WILLIAM PHILIP MOLL was born on April 1, 1888 in Camden, New Jersey to Christopher and Anna Moll. He was the eighth of nine children. His father supported his family working as a butcher, and had brought his family to Camden from Philadelphia shortly after the 1880 Census enumeration. The family lived at 1166 Maple Street in the lat 1880s and early 1890s. The 1900 Census shows the family at 212 North Twelfth Street, and they still were living there in 1906.

William Moll married around 1909, and when the 1910 Census was taken, his wife Lillian had bore a child, Elizabeth. The Moll's lived at 823 Pearl Street. William Moll then supported his family as a railroad brakeman.

By 1914 and for many years thereafter William Moll lived at 914 Kimber Street in North Camden. The 1914 Camden City Directory shows him working as a fireman, but not in the firefighting sense of the word, however. William Moll's brother Christopher Moll Jr. did, however, have a long career with the Camden Fire Department, beginning in the mid-1920s. Another brother, Frank H. Moll, also served briefly with the Camden Police Department in the mid-1920s. 

By June of 1917 William Moll had found employment as a Camden police officer. Records indicate that his employ may have been interrupted, but not by military service, and he received a permanent appointment on January 1, 1920. Both the 1920 Census and 1930 Census shows him at the Kimber Street address with his wife Lillian, daughter Elizabeth, and a son, also named William, who was born April 29, 1907. By 1942 William Moll he had moved to 3020 Stevens Street in East Camden. He was still living at that address as late as the fall of 1959. 

William Moll was still with the Police Department as late as 1947. He retired and was receiving his pension by the beginning of 1949.

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Camden Courier-Post - January 30, 1928

Hole In Windshield Of Car But No Bullet Found
Camden Police Ordered to Keep Close Watch for 'Phantom' Gunner

The Ghost Sniper of 1928 - Kimber Street

Trenton Times - August 14, 1929


Robert Ashenfelter - William Moll - Earl Stopfer - Clay Reesman
Joe Snyder - Grover Wearshing - Elwood Bearint - Orville Danenhower
Pete Weygand - Bill Werking - Elmer Loeble - Rock Reeves

Camden Courier-Post * April 16, 1930 


A police motorcycle squad under the command of Inspector Humes acted as escort today at the funeral service of Edward S. Hyde, former police chief and a. member of the board of freeholders, who died Sunday. 

Services took place at the home, 832 Haddon Avenue, and burial was in Harleigh Cemetery. Members of the police detail were Sergeant Jefferson Kay, Patrolmen Thomas Kauffman, William Moll, John Stanton, Thomas Welch and James Wilson

Hyde was appointed to the police force in April, 1894, and pensioned July, 1923. He succeeded Chief Gravenor when the latter resigned in 1922. Long interested in politics, he was elected freeholder two years ago. He is survived by his widow, Mina B. Hyde, and three daughters, Mrs. Marion Garlan, Mrs. Mary Van Hart and Emma Hyde..

Camden Courier-Post * December 12, 1930

Garfield S. Pancoast - Charles T. Humes - Charles V. Dickinson Jeff Kay - Thomas Kauffman
Charles Smith - William Moll - Henry Davis - Alonzo Singleton 
David Watson - Wilbert Williams -
Walnut Street
South 2nd Street - Broadway - Mickle Street - West Street
Mt. Vernon Street - Kaighn Avenue - Chestnut Street 

Camden Courier-Post
April 10, 1931

Reino A. Thompson
Linden Street
Clifford A. Baldwin
Fern Street
Kimber Street
Todd Rooney
William Moll
Clifford Carr
Anson Kelley
John Golden
Charles V. Dickinson
Melvin Cain
Francis Zoll
Herbert Townsend

Rose Thompson - May Thompson - Irene Thompson - Diamond Thompson
Frederick Alanko Thompson - Onni " Esel" Thompson

Camden Courier-Post
June 15, 1932


Camden Courier-Post * June 15, 1932


Albert Archer - Samuel Edwards - William Moll - William Lee - Eugene Born
Charlotte Crandell -
Carman Street - Broadway - North 9th Street - Church Street Market Street  - Marie Taylor 

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April 1944

Camden Courier-Post
September 7, 1949

Charley Humes

Howard Unruh - Walt Carley - Jake Weiner - Stanley Bobiak - William Deery - Russ Maurer
Charles Hance - Everett Joslin - Cecil Picou - Thomas Carr - William Moll - John Ferry
Martin "Sid"Sid Nelson - Harry J. "Barney" Tracey - William Kelly Sr.
William Rogers -
Marshall Thompson - Vince Conley - Leonard Andruzza