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Source: October 1980 Volume 18 Number 4, Pages 102–102


Page 102

George Roberts, who recalls bis student days at Tredyffrin-Easttown High School during the First World War, is a native of Tredyffrin Township, as was his father, who was born on the Roberts farm near New Centreville; and his mother, the former Mary Elizabeth Rickabaugh, born at her family's home on Swedesford Road. While a resident of Berwyn, working for the Philadelphia Electric Company, he was active for thirty years with the Boy Scouts, and did volunteer work for the Trinity Presbyterian Church. He later was with the technical branch of the Atomic Energy Commission in Albuquerque, N.M.. before retiring in 1966, He and his wife, the former Jenny Smith, now live in California, but he still has an active interest in his "old home town of Berwyn".

Elizabeth Rumrill, as noted in previous issues of the Quarterly, is the historian for the Church of St. Peter in the Great Valley. This article is the first of a scries on burials in the cemetery of that church.

Once again we are in a presidential election year, with voters going to the polls in November to choose the president for the next four years. Grace Winthrop's article on "The Old Hickory Club" in 1832 was an aftermath of her watching "all the hoopla and demonstrations" of the Democrat convention, while Bob Goshorn recalls several more recent campaigns.

The career of Dr. Thomas Lacey Smith has been of interest to Dr. Dorothy Lansing for some time. Her article in this issue, origi­nally written for the Chester County Historical Society, is one of several she has written about this relatively unknown one-time re­sident of Easttown Township. Among other activities, Dr. Lansing chairs the Library Committee of the College of Physicians.


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