Archive for February, 2009

More on the 1906 Village of North Pelham Elections in Which the Village Blacksmith Surprised Republicans and Democrats Alike and Won

Please Visit the Historic Pelham Web SiteLocated at http://www.historicpelham.com/.Please Click Here for Index to All Blog Postings.The Village of North Pelham election in 1906 was remarkable. Village blacksmith James Reilly ran for Village President (i.e., Mayor) on the “Municipal Ownership” ticket and the “Independent Democratic” ticket and defeated his Republican and Democratic opponents in

Photograph of John F. Fairchild Published in 1905

Please Visit the Historic Pelham Web SiteLocated at http://www.historicpelham.com/.Please Click Here for Index to All Blog Postings.John Fletcher Fairchild lived in Pelham in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was a civil engineer with offices in Mount Vernon. He servied as engineer of the Pelham Heights Company and was principally responsible for the layout and civil engineering aspects

The Village Elections in Pelham in 1904 – Only Nine Votes Cast for President of Village of Pelham

Please Visit the Historic Pelham Web SiteLocated at http://www.historicpelham.com/.Please Click Here for Index to All Blog Postings.In 1904, the Town of Pelham included three villages: the Village of Pelham, the Village of North Pelham and the Village of Pelham Manor. The Village of Pelham, known today as the neighborhood of Pelham Heights, was then the smallest village in the State of New York

An Interesting Pelham Love Story: Youngsters Married in 1901, But Kept Marriage Secret For Nearly a Year

Please Visit the Historic Pelham Web SiteLocated at http://www.historicpelham.com/.Please Click Here for Index to All Blog Postings.Two youngsters who lived in Pelham Heights in 1901 fell in love. The parents of Chester S. Walz and Lulu Schwartz reportedly objected to marriage by the couple. On September 21, 1901, they quietly married anyway and kept their marriage secret for nearly one year.

Lucky to Be Alive: David Pettet of North Pelham Struck by Train on December 16, 1901 and Lived

Please Visit the Historic Pelham Web SiteLocated at http://www.historicpelham.com/.Please Click Here for Index to All Blog Postings.During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Pelham residents often walked along the railroad right-of-way to travel between Pelham and Mount Vernon. As one might expect, such a practice led to tragic accidents on numerous occasions. David Pettet of the Village of