J. MAGUIRE was born in Washington, D.C. around 1852. by the late
1870s he was living in Camden, New Jersey. The 1878-1879 City
Directory shows him living at 209 Taylor
Avenue. By the following year he had moved to 210 Washington
Street. He worked as an oysterman and as a waterman. William
J. Maguire was still unmarried when the 1880 Census was taken.
By 1882 he had begin working as a fireman.
April 5, 1882 William J. Maguire was appointed to the Camden
Fire Department as an extra man with the Hook
and Ladder Company, taking the place of John
D. Cooper. William J. Maguire served for two years. He was
replaced by Joseph C. Prickett in 1884. William J. Maguire
married during the early 1880s. A son, also named William, was
born in October of 1884. The Maguires lived at 210 Washington
Street as late as 1887.
Directories for 1887-1888 and 1888-1889 show William J.
Maguire at 839 Bridge
Avenue. The 1891-1892 edition gives his address as 1027 Penn
Street. Directories from 1895 through 1898 list him at 817 Line
1899 City Directory and the 1900 Census shows William J. Maguire
living at 717 Blaine
Street with his wife Adarine. Their son William C. Maguire was
also at home. William J. Maguire was then working as a laborer as
an oilcloth factory. The Maguires were still at 717 Blaine
Street when the 1906 City Directory was compiled. By 1906
William J. Maguire was working as an oilcloth examiner.
1910 Census shows William J. Maguire boarding at 813 Line
Street. He was then retired. However, this apparently did not
suit him. By 1914 William J. Maguire had left Camden. The 1920
Census shows that he had taken a job at the Camden County
Almshouse at Lakeland in Gloucester Township. He was still working
there as late as April of 1930.
J. Maguire passed away on October 17, 1935.
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