||Farm in Boothwyn,
Dairy had a large dairy farm in Boothwyn.They delivered milk to our 9th & Crosby home
during the 30's & 40's."
John C. Brown
||James P. Carey
||- d. 1924
Chester & Upland's pioneer ice cream manufacturers; also a ventriloqist!
(Click for larger image)
Crystle Dairy Receipts for milk sold to Immanuel Baptist Church for church suppers in the 1940's,
William H. Crystle, 3rd
||15th & Gold St.
(between Providence Ave. & Walnut St., and between 15th & 16th St.)
|William Henry Crystle, Sr. and
William H. Crystle, Jr., (Grandfather and Father of William H. Crystle, 3rd)
Sold to Wawa some time in the 1980's
Dairy operated from about the late 1800's. They first delivered milk from a farm in Nether
Providence Township. He had his herd of dairy cows in the barn on the estate of Governor
William C. Sproul. The milk was delivered in Chester and sold out of milk cans by the
dipper. They moved into Chester in the early 1900's and built the dairy in the rear of 528
E. 15th Street, Chester.
My Grandfather, who started the business, name was William Henry Crystle, Sr.
He was born in Delaware County (I do not know the location) on July 2, 1869, and died in
Chester in September, 1942.
My Father was William Henry Crystle, Jr. He was born in Nether Providence Township,
Delaware County, on May 6, 1904 and died in Chester on April 3,
I remember as a child they delivered milk by sleigh when the streets were covered with
The dairy was eventually sold to WaWa Dairy sometime in the 1980's."
Info courtesy of William H. Crystle, 3rd, firstname.lastname@example.org
1800's - 1964
||"My father, uncle and grandfather before them operated Darlington Bros. Dairy from our farm in Darlington which is in Middletown Twp. As a teenager I remember delivering many a bottle of milk to homes in Chester and a Dairy Queen or two. This dairy which has a long history dating back into the early 1800's (maybe earlier) ceased operations in the 1960's. Actually the family sold the dairy in 1964 because of health problems and it continued to operate for a few years before being sold to Sealtest (?)."
"Cornucopia Dairies became Darlington Bros. Dairy. Darlington Bros. dairy bought out Homestead Dairies which was in Chester Heights and another dairy in Media."
||Hall & Crowther
||234 Edgmont Ave.
|Norman E. Hall
Harold H. Crowther
|- 1960's -
CHS 1938 Yearbook, courtesy of Helen Stauffer Hess, Swarthmore, PA
||12th & Kerlin
- 1938 - ?
||John T. McCain
||- 1899 -
||May's Water Ice
||537 W 2nd St.
Relocated just across 2nd St. from the original location.
(son of James)
article from the Delaware County Daily Times.
Photos courtesy of
Delaware County Historical Society
& Kerlin St.
Roy C. Smith
"My grandfather, Roy C. Smith, Sr. was a Milkman for
Miller-Flounders in the early 1930's. He drove a milk wagon and his horse knew all of stops."
|- 1949 -
was Highland Dairy Products
Dairy was razed in the 1960's for the construction of I-95.
father, Bill Settine, worked for Miller Flounders in the late forty's and
all the way up to 1970 for Abbotts Dairy when he retired. The early days
he covered 3rd street (we lived on 5th and Pennell). In the afternoon he
came home for lunch and left his horse and wagon in front of the house. I
can remember feeding the horse an apple in my open hand."
Theresa Grasso, Pensacola, FL
was delivered in BROWN GLASS bottles."
Thanks to Rudy
Ice Cream Store
William Morrison, Delaware County, PA
Click the image above for more pictures of
the dairy taken after demolition had begun in June 2002
|Sealtest / Supplee
- Wills - Jones Milk Company
was on 12th & Deshong Drive. It bordered Deshong Park
near the Deshong's baseball field.After playing baseball we would go there and buy a pint
of cold chocolate milk."
John C. Brown
||- 1900 -
by fire, July 1900
||Ice Cream Truck
||Charley Vaccaro (?)
||- 1930's -
||"...does anyone else remember "Hey Mom! Here Comes Charley!"?
Charley was an ice cream man who used to come around in an old truck with that painted on
the side, ringing a bell, every Sunday evening, selling popsicles and creamsicles, etc. I
think his name was Charley Vaccaro."
to Kay (Krell) Hutchinson, email@example.com
Highland Ave. (Front & Highland)
||John [Dorothy] Welc (1956)
- c. 1968
||"On the corner of
Front and Highland Ave, 100 Highland Ave, was a candy/ice cream store call Welc. They served Potts ice cream and it closed about 1968."
Pete Krasowski, Newfield, NJ