End of the local Penns Grove line

This is a newspaper clipping I found among my grandmother’s things after she passed away. I don’t know which paper it was from, but according to Wikipedia, passenger service on the Penns Grove line ended on July 8, 1950. My Grandfather is on the far right.


Farewell Handclasp for Crew of Penns Grove Train
Walter Zane, a representative of the Road Foreman of Engines Office  of the Pennsylvania Reading Seashore Lines, bids farewell to the crew of the local train which made its last run between Penns Grove and Woodbury on Friday. Zane, a former engineer on the local branch, gives a warm handclasp to Richard L. Callahan, of Camden, conductor, while W.J. Dolde, of Haddonfield, engineer, and O.W. Garrison, of Pitman, brakeman, look on. This is the first time the passenger service on the local branch has been discontinued in the 78 years it has been in existence.

There are obituaries on the reverse side, so I am including those in case anyone out there is researching these families.


Mrs. Mabel Grohmann
Pennsville– Mrs. Mabel M. Grohman, 23, of 9 Weinberg Street, died July 7 in the Salem County Memorial Hospital.
Funeral Services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Ashcraft Funeral Home, Penns Grove, with interment in Lawnside Cemetery,  Woodstown. The Rev. Samuel Y. Weidler, pastor of the Pennsville Assembly of God, officiated.
Surviving are: Her husband, John; a son, Harry, 2 years old; a daughter, Susan, 1 month old; her father, Lester Carvin; three sisters, Dorothy, Barbara and Nancy Carvin; two brothers, Lester and Frank Carvin, all of Pennsville.

Roderic Moriarty
Roderic Moriarty, 48, of Glen Burnie, Md., formerly of Ordmont, died July 7 in the South Baltimore General Hospital, where he had been a patient for a week.
During the war, Mr. Moriarty was employed at the Delaware Ordnance Depot.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday in St. Louis, Mo.
Surviving are: His widow, Vanita; two daughters, Mrs. Joseph Buyarski, of Ordmont, and Miss Betty Moriarty of Glen Burnie; a son, William J., Glen Burnie; one grandson; and two brothers, G.L. Moriarty and D.W. Moriarty, of St. Louis, Mo.

Mrs. Linda Edwards
Woodstown– Mrs. Linda E. Edwards, 62, of Spring Garden street, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harold Horner, on Washington street, July 9.
She was a member of the Methodist Church and the Daughters of America…

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