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||Dates of Operation
||Howard Faddis & Son
||300 W. 7th St.
||- c. 1949 -
Hanna & Sons
James Hanna (and brothers)
John Reid Hanna
Grandfather (John Hanna) my Grandfather James (plus his brothers) and my Father, John Reid Hanna owned the John Hanna & Sons Paving Company or it could be construction company. The business office was on 5th Street as I remember and the shop and garages were in Chester somewhere.
My Great Grandfather started the business in the 1880's near his home on Rose and Upland Street. He arrived from Ireland around 1868 to join his friend, Daniel McCurdy, who was already established in Chester. He later married Daniel's sister, Charlotte McCurdy, also from Ireland.
John and Charlotte's daughter, Belle, married Samuel Bell, who was a prominent Realtor and investor. Samuel and Belle Bell were the parents of
Clarence Bell, the Senator from Chester who just died within the past few years. I hope I have the generations correct. Young Clarence Bell is a practicing attorney in Media if you need any more info.
The three generations of general contractors did a lot of work for the Shipyard,
Scott Paper Company, city streets, parking lots, Sun Oil Company and
The barn where my GREAT GRANDFATHER kept his horses for pulling the equipment, has just been torn down over the past 7 years. My Grandmother, Laura Blanche Erskine Hanna, was active in the
Chester Day Nursery until her death 1953."
Gayle Hanna Stauffer
||Harry McKnight Construction
||- 1960's -
||Nolan Brothers Contractors &
||524 Market St.
||Peter J. Nolan
William C. Ehrhart
|Est. 1852 - 1937 - ?
||"Building of any
kind; alterations or new home insulation; time payments" according to their ad in the
June 1937 Southern Penn Bus Schedule Book, courtesy of
Terry Redden Peters
||D. Pileggi & Sons
||317-21 W 3rd St.
||Est. 1921 - ?
||113 E. 8th St.
||? - 1917
||Thanks to their ad in
the 1917 Chester
High annual, courtesy of Janet Andrews Moulder, Wilmington, DE
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