John
Cherry


JOHN CHERRY born March 1844 (1900 Census) of Irish parents. His early years are a bit of a mystery, as all records and his own personal account prior to the 1920 Census state that he was a native New Yorker. He told the census taker in 1920, however that he had been born in Ireland, came to the United States in 1852, and was naturalized in 1867. 

According to the 1890 Veteran's Census, John Cherry served in Company B, 37th New York May to August 1862. After leaving the Army he traveled about the country before coming to New Jersey in the 1870s. He married around 1876. His wife Martha was a native of the state.

John Cherry first appears in Camden City Directories in 1878, living at 209 Bridge Avenue. By the time the 1881 City Directory was compiled he had opened a restaurant at 134 Federal Street. John Cherry stayed at that location as

late as 1888. By 1890 he had moved his home and business to 550 Federal Street, where he conducted his restaurant until at least 1896. The 1897 City Directory shows him living at 217 South 5th Street. John and Martha Cherry, who never were blessed with children, are listed at 542 Federal Street in City Directories from 1898 to 1901. The 1902 Directory shows a move to 23 Hudson Street. By 1903 He and and his wife had moved to 517 Benson Street, where they would live out their days.

By 1890 John Cherry had become quite active in Republican politics in Camden. By the spring of 1899 he had been rewarded for his activities with a position as a detective in the Camden County prosecutor's office. He served in the Prosecutors office as late as 1913. By the time the 1914 City Directory was published, John Cherry had retired.

In his capacity as county detective, John Cherry was involved in all sorts of cases, both major and minor. For a time in the 1900s, John Cherry was also a Justice of the Peace, which put him in the position of policeman and judge simultaneously. He apparently kept that sort of activity confined to traffic cases.

Martha Cherry passed away on August 6, 1908. John Cherry lived with his widowed sister, Ellen F. Eagen from the late 1900s into the 1920s.

John Cherry died in 1923 and was buried next to his wife at Calvary Cemetery in what was then Delaware Township (present-day Cherry Hill), New Jersey. 


Philadelphia Inquirer - February 16, 1890

John Furey - Jacob Gnang - John Cherry
Lewis McDowell - John Evans

Philadelphia Inquirer - March 14, 1890

John Furey - J, Oscar Nichuals - Howard Carrow - Jacob Neutze- Dr. William S. Jones
Emil Mettler - Henry Sparrow -
Dr. John W. Donges - John Cherry - Lewis McDowell
Samuel Mowery - Scheimer - Kendall - Hatton - Bowden - Cowperthwaite - Kellum - Cleary

Philadelphia Inquirer
May 7, 1891


John A. Furey
John Cherry
Lewis McDowell
Thadeua P. Varney


Philadelphia Inquirer - June 19, 1891
John Furey - John Cherry - Lewis McDowell

Philadelphia Inquirer - June 25, 1891
John Furey - John Cherry - George H. Frey - Lewis McDowell

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Philadelphia Inquirer
October 6, 1895

John Cherry
Henry S. Scovel

Frank T. Lloyd
Isaac Coles
Maurice A. Rogers
Col. James Scovel
Camden Lodge No. 15, F. & A.M.
Improved Order of Red Men
Knights of Pythias
Camden Lodge No. 293, B.P.O. of Elks
William B. Hatch Post No. 37, G.A.R

 

 

 

 

 

 


Philadelphia Inquirer - April 26, 1896
Harry A. Goodman - William H. Cole - J. Oscar Nichuals - Richard C. Mason  
Owen B. Jones - William T. G. Young Jr. -
Levi Farnham - Frank S. Fithian - Samuel Lee - John Cherry - Samuel Lodge - C. Harry Price - Frank Vacke
Arthur Bedell - Thaddeus P. Varney - Charles Van Dyke Joline
George D. Barton - Charles Hollingshed - Charles P. Sayrs

Philadelphia Inquirer - July 13, 1897
Louis T. Derousse - Harry C. Dole - Amos R. Dease
J. Oscar Nichuals -
John Cherry

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 16, 1898

William J. Browning

John Cherry
Joseph Burt
J. Willard Morgan
Harry C. Sharp
Caleb Williams
C.J. Mines Jr.
T.P. Varney
Fred W. George
James O. Smith
Edwin Hillman
Charles Hope
George W. Miles
Samuel Jaquillard

Philadelphia Inquirer - March 5, 1899

Philadelphia Inquirer - March 5, 1899


Philadelphia Inquirer * March 12, 1899


Philadelphia Inquirer * July 12, 1899

William J. Browning - Thomas Walton - John Cherry
Clarence T. Atkinson - David S. Barry

 

 

 


Philadelphia Inquirer * August 11, 1899

Carman Street - Haddon Avenue - James Flood - South 2nd Street - Benson Street
James Finley - William H. Carson -
John Cherry - John S. Smith - Maurice Hertz
Locust Street - Kaighn Avenue - Charles Gilbert - Charles M. Alcott

Philadelphia Inquirer * August 12, 1899

John Cherry - John S. Smith - Robert Miller - Harry Miller 
Benson Street - James Finley 

Philadelphia Inquirer * December 27, 1899

John Cherry - E.A. Armstrong - William Plummer

Philadelphia Inquirer * January 24, 1900

John Cherry - John S. Smith

Philadelphia Inquirer * July 30, 1900

John Cherry - John S. Smith - Joseph Potlaski - Chestnut Street

Philadelphia Inquirer * September 4, 1900

John Cherry - John S. Smith - John Painter
Cornelius Preston - William Smith -
Frank T. Lloyd

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 23, 1900
Ex-Gloucester City Mayor Jackson - Surrogate George S. West
John S. Smith - ex-Gloucester City Mayor Beaston
Herbert Stetser - John Cherry - Justice F. Snyder - Clayton G. Sagers
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Frank T. Lloyd
John Wesley Sell
John Foster
George Gannett
William M. Dougherty
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Philadelphia Inquirer - August 6, 1901

J. Fred Voight - Henry S. Scovel - John Cherry


October 1, 1902 to January 14, 1903

The Paul Woodward Murder Case

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On October 1, 1902 Paul Woodward murdered two young boys by giving them poison. Frank T. Lloyd, then Camden County prosecutor, was responsible for leading the investigation and prosecuting the case. County Detective Cherry was involved in the investigation. Woodward was arrested on October 4, 1902. Detective Cherry was present later that day when Woodward was identified as being seen with the two victims. Woodward was indicted, tried, convicted of murder in the first degree, and on January 7, 1903 executed at the Camden County Jail. 

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Joseph Jennings - Jennings' Third Regiment Band - Frank T. Lloyd 
Dr. William S. Jones
- William D. Hart - Dr. Paul N. Litchfield - F. Morse Archer
John Foster - John Painter - John Cherry - Isaac Toone - Paul Woodward
George M. Beringer - Charles G. Garrison - J. Wesley Sell
Christopher J. Mines Jr. - Frederick A. Rex - J. Frederick Voigt
George F. Kappel - Isaac Toy -
Harry S. Scovel - Francis Ford Patterson Jr.
John S. Smith - O. Glen Stackhouse - Hugh Boyle - Charles D. Ridgley
Francis Abbatto
- Eli Shaw - Lafayette Gruff - Annie Irving Keeler
David Kaighn - George Leathwhite - George J. Pechin - Elmer E. Cox - T.L. Bear
Patrick Harding - Frank S. Albright - William J. Paul - Thomas Walton
David E. Barry - Edward Wilcox - Dr. WIlliam H. Iszard - Dr. J.F. Leavitt
Dr. WIlliam H. Knowlton - Dr. William Miles - Dr. George H. Chapman

Other people involved in this case:

John Coffin - W. Price Jennings
Mrs. Edith Barber -
Rev. C.A. Adams - Rev. John Lyell
Rev. William H. Fishburn -  - Rev. Gilbert Underhill - Rev. John Warnock

Harry Bowen - Joseph Simpkins - Ann Somers -
William May - Lillian Martin
James Sheiding - Harry H. Robinson - Edwin Hillman - William Robinson
George Asay - William Powell - William Anderson - Charles Eiley
Thomas J. Atkinson - Wilson English - Harry Avis - George H. Stineford Sr.
John M. Hyde - William Heggan - John St. Clair - Charles S. Hess - William Rex
Daniel J. Horgan - Isaac Siebert - W. Wilmer Collins, Druggist - Major Edward Coffin William Coffin - William Coffin Jr.  -
Kingston Coffin -  - Fayetta Jennings
Charles May - Mary Eiler - William F. Smith - Lee Hubert - Maurice Daniels
Thomas Woodward - Bella Woodward - James Bland - James Morrisey

Samuel Paul - Fred George

Philadelphia Inquirer
October 3, 1902

John Coffin
William Coffin
W. Price Jennings
Joseph Jennings
Jennings' Third Regiment Band

 


Philadelphia Inquirer - October 4, 1902
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 5, 1902

     
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Frank T. Lloyd - Dr. William S. Jones - William D. Hart - Dr. Paul N. Litchfield
F. Morse Archer - John Foster - John Painter - John Cherry - Charles May
David Kaighn - George Leathwhite -
Isaac Toone - George J. Pechin
Elmer E. Cox - T.L. Bear -
Paul Woodward - Joseph Jennings
Benson Street - North 3rd Street - Kingston Coffin

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 6, 1902
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Trinity Baptist Church - John S. Smith - George M. Beringer

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 7, 1902

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O. Glen Stackhouse - Hugh Boyle - George F. Kappel - Isaac Toy
Charles D. Ridgley - Paul Woodward - Rev. C.A. Adams
Rev. John Lyell - Rev. William H. Fishburn - Cooper School

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 8, 1902
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Harry Bowen - Joseph Simpkins - Harry S. Scovel - Eli Shaw - Mrs. Edith Baker

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 9, 1902

PAUL WOODWARD
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Philadelphia Inquirer - October 10, 1902
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Lafayette Gruff - Anna Somers - Royden Street

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 11, 1902

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Annie Irving Keeler - William May - Charles May

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 12, 1902
William D. Hart - John Painter - Frank T. Lloyd - Dr. Paul N. Litchfield
George M. Beringer - Francis Abbatto -
John S. Smith
Annie Irving Keeler - John Houseman Coffin - Walter Price Jennings
Lillian Martin - Mrs. Edith Barber -
Paul Woodward


 

Philadelphia Inquirer
October 13, 1902

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Philadelphia Inquirer - October 14, 1902
Edwin Hillman

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 15, 1902
Harry H. Robinson

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 16, 1902
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 19, 1902
George M. Beringer - Frank T. Lloyd - Paul Woodward

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 22, 1902
Charles G. Garrison - Frank T. Lloyd - Paul Woodward

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 24, 1902
Charles G. Garrison - Frank T. Lloyd - Paul Woodward

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 25, 1902
Charles G. Garrison - Frank T. Lloyd - Paul Woodward

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 31, 1902
Charles G. Garrison - J. Wesley Sell - Paul Woodward

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 31, 1902
Charles G. Garrison - Frank T. Lloyd - Paul Woodward

 

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November 12, 1902


 

Philadelphia Inquirer
November 13, 1902

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William Robinson  - George Asay - William Powell - William Anderson
Charles Eiley - Thomas J. Atkinson - Wilson English - Harry Avis
George H. Stineford Sr. - John M. Hyde - William Heggan - John St. Clair
Charles S. Hess - William Rex - Linden School

Philadelphia Inquirer - November 14, 1902
 

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Daniel J. Horgan - Isaac Siebert - W. Wilmer Collins, Druggist - Major Edward Coffin
Coffin's Corner, Ashland - William Coffin - William Coffin Jr.  - Mary Eiler
William F. Smith - James Sheiding - Fayetta Jennings - Lee Hubert

Philadelphia Inquirer - November 16, 1902


 
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Maurice Daniels - Thomas Woodward - Bella Woodward

 

Philadelphia Inquirer
November 17, 1902

 

 


Philadelphia Inquirer - November 18, 1902


 
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Philadelphia Inquirer - November 19, 1902
James Bland - James Morrisey

Philadelphia Inquirer - November 21, 1902
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - November 22, 1902
 

 

 

 

 

Philadelphia Inquirer
November 23, 1902

Patrick Harding
Frank S. Albright
William J. Paul
Thomas Walton
David E. Barry
Edward Wilcox
Dr. WIlliam H. Iszard
Dr. J.F. Leavitt
Dr. WIlliam H. Knowlton
Dr. William Miles
Dr. George H. Chapman
Charles G. Garrison
Paul Woodward

 

 

 

 

Philadelphia Inquirer - November 26, 1902
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - November 29, 1902
 

Kalamazoo Gazette - November 29, 1902

Salt Lake Telegram - December 2, 1902
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 4, 1902
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 7, 1902
Rev. Gilbert Underhill - St. John's Episcopal Church

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 9, 1902
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 12, 1902
J. Frederick Voigt

 

Philadelphia Inquirer
December 14, 1902


 

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 15, 1902
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 17, 1902
Frederick A. Rex

 

 

 

 

Philadelphia Inquirer
December 21, 1902

 

 

 

 


 

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 25, 1902
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 26, 1902
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 30, 1902
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 31, 1902
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - January 1, 1903
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - January 3, 1903
Christopher J. Mines Jr. -  Rev. John Warnock

 

 

Philadelphia Inquirer
January 5, 1903

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philadelphia Inquirer
January 6, 1903

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philadelphia Inquirer - January 7, 1903


 

 

Wilkes Barre Times
January 7, 1903

 

 

 

 


Philadelphia Inquirer - January 8, 1903

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Samuel Paul - Fred George

Philadelphia Inquirer - January 17, 1903
Francis Ford Patterson Jr. - Frank T. Lloyd - Paul Woodward

 

Philadelphia Inquirer
November 29, 1902

Diamond Street
John S. Smith
John Cherry
Dr. Paul N. Litchfield

Frank Taianoski
Jacob Chopper
Peter Opluski
John Schwenze
John Vanank
Stanislaus Weruski
Edward Wolfe


 

Philadelphia Inquirer - September 5, 1903



David Baird Sr. - J. Wesley Sell - Frank F. Patterson Jr. - E.V.D. Joline
E. Ambler Armstrong -
Frank T. Lloyd - F. Morse Archer - Robert L. Barber
William J. Bradley -
William D. Brown - Thomas P. Curley - Charles F. Currie
Isaac W. Coles - E.W. Delacroix -
John J. Burleigh - John Cherry - William Graeff
Theodore Gibbs -
John S. Roberts - Henry J. West - George Pfeiffer Jr.
Irving Buckle - Samuel Wood - Jonathan Watson - Maurice Redrow
Richard R. Miller - Lwis H. Mohrman - David M. Anderson - G. WIlliam Harned
Edward H. Chew - William Coffin - Dr. John B. Davis -
Dr. Henry H. Davis
Samuel S. Elfreth - Charles H. Ellis - Levi Farnham - John Blowe - J. Palmer Earl
Samuel P. Jones - George W. Turner - Henry M. Snyder - Lewis Stehr Sr.
Charles P. Sayrs - Henry J. Rumrille - William M. Palmer - Frank Peterson
Martin J. O'Brien -
J. WIllard Morgan - J. Alpheus McCracken - John R. McCabe
A.G. McCausland - Joseph Kolb - John M. Kelly - E.E. Jefferies - Jacob S. Justice
Robert Jaggard - Harry L. Jones - Upton S. Jefferys - William Kettler
John D. Courter -
Dr. William S. Jones - Mahlon F. Ivins Sr.
Samuel G. Hufty - Ephraim T. Gill -
Francis Fithian 

Philadelphia Inquirer * October 5, 1903

John Cherry

Philadelphia Inquirer * October 7, 1903

John Cherry

Philadelphia Inquirer * October 26, 1903

John Cherry - Philp Schmitz - Susan B. Mitchell

Philadelphia Inquirer * November 29, 1903

John Cherry - Federal Street - Broadway

Philadelphia Inquirer - July 27, 1904

Frank T. Lloyd Sr. - John Cherry - Special Officer Shields


Philadelphia Inquirer - November 13, 1904

James Brown - John Cherry - Ida Burton - Summit Avenue

Philadelphia Inquirer - November 19, 1904

Frank T. Lloyd Sr. - John Cherry - Sadie F. Groff


Philadelphia Inquirer * August 13, 1905

John Cherry - Daniel Willis - North 4th Street - Mrs. Elizabeth Souder

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 15, 1905

John Cherry



Philadelphia Inquirer * September 9, 1905


John Cherry - Robert Kaighn


 

 

Philadelphia Inquirer
October 12, 1905

John S. Smith
John Cherry
John Cohee
Andrew Shafer
Philip Schmitz
South 2nd Street
West Street
Frank T. Lloyd

 



Philadelphia Inquirer - August 4, 1906

John S. Smith - John Cherry - A.H. Wells


Philadelphia Inquirer
October 9, 1904

Samuel S. Weaver
Amos R. Dease
William H. Chandler
H.L. Hartshorne
John Cherry
Louis H. Leigh
Dr. John B. Davis
War Veterans Association, No. 1


Philadelphia Inquirer - March 23, 1905

Frank T. Lloyd Sr. - John Cherry - Charles Peters


Philadelphia Inquirer - March 24, 1905

John Cherry - Division Street - Margaret Custis - Clara Custis


Philadelphia Inquirer - May 20, 1906

John Cherry - John S. Smith


Philadelphia Inquirer - December 8, 1906

John Cherry - John S. Smith


Philadelphia Inquirer * August 21, 1907
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Charles Gibson - Stephen Dorsey - Mulford Street - Edward Horner - Frances Horner
Victoria Natoli - John S. Smith - John Cherry - Elisha Gravenor - Dr. William S. Jones
J.W. Fithian - Henry S. Scovel - Mrs. Anna Marter - Mrs. Edward Megargee - Mrs. Isaac Beideman

Philadelphia Inquirer * August 22, 1907
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Charles Gibson - Stephen Dorsey - Mulford Street - Edward Horner - Frances Horner
Victoria Natoli - John S. Smith - John Cherry - Charles G. Garrison - Dr. William S. Jones
J.W. Fithian - Henry S. Scovel

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 30, 1907

William Schwab - John Cherry - Henry S. Scovel - Judge Allen B. Endicott
Samuel Paul - John W. Barr

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 31, 1907

William Schwab - John Cherry - Henry S. Scovel
Judge Allen B. Endicott

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 11, 1908

Arnold Schallor - Harry Schallor - John Cherry - Mary Powell

Philadelphia Inquirer - March 26, 1911

Charles Neibel - John Cherry - Henry S. Scovel

Philadelphia Inquirer - June 11, 1911

Market Street - Frank Grundy - John Cherry  
Oscar Lawhead

Philadelphia Inquirer * June 15, 1911

John Cherry - Mathis Shipyard - Gebhardt Markell

Philadelphia Inquirer * June 23, 1911

John Cherry - Augustus Stacious

Philadelphia Inquirer - September 19, 1911

Henry S. Scovel - Rev. Thilo Gorr - John Cherry  
Trinity German Lutheran Evangelical Church
Lewis Rickart - Regina Neef Rickart

Philadelphia Inquirer - November 22, 1911

Lawrence T. Doran - Charles G. Garrison - John Cherry  
William C. Drew - Market Street - Federal Street - North 23rd Street

Philadelphia Inquirer * February 9, 1912

John Cherry - Leon Miller - Joseph Sweeten

Philadelphia Inquirer * July 2, 1912

John Cherry - William T. Boyle - Sarah Sampson

Philadelphia Inquirer
November 20, 1912

John Cherry - Marshal Ney Mikles

Calvary Cemetery -  Cherry Hill, New Jersey

 

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