Thursday, December 4, 2008

Other Times -- Dec. 4

110 YEARS AGO – 1898
Frank Cameron of West Ninth Street, Marcus Hook, a veteran of the Civil War, has been granted a pension of $10 a month by the federal government.During the prevalence of the high wind, the Chester City Hall bell tolled in a doleful manner, creating an impression in the minds of many there was an alarm of fire. The swaying of the old tower and force of the wind as it whistled through the opening caused the taper to sway against the side of the bell and produced a succession of sounds that were annoying in the extreme.
75 YEARS AGO – 1933
The Billeau Woods Café at Third and Lamokin streets, Chester, is the first establishment in the city to receive a liquor license from the State Liquor Control Board.
50 YEARS AGO – 1958
Frank Harrison, president of the Chester Pike Lions Club, presented an award for an all-expenses-paid trip to Bermuda to Mrs. Elizabeth McKenzie of Prospect Park. She received the prize as the climax of the club’s charity fundraising drive.
25 YEARS AGO – 1983
The auxiliary of the Ogden Fire Co. No. 1 presents its annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday. There is breakfast with Santa, a Sweet Shoppe and a raffle for a basket of cheer, basket of food, an afghan and other prizes. There’s also a Santa’s Secret Shop for children to buy gifts for their family and friends.
10 YEARS AGO – 1998
An Upper Chichester man, convicted of charges of aggravated assault and related offenses in the pick-ax attack on a neighbor, was sentenced to four to eight years in prison. The attack occurred when the neighbor allegedly was blabbing about the defendant striking his wife.
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