Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Other Times --- Nov. 11

Records for 100 years ago are temporarily unavailable. In their place 110 years ago items are being used.
110 YEARS AGO - 1898
But one session was held at the Larkin School, Chester, on Monday on account of the heavy rain. It was a wise decision to have only that session.There are several cases of diphtheria in the Ninth Ward of Chester and one or two cases in the 11th Ward. Placards have been placed on the homes warning everyone of the disease.There seems to be a demand for carpenters. A member of a Chester firm was making inquires for some good workers and could not find any wanting employment.
75 YEARS AGO – 1933
A war memorial has been dedicated at Immaculate Heart Cemetery, Linwood, with the Rev. William Begley as master of ceremoniesChester Mayor William Ward Jr. has issued an order giving an Armistice Day holiday to all members of the Chester Police Department who served in the World War.
50 YEARS AGO – 1958
Some 15 persons appeared before Swarthmore Borough Council to protest the speeding by vehicles on Yale Avenue. A borough youth was struck by a car and is a patient at Taylor Hospital.Mr. and Mrs. George Bobon entertained at a party at their home, 134 E. 21st St., Chester, in honor of the 11th birthday anniversary of their son, William.Vandals smashed 143 windows at American Viscose Corp. in Marcus Hook. Police Chief Ernest Fleming said the vandals used stones and bricks to smash the windows. Damage was estimated at $393.
25 YEARS AGO – 1983
Joan Anderson Tarka of Havertown has been elected to serve as secretary of the board of the Family Planning Council of Southeastern Pennsylvania.Join a free ramble at Tyler Arboretum in Middletown to visit a historic tenant farm on the property and Cumberland Cemetery, burial place of many associated with the arboretum’s early history.
10 YEARS AGO – 1998
Woodlyn Fire Co. in Ridley Township is having a Country-Western Night at the firehouse. There will be food, beverages and line dance instruction along with live music.

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