Chas R. Sweeny Has Been With Delaware County Trust 37 Years
Nearly thirty-seven years in the employ of the same concern is the record is the record of Charles R. Sweeny, 217 West Fifth Street, chief watchman at Delaware County Trust Company, Fifth and Market streets.
Mr. Sweeny will celebrate his 83d birthday on March 10, which date also is the anniversary of another year as bank watchman.
"You went to work for the bank March 10, 1888 -- the Saturday before the big blizzard," was his wifes reply today when Mr. Sweeny asked her if she remembered the exact date that he commenced work for the trust company.
Mr. sweeny is a Civil War veteran, having served in Company B, 16th regiment, Pennsylvania infantry. He also served in the United States Navy on the receiving ship Princeton; the transfer ship New Hampshire and the gunboat Mary Samford.
He is a member of Wilde Post, No. 25, G.A.R. He served two terms as post commander and is serving now as chaplain of the organization.
Mr. and Mrs. Sweeny celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary July 9, last year.
Letters written by them during the war are treasured possessions at the West Fifth street home.
"I often read them," said Mr. Sweeny during today's interview.