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John Newlin Trainer


John Newlin Trainer

(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

John Newlin Trainer (November 18, 1889-90, July, 1898), son of David and Ellen (Eyre) Trainer, was born in Lower Chichester, September 4, 1842. He graduated at the Polytechnic College, Philadelphia, and was admitted to a partnership with his father in cotton manufacturing at Trainer. In 1885, he was elected president and treasurer of the Patterson Mill Company, of Chester, and was largely interested in cotton mills in South Carolina. In 1889, he was a member of the first board of directors of the Chester Street Railway Company. In 1899, he removed to Chattanooga, Tenn., where he was connected with extensive cotton factories in that section. Mr. Trainer is now a resident of New York City.

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