How Harvey, Grubb and Veale Roads were named - News Journal
The story behind Harvey, Grubb and other Del. road names
BY KEN MAMMARELLA • THE NEWS JOURNAL • AUGUST 13, 2009
A Delawarean with his own distinguished name has more information about Harvey and Grubb roads and nearby points.
Harvey, Grubb, Veale, Bird
Robert E. Pyle Jr., who moved to Arden in 1919 when he was 3, said he learned about the area when he was a teenager.
Before Arden was formed, Newton Grubb farmed north of Marsh Road, where Holiday Hills and Kingsridge are located. The dirt road that ran from the family dock on the Delaware River to his farm eventually became Grubb Road.
The track that led to Jack Veale's farm became Veale Road, and the path over to Jerry Harvey's place became Harvey Road. Harvey's barn became a theater (it's had different names over the years, and it's now New Candlelight); the farmhouse became a YMCA; and the land became Ardentown. Newton's aunt Ellen married into the Tom Bird family, and they farmed nearby. The Bird name was once applied to Veale Road, said Brother Thomas Meany of St. Edmond's Academy.
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