HOWARD HUTCHINSON was born in Heightstown NJ around 1880. He moved to Camden in 1903 to take a position with the Pennsylvania Railroad. He retired in 1940 after 37 years with the railroad, over 30 as a freight yard conductor in the Pavonia yards that lay between Federal Street and River Road..
Howard Hutchinson married around 1905. His wife Hannah was 13 years his senior, and this was her second marriage. The 1901 Census shows the couple living in a rented home at 2714 Saunders Street in East Camden, a short walk from the freight yards where he worked.
Howard and Hannah Hutchinson made their home at 409 Vine Street in North Camden as early as the 1920s. Their neighbor at 412 Vine, Harry C. Armstrong, also worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad, as a toll collector at the Market Street Ferry Terminal, when on July 17, 1937 when two gunmen attempted to rob him. He was shot to death when he sounded the alarm.
Howard Hutchinson was a member of the Camden Lodge 111, Loyal Order of Moosee, the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, and Columbia Lodge 21, Shepherds of Bethlehem. Survived by his wife Hannah and a sister, he was buried in Mt. Holly NJ after services at the Schroeder Funeral Home at 715 Cooper Street.
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