ELWOOD CAMPBELL was born in Pennsylvania in April of 1850,
according to the 1900 Census. He generally went by his middle
name, City Directories often listed him as "W. Elwood
Campbell", and Fire Department records list him simply as
"Elwood Campbell". He married his wife Sarah in 1873.
A printer by trade, he was living in Camden by 1878, at 209
Campbell next appears in Camden City Directories in 1882. He was
living at 201 Market Street and working as a printer for Henry
L. Bonsall. The 1883-1884 Directory states that he had moved to
Burlington but was working in Camden as a printer with the
Camden Daily Post newspaper. He is listed in the 1884-1885
Directory as a collector, "removed to Burlington".
Elwood Campbell is not listed in the 1885 City Directory.
Campbell appears to have moved back to Camden shortly after the
1885 City Directory was compiled. The 1887-1888 Camden City
Directory shows that he had been appointed to the Camden Fire
Department and was living at 574 Line
Street. He moved around
the corner to 585 Pine Street prior to the compilation of the
1888-1889 Directory. Elwood Campbell was still active with
the Camden Fire Department in 1889.
the 1890-1891 City Directory was compiled Elwood Campbell had
gone back to work as a printer. He stayed at 585 Pine Street
through 1894. He appears to again have left Camden for a time,
as he is not listed in City Directories from 1895 through 1897.
By 1898 he had returned to the city, taking up residence at 927
South 5th Street. The 1899 City Directory and the 1900 Census
show him living at 509 North 3rd Street with his wife Sarah, son
Charles H. Campbell, 23, and widowed mother Elizabeth. By 1906
he had moved to 415 Pine Street. The 1910 Census shows Elwood
Campbell, his wife and mother at 610 Line
Street. He was by this
time working as a watchman for the either the Reading or
Pennsylvania Railroads. He was still a watchman and living at
Street with his wife when the 1918-1919 City Directory
was being assembled. He appears to have passed away in 1919.
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