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Samuel Starr


Samuel Starr

(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

Samuel Starr (1864, State Bank Director) was born in Chester county, April 4, 1803. He was a blacksmith by trade, who in contracts for iron work, when the P., W. & B. Railroad Company was making the roadbed through Delaware county, acquired what was then regarded as a competency.

Subsequent to 1840, he established a flour and feed store at the northeast corner of Market Square; in 1855 was elected Burgess of Chester. In the Directory of 1859-60, his occupation is given as "coal and wood," locating the yard on "James ab. Penn," the present Third and Dock streets. Samuel Starr died at Chester, July 10, 1879, aged 76 years.

 

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