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McQuiston's Store - Chewton PA

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Philip “Phil” McQuiston, one of most well-known residents of Chewton, operated a grocery and dry goods store on Henry Street for many years. He helped organize – and served as a charter member of – the Chewton Christian Church in 1876. I found an article that indicates he sold his store in August 1892 to “Charles Coulter and Mr. Garway,” but I know McQuiston was still in business as late as 1906. Perhaps he opened a newer building? In 1902 he had one of several such stores in Chewton with others being operated by Simon Federkovich, Hanna Coulter, and Jacob Shallenberger. McQuiston passed away in September 1928 at the age of eighty-three and was laid to rest in Newport Cemetery. (c1900) (Photo courtesy of Tammy Kelly Mazzant) Full Size


  1. My mother is a McQuiston. Her father was from the David Ezra line of McQuistion’s that settled along the Connequenessing Creek after acquiring land from the local Indians. I wonder if this may be any relation?

  2. Gwendolyn, My Name is Faye, I read your message and I found David Ezra McQuiston is my Grandfathers (Ralph J McQuiston) what is your Mothers Name?
    I would be interested in knowing more about the acquiring of the land by the Indians.

  3. Faye,
    My mother’s name is Dollie. Are you familiar?


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