Wynn was born in Pennsylvania in 1851. It appears he was the
son of William and Mary Wynn, and that at the time of the 1870
Census he was living at home and working as an apprentice
carpenter. He moved to Camden during the 1870s, and, as stated
above, was appointed to the Camden Fire Department in April of
1876. By this time he was working as a boxmaker. William Wynn was
living at 202 Mickle
Street at the time of his appointment to the Fire Department,
and stayed at that address through the beginning of 1899.
Wynn married in the late 1870s. August of 1879 his wife Mary gave
birth to a daughter, Alice. Another daughter, Anna May, would
follow a few years later. When the Census was taken in June of
1880 the Wynn family was living at 1126 South
3rd Street. The Wynn family does not appear in the City
Directories from 1881 through 1883. The 1884-1885 City Directory
shows William Wynn at 630 Cherry
Street. He remained at that address through 1890. At some
point in the 1880s or early 1990s Mary Wynn passed away.
1892-1893 Camden City Directory shows William Wynn residing at 202
Street. he was then working at a box factory in Philadelphia.
William Wynn remarried around 1894. The 1894-1895 Camden City
Directory shows that he had moved to 560 Pine
Street. His next door neighbor was Camden Fire Department
member William Jobes.
Pine Street was the home of the Wynn family into January of 1920.
The 1900 Census shows William Wynn, his wife Sarah, and daughters
Alice and Anna May at the Pine
Street address. The family remained intact through 1910. At
some point after that year's census Anna May Wynn either married
or passed away. William Wynn ran as a Democrat for Camden's City
Council from the 6th Ward in 1910.
was not at home when the 1914 City Directory was compiled. The
Wynn family does not appear in the 1924 Camden City