Daily Local News
27 July 1943.
HEALD--In West Grove, Pa., on 2nd-day, 7th-mo. 26th,
Cora M. wife of Dr. Charles E. Heald. Relatives and
friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral
from her late residence, 117 East Evergreen street,
West Grove, Pa., on 5th-day, 7th-mo. 29th, at 2 p. m.
Interment at convenience of the family. Friends may
call 4th-day evening.
27 July 1943.
Mrs. Charles E. Heald
Cora M., wife of Dr. Charles E. Heald, Register
of Wills of Chester county, passed away at her home
on Evergreen streee, West Grove, yesterday afternoon,
following an illness of three weeks.
Mrs. Heald was born in Kennett township, a
daughter of Mary C. and the late Charles Marshall.
She attended public schools in Kennett township, and
Martin's Academy in Kennett Square. In 1904, she
became the wife of Dr. Heald, since which time she
had resided in West Grove.
She was an active member of the Prospect Avenue
Friends' Meeting in West Grove, and was also active
in Red Cross work and in the Community Club. She was
held in high esteem by all who knew her.
Besides her mother and husband, she is survived
by a son, Howard Marshall, and a daughter, Anna M.,
wife of George March, who is in the armed services.
There are three grandchildren.
Two brothers, C. Sharpless Marshall, of Kennett
Square, and Thomas, of Philadelphia, and two sisters,
Elizabeth, wife of Percy S. Windle, West Chester, and
Carrie, wife of Percy M. Heald, Unionville, also survive.
29 September 1904.
A pretty wedding, by Friends' ceremony, took place yesterday at
noon at the home of Charles and Mary D. Marshall, of Norway, Kennett
township, this county, at which time their daughter, Cora R., was wedded
to Dr. Charles C. Heald, of West Grove, son of Joseph S. and S. Emma
Heald, of Hamorton. Nearly a hundred guest were present and an
elaborate wedding dinner was served after the certificates had been
signed. The young couple left upon a short trip after the ceremony, but
their destination was not revealed. On their return they will reside in
West Grove. Among the guests was Orpha Pyle, aged 87 years, who is
remarkable for one of her age. She enjoys the best of health and is as
active as many persons at fifty years.
The bridesmaid was Miss Ida J. Pyle, of Kennett township, and the
bridegroom, Dr. William H. Diller, of Philadelphia. The ushers were
Emmor Spencer, of West Grove, and Thomas C. Marshall, of Kennett
township, brother of the bride.
The list of those present, in the order in which they signed the
certificate, is as follows:
Charles Marshall, Mary D. Marshall, Percy S. Windle, Elizabeth M.
Windle, J. Charles Windle, Percy M. Heald, Carrie M. Heald, Margaret S.
Heald, Horace W. Heald, C. Sharpless Marshall, Hannah C. Marshall,
Thomas C. Marshall, Joseph Heald, S. Emma Heald, Caleb Sharpless,
Rebecca Sharpless, Amos Sharpless, Joel H. Sharpless, Mary B. Sharpless,
Anna M. Sharpless, Linn Sharpless, Montgomery Ball, Edith S. Ball,
Martha S. Webb, Wm. J. Sharpless, Mary Y. Sharpless, Ezra L. Sill,
Sallie A. Sill, Estherline M. Jackson, Eugene P. Bailey, Elizabeth M.
Bailey, Bertha E. Spencer, Eleanor P. Sharpless, George Ball, Orpha H.
Pyle, Frank Heald, Mary D. Heald, Alfred D. Heald, Mary L. Heald,
Benjamin T. Heald, Clara Heald, Clarkson Wickersham, Hannah R.
Wickersham, Josephine L. Pyle, Harry T. Hurford, Laura F. Hurford, Luman
Beitler, Anna R. Beitler, David E. Chambers, Sarah A. Chambers, E. E.
Massey, Stephen P. Sharpless, R. Anna Sharpless, Alban W. Walter, Sarah
M. Walter, Ida J. Pyle, Dr. W. H. Diller, Emmor Spencer, John M. Sims,
Franklin P. Houston, Mary H. Ewing, Wm. T Conrad, Mary Conrad, Walter C.Pyle, Clara L. Pyle, M. P. Darlington, Sarah B. Darlington, Waner J.
Martin, Ruth C. Martin, E. J. McMullin, Martha A. McMullin, J. H.
Richards, Grace A. Pierce, M. B. McHenry, Mrs. M. B. McHenry, E. Chester Reynolds, Mary R. Reynolds, Anna M. Marshall, Charles B. Hannum and
Carrie D. Hannum.
15 September 1904.
Invitations have been issued for the wedding, on September 28th, of
Miss Cora Rebecca, daughter of Charles and Mary D. Marshall, of Norway,
Pa., to Dr. Charles Evans Heald, of West Grove. The ceremony will take
place at noon and a large number of guests are expected to be present.
Mr. Heald is a well known dentist at West Grove and is the son of Joseph
S. Heald, of Hamorton. His brother, Percy, was recently married to a
sister of Miss Marshall.
23 July 1921
HEALD--In Mendenhall, on 7th-mo. 19th, S. Emma, wife of Joseph Heald, in her 74th year.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the
funeral without further notice from the residence, Percy M. Heald, on
Sixth-day, 7th-mo. 22nd. Meet at the house at 2 o'clock, standard time.
Interment private at Longwood.
23 July 1921.
At the home of her son, Percy Heald, Mendenhall, yesterday
afternoon, funeral services were held over the body of Emma S., wife of
Joseph Heald, and interment was made at Longwood. The speaker was Mary
Heald Way, of Kennett Square. The pall bearers were relatives and
friends including Percy Heald's son, Charles Heald's son, Frank E.
Baily, Northbrook; Percy Barnard, William Webster, Harold Heald. West
Chester was represented by Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Baily, Leonard Wickersham
and sister, Mrs. Clarence Caley, the latter having come from White
Plains, N. Y. to attend.
22 July 1921
Mrs. Joseph mother of Burgess Charles E. Heald, died on
Tuesday at the home of her son, Percy, of Mendenhall. Mrs. Heald had
been an invalid for several years. She and her husband have spent their
winters here with their son. She leaves besides a devoted husband, two
sons and two sisters, Misses Ella and Ida Wickersham, of Edgehill
avenue, and many friends. Funeral today from the residence of her son
18 September 1971.
Mrs. Percy M. Heald
Carrie M. Heald, 93, widow of Percy M. Heald, died
Thursday at Riverview House, Claymont, Del., where she
had been living for over a year.
Born in Rosedale, a daughter of the late Charles
and Mary Sharpless Marshall, she lived in Mendenhall
and West Chester for many years before moving to
Claymont. She was a member of the Religious Society
Surviving are four sons, Horace, of Avondale;
George, of Wilmington, Del.; Grant, of Kennett Square RD2
and Paul of New Castle, Del.
Also three daughters, Mary, wife of Charles Green,
of Centerville, Del.; Eleanor, wife of Paul Galloway of
Hockessin, Del., and Mrs. Sara Reynolds of Kennett
Square; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Windle of Lancaster; a
brother, Sharpless Marshall, of Willowdale; 15
grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
18 September 1971
HEALD-- In Claymont, Delaware on September 16, 1971,
Carrie Marshall, wife of the late Percy M. Heald,
age 93 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend
services at the Worrall & Kuzo Funeral Home, Kennett
Square, Monday, September 20, at 2 p. m. Interment at
Longwood Cemetery. Viewing Monday from 1 to 2 o'clock.
21 September 1971.
Mrs. Percy M. Heald
Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie M. Heald, widow
of Percy M. Heald, were held yesterday at the Worrall
and Kuzo Funeral Home, Kennett Square.
The Rev. Paul R. Ritter, pastor of the Kennett
Square Presbyterian Church was in charge.
Interment was in Longwood Cemetery with the
following bearers: John Galloway, Ronald Galloway, William Heald, John Heald, Curtis Phelps and Terry Couch.
26 February 1907.
Joseph S. Heald
Our well-known and kindly townsman, Joseph S.
Heald, died yesterday at the County Asylum for the
Insane, at Embreeville, in the 75th years of his
age. The deceased was born at the old corner
house, known as Bayard Taylor birthplace, in this
borough, in 1832, and was the only son of Caleb
and Martha (Marshall) Heald of this place. As a
youth he attended Samuel Martin's Boarding School,
in this borough, and later Benjamin Price's School,
near West Chester. His young manhood was spent in
his uncle's book store, in Wilmington, where he
served for ten years as an efficient and
accommodating clerk, and working fro two years
thereafter in Joshua Heald's bindery in the same
city. In 1862, at the outbreak of the Civil War,
he enlisted in Captain Burnett's Company of the
Fourth Regiment of Delaware, served as Corporal and
was honorably discharged at Arlington Heights in 1865.
In 1882 he married Miss Sarah Migillingan, of
Kennett Square, and after forty years residence in
Delaware, returned the death of his father to the
place of his birth. The malady which slowly robbed
him of his intellectual powers, compelled his removal
to Embreeville about two years ago. Mr. Heald was a
public spirited citizen, interested in intellectual
subjects and derived his chief pleasure from reading
and study. He was a Republican in politics, a
member of the Society of Friends, from which
organization he however withdrew upon enlistment in
the army, but was reinstated after the close of the
war. His many excellent qualities of character,
benevolence, loyalty and sincerity won him steadfast
friends. His wife and only sister, the well-known
minister of the Society of Friends, Mary Heald Way,
of Oxford Survive.
9 June 1888.
Caleb Heald, one of the most respectable citizens
of Mill Creek Hundred, and residing in Hockessin, died
at his residence Sunday, in the 87th year of his age.
He was born in Pennsbury township, Chester county, in
the year 1798. The family removed to Auburn, New
Castle county, in 1805, when Caleb was but seven years
of age. Upon arriving at his majority he entered into
partnership with Jacob Pusey, father of S. N. Pusey,
in the mercantile business, but after a short time he
removed to Kennett Square, Chester county, where he
was engaged in the mercantile business at two
different times between 1830 and 1850. Sometime
about 1853 he removed to the old homestead farm in
Mill Creek Hundred, where he remained a few years,
when he removed to a handsome residence on a little
10-acre farm adjoining Hockessin Meeting House,
which overlooked Hockessin Valley. Here he remained
until his death. He was a strict and consistent
member of the Society of Friends. He had a
remarkably even temper, was proverbial for honesty
and distinguished fro his charitable acts. His
residence was the abode of peace, comfort and
happiness, and whoever entered received an honest,
hearty welcome. The community looked to him as an
impartial arbiter in all disputes, and his decisions
were generally received as being correct. For some
years past his health has been on the decline, and
his death was not an unexpected event, that closed
to him a busy and useful life, which in old age
became a burden and opened up a better life beyond.
He was the sixth of a family of ten children. The
survivors are Jacob Heald, in his 75th year, who
has his home with Dr. Pusey Heald, a nephew, in
this city; John Heald, residing at Hamorton, Chester
county, Pa.; Orpha, a sister and wife of John Pyle,
of London Grove, Chester county, and Joshua T.
Heald, senior member of the firm of Heald and Co.,
this city, the well-known brokers, banker and real
estate agents. His wife died some four or five
years ago. He leaves two children, Joseph S. Heald,
at home, and Mary R. Heald, also at home, the latter
a speaker in the Society of Friends. The remains
will be buried Fourth-day (Wednesday) at Hockessin
Meeting House burying grounds, the friends to meet
at the house at 2 p. m. _ Wilmington Republican.
2 September 1887.
On Thursday Hannah Heald, of Kennett Square, whose
illness has been referred to, died at her residence
surrounded by her family and friends. The deceased
was much beloved in that community. Her death, however,
was not unexpected, it having been known for several
days past that the end was approaching. She was about
85 years of age, and her bodily powers had greatly
failed, but the immediate cause of her death, we are
informed, was inflammation of the bowels.
28 December 1909.
On Christmas Day, Frank Heald, Jr., youngest son of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Heald, of West Chester, was united in
marriage in the St. Johanni's German Evangelical Lutheran
Church, by Rev. Reinhold C. G. Biclinski, to Miss Anna
Stauble, of Philadelphia. The bridegroom is well known
in Chester county, and is a prominent young engineer, who
at present is Chief Engineer for the Millard Construction
Company, which is building the large canal at Rochester,
The bride is the daughter of Carroll Stauble, now
deceased, and Mrs. Olive Stauble, of Olive street,
Philadelphia. The bride's father was a Brigadier General
in the Franco-German War. His father was also a General
in the German Army. The bride's parents came to America
in the 80's. She is a talented young musician. The
wedding couple after a brief honeymoon will reside in
Rochester, N. Y.
3 March 1948.
HEALD--In West Chester, on March 1, Anna K., widow of Frank Heald, in the 62nd year of her age. Relatives
and friends of the family are invited to attend the
funeral without further notice from the Hicks Funeral
Home, 229 S. High St., West Chester, on Friday,
March 5, at 2 p. m. Interment in Greenmount Cemetery.
Friends may call Thursday evening.
3 March 1948.
Mrs. Frank Heald
Anna K., wife of the late Frank Heald passed away
at her home, 120 East Chestnut street, West Chester,
early Monday morning. She had been ill since November.
Mrs. Heald was born in Philadelphia, a daughter of
the late Carl and Anna Stauble. She had lived in West
Chester since her marriage to Mr. Heald in 1909. Her
husband passed away in 1945.
She was an active member of the Calvary Lutheran
Church of West Chester, and of the Ladies' Aid Society
of the church.
She is survived by a daughter, Mildred, wife of
S. E. Ridge, of Arlington, Va., and a sister, Miss
Florence Stauble, of Philadelphia.
dated 4 December 1920
This morning A. D. Heald, of this place, arrived home
from Austin, Pa., where he had gone to bring the remains
of his brother, Warren Heald, who shot and killed himself
Thursday last. The body was taken from the train at Paoli
by a local undertaker and brought to this place.
In speaking of the sad affair Mr. Heald said this
morning that his brother had been in a melancholy state
of mind for some days past and on Thursday last seemed
much depressed and early in the morning secured a revolver
and shot his wife through the body and then placed the
pistol to his head and killed himself. The wife is in a
hospital at Austin in a dangerous condition, and it is
thought she cannot survive the injuries.
1 June 1945.
Frank Heald passed away at an early hour this
morning at his home 120 East Chestnut street in the
63rd year of his age. He had been ill since August
of last year.
Mr. Heald was born in Kennett Square a son of
the late Frank and Mary Steel Heald. He had spent
most of his life in West Chester, where he had
attended school. His father was the proprietor of
the Turk's Head and other hotels in this borough.
He learned the machinist's trade, and for 18
years was employed at the Turk's Head garage, in
He was a member of the Brotherhood of Calvary
He is survived by his wife, the former Anna K.
Strauble, of Philadelphia, and a daughter, Mildred A.,
wife of Lieut. S. E. Ridge, of West Chester.
A sister, Abbie, wife of Perce Peterson, of
Haddonfield, N. J., and a brother, Harry, of
Washington, D. C., also survive.
6 December 1920.
The funeral of the late I. Warren Heald took place
yesterday afternoon from the residence of his brother,
A. D. Heald, 451 West Gay street, services being
conducted by Rev. Jay Dickerson, of the M. E. Church.
The pall bearers were Dr. C. E. Heald, West Grove;
Percy M. Heald, Mendenhall; Isaac Barnard, Pocopson;
Raymond M. Heald, A. M. Walton, West Chester; and
Webb Holstein, Coatesville. Interment was private
1 June 1945.
HEALD--In West Chester, on June 1st, Frank, husband if
Anna K. Heald, in the 63rd year of his age.
Relatives and Friends of the family are invited
to attend the funeral without further notice fro the
Hicks Funeral Home, 229 S. High St., West Chester, on
Monday, June 4, at 2 p. m. Interment in Greenmont
Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday evening.
4 December 1920.
HEALD--In Austin, Pa., on Dec. 2, 1920, I. Warren
Heald, son of the late Frank and Mary L. Heald, in the
49th year of his age.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to
attend the funeral services without further notice for
the residence of his brother, A. D. Heald, 451 West Gay
street, West Chester, on Sunday, Dec. 5, at 2 o'clock
p. m. Interment private.
11 February 1892.
The funeral of Anna Heald took place on Wednesday
afternoon from her late home, near Rosedale, Kennett
township. A number of relatives were in attendance
and the remains were interred in Union Hill Cemetery.
24 June 1885
HEALD--In Kennett Square, on June 21, Cora E., daughter
of Benjamin T. and Anna K. Heald, aged 11 months and
14 days. Funeral to-day, June 24.
29 March 1922.
Joshua Heald In the Friends' Home, Kennett Square, Joshua Heald
died yesterday in his 83d year. He had been living
there two years and was ill about a week.
Most of his life had been spent in this county,
but for a time, he kept a meat store in Philadelphia,
being a butcher by vocation.
Four children survive him, Hannah Heald, who is
traveling abroad and at present in Rome; Taylor, in
Philadelphia; Joseph, in Bucks county, and Mrs. Jennie
Olchsle, widow of Dr. John Olchsle, of Philadelphia.
29 March 1922.
--In Kennett Square, on 3d-mo. 28th, Joshua
Heald in the 83d year of his age. Relatives and friends
of the family, also Centreville Lodge, No. 37,
I. O. O. F., are invited to attend the funeral without
further notice for the chapel in Union Hill Cemetery
on Fifth-day 3d-mo. 30th at 1 o'clock p. m.
31 March 1922.
The funeral of Joshua Heald, late of the Friends'
Home, took place at the cemetery chapel. Rev. Geo. A.
Leukel, of the Presbyterian Church, was in charge of
the services. The pall bearers were Joseph and Taylor
Heald, of Philadelphia, sons of the deceased;
Dr. Charles E. Heald, West Grove; A. D. Heald, West
Chester; Harry Heald, Lansdowne, nephews of the
deceased; and Frank C. Entriken of this borough.
12 January 1904.
Suzanna Heald Word was received in this place to-day of the
death in Philadelphia this morning of Mrs. Suzanna
Heald, wife of Joshua Heald, of 4217 Baltimore
avenue, that city, in the 63d year of her age. She
had been ill for some time with a complication of
diseases and was a sister-in-law of Frank Heald,
of this place. She leaves two sons and two
daughters, Joseph and Taylor Heald, and Hannah
and Jennie, all of whom reside in Philadelphia.
Mrs. Heald was a former resident of Kennett
township, this county.
13 January 1904
HEALD-- On January 12th, 1904, Susan M. Heald, in
her 63d year.
The relatives and friends of the family are
respectfully invited to attend the funeral services
on Thursday evening, January 14, at 8 o'clock, at the
residence of her daughter, Hanna T. Heald, 4217
Baltimore avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. Interment at
Union Hill Cemetery, Kennett Square, Pa., on
January 15th. Short services in chapel at 1 o'clock.
15 January 1904.
The funeral services over the remains of the
late Susan M. Heald, wife of Joshua Heald, of 4217
Baltimore avenue, Philadelphia, took place last
evening at her late home and were attended by a
large number of relatives and friends from this
portion of Chester county. Further services will
be held this afternoon in the chapel of Union
Hill Cemetery, near Kennett Square. The services
were conducted by Rev. Frederic A. Hinckley, who
frequently officiates at Longwood, and there were
a large number of floral tributes. The pall-bearers
were Charles and Percy Heald, William T. and Frank C.
Maxwell, James R. Miles and Frank C. Jackson. A. D.
Heald and wife, of this place attended the services
dated 27 August 1937.
The funeral services for the late Hanna T.
Heald, 74, who died at her summer home near Bar
Harbor, Maine, on Tuesday, will be held at the
Worrall Funeral Home this afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Miss Heald leaves to mourn her loss, a
sister, Mrs. Jennie Oschle, of Philadelphia,
where the deceased had lived many years, and
where she followed her chosen profession as a
nurse, and two cousins, Mrs. B. F. Pierce and
Mrs. Clark Way, of Kennett Square.
Miss Heald was the daughter of the late
Joshua and Susan Heald. She had occupied a
position in the Kennett post office for many
years ago and was well known to the older
Kennett families, whom she counted as her
best friends and visited frequently.
Death was caused by angina pectoris.
Interment will be at Union Hill Cemetery.
12 August 1916.
At about 11:15 this morning, Frank Heald, a well
known resident of West Chester, passed away at the
home of his son-in-law, Norris S. Ingram, No. 320 West
Barnard street, aged 75 years. Mr. Heald, while
rather feeble for some time, was taken seriously ill
only last Tuesday, and gradually grew worse until
death ensued this morning, as stated. His wife died
only a short time since. There are several children
surviving, besides other relatives. Mr. Heald has
been so well known in Chester county for many years.
He was a native of Kennett, and for many years
resided there, and carried on the cattle business.
He a number of years ago removed to West Chester
and was proprietor of three different hotels for
several years each, but retired a number of years
since and has lived a retired life, with his wife,
but since her death lived with a daughter, wife of
Mr. Ingram. His wife was a daughter of Isaac E.
and Henrietta Steel. She has two sisters living,
Mrs. Abbie, wife of Enos Barnard, Pocopson, and
Margaret J., wife of Morris D. Baldwin, West
Mr. Heald is survived by six children, namely:
Alfred D., of this place; Isaac Warren, of Malvern;
Harry P., Mrs. Ada May, wife of Norris S. Ingram,
West Barnard street; Mrs. Abbie B., wife of Percy
Peterson, of Haddonfield, N. J., and Frank Heald,
Jr. of this place.
The deceased was one of several children, who
were all well known in this place. He was a man
respected for his business integrity, genial manners,
and good qualities. He had a large knowledge of
affairs, having traveled considerably on business.
14 August 1911.
Benjamin T. Heald
At the Chester County Hospital after an illness
of several months, Benjamin T. Heald passed away
yesterday in the 75th year of his age.
He was the son of the late Joseph and Hannah
Taylor Heald, and was born in Kennett Township,
where his early life was spent.
He taught school for several months in his
neighborhood and later went West. He married Anna,
daughter of the late Edmund and Emeline Klair, who
has been deceased many years. Surviving him are two
daughters, Ella of West Chester, and Clara, wife of
Chester E. McAfee, of Lionville, and four brothers:
Jacob, of Philadelphia; Joshua, of Roelofs; Frank,
of West Chester; and Joseph, of Hamorton.
15 August 1911.
HEALD--In West Chester, on 8th-mo. 13th, 1911, Benjamin
T. Heald, in the 75th year of his age.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to
attend the funeral without further notice from the
chapel in Union Hill Cemetery, Kennett Square, on
Fourth-day, 8th-mo., 16, at 1:30 o'clock p. m. Interment
in adjoining cemetery.
8 February 1892.
Mrs. Benjamin Heald
Saturday night Mrs. Benjamin Heald, Hamorton,
died after a prolonged illness from pulmonary
troubles. She was a sister-in-law of Mr. Frank
Heald, of the Turk's Heald, West Chester.
Deceased leaves two young children. She was a
daughter of Edward Clair, Kennett township, and
a sister of Mrs. George Proud, of Lancaster
8 February 1892
HEALD--In Kennett Township, on February 6th, 1892,
Anna Klair Heald, in her 34th year. Funeral from
her late home, near Rosedale, on Wednesday
afternoon, February 10th, 1892. To leave the
house at 2 o'clock. Interment at Union Hill
Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to
attend without further notice.
14 August 1916.
HEALD--IN West Chester, on 8th-mo. 12th, Franklin
Heald, in his 76th year.
Funeral form Longwood Meeting House on
Third-day, 8th-mo. 15th, at 2 o'clock. Remains
may be viewed at the residence of his son-in-law,
Norris S. Ingram, 320 West Barnard street, West
Chester, on Second-day evening from 7 to 9 o'clock.
15 August 1916.
The funeral of Frank Heald took place to-day
from his late residence, with his son-in-law, Norris
Ingram, West Barnard street, at 1 o'clock. The
funeral cortege proceeded to Longwood, where the
remains were laid alongside those of other members
of the family. Services were held in the meeting
house. The speakers were Caroline J. Worth, West
Chester, and Mary Heald Way, Oxford, both well
known ministers of Friends. The remains were
viewed here last evening by many friends.
Headquarters Gen. Henry R. Guss Post A. Civil
War Veterans West Chester, Pa., Sept. 2, 1916
At a regular muster of the above named Post,
the following resolutions were adopted upon the
death of Comrade Franklin Heald, who died August
Death has summoned from our ranks our honored
comrade. When the army of Lee invaded our State
and threatened our lives and homes, Comrade Heald
gave his services to his country in Co. E. 292d
Regiment, P. V. Emergency, and faithfully served
as became a true and loyal soldier. Although his
service was of short duration, his heart was
filed with loyalty. Therefore, be it
Resolved, That in the death of Comrade Heald
the Post has lost one of its honored members.
Although a vacancy has occurred in our ranks, we
bow to the will of the Great Commander, knowing
all his works are for the best. In our comrade's
death we are reminded of the uncertainty of life,
but certainty of death.
Resolved, That we extend to the family of
our deceased comrade our sincere sympathy. His
usefulness on earth is ended. He has answered
the last roll call; no more will he sit by our
camp fire. No more the roll of drum or the bugle
will he hear. As he sleeps beneath the sod of the
valley, his form is hidden from view, but his
memory shall be fresh in the hearts of his comrades.
Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be
sent to the family of the deceased comrade, the Post
charter be draped for a period of sixty days, a copy
be spread upon the minutes of the Post and a copy
published in the Daily Local News.
W. F. Green
J. G. Moses
B. H. Haley
27 June 1916.
Mrs. Mary D. Heald
In the 76th year of her age, Mrs. Mary D., wife
of Franklin Heald, of this place, died late yesterday
afternoon in a hospital here after an illness of but
three days. She had been hurried to the institution
for an operation following an attack of strangulation
of the bowels, but rallied only a short time after
the trouble had been relieved by physicians, her death
being due to peritonitis and gangrene. All the
members of her family were at her bedside when the
For some years, since her husband retired as a
hotel man in this place, the couple had resided in
apartments on South High Street.
Mrs. Heald was the daughter of Isaac E. and
Henrietta Steel, formerly of Lenni, and later of
Lamberttown, near Chatham. Two sisters, Mrs. Abbie
S., wife of Enos Barnard, of Pocopson, and Margaret
J., wife of Morris D. Baldwin, formerly of Red Lion,
survive her and she leaves six children: Alfred D.,
of this place; Isaac Warren, of Malvern; Harry P.,
Mrs. Ada May, wife of Norris S. Ingram, West Barnard
street; Mrs. Abbie B., wife of Percy Peterson, of
Haddonfield, N. J., and Frank Heald, Jr., of this
The deceased was a regular attendant at
Friends' Meeting in this place, and was well known
in the borough and in the vicinity of Kennett Square,
where she had a large circle of friends.
27 June 1916.
HEALD--In West Chester, on 6th-mo. 26th, Mary D.,
wife of Franklin Heald, in her 76th year.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited
to attend the funeral without further notice from
the residence of her son-in-law, Norris S. Ingram,
320 West Barnard St., on Fifth-day 6th-mo. 29th.
Meet at the house at 11 o'clock. Interment at
the convenience of the family.
30 June 1916.
The funeral of the late Mary D., wife of
Franklin Heald, of this place, took place
yesterday from the home of Norris S. Ingram, a
son-in-law, of West Barnard street, and was
largely attended. There were many floral
tributes from friends and relatives, and at
the house Caroline K. Worth was the speaker.
The interment was made at Longwood, near Kennett
Square, where Pusey Heald was the speaker. A
large number of friends from the vicinity of
Kennett Square were in attendance.
The pall bearers were Morris D. Baldwin,
Enos P. Barnard, Issac E. Barnard, Raymond M.
Heald, the only grandson of the deceased, and
Samuel Sinclair and Frank Martin, of Kennett
13 November 1901. wedding
A pretty Fall wedding took place at the home of
Charles and Mary D. Marshall, London Grove, Eleventh
month 6th, when their daughter, Carrie Sharpless, was
united in marriage to Percy Medwyn Heald, son of
Joseph and S. Emma Heald, of Hamorton.
The house was beautifully decorated with wreaths
and flowers. As the clock struck twelve the bridal;
party entered and took their places in front of a bank
of ferns and chrysanthemums. They were married by
the solemn and impressive ceremony of Friends. The
certificate was read by the groom's brother, after
which it was signed by all present.
After partaking of bountiful repast the bride
and groom, attended by the bridesmaid and groomsman,
departed on a short wedding trip, amid showers of
rice, old shies, cheer, laughter and good wishes.
2 September 1887.
On Thursday Hannah Heald, of Kennett Square,
whose illness has been referred to, died at her
residence surrounded by her family and friends.
The deceased was much beloved in that community.
Her death, however, was not unexpected, it
having been known for several days past that the
end was approaching. She was about 85 years of
age, and her bodily powers had greatly failed,
but the immediate cause of her death, we are
informed, was inflammation of the bowels.
2 September 1887.
On Thursday Hannah Heald, of Kennett Square,
whose illness has been referred to, died at her
residence surrounded by her family and friends.
The deceased was much beloved in that community.
Her death, however, was not unexpected, it
having been known for several days past that the
end was approaching. She was about 85 years of
age, and her bodily powers had greatly failed,
but the immediate cause of her death, we are
informed, was inflammation of the bowels.
24 August 1912.
Jacob Heald, of Philadelphia, is dead aged 78
years. For several years he had resided in a home
for old men in the city named, but formerly resided
in Kennett township and also in West Chester. He
was a brother of Frank Heald, of West Chester,
and Joseph Heald of Hamorton, and has numerous
other relatives in this county.
24 August 1912.
HEALD--In Philadelphia, on August 22, 1912, Jacob
Heald aged 78 years. Relatives and friends of the
family are invited to attend the funeral without
further notice at Longwood Cemetery, on Sunday
August 25 at 10 o'clock a. m. Interment in
16 May 1902
On Wednesday evening, in Philadelphia, at the
bride's home, 1312 Haverford avenue, Miss Margaret A.
Lewis became the wife of Harry, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Heald, West Chester. The best man was Howard
Worrall, of Kennett Square, and the maid of honor
was Miss Bessie Lewis, cousin of the bride. The
bride was given away by her uncle, D. B. Brown, of
Pittsburg. They will reside on 18th street,
Daily Local News 16 March 1927
William L. Paxson
William Lippincott Paxson, the oldest resident of West Sadsbury
Township, and oldest School Director in Chester County died at his home
on the Lincoln Highway, in West Sadsbury Township, yesterday, after an
illness of ten days. He was 90 years old and enjoyed perfect health up
until being taken ill ten days ago. He was a son of the late Timothy
and Martha Lippincott Paxson and was born November 18, 1836.
The deceased died in the same house in which he was born. His entire
life was spent on the farm which was the old Paxson homestead. The house
in which he was born and died was built by his father a year before his
He was a member of Sadsbury Grange, 1085, and the oldest member of
Coatesville Y. M. C. A. and was a School Director of West Sadsbury
township since 1887(*), with the exception of on year in 1886. He had
been secretary of the Board fifty years up until the time of his death.
Mr. Paxson received his education in the public schools. He attended
Ercildoun Academy, in 1852 under Prof. Richard Darlington; attended a
private school at Fellowship, N. J. in 1853 and in 1854 and 1855 he
attended Greenwood Dell School, under Jonathan Gause. He taught school
one year at Old Moscow. After one year's teaching he took farming as
his life work.
The deceased was twice married. His first wife was Rebecca Kling, of
Intercourse, Lancaster County. His widow, Hanna Wilson Paxson, now 86
years old, was the daughter of Joshua and Hanna Wilson, of East
Fallowfield. Two children, Benjamin, unmarried, and Mareenha, wife of
Harvey D. Schnader, live at home. Another son, Joseph, died in infancy.
All of the children were of his second marriage.
Mr. Paxson was the last of his family. A sister, Mrs. Elizabeth
Moore, died at Chatham two months ago today, in the 86th year of her
age. Mr. Paxson attended her funeral. There is also one first cousin,
John Cooper, formerly of Parkesburg living at Streator, Ill. He is hale
and hearty at the age of 96 years.
* (I cannot make out the third number, it looks like an eight, but it
does not seem to fit with the rest of the statement.)
Daily Local News 21 March 1927
Mr. Paxson's Funeral
Funeral services were held for William L. Paxson, aged 90 years, on
Saturday at his home on the Lincoln Highway, with a large attendance of
relatives and friends present. The body rested in a beautiful mahogany
casket about which were arranged floral tributes, which included designs
from the public schools at the Swan and Moscow, in recognition of his
fifty-four years' service as West Sadsbury township, more than fifty of
which he served as secretary of the Board, an office which he had held
(cannot read some of the words) flowers from the Sadsbury Grange,
relatives and friends. Speakers included Rev. Albert E. Stuart, Upper
Octorara; Rev. Thomas R. McDowell, Lincoln; Francis Brinton, of Old
Sadsbury Friends Meeting, and Ella T. Brinton of the Friends read the
The pall bearers were all of his seven nephews, With Clayton K. Paxson
preceding the casket, the active bearers were: David T. Paxson,
Sadsburyville; William H. Paxson, Harry A. Paxson, Parkesburg; Elwood L.
Moore and William P. Moore, Chatham; and Joseph P. Jackson, Kelton.
Mr. Paxson was a member of the Ercildoun Reunion Association, and a
birthday member of Old Sadsbury Friends' Meeting. His body was laid to
rest in its ancient burial ground.
Daily Local News dated 17 January 1927
MOORE-- Near Chatham on Jan. 16th, Elizabeth L. P. Moore, in the 85th
year of her age. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to
attend the funeral without further notice from the residence of her son,
Wm. P. Moore, on Thursday, January 20th. Services at the house at 1
o'clock p. m. Interment at Doe Run Friends Cemetery.
Daily Local News dated 17 January 1927
Elizabeth L. P. Moore
At the home of her son, William P. Moore, near Chatham, last evening,
Elizabeth L. Paxson Moore, wife of the late Levi P. Moore, died
following a week's illness with pneumonia aged 85 years. She was the
daughter of Timothy and Martha Paxson, and was born in Sadsbury
township. Her husband, who was a well known farmer of Londonderry
township, died twenty-nine years ago.
She is survived by two sons, Elwood, of West Marlborough, and William
P., of London Grove. A son, Howard, died in infancy. William L.
Paxson, of Parkesburg, is a brother. There are seven grandchildren.
Mrs. Moore was a birthright member of the Society of Friends. For
more that thirty years she was the president of the Londonderry W. C. T.
U. and active in temperance and other reforms. At the time of her
death she was honorary president of Londonderry W. T. C. U.
Daily Local News 16 March 1927
PAXSON- In West Sadsbury township, on March 15, William L. Paxson in his
91st year. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the
funeral services from his late home on Saturday, March 19, at 2 o'clock.
Interment at Old Sadsbury Cemetery. Cars will meet morning trains at
Parkesburg on Saturday.
Daily Local News dated 24 November 1930
SURPRISED ON 90TH BIRTHDAY
Mrs. Hannah W. Paxson was delightfully surprised at her home near
Black Horse, on Thursday evening, when seventy-six relatives and friends
called to spend a happy evening, the affair was arranged by her
daughter, Mrs. Harvey D. Schnader, of the same home.
Mrs. Paxson had expected some guests for her two only surviving
sisters-in-law, Mrs. Mary A. Paxson, of Parkesburg, and Mrs. Mary H.
Wilson, of Doe Run, were supper guests. She was completely surprised,
however, when all the others came too. The folks brought her many
pretty gifts, and helped to enjoy the big birthday cake with its ninety
pink candles, the other refreshments, the cards and social intercourse.
Mrs. Paxson was a daughter of the late Joshua and Hannah Wilson, of
East Fallowfield, and is the last of a once large family. Her husband,
the late William L. Paxson, died three years ago, when past ninety years
of age, all of their half century of their married life having been
spent upon the farm which is still her home. Mrs. Paxson retains her
excellent eyesight and hearing, helps with housework, does the family
ironing, sews, and her only physical ailment is a stiffened knee caused
by several falls, but even this did not deter her from baking the bread
for the family and five pies the day after the party.
Those present were: Mrs. Hannah W. Paxson, Mrs. Mary A. Paxson,
Parkesburg; Mrs. Mary H. Wilson, Doe Run; Mr. and Mrs. Harvey D.
Schnader, Benjamin Paxson, Black Horse; Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Paxson, Mr.
and Mrs. D. T. Paxson and son, Horace M. Paxson, Mr. and Mrs. William H.
Paxson, Miss Rachel Paxson, Mr. and Mrs. Harry A. Paxson and sons, Harry
Chalfant Paxson and James Paxson; Mr. and Mrs. Ferree C. Grossman and
children, Ferre Jr. and Martha Grossman, Miss Cora C. Grossman, all of
the Parkesburg vicinity; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Schnader, Mr. and Mrs.
Chester Schnader, Robert and Helen Schander, Doe Run; Edward Bonsall and
three grandchildren, Brandywine Manor; Mrs. Seal, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob
Glick and grandson, Arthur Powers, West Sadsbury; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Bonsall, Kirkwood; Mrs. Brown and three daughters, Christiana; Mr. and
Mrs. George Jackson, Doe Run; Mr. and Mrs. George T. Bonsall, Mrs.
William Noble, Sadsburyville; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Laughead, Parkesburg;
Mr. and Mrs. John Robinson, West Caln; Mrs. Violet Blair, Sadsburyville;
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Jackson, Kelton; Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Moore, Chatham;
Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Peachey, Ethel, Albert, Mary and Ruth Peachey, Mrs.
Emanuel Mast, Omar and Marvin Mast, Black Horse; Mrs. Elam Stolzfus,
Anna Elizabeth Stolzfus, Atglen; Miss Clara Ash, Coatesville; Wm. Usner,
West Caln, and others.
Daily Local News 2 September 1922
Joseph C. Paxson
PAXSON--In West Sadsbury Township, on August 31, 1922. Joseph C. Paxson,
in his 77th year. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to
attend the funeral without further notice from his late residence, High
Street, Atglen, on Monday Sept. 4, 2 o'clock p. m. Interment at Sadsbury
Friends Burying Ground.
Daily Local News 5 September 1922
The funeral of Joseph C. Paxson, who dropped dead in a potato field at
the home of his son, William H. Paxson, Lincoln Highway, was held from
his late home yesterday, with a large concourse of people paying a last
tribute to a venerable resident. Caroline J. Worth, of West Chester,
spoke words of peace and comfort, and Rev. J. S. Balderston, pastor of
the Glen Run Baptist Church, also spoke. A single rose lay across the
bier. Bearers were nephews: George W. Lukens, Toughkenamon; Joseph B.
Jackson, Elkton, Pa.; William Moore and Elwood Moore, Chatham; Benjamin
Paxson and Harvey Schnader, Lincoln Highway. Interment was made in
Sadsbury Friends' burying ground, Atglen.
Daily Local News 1 September 1922
While working in the potato patch, Joseph C. Paxson, of Atglen,
dropped dead at noon yesterday at the home of his son, William H.
Paxson, at the latter's farm on the Lincoln Highway between Parkesburg
and the Black Horse. With him at the time were his son and the
latter's little daughter, Rachel. When the father fell they brought him
to the house in the car and called Dr. W. A. Murphy who pronounced the
patient dead, death being due to a stroke (unknown word) apoplexy, and
an inquest was considered unnecessary.
Mr. Paxson was aged 78 years 6 months and 17 days. He was born and
reared upon the adjoining farm now owned by his brother. His father was
born in the year 1800 upon the farm where Mr. Paxson died yesterday, and
which he farmed until five years ago, when he retired and moved to
Atglen. He was a life long member of Sadsbury Friends' Meeting at
Christiana. Surviving him are his widow and five children. They are
Clayton K. Paxson, West Caln; David T. Paxson, Paige's Mill; Harry A.
Paxson, Parkesburg; William H. Paxson, Lincoln Highway, and Mary A.
Grossman, near Upper Octorara. There are also living a sister and a
brother; Mrs. Elizabeth Moore, Londonderry, and William L. Paxson,
Lincoln Highway. There are also six grandchildren.
Daily Local News on 28 September 1939
After having been about as usual yesterday, David T. Paxson, one of
Sadsbury township's most prominent and progressive farmers, was found
dead in the barn at his home, near Paist's Mill, on the Lincoln Highway,
west of Sadsburyville, at about 6:30 o'clock last evening, from a blood
clot upon his brain. Mr. Paxson had been under treatment for several
years for high blood pressure.
Mr. Paxson was the second son of the late Joseph C. Paxson and Mary
Ann Paxson, his mother having died last November at the age of 91 years.
He was in the 62nd year of his age, having been born October 20,
1877, upon the farm now owned by Benjamin Paxson. He was reared upon
the nearby farm now owned and occupied by the Misses Meredith.
He formerly served as Supervisor in Sadsbury township, and also had
served for a number of years as Secretary of Sadsbury Grange.
He had attended the Moscow Public School and the Parkesburg
Academy. He was an active member of Upper Octorara Presbyterian Church,
Sadsbury Grange, 1085, and the Paxson Family Association of America,
whose reunions he always attended with great interest. He was a man of
jovial disposition and always had a laugh ready to share with others.
He was most upright in his daily life and had a vast number of friends.
Surviving him are his widow, Mary M. McPherson Paxson; one son,
Horace M. Paxson, Parkesburg, and one grandson, David Paxson, also three
brothers: Clayton K. Paxson, who resides with him; Wm. L. Paxson and
Harry A. Paxson, Parkesburg, and one sister, Mary R., wife of Ferree C.
He took up farming as his life work and owned and operated his own
fine farm upon the Lincoln Highway.
Daily Local News 18 January 1960
Mrs. David T. Paxson
Mary McPherson, 80, wife of the late David T. Paxson, of Parkesburg,
died Saturday in Coatesville Hospital.
Mrs. Paxson was born in West Caln Township the daughter of the late
David A. and Mary Blair McPherson. She was reared in Sadsburyville.
After her marriage she lived in Sadsburyville township until her
husband's death in 1939 after which she lived in Parkesburg the
remainder of her life.
She attended West Chester State Teachers College; was a member of
Sadsbury Grange No. 1085 for over 50 years, for many years she was a
member of Upper Octorara Presbyterian Church where she was active in the
old Church Assembly, Women's Association and other organizations.
A son Horace M. Paxson, of West Chester, and one grandson survive.
Daily Local News dated 23 July 1955
Mrs. William Paxson
Florence Bailey Paxson, wife of William Paxson of Conshohocken,
formerly of Atglen, died suddenly yesterday morning in Sacred Heart
Hospital, Norristown, in her 69th year.
Born near Steelville, the deceased was the daughter of the late
Thomas J. and Rachel Light Bailey. She was a resident of Atglen for a
number of years, but lived with her daughter in Conshohocken for the
past year. She was a member of Market Square Presbyterian Church of
Besides her husband she is survived by a daughter, Rachel, wife of
Thomas Cosgrove, Conshohocken and a brother, Elwood W. Bailey of
Daily Local News on 3 October 1927
The first case of infantile paralysis to appear here in several years
terminated in the death early yesterday afternoon of William H. Paxson,
Jr., ten year old son of William H. and Florence Paxson, at their farm
home on the South Valley road at the western edge of the borough.
The child, a pupil of Lenover School, became ill last Sunday and
remained out of school on Monday. He returned to school, attending
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, becoming ill again on that night.
His condition became serious on Saturday night. Several physicians
were called in, and the case took definite form, the paralysis of one
side of his body and head developed steadily.
State Health Officer Granville R. Boyd, of Westwood, visited the house
yesterday afternoon, placed the family under modified quarantine and
informed the stricken family that strictly private burial of the little
boy must be made within thirty-six hours, the arrangements for which
have not been completed at this writing.
The malady, which has puzzled scientists and physicians, has dealt a
double blow to the family, their oldest son, Joseph, now a young man,
having remained entirely paralysed from the waist down since attacked by
the disease during his infant years, and has been confined to a wheeled
chair ever since. Their other surviving child is Rachel, a pupil in
Parkesburg High School.
Daily Local News on 4 October 1927
Private funeral services are being held this morning for little
William H. Paxson, Jr., who died from infantile paralysis on Sunday.
Interment is being made in the Atglen Baptist Cemetery.
Daily Local News dated 17 February 1971.
Mrs. Harry A. Paxson
Mrs. Helen Chalfant Paxson, 80, of Star Route, Parkesburg, died in
the Coatesville Hospital yesterday morning.
Widow of the late Harry A. Paxson, she was born at Lenover, a
daughter of the late Harry and Clara Young Chalfant.
She had lived in the Parkesburg area all of her life and was a
member of the Upper Octorara Presbyterian Church. She had taught in the
Coatesville School System for 35 years, and eight years at Octorara
Mrs. Paxson was a graduate of Parkesburg High School and Darlington
Seminary, West Chester, Peabody Institute of Music, Philadelphia and the
West Chester State College.
She is survived by two sons, Harry C., of Star Route, Parkesburg;
and James H., of West Grove; seven grandchildren.
Daily Local News dated 17 February 1971.
PAXSON--Of Star Route, Parkesburg, Pa on Tuesday, February 16, 1971,
Helen Chalfant Paxson, wife of the late Harry A. Paxson in her 81st
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the services from the
James W. Wilde and Sons Funeral Home, 434 Main St., Parkesburg, Pa., on
Sunday, February 21, at 2 p. m. Interment Upper Octorara Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Funeral Home on Saturday evening.
Daily Local News dated 23 February 1971.
MRS. HENRY A. PAXSON
Funeral services for Helen Chalfant Paxson of Star Route,
Parkesburg, were held on Sunday from the James W. Wilde and Sons Funeral
Home, Parkesburg. The Rev. James H. Brown of the Upper Octorara
Presbyterian Church officiated. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Bearers were David Chalfant, Robert Chalfant, Howard Chalfant, Drew
Paxson, Timmy Paxson and James Paxson.
(note: the given name for Helen Chalfant Paxson's husband should be
Daily Local News dated March 1912.
At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Paxson, near Black Horse, on
Wednesday evening, March 20, their daughter, Miss Mary R. Paxson, became
the bride of Ferree C. Grossman, a farmer, residing about two miles west
of this place. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Thomas Kerr, pastor
of Upper Octorara Presbyterian Church, and was attended by only the two
immediate families. The bride and groom were recipients of many
handsome presents besides the good wishes of their many friends for a
long and happy journey on the sea of matrimonial bliss. After their
return from a short wedding tour they will reside at the home of Mr.
Grossman's mother, where the groom is engaged in farming.
Daily Local News
West Chester, PA., Friday, January 28, 1910
Vol. XXXVIII, No. 60
Price, One Cent
This Paper has the Largest Circulation of the Inland
dailies of this State
The Pioneer Daily of Chester Co.
It's the People's Paper Regardless of Political or
Trial of Joseph M. Huston, the Capitol architect, is
postponed until March 31, because of illness.
George L. Marion, theatrical agent, who killed his
wife, is convicted of murder in the first degree.
Rochester firemen with hose prevent Pennsylvania
Railroad laborers from laying tracks.
Bridgeport's political war is ended by Democrats
indorsing Republican candidates for School Board.
State Board of Agriculture adjourns after adopting
resolutions demanding equalization of taxation.
The State Board of Agriculture made many
recommendations to the Legislature in the closing
session of its annual meeting.
The Reading Railway announced an increase of 13
percent in the wages of its 1200 engineers.
Four men were killed in a freight wreck on the
Pennsylvania Railroad near Titusville.
Arrested on Honeymoon.
Sad Climax to Trip of West Grove Elopers.
Thrown Into Prison Cell After Celebrating the Wedding
in a Love Feast at Home of Uncle.
A Philadelphia paper tells this sad story of a young
couple who are known among Italian residents of this
To be arrested on their wedding night, after eloping
from their home in West Grove, Chester county, to this
city, and after the marriage ceremony had been
performed in Camden, to be thrown into separate cells
at the Central Station, was the cruel lot of Joseph
Sciarra, aged 23, and Maria Tavoni, aged 17 years.
This morning at Central Station they faced charges of
larceny and the newly made husband an additional
charge of enticing a minor from home.
The couple have resided at West Grove all their
lives, for, while they are of Italian parentage, both
were born in this county. They were boy and girl
sweethearts. The "true course," however, was jarred
by the opposition of the aunt and uncle of the girl.
When Sciarra asked the aunt for her niece's hand in
marriage, the aunt said he must first ask the girl.
"But I have done that, and she promised to marry me,"
said Sciarra. The aunt then changed her tactics and
would not give her consent, saying the girl was too
Finding the uncle obdurate also, the couple agreed to
elope to this city, where Sciarra has an uncle who
keeps a saloon at Eighth and Dickinson streets.
Yesterday the scheme was put into execution, and last
night the marriage was performed in Camden. Returning
to this city, there was feasting until early this
morning. Shortly after the newly wedded couple had
retired Detectives Wood and Coogan arrived with a
warrant for the arrest of both on a charge of larceny
preferred by the uncle, John Tavoni.
The document charged the pair with taking jewelry
valued at $100 from the aunt and uncle, and there was
the additional charge against Sciarra. In these
complains the husband and wife were locked up. To the
police both indignantly denied having taken any
The bride said that she was an orphan and lived with
her aunt and uncle, receiving only her board and
clothing. They valued her services, and it was
because they wanted her back, the bride thinks, the
charge was made.
She denied being entired [enticed] away from home,
and said that she came away because she loved Sciarra
and wanted to marry him. The marriage license was
produced in evidence to the police.
Foreign Exchange Bought and Sold.
Chester County Trust Company, West Chester, PA.
Court House Jots.
Here and There Among the Offices on The Temple
Register of Wills J. Edge Spackman is acknowledged as
the champion checker player of the Court House. After
the work of the day is over he occasionally tries a
game, and thus far has been able to come out first
best. Some of his competitors have been Abraham
Wanger, Esq., former District Attorney; Oliver B.
Channell and Arthur P. Reid, Esq., all of whom
willingly take off their hats to the Coatesville man.
A resident of the Court House - that is, one who
spends several of his waking hours there every day,
advises that a bulletin board, or directory, with the
names of the offices and their locations, be placed at
each entrance to the building. Every stranger is
obliged to inquire, and some hesitate about asking.
Hence the need of a guide board.
There is said to be more hasty work in the marriage
license department than any other in the Court House.
Many grooms do not realize the need of a license until
the hour of performing the ceremony, and then think a
license can be procured at any time and almost
anywhere. The license can easily be had from a
Justice of the Peace, but it is necessary to appear
before him and give him time to send to West Chester
and have the paper returned to him. Never passes a
week but some anxious groom, whose wedding hour
approaches, is set to guessing on how quickly he may
be equipped with the license.
Law Librarian James Wallace wishes some one would
tell him how to protect the marble steps in the annex.
He scrubs them every few days, only to find them
black in and [an] hour or two, especially in times
when snow is on the ground, or rain has lately fallen.
If they were covered with boards their beauty could
not bee seen, and carpet or matting is out of the
To rid a horse of worms without putting him out of
commission, use Fairfield's Blood Tonic for Horses
Only. It acts in Nature's way perfecting digestion
and nutrition, purifying the blood and expelling all
poisons and impurities. Sold under written guarantee
by O. E. Moses, Anselma; The Coatesville Hardware
Company, Coatesville; R. T. Warner, Malvern; E.A.
Pitt, Oxford, and John McFall, Springton Mills.
Nickels Are Not Bogus.
For some time there has been an impression that large
numbers of bogus nickels have been circulated in this
section, but it turns out that the most of them are as
good as any. They do not work properly in slot
machines and look as though they are badly battered.
There have been many inquiries at the Philadelphia
Mint and it has developed that nearly all of these
complained of are dated 1898. The explanation is that
the pieces of that date were made largely from
imperfect dies, giving them the appearance of being
scarred on one side. In one slot machine here several
of them have been found which worked as they should
but others would not.
Reading Railroad Increases Wages.
New Order, Affecting Twelve Hundred Engineers
Announced by Manager Dice.
A Reading, Pa., special of January 27 says: Orders
affecting every engineer of the Philadelphia and
Reading Railroad system were issued to-day by General
Manager A. T. Dice to the effect that beginning
February 1 there will be an increase of wages for all
the engineers, bringing the scale of wages up to a par
with that paid in all systems in the country. The
increase will average about 13 per cent more than the
The order came as the result of a conference between
Manager Dice and a committee of the engineers
representing the entire system. At this meeting the
representatives of the engineers considered the
proposition of the officials and decided that it was a
good one. They at once communicated with Manager
Dice, with the above result. The outcome is an
important one, since it affects at least 1200 men and
does away with all likelihood of trouble with the
The officers of the committee of adjustment of the
Reading system of the Brotherhood of Locomotive
Engineers are as follows: President, F. B. Hines,
Cape May, N. J.; vice president, James F. Harley,
Pottsville; secretary and treasurer, W. H. Burnell,
How Morris Died.
West Chester Colored Man Was Murdered by a Woman.
The body of William Wesley Morris, aged about 23
years, a colored resident and grandson of Thomas
Wesley, of this place, who has been living in New York
city for a short time, where he was shot and killed by
a woman a few days ago, was brought to this place
yesterday by a West Chester undertaker, who made the
trip after it. The funeral will take place form the
home of a relative on Sunday next.
The story of the shooting, as told by the man who
went after the body and investigated the affair, is
that Morris, in company with a woman known to inmates
of the house only as "Mag," went to a place known to
the police as the "Devil's Kitchen," a rooming house,
on Thirty-seventh street, above Sixth avenue, where
they went into a room and a moment later there was an
altercation. The woman rushed form the room but
returned a moment later and drawing a revolver, shot
Morris through the head and a moment later through the
body. The last bullet passed through his heart, but
he staggered to a stairway and fell down the latter,
being only able to gasp who had shot him before he
The police of the district in which the shooting took
place are investigating and looking for the woman, who
fled immediately after firing the shots. The life of
Morris was insured here for a small amount in an
industrial company, which is having the affair
Saw Sally's Photograph
Likeness of the Original "Sally Fairthorne" Mrs.
Brown's Cherished Possession.
Delayed at Kennett Square by missing a trolley
connection a party of travelers over the West Chester
road were pleasantly entertained for an hour yesterday
at the home of Mrs. Mary P. Brown, North Union Street.
Mrs. Brown, who is active and energetic in spite of
her seventy-seven years, showed them many relics of
interest, among them being three photographs of her
stepmother, the late Sara Taylor Jacobs, the original
of Bayard Taylor's "Sally Fairthorne." The last of
these was taken shortly before Mrs. Jacobs' death, at
97 years. Another showed her at 90, a well preserved,
intelligent looking person. The third, and, perhaps,
most interesting, represented her at twenty-one,
looking just as one would imagine "Sally Fairthorne"
ought to have looked. The photograph was taken from a
painting which is now in the possession of one of
Bayard Taylor's sisters. It shows a handsome,
spirited looking young girl, with dark hair parted and
falling in curls back of either ear. Flowers in her
hair give an added touch of grace, while the low-cut
bodice displays a rounded throat and pretty shoulders.
Mrs. Brown's father, Samuel Jacobs, was a cabinet
maker and undertaker in Kennett many years ago, and
she points out with pride numerous articles of
furniture which he made. Among them is a handsome
tall clock, whose case is his workmanship,
Perhaps the most venerable article pointed out was a
rocking chair, straight of back, but still strong at
150 years, and next to that in age was a brown skirt,
elaborately quilted which Mrs. Brown proudly displays
as her grandmother's wedding skirt, and which is 111
There was not a break apparently in the cloth, a fact
the more remarkable because Mrs. Brown frequently
wears it as a warm underskirt.
The pilgrims before they left voted Mrs. Brown a
charming hostess and congratulated themselves upon
having missed their trolley.
Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Chester County,
The following named persons have been appointed to
receive the Annual premiums due this Company on
January 15th, 1910:
Marshall S. Way, West Chester.
E. M. Ludwick, Honeybrook.
James Wagenseller, Glen Moore.
Martin Wetzlar, Coventryville.
H. H. Gilkyson, Phoenixville.
Wm. W. Dougherty, Guthrieville.
Joseph H. Johnson, Downington.
Thomas S. Furry, Lionville.
M. E. Walker, New Centreville.
E. R. Green, Kennett Square.
Sullivan Bros., Landenberg
Charles P. Lukens, Parkesburg.
Emma M. McClure, Brandywine Manor.
C. T. Richards, Kembleville.
E. E. Rambo, Coatesville.
H. S. Worth, Oxford.
T. J. Foulke, Collamer.
J. C. Mackey, New London.
Thomas J. Philips, Atglen.
Harry Wilson, Gum Tree.
William R. Chambers, Unionville.
Mahlon G. Brosius, Chatham.
Walter S. Lilley, Marshallton.
I.T. McFarlan, Wagontown.
W. T. Yerkes, Berwyn.
Joseph Pyle, West Grove.
S. W. Townsend, Cochranville.
John L. Smith, Chester springs.
T. Norman Pyle, Malvern.
John Dengler, Elverson.
William Smith, Pottstown Landing.
John H. Skiles, Compass.
W. H. Cornog, Ithan.
F. F. Williamson, Media.
Joseph H. Brinton, Camp Ground.
Brinton Walter, Christiana.
John S. Garrigues, Bryn Mawr.
B. P. Cooper, Secretary.
Locked in Bank Vault for Three Long Hours.
Banker's Daughter Endangers Her Life Playing a Girlish
Prank - How It Happened.
A Rising Sun, Md., special of January 27 says: Miss
Marion Pyle, the pretty daughter of Charles S. Pyle,
Vice-President and cashier of the national bank here,
was a prisoner in the big vault of the institution for
three hours last night.
Just at the closing hour, when her father was putting
his papers away, Miss Marion took the coat of Miss
Jenkins, the bank stenographer, and hid herself in the
vault unobserved by Mr. Pyle, who presently closed and
locked up the vault, shutting his daughter inside and
The young woman was not missed until supper, when the
family became anxious because she had always been very
punctual, and were about to send messengers in search.
However, Mr. Pyle had occasion to visit his private
office and heard screams coming from the vault. He
opened the doors and found his missing daughter in an
almost fainting condition.
Costly Food Has No Terrors Here.
Hidden Canaries Sing at Luxurious Ball, Theatre Party
and Cotillon, With Rare Feast.
The Favors Are of Gold
Says a Philadelphia paper of this morning:
Two years ago Philip S. P. Randolph gave the famous
"butterfly ball" to his daughter, Miss Dorothy
Randolph. At this affair thousands of rare and
beautiful butterflies, collected from all parts of the
world, were released alive in the ballroom.
Last night Mr. Randolph gave another ball, vying with
the butterfly ball in novelty and luxurious beauty.
This ball was given to his second daughter, Miss
Following a theater party, a cotillion was given in
the Clover Room of the Bellevue-Stratford. After the
cotillon supper was served in the Red Room.
The decorations, which were by Habermehl's Sons,
transformed the room into an outdoor garden, with a
pale moonlight casting a soft glow over the fairyland
of flowers. A latticework of smilax interwoven with
pink roses hid the ceiling of the room, while tiny
stars shone in between. Peacocks, with their
wonderful colors glistening under the light, stood
about the room, while canaries, invisible to the eye,
sang. In the center of the room was an immense bunch
of pink azaleas and bouganvillas, flanked on either
side by rustic benches. In the corners of the room
country gates were placed, which when opened revealed
rustic benches. An electric fountain played at one
end of the room.
The tables were placed on a floor of smilax, and
grassy paths led from one table to another. On each
candelabra, banked by showers of pink roses, glowed,
and the whole effect was that of a beautiful summer
night in a luxuriant garden.
The favors were unique and costly. For the women,
gold baskets filled with cut flowers and other gold
trinkets were given. The men received gold cigarette
cases and cigar cutters.
Mr. Randolph received his guests, sixty in number, at
the entrance to the ball room, and was assisted by
Miss Dorothy Randolph and Mrs. Fredrick Thurston
Mason, who acted as hostess. The cotillon was led by
Miss Hannah Randolph and Robert Kelso Cassatt.
Burned in Explosion.
Miss Bessie Murphy, Coatesville, Hurt in Factory Where
Keim Was Killed.
While at work in the factory of Tait Railway Signal
Company, Coatesville, yesterday afternoon about three
o'clock, Miss Bessie Murphy, who lives north of the
Pennsylvania Railroad, was badly burned.
An explosion occurred while materials were being mixed
to make the filler for signals. Miss Murphy was sent
to her home for treatment.
The factory is the same one in which Walter Keim was
killed by an explosion about six weeks ago.
North End Fox Hunters
What proved to be the best fox chase of the year was
held yesterday afternoon in the Chestnut Hills by a
party composed of town hunters and Chester county
hunters. The chase lasted until late last evening,
the dogs being on the trail of the fox until after it
became dark and the riders left the chase.
The riders of the party were George C. Smith, of
South Pottstown, master of hounds; Harry W. Smith,
Col. M. M. Missimer, Merit M. Missimer, Jr., and
Claude Keim. The chase was the first of the season
that the Pottstown veteran hunter participated in and
he remarked that he enjoyed the sport more yesterday
than he did at any other chase he ever attended.
Fingers Were Crushed
Russell Hunsberger, of near Kenilworth, was the victim
of a painful accident yesterday afternoon while at
work at the Wilbraham-Green Blower Works, Pottstown.
The index and ring finger of his right hand were cut
off at the first joint by his getting his hand fast in
one of the large blowers while it was in operation.
Want License at Pawling.
General B. F. Fisher, of Schuylkill, was in West
Chester yesterday and filed in the office of Clerk of
Courts Sanders M. Collins an application for a license
for General Fisher's son-in-law A. Murray Vanderslice,
of Audubon, who desires to sell liquor at the old
Pawling Hotel. The house was licensed several years
ago, for a period of two years, Henry Bean being the
proprietor. It is said there will be no remonstrance
--- Relatives of Miss Mary Haffley, of Chester
Springs, are receiving interesting letters from her
regarding her life in California. Miss Haffley, who
is a member of the Normal School Class of 1906, is
teaching in California, where she is enjoying the
best of health and finds her work thoroughly
--- We surely deserve that promised early Spring after
all this snow and ice, etc.
--- Here's where the lawn mower has the laugh on the
--- Lots of young folks were enjoying the coasting on
East Union street last night.
--- Y. M. C. A. election of officers to-night.
--- Indoor base ball league of firemen's teams will
close to-morrow night. Who will land the banner?
--- Go to Buckman's great Writing Paper slaughter
sale. The best values ever offered in town.
Estate of Isaac Pusey.
Late of London Grove, Dec'd.
Letters Testamentary on the above Estate having been
granted to the undersigned, all persons indebted to
the said Estate are required to make payment, and
those having claims to present the same, without
Emily Pusey, Executrix.
Avondale, Chester county, Pa.
Gheen & Parke, Attys.
The Death of Dr. Ash.
The following additional facts have been furnished the
News relating to Dr. W. W. Ash, whose death was
announced in yesterday's issue:
Dr. William MacGregor Ash died at his home at
Woodside Park, Maryland, near Washington, D. C.,
Wednesday night of heart failure. He was at his
office in the Pension Bureau during the day, and
retired about 10.15. He was stricken shortly
thereafter, and passed away at 11.15, apparently
Dr. Ash was born in Chester county. He enlisted when
17 years old in Company K, commanded by Captain
William R. Ash, 27th Pennsylvania Volunteers,
re-enlisted in the 199th Penna Vols, and was
discharged in 1865 on account of a gunshot wound in
the left thigh, received at Fort Gregg, in front of
At the time of his death he was a member of McCall
Post, G. A. R., West Chester. He was chief operator
and train dispatcher of the old West Chester and
Philadelphia Railroad, and manager of the telegraph
office, when it was located in the old depot on Gay
street, after which he served for five years in the
Signal Corps of the U. S. Army.
He was a member of Hiram Lodge, F. & A. M.; Potomac
R. A. Chapter and Potomac Commandery, Knights Templar.
Dr. Ash will be buried on Saturday next in the
beautiful Arlington Cemetery, at Washington, where but
recently was laid to rest the remains of his nephew,
Paymaster Howard Painter Ash, U. S. Navy, the son of
his only brother, James R. M. Ash. Dr. Ash leaves a
widow, who was formerly Miss Sophie D. Singles, of
Henry L. Thompson
After an illness of two weeks caused by a stroke of
apoplexy, Henry L. Thompson, died last evening at 11
o'clock at the residence of his son-in-law, Conrad M.
Rath, of Titlow's Corner, North Coventry township. He
was aged 77 years.
He is survived by three children: Benjamin H.
Thompson, of Harrisburg; Mrs. Laberta Moore, of No. 72
South Charlotte street, and Mrs. Conrad M. Rath, of
North Coventry. He is also survived by the following
brothers and sisters: Mrs. R. A. Miller, of West
Vincent; Isaac L. Thompson, of Coatesville; Joseph
Thompson, of California, and Mrs. Thomas McFarland, of
Mrs. Philip Godley.
At Haverford yesterday, Mary V., wife of Philip
Godley, died. She was a member of the Church of the
Redeemer, Bryn Mawr, where her funeral will take
place. Mrs. Godley was formerly Miss Downing, sister
of Thomas Downing, Whitford, and widely known in the
On Tuesday the funeral of Matilda Conquest, the widow
of William Conquest, took place at her late residence,
in West Brandywine township, the services being
conducted by Rev. Hector A. MacLean, of the Brandywine
Manor Church. There was a good attendance of
relatives and friends. Interment was made at the East
Brandywine Baptist Cemetery. She leaves to mourn her
loss Margaret, Elizabeth and William, who are at home,
all single; Walter, who is a carpenter, and resides at
Atlantic City; Grant, who is married, and lives in
Coatesville. She was a sister-in-law of Harry
Conquest, at Bondsville.
In Hymen's Toils.
Wednesday morning, Miss Elsie D. Butt, of Black Rock,
became the bride of Harry R. Miller, of Spring City.
The ceremony was performed by the Rev. W. O. Fegely,
in the parsonage of the Trappe Lutheran Church, and
was witnessed by only a few friends and relatives of
the couple. The couple left on an extended wedding
trip, Atlantic City being their first stopping place.
They will reside in Spring City upon their return.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ellis J.
Butt, and has been living at the Black Rock Hotel, of
which Mr. Butt is proprietor.
John Hennings Tryon, Modena, born in Philadelphia, son
of George W. Tryon, and Elizabeth May Burns, Modena,
born in Philadelphia, daughter of Harry K. Burns.
Church Dedication Still On There - Personal and Social
Last night was men's night at the dedication week
service at the Presbyterian Church, the occasion being
a specially felicitous one. The rear of the church
was filled with young men. An excellent address on
the Brotherhood work was given by J. T. Twaddell,
Elder of St. John's Presbyterian Church, of Devon, and
the Rev. James A. Worden. D. D., of Philadelphia, gave
an electrical talk to the men of the congregation, in
which he pointed out the need of the church for their
help in Christian effort. Chas. S. Swayne sang "A
Soldier of the Cross," and Samuel P. Butz contributed
a beautiful solo. After the service the men of the
audience were served to a light repast in the social
room of the church by the ladies.
The body of Mrs. Mary A. Hicks, of Philadelphia,
arrived here, at noon yesterday and was interred at
London Grove yesterday afternoon.
Miss Elizabeth Lamborn and Charles Beck, of
Philadelphia, are spending a few days at the home of
Frank Lamborn, Kennett township.
J. I. Twaddell, of Devon, was the guest of Mr. and
Mrs. George W. Taft, last night.
Mrs. William Davis is spending a few days in New York
Dr. James A. Worden, Philadelphia, was entertained by
Mr. and Mrs. George Ladley during his stay in town for
the dedication service at the Presbyterian Church.
Miss Helen Baker, of West Chester, is teaching at
Martin Academy during the illness of Miss Ruth
Mrs. Norman Clark and her two little sons are ill
with pneumonia and two nurses are in attendance.
Miss Harriet McConkey continues very ill at her home
William Fost is confined to bed and suffers much from
the affliction of carbuncles.
John Alexander, of Unionville, is quite ill of an
attack of angina pectoris and was unable to be at the
bank here yesterday.
Down in Delaware County
A Chester special of January 27 says: The new City
Republican Executive Committee organized to-night by
electing City Treasurer E. B. McClenachan Chairman; H.
C. Seth, Secretary, and Walter Craig, Treasurer.
State Senator William C. Sproul was indorsed for
Governor and the committee declared in favor of the
$600,000 loan bill.
A Media special of January 27 says: George Neville,
a soldier, and Mrs. Ruth E. Shaw were married last
evening by Rev. William Tenton Kruse, pastor of
Middletown Presbyterian Church. Both are from
Philadelphia. Frank J. Bannon and Anna D. Dunn, both
of Philadelphia, were married by Justice of the Peace
F. F. Williamson.
Extensive interior improvements having been made to
St. Andrew's Methodist Episcopal Church, at Llanerch,
of which the Rev. Embury P. Bryan is pastor.
"Reopening Day" will be observed on Sunday.
Charles F. Goodley died at his home near Booth's
Corner after an illness of a few days. A delegation
from Concord Grange, No. 1141, will attend the
funeral, which will take place on Saturday afternoon.
Coatesville May Have a Clue
To the Little Girl Found on a Doorstep Yesterday
The Y. M. C. A. Serves Up an Entertaining Occasion -
Changes - Personal, Social and Other Borough Matters.
The police of Coatesville believe they have a clue to
the parents of the little six-week's-old girl left on
the porch of S. Rubin, Church street, Wednesday night.
Mrs. Bell, Main street, took the child to the County
Home yesterday afternoon. Yesterday morning many
persons called at the Home to see the child. "It was
surprising how quickly the baby picked up while
receiving good care," said Policeman Edgar Rice to a
Daily Local News reporter this morning. The baby's
chin and two fingers were frost bitten.
Withholding the names from publication the
authorities think they will be able to locate the
parents. It is reported that the infant belonged to a
woman who lived on Chestnut street, between First and
Second avenues. A baby answering to the description
of the one found was born on that street about two
months ago. After leaving there it is reported that
the woman had made the remark that she would like to
give the infant away. The police think that the
mother of the infant might have also boarded on
Chestnut street, between Third and Fourth avenues, and
the last place on East Merchant street. The sack worn
by the infant when found is said to have resembled one
purchased by a woman whose husband worked on the new
blast furnace, but who left here recently with his
The authorities will take a party to Embreeville
to-day who has an idea she might be able to identify
the child, and if this can be done the parents will be
arrested and asked to explain why they should desire
to forsake such a bright little girl. There is one
family in Coatesville, to whom it was thought the
child might belong, but it is reported that a woman in
West Coatesville who saw the baby at the Rice home
declares the infant does not belong to the said
Rube Social a Big Success.
One of the most unique sociables ever held in the
Young Men's Christian Association took place last
night when, an "open house" for men was the occasion.
Secretary Irvin Hoffman deserves much credit for the
arrangement. About three hundred men were present.
The skiddoo squad, in charge of Chester Ash,
twenty-three men attired in farmers' clothes, did some
very amusing stunts in the gymnasium. Then the rube
orchestra, in charge of Dr. W. S. Ridgway, rendered
entertaining music. Songs by Miss Grace Bomberger and
Ellis White, and piano solos, Charles Espenshade;
violin solo, by Oscar Smith, recitation by Walter
Rodgers, and a talk by Secretary Irvin Hoffman were
Bowling, shuffleboard and other games occupied the
attention of the men who gathered to have a good time.
Gingerbread and milk were served as refreshments.
The occasion was a big success, and the Secretary and
those who assisted are very much pleased.
Goes to Altoona.
Charles Webb has resigned his position with the Boiler
Works and taken a similar one with the Pennsylvania
Railroad Car Shops at Altoona. Mr. Webb, who resides
on the annex, will move his family to Altoona next
Change in Positions.
Frederic L. Wood will succeed A. Samuels, who goes to
Wayne. Mr. Wood, who has been Assistant
Superintendent of the Prudential in West Chester, will
assume the same charge in Coatesville. While over in
West Chester he has retained his residence here.
Horace Peace, Philadelphia, is visiting in
Charles Russell, West Coatesville, who has been sick,
is able to be out again.
Vernon, son of Graham H. Bentley, East Main street,
has been confined to the house by illness.
Miss Helen Brick, daughter of T. S. Brick, East Main
street, has accepted a position as stenographer and
typewriter in the National Bank of Coatesville.
A foreigner employed in the stock mill, Viaduct, had
his hand painfully mashed last night.
Charles, the three-year-old son of B. F. Barnes, East
Fallowfield township, fell downstairs in the barn, and
when found by his father, was lying across a pick axe.
The little fellow was not so badly injured as was
Surveyors Cause Comment.
The presence of a corps of surveyors on East Chestnut
street, between Third and Fourth avenues, has caused
some speculation on the part of the citizens. Stakes
have been driven in yards, including J. V. Pennegar's.
Some say that the men are employed by the
Pennsylvania Railroad, while others think that the
Conestoga Traction Company has the men at work. It is
reported here that the latter concern desires to have
a franchise through the town without going over the
West Chester Street Railway's tracks, and the last
concern named will no doubt hold out for concessions.
A carload of machinery for the new shirt waist factory
in the skating rink arrived in Coatesville via the
Pennsylvania Railroad yesterday. A force of men are
engaged to-day unloading the machinery and placing it
in position. This looks like business, and the
Business Men's Association are deserving of
commendation for securing such an industry for the
Kept Wedding Secret Three Weeks.
Married three weeks ago and gone to house keeping at
603 East Chestnut, this borough, the news of the
marriage of P. Warren Rettew, clerk in the local
Pennsylvania Railroad freight station to Miss Mary A.
Smedley, of Newtown Square, has just leaked out and
the couple have had the joke on their friends.
Mr. Rettew, who is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J.
Rettew, of Glen Moore, and Miss Smedley, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. William B. Smedley, Newtown Square, were
married on the afternoon of Monday, January 10th,
1910, by the Rev. Dr. George H. Bickley, 154 North
Twenty-first street, Philadelphia. Mr. and Mrs.
Rettew enjoyed an extensive wedding trip and returned
to Coatesville and took up their abode in a newly
furnished home. The groom is a popular member of the
Brandywine Fire Company.
Warden Allison After 'Em.
Game and Fish Warden John Allison expects to make some
arrests to-day. He has learned that some fortigners
are hunting with guns. He is investigating to-day and
expects to make an example of some of them.
Goes to Portsmouth.
Walter Jackson, son of A. S. Jackson, this place, has
signed to play ball with Portsmouth, Virginia league
this season. Young Jackson has made good as a catcher
and before next season is over he might be with
Lancaster as that town is very anxious to secure him.
Lancaster will make an effort to get him from
Among the Firemen.
Drivers Charles Frymoyer and Henry Miller exercise the
fire horses daily and in this manner they are kept in
fine fettle. The horses at the two fire companies are
A delegation of firemen from Parkesburg visited the
Brandywine house last night and looked at the chemical
The tournament at the Brandywine will begin after the
first of February. The pool room has had new electric
lights installed in it and the cues are all in good
shade. The firemen are looking forward to much
interest in the tournament.
"Scow," the black cat that fell from the Brandywine
truck and was run over, is recovering.
Not Generally Known.
And now some of the leaders are trying to break up the
independent ticket by using their influence to get one
of the candidates to withdraw his name. This move as
yet has not been successful.
The political situation in Coatesville will be a
three-cornered affair this time. There doesn't seem
to be much talk about the result, though.
Oxford Experiences a Real Estate Boom
Religious, Social, Personal, Scientific and Other Home
News Told in a Short Way.
Mrs. Thomas McIntire, of Hopewell, has been in
Philadelphia, visiting her sister.
William Stephens, East Nottingham, has been visiting
his brother, Walter Stephens, of West Grove.
Mrs. Annie M. Palmer, of Avondale, is the guest of
her daughter, Mrs. George B. Passmore.
Miss Josephine Ivison, Oxford, was entertained this
week by Miss Mary Passmore, of Nottingham.
Miss Anna Gyles, of Rising Sun, Md., is the guest of
her aunt, Mrs. James McFalls, Barnsley.
Miss Gertrude Ramsey, of Philadelphia, is spending a
few days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William
Ramsey, near Oxford.
Mrs. William Barnett and Miss Carrie McKensie, East
Nottingham, are visiting with friends in West Chester.
Mrs. Elmer E. Reynolds and daughter have returned
from Rising Sun, Md., where they visited Mrs. Amanda
Mrs. David Morris, of Rising Sun, Md., is visiting
her sister, Mrs. Alexis Watson.
Mr. Noble Albright, of Harrisburg, is spending a
short vacation with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William
Mr. and Mrs. George Terry, of Hopewell, have returned
form a visit to Aldus Herr and family, Rising Sun, Md.
Bits of Interest.
Miss Herr, of Chrome, has gone to Philadelphia, where
she will take a course in trained nursing at the
Elwood A. Reynolds is making arrangements for the
erection of a large barn on his premises in East
Nottingham. The structure will be 46 by 52 feet.
A fine cow belonging to Chester Reisler, of Elk
township, died last night.
Mr. and Mrs. Milton A. Jenness, of Colerain, have
both been suffering from the grippe. Mrs. Leonard M.
Hess, of Oxford, has been staying with them.
The members of the Nottingham Presbyterian Church are
getting the manse ready for their new minister, Rev.
William C. McKnight, who, with his family, will arrive
from Deerfield, New Jersey, about the first of
February. Rev. Mr. McKnight has two sons and one
James F. Twohig, of Coatesville, is visiting in
Lincoln University, with his sister, Mrs. Conner
Mrs. David D. Squire of Hopewell has been in
Philadelphia, attending the funeral of her brother,
Charles G. Weed, which was held Wednesday. Mr. Weed
was seventy years old and a veteran of the Civil War.
Miss Edna Killain, the fourteen year old daughter of
William Killain, fell through a hole in the barn and
broke her arm near the shoulder.
The family cow of William G. Brinton died late
Wednesday night, after being sick four days with
Mr. and Mrs. Hughes W. Coxe, of Elk township,
entertained a sled load of Oxford friends at their
home Thursday evening, the party and all had a
Miss Carolyn Reed, of Holidaysburg, Pa., who is
visiting Miss Frances Smith, has been suffering with
congestion of the stomach.
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Reburn, of Lower Oxford, went to
Philadelphia Thursday, where Mrs. Reburn takes part as
a pianist in a number of concerts in the city and
William E. Summerill, of near Lincoln, has gone to
Philadelphia, to accept a position in the engine room
of the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel.
Real Estate Moves
William Wilson has sold his farm of 60 acres, in Upper
Oxford, to Joseph Gooss on private terms.
John P. Farra, a former resident of Chester county,
has sold his ranch of 260 acres at Burns, Oregon, and
contemplates coming to this neighborhood to make his
future home. He just returned west after a visit to
his brother, Frank Farra, of Oxford, and yearns for
Emmor B. Morrison has sold his fine farm of 154
acres, in Upper Oxford, to Ellsworth Leonard, of
Russellville, for $13,000.
The property of the late Rebecca Haines, of Rising
Sun, Md., was sold Monday afternoon to David Hanna for
A farm of 123 acres in Franklin township, belonging
to the estate of Hannah P. Thompson, was sold at
public sale to Walter To Conard, of New London
township for $76 per acre.
W. Taylor Bicking, of Oxford, has sold his farm of
130 acres in Upper Oxford to Clarence Webster, for
$4800. Enoch L. Harlan, administrator for Henry A.
McClellan, sold a house and building lot in
Russellville, Thursday for $605 to W. Frank Steele.
The farm of 162 acres, in Franklin township,
belonging to the estate of Sarah M. Good, has been
sold to Marshall J. Shakespeare, of Philadelphia, for
$40 per acre.
Maryland Farmers Close Fields
The Maryland farmers close to the Mason and Dixon line
are in disrepute among the travelers who are forced to
use the roads in their neighborhood. Despite the
great thaw snow drifts are many and very high and in
the beginning fields were opened at almost every farm
place to permit access to the highways. Now since the
ground is so soft the owners feel compelled to close
their fields in order to protect the coming crops and
state that it is up to the Supervisors to make the
roads fit for travel.
The evangelistic campaign which is being arranged for
during the early part of February, will be conducted
upon business like methods and members of all churches
of Oxford are looking forward to a very successful
series of union meetings. All the denominations are
united in the services which will be held in the
Presbyterian Church, commencing February 13th. Rev.
E. L. Hyde and Professor J. Lincoln Hall will have
charge of the meetings. The Executive Body met Monday
evening and announced the following committees:
Financial, Robert N. Griffith, W. Smith Strickland,
Jonathan Michener, Thomas Melrath, Joel Pennock,
William M. Hansen, J. Fred Engler and A. Emerson Pitt;
Publicity, Captain E. L. Gilligan, Madison L.
McCullough, Alfred Woodruff and J. H. A. Hutchison;
Entertainment, A. Louis Pugh, C. Anderson, Strickland
Slack and Evan Meloney; Music, William G. Crowl, E. W.
Rupert, William H. Snyder and Norman Wilson.
Botanists Off to Bahama Islands.
Joel Carter, of West Nottingham, is now on a trip to
the Bahama Islands, in company with Dr. J.H. Small,
head curator of the New York Botanical Gardens, in
Bronx Park, searching for rare and hitherto unheard of
specimens of vegetation to which they will give names
and introduce the scientific world of botanists. Mr.
Carter has gained a wide reputation in this respect
and has made numerous similar trips to the South,
spending two winters in Florida, the early part of
this winter in Miami, where his party were given a
steam yacht for their exclusive use. The present
party numbers nine men, three of whom handle the yacht
and three prepare the plants. They will be gone
several weeks and expect to spend some time visiting
the Islands of Andros.
Downingtown Doings Paragraphed
Personal, Social and Other News Gathered in the Double
Borough Early This Morning.
Miss Louise McDonald has returned home after a few
days' visit at the home of Mr. J. R. Lowry.
The regular meeting of the Improved Order of Red Men
was held last evening in the Lodge room. There was a
large attendance and business of importance was
Harry Deets has removed from Bradford avenue to
The Minquas Fire Company has been the recipient of a
fine present in the form of a picture. The picture is
an oil painting of the burning of Chambersburg. It
was given them by A. G. C. Breeze and is a beautiful
piece of work. The painting at one time was the
property of Governor Curtin.
Improvements to Fire House.
Extensive improvements are being made around the Alert
Fire House and things are being put in first-class
order. The floor in the stable has been torn out and
replaced by a new one. Several new tables have been
placed in the rooms and various other incidentals have
been added to rooms. During the last few nights the
rooms have been filled with young men and pinochle is
the leading amusement for most of the young people.
An Impostor - Likely.
Several days ago a man and his son called at the home
of one of the residents of the West Ward and asked for
board. They were taken in and the man gave a
plausible story of how he had his money stolen from
him while in Altoona and also an overcoat. The man
claimed to be a piano tuner and did fix up several
pianos. In a few days the man left as mysteriously as
he came and has not been heard of since. He left a
letter in the post office telling his boarding
mistress that he would send money the next day, but
that day has not yet arrived.
Real Estate Matters.
Joseph Brinton Thompson, real estate agent, has sold
for Henrietta Hershberger, Philadelphia, her house and
lot, located in Russellville, to William Cherington
Wilson, Cochranville. This is a fine property, has
just had a nice stable erected on it, and everything
is in the very best condition. Price paid for same
said to be $1500.
Mr. and Mrs. Tryon Rodebaugh, West Union street, were
among those who attended the sale of Alfred Clark,
near Hains' Mill, yesterday. The farm was the
property of Mrs. Rodebaugh until a few weeks ago, when
she sold it to Chas. Boice, who has been farming an
adjoining property. The Clark family is about to move
to Ocean City, where they have taken a furnished
Miss Margaret Hicks, graduate nurse of the Jefferson
Hospital, Philadelphia, who makes her home with Mr.
and Mrs. M. F. Supplee, Westtown, has just received
her diploma for State registration, and is now a
Constable P. R. Doyle, of Westtown, spent yesterday
on business in Avondale, West Grove and other places.
Mrs. Harry D. Hiestand, of Spring City, has gone to
Philadelphia to stay with her sister, Mrs. T. I.
Smith, of 4289 Mantua avenue, West Philadelphia, while
her husband is in the hospital under treatment.
Miss Laura Lawton, of Tanguy, is a guest at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Nichols, East Bradford, for a
A. Venette Weikert, formerly of this place, now of
spending to-day with old friends here.
J. S. Clay, of York, is in this place to-day on
Robert Laird, formerly of West Bradford, is visiting
at the Swayne home, on Downing avenue, Downingtown.
Mrs. Marcellus Strickland, East Barnard street, is on
the sick list.
Dr. Joseph Price, Whitford, is no better to-day.
C. Irvin Manley, who is quarantined at his home on
South Matlack street with scarlet fever, is
recovering, and it is expected the quarantine will
soon be lifted.
Conductor C. Vernon McCarter, who was injured while at
his work about two weeks ago, improves slowly, and is
still confined to his room.
Miss Harriet D. Sahler, who for many years was a
teacher in the public schools of West Chester, has
been seriously ill, but to-day is able to sit up.
Rev. George W. Tryon, of Modena, pastor of Hephzibah
Baptist Church, went to Philadelphia this morning for
an operation on his throat. He has had trouble there
for some time, and hopes to find relief. Lewis Velte
will fill the pulpit during his absence.
Mr. Garrett, of Steelton, has been appointed District
Superintendent of the American Union Telephone
Company, with headquarters here. Mr. Garrett was in
town yesterday and looked over the ground, and on
Monday he will return to begin active duties.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hoopes and Miss Hoopes, of
Highland Farm, have taken apartments at the Lincoln,
Philadelphia, for the remainder of the season.
Samuel A. Benson, of North Church street, has rented
the property, No. 4, same street, and will move there
next week from his present stand.
William A. Goodrich, who has been Superintendent of
the Glen Mills quarries, has taken a position in New
York State, and will leave West Chester in the Spring.
He is living in Dr. Thorp's apartment house on South
High street, and will be succeeded there by Moulton H.
Davis, who some time ago came here from the South and
bought David J. Scott's business.
Farewell to Pennies.
Rural Carriers to Find No More in Letter Boxes in This
Postmaster Harry G. Smith has received from
Washington, D. C., an official notice from the
Postmaster General, regarding pennies in the letter
boxes on rural routes. A ruling was made some days
ago, and now it comes to town officially, saying that
the people who mail letters must buy stamps and place
them on the envelopes.
"I called the attention of the department to this some
time ago," said Mr. Smith. The carriers had
complained that when they had cold fingers, it was
difficult to get the pennies out of the boxes. Our
carriers are good natured and willing to do all they
can, but patrons should not ask too much of them."
During the present Winter the carriers have had
unusual trouble in going through snow to make their
rounds, but they have gone out every day except one,
and their patrons have been well served. They found,
however, that too many people were neglecting to buy
stamps, and depended upon dropping pennies into the
boxes with their letters.
The custom of mailing letters in this way is an old
one. A story is told of the early days of New York
City, when a merchant desiring to mail a letter late
at night, took it to the post office and found the
office closed. He dropped a letter and three cents
into the slot provided for drop letters, and went
home. Next morning he visited the office to inquire
if his letter had gone, and the Postmaster answering
him by saying, "That was all right. We had no trouble
in telling what letter the pennies were for, because
your letter was the only one in the box this morning."
That was before the days of rural carriers.