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Clarence Deshong

Clarence O. Deshong

Photograph from
One Hundred Years, The Delaware County Nation Bank Chester, PA 1814-1914

Clarence Deshong

(A biographical sketch taken from One Hundred Years, The Delaware County National Bank Chester, PA 1814-1914)

Years in parentheses are years of service as a Director of The Bank of Delaware County and/or The Delaware County National Bank

Clarence Deshong (1913 - -), son of John O., Sr., and Emmeline (Terrell) Deshong, was born at Chester, December 25 (Christmas Day), 1849. He was educated in the public and private schools of Chester. A man from boyhood of liberal fortune, he early in life devoted his attention to the breeding of blooded horses and superior cattle, and for years has been recognized as an authority in all matters appertaining to the raising, care, and training of fine stock. He has bred and owned a number of famous trotting and saddle horses, and while he never would consent to enter his horses in a public race, animals owned by him have been awarded numerous first prizes at state and county fairs and horse shows, one of his trotters having been the winner of thirty-odd blue ribbons, while others have earned handsome silver cups. Island Farm, his spacious grounds at Crum Lynne, Delaware county, is outfitted with all the necessary and modern appliances for the best care and treatment of valuable stock, while his stable there, as well as at his residence in Chester, are recognized as models in their construction and furnishings. He is a director of the Chester Gas Company and one of the trustees of the Alfred O. Deshong Memorial Park Fund. 





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