Charles
F.
Voll


CHARLES F. VOLL was born in Camden NJ in 1919 to John C. Voll Jr. and his wife, Anna.  

John C. Voll Jr. was still single when he registered for the draft on September 12, 1918 he was living with his father and brother at 740 North 24th Street in the Cramer Hill section of Camden NJ. John C. Voll Jr. was then working as a railroad car repairman for the Pennsylvania Railroad at the Pavonia switching yards, where his brother was a blacksmith and his father a watchman.

The 1924 Camden City Directory shows that John C. Voll Jr.  and his wife and children lived at 220 Penn Street. The 1929 directory reveals that they were living at 613 North 8th street in North Camden. Fire Department records from 1931 give an address of 1109 North 26th Street in the Cramer Hill section of Camden. By the summer of 1933 he had moved to 1230 North 19th Street. The 1940 census shows John and Anna Voll at 1142 North 24th Street with their five children, Charles F, John C. III, Joseph X., Raymond, and Mary. John C. Voll Sr., then 78, was living with them as well. The 1947 Directory shows the family had remained in Cramer Hill, at 2737 Garfield Avenue.

On September 12, 1920 Charles F. Voll enlisted in the New Jersey National Guard, serving with the Field Artillery Regiment based in Camden. According to his enlistment records he was 5'8" tall and 124 pounds. On June 1, 1942 he and his fellow guardsmen were re-enlisted into the United States Army at Fort Dix. By this time Charles F. Voll had married, and had worked at the RCA-Victor plant in Camden.

Sadly, younger brother, Joseph Xavier Voll, died while serving with the United States Navy during World War II. 

After Charles F. Voll completed his service in the United States Army and had returned from World War II, he came home to Camden. In time he was appointed to the police department, where he worked for over 20 years.

Father John C. Voll Jr. remained a Camden City fire fighter for 40 years, retiring on December 1, 1965. During the late 1970s John C. Voll Jr. was still living at 2737 Garfield Avenue in Cramer Hill. He remained a Camden resident until his passing in April of 1979. 

Charles F. Voll's first cousin, twice removed, was John Kean Voll, who also was a career Camden Fire Department member, serving from January 1, 1921 to August 15, 1963.

Samuel M. Subers, who was married to Charles F. Voll's great-aunt, Christine Voll Subers, served with the Camden Fire Department in the mid-1870s.


Camden Courier-Post * August 11, 2012

Charles F. Voll, Sr.

On August 10, 2012. Age 92. Of Pennsauken. Formerly of Gloucester City and Camden.

Beloved husband of the late Lillian M. (nee Gillespie). Survived by his children Charles F. Jr., Carol Ann, Mildred, Rosemary, James and Richard. Predeceased by his children Elsie and Steven and his sister Mary. Also survived by many loving grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. 

Charles proudly served our country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a retired police officer with over 20 years of service to the Camden Police Department. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 PM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Interment with U.S. Army Honors Friday 1 PM in Calvary Cemetery, Cherry Hill. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Charles F. Voll, Sr. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through McCann-Healey Funeral Home.

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