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Roberts Family Collection

Author: St. Asaph Church Memorabilia
Place of Publication/Source: Original document
Date: May, 1938
Extent of Work/Condition: People, institutions and places mentioned:
Series Title/Volume:
Collection: Roberts
Notes/Abstract: No. 1: Church of St. Asaph, Protestant Episcopal Church, Bala, Montgomery County, Pencoyd Farm, Jacob L Stadelman, R. Francis Wood, George B. Roberts, Joseph R. Rhoads, John S. Gerhard, David E. Williams, Robert Dennison, George L. Crawford, Joseph B. Townsend, St. John’s, Lower Merion, Overbrook Station, Merion Station, Schuylkill River, Cynwyd, City Avenue, Bala Station, Black Horse Tavern, Clwyd Road, Llanberris Road, Newfield Way, Presbyterian Home, Waln residence, 47th Street, formerly d’Invilliers Road, Belmont Avenue, Norristown, Gainor Roberts, Rebecca Roberts, Mary Roberts Jones, Theophilus P. Chandler of Philadelphia, William Ellis Scull, Horatio Gates Jones, president of The Welsh Society, Ozi William Whitaker, Bishop of the Diocese, Dr. McConnell, Rector of St. Stephen’s Church, Judge Swartz, Rev. Edward Shippen Watson, Church of the Redeemer, Bryn Mawr, Conshohocken Avenue, Frederick Burgess, first rector, Pomfret, Connecticut, Henry W. Marston, William J. Phillips, Ernest T. Allen, Jesse Lewis Stackpole, William Forrest Paul, Harold S.M. Balsley, Percy C. Miller, Bartram A. Owen, R. Francis Wood, David E. Williams, Horatio H. Morris, Mrs. George Sullivan, Rock Hill Road, Beaver Club, Rock Hill Mission, later known as St. Andrew’s Chapel, Dr. Launt, rector of St. David’s, Manayunk, Belmont Avenue, Mr. Van Fleet, Pennsylvania Railroad Company, Westminster Cemetery, George G. Matchett, George W. Barnes, Bishop Whitaker, Christ Church, Detroit, Charles Sanford Olmsted, Harrison Baldwin Wright, Benjamin Newcomer Bird, Richard Taylor Lyford. No. 2: Rectors (as in No. 1): Watson, Burgess, Olmstead, Wright, Bird, Lyford, First Vestrymen: Jacob L. Stadelman, R. Francis Wood, George B. Roberts, Joseph R. Rhoads, John S. Gerhard, David E. Williams, Perceval Roberts, Robert Dennison, Theophilus P. Chandler. Anniversary Committee: David E. Williams, Honorary Chairman; Isaac W. Roberts, Chairman; Mrs. Louis Baker, Mrs. Benjamin Bird, Miss Anne J. Pugh, Mrs. Joseph B. Townsend, Albert P. Gerhard, Frank H. Moss, Robert Moss, T. Williams Roberts, Charles A. Service, J. Randall Williams. Historian: Spencer Ervin . No. 3: Dedication of Williams Memorial Window: Rev. Richard T. Lyford, Mrs. Lawrence H. Burton, Je., Edgar L. Wallace, Oliver Amlie, Isaac W. Roberts, T. Williams Roberts, Richard G.L. Ayer, Conrad D. Barto, James F. Irwin, Townsend Munson, HenryJ. Kite, Walter J. Schob, Lewis H. Van Dusen, Jr., Clarence E. Hall, J. Roscoe Rhoads, Geoffrey Stengel, T. Tertius Noble, Miss Helen Turnbull, Director of Windham House, New York ,David E. and Mary Vaughan Merrick Willliams, Mr. Thomas Williams, Jr. Elizabeth Good Williams, David E. Williams, Jr., Mrs. Clarence c. Brinton, Mrs. Johns Hopkins, Mrs. C. Alison Scull. No. 4: Photo (interior) of St. Alaph’s by Mr. Jaoby. No. 5: Recollections of our neighborhood about 50 years ago (presented in 1938 by T. Williams Roberts): Overbrook, Narberth, Merion, Main Line R.R., Schuylkill Valley R.R. (1884), Bala Station. Cynwyd, Barr’s Woods, Lodge farm, Conshohocken Road (toll Road), Wisconsin Hotel, Fairmount Park,(formerly State of Wisconsin Building 1876 Centennial), Righter’s Ferry Road, Zinc (family name), Mr. Stout’s home on Ferry Road, Clwyd Road, West Laurel Hill Cemetary, Off family, Belmont Avenue, “Pencoyd”, A.S. Roberts Estate, Graham Roberts, Country Club Golf Course, Carpenter family, Duhring family, D’Invilliers Road (47th St.), Jimmy Roach, Dr. Service, E.H. Hanson, William Reiley, David E. Williams, “Haunted House” (demolished), on site of Presbyterian Home, Judge Logan, Llanberrs Road, Bala Post Office (probably begun in 1887), Stadelman’s Dam (large pond on Bryn Mawr Avenue), Stadelman’s Farm, Black Horse Tavern, Valley Forge, Gen. Washington, Wynnefield Station (then called “Park Station”)
Call Number: R0129