Collecting, Preserving and Educating

Month: November 2017

November’s Program

This month we’ve invited Sal Miliziano owner/operator of Delran’s Chick-Fila to attend our meeting.  We will interview Mr. Miliziano about his life including his experience as a matador.  Join us Tuesday November 21 at the Delran Municipal Building.  Our meeting starts at 7pm.   Light refreshments will be served.

Another Mayor located

Earlene Hope is George Friday’s Great Granddaughter and she shared this family photo with the Delran Historical Society.  George Friday served two terms as Delran Township Mayor.  His first term was 1901-1903 and the second term was 1904-1906.  He was born in Riverside to George and Anna Freitag in 1853.  His name was John George Freitag but he went by George Friday.  George Friday married Emma Hartman in 1876 and they had 8 children.   Earlene’s Grandmother Anna Friday was George Friday’s daughter.  Anna married Charles Hullings.

This photo was taken in the late 1920′ or early 1930’s.  Seated is George Friday and his wife Emma.  Standing from the left, George Friday, Jr., Conrad Friday, Joe Friday, Gertrude Severns, Anna Hullings (Earlene’s grandmother), Minnie Robinson, and Charles Friday.  George Friday, Sr. died in Bridgeboro in 1932 and was buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Burlington.

Giving Tuesday 2017

November is a time to exercise our right to vote, to honor our veterans, to celebrate with our families and participate in “Giving Tuesday”.  “Giving Tuesday” a nationwide event where NonProfits ask supporters for donations on November 28th.   The Delran Historical Society would like to request that you considering donating to the Delran Historical Society and here’s a list of items we would like.
1. Old Yearbooks from Delran High School, Delran Middle School, Holy Cross High School, Riverside High School prior to 1976, Palmyra HIgh School and Moorestown High School prior to 1945.
3. Class and Team Photos – We would also like photographs of Delran athletic teams and schools classes. If possible, please include the names.
3. Business Memorabilia – We like things from businesses that are no longer here – like the Greens, the bowling alley, Millside Farms, Fortnam Motors.
4. Celebrations in Delran – We like to see your photos of parades, holidays and other celebrations in Delran.
We hope that during the month of November you’ll look through your old boxes and decide rather than tossing out, to donate to the Delran Historical Society.  You can bring these items to the Delran HIstorical Society Meeting on November 21, 2017. Any photos you would like to share can be scanned and returned. If you have any questions please send us an email at  [email protected].