Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Woodland
Avenue


WOODLAND AVENUE at one time ran east from Broadway, opposite the New York Shipbuilding Corporation shipyards, through to South 10th Street, north of Morgan Street. The 500 block of Woodland Avenue was one of the blocks in what was known as "The Terraces", four blocks of row houses built that included the 500 blocks of Lester Terrace Gordon Terrace, and Fairview Street. Many of these homes had been abandoned by 1990, and were all for the most part razed by the end of the decade. The balance of the homes, perhaps a dozen or so,  were acquired by local government had been taken down by the end of 2008. 
 

Do you have a Woodland Avenue memory or picture? Let me know by e-mail so it can be included here.

 Phil Cohen


Intersection of Woodland Avenue & Broadway
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500 Block of Woodland Avenue
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516 to 538
Woodland Avenue

Photograph Taken
February 7, 2004

516 to 538
Woodland Avenue

Photograph Taken
February 7, 2004

  516 Woodland Avenue

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  518 Woodland Avenue

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  520 Woodland Avenue

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  522 Woodland Avenue

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  524 Woodland Avenue

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  525 Woodland Avenue

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  526 Woodland Avenue

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  527 Woodland Avenue

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  527 Woodland Avenue

1947
Harry Paul & Family
photographer
Harry & Grace Paul

  527 Woodland Avenue

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  528 Woodland Avenue

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  529 Woodland Avenue

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  530 Woodland Avenue

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  531 Woodland Avenue

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531 Woodland Avenue

1941 John Ritter

Camden Courier-Post
July 5, 1941

  531 Woodland Avenue

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  532 Woodland Avenue

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Anthony Morelli & Family
Anthony & Fannie Morelli
Carlo Morelli
Rocco Morelli
Frances Morelli
Thomas Morelli

  532 Woodland Avenue

Private First Class
Rocco Morelli

  532 Woodland Avenue

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  533 Woodland Avenue

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  534 Woodland Avenue

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  535 Woodland Avenue

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   536 Woodland Avenue

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  537 Woodland Avenue

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  538 Woodland Avenue

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538 to 516
Woodland Avenue

Photograph taken February 7, 2004

 

  539 Woodland Avenue

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  540 Woodland Avenue

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  541 Woodland Avenue

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  542 Woodland Avenue

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  543 Woodland Avenue

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  544 Woodland Avenue

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  545 Woodland Avenue

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   546 Woodland Avenue

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  547 Woodland Avenue

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  548 Woodland Avenue

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548 Woodland Avenue

1941
Edwin Carlson & Family
Edwin W. & Harriet Letitia Carlson

Camden Courier-Post
July 31, 1941

  548 Woodland Avenue

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  549 Woodland Avenue

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549 Woodland Avenue

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John H. Brown
John H. & Mary L. Brown

Camden Courier-Post
June 8, 1932

  549 Woodland Avenue

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  550 Woodland Avenue

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  551 Woodland Avenue

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BABIES BORN IN APRIL GET B. & L. STOCK SHARES

The first payment on one share of stock in the Kearsarge Building and Loan Association has been offered to parents of the following children born in the Fourteenth ward during the month of April: 

Norman Turner, 824 Bulson Street; Kathryn Jeanette Mahoney, 709 Morgan Street; Anna Mae Hollowell, 550 Grant Avenue; Janice Fem Crossett, 551 Woodland Avenue; Thomas Joseph Dorsey, Jr., 2929 Constitution Road; June Lonkert, 1515 Collings Road; Donald Embley Corson, 2512 Morgan Boulevard; Eileen Francis Patton, 1212 Yorkship Square; Philip Edward Gruber, Jr., 1232 America Road; Jean Marie Fanslow, 1659 Alabama Road; John Campbell, 539 Lester Terrace; William Richard Hook, 1577 Alabama Road; Carole Marie Davis, 2788 Yorkship Square, and Earl Purnell Lewin, 1228 America Road

551 Woodland Avenue

Janice Fern Crossett

Camden Courier-Post
June 10, 1933

  551 Woodland Avenue

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551 Woodland Avenue

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1960s
William J. Smith & Family
William J. & Elizabeth Smith

  551 Woodland Avenue

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  552 Woodland Avenue

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  553 Woodland Avenue

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  554 Woodland Avenue

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  555 Woodland Avenue

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   556 Woodland Avenue

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   557 Woodland Avenue

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   558 Woodland Avenue

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500 Block of Woodland Avenue
as seen from South 6th Street
February 7, 2004


551 Woodland Avenue

I grew up in Fairview in the 1960's, however my grandparents lived at 551 Woodland Ave over in the Terraces. My father was a Camden Fireman and my mother a waitress, so whenever their work schedules collided (which was often) I spent time with my grandparents over on the Terraces. It was like a 2nd home to me.

My grandfather worked at the New York Shipbuilding Corporation yard, so in the early 60’s he and my grandmother moved from Fairview over to the Terraces so that he could be closer to his job. I remember him coming home for lunch everyday.

Woodland Avenue was the very last street in the Terraces. Out the backdoor of my grandparents house was an open field, then train tracks and the old Camden Brewery. Across the street from the Brewery was Cadillac Dog Food. I remember standing on my grandparents back porch and watching while they imploded the Brewery, then a few years later Cadillac Dog Food.

The trains that came out of the NYSY railyard would have to slow way down to negotiate the southern spur (curve). As kids we used to hide in the tall grass right at the curve and wait for them to slow down. Then we would jump on and ride the train down to the street crossing at Morgan Blvd. One of the worst “tannings” I ever got was when my grandmother saw me do it once. First I got it from her, then again when my parents picked me up to go home.

Pat Cusick
November 2011


Intersection of South 6th Street & Woodland Avenue
 

600 Block of Woodland Avenue
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  673 Woodland Avenue

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  675 Woodland Avenue

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  677 Woodland Avenue

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  679 Woodland Avenue

1905 Henry Shellenberger
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1947

679 Woodland Avenue

1967-1973
Edward Grochowski & Family
Ed and Helen Grochowski

The red steps are our porch on 679 Woodland Ave. Morgan village Camden New Jersey. The people in the picture are my grandparents Ed and Helen Grochowski . They lived there befor us I will ask my mom about more info on what year they lived there.

I believe we lived there 1967 through 1973? I know I went to H.B.Wilson kindergarten through fifth grade. My grandfather Hallahan was one of the crossing guards. I remember a lot of the neighbors names if you need them on Woodland Avenue on both sides. I'm still in touch with my best friend Maureen Laughery who lived right across the street from me. All us kids on Woodland Avenue would play all day long till dark  We would play jacks and go from porch the porch setting up dolls and our furniture, jumping rope and the big thing was playing in the shipyard. Me and my brother loved playing in the shipyard specially when it snowed it would be so windy out there he's three years younger than me he'd have to hold onto the fire hydrant so he wouldn't blow away. The trains were running at that time and Campbell Soup was running . I loved hearing the train whistle and a lot of times I would see my uncle Steve driving the trains! I truly loved those days on Woodland Avenue.

Coleen Hallahan
September 2016.

  679 Woodland Avenue

1980

680 Woodland Avenue

1903 John Jamison

Philadelphia Inquirer
September 13, 1903

  680 Woodland Avenue

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  681 Woodland Avenue

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682 Woodland Avenue

1909 Robert Bell

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 31, 19091

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  682 Woodland Avenue

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  683 Woodland Avenue

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  684 Woodland Avenue

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  685 Woodland Avenue

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685 Woodland Avenue

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Jackie Hindle

  685 Woodland Avenue

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  686 Woodland Avenue

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  687 Woodland Avenue

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1927 Frank Gondolf
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688 Woodland Avenue

1917 Percy Williams

Philadelphia Inquirer
September 10, 1917

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  688 Woodland Avenue

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  689 Woodland Avenue

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690 Woodland Avenue

1905 Harry Schellberg & Family

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 12, 1905

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  690 Woodland Avenue

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  692 Woodland Avenue

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   694 Woodland Avenue

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Intersection of South 7th Street & Woodland Avenue
Northwest Corner
The Bar at 2277 South 7th Street

1918-1919 John W. Pearson
1924 Walter Evanuk
1926-1929 Chester Czereszkowski
1931 Frank Casper & Chester Czereszkowski
1939 Nancy Drogo 
February 1939 Joseph Fimiani
1940 Katherine Liparota 

1943-1974 Joe's Bar

  Northeast Corner
2276 South 7th Street
  Southeast Corner
2300 South 7th Street
  Southwest Corner
2301 South 7th Street
   
   

700 Block of Woodland Avenue
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710 Woodland Avenue

1913
Anthony Baker & Family
Clarence Baker

Philadelphia Inquirer
February 6, 1913

Mrs. J. Higgins
South 10th Street
John Brothers
Dr. Paul Markley

  710 Woodland Avenue

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712 Woodland Avenue

1902

Philadelphia Inquirer
December 21, 1902

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  712 Woodland Avenue

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  714 Woodland Avenue

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  716 Woodland Avenue

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William C. Schenk & Family
William & Martha Schenk
John Schenk
Harry Schenk
Elwood Schenk
Adeline Schenk

  716 Woodland Avenue

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718 Woodland Avenue

1924-1950
Isaac Paul Sr. & Family
Isaac & Elizabeth S. Paul
Isaac S. Paul Jr.
Elizabeth S. Paul
John Paul - Harry Paul
Francis W. Paul - Margaret Paul

50th Anniversary party at home, September 30,  1944. Isaac Paul Sr. died in 1945, his widow in 1950.

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718 Woodland Avenue

1947 Mrs. Elizabeth S. Paul

1947
William J. Smith & Family
William J. & Elizabeth S. Paul Smith

  718 Woodland Avenue

1969
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  720 Woodland Avenue

1924 Mrs. Catherine Smith
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  722 Woodland Avenue

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  724 Woodland Avenue

1914
Rudolph A. Hirst & Family
Rudolph A. & Elizabeth Hirst
Rudolph D. Hirst

  726 Woodland Avenue

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  728 Woodland Avenue

1924
1929

'KID' ROLLER SKATES JOLT LOVE OFF BASE

A roller-skating child bride who thought her 19 year old husband "too old" for her was well en her way to being divorced yesterday by Al Daidone, 29, of 424 Clinton street.

Advisory Master Knight recommended a decree for Daidone. His wife, Fannie, lives near Scranton, Pa., with their child, Catherine, nine. Mrs. Daidone is now 25. They were married when she was not yet 15 and he only 19, Daidone testified. But instead of settling down, he said, his wife was roller skating day and night, and complained that he was too old. She deserted him, he said, in the Fall of 1928.

Knight also advised a decree for Mrs. Clara Zoeller Wall Safford, of 1269 Atlantic avenue, from Robert H., also known as Cornelius J. Linskey. They were married Feb. 10, 1923 and he deserted her in December, 1929, she said. World war bonus papers came to him in the name of Linskey, Mrs. Safford testified, but he never explained why.

A decree was recommended for Mrs. Edna N. Richards McNeece from William G. McNeece of Baltimore. They eloped to Elkton, Md., March 9, 1935, and he deserted her less than three months later. She lives at 728 Woodland avenue.

728 Woodland Avenue

1938
Mrs. Edna N. Richards McNeece

Camden Courier-Post
February 15, 1938

  728 Woodland Avenue

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741 Woodland Avenue

1898-1900
David V. Smith Sr. & Family
David V. & Lizzie Whitzell Smith
David V. Smith Jr.

Philadelphia Inquirer
February 3, 1917

Thomas Whitzell - Ann Whitzell

741 Woodland Avenue

1917 Harry Cramford

Philadelphia Inquirer
February 3, 1917

John Ahearn - Lawrence Street

  741 Woodland Avenue

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  742 Woodland Avenue

1924 William L. Angelo

  744 Woodland Avenue

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  745 Woodland Avenue

1924 George Haggas

  746 Woodland Avenue

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747 Woodland Avenue

1914
John A. Hirst & Family
John & Viola Hirst
William Hirst
Morris Hirst

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 8, 1914

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  747 Woodland Avenue

1920 William Marcus
1920 Richard Donnelly
1924 James F. Kelly
1928
Raymond Walker

749 Woodland Avenue

1910
Mrs. Sarah Costello & Family
William Costello
Thomas Costello
James Costello
Agnes Costello
Annie Costello
Marie Costello
Jennie Costello
Benjamin Goldthorpe

Philadelphia Inquirer
September 17, 1910

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  749 Woodland Avenue

1920-1929
Nathan Wine
policeman

  749 Woodland Avenue

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  751 Woodland Avenue

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  755 Woodland Avenue

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   758 Woodland Avenue

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 759 Woodland Avenue

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Charles S. Larsen & Family
Charles S. & Annie Larsen
Charles G. Larsen
William Larsen
Jennie Larsen
Elmer Larsen

Philadelphia Inquirer
April 3, 1905

   759 Woodland Avenue

1924
Joseph Teitelman
grocery

1929

1947 Bill's Confectionary
Annibale Ricciuti

1969
1980

2011 Union Urena Grocery

   764 Woodland Avenue

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   764 Woodland Avenue

1961-1995
Donald Albert Kinsey
Donald Albert & Madeline Kinsey

766 Woodland Avenue

1905 Ola Olsen

Philadephia Inquirer
February 16, 1905

1947 Gone

 

   766 Woodland Avenue

1924 Edward Olsen
1929
1947 Joseph B. Pettison
1969
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   768 Woodland Avenue

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   770 Woodland Avenue

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1928-1930
Joseph A. Springer Sr. & Family
Joseph A. & Audrey Springer
Ruth Springer
Paul Lebaron Springer II
Joseph A. Springer Jr.
Eleanore Springer
Victor M. Springer

1947
1969
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Intersection of South 8th Street & Woodland Avenue
   

Intersection of South 8th Street & Woodland Avenue
  Northwest Corner
759 Woodland Aenue

2011 Union Urena Grocery
Northeast Corner
2250 South 8th Street

H.B. Wilson School
The new school building
2010-

 

Southeast Corner
2300 South 8th Street

Woodland Avenue
Presbyterian Church
   

800 Block of Woodland Avenue
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814 Woodland Avenue

1918 Peter Iverson

Philadelphia Inquirer
May 17, 1918

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  818 Woodland Avenue

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  820 Woodland Avenue

1924 Anna Larson
dry goods

1929

1933 Ralph B. Kenworthy

1947 Poll's Confectionary
Nicholas Poll 

1969
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  824 Woodland Avenue

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1939-1942 Edward Heaton
1947
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  827 Woodland Avenue

1900s-1963
Francis Benson & Family
Francis & Henrietta Benson
Russell Leon Benson
Theodore Benson
Isabel Benson

827 Woodland Avenue

1956-1960
Russell L. Benson & Family
Camden Fire Department
Russell L. & Anna Benson

  830 Woodland Avenue

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  842 Woodland Avenue

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  844 Woodland Avenue

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  845 Woodland Avenue

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1947 H.B. Wilson School
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  846 Woodland Avenue

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  848 Woodland Avenue

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  850 Woodland Avenue

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  852 Woodland Avenue

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Intersection of South 9th Street & Woodland Avenue
   

900 Block of Woodland Avenue
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  900 Woodland Avenue

1920
Russel L. Benson & Family
Russell L. & Anna Benson

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902 Woodland Avenue

1918
John Kovasthik

Philadelphia Inquirer
March 20, 1918

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902 Woodland Avenue

1918
John H. Dilmore

Workd War I Draft Card
September 12. 1918

 

  902 Woodland Avenue

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  904 Woodland Avenue

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905 Woodland Avenue

1910-1914
Peter Gondolf & Family
Peter & Marian Gondolf
Harold Gondolf
Richard Gondolf
Gladys Gondolf
Raymond Gondolf
Harry Gondolf 

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 8, 1914

William Thompson
Watson Street

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  905 Woodland Avenue

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  906 Woodland Avenue

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  914 Woodland Avenue

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  916 Woodland Avenue

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  918 Woodland Avenue

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  920 Woodland Avenue

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  920 Woodland Avenue

1929-1931
Frank J. WIlloth & Family
Frank J. & Martha Willoth

  920 Woodland Avenue

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  922 Woodland Avenue

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  924 Woodland Avenue

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  926 Woodland Avenue

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  927 Woodland Avenue

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SHIPYARD EMPLOYEE DIES WHILE AT WORK

Stricken with a heart attack while at work at the New York Shipyard, John F. Magonagle, 72, of 927 Woodland avenue, died before he could be removed to West Jersey Homeopathic Hospital

Coroner Arthur H. Holl issued the death certificate. Magonagle is survived by his wife, Edith, two sons and a daughter.

927 Woodland Avenue

1933
John P. Magonagle

Camden Courier-Post
June 20, 1933

  927 Woodland Avenue

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928 Woodland Avenue

1924-1930s
John W. Yates

  928 Woodland Avenue

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  929 Woodland Avenue

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  930 Woodland Avenue

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930 Woodland Avenue

1960s-1996
Peter Pitner & Family
Peter & Mary Zurinski Pitner
Marie Pitner

Wedding photo, taken in 1951 at St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church, South 7th Street & Florence Street, Camden. They had one child, a daughter, Marie. Mary Pitner passed away in 1980 and was buried at Calvary Cemetery in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Her husband joined her on January 5, 1996. 

   931 Woodland Avenue

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   932 Woodland Avenue

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Joseph A. Springer Sr. & Family
Joseph A. & Audrey Springer
Ruth Springer
Paul Lebaron Springer II
Joseph A. Springer Jr.
Eleanore Springer
Victor M. Springer

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   934 Woodland Avenue

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947 Woodland Avenue

1905
Mrs. Amelia Fisher

Philadelphia Inquirer
June 29, 1905

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   974 Woodland Avenue

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   976 Woodland Avenue

1910
Edward Hughes & Family
Edward & Kathryn Hughes


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 978 Woodland Avenue

1912 George Farmer

Philadelphia Inquirer
April 9, 1912

   978 Woodland Avenue

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   979 Woodland Avenue

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Intersection of South 10th Street & Woodland Avenue
   

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