8.22.2014

Cyril Daniel Higgins Local Attorney

Cyril Daniel Higgins, beloved husband, devoted father and grandfather, of Shawnee-on-Delaware, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at VNA Hospice in East Stroudsburg, surrounded by his family. He died of acute pulmonary fibrosis, only recently diagnosed.
Dan is survived by his wife, Marianne (Foley) Higgins, with whom he shared 51 years of marriage and happiness, and his children: Mary Ellen Higgins of Shawnee-on-Delaware; Erin Higgins and her husband, Douglas Rosner, of Arlington, Massachusetts; C. Daniel Higgins Jr. and his wife, Jennifer, of Stroudsburg; and Robert Higgins and his wife, Michelle, of Chester Springs. Dan also is survived by seven grandchildren: Harry, Kate and Dennis Rosner, Olivia, Sean and Brendan Higgins, and Evan Higgins.
Dan was born on Jan. 23, 1938, in Scranton, and was a son of Paul A. and Helen (Fogarty) Higgins, one of eight children. After graduating from the University of Scranton, he taught Latin and French at Mountain Lakes High School in New Jersey before attending Georgetown University Law School. Graduating in 1967, he returned to the Stroudsburg area to practice law, and was still practicing law at the time of his death. He was Monroe County's first assistant district attorney, a past president of the Monroe County Bar Association and the Optimist Club, and served on many boards of local organizations.
Dan enjoyed playing golf at courses around the world, and was a member of Great Bear Country Club. Dan and Marianne also enjoyed their winter home in Venice, Florida, with their large group of "snowbird" friends. They traveled widely, together and with their children, and spent many hours walking with their beloved dogs along the Delaware River and at Mount Nebo Park.
In addition to his wife and children, Dan is survived by his brother, Robert Higgins and his wife, Nancy, of Hillsdale, New Jersey; his brother, Thomas Higgins and his wife, Joan, of Montclair, New Jersey; his sister, Elizabeth Sivolella and her husband, Nicholas, of Buck Hill Falls; his sister, Kathleen Salmon of Vestal, New York; and many nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his parents; his brothers, Paul and William Higgins; his sister, Mary (Higgins) Flynn; and his brothers-in-law, Albert Flynn and Gerald Salmon.
There will be a viewing from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at William H. Clark Funeral Home, 1003 Main St., Stroudsburg. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25, at St. Matthew's Roman Catholic Church, 200 Brodhead Ave., East Stroudsburg, with Monsignor John A. Bergamo as the celebrant. Private burial will be the following day at St. Catherine's Cemetery in Moscow.

4.11.2014

Fairview Hotel Grille


                        Fairview  Hotel Grille     Mt. Pocono     Pennsylvania  1930's                                                                                                                       

3.27.2014

Pennsylvania Population



New population projections produced by the Pennsylvania State Data Center reveal that the Keystone State’s 2010 Census population of 12.7 million is projected to grow to 14.1 million by the year 2040. This represents a growth rate of 11.3 percent or the addition of more than 1.4 million residents over the thirty year period.


The projections also suggest that the age makeup of Pennsylvania’s population will, on average, continue to grow older over the next three decades. The largest percentage increases will be seen in the 5-year age cohorts over age 65. Click here to read more about the projections in the PaSDC's latest Research Brief.


Population Projections were completed for the years 2015, 2020, 2025, 2030, 2035 and 2040 for the Commonwealth and its 67 counties. These projections were developed by five-year age cohorts and gender. Data users wishing to purchase PDF file profiles and excel data files of the PaSDC’s State and County Population Projections by Age and Gender, Pennsylvania: 2010 to 2040 can do so by visiting http://pasdc.hbg.psu.edu/, click on Data, then Projections.

2013 County Population Estimates Released by Census Bureau
Cumberland County is Pennsylvania’s fastest-growing since 2010

The U.S. Census Bureau reported today on where the heaviest population growth in Pennsylvania was concentrated last year. Cumberland County, in central Pennsylvania, was the fastest-growing county between April 1, 2010 and July 1, 2013. The population of Cumberland County rose 2.5 percent over the period. Chester County followed with a 2.1 percent gain since 2010. Lancaster County (2.0 percent percent) ranked third in terms of percent population increase, followed by Clinton and Philadelphia counties, which each grew at 1.8 percent during the period.

With respect to numerical growth, Philadelphia County added 27,159 people between 2010 and 2013, more than any other county in the state. It was followed by Montgomery County, which grew by 12,503 people, Chester (10,342), Lancaster (10,152) and Allegheny (8,179) rounded out the top five. 

View the 2013 County Population Estimates by visiting http://pasdc.hbg.psu.edu/, click on Data, then Estimates. From there, select the file name: Pennsylvania County Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013.


This information is based on annual population estimates for each of the nation’s counties since the 2010 Census and up to July 1, 2013. Internet tables are available showing rankings and components of population change (births, deaths, migration) from American FactFinder (http://factfinde2.census.gov).

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Articles Taken From the Pocono Shopper October, 1992-May, 1997



Articles Taken From the Pocono Shopper October, 1992-May, 1997

These newspaper articles by Dr. Appel cover a wide range oflocal activities and events. There is no index and the table of contents is very long; the article titles are also long. To help
researchers to save time when looking for a specific subject, this "demi-index"sorts the articles by major subject categories and gives a short label, leaving to the individual to read enough of the article to check for usefulness. We hope this will make the collection more helpful. For history buffs, the articles are interesting and often fun, and give an insight into the activities and interests ofMomoe  County people over the years.



Historic Momoe County  by John Appel

Momoe County


Name of county 8/7/92
Historical Society  10/14/92, 10/21192
Electric Railway & Pocono Creek Bridge 12/8/93
Forests 6/21/95
Mathews history  11/22/95
Keller history  1/3/96
Daylight saving  4/3/96  & 4/10/96
Elections  8/7/96,  8/14/96 and  8/21/96
Lackawanna Trail 1122/97
Foxtown Hill  road 4/16/29






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Stroudsburg

Stroud family and house  10/28/92, 1114/92,
11/11/92, 11/18/92, 11/25/92
Pictures -Mansion
House, 10/21192, Picture -Daniel  Stroud,
10/28/92

Jacob Stroud- military service 11125/92
Street names 11/18/92,7/14/93
Telegraph 7/28/93
·Environment   9/15/93  & 9122193
Town clock 6/8/94
7th Street Bridge  12/29/93,  1118/95, 11115/95
Federal Building and Post Office 12111/96 . ' East Stroudsburg
East Stroudsburg- name 12/2/92
Town clock 6/15/94
Railroad bridge 4/9/97_

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Biography, etc.

Picture of President Momoe, after table of contents, before text begins
Lincoln's death 2110/93
McKinley's murder  2/17/93
Mexican War hero: William Schoonover, 8/11/93
General Grant, cancer 8/18/93
Garfield assassination 11/3/93
George Washington, Bicentennial  2/23/94
Summerfield Staples (Lincoln"s "substitute") 4/6/94, 611194
A. Mitchell Palmer, William Penn and politics, 1909 9/20195
Stogdell Stokes 2/5/97
General John Sullivan,  3/5/97, .3/12/97
Harding's death 3/26/97
George Kemp 5/7/97
Jacob and Henry Singmaster  5/14/97

Business
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American House,  5/2/97
Grand Theater, 7/12/95, 7119/95
Huckleberries, 8/2593
Ice Industry, 12/9/92
Indian Queen Hotel,  2/8/95
Livery Stables, 617/95
J\1ail Delivery,  i/12/94
Opera, 3/6/96, 3/13196
Plaza Theater, 7126/95
Radio Station, 115/94
Stogdell Stokes, 2/5/97
Stroud Theater, 9/27/95,  10/4/95
Swindling, 4/13/94
Telegraph, 1855,   7/28/93
Wesley Water Cure, 7/17/96,7/24/96,  7/31196
Williams Hall, 9/6/95, 9113195

Disasters


:Blizzard of 1888 3/23/94
Earthquakes 2/24/93,  319194
Johnstown's flood 10/27/93
Flood of 1841 3/30/94
Flood, 1955 8/23/95
Fire safety 12/20/95, 12/27/95                                      \ Ice 12/9/92, 1/10/96
Japan - earthquake 8/28/96, 9/4/96
InfluenZa, 1918  10/30/96, 1116/96, next, but not dated.
Armenians 12/18/96, 12/25/96














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Holidays and celebrations

Christmas trees12116/92
Christmas time12/23/92
Christ.'Ilas - mid-1920s
Christmas Sunday School 12/30/92
Christmas 1918,  12/15/93,  12/22/93
Christmas 1896,  12/4/96
Thanksgiving, 1918  11124/93
Thanksgiving 1930-32,  11116/94, 11/23/94
Thanksgiving in the Depression 11123/94
Independence Day,  1851,  1876     6/22/94,  6/29/94
Liberty Bell   3/27I 96, 4/3/ 96
Tum of  the Century  1900-1901,  3/2/94

Organizations

Medical Society   7/6/94
Agricultural Society     8/31/94
Agricultural Fair   917/94
Odd Fellows   12/28/94, 114/95
Red Me)1  3/22.95
Knights ofPythias   3/29/95
Sons of Veterans
7/5/95
Farmers Institute
5/10/95
Fund-raising Fair
8/2/95
Knights ofMalta
10/11195, 10/18/95, 10/25/95, 1111195
Elks Club   6/19/96
Woodsmen of the World   7/3/96
Daughters ofPocahantas     10/16/96
Rebekahs    10/22/96
Dames of Malta   4/2/97
GAR (Veterans of the Civil War)  5/24/95
Christmas 1925, charity by groups,  12/21/94


Recreation

Baseball Team   8/9/95, 8/16/95, 8/30/95
Brass Bands   2/22/95, 3/1/95, 3/8/95, 3/15/95
Liberty Bell   3/20/96, 3/27/96
Parks  5/25/94, 4/20/94
Theaters,   7/12/95,  7119/95, 7/26/95,  9/6/95, 9/13/959/27/95,  10/4/95,  3/6/96, 3113/96

Religion, Missions, Revivals

Moravian Mission  3/3/93, 3/10/93, 3/17/93',
Camp meeting  7/13/94, 7/20/94, 7/27/94, 8/3./94, 8/10/94
Mission to Dansbury  4/17/96,  4/24/96,  5/119., ReVivals 5/8/96, 5115/96, 5/22/96, 5/29/96                                                       ·
Billy Sunday and Rev. Asher  9/11196, 9/18/96, 9/25/96
Bible Society   4/21/93
Temperance   9/1193, 9/8/93
Thanksgiving 1930-1932,  11116/94, 11123/94

Schools and Colleges

Normal School,  1113/93, 1120/93, 1/27/93, 2/3/93, 4/19/95, 4/26/95,5/3/95,615/96,6/12/96
Normal School-Football      10/19/94, 10/26/94, 1112/94, 1119/94
Normal School- State Ownership 7/10/96
Superintendent of Schools.4/28/93
State Teacher's College 10/9/96,  118/97
School Directors 5/5/93
Teachers 5/12/93
Buildings  5/19/93
Furniture 5/26/93
Lenape Institute 11130/94, 12/7/94
Fanners' Institute,  5/10/95
People's College     11/29/95, 12/6/95, 12/13/95
Academy of Music  1/17/96,  1124/96, 1131196

Transportation

Bicycles  6/2/93,  6/9/93,  6/16/93, 6/23/93
Stagecoaches 9/29/93,  10/6/93,  10/13/93
Streetcars   11110/93, 11/17/93, 12/1193, 12/8/93, 12/29/93
7th Street Bridge, 1907-1928,    12/29/93
Trolley  8/17/ 4,  8/24/94
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western RR,     1119/94, 1126/94,2/2/94, 3/16/94
New York, Susquehanna and Western RR,   4/27/94, 5/4/94, 5111/94, 5/18/94
Wilkes-Barre and Eastern RR,   9/14/94, 9/21194, 9/28/94, 10/5/94
Erie RR,   10/12/94
Auto clubs and runs,  4/5/95,  4/12/95
Livery stables and horses,   6/7/95, 6/14/95
Dirigibles,  2/7/96                                                                                         .        r,1
Airports   2/14/96, 2/28/96
Motorcycle races,   2112/97, 2/19/97
Lackawanna Trail,  1/22/97,  1/29/97
Railroad Bridge,  4/9/97
Foxtown Hill Road, 4116/97

Wars



Frontier Forts   3/24/93,  3/31193, 4/7/93, 4/14/93, 4/21193
Revolutionary War Forts   717193
Mexican War   8/4/93,  8/11193
Red Cross   1917-1918   10/20/93
Spanish-American Wars   2/9/94, 2/16/94, 12/14/94
United States Independence   9/8/93,  6/29/94
Normal School and W.W.I.,  4/19/95, 4/26/95, 5/3/95
National Guard     1111195, 1118/95, 1125/95
Sullivan Trail  No date, between 6/28 and 7/5/95,   61?1195, 6/28/95
Veteran's Sons,   7/5/95                                                  '

Do).lghboy Memorial        10/2/96
Armistice Day         11113/96, 11120/96, General Sullivan  3/5/97,  3/12/97

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Returning Servicemen, Memorial   No date, between 11120/9:6 and 12/4/96,       4/23/97, 4/30/97
Memorial Day,  5117/95, 5/24/95                                             1
General John Sullivan,  3/5/97,  3/12/97