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Picture Business Name Location Owner/Operator Dates of Operation Comments:
  E. Wallace Chadwick       "Partner in a law firm that included Malcom Petrikin, Ward Hinkson, Arthur (?) Fronfield,  and E. Wallace Chadwick, among other well known Chester attorneys."

Thanks to Paul Lane Ives, Jr.,
plives@juno.com

  George E. Darlington       In 1927, was age 96 and was dean of the American Bar Association
  Joseph W. deFuria        
  Murray Eckell       "I am a lawyer who began his career in Chester (and was born and raised there)."

Murray Eckell,
meckell@eckellsparks.com  

  Arthur (?) Fronfield       "Partner in a law firm that included Malcom Petrikin, Ward Hinkson, Arthur (?) Fronfield,  and E. Wallace Chadwick, among other well known Chester attorneys."

Thanks to Paul Lane Ives, Jr.,
plives@juno.com

  Hiram Hathaway, Jr.     ? - 1903 - ? From the Souvenir History of Chester, PA under the auspices of the Board of Trade Published by George M. Burns, Philadelphia, PA 1903
courtesy of Terry Redden Peters
  J. H. Ward Hinkson       "Partner in a law firm that included Malcom Petrikin, Ward Hinkson, Arthur (?) Fronfield,  and E. Wallace Chadwick, among other well known Chester attorneys."

Thanks to Paul Lane Ives, Jr.,
plives@juno.com

  Paul Lane Ives, Esq.       [Biography]

Nephew of Joshua C. Taylor, Esq.

Thanks to Paul Lane Ives, Jr., son,
plives@juno.com

  Edward McLaughlin       Edward McLaughlin was attorney for John J. McClure.
  Philip W. McMunigal Jr.        

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Plaque at the entrance of Sweeney & Clyde and law offices of Kingsley Montgomery
Photo April 27, 2002

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Kingsley Montgomery 29 E 5th St.      
  Charles Palmer 12 E 5th St. (1903, 1915 & April 1925)

later

At point of Welsh & Edgmont Ave.

  ? - 1903, 1915, 1925 - ? The attorney list should definitely include Charles Palmer, who in April, 1925, had his office at 12 East fifth St,Chester. In
more recent history He was located for many years in the building (now long gone) that formed at the point where Welsh and Edgmont avenue meet by St. Michaels Catholic Church. I will furnish you a brief bio on Atty. Palmer, who died at about l00 years of age. Among his activities should be noted He was active in a Building & Loan Assn, and a very devoted Quaker.

I did not know Mr. Palmer, but I did have the privilige of working on several occasions for his son Newlin Palmer, who was in the Real Estate and Insurance business for many years. Mr. Newlin Palmer had his office on the Second Floor of 815 Edgmont Ave., Chester in the early seventies, and later moved his office to the second floor of the Colony Bldg, on Welsh, between fifth and sixth st., Chester.

Thanks to
"Joker" Jack Chambers,
jokerjak908@yahoo.com

"Law, Real Estate, Surveying, Notary, Fire Ins."

Thanks to his ad in a Chester High annual, courtesy of Janet Andrews Moulder, Wilmington, DE

  Malcom Petrikin Second floor of the Delaware County National Bank at 4th and Market Streets.      Partner in a law firm that included Malcom Petrikin, Ward Hinkson, Arthur (?) Fronfield,  and E. Wallace Chadwick, among other well known Chester attorneys."

Thanks to Paul Lane Ives, Jr.,
plives@juno.com

  Francis G. Pileggi, Sr., Esq. Welsh St.

later

E. 5th St.

  1950's - ? "My father, Francis G. Pileggi, Sr., Esq. was born and raised in Chester and practiced in Chester for most of his career starting in the 1950s. He had offices on Welsh Street and then on East 5th Street for many years."

Thanks to
Francis G.X. Pileggi, Esq
Wilmington, DE

William Henry Ridley, Esq.; Photo courtesy of the Ridley Family Archives & Sam Lemon, great-grandson

William Henry Ridley, Esq. 1707 W. 3rd St.   Admitted to Delaware County Bar March 23, 1891 [Biography]

Delaware County's first African-American Attorney

Thanks to Sam Lemon, great-grandson,
samlemon@comcast.net

  Jacob Sapovits       Thanks to Iris Sapovits, cfbubba@peoplepc.com for a biographical sketch.
  Albert E. Smith       Mr. Smith's wife was Dr. Frances M. Triboletti.

Thanks to their son,
Albert E. Smith, VMD

  Joshua C. Taylor, Esq.       Uncle of Paul Lane Ives, Esq.

"Uncle J.C. as we knew him, also owned property along Ridley Creek at
Chestnut Parkway near Garden City.  Today, this is known as the J.C.
Taylor Arboretum.  As a boy, I delighted in driving his old converted Dodge truck to pull a gang of lawn mowers over the wide expanse of grass along the creek. J.C.Taylor was a successful attorney and banker in Chester for many years, constructing the Taylor Foundation Building at 419 Edgmont Avenue, across from the post office and next to the Chester Arms Hotel."

President of Delaware County Bar Assn. c. 1927

 

 

 

 


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