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Bits Of Delmar News 1936

From the Milford Chronicle September 11, 1936

Delmar News

Mr. William H. Hayman, a highly respected citizen of this town passed away early Thursday morning at his home on Grove Street. Mr. Hayman who was 86, had been in poor health for a long time but was able to go about the home up to his passing. He was postmaster in this town from 1897 to 1905 and established the rural routes served from his office. He also founded The Delmar American, the first newspaper edited in Delmar. Following his postmastership he opened a hardware store here and continued in that business for twenty years. He was a member of the Delmar M. E. Church and a lifelong Republican. Surviving are his wife, one son, Norman L. Hayman, of this town, and one daughter, Mrs. Ethel Phillips of Darby, Pa., and several grandchildren. Funeral services were held from his late home at 2:30 Saturday afternoon with rev. Ralph C. Jones of the M. E. Church officiating. Interment was made in the M. E. Cemetery, Delmar.

Delmar, Delaware schools opened Wednesday, Sept 9th.

The Pennsylvania Railroad Company has made much improvement to their property here. They are now installing a new platform along the track to accommodate the steadily increasing C & D truck service.

Mr. Lee Cullen has been confined to his home for several days suffering with intestinal grip.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smith are visiting their daughter and son-in-law, Lieutenant and Mrs. Donald Rudisell of Middletown, N. Y.

Albert Williams left this week for Charleston, N. C. to resume his studies at the Citadel.

Mr. George Spicer, of Laurel, will open a meat and grocery store in the Hearn Building on railroad avenue on Thursday Sept 19th.

Marion Lee Hitchens spent the week-end at Ocean City, Md.

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