AN AMERICAN HERO'S STORY HAS BEEN UNEARTHED AND THE YANKEE CEMETERY
FAMILY NEEDS YOUR ASSISTANCE IN LOCATING HIS LOST DESCENDENTS!
|One hundred years ago this March, Camden suffered one of the worst fires in its history.|
On March 16, 1906,
three firemen died and eight were badly injured in a blaze that
destroyed the old armory building at Mickle and West streets downtown.
It was a fire that might be forgotten today if it weren't for a couple
of coincidences that brought it to light.
Through his research, Robert Bartosz, the official fire photographer for Camden County and the Camden City Fire Department, has been able to tie the deaths of the three firefighters together with a postcard, an identity tag, a prediction and the search for the firemen's graves.
Tragically, one of these three heroic firefighters, William G. Hillman, born August 1863 in Camden, NJ to Edward and Mary Hilllman has gone unclaimed and by descendents who would be honored to call him their own. Please help us to reunite him with his long lost family.
To read more about contributing to the memory of William Hillman