Walter P. Wolverton

Walter P Wolverton - 1931

Walter P. Wolverton was the son of Martha and Charles S. Wolverton, a lifelong resident of North Camden. Charles S. Wolverton spent almost 50 years working for the Pennsylvania Railroad, serving as a steamboat pilot, and later becoming the Superintendent of the Cooper’s Point Ferry until it ceased operations in 1926. In addition, he served as a member of the Camden Board of Education and was the first chairman of the Camden Training and High School, known later as Burrough Junior High. He remained in this position until his death in August of 1935.

Walter P. Wolverton was born in Camden in 1882, and his older brother, Charles Anderson Wolverton, went on to serve 16 terms in the United States House of Representatives from Camden. The Wolverton family lived at 313 Birch Street in 1880, moving to 612 North 5th Street by 1888. Walter Wolverton married around 1903, and his wife, Myrtle, gave birth to their first child, Ruth, in 1904. Shortly after, his father Charles S. Wolverton purchased a home at 601 State Street.

While Charles A. Wolverton studied law, Walter Wolverton pursued accounting. By 1920, he worked as the Paymaster for the City of Camden. During the 1920 Census, Walter Wolverton resided at 718 North 7th Street with his wife Myrtle and their daughters Ruth, Alberta, and Myrtle. The Wolverton family continued living at that address until April 1930, and Walter’s official title was Chief Clerk of the Highway Department of the City of Camden.

Walter P. Wolverton was still working at the Highway Department when his father passed away in August 1935. Subsequently, he and his wife moved to the house at 601 State Street, where they were residing when the 1947 Camden City Directory was compiled.

At some point before 1959, Walter Wolverton passed away.


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