“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Magnolia in Camden County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Families in Magnolia

Families in Magnolia Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 14, 2020
1. Families in Magnolia Marker
The Albertson Family
[Unreadable] He also became the first Superintendent of Schools of Camden County Like their father, Charles' two daughters became teachers. Charles passed away on August 21, 1944 at age 80. His brother John Jarrett Albertson, born on the homestead and educated the same as Charles at the Philadelphia Friends School. He married Elizabeth Swift wills and raised one daughter. John became the first Camden County Engineer in 1872. He supervised and designed many bridges in our area. Being active in local and state politics he was instrumental in guiding the Citizens of this small hamlet into creating the Borough of Magnolia. John died in 1928 and left his assets to his wife. Upon her death in 1988 it was found that John had bequeathed to the Borough of Magnolia a piece of his land in memory of his ancestors who located on this tract in 1689. It was to be called as it is today "The John Albertson Park."

Mrs. [unreadable] Bradley, Borough Historian

Magnolia's Florence Nightingale
Aunt Nel [unreadable] was born in Camden, NJ in September of 1876. Her parents William and Nelly [unreadable]
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moved to [unreadable] Greenland Township (Magnolia) with their family [unreadable]. Nelly attended Business School and later Cay Hospital to [unreadable]. But [unreadable] interferred with her education when she met and married William [unreadable] in 1994. William and Nel [unreadable] lived in several houses in Magnolia with their final home being the original homestead at 189 West [unreadable]. Nel loved [unreadable] the Magnolia children and she was known to the boys in town to be an expert on [unreadable]. She could re-sew the torn layer of leather on the old [unreadable] baseballs almost as good as the manufacturer. Nel became well known as a midwife and assistant to Dr. Lyon the local physician. She filled an important role in bringing many babies into the world as well as attending to the sick. Nelly thereby became "Aunt Nel" to everyone in Magnolia and she truly was our Florence Nightingale. She passed away at age ninety-six in 1972 and is buried in the Bethel Cemetery, Pennsauken, NJ.

[Remainder of marker is unreadable]
Erected by Magnolia Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationScience & MedicineSettlements & SettlersWomen. A significant historical date for this entry is August 21, 1944.
Location. 39° 51.312′ N, 75° 
Families in Magnolia Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 14, 2020
2. Families in Magnolia Marker
2.211′ W. Marker has been reported unreadable. Marker is in Magnolia, New Jersey, in Camden County. Marker is on Atlantic Avenue Northwest just north of West Madison Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 203 Atlantic Ave SE, Magnolia NJ 08049, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Early Education in Magnolia (within shouting distance of this marker); Churches (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Magnolia Station (about 300 feet away); Railroad Stations of Magnolia (about 400 feet away); The Atlantic City Railroad (about 400 feet away); Borough of Magnolia Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Story of the Peter Mott House (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Magnolia.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 187 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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