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Sold – Circa 1905 Fixer Upper in Camden, NJ Under $40K – Sad History

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422 Bailey St, Camden, NJ 08102 $39,900



Family History

This house not only is in sad shape, but its history is so very sad as well. In 19o5, George A. Peyton and his wife, Helen, purchased this home from George’s salary as a conductor for the railroad, By 1921, the couple had five children, Francis, Anna, George and four-year-old twins Edward and Hellen. In August of 1921, young Edward died suddenly. The funeral services were held in the home.

Fifty-five years later another tragedy happened to residents of the home. Brothers Luis and Roberto Beniques ages 13 and 14, along with two friends, built a raft of boards and an old door and launched it in the Delaware River on a cold April day in 1976. Strong winds carried the raft to the center of the choppy river, one of the boys panicked, jumped overboard tipping over the raft and pulling the other three boys into the icy cold river. All four boys drowned.




April 1976

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