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Delaware County's historical events on August 6.

Delaware County’s historical events on August 6.


100 Years Ago, 1923: First degree burns of the face, hands and abdomen sustained on the morning of July 31, proved fatal yesterday morning to R. Oscar Pennell, 41, who died in the Chester Hospital. Deputy Coroner White took charge of the body, later releasing it to Undertaker Harry E. Lee. Pennell made his home in a cabin at the foot of Franklin Street. Tuesday morning he was making a fire to prepare breakfast and, to make haste, it is said he poured a small quantity of gasoline in the stove. When the match was applied an explosion followed.

75 Years Ago, 1948:

Persons interested in purchasing one of the 260 homes in the American Viscose Corporation Model Village, in Marcus Hook, may register today with representatives of the First Mortgage Corporation, of Philadelphia, sales agents for the Viscose, which has opened temporary offices at 18 Chestnut St., Marcus Hook.

50 Years Ago, 1973:

Edwin S. Hineman, 56, of Fox Hollow Farm, Webb Road, Birmingham, Delaware County Republican and business leader and a widely known race horse breeder, died Sunday in a motel near Saratoga Springs, N.Y. According to Mrs. Hineman, Mr. Hineman annually made a trip to Saratoga alone for a few days to check over the new horses. She said he died of an apparent heart attack. Mr. Hineman was chairman of the Delaware County Republican Executive Committee from 1968 to 1972 when he became the county Recorder of Deeds. He was also a member of the Delaware County Republican Board of Supervisors (War Board).

25 Years Ago, 1998:

Seven people were injured last night when someone sprayed pepper spray during a showing of “Halloween H2O” at the AMC Granite Run 8. The incident occurred about 7:30 p.m., a witness reported. Three ambulances and one rescue truck responded. The seven people were taken to Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Upland, where they were treated and released. Granite Run 8 Manager Elizabeth DePaptiste refused to comment on the incident.

10 Years Ago, 2013:

A Chadds Ford Township property owner has vowed to continue his fight to save a pair of century-old trees on his land, even as an independent inspector reports the trees need to be removed for drainage work to be completed. Robert Craig opposes the township’s bid to remove two tulip poplar trees from an area of his property that abuts Oakland Road in Chadds Ford. The township said they need to be removed to make way for a resurfacing and drainage project that seeks to install swales for stormwater flow.



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