Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Wood Street


WOOD STREET was is a small street that ran west from Delaware Avenue to Point Street, between State and York Streets. The street first appears in Camden city directories in 1871. In 1947 there were 20 homes on Wood Street, and families still resided on the block into the mid 1980s. All of the buildings had been razed by 2003. 

Do you have an Wood Street memory or picture. Let me know by e-mail so it can be included here.

 Phil Cohen


Wood Street

  Foot of Wood Street

1887-1888 John C. Vanderslice
boats for hire

  1 Wood Street

1887-1888 William A Vincelette
shoemaker
1888-1889 Lizzie McDonald
domestic

1888-1889 Joseph L. Selah
driver

1888-1889 Sarah Beatty
widow of George Beatty

  3 Wood Street

1887-1888 Albert E. Forrest
driver, J.F. Betz & Son
1888-1889 Eugene Myers
watchman
1890-1891 Michael Miller
engineer
1890-1891 William B. Miller
plumber
1924-1929 William Brennan
calker
Erwin Brennan
1947-1969 Mrs. Anna Keeler
1969 Fred Keeler

  5 Wood Street

1887-1889 Edward B. Pugh
patternmaker
1890-1891 William E. Welsh
bridgeman
1947 Frank J. Mitchell
1969 W.F. Whalen

  7 Wood Street

1947 John D. Bradley
1969 Geneva Wilson
1969 Joseph Wilson

  9 Wood Street

1887-1889 Charles Vanderslice
carpenter
1947 Joseph W. Smiley
1969 B.M. Statesman

  10 Wood Street

1887-1891 Richard C. Wilson
coachman
1888-1889 Henry Mitchell
laborer

  11 Wood Street

1887-1889 John M.G. Brown
brakeman,
Camden & Amboy Railroad

1947 Frederick Keeler

  21 Wood Street

1887-1888 Henry B. Banks 
1887-1888 Henry Beggs
wagon builders
1888-1891 David N. Brokensha
hat manufacturer
1890-1891 Samuel G. Endicott
mariner
1947 John Kronowski
1969 Mrs. Christina Bush

  23 Wood Street

1887-1888 Patrick O'Donnell
bookkeeper
1888-1889 Louis Fogg
driver
1888-1891 John J. Grindrod
ice company driver
1890-1891 Alfred Grindrod
laborer
1890-1891 George Greenfield
driver

  24 Wood Street

1887-1891 John Fox 
express driver,
Camden & Amboy Railroad
1890-1891 Patrick McEntee
hostler
1947 John Kronowski

  25 Wood Street

1887-1888 Frank Hawk
broom maker
1887-1891 Wesley I. Hawk
stevedore
1888-1891 Elizabeth Hawk
boarding
1888-1891
Thomas Francis Hawk
clerk
1888-1891 John Fish
painter
1888-1891 Bryson Turner
machinist
1890-1891 Anna L. Hawk
dressmaker
1890-1891 Emil Bayha
ships carpenter
1890-1891 Albert Hughes
machinist

  26 Wood Street

1887-1888 Michael Logan
sawyer at Charles J. Stockham's
1887-1888 Thomas J. Logan
teamster
1888-1889 Ernest Haines
brakeman
1888-1889 William Walker
machinist
1890-1891 Michael Logan
sawyer at Charles J. Stockham's
1890-1891 Thomas J. Logan
teamster
1890-1891John J. Logan
driver
1890-1891 Daniel L. Logan
engineer

  27 Wood Street

1887-1888 David Sharp
policeman
1887-1889 David W. Shaw
policeman
1890-1891 William P. Carley
caulker

  27 Wood Street


1890s-1960s
Phillip J. & Louisa K. Beck
Ruth Beck
Charles W. & Ruth Beck Hemphill
Grace Hemphill 
Charles Benjamin & Ruth Beck Johnson

My husband's mother Grace lived  at 27  Wood Street- years 1914-1941, as a child until she married.  Her grandparents, Phillip and  
Louisa Beck, along with Grace's mother Ruth lived there in the 1900 Census. Ruth married Charles Wesley Hemphill, and my mother was born in 1914. Charles died a few years later, and Ruth married Charles B. Johnson and they were still living there into the 1960's before  
moving to California.

Cheryl Lorhan
September 2007

  27 Wood Street

1947 Charles B. Johnson
1969 C.W. Harrison

  28 Wood Street

1887-1891 Maurice Robinson
ship carpenter
1887-1891 William M Robinson
printer at C.S. Magrath Co.

29 Wood Street

1878-1880s
William C. Lee & Family

29 Wood Street

1884-1885
Charles B. "Barney" Harvey

  29 Wood Street

1887-1889 Aaron Heaton
oysters
1890-1891 Mark Quinn
boilermaker
jj
1947 Osborn Stuckert

27 & 29 Wood Street

1946

 

  30 Wood Street

1887-1891 Rose Neely
widow of John A. Neely
1887-1891 James Neely
lithographer

  31 Wood Street

1887-1888 James P. Egbert
produce

  32 Wood Street

1887-1888 
Edmund S.C. Guyant
waterman
Edmund S.C. Guyant Jr.
compositor
John L. Guyant
pressman
1888-1889 
Daniel Acker
produce

  33 Wood Street

1888-1891 John C. Vanderslice
fisherman

  34 Wood Street

1887-1888 Alexander Douglas
carpenter
1888-1889 Edmund Matlack
produce
1888-1889 George Sappington
harnessmaker

34 Wood Street

1947-1950s
The Dominick Bocelli Family

1950- Looking south in the back yard of 34 Wood Street.  The children with the motorcycle are (From Left to right) Eugene Bocelli, Philip Bocelli, Vincent Bocelli, and Angelina Bocelli standing in the backyard of their house at 34 Wood Street . You can see the bridge in the background.

The Bocelli family moved to Wood Street from 946 Howard Street in the 1940s.

Philip Bocelli later joined the Camden Fire Department.

34 Wood Street

1947-1950s
The Dominick Bocelli Family

1946- Wood Street from the side of the Bocelli house at 34 Wood St reet. The picture with the three girls includes (from left to right) Almeda Bocelli, Rosina Bocelli, and Angelina Bocelli.

34 Wood Street

1947-1950s
The Dominick Bocelli Family

1946- Another picture from the side of 34 Wood Street . The picture the three girls are Rosina (left) and Angelina (right). I donít know who the small child is in the middle. - Dana Chaika, April 2006.

34 Wood Street

1947-1950s
The Dominick Bocelli Family

1951- Dominick Bocelli with the Camden City String Band.

34 Wood Street

1947-1950s
The Dominick Bocelli Family

1955- Inside of 34 Wood Street . Charlie Monroe (left( and Dominick Bocelli clowing around at a party.

  35 Wood Street

1887-1889 Joseph Vanderslice
sailmaker
1890-1891 William George
teamster

  36 Wood Street

1887-1889 Reuben Titus
engineer ferry boat
1888-1889 James E. Wescott
deckhand
1888-1889
Sarah B. Keen
widow of Samuel W. Keen
1947 Mrs. Rose Chonto

36 Wood Street

1973 Wayne and Pat Sharp

36 Wood Street

1973 Wayne and Pat Sharp

36 Wood Street

1973 Mike Miller

36 Wood Street

1973 Joe Miller

36 Wood Street

1973 Floyd & Patricia Miller
in the attic of 36 Wood Street

36 Wood Street

1973 Donna Miller

36 Wood Street

1973 Joe Miller

36 Wood Street

1983 Floyd Miller

  38 Wood Street

1887-1889 Harry E. Sarish
pilot
1890-1891 George B. Martin
brakeman
1947 Joseph J. Sepsey
1969 Mrs. M. Sepsey

  39 Wood Street

1888-1891 William Farlow
produce

  40 Wood Street

1887-1888 Frank M. Casey
bookkeeper
1888-1889 Edward Abbott
salesman
1888-1891 Patrick Maher
hatter
1890-1891 Annie V. Mooney
widow Vincent D. Mooney
1947 John J. Mogck

  41 Wood Street

1887-1888 Obadiah H. Vaughan
seaman
1890-1891 Caleb S. Cronce
1890-1891 Frank G. Cronce
driver

  42 Wood Street

1887-1888 Edward Abbott
salesman
1888-1889 John R. Keen Jr.
ferryboat pilot
1890-1891 Thomas Travis
machinist
1947 Richard J. Hellings

  43 Wood Street

1887-1889 William S. Mooney
electrotype finisher

  44 Wood Street

1887-1888 John R. Keen Jr.
ferryboat pilot
1890-1891 David Shaw
policeman
1947 Michael F. Hartery
painter
1944 Herman Groce

  45 Wood Street

1887-1888 Elizabeth A Hoskin
widow of George A. Hoskin
1887-1889 Daniel W. Leach
letter carrier
1888-1889 Harry L. Lost
letter carrier
1890-1891 Elmer W. Barr

  46 Wood Street

1947 Thomas H. Harris

  48 Wood Street

1947 Eric M. Locker

  50 Wood Street

1888-1889
Alice Bowen
folder
Belle Bowen
shoe operator
Florence Bowen
forelady
1888-1891
Robert W. Pierce
ship carpenter
1890-1891
Mary B. Bowen
widow of Charles Bowen
1947 Erwin Brennan
fire fighter
1969 J.A. Bennett 

  52 Wood Street

1947 Joseph J. Randik
fireman

  54 Wood Street

1947 Harry M. Leva

  55 Wood Street

1900s-1910s Joseph Ackley

60 Wood Street

1947 Edward Williams Family

Front- Pat, Irene, & Dot Williams
Back- Bob Williams 

  89 Wood Street

1887-1888 William Farlow
produce


Thanks to Floyd Miller and Dana Chaika for Wood Street pictures. 


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