Thursday, December 18, 2008

Other Times --- Dec. 18

110 YEARS AGO – 1898
The Delaware County Telephone Co. has its Upland station in operation. Phones were connected to several residents and also at the Chester Rural Cemetery and the borough hall. Their telephone numbers are 411 and 401, respectively.A somewhat laughable accident occurred to a large wagonload of empty barrels going down the Darby Hill. The barrels fell off and were seen rolling around the borough in every direction.
75 YEARS AGO – 1933
This is the last week of the Christmas Seal drive and Charles Kurtzhalz, executive secretary of the Delaware County Tuberculosis Association, said more money is needed this year because conditions of the past few years have zapped the energy and resistance of the county residents to the disease and has made them highly receptive to the dreaded tubercular germ.Mr. and Mrs. Alexander McCausland of 504 Elmwood Ave., Glenolden, celebrate their golden wedding anniversary today. He is a retired blacksmith and he and his wife have lived in the borough for 12 years.
50 YEARS AGO – 1958
M. Jane Wright, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Wright, 402 Main St., Trainer, passed her state examination and now is a registered nurse. She is a graduate of Ridley High School.Sydney Davies, a Chichester High School senior, was awarded first-place honors in the annual “My True Security” speech at Chichester High School. Mr. and Mrs. P. Lee Sparks of 1126 Butler St., Chester, observed their 50th wedding anniversary. They are parents of William J. Sparks of Folsom and Mrs. Warren Clineff of Norwood.
25 YEARS AGO – 1983
Kenneth Massey has been hired as a part-time police officer in Lower Chichester. Massey is 23 years old and is a resident of Linwood. Green Ridge Fire Co. in Aston has decided to have a New Year’s Eve party as a fund raiser at the firehouse. Set-ups will be available and music will be provided by The Pros.
10 YEARS AGO – 1998
The Ridley Recreation Department and the Super Star Twirlers under the direction of Adele Warner had their eighth annual Toys for Tots Christmas Show at the Ridley Community Center gym. Admission was a toy or a cash donation. The show was called “The Twirling Lion King.”
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