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Henry Laurence


Henry Laurence

(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

Henry Laurence (1843-45), son of Joshua and Mary (Maris) Laurence, was born March 6, 1796. In 1843, James Riddle and he leased the old Crosby grist mill, at what is now Irvington, Chester city, and changed it to a woolen factory, which they conducted until near the end of the year 1845, when the enterprise was removed to Wilmington, Delaware, where it prospered exceedingly. Henry Laurence, in that city, was elected and served for a number of years as one of the directors of The Bank of Delaware, one of the strong financial institutions of that state.

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