Former Resident of Wenonah Recalls Childhood Days of 1890s


Born July 10, 1885 in Pennsylvania, John Craven Holinger, moved to Wenonah at an early age and spent his boyhood there. In this letter to the Woodbury Daily Times published on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 1972 he recalls those childhood days. His family is shown by the US Census to be in Wenonah in 1900. His father, Charles was listed as a railroad clerk in that census.

They later moved to Woodbury and then to Philadelphia. The 1900 Census is linked below. Draft registration cards for John are also listed.

If you have trouble reading the clipping you can see a transcription in the Feb. 2009 Wenonah Historical Society newsletter at the link below.

John C. Holinger, lived until Christmas Eve, 1977, he, his parents and one sister are buried at Woodlands Cemetery in Philadelphia, PA.