Tag: Austin Thompson


This Week in Chester History…

The Mendham-Chester Tribune in 1938 announced that Chester would participate in National Air Mail Week. Postmaster Austin Thompson said all air mail leaving town would have a special cachet on it. “A special load of air mail will be taken to Basking Ridge where it will be flown from Somerset Hills Airport to Newark Airport,” said the newspaper.


This Week in Chester History…

In 1938, Postmaster Austin Thompson announced that all air mail leaving Chester would have a special cachet on it in honor of National Air Mail Week. Air mail would be taken to Basking Ridge and flown from Somerset Hills Airport to Newark Airport. Source: The Mendham-Chester Tribune


This Week in Chester History…

In 1956, The Mendham-Chester Tribune ran an obituary on the front page for long-time Chester resident and postmaster Austin Thompson, who died at age 74 on February 2. Thompson moved to Chester from Nutley in 1921 and bought the Hedges Farm across from the Congregational Church. He served as postmaster from 1936 until 1951.