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Joseph Robert Wright


Joseph R. Wright; Photograph from the Chester Times, August 27, 1955, courtesy of William H. Crystle, 3rd

Joseph Robert Wright
Photograph from the Chester Times, August 27, 1955, courtesy of

William H. Crystle, 3rd

Joseph Robert Wright

Mr. Wright was killed in the collision of the Moyamensing Hook & Ladder Company and Hanley Hose Company pumpers at 5th and Edgmont Ave. on Saturday August 27, 1955.

From the Chester Times report of the accident:

Wright was employed in the shipping department of Sun Ship for the last 18 years. In addition he was a paid extra relief driver for the Moya company for the last 10 years. He had been a volunteer fireman for the last 20 years.

Born in Upland, he had spent all his life in Chester. He was married to the former Mary Lewis and is survived by her and three daughters, Mrs. Doris Collison, of Chester; Jane and Susan Wright, both at home; a son, Joseph Jr., at home; four brothers, Winfield and William of Chester, Harry of Hamburg, and David of Glenolden; two sisters, Mrs. Susan Hager and Mrs. Frances Henderson, both of Chester, and three grandchildren.

Wright's body was turned over to Deputy Coroner Walter Kaniefski.

 

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