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BURIAL RITES Thousands View Remains of Chester's Benefactor at the Mansion on Edgmont -Avenue. PROMINENT MEN AT FUNEKAL Services Simple, but Impressive—Beautiful Floral Tributes From Officials and Friends. More than five thousand -grateful |,euple, with sorrowing hearts, passed in silent procession before ,the.remains of Chester's greatest benefactor, the late Alfred Odenheimer Deshong, at his late home, Tenth street and Edgmont avenue Tuesday night and:the greater part of yesterday From the time the doors of the mansion Were thrown open the public showed its appreciation of the dead art lover and philanthropist, jlany came after the lid of the casket had hidden from view the face,of the ro an who did so much during his life for the comfort of the poor people and who at the close of his life left to the people a monument that-vv ill keep his name fresh in the :memdry "of"generations to follow. From eleven o'clock yesterday morning until the funeral service began a few minutes past thiee o clock, there was a continuous stream of .people from U.H \valks of life passing in and out of the Deshong mansion, and Hundreds remarked after looking over the beautiful art collection and beautiful gruutids which he left for the enjoyment and education of the people of Chester, this is> a most magnificent pit." A stranger from a distance, a. man well years, "said: that he knowfa of no eity of its size that Iia5 been blessed with such a gift as thai given to theipeople of this city by the late Alfred Deshong. The throng that came to : .pay'."their la^t respects .embraced judges, lawyers, manufacturers men of science of letters, tin elergv and everv vocation in life. VII met on the same level to do honor and reverence ;to a man who will be missed. Letters of Regret. Many letters of-regret were sent by men prominent in the affairs:of the Nation at their inability to attend the last sad rites for the distinguished cit^ i::en. Many of them had enjoyed the hospitality for • which the . Deshong mansion was noted' during'the habitation by the late A." O: Deshong. The Judges of the Courts of the .city qt Philadelphia had intended to.come Chester in a body'to attend the funer.- al, hut the death of Judge Magill, whose funeral occurred at the:same time, prevented tine. Men of the.'Army and Navy who had Been guests of Mr. De'shong anc! accepted of his hospitality -upon more than one occasion, regretted ; that thuy could not be present.and join with. the home citizens in paying a last tribute of respect to his memory. ICOXTIMJUJ ON Dl(rii'J.«ri PAGE)

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  1. Delaware County Daily Times,
  2. 24 Apr 1913, Thu,
  3. Page 5

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