Tag: Walter Barkman


This Week in Chester History…

In 1938, the Mendham-Chester Tribune ran the obituary of Mrs. Grace Barkman, who was 61 years old. She had been a member of the Federated Church, and was the widow of Jonathan Barkman. She was survived by her four children, Claude, Ralph, and Katherine Barkman, and Mrs. Christian Christensen. Her step-children were Uriss, Walter, and Mabel Barkman, and Mrs. C. Sharp Trimmer. She was interred in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.


This Week in Chester History…

In 1956, the Chester Borough Council introduced a new salary guide: road supervisor Walter Barkman saw a raise of $592 to $3900, assessor Leslie Apgar a $200 raise to $600, and Borough clerk Eleanor Thompson a $50 raise to  $550. Temporary Borough employees and police officers would see $1.75 per hour. Source: The Mendham-Chester Tribune.