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Delaware County Daily Times, March 24, 1963

CHESTER F. BAKER

Chester F. Baker, historian and for many years engineer for a number of Delaware County municipalities and former assistant city engineer for Chester, died Saturday in Chester Hospital.

He was 71, and resided at 115 E. Parkway Ave., Chester.

He also worked as a land surveyor and was responsible for laying out a number of real estate developments.

As a member of the Delaware County Historical Society, he collected data valuable in properly documenting the county's past.

Mr. Baker had the first plans of Chester and Marcus Hook, and also plans drawn up by Anthony Wayne and John Morton, both noted colonial surveyors.

The restoration of the historic Caleb Pusey House in Upland had interested him for the past several months.

Mr. Baker attended the Drexel Institute of Technology and was formerly employed by the Delaware County Trust Co.  He served with the Army expeditionary forces from 1917 to 1919.

Mr. Baker was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Chester; the American Legion, Stevenson Post of Chester; the Delaware County Institute of Science; the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia, and was president of the Chester Rural Cemetery Association.

Survivors include his widow, the former Ruth Cobourn; a daughter, Mrs. John W. Calhoun, and two grandchildren, all of Chester.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Imschweiler-Brower Funeral Home, 1600 Edgmont Ave. Chester.  Burial will be in Chester Rural Cemetery.

Calling hours will be Tuesday evening in the funeral home.


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