3311 Arch Street
1898 Blue Book: Robert Comly
Miss Helen Atkinson Comly
They previously lived at 3521 Hamilton St.
Robert Comly 57 Wholesale grocer
Lydia T. Comly 57 Married 31 years, five children, four surviving; born in N.J.
Helen A. Comly 27
Caroline F. Comly 20
Marion S. Comly 13 daughter
Rose Costello 29 Cook; born in Ireland
Bertha Bradley 21 Chambermaid; born in Ireland
(ED 578, 7A)
1900: Caroline Farren Comly received the degree of B.L. from Swarthmore College.
Marion S. Comly was a senior at Swarthmore studying German.
1901, Sept. 11: Death of Lydia T. Comly, wife of Robert Comly and daughter of the late George T. and Elizabeth B. Atkinson of Mullica Hill, N.J. of 3311 Arch. She was a member of Race St. Meeting.
1902, Dec. 16: “Marriages: Bacon-Comly. On Twelfth month 16, 1902, at the residence of the bride’s father, under the care of the Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia, held at Race street, Ellis W. Bacon, son of Thomas P. and Annie E. Bacon, and Helen A. Comly, daughter of Robert Comly and the late Lydia T. Comly” (Friends’ Intelligencer)
1903: Marion S. Comly graduated from Friends’ Central School.
1906 Blue Book: Robert Comly, 3311 Arch
1906: Marriage of Caroline F. Comly to Edson S. Harris
He graduated from Swarthmore in 1902. In 1900, he lived with his parents and his grandmother at 605 N. 15th St. In 1910, they lived in Aston, Delaware Co., Pa. where he was a civil engineer.
Robert Comly 76 Wholesale grocer
Mary Comly 33
Hannah Curran 40 Servant; born in Ireland
Sabie Lavin 25 Servant; born in Ireland
(ED 689, 4B)
In 1930, Marion Comly was living with her older brother, George W. Comly, in Rose Valley, Delaware Co. He was 55 years old and a mechanical engineer. Neither of them was married.
1920, June 22: Death of Robert Comly
Revised 11/16/2012 About Powelton Village