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Fuel Dealers (Ice, Coal, Heating Oil, etc.)
|Picture||Business Name||Location||Owner/Operator||Dates of Operation||Comments:|
|Bunting Coal & Lumber Co.||Office was at 9th & Welsh, on the site of the present Masonic Temple. Lumber yard was between Welsh & Sproul, 8th & 9th St. Coal yard was on north side of 9th St. along Chester Creek|
|Chester Lumber & Coal Co.||W 7th St.||- 1899 -|
|Consumer's Ice Company||William J. McClure, President|
|Diamond Ice & Coal||W 2nd St. at Tilghman
|Moved all operations to their Wilmington, DE location.|
|Eclipse Ice||349 Broomall St.||Est. c. 1904 by Joseph Jardine
Late 1930's - 1988 operated by
All are deceased.
|founded c. 1900||"Eclipse Ice was owned and operated by Carlo Jardine and his Son Joe from the mid to late 1930's until Carlo's death in August 1983 and Joe's death in December 1998. Jimmy Jardine, Carlo Jardine and older brother Phillip Jardine were the sons of Joseph Jardine (senior) who migrated from Italy in 1905. Joseph senior established
Eclipse Ice sometime in the early 1900's.
Jimmy and Carlo operated the business until Jimmy entered the Chester police force at which time Carlo purchased his brother's interest in the business."
Corrected information provided 11/2006 by Carlo's grandson, Joe Fenza
Thanks to Joe Fenza,
"My grandfather, James Jardine, ran Eclipse Ice, his fatherís business, until he became a police officer. At that time, he turned Eclipse Ice over to his older brother Carlo.
|J. P. & W. Eyre||Joshua
and his brother
Both retired 3/25/1847
|1828-1847||Lumber & Coal business|
|Jones Coal||9th & Broomall||Samuel
and his son
Denney Jones, d. 1968
father and grandfather owned it 1942 until 1968. Samuel Jones was my
grandfather- Denney Jones my Father. My father died in 1968."
|Ketrick & Son||TR4-8444|
|Lahn's Coal Yard||1514 W. 2nd St.|
|Preston Lake Ice Co.||604 Broad (9th)
1122 Madison St.
Pusey Eyre, Jr. (beginning shortly after 1865)
Thomas Bradley & family
- 1899 -
|Moved December 1899|
|Rodgers & Albany Coal||E. 4th & Melrose Ave.
|? - early 1970's||"Jane Albany was my grandmother, she died of cancer several years ago. I was raised by
Margaret, (great-grandmother) & Peggy Albany, (great aunt- my legal guardian). They moved from their home on 20th street in Chester to Highmeadows in Middletown
Township, Delaware County sometime around 1952. Sonny lived in Wallingford near the High
School, but now lives near Ocean City and has a home in Florida. The Coal Co. eventually became a trucking and storage company. One of their main clients was Scott paper. My uncle Sonny eventually sold out the family's share of the business sometime in the early 70s, possibly 72', (I was a small child at the time, so my recollection may be off). Anyway, thought you might be interested."
"Jane Albany and
her brother Sonny attended CHS 1940."
Sam Iacono with his first truck, c. 1946.
Photo courtesy of
|Sam Iacono & Sons Ice & Coal||419 E 11th St.
grandfather] operated the business until 1958 with his sons Sam, Dan, Anthony and Carmen.
He also had a son Vincent and a daughter Theresa. His wife's name was Lena."
Carmen S. Iacono,
Smitty's Fuel Oil Co.
|1119 W. 2nd St.||John A. Kaminski, Sr.||? - 1978
(Business sold to Story-Winn in Crum Lynne)
|John A Kaminski gave this info on his father, John A Kaminski, Sr.:
"His dad was known as SMITTY, the coal man and later became Smitty's Fuel Oil. Original place of business was 1119 W 2nd Street and this is where the coal yard was. He used to drive a tracter trailer to Tamaqua Pa to the Old Leghigh Coal Mines, pick up a load of coal and bring it back to the yard, He would unload it on a home made conveyor system. He
stayed in business until 1978 when he sold the business to Story-Winn in Crum-Lynn, Pa." Smitty was our "COAL MAN". My dad had the coal bin at the first window in the cellar and the coal was in bags (maybe canvas). The truck was loaded but they would carry the bags to the cellar window and dump it. It's funny what we remember as kids.
|Stevenson & Co. Coal||W. 3rd St.||? - 1903 - ?|
|Story-Winn Fuel Co.
Story & Compton Fuel Co. (1952)
109 Fairview Rd.
|1910 - Present||Originally a part of Winn Coal & Coke / Winn Fuel & Lumber|
Coal & Coke
Winn Fuel & Lumber
|Benjamin Winn||"My uncle, Benjamin Winn, owned this business. The fuel part of the business was sold to the Lachmans (our cousins) and it became Story-Winn."|
|L.N. Wood & Brother||- 1899 -||Coal|
|Wood Lumber & Coal Co.||5th & Highland Ave.||? - 1917
c. September 1927, became J. D. Fawcett & Sons, Inc.
supplies, coal & millwork"
Thanks to their ad in the 1917 Chester High annual, courtesy of Janet Andrews Moulder, Wilmington, DE
|Zero Ice Co.||2nd & Tilghman St.||Fred P. Peel, Pres. 1924||- 1924 -|
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This page last updated 11/25/06