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Old Chester, PA: Aberfoyle Manufacturing Company

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Photo from Chester and Vicinity 1914 by Hy. V. Smith

Morton Avenue


Company History | Employees


 

Company History: The Aberfoyle cotton yarn mill was for sale in 1950 after 61 years of operation in Chester.

According to information surrounding the picture in Chester and Vicinity 1914 by Hy. V. Smith, "Manufactures Fine Novelty Wash Goods and Shirtings and does Yarn Mercerizing and Dyeing... Gives steady employment to 1,000."


Employees: Ann Ash (employed 25 years as of December 1927)

Rose Holman (employed 25 years as of December 1927)

Dick Holmes

"My father Dick Holmes was a bobbin boy when he was 16 years old in 1939."
Rich Holmes (Eddystone High School Class of 1965), RHolmes422@aol.com

Elias Holmes

"My grandfather Elias Holmes worked as a quiller, 1920's & 30's"
Rich Holmes (Eddystone High School Class of 1965), RHolmes422@aol.com

Marigold Watkins Holmes

"My grandmother, Marigold Watkins Holmes worked in the office, 1920's & 30's"
Rich Holmes (Eddystone High School Class of 1965), RHolmes422@aol.com

Joseph H. Jeffries [Biography]

Edward Kelly (employed 25 years as of December 1927)

Robert McKelvey,

Loom Fixer. Lived at 1125 Walnut St, Chester Pennsylvania. Worked at Aberfoyle Mfg. Co. in Chester,
Pennsylvania in 1911.
Source:
http://www.kelcran.com/Genealogy/descendants/descmca3/i0000071.htm

Thomas Machamer (employed 25 years as of December 1927)

Harry S. Lemke

"My grandfather Harry S. Lemke who resided in Chester, Pa. worked at Aberfoyle prior to his marriage to my grandmother in 1902. He was employed as a weaver."
Barbara Stafford, bes46@yahoo.com

Charles Mullen

"My father in-law Charles Mullen worked for Aberfoyle for many years in Chester, driving a truck.  He moved to Bridgeton NJ, where Aberfoyle moved when they left Chester, and worked for them until his retirement in 1961."
Carole Gelnack Mullen
CMullen528@aol.com

John H. O'Brien

"My father, John H. O'Brien, worked at the Aberfoyle in the 20's and lost his job during the depression. He was a weaver."
- Lillie May Pizza, plpizza@ticon.net 

Ida Stauffer (employed 25 years as of December 1927)

Marie Waters (employed 25 years as of December 1927)

Jesse Watkins

"My great grandfather Jesse Watkins was a weaver in the 1920's & 30's"
Rich Holmes (Eddystone High School Class of 1965), RHolmes422@aol.com

Thomas Watkins

"Worked in the Payroll Department in the 1920's & 30's. Was a brother of Jesse Watkins."
Rich Holmes (Eddystone High School Class of 1965), RHolmes422@aol.com

 

If you can add to the list of Aberfoyle employees, please contact john@oldchesterpa.com


 

 

 

If you have any information and or pictures that you would like to contribute about this company, please forward it to john@oldchesterpa.com


2001, 2002, 2003 John A. Bullock III.

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This page last updated 10/18/05