Past In Review from 08-07-2003
100 years ago
Aug. 8, 1903
Mr. E. S. Jones was in Dover Thursday.
Miss Helen Brady is sojourning in Atlantic City.
Reece Darlington returned from Newark yesterday.
Mr. George F. Wilson is in Mountain Lake Park, Md.
Miss Lizzie Carter has returned from Cambridge, Md.
Mrs. Alfred Green spent this week in Chestertown, Md.
Mrs. James C. Hall is the guest of friends at Kittís Hammock.
Miss Adda Foard is the guest of relatives in Elkton, Md.
Mrs. Ella Penington is the guest of friends in Magnolia, Md.
Mr. Harry S. Brady was a visitor at Ocean City, Md., Thursday.
Mrs. W. R. Parker and children are spending a month in Dover.
Mr. Preston Hardcastle, of New York is the guest of relatives here.
Miss Elsie Jones has returned from an extended visit down the State.
Mrs. Edith Pelouze, of Camden, N.J., is visiting Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Cox.
Mrs. Charles Jones was the guest of her daughter In New York last week.
Mrs. Annie Taylor and grandson, William Clark, are visiting Leipsic.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Foard are enjoying a two weeks stay in Atlantic City.
Mrs. Annie Heaton and Miss Elizabeth Jefferson are in Ocean Grove, N. J.
Miss Anna Larrimore, of Easton, Md., is the guest of Mrs. G. W. Peterson.
75 years ago
Aug. 9, 1928
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Chesapeake City Firemenís Carnival opened Friday evening, and will close on Saturday evening, August 11. The Firemenís parade was held Wednesday evening. A speed boat and a two-door Ford Sedan are the leading attractions.
Mrs. Dorothy Lester, wife of Cleaver Lester, of St. Georges, was recently bitten by a dog while playing with the animal. The bite was only a small scratch but Mrs. Lester is now ill at her home with blood infection resulting from the bite.
ďBillyĒ Morrow, young son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Morrow, of near Delaware City, fell while pushing a play wagon in the yard of his home recently and drove several teeth through his tongue. He was taken to Dr. Harold L. Springer, of Wilmington, who took several stitches in the tongue.
The Atlantic Gulf and Pacific Dredging Company is unloading pipe for pontoons at Sadlerís Wharf, Delaware City. As the pipe is being unloaded, the pontoons are being constructed on a scow by the side of the wharf and when hooked together they are dropped into the water.
The pontoons will be used by the company in their dredging work which is soon to start at the Reedy Point Bridge, continuing over to Summit. The dredge, now on the way from Florida, will do this work.
50 years ago
August 6, 1953
At the present time one of the biggest red mences is sunburn.
Dr. J. D. Niles is visiting relatives and friends in Wellsboro, Pa.
George Jackson of Claymont, Del. was a visitor here on Saturday.
Mr. J. Williams, of Seaford was a visitor in town on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Gesullo had guests from Pennsylvania the past weekend.
Mrs. Clara Pearce is spending a few weeks with her daughter at Selbyville.
The only man who succeeds on just letting things slide is a trombone player.
Miss Gladys Conner, of Golt, Md., spent Friday with her aunt, Mrs. G. H. Woodkeeper.
Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Hart have returned home after vacationing at Spring Lake, N. J.
Mr. Woodall Cochran and Mr. and Mrs. W. Penn Wilson motored to Rehoboth on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Harmon, of Dover visited her sister, Miss Rebecca Bramble Sunday evening.
Mrs. Harry Isaacs has returned home after a several days vacation with friends and relatives.
Mrs. Estella James motored to Ocean City, New Jersey to visit her husband who is employed there.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Reynolds, of Newark, spent Wednesday evening with his mother, Mrs. Bessie Reynolds.
Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Reynolds, Mrs. Sallie Unruh and Barney Reynolds were weekend visitors in Rehoboth.
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Reihm and Sonny spent last week in Rehoboth as guests of Mr. and Mrs. G. Lester Daniels.
Mrs. Tabitha Mills, Mrs. Bently and Mrs. Daisy Davis, of Clayton, visited Mrs. Richard Hodgson last Thursday.