Monday, November 10, 2008

Other Times --- Nov. 10

Records from 100 years ago are temporarily unavailable. In their place 110 years ago items are being used.
110 YEARS AGO - 1898
A pretty young woman was walking briskly down Edgmont avenue in Chester when the wind blew off her hat and sent it scurrying across the street. It ricocheted very beautifully under a trolley car and before the motorman could stop, the wheels passed over the hat. The people who live in the vicinity of Sixth and Penn streets, Chester, are very much annoyed by a gang of boys who usually spend Sunday afternoon playing football on the lots in that neighborhood. They would be greatly pleased if the police would stop it.Residents of Upland have grown weary traveling over rough or muddy streets to get to and from Chester. Borough council has asked its president S.A. Crozer to endeavor to correct the problem.
75 YEARS AGO – 1933
James C. Tulloch resigned as treasurer of Prospect Park Fire Co. after holding the office for 30 years.The Delaware County Institute of Science admitted two junior members: Donald and James Hendrickson of Upper Providence.Mrs. Clara A. Gorton of Collingdale, matron of the county court, died at the age of 73.
50 YEARS AGO – 1958
A nuclear power project group, responsible for the engineering, quality control and administration of contracts involving nuclear power heat transfer apparatus, has been set up by the steam division of Westinghouse in Lester.Judge Arthur P. Bretherick, of the Delaware County Common Pleas Court, died at Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia. He was 61 years old and lived in Darby. He had been a judge for nine years.
25 YEARS AGO – 1983
Darby Township Commissioners were told that unidentified trucks have been dumping trash in a wooded area at 15th and Clifton Avenue. First Ward Commissioner Preston Grobes said he will immediately investigate.
10 YEARS AGO – 1998
Second Lt. Stuart S. Krissinger III, son of Paula Krissinger, 844 Parkidge Drive, Nether Providence, and Stuart S. Krissinger Jr. of Boothwyn have completed the 72-day U.S. Army Ranger course at he Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia.
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