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100 Years Ago – 1918: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fro­mal of 1227 Cen­tral Ave. wish to state that their son, Lewis Fro­mal, has been heard from re­gard­less of the of­fi­cial dis­patch from Wash­ing­ton stat­ing that he was miss­ing in ac­tion since the 15th of Oc­to­ber. The an­nounce­ment caused great con­cern among his rel­a­tives and friends of the West End, where the young sol­dier is widely known.

75 Years Ago – 1943: Ja­cob Brown, 51, pro­pri­etor of the Qual­ity Mar­ket,

722 Welsh St., was killed in­stantly at 11:10 a.m. to­day when he stepped in front of heav­ily-laden trailer-truck on Ninth Street, west of Sproul Street. Brown, a war vet­eran ac­tive in vet­er­ans’ af­fairs, had just left Welling­ton’s Auto Ser­vice,

56 W. Ninth St., where he had been in­quir­ing about re­pairs to his truck. Brown started to cross the street and failed to see the truck, which was pro­ceed­ing east in Ninth Street. The truck struck him di­rectly in front of the Gen­eral Chevro­let Com­pany, 31 W. Ninth St., which re­cently was burned out.

50 Years Ago – 1968: The Sal­va­tion Army of Ch­ester will select 30 needy chil­dren to par­tic­i­pate in a spe­cial Christ­mas pro­gram spon­sored by the Ma­te­rial Divi­sion of Boe­ing Com­pany’s Ver­tol Divi­sion. The chil­dren will be picked up by buses Dec. 11 at the Sal­va­tion Army head­quar­ters, given a hot break­fast, and then taken to the Sears, Roe­buck and Co. store in Ch­ester where they will have the op­por­tu­nity to spend $30 each on clothes and presents for their fam­i­lies. Fol­low­ing the shop­ping “spree” the young­sters will be taken to Ver­tol, where they will be treated to a lunch and Christ­mas party.

25 Years Ago – 1993: Delaware County Coun­cil ap­proved an agree­ment that will cut its al­lo­ca­tion of beds at Haver­town State Hos­pi­tal by 15 in re­turn for

$1 mil­lion in state funds to ex­pand com­mu­nity-based care for the men­tally ill. The pact with the state Depart­ment of Pub­lic Wel­fare was hailed by ad­vo­cates for the men­tally ill, who said they hoped it would be the begin­ning of wide-scale de­in­sti­tu­tion­al­iza­tion of pa­tients at Haver­ford State.

10 Years Ago – 2008: Two DUI check­points in Brookhaven, held on Nov.

26 at Brookhaven Road and Edg­mont Av­enue and in the 4900 block of Creek Road, net­ted 27 ar­rests for a va­ri­ety of of­fenses. A

16-year-old ju­ve­nile from Ch­ester was charged with possession of co­caine, cur­few vi­o­la­tion and vi­o­la­tion of pro­ba­tion. Two As­ton men and a Brookhaven man be­tween ages 18-20 and three ju­ve­niles were charged with dis­or­derly con­duct.

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