Hugh
Boyle


 

HUGH BOYLE born in Pennsylvania to John J. Boyle and his wife, the former Mary Harris. Various dates appear for his birth, with the 1900 Census stating October of 1845, but 1851 is probably a lot closer to the truth. He came to Camden in the 1860s. Hugh Boyle appears in Camden's North Ward in the 1870 Census, living with his sister Angeline and her husband Harry Carles. His mother and sister Mary were also at home. Soon after the Census enumeration he married Mary Eisenhart. She gave birth to a daughter, Ella in July of 1871. In April of 1876 another daughter Catherine (also known as Cassie and as Katie) arrived.

The 1878 Camden City Directory lists him as a foreman working for the Knickerbocker Ice Company. The Boyles live at 3 Church Place, then moved to 533 Stevens Street in 1879. Hugh Boyle remained in the employ of Knickerbocker Ice until at least 1889. The Census of 1880 shows Hugh Boyle at 533 Stevens Street, working as a collector for an ice company, with his wife and daughters Ella, 9 and Catherine E. "Cassie", 4. A son, Walter, was born on December 30, 1882. By 1885 The Boyles had moved to 567 Carman Street. In 1887 daughter Ella Boyle married railroad engineer George M. Wilkinson. The 1887-1888 City Directory has the Boyles at 589 Bridge Avenue  where they remained at least into the following year. By 1891 Hugh Boyle and family had moved to 563 Bridge Avenue. He had taken employ with the bottling firm of Berry and Rudderow, 429 Cherry Street, as a driver. The Boyle family remained at 563 Bridge Avenue as late as the summer of 1900. Daughter Catherine married Theodore Price in 1899, sadly, Hugh Boyle's wife, Mary Eisenhart Boyle, died on November 25, 1899.

On February 28, 1896 Hugh Boyle was injured when the wagon he was driving was hit by a trolley car belonging to the Camden Horse Railroad. Hugh Boyle sued, and was awarded $900 in October of 1896.

During the 1890s Hugh Boyle became involved in politics as a Republican where he lived in the Ninth Ward. On August 1, 1898 Hugh Boyle was appointed to the Camden Police Department by Mayor Cooper B. Hatch. He served at City Hall as the hall officer until his promotion to Captain in 1899.

On February 17, 1899 Mayor Cooper B. Hatch elevated Hugh Boyle to Captain, replacing H. Frank Pettit. This was one of many moves by Mayor Hatch, who had been elected the previous spring, to reform the police department by promoting the capable and bringing new men and putting them into command positions. These moves included the promotion of John Foster to Chief of Police and the hiring and the promotion to Captain of Arthur Stanley.

The 1900 Census lists Hugh Boyle at 563 Bridge Avenue with his three children and son-in-law Theodore J. Price, a railroad engineer. Son Walter Boyle was working as a day laborer, he later joined his brothers-in-law on the railroad. Ella Boyle Wilkinson and Walter Boyle are also listed at 654 Washington Street, i.e., they were counted twice in the Census.

By the time the 1901 Camden City Directory was compiled, Hugh Doyle, daughter Katherine and son-in-law Theodore Price had moved to 593 Carman Street. Hugh Boyle moved to 594 Carman Street before the end of 1904, his daughter and her husband stayed there to at least 1931.

Around 1906 Hugh Boyle married Mrs. Sarah Frances "Sallie" Worrell. His mother, Mary Harris Boyle died in 1909 and was buried at Evergreen Cemetery.

Captain Boyle fell seriously ill in the summer of 1917. His illness and advancing years caused him to file retirement, effective January 1, 1918. Hugh Boyle's wife Sarah F. "Sallie" Boyle died in May of 1918 and was buried at Evergreen Cemetery. He moved in with his daughter, Ella and son-in-law George M. Wilkinson at 654 Washington Street, and was there through January of 1920. 

Hugh Boyle later moved to 419 Royden Street and married Mrs. Alice Fletcher, in October of 1923. He was 72 at the time. Mrs. Fletcher was 73. The aged couple lived at the Royden Street address until Alice Boyle's passing in March 10, 1926. Hugh Boyle then returned to 654 Washington Street to live out his days with his daughter, Ella and son-in-law.

Hugh Boyle passed away at home on August 3, 1928. He was buried with his wife at Evergreen Cemetery in Camden. 

George Wilkinson's nephew, John Dibble, was a career office in the United States Army, who retained the Washington Street address for voting purposes throughout his life. A doctor, he had reached the rank of Colonel and had been named as the Surgeon of the United States Third Army. in charge of all medical operations in the Pacific, after Pearl Harbor. Colonel John Dibble was killed in a plane crash in the Pacific on February 7, 1943.

Camden Post
September 29, 1896

Hugh Boyle
Camden Horse Railroad Company
E. Ambler Armstrong
Henry S. Scovel


Camden Post
September 30, 1896

Hugh Boyle
Camden Horse Railroad Company
Richard T. Miller
Henry S. Scovel
Dr. Alexander McAllister
Harris Graffen
Morris W. Hall

 


Camden Daily Courier
October 1, 1896

Hugh Boyle
Camden Horse Railroad Company
Henry S. Scovel

Camden Daily Courier
August 2, 1898

Cooper B. Hatch
George Nowrey
James Roach
Thomas Brothers
Alfred Hayden
John Reader
John Anderson
Harry Hope
Alfred Meyers
Hugh Boyle
Edward Cooper


Camden Daily Courier * October 29, 1898

Camden Daily Telegram
October 31, 1898

Benjamin S. Hovis
Richard Fowler
William E. Albert
Annie Joyce
Hugh Boyle
Dr. William S. Jones
Joseph Nowrey
Nelson Hart
John Burdsall

 


Camden Daily Telegram
November 7, 1898

Hugh Boyle
William H. Miller
Charles A. Janke
Benjamin S. Meloney

 


Camden Daily Courier
November 22, 1898

 


Camden Daily Telegram
November 7, 1898

John Foster
Hugh Boyle
Joseph Nowrey
O. Glen Stackhouse
William Harvey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Camden Daily Telegram - January 3, 1899
Hugh Boyle - Joseph Nowrey

Camden Daily Courier
January 31, 1899

James Hanley
Henry Myers
James Sharp
George Anderson
Hugh Boyle

 


Camden Daily Courier
February 17, 1899

William H. Miller
Hugh Boyle
David Rankin
Charles H. Elfreth
Alfred Hayden
William Ford
Edward S. Laws

Newton Hall

 


Camden Daily Telegram
February 17, 1899

Cooper B. Hatch
H. Frank Pettit
John Pedrick
Hugh Boyle

 


Camden Daily Telegram
February 17, 1899

Cooper B. Hatch
Arthur Stanley
Hugh Boyle
Alonzo Berry
Daniel Jackson
Thomas W. Moore
John Blowe
Charles P. Sayrs
James H. Hanson Jr.

 

 

 


Philadelphia Inquirer - May 14, 1899
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South 3rd Street - W. Harry Getty - Charles Metz - Walter H. Keefer - James Boone - George Armstrong
Charles Loriaux - George Smith - Victor Thompson  - George Sterling - Washington Ketline

William D. Hart
- Hugh Boyle - John Painter - Albert Shaw - Robert F. Miller
- John Foster
George W. Anderson - H. Frank Pettit - Harry Miller - Isaac C. Brown - Joseph Nowrey
South 4th Street - Benson Street - North 17th Street - Federal Street  

New York Herald-Tribune - June 29, 1899
Arthur Stanley - Cooper B. Hatch - George Danks - Willis Godfrey 
Hugh Boyle
- Walter E. Harrington - Haddon Avenue

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Camden Post-Telegram
September 277, 1899

Philadelphia Inquirer

February 12, 1900

Broadway Methodist Episcopal Church
First Presbyterian Church
North Baptist Church
First Methodist Episcopal Church
Eighth Street Methodist Episcopal Church
Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church

John Foster - Arthur Stanley
Hugh Boyle - William E. Albert
Daniel B. Murphy
Rev. James W. Marshall - Rev. W.H. Fishburn

Ancient Order of United Workmen

Philadelphia Inquirer - February 23, 1901

Jackson Street
Colonel D.B. Murphy
Jennings Third Regiment Band
John Foster
Arthur Stanley - William E. Albert
Hugh Boyle
George Horner
David F. Bentley
George A. Donovan
Edward S. Hyde
Samuel S. Elfreth
Samuel Buzine - Benjamin Kellum
Ivy Fife & Drum Corps
Cooper B. Hatch

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October 1, 1902 to January 14, 1903

The Paul Woodward Murder Case

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On October 1, 1902 Paul Woodward murdered two young boys by giving them poison. Frank T. Lloyd, then Camden County prosecutor, was responsible for leading the investigation and prosecuting the case. County Detective Cherry was involved in the investigation. Woodward was arrested on October 4, 1902. Detective Cherry was present later that day when Woodward was identified as being seen with the two victims. Woodward was indicted, tried, convicted of murder in the first degree, and on January 7, 1903 executed at the Camden County Jail. 

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Links to pages and planned pages about people mentioned below:

Joseph Jennings - Jennings' Third Regiment Band - Frank T. Lloyd 
Dr. William S. Jones
- William D. Hart - Dr. Paul N. Litchfield - F. Morse Archer
John Foster - John Painter - John Cherry - Isaac Toone - Paul Woodward
George M. Beringer - Charles G. Garrison - J. Wesley Sell
Christopher J. Mines Jr. - Frederick A. Rex - J. Frederick Voigt
George F. Kappel - Isaac Toy -
Harry S. Scovel - Francis Ford Patterson Jr.
John S. Smith - O. Glen Stackhouse - Hugh Boyle - Charles D. Ridgley
Francis Abbatto
- Eli Shaw - Lafayette Gruff - Annie Irving Keeler
David Kaighn - George Leathwhite - George J. Pechin - Elmer E. Cox - T.L. Bear
Patrick Harding - Frank S. Albright - William J. Paul - Thomas Walton
David E. Barry - Edward Wilcox - Dr. WIlliam H. Iszard - Dr. J.F. Leavitt
Dr. William H. Knowlton - Dr. William Miles - Dr. George H. Chapman

Other people involved in this case:

John Coffin - W. Price Jennings
Mrs. Edith Barber -
Rev. C.A. Adams - Rev. John Lyell
Rev. William H. Fishburn -  - Rev. Gilbert Underhill - Rev. John Warnock

Harry Bowen - Joseph Simpkins - Ann Somers -
William May - Lillian Martin
James Sheiding - Harry H. Robinson - Edwin Hillman - William Robinson
George Asay - William Powell - William Anderson - Charles Eiley
Thomas J. Atkinson - Wilson English - Harry Avis - George H. Stineford Sr.
John M. Hyde - William Heggan - John St. Clair - Charles S. Hess - William Rex
Daniel J. Horgan - Isaac Siebert - W. Wilmer Collins, Druggist - Major Edward Coffin 
William Coffin - William Coffin Jr.  -
Kingston Coffin -  - Fayetta Jennings
Charles May - Mary Eiler - William F. Smith - Lee Hubert - Maurice Daniels
Thomas Woodward - Bella Woodward - James Bland - James Morrisey

Samuel Paul - Fred George

Philadelphia Inquirer
October 3, 1902

John Coffin
William Coffin
W. Price Jennings
Joseph Jennings
Jennings' Third Regiment Band

 


Philadelphia Inquirer - October 4, 1902
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 5, 1902

     
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Frank T. Lloyd - Dr. William S. Jones - William D. Hart - Dr. Paul N. Litchfield
F. Morse Archer - John Foster - John Painter - John Cherry - Charles May
David Kaighn - George Leathwhite -
Isaac Toone - George J. Pechin
Elmer E. Cox - T.L. Bear -
Paul Woodward - Joseph Jennings
Benson Street - North 3rd Street - Kingston Coffin

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 6, 1902
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Trinity Baptist Church - John S. Smith - George M. Beringer

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 7, 1902

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O. Glen Stackhouse - Hugh Boyle - George F. Kappel - Isaac Toy
Charles D. Ridgley - Paul Woodward - Rev. C.A. Adams
Rev. John Lyell - Rev. William H. Fishburn - Cooper School

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 8, 1902
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Harry Bowen - Joseph Simpkins - Harry S. Scovel - Eli Shaw - Mrs. Edith Baker

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 9, 1902

PAUL WOODWARD
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Philadelphia Inquirer - October 10, 1902
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Lafayette Gruff - Anna Somers - Royden Street

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 11, 1902

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Annie Irving Keeler - William May - Charles May

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 12, 1902
William D. Hart - John Painter - Frank T. Lloyd - Dr. Paul N. Litchfield
George M. Beringer - Francis Abbatto -
John S. Smith
Annie Irving Keeler - John Houseman Coffin - Walter Price Jennings
Lillian Martin - Mrs. Edith Barber -
Paul Woodward


 

Philadelphia Inquirer
October 13, 1902

James Sheiding










Philadelphia Inquirer - October 14, 1902
Edwin Hillman

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 15, 1902
Harry H. Robinson

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 16, 1902
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 19, 1902
George M. Beringer - Frank T. Lloyd - Paul Woodward

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 22, 1902
Charles G. Garrison - Frank T. Lloyd - Paul Woodward

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 24, 1902
Charles G. Garrison - Frank T. Lloyd - Paul Woodward

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 25, 1902
Charles G. Garrison - Frank T. Lloyd - Paul Woodward

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 31, 1902
Charles G. Garrison - J. Wesley Sell - Paul Woodward

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 31, 1902
Charles G. Garrison - Frank T. Lloyd - Paul Woodward

 

Trenton
Evening Times

November 12, 1902


 

Philadelphia Inquirer
November 13, 1902

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William Robinson  - George Asay - William Powell - William Anderson
Charles Eiley - Thomas J. Atkinson - Wilson English - Harry Avis
George H. Stineford Sr. - John M. Hyde - William Heggan - John St. Clair
Charles S. Hess - William Rex - Linden School

Philadelphia Inquirer - November 14, 1902
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - November 15, 1902















 

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Daniel J. Horgan - Isaac Siebert - W. Wilmer Collins, Druggist - Major Edward Coffin
Coffin's Corner, Ashland - William Coffin - William Coffin Jr.  - Mary Eiler
William F. Smith - James Sheiding - Fayetta Jennings - Lee Hubert

Philadelphia Inquirer - November 16, 1902


 
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Maurice Daniels - Thomas Woodward - Bella Woodward

 

Philadelphia Inquirer
November 17, 1902

 

 


Philadelphia Inquirer - November 18, 1902


 
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Philadelphia Inquirer - November 19, 1902
James Bland - James Morrisey

Philadelphia Inquirer - November 21, 1902
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - November 22, 1902
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philadelphia Inquirer
November 23, 1902

Patrick Harding
Frank S. Albright
William J. Paul
Thomas Walton
David E. Barry
Edward Wilcox
Dr. WIlliam H. Iszard
Dr. J.F. Leavitt
Dr. WIlliam H. Knowlton
Dr. William Miles
Dr. George H. Chapman
Charles G. Garrison
Paul Woodward

 

 

 

 

Philadelphia Inquirer - November 26, 1902
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - November 29, 1902
 

Kalamazoo Gazette - November 29, 1902

Salt Lake Telegram - December 2, 1902
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 4, 1902
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 7, 1902
Rev. Gilbert Underhill - St. John's Episcopal Church

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 9, 1902
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 12, 1902
J. Frederick Voigt

 

Philadelphia Inquirer
December 14, 1902


 

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 15, 1902
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 17, 1902
Frederick A. Rex

 

 

 

 

Philadelphia Inquirer
December 21, 1902

 

 

 

 


 

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 25, 1902
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 26, 1902
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 30, 1902
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 31, 1902
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - January 1, 1903
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - January 3, 1903
Christopher J. Mines Jr. -  Rev. John Warnock

 

 

Philadelphia Inquirer
January 5, 1903

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philadelphia Inquirer
January 6, 1903

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philadelphia Inquirer - January 7, 1903


 

 

Wilkes Barre Times
January 7, 1903

 

 

 

 


Philadelphia Inquirer - January 8, 1903

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Samuel Paul - Fred George

Philadelphia Inquirer - January 17, 1903
Francis Ford Patterson Jr. - Frank T. Lloyd - Paul Woodward

Philadelphia Inquirer
December 20, 1903

Benjamin Cattell
Clara Savelle
Royden Street
Hugh Boyle
Theodore Lambert
William Kairer

 

Philadelphia Inquirer - March 1, 1905

Avon Street - Beckett Street
William Bostic - Hugh Boyle - William D. Hart

 

Camden Daily Courier
July 15, 1905

Christian Beck
North Front Street
Hugh Boyle
O. Glen Stackhouse

 

 

 

Camden Post-Telegram * February 19, 1907
 
Scoop Devlin - Hugh Boyle - Samuel Bakley - Elijah Laerty

 

 

Jersey Journal
August 11, 1908


John S. Smith
Jacob Schiller
Hugh Boyle
William Albert

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Philadelphia Inquirer - June 14, 1909
Arthur Stanley - Charles Lee - Hugh Boyle - Essie Campbell Fogarty Avenue - Spruce Street - South 3rd Street 
The Big Ship 

Camden Post-Telegram
May 8, 1909

Hugh Boyle
Mary Boyle
Carman Street
First Baptist Church
Rev. John W. Lyell

Camden Daily Courier
March 8, 1912

Camden Post-Telegram
August 3, 1917

Camden Post-Telegram
September 1, 1917

Harris "Pete" Stow
William Todd
Charles Humes
Hugh Boyle


Camden Post-Telegram
November 1, 1917

Charles Humes
Hugh Boyle


Camden Post-Telegram
December 28, 1917

Charles Humes
Hugh Boyle

Philadelphia Inquirer - January 1, 1918

Albert L. Cornog - Charles Ellis - John Golden
Hugh Boyle - Howard Smith - James Clay - Charles Laib
Jefferson Kay - Edmund Pike - Robert Abbott
George M. Beringer - Meyers Baker

Camden Post-Telegram
March 1, 1918

Hugh Boyle
John W. Golden


Camden Post-Telegram
May 28, 1918

Hugh Boyle
Carman Street

 


Camden Post-Telegram
May 29, 1918

Hugh Boyle
Carman Street

 

Camden Daily Courier
October 4, 1923

Hugh Boyle
Alice Fletcher
Sarah Worrell
William Fletcher
Royden Street

 

Camden Courier-Post
March 10, 1926

Hugh Boyle
Alice Fletcher Boyle
Royden Street

 

Camden Courier-Post
August 4, 1928

Hugh Boyle
Washington Street
Cooper B. Hatch
George Wilkinson

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