East Falls Historical Society

Oral Histories - Click on an image to read

Ella Boyd



Born in 1893 in East Falls, Ella gives vivid descriptions of stores, institutions, medical care, and people of of East Falls past, including the Dobsons, Kellys, and Hohenadels.

Mary Cashman

photo of Mary Cashman


Born in 1925, Mary moved to Eveline Street in East Falls in 1947 and never moved.
Interview focuses on St. Bridget Church, stores along Ridge and Midvale Avenues. 

Mary Webster


 Mary describes working at Dobson  Mills, talks of the Dobson family, and shares memories of Forest School,  doctors, and life in East Falls.