William
D.
Hart


WILLIAM D. HART served as a detective on the Camden Police Department in the 1900s. He had previously served as a constable and as a Justice of the Peace.

William D. Hart was born in New Jersey in June of 1858. Learning he cigar makers' trade, he was living on Carman Street above Broadway when the 1878 City Directory was compiled. The 1880 Census shows him with his parents, Leonard and Sarah Hart, at 588 Carman Street. Also at home were younger siblings Byron and Addie. The 1882-1883 Directory gives an address of 4 Day Street, and tells that he worked as a cigar maker for H.H. Franks. 

William D. Hart married Bessie Gilling in 1883. His wife Bessie bore a son, Harry Franks Hart, in 1884. The Directories show the Harts at 411 Federal Street from1884 through at least mid-1888. Throughout this period William D. Hart worked as a cigar maker. He also became involved in local politics, and for his efforts was reward with the posts of Constable and Justice of the Peace,, in which he served from 1888 through at least the beginning of 1891.

By the end of 1890 William D. Hart and family had moved to 508 Federal Street, where they would remain through most of the 1890s.

William D. Hart was working as a cigar maker in Philadelphia in 1898. He and wife Bessie were then living at 514 Berkley Street in South Camden. In 1899 he was appointed to the Camden Police Department as a detective. He was then living at 3 South 5th Street. When the Census was taken on June 1, 1900 William and Bessie Hart and their son Harry were living at 109 Broadway.  

The 1906 City Directory gives his address as 412 South 5th Street. William and Bessie Hart were still residing at that address as late as 1914. 

William D. Hart passed away prior to the January 6, 1920 census enumeration. His widow Bessie was still living at 412 South 5th Street. Her brother, Frederick WIlliam Gilling, lived with her.


Philadelphia
Inquirer

November 16, 1888

William Drake
Marwood Derrickson

William Hart


Philadelphia Inquirer - September 17, 1895
William D. Hart - Dr. A. Haines Lippincott - Charles N. Robinson - George A. Frey W.H. Tice - Jacob S. Justice - Francis Ford Patterson Jr. - William J. Browning George W. Johnson - John Baker - C.E.W. Moore - A.J. Milliette - Charles Preusch
Dr. Phillip Wendell Beale - W.W. Mines Jr. - Harry Davis - D.W. Pierce

Philadelphia
Inquirer

September 2, 1898

Cooper B. Hatch
Samuel Dodd
John Foster

William Hart


Philadelphia Inquirer - May 14, 1899
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Charles Loriaux - George Smith - Victor Thompson  - George Sterling - Washington Ketline

William D. Hart
- Hugh Boyle - John Painter - Albert Shaw - Robert F. Miller
- John Foster
George W. Anderson - H. Frank Pettit - Harry Miller - Isaac C. Brown - Joseph Nowrey
South 4th Street -
Benson Street - North 17th Street - Federal Street  

Philadelphia Inquirer
November 22, 1899

John Baxter - Jeremiah Ryan
Mary Ryan - South 26th Street
Washington Street - Cooper Hospital
E.A. Armstrong 

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James Brown - Harry Horton - Federal Street - 24th Street - Mrs. Lizzie Sullivan Master Street - John Foster - William D. Hart - William P. Walsh - Anna Baxter

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Bridgeton Evening News - September 25, 1902
William D. Hart - Arthur Stanley

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. William D. Hart was involved in the investigation, and arrested Woodward on October 4, 1902. He 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

 

Trenton
Evening Times

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

 

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November 17, 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

 

 

 

 

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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

 

 

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January 5, 1903

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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January 6, 1903

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 * February 1, 1903

John Coates - William D. Hart - Rev. R.A. Roderick
Rev. C.K. Binder - Dr. Onan B. Gross
Market Street - West Street

Philadelphia Inquirer - September 17, 1903
William D. Hart - William Harvey
George Willingmyre - O. Glenn Stackhouse

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 14, 1904

J. Oscar Till - John Foster - John Painter - William D. Hart - Edward S. Hyde Ralph Haines - William Thallman 

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J. Oscar Till
John Foster
John Painter
William D. Hart
Edward S. Hyde
Ralph Haines 
William Thallman 

 


Philadelphia Inquirer - March 1, 1905

Avon Street - Beckett Street
William Bostic - Hugh Boyle - William D. Hart

Philadelphia Inquirer - July 12, 1905

Mabel Andrews - William D. Hart

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 9, 1905

Frank T. Lloyd Sr. - O. Glen Stackhouse - Robert Barnes
Calvin Kircher - Wesley Huff - Frank Ireland - Henry C. Moffett
William D. Hart


Philadelphia Inquirer - December 15, 1905

 
John Painter - William D. Hart  - Amos Fowler - J. Oscar Till

Philadelphia Inquirer - May 27, 1906
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William Pfrommer - Walter Bryen - Robert Beasely
James McDonald - Theodore Forgeng
Birch Street - Milton Street - Point Street - North 24th Street - North 25th Street
River Avenue - State Street - Henry Moffett - William D. Hart - John Painter
Peerless Baseball Club of Camden
North 29th Street - Garfield Avenue
Stirling Mandolin & Guitar Club

Philadelphia Inquirer - May 7, 1910

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