William Wharton

Inventor

In 1865 William invented an unbroken main line railroad switch.  Partnering on occasion with his brother Joseph  he was involved in the early 1900s,  when Joseph  built the Wharton and Northern Railroad, which included a branch from Lake Denmark into Upper Hibernia. (see History of Rockaway, NJ)

William married Anna Walter June 24, 1852., the daughter of Edwin and Hannah Ann Newlin Walter.

DELAWARE COUNTY REPUBLICAN  July 16, 1852

Marriage

In Philadelphia, on the 24th ult., at a meeting of relatives and friends assembled for the occasion, WILLIAM  WHARTON Jr., to ANNA WALTER, daughter of Edwin Walter, all of that city.

They had five children before Anna's death at Germantown June 17, 1909.

  1. Deborah Fisher born May 09, 1853, died April 24, 1865
  2. Elizabeth born November 10, 1855
  3. Edwin born October 02, 1857, died January 23, 1858
  4. Mary born November 08, 1858 m. Walter Mendelson
  5. William born July 13, 1861 m. Florence Dudley