Archive for December, 2009

Obituary of David Carll, Master Shipbuilder on City Island in the Town of Pelham

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David Carll was a prominent 19th century shipbuilder on City Island in the Town of Pelham.  In 1863, Carll obtained from the New York State Commissioners of the Land Office a grant for 442 feet on the water front on the east side of City Island for the purpose

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Opening of the Extension of the Pelham Manor Trolley Line in 1910 — The Toonerville Trolley Line

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The Pelham Manor trolley line inspired Fontaine Fox to create the Toonerville Trolley portrayed in his long-running Toonverville Folks comic strip.  Until Labor Day, 1910, that trolley line ended on Pelhamdale Avenue near today’s Grant Avenue, only a few

Murder on Fowler Avenue in 1908

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A brief account of a murder that occurred at the home of Paul A. Heubner of Fowler Avenue in the Village of Pelham Manor in 1908 appeared in the January 2, 1909 issue of the New Rochelle Pioneer.  The account is transcribed below.

“KIRK HELD FOR GRAND JURY

Village Elections in the Town of Pelham in 1912

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The following article, transcribed from the Saturday, March 23, 1912 issue of the New Rochelle Pioneer, describes the results of the Village elections in the Town of Pelham that year.

“ELECTIONS HELD IN VILLAGES
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Ceder Has a Walk Over at North Pelham —