Archive for January, 2009

Article Published in 1901 Detailed Ghost Stories and Legends of Pelham

Please Visit the Historic Pelham Web SiteLocated at http://www.historicpelham.com/.Please Click Here for Index to All Blog Postings.An article appeared in the December 15, 1901 issue of the New-York Daily Tribune entitled “Legends of Pelham”. It detailed ghost stories and legends about the area. Perhaps most significantly, it included a series of wonderful photographs showing, among other things,

Suffrage for Pelham Women

Please Visit the Historic Pelham Web SiteLocated at http://www.historicpelham.com/.Please Click Here for Index to All Blog Postings.In the early twentieth century, as the women of New York intensified their efforts in support of women’s suffrage, there were communities that granted women property owners the right to vote in local elections. Pelham was one such community. Women property owners in

Biography of Archibald Robertson, Another Resident of City Island When it Was Part of the Town of Pelham

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Today’s Historic Pelham Blog posting transcribes a brief biography of Archibald Robertson, a ship, yacht and launch builder on City Island in the 19th century. At the time, City Island was part of the Town of Pelham.

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Biography of William Vickery, a 19th Century Resident of City Island in the Town of Pelham

Please Visit the Historic Pelham Web SiteLocated at http://www.historicpelham.com/.Please Click Here for Index to All Blog Postings.Today’s Historic Pelham Blog posting continues a recent series of postings that transcribe biographies of 19th century residents of City Island when it was part of the Town of Pelham. Today’s posting provides biographical data regarding William Vickery and his wife.”

William Henry Scofield and the Scofield Family Who Lived on City Island in the Town of Pelham in the 19th Century

Please Visit the Historic Pelham Web SiteLocated at http://www.historicpelham.com/.Please Click Here for Index to All Blog Postings.As I have noted before on the Historic Pelham Blog, City Island once was part of the Town of Pelham. New York City annexed much of the Town of Pelham including City Island in the 1890s. One of the prominent families who lived on City Island in the Town of Pelham