Fairview. Two John McDermotts are from Audubon; three Kellys, James, of Camden; John, Collingswood and Paul, Westmont, two Joseph Aloysius Foleys, from St. Mary's Grammar School. 
James Collier, president of the student body, and his sister, Dorothy Collier, are graduating. They are the son and daughter of Dr. Martin H. Collier, superintendent of Lakeland Sanitarium. Other brothers and sisters graduating are: John and Eleanor Bach, Collingswood; John and Elizabeth Duffy, Camden: Helen and Mary Fitzgerald, Moorestown; William and Margaret Cannon, Westville, and Robert and Helen Heimlich, Camden. 

Credit Winners Named 

The following graduates won distinction of having averages more than 90 percent during four years in the school; Lawrence Thomas D'Aloise, Joseph A. Hooven, John J. Urban, Joseph G. Widua, Dorothy H. Grisel, Katharine C.  Marcotte and Adelaide A. Roedig. 

The following averaged more than 90 percent during their senior year: 
Genevieve T. Beirne, Ruth L. Erne, Catherine M. Grim, Helen M. Joseph; Julia T. Kobylinski, James Vincent De Carlo, Rudolph A. Doering, Stan ley A. Kutylowski, Donald G. O'Brien, Francis P. Paul, James J. Rabbitt. 

The following averaged 85 percent during their senior year: John Henry Bauer, Michael James Carroll, John Joseph Duffy, William J. Dunn, William J. Flood, Joseph A. Foley, Robert H. Heimlich, Mathias C. Helbach; Francis J. Keeney, James J. Kelley, Edward L. Lubriant, Edward J. Lynch, James E. O'Brien, John R. Reardon, Alfred C. Retkovls, Charles A. Rizzi, Robert J. Smeltzer, Anthony J. Taleckl, Charles V. Uhland, John N. Weiss, Aida E. Aspers, Anna C. Bird,  Bernice C. Borden, Marie C. Breitenstine, Dorothy R. Byrne, Helen T. Carey, Dorothy V. Collier, Margaret F. Cox, Honora T. Doherty, Elizabeth E. Duffy, Marie T. Eberhart, Rita E. Eichmann, Mary C. Fitzgerald, Virginia A. Flaherty, Rose M. Genonese, Marie B. Goodman, Cecelia C. Hopkins, Dorothy M. Jackson, Margaret M. Jaep, Rose M. Kensler, Marie E. Kirgariff, Carmelia E. Klarich, Mariella E. Liebrum, Emily A. Wasileweki, Wanda M. Ulak, Grace E. Tippin, Cornelia B. Taulane, Anne J. Regnery, Catherine C. Oaks, Catherine C. Martin, Alice I. McNamara, Anna B. Mc Hugh, Margaret M. McCourt, Mary  McClernan and Marie A. McCalley.

The Alumni Association tendered a reception last night to the graduates at the ballroom of the Hotel Walt Whitman.

Camden Courier-Post - June 19, 1933

Largest Class in History Is Graduated as 2000 Gather for Tribute 

Diplomas were awarded to 195 graduates of Camden Catholic High School at annual commencement exercises held yesterday in Convention Hall, where nearly 2000 persons gathered to pay tribute. 

The class, comprising 99 boys and 96 girls, was the largest in history of the school arid represented 26 South Jersey municipalities in addition to Camden and West Philadelphia. 

Rt. Rev. Monsignor William I. Mc Kean, pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Bernardsville, N. J., delivered the address to the graduates and urged them to think deeply, seriously and with a devotion to God in that the knowledge that is acquired will be of permanence." 

Three scholarships, gifts of three colleges, were awarded to boy students. Joseph A. Hooven of Camden will go to Villanova College, Joseph G. Widua of Camden will go to St. Joseph's College and Edward J. Lynch of Haddon Heights will go to La Salle College. 

The valedictory address, "Hope or Memory," was delivered by Widua, and the salutatory address, "Welcome for Welcome;" by Miss Bernice C. Borden of Camden. Miss Borden is a daughter of Edward J. Borden, a member of the New Jersey Real Estate Commission. An oration, "Blind Gods-or God?" was delivered by Ralph Doering. 

Diplomas were conferred and honors distributed by Rt. Rev. Monsignor William J. FitzGerald, pastor of the Immaculate Conception Church

Doering was the winner of three gold medals in oratory, music and physics. Other gold medal awards were as follows: 

Joseph Widua, for excellence; Catherine Marcotte, Joseph Urban, Helen Joseph, James Kelley and Adelaide Roedlg, for scholarship, James DeCarlo and Donald O'Brien, for excellence in mathematics; Mary McClernan, for excelience in Latin; Stanley Kutylowskl, for excellence in stenography; Lawrence D'Aloise and James Rabbitt, for excellence in science; Mary Woods, for dramatics; Evelyn Butler, Dorothy Grisel and Comella Taulane, for commercial work; James Collier and Bernice Borden, for school spirit; William Ivins, for athletics; Charles Hughes, for service and loyalty; Michael Carroll and Marcella Lieberum, gold prizes in religion contest; Michael Carroll, for essay on Dublin Eucharistic Congress; Donald O'Brien, for mechanical drawing; Lawrence D' Alolse, for interscholastlcs spelling championship, and for four years' perfect attendance, Aida Aspers, Genevieve Beirne, Anna Blumenstein, Rudolph Doering, Ruth Ewe, Rita Eichmann, Catherine Grim, Dorothy Grisel, Cecelfa Hopkins, Carmella Klarich, John Kelly, Thomas Logan, Carmelita Mooney, William Murphy and Anthony Taleski. 

An average of 85 percent in scholarship was attained by 20 boys and 37 girls, while 5 girls' and 6 boys registered above 90 percent in their senior year and 3 girls and four boys were credited with marks in excess of 90 percent for the four years.

Camden Courier-Post
November 16, 1940

Mary Kobus - Edward Tatem - William H. Tatem
Mt. Vernon Street - Charles Errickson
Roland Comerford -
William Comerford
Cramer Street 
Joseph Hooven - North 19th Street
Philip Farrow - Newton Avenue
John Gryickiewicz - North Front Street
Thomas Winstanley - Bailey Street
Anthony Bretschneider - Louis Street
Camden High School
Woodrow Wilson High School

Camden Courier-Post * December 4, 1940

Joseph Caputi - Joseph M. Carroll - Roland Comerford - Vincent Conley - James Eskridge
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 Nelson - William Cleary - Otto Kaiser   

Camden Courier-Post
December 14, 1957

Herman O'Neal
Spruce Street
Kaighn Avenue
Locust Street
West Jersey Hospital