Tag: Percy Chubb Farm


This Week in Chester History…

In 1958, Vincent T. Sparano of East Orange was groundhog hunting and shooting clay pigeons with a friend on the Percy Chubb Farm on Route 24, when he shot himself in the right thigh with a high-powered pistol. He thought the 357 Magnum was in the half cocked position in his holster, but when he drew the pistol, it discharged, sending the bullet through his right thigh to lodge behind his knee. Dr. Alfred Truax of Main Street extracted the bullet and released him. Source: The Mendham-Chester Tribune.