DONORA FIRE COMPANY

 

The Donora Fire Company is a sub division of the Donora Volunteer Fire Department.  According to Borough Ordinance 555 the Borough of Donora does not have control of the civic organization of the Fire Department, i.e. the Donora Fire Company.

The Charter Members of the Donora Volunteer Fire Department were:

George W. Woodward

Donora, Pennsylvania,

Charles G. Lowe

Donora, Pennsylvania,

J. E. Smeltzer

Donora, Pennsylvania,

S. S. Kelley

Donora, Pennsylvania,

Adam Gruikshank

Donora, Pennsylvania,

George W. Griffer

Donora, Pennsylvania,

Henry G. Devall

Donora, Pennsylvania,

Gustav Schaaf

Donora, Pennsylvania,

W. T. Pyle

Donora, Pennsylvania,

Dr. J. H. Chessrown

Donora, Pennsylvania,

Wm. Kirkwood

Donora, Pennsylvania,

R. M. Schrecongost

Donora, Pennsylvania,

G. W. Kilfer

Donora, Pennsylvania,

Harry F. Gor

Donora, Pennsylvania,

 

 

DONORA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

CHARTER AND ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION

 

In Re - Incorporation

In the Court of Common Pleas,

of

of Washington County Penn-

Donora Volunteer Fire

Sylvania.

Department

                  Sitting in Equity: No ----

 

 

Whereas, we, the undersigned, citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, whose names are subscribed to this charter or certificate of incorporation, have associated themselves together for the purpose and upon the terms and by the name herein stated, under the provisions of an act to provide for the incorporation and regulation of certain corporations, approved this twenty-ninth day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-four, and the several supplements thereto, we do therefore set forth and declare that.

 

I.       The name of the corporation is the “Donora Volunteer Fire Department.”

II.      The purpose for which this corporation is formed is for the control of fires in the Borough of Donora, Washington County, Pennsylvania, by the use and support of Fire Engines, or Engines, Hooks and Ladders, Hose and other apparatus, and such wagons, and other conveyances as are necessary of the proper and successful operation of the same.

III.     The business of said corporation is to be transacted in the Borough of Donora, said county and state.

IV.     The corporation shall have perpetual succession by its corporate name.

V.      The names and residences of the subscribers appear in seven (7) and the names and residences of those who have been chosen Directors for the first year, are as follows, to wit:

 

Name

Residence

George W. Woodward

Donora, Pennsylvania,

Charles G. Lowe

Donora, Pennsylvania,

J. E. Smeltzer

Donora, Pennsylvania,

S. S. Kelley

Donora, Pennsylvania,

Adam Gruikshank

Donora, Pennsylvania,

George W. Griffer

Donora, Pennsylvania,

Henry G. Devall

Donora, Pennsylvania,

 

VI.     The corporation has no capital stock.  Fees for membership and annual dues for from members will be assessed as the corporation by its By-Laws may determine, which fees and dues will be applied to promoting the purposes for which the corporation is formed.

 

Witness our hands this 22nd day of July, A.D. 1903.

Name

Residence

George W. Woodward

Donora, Pennsylvania,

S. S. Kelley

Donora, Pennsylvania,

Charles G. Lowe

Donora, Pennsylvania,

J. E. Smeltzer

Donora, Pennsylvania,

A. Gruikshank

Donora, Pennsylvania,

G. W. Kilfer

Donora, Pennsylvania,

H. G. Devall

Donora, Pennsylvania,

Gustav Schaaf

Donora, Pennsylvania,

W. T. Pyle

Donora, Pennsylvania,

Dr. J. H. Chessrown

Donora, Pennsylvania,

Wm. Kirkwood

Donora, Pennsylvania,

R. M. Schrecongost

Donora, Pennsylvania,

Harry F. Gor

      “              “

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,

Before the subscriber, a Notary

County of Washington, ss.

Public in and for said county

 

and state, personally came J. H.

Chessrown, Wm. Kirkwood, A. M. Schrecongost, three of those who have subscribed the foregoing Articles of Incorporation, who in due form of law, acknowledged the same to be their act and deed, and the act and deed of their said associates, according to the Act Assembly in such case made and provided.

            Witnessed my hand and notarial seal, this 22nd day of July, A.D. 1903

My commission will expire Feb. 29, 1905.                    Geo. W.  Allen (Seal)

Text Box: Notarial
Seal

 

                                                                                    Notary Public

 

 

 

 

Charter Notice

Notice is hereby given that an application will be made to the Court of Common Pleas of Washington County, Pa, on Monday, August 17, 1903, at 10 o’clock, A.M. by George W. Woodward, S. S. Kelly, Charles P. Lowe, H. G. Devall, and William Kirkwood for a charter of a corporation to be called “Donora Volunteer Fire Department” the character and object of which is for the maintenance of a company for the control of fires in the Borough of Donora, by the use of fire engines, hooks, ladders, hose, etc., and for these purposes, have, possess, and enjoy, all the rights and privileges of the Corporation Act of 1874, and its several supplements.

 

            The said application was filed in the Prothonotary’s office, of said court, on July 23, 1903, at No. 1341 in Equity.

                        Donora, Pa.                                                      Oliver S. Scott

                                    July 24, 1903                                                   Solicitor

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,

On this 15th day of Aug-

County of Washington, ss.

ust, A.D. 1903, before me,

 

A Notary Public in and for

said county and state, personally came S. S. Kelly, who being duly sworn according to law deposes and says that the facts contained in the foregoing Articles of Association are correct and true; that George W. Woodward, Charles P. Low, and H. G. Devall, three of the subscribers to said articles of association are citizens of the United States, and that a notice of the intention to apply for this charter, of which notice the foregoing is a true copy, was published in the Donora Daily News and the Donora American, both newspapers of general circulation in said county, for at least once a week for a period of three weeks immediately before this date, to wit: in the Donora Daily news on the 24th and 31st days of July, and on the 7th and 14th days of August, 1903.  Sidney S. Kelly.

 

Sworn and subscribed before me the day and year aforesaid.  My commission will expire February 27th, 1905.            James P. Castner.

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                                    Notary Public

 

 

And now, August 17th, 1903, the within and foregoing Articles of Association of the “Donora Volunteer Fire Department” having been presented in open court, and the court, after due examination and perusal thereof, and being satisfied that a notice of the intention to make application for a charter of incorporation has been given as required by law; that said articles of incorporation are in proper form, and that the purpose named therein is within the purposes named in the first class specified in Section 1, of the Act of April 29, 1874, and that said purpose appears lawful and not injurious to the community, does hereby order and declare that said articles of association be and the same are herby approved and that upon the recording of the same, together with this decree in the Office for the recording of deed, etc., in this county that the subscribers thereto, and their associates shall be a corporation for the purpose and upon the terms therein stated, and under the name in said articles mentioned.

By the court

            J. F. Taylor, Judge

Recorded & Compared November 3, 1903.

                                                W. F. Penn, Recorder. Per E. A.

 

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