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Chester, Pennsylvania, USA

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Where is Chester, Pennsylvania, USA? 

Chester is a city in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. Chester is situated on the Delaware River, between the cities of Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware.

The first European settlers in the area were Swedes. They called the settlement that became Chester first Finlandia (The Latin name for Finland), then Upland (see the Swedish province of Uppland and the borough of Upland).

By 1682, Upland was the most populous town of the new Province of Pennsylvania. On October 27, the ship Welcome arrived at the town, bearing William Penn on his first visit to the province. Penn renamed the settlement for the English city of Chester.Wikipedia


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Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - Old Court House, Chester, Pa., Erected in 1724
Chester, Pennsylvania, USA

Old Court House, Chester, Pa., Erected in 1724
Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - Scene in Chester Park
Chester, Pennsylvania, USA

Scene in Chester Park
Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - Market Street
Chester, Pennsylvania, USA

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1682 - October 29 - William Penn lands at what is now Chester Pennsylvania
1682-12-04 - 1st General Assembly in Pennsylvania (Chester)

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News  1887 - KILLED BY A ROCKET. TERRIBLE ACCIDENT TO AN UPLAND LADY.
Chester, Pa. - The wagonload of fireworks accidentally exploded and a flying missile does terrible...Read MORE...

1914 - The City of Chester
Chester is located on the Delaware river, fifteen miles below Philadelphia, and fourteen miles from ...Read MORE...

1916
Chester, a city of Delaware co., Pa., on the Delaware River, 15 miles below Philadelphia, and on...Read MORE...

1918 - race riots in Chester (PA), five killed

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News  1928 - TWO MEN ARE KILLED, ONE HURT IN EXPLOSION AT WESTINGHOUSE PLANT. CHIEF INSPECTOR JOHN T. SNYDER, SWATHMORE, FOREMAN WILLIAM C. COGLEY, PROSPECT PARK, VICTIMS OF TURBINE BLOW-UP - LIVES BLOTTED OUT DURING TEST OF FINISHED PRODUCT.
Two men were instantly killed and one injured by the explosion of a steam turbine in the erection...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Hollis
flag  George HOLLIS (1801, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - 24 June 1868, Canfield, Ohio, USA)

Lyons
flag  Elizabeth Truman LYONS (abt. 1818, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - 19 June 1894, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA) gravestone

Pullen
flag  Elizabeth Marvell PULLEN (6 June 1906, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - 15 September 1993, Glendale, Maricopa, Arizona, USA)
 flag  Jesse B PULLEN (25 May 1854, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - 25 November 1939, Huntington, New York, USA) gravestone
 US Civil War Soldiers flag  William Dean PULLEN (26 December 1836, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - 28 June 1906, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA) gravestone
 flag  William Dean PULLEN (February 1868, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - December 1953, Bethel Park, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA) gravestone

Sechler
flag  Jacob SECHLER (15 September 1768, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - 14 November 1845, Turbotville, Pennsylvania, USA) gravestone

Stull
flag  Hannah Sarah STULL (7 Apr. 1788, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - 1 Aug. 1859, Mundy Township/Genesee, Michigan, USA) gravestone

Talley
 flag  Arabella I TALLEY (1841, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - 16 March 1924, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA) gravestone

Valentine
 flag  Lellia Mathews VALENTINE (March 1870, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - October 1946, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA) gravestone
flag  Thomas Jefferson VALENTINE (1833, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - 1883, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA) gravestone

Williams
 flag  Margaret Ann WILLIAMS (, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - January 1915, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA) gravestone

Wilson
flag  Robert WILSON (10 August 1690, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - 3 November 1745, Augusta, Virginia, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Futhy
  Jane FUTHY (31 July 1668, Arbroath, Angus, , Scotland - 1762, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA)

LYONS
flag  Elizabeth Truman LYONS (abt. 1818, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - 19 June 1894, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA) gravestone

PULLEN
 US Civil War Soldiers flag  William Dean PULLEN (26 December 1836, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - 28 June 1906, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA) gravestone

Talbert Marvel
flag  Martha Jane TALBERT MARVEL (abt. 1816, , Delaware, USA - 25 April 1868, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA) gravestone

Talley
flag  James Zebley TALLEY (9 May 1814, , Delaware, USA - March 1866, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA)

TALLEY
 flag  Arabella I TALLEY (1841, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - 16 March 1924, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA) gravestone

VALENTINE
 flag  Lellia Mathews VALENTINE (March 1870, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - October 1946, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA) gravestone
flag  Thomas Jefferson VALENTINE (1833, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - 1883, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA) gravestone

Williams
flag  Charles WILLIAMS (19 May 1804, , Maryland, USA - 15 May 1879, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA) gravestone

WILLIAMS
 flag  Margaret Ann WILLIAMS (, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - January 1915, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1714
John WILLIAMSON (11 July 1690 - 29 June 1760) & Sarah SMEDLEY (12 October 1694 - 29 May 1789)
married 27 October 1714

1725
Samuel STEELE (1665 - 23 April 1760) & Jane FUTHY (31 July 1668 - 1762)
married 1725

1835
Samuel Montgomery PULLEN (abt. 1811 - 10 August 1881) & Martha Jane TALBERT MARVEL (abt. 1816 - 25 April 1868)
married 19 January 1835
 

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