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