William
Guthridge


WILLIAM GUTHRIDGE was born in New Jersey in December of 1854 to Mr. and Mrs. John Guthridge. His father worked as a gardener.

William Guthridge became interested in local politics at an early age, and it gained him an appointment to the Camden Fire Department in April of 1876. He was hired as an extra man with Engine Company 1, quartered at 409 Pine Street. William Guthridge took the place of William Schwaab and was replaced in turn one year later by John Chew.  

The 1878 Camden City Directory shows William Guthridge working as an iron moulder and living at 427 Walnut Street. When the 1880 Census was taken, John Guthridge was a widower. The family, which included William, younger children John, Deborah, Richard, and Thomas, as well as a niece, Mary, lived at 427 Walnut Street. He worked as a gardener through most of the 1880s. The 1890-1891 Camden City Directory gives his occupation as florist, but he is not listed having a shop. 

William Guthridge was active in local politics in the 1890s. He was appointed Fish and Game Ward by Governor Werts on April 19, 1892. He was again appointed by the State Fish and Game Commission in April of 1895. He was still working in that capacity as late as November of 1907.

William Guthridge was still living at 427 Walnut Street as late as 1896. The 1900 Census lists him at 412 Cherry Street, living with his wife of 7 years, Lena, and a step-son, George Kates, 22. The City Directory for 1906 states that he lived at 341 Spruce Street. He moved to Audubon shortly after the 1906 Directory was compiled.

William Guthridge passed away on June 18, 1908 at his home in Audubon, New Jersey. His widow, Mrs. Lena Guthridge, was then living in Mullica Hill, New Jersey. She died in November of 1915.

William Guthridge's sister-in-law, Mary Guthridge, the wife of his brother Thomas, was active in local politics, serving on the Camden County Board of Freeholders from Camden's 7th Ward. She was the first woman to take a seat as a Camden County Freeholder, joining that body in 1930 and serving through at least 1931. Thomas Guthridge served as a member of the Camden Police Department in the 1900s and 1910s. Brother John Guthridge also served for a time with the Camden Police, as a special officer.


Philadelphia Inquirer
January 20, 1891

George Pfeiffer Jr. - William "Billy" Thompson
John Heileman -
Harry B. Paul
Thomas Devine - James Cleary
David Corbett - Patrick Whalen
William H. Getty - Patrick J. Farley
John Johnson
John McElwee -
William Guthridge
F.H. Burdsall -
Watson Depuy
George G. Felton -
Sinnickson Chew
Charles F. Ware - E. Woodward
Weiling Schrack -
F. Wayland Ayer
William S. Scull - G. Genge Browning
Benjamin C. Reeve - E. Ambler Armstrong
Morris Hall - A. Elwood Jones
John S. Davis - Patrick Daly
South 9th Street - Division Street

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Philadelphia Inquirer - March 19, 1892
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William Guthridge


Philadelphia Inquirer - May 30, 1893
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Trenton Evening Times - May 30, 1893
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Philadelphia Inquirer - June 12, 1894

James Hunt - William Guthridge


Philadelphia Inquirer
April 16, 1895

James H. Hunt
William Guthridge


New York Herald Tribune - April 15, 1896
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William Guthridge


Philadelphia Inquirer - April 28, 1896
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William Guthridge


Trenton Evening Times - October 20, 1896
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William Guthridge


Philadelphia Inquirer - November 8, 1896
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William Guthridge - John Kerr - Charles Wooster - A.O. Dayton

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Philadelphia Inquirer - August 20, 1897
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William Guthridge - Benjamin Braker
Vladimir Blominski


Philadelphia Inquirer - September 30, 1897
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William Guthridge - Benjamin Braker - George Brown



Philadelphia Inquirer - August 2, 1901
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Philadelphia Inquirer - August 5, 1901
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Philadelphia Inquirer - August 6, 1901


Philadelphia Inquirer - August 8, 1901
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Trenton Evening Times
November 5, 1901

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William Guthridge - Frederick A. Berry - South 3rd Street - Chestnut Street - J. of P. Thompson


Philadelphia Inquirer - December 8, 1902

Allen Young - William Guthridge - J. of P. Barr


Philadelphia Inquirer - March 28, 1903

Henry A. Rose - William Guthridge - J. of P. Barr


Philadelphia Inquirer - April 22, 1903

James Hunt - William Guthridge


Philadelphia Inquirer - May 14, 1903

Herman Schoonborn - J. of P. Barr


Philadelphia Inquirer - November 14, 1903

William Guthridge - Thomas Guthridge
John Guthridge - Linden Street


Philadelphia Inquirer - November 18, 1903

William Guthridge - Thomas Guthridge
John Guthridge - Linden Street


Philadelphia Inquirer - November 28, 1903

William Guthridge - Charles Wilbur
J of P Barr - Gaetano Soule


Bridgeton Evening News
January 16, 1905

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Trenton Evening Times
January 16, 1905

Charles Wilbur
William Guthridge

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Philadelphia Inquirer
August 11, 1905

William Guthridge
Charles Wilbur

 


Philadelphia Inquirer - August 11, 1905

William Guthridge - Charles Wilbur


Philadelphia Inquirer - October 15, 1905

William Guthridge - Charles Wilbur


Philadelphia Inquirer - January 12, 1906

William Guthridge - Charles Wilbur


Philadelphia Inquirer - August 10, 1906

William Guthridge - Charles Wilbur


Trenton Evening Times - November 18, 1906
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Charles Wilbur - William Guthridge


Trenton Evening Times - September 16, 1907
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Charles Wilbur - William Guthridge


Philadelphia Inquirer - November 11, 1907

William Guthridge - Charles Wilbur
Francis Ford Patterson Jr. 


Trenton Evening Times - November 15, 1907

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Philadelphia Inquirer - January 24, 1908


Sporting Life - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
January 25, 1908

William Guthridge, New Jersey game warden of Camden county, died January 18, at his home in Audubon, of blood-
poisoning due to cutting a corn with a razor. He paid little or no attention to a wound inflicted which later developed seriously because of stocking dye.


Bridgeton Evening News - November 8, 1915
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