- Sep 17, 2002
And again, if anyone wants the article just email or send a conversation to me. It is exactly what I wrote but you may want to see the article.
Well, I care. And I appreciate all that you do. Keep up the good work Guy. It has lifted my sprit, which was pretty low after reading what was posted elsewhere on the site overnight.
In the post above we discussed Charles and Davis Kell from Atsion. This is his father.
Theodore Kell Dies: Retired Rail Worker
Atsion, October 20, Stricken with a heart attack while chopping wood at his home, Theodore Kell, 63, of Lake drive, Atsion, retired railroad man, died today. His body was taken to the Hammonton morgue to await funeral arrangements.
Mr. Kell was pronounced dead by Dr. Henry Schwartz, of Atco, and the death certificate issued by Coroner Clarance S. Roberts, Jr., of Moorestown. His wife Anna survives.
Interesting find Guy, thank you for posting.All,
I have been helping Rooftree acquire information on his ancestors from Atco and have come up with quite a bit of interesting stuff. I have given him so far almost everything I could find. However, I have held back one piece of information that surprised me and hopefully it will surprise you. And it is important that Broke Jeep Joe read this closely as he may be interested also.
Rooftree's Great Grandfather, Job NELSON Varnum of Atco was it's first settler. More on his family later. On April 8, 1879 the below Jury Duty summons appeared in the newspaper. I will edit it by just removing many of the names and highlight the names of importance.
JURORS FOR THE MAY TERM
Sheriff Calhoun in the presence of Judge Horner and Woolston drew the following names of petit jurors this morning for the May term:
James H. Carey, August Weaver, ENOCH C.ROBERTS, JOHN S. SHINN, Charles W. Haan, John Brace, NELSON VARNUM, etc.
So we can see Rooftree's relative, Nelson Varnum, is listed, but who are the rest? Well, we can wait to hear from Broke Jeep Joe, but I suspect John S. Shinn was his ancestor. So at this point I believe they served together. So who is Enoch C. Roberts? If you are a long time member you should know that last name.
View the first photo and read the text.
I suspect that Rooftree's Great Grandfather, Broke Jeep Joe's ancestor, and the owner of the stones in the photo all served on the same jury pool.