“Turnersvill [sic] NJ. Near Ware Home” is what is written on the back of this photo. I came into possession of this photo after my Uncle Milt passed away and it has always held a bit of a mystery for me. I wonder what road this is. I wonder when it was taken and where the Ware home is in relation to it. I wonder which Ware home.
My Wares lived in Gloucester Twp, Camden County & Washington Twp, Gloucester County, near Turnersville, NJ. They were farmers and the addresses on the census records were not very clear. I’m not even sure if they lived in the same place or moved around:
|1900||Mary V. Ware(1821-1907) & some of her adult children (including Albert)||Gloucester Twp|
|1910||Albert Ware (son of Mary V) & siblings||Road to Sicklerville, Gloucester Twp|
|1920||Albert Ware (son of Mary V) & siblings||Hickstown Road, Gloucester Twp|
|1930||Emma L Ware (daughter of Mary V) & sister||Sicklerville Road, unincorporated place Erial, Gloucester Twp|
|1900||John H. Ware (son of Mary V)||Washington Twp|
|1910||John H. Ware (son of Mary V)||Mt. Ephraim Pike, Washington Twp|
|1920||John H. Ware (son of Mary V)||Turnersville Turnpike, Washington Twp|
Road names change, and sometimes have unofficial names. I love that “Road to Sicklerville”. I may never know where this picture was taken, but I have an idea of the region. This is a google map of the area:
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Things have changed a bit since early last century in that area. Maybe the Ware home is underneath the Atlantic City Expressway now. 🙂 I don’t know that my “Road near Ware Home” is even remotely recognizable to anyone, but on the off chance, leave a comment below.