Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Other Times --- Nov. 5

Records from 100 years ago are temporarily unavailable. In their place 110 years ago items are being used.
110 YEARS AGO — 1898
A man was accidentally shot near Bullens Lane. A telephone message asking for the patrol wagon was received at the Chester City Hall, but Chief Barry said he had no authority to permit wagons to leave the city limits.A number of improvements are being made at the Wallingford train station. There are several first-class springs on the property and as the railroad company has no special use for the water, it has been a matter of some trouble for years to get rid of them. They have laid a complete system of drains under the station platform that will rapidly conduct them away. New platforms have been built and cement walks laid.The past few weeks have been among the busiest at Chester Hospital with accidents and surgical procedures. At preset there are some 30 cases in the hospital.
75 YEARS AGO — 1933
William Quann, a member of long standing at Calvary Baptist Church, Chester, was ordained a deacon at the church.Elsie Cook was elected president of the Girls Social Club of St. Luke’s Protestant Episcopal Church in Eddystone. Also elected were Beatrice Gaskill, treasurer and Estella Carella, secretary.
50 YEARS AGO — 1958
Jerry Curran, a freshman at Mount St. Mary’s College in Emmitsburg, Md., has returned to college after spending the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Curran, of 2600 Chestnut St., Chester.Bernard (Barney) F. Gallagher, 1729 Providence Ave., Chester, died at his home. He was a Republican committeeman in Chester for nearly 40 years and was former city treasurer.The recently organized steel workers union at Fibre Metals Products Co. went on strike after last ditch negotiations broke down. The plant is at Fifth and Tilghman streets, Chester. Joseph Kasacavage is president of the local union.
25 YEARS AGO — 1983
“Western Electric” is playing this week at Hurley’s Tavern in Twin Oaks.Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church in Chester celebrates its 75th Jubilee with special services and a banquet at the Ramada Inn Essington.Old Union United Methodist Church in Rose Valley dedicated its parsonage.
10 YEARS AGO — 1998
Linda Sockwell of Drexel Hill received the Delaware County Community College’s annual UPS Scholarship.William Bryan of Norwood graduated from Lycoming College in Williamsport. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Bryan.

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