CHARLES R. SWEENY
Charles R. Sweeny, of Concord Road, Feltonville, a former well known resident of this city [Chester], died at the home of Joseph Miles, with whom he resided yesterday morning at 3 o'clock after a prolonged illness.
Mr. Sweeny, who was 73 years old, was born in this city [Chester], where h spent practically his entire life. He was the son of the late Charles R. and Mrs. Sallie Blizzard Sweeny. His father formerly was employed as a guard at the Delaware County Trust Company until he retired. He was one of the last surviving members of Wilde Post, No. 25, G.A.R.
Mr. Sweeny was a moulder, having learned his trade at the plant of the Wetherill Machine Company. He had also been employed by both the Penn and Atlantic Steel Companies in this city [Chester]. For the past year he had been living retired.
He had been a member of Trinity Methodist Church for forty years and formerly sang in the church choir for about twenty-five years and was also a member of the old Pacific Social and the White Rose Social Clubs, two organizations which flourished in the city more than forty years ago. He was a member of the Felton Hose and Chemical Company of Feltonville, and also a former member of the Order of American Mechanics.
He was the husband Sadie Holcroft Scott Sweeny who died fifteen years ago. His survivors are one son, Charles R. Sweeny, 3d., of Linwood, and four daughters, Mrs. Sallie Mason, of Annline Villiage, Mrs George Martin, of Philadelphia; Mrs. Alfred Mhoney and Mrs. Reba Smith, of this city [Chester]. Ten grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Minshall Brothers Funeral Home, 1924 West Third Street. Internment will be in Lawncroft Cemetery, Linwood. Friends may call tomorrow.
Sources: Chester Times