Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Other Times --- Dec. 9

110 YEARS AGO – 1898
There is much complaint in Eddystone about horses and cattle roaming at large in the borough. Some of the citizens said they are afraid of the danger for their children facing injury by the animals. The borough officer will arrest all found without owners in the future and according to ordinance the amount of money required will be charged before the animals are released.The Chester woman who was shot by her husband about a week ago at her house on Ulrich Street left the Chester Hospital in a fair state of health. Four bullets had entered her anatomy.Emma Dalton and Frank Miller broke through the ice on S.A. Crozer’s pond in Upland and were rescued by George Cardwell, Thomas Hannum and George Dalton.
75 YEARS AGO – 1933
John B. Lomas has been elected president of the Middletown Township School Board, succeeding Arthur Linville, who retired.Joseph J. Higler has been nominated for president of the Eddystone Fire Co.A Llanerch woman was granted a divorce by Judge MacDade in county court after she testified that after her wedding in New York City her husband left her one month and two days later. She said her husband said “he could not contribute to household expenses’’ and left.
50 YEARS AGO – 1958
Mrs. Lillian Crutchley has been cooking a holiday dinner for the dogs at the Delaware County SPCA Shelter in Upper Providence. The dinner consists of 50 gallons of Mulligan stew. This is the 13th year she has prepared dinner for the dogs.Delaware County users of Red Arrow Transportation facilities are faced with the company’s new 20-cent fare. Red Arrow carries about 23 million passengers a year in the suburbs.A motorist who was arrested in Chester and charged with drunken driving told Magistrate Anthony H. Smith, “I don’t remember nothing, judge.’’ He was fined $10 and costs, including damage to property at the city jail.
25 YEARS AGO – 1983
About 100 members of the Smedley Middle School’s PTO in Chester have signed a petition asking that dilapidated seats in the school’s auditorium be repaired or replaced so children can use them.Yeadon Fire Co. sponsors bingo every Saturday night. There’s a $1,500 jackpot special. Extra lap cards are available at three for $1.The Victoria Baptist Church on Baltimore Pike, Nether Providence, is having its Christmas Family Day and tree trimming on Sunday.
10 YEARS AGO – 1998
Brenda L. Kuhlberg, daughter of Gary and Geraldine Kuhlberg of Ridley Township, received a college degree in physical education from East Stroudsburg University.
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