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Willard S Feige - 1888 Birth. Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts.
Willard S Feige

1888 Birth. Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts.
Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910 Volume 385, Page 74

Willard S Feige - Franklin St. School, Auburn, NY 1895
Willard S Feige

Franklin St. School, Auburn, NY 1895

Willard S Feige - (The one on the left is a classic!)
Willard S Feige

(The one on the left is a classic!)
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Willard S Feige - Card sent to his girlfriend, Annie Korch, 1906-1907?
Willard S Feige

Card sent to his girlfriend, Annie Korch, 1906-1907?
photos and papers belonging to Evelyn Feige Baker 

Willard S Feige - Card sent to his girlfriend, Annie Korch, 1906-1907?
Willard S Feige

Card sent to his girlfriend, Annie Korch, 1906-1907?
photos and papers belonging to Evelyn Feige Baker 

Willard S Feige - 1907 Marriage. Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts.
Willard S Feige

1907 Marriage. Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts.
Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910 Vol 572, Page 454

Willard S Feige - Willard Feige
Willard S Feige

Willard Feige
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Willard S Feige - People as related to my grandmother, Evelyn Pearl Feige Baker:

1. Anna Korch Feige (mother)

Willard S Feige

People as related to my grandmother, Evelyn Pearl Feige Baker:

1. Anna Korch Feige (mother)

2. Caroline Smith Salisbury (Great Grandma)

3. George W. Salisbury (Great Grandpa)

4. Charlotte M. Salisbury Feige (Grandmother)

5. George W. Feige (Grandpa)

6. Willard Feige (Pa)

7. Anna Feige (Sister)

8. Dot Feige (Sister)

9. Gertrude Feige (Aunt)

10. Clifford Feige (Uncle)

11. George Feige Sr. (Uncle)

photos and papers belonging to Evelyn Feige Baker 

Willard S Feige - 1909 Hunting License
Willard S Feige

1909 Hunting License
photos and papers belonging to Evelyn Feige Baker 

Willard S Feige - 1912 Ad. Willard worked as an electrician for his cousin, Charles W. Bergmann.
Willard S Feige

1912 Ad. Willard worked as an electrician for his cousin, Charles W. Bergmann.
The Webster, Dudley and Oxford Directory 1912 

Willard S Feige - 1915 Ad. Willard worked as an electrician for his cousin, Charles W. Bergmann.
Willard S Feige

1915 Ad. Willard worked as an electrician for his cousin, Charles W. Bergmann.
The Webster, Dudley and Oxford Directory 1915 

Willard S Feige - Willard Feige
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Willard Feige
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Willard S Feige - Willard and Anna Feige
Willard S Feige

Willard and Anna Feige
Thanks to Cliff Feige 

Willard S Feige - Willard Feige
Willard S Feige

Willard Feige
photos and papers belonging to Evelyn Feige Baker 

Willard S Feige - Grave of Willard S. Feige, Mount Zion Cemetery, Webster, Massachusetts
Willard S Feige

Grave of Willard S. Feige, Mount Zion Cemetery, Webster, Massachusetts
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Willard S Feige - Grave of George W. Feige, Charlotte M. Salisbury Feige, Willard S. Feige and Edward E. Feige - Mount
Willard S Feige

Grave of George W. Feige, Charlotte M. Salisbury Feige, Willard S. Feige and Edward E. Feige - Mount Zion Cemetery, Webster, Massachusetts
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Willard S Feige - Worcester Daily Telegram
Worcester, Massachusetts
Saturday, January 19, 1929
Willard S Feige

Worcester Daily Telegram
Worcester, Massachusetts
Saturday, January 19, 1929

Willard S Feige - Worcester Daily Telegram
Worcester, Massachusetts
Tuesday, January 22, 1929
Willard S Feige

Worcester Daily Telegram
Worcester, Massachusetts
Tuesday, January 22, 1929

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 America/USA  Willard S  Feige

  (b. 28 July 1888Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA   d. 18 January 1929Webster, Massachusetts, USA )  
Age: 40
Cause of Death: suicide due to poor health

Willard S Feige was born 28 July 1888 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA . Willard S Feige was the child of George Wilhelm Feige and Charlotte Marie Salisbury and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Friedrich Wilhelm ("William") Feige and Augusta Amalie M Theunert (maternal)  George Washington Salisbury and Caroline Matilda (Carrie) Smith

He married  Anna R Korch 22 May 1907 in Webster, Massachusetts, USA .  The couple had (at least) 7 children. Anna R Korch  was born 5 July 1891 in East Lyme, Connecticut, USA .  She died 28 October 1971 in Dudley, Massachusetts, USA .  She was the daughter of Andrew (András) Korch (Kovalčík) and Elizabeth (Alzbeta) (Erzsébet) Tomko.

Willard S Feige died 18 January 1929 in Webster, Massachusetts, USA.

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Occupation: electrician

Willard, was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts on July 28, 1888. He was the son of George Wilhelm Feige and Charlotte M. Salisbury. Willard spent his early childhood in Pittsfield, attending the Bradford Street School, and the Franklin Street School. Around age 12, he moved to Webster, Massachusetts with his parents. He married there, at age 19. His wife was Anna Korch, the daughter of Slovakian immigrants Andro (Andrew) Kovalcik and Albeta (Elizabeth) Tomko. Anna was born July 5, 1891 in East Lyme, Connecticut. By 1900, the family had moved to Thompson, Connecticut. At the time of their marriage, Anna, age 17, worked in a mill and Willard was an electrician. The young couple made their home in Thompson, Connecticut, just over the Massachusetts border. Willard worked in Webster, Massachusetts, as an electrician for his cousin Charles W. Bergmann, who owned a shop on Main Street. Around 1916, Willard, Anna and children moved to Webster. Sometime during the 1920s, Willard suffered a stroke and was unable to perform electrical work with the same level of ability he had prior to the stroke. His daughter, Evelyn, would often go with her dad to help with the electrical work.

Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren)

Willard S Feige married  America/USA Anna R Korch-- Date: 22 May 1907 Place: Webster, Massachusetts, USA
Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910 Vol: 572 ; Page: 454

Volume/Page: Vol: 572 ; Page: 454 

Anna R Korch was the daughter of Andrew (András) Korch (Kovalčík) and Elizabeth (Alzbeta) (Erzsébet) Tomko

Groom's name: Willard S Feige
Groom's age: 19 years
Groom's estimated birth year: 1888
Groom's birthplace: Pittsfield, , Massachusetts
Bride's name: Annie R Korch
Bride's age: 17 years
Bride's estimated birth year: 1890
Bride's birthplace: New London, ,
Marriage date (original): 22 May 1907
Marriage date: 22 May 1907
Marriage place: Webster, , Massachusetts
Groom's father's name: George W Feige
Groom's mother's name: Charlotte Saulsbury
Father of bride's name: Andrew Korch
Mother of bride's name: Elizabeth Tomko
Film number: 2315300
Digital GS number: 4329358
Image number: 901
Number of images: 1
Reference number: p 454 no 59
Marriage registration place: Webster, , Massachusetts
Marriage registration year: 1907
Collection: Massachusetts Marriage Records, 1842-1915
Updated: 9/27/2010 2:56:26 PM

 America/USA Charlotte Anna Feige (b.6 December 1907, Webster, Massachusetts, USA  d. 28 June 2000, Milford, New Hampshire, USA)

 America/USA Dorothy Elizabeth Feige (b.5 August 1909, Webster, Massachusetts, USA  d. 29 November 1989, Moultonboro, New Hampshire, USA)

 America/USA Evelyn Pearl Feige (b.4 March 1912, Thompson, Connecticut, USA  d. 18 October 1981, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA )

 America/USA Vivian Louise Feige (b.22 March 1914, Thompson, Connecticut, USA  d. 27 December 1976, Webster, Massachusetts, USA)

 America/USA Willard Frederick Feige (b.5 February 1916, Webster, Massachusetts, USA  d. 29 April 1980, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA)

 America/USA Richard Sherman Feige (b.9 June 1918, Webster, Massachusetts, USA  d. 25 December 1995, Putnam, Connecticut, USA)

 World War II Soldier America/USA George William Feige (b.15 April 1920, Webster, Massachusetts, USA  d. 7 October 1982, Webster, Massachusetts, USA)

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1888 Birth
Feige, Willard - born in Pittsfield, July 28, 1888, son of George Feige and Charlotte Salsbury. George is a laborer, born in Pittsfield. Charlotte was born in New York.

Pittsfield Birth Records 1844-1938 found at the Berkshire Anthenaeum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

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USA 1889 - May 31 - Johnstown Flood; 2,209 die in Penn
South Fork Dam burst, town of Johnstown destroyed, over 2000 deaths webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ patimeln.htm

The Johnstown disaster occurred, the worst flood...

Invention 1889 - The automobile is invented (Gottlieb Daimler, Germany)
The Various Vehicles That Can Be Seen Moved by It at Stuttgart - Daimler's Gas or Petroleum Motor - Combustible Air...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1889 - March 4 - Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901) becomes 23rd President of the United States
In 1888, Benjamin Harrison received the Republican nomination for president on the eighth ballot. Though behind on the popular vote, he won over Grover Cleveland in the electoral college by 233 to...Read MORE...

USA 1890 - Yosemite National Park created

USA 1890 - December 29 - Wounded Knee Massacre occurred - 7th Cavalry killed more than 250 Lakota men, women and children; Sitting Bull killed at Little Eagle; Indian wars ended webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ sdtimeln.htm - December 29, 1890

News 1891 - Incorporated
In 1891, the City of Pittsfield is incorporated, and William Stanley, Jr., who had recently relocated his Electric Manufacturing Company to Pittsfield from Great Barrington, produces the first...Read MORE...

Invention 1891 - The motion picture camera is invented (Thomas Alva Edison, William K.L. Dickson, United States)
It is to Reproduce a Picture of What Passes Before the Mechanical Eye - With the Phonograph the Invention Will Serve to Take the...Read MORE...

Invention 1891 - The zipper is invented (Whitcomb L. Judson, United States)
"...the inventor of the first zipper, Whitcomb L. Judson, did his experimentation right here in the Windy City and in 1891 invented a device called the zipper.

Actually, the first zipper was a...

1892 Auburn, Ward 1, E.D. 2, Cayuga, New York
George Feige, m, 26, US Citizen, shoemaker
Charlot Feige, f, 24, US Citizen
Willard Feige, m, 4, US Citizen
Edward Feige, m, 3, US Citizen
1892 New York State Census
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USA 1892 - NO MORE BARGE OFFICE. Immigrants Will Hereafter Land at Ellis Island.
New York, Jan. 1. - Without any ceremony or formal opening the immigration officials of this city today settled down on Ellis Island in the harbor and the barge office is known to them no more. The...Read MORE...

Invention 1893 - The electric toaster is invented (Crompton Co., UK)
Crompton and Co. invented the first electric toaster 1893 in Leeds England. This was the forerunner of todays toasters. The device was quite simple and a person had to turn the bread over to toast...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1893 - March 4 - Grover Cleveland (1837–1908) becomes President of the United States

March 4, 1893

World History 1893 - May 1 - World's Columbian Exposition

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USA 1894 - Pullman strike
The Pullman Strike was a nationwide railroad strike in the United States in the summer of 1894. It pitted the American Railway Union (ARU) against the Pullman Company, the main railroads, and the...Read MORE...

1895 - Public School Promotions...Evans? Street School...Second to First Division First Grade...Willard Feige

The Auburn Bulletin
Auburn, New York
Friday, July 19, 1895
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1896 - Public School Promotions...Bradford Street School...Second Division to First Division, Second Grade...Willard Feige

The Auburn Bulletin
Auburn, New York
1896, exact date unknown
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World History 1896 - Gold discovered in the Yukon's Klondike

Invention 1897 - Aspirin is invented (Felix Hoffmann (Bayer), Germany)
Aspirin Discoverer Dies an Unknown Man

"CHICAGO (UPI) - In these days of deadlines and taxes and other headaches, offer a cheer for Felix Hoffmann, one of the world's great...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1897 - March 4 - William McKinley (1843-1901) becomes 25th President of the United States
With the support of Mark Hanna, a shrewd Cleveland businessman interested in safeguarding tariff protection, William McKinley became governor of Ohio in 1892 and Republican presidential candidate in...Read MORE...

USA 1897 - September 1 – The Boston subway opens, becoming the first underground metro in North America.
in 1897, at 6 am, over 100 people crowded onto the first train to travel through a tunnel under downtown Boston. More than 100,000 people would take the three-and-a-half minute trip that day. They...Read MORE...

1898 - Book
Cliff Feige has a book that was owned by Willard. It is entitled "Gartenlaube Kalender 1898". It is written in German. Author is Leipzig, Ernst Keil's Nachfolger. It has 206 pages. Inside the book, there is writing in pencil which states "This Book Belongs to Willard Feige". This indicates that...Read MORE...

USA 1898 - April 25 – Spanish-American War: The United States declares war on Spain; the U.S. Congress announces that a state of war has existed since April 21 (later backdating this one more day to April 20).
...On April 11, 1898, President William McKinley asked Congress for authorization to end the fighting in Cuba between the rebels and Spanish forces, and to establish a “stable government” that would...Read MORE...

1898 - Public School Promotions...Franklin Street School Fourth Grade, Second Division...Willard Feige

The Auburn Bulletin
Auburn, New York
Friday, July 8, 1898
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USA 1898 - December 10 – The Treaty of Paris is signed, ending the Spanish-American War.
On December 10, the Treaty of Paris officially ended the Spanish-American War. The once-proud Spanish empire was virtually dissolved as the United States took over much of Spain's overseas holdings....Read MORE...

News 1900 - SUICIDE WAS 105 YEARS OLD.
Last Survivor of Nipunk Tribe Sets Her House on Fire and Dies Rather then Go to the Poorhouse.

WEBSTER, Mass., Jan. 7. Investigation of the causes which led to the burning to death last night of...Read MORE...

George is 33. He is listed as a machinist living in Webster, Massachusetts. He was born in Massachusetts. His parents were born in Germany. His wife, Charlotte (Salisbury) b. abt 1868, is listed as age 32. Their children are: Willard, born July 1888 in MA, age 11, going to school;...Read MORE...

USA 1900 - March 15 – The Gold Standard Act is ratified, placing the United States currency on the gold standard.
The Gold Standard Act a Law.
Washington, March 15. - The gold standard act passed by congress, defining and fixing the standard of value, maintaining the parity of all forms of money issued or...Read MORE...

USA 1900 - June 1 – American temperance agitator Carrie Nation begins her crusade to demolish saloons.
Mrs. Carrie Nation, of this City, Invaded Six of Them last Thursday. Damage Estimated $350.

The peace, tranquility and prosperity of the Kiowa "Soda Fountains" were...Read MORE...

News 1901 - TROLLEY DEAL IN CONNECTICUT: New Haven Road Purchases the Webster and Worcester System.
NEW HAVEN, Jan. 12 - The New Haven Road has just purchased through the People's Tramway Company of Danielson, Conn., the Webster and Worcester Street Railway Company.

The purchase gives to the...

U.S. Presidents 1901 - September 14 - Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) becomes 26th President of the United States
Assuming the presidency of the assassinated McKinley in 1901, Roosevelt embarked on a wide-ranging program of government reform and conservation of natural resources. He ordered antitrust suits...Read MORE...

World History 1901 - January 22 - Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom dies at age 81, after more than 63 years on the throne, and her son the Prince of Wales formally succeeds her as King Edward VII. - January 22, 1901

News Wednesday, April 23, 1902 - Fire at Webster, Mass. - It Was so Hot That it Made the River Boil
Webster, Mass. April 23 - John D. Putnam's box factory, adjacent to French river, burned last night. A large section of the factory fell into the river and floated two miles wrapped in flames. The...Read MORE...

News 1902 - Roosevelt
On September 3, 1902, at 10:15 AM, during a two-week tour through New England campaigning for Republican congressmen, the barouche transporting President Theodore Roosevelt from downtown Pittsfield...Read MORE...




Pittsfield, Mass., Sept. 3. - The President of the United States...Read MORE...

World History 1903 - Marconi sends and receives the first wireless transatlantic communication
One hundred years ago on Saturday, a young Italian inventor named Guglielmo Marconi stood on a sandy bluff on Cape Cod and sent a 54-word greeting from President Theodore Roosevelt across the ocean...Read MORE...

Invention 1903 - The first engine-powered airplane is invented (Wilbur & Orville Wright, United States)
Two Americans Solve Great Problem of Aerial Navigation With a Flying Machine Which They Invent and Build.
NORFOLK, Va. - The problem of aerial flight without the use of ...Read MORE...

USA 1903 - June 16 - Ford Motor Company is incorporated in Detroit, Michigan

USA 1903 - October - First World Series
The 1903 World Series was the first modern World Series to be played in Major League Baseball. It matched the Boston Americans of the American League against the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National...Read MORE...

USA 1903 - December 17 – Orville Wright flies an aircraft with a petrol engine at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in the first documented, successful, controlled, powered, heavier-than-air flight.
Successful Trial of Kitty Hawk, N.C., of Wright Brother's Invention.

NORFOLK, Va., Dec. 18. - A successful trial of a flying machine was made yesterday near Kitty Hawk, ...Read MORE...

USA 1904 - April 30 – The Louisiana Purchase Exposition World's Fair opens in St. Louis, Missouri (closes December 1).
Ice-cream cones were first served in 1904 at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition world's fair in St. Louis. Also, at the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904, the ice cream cone was invented. An ice cream...Read MORE...

USA 1904 - June 28 - U.S. begins construction of Panama Canal
February 23 – For $10 million, the United States gains control of the Panama Canal Zone...

June 28 - A small U.S. workforce arrives in Panama to survey, plan, and continue the excavation begun by...Read MORE...

News 1905 - BERKSHIRE COUNTY. PITTSFIELD. Freight Handler Injured.
John W. Bline, a freight handler employed by the Boston and Albany railroad company, sustained a deep scalp wound and a number of severe bruises late yesterday afternoon by falling from the...Read MORE...

Invention 1906 - August 22 – The first Victor Victrola, a phonographic record player, is manufactured.
Splendid Talking Machine.
The Victor Victrola, a splendid new talking machine, is being exhibited by Wharton Brothers. This is the costliest and by far the most nearly perfect ever seen here. It has ...Read MORE...

World History 1906 - April 7 – Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples. - April 7, 1906

He was married at the age of 19 in Webster, MA on 22 May 1907 to Annie R. Korch. He was born in Pittsfield, MA. His parents were George W. Feige and Charlotte Saulsbury. He was an electrician at the time of his marriage. The couple was married by clergyman, Harvey H. Paine.
Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910
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WEBSTER, MA -- 1907

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1907 Marriage / Partner
Willard S Feige and Anna R Korch 22 May 1907, Webster, Massachusetts, USA

News 1907 - MISS ROBINSON’S BODY FOUND. Recovered From Pontoosuc Lake Early Yesterday Afternoon — Clothing Did Not Catch Fire.
At 2:30 yesterday afternoon the body of Miss Lucy May Robinson, who was drowned Tuesday night in Pontoosuc lake following the burning of the launch Gwendolin, was brought to the surface. The...Read MORE...

1907 Birth of Child
Charlotte Anna Feige was born 6 December 1907, Webster, Massachusetts, USA

Invention 1908 - The electric washing machine is invented (Alva J. Fisher, United States)
"The first washing machine powered by electricity was invented by Alva J. Fisher in 1908. Fisher worked for the Hurley Washing Machine in Chicago and named his creation The Thor.

Previous to the...

Invention 1908 - First Model-T car is produced by Henry Ford (United States)
The Ford Motor Company from now until July will manufacture in quantities only the four-cylinder Rumble Seat Runabout, Model "S," and the six-cylinder Runabout Model K. By...Read MORE...

1907 Marriages... William S. Feige, 17 years and Annie R. Korch, 17 years by Rev. H. H. Paine
Webster Times
Webster, Massachusetts
Thursday, March 19, 1908
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Trees Blown Over, Buildings Damaged and Wires Down as Result of Lively Storm.

A wind and rainstorm that passed over Pittsfield Saturday morning between 11 and 12 o'clock did a large amount of...Read MORE...

USA 1908 - September 27 – Henry Ford produces his first Model T automobile. - September 27, 1908

THOMPSON, CT -- 1909

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U.S. Presidents 1909 - March 4 - William Howard Taft (1857-1930) becomes 27th President of the United States
When Teddy Roosevelt prepared to retire his presidency, this popular and influential politician promoted Taft as the next Republican president. Taft was elected president in 1908, serving one term. - March 4, 1909

1909 Birth of Child
Dorothy Elizabeth Feige was born 5 August 1909, Webster, Massachusetts, USA

Willard is found in Thompson, Connecticut, living next to the Korch family. He is 21 years old, born in MA, father born in MA, mother born in New York. His wife Anna (Korch), age 19, lives with him. She was born in CT. Her parents were born in Austria. Two daughters, Anna and Dorothy, both born in...Read MORE...

USA 1910 - Comet Halley is visible from Earth. It won't be seen again until 1986.
May 18, 1910 Will Be the Biggest Day in Astronomical History, When for the First Time the Coming Celestial Stranger's Eccentric Orbit...Read MORE...

News 1912 - Ty Cobb Offered Match - Wanted in Pittsfield, Mass., to Meet Billy Mantel
Failing to induce Young Britt or George Chaney to sign agreements for a match, Ty Cobb, the Philadelphian, will likely leave the city in a few days for Pittsfield, Mass., where he has been offered a...Read MORE...

1912 Birth of Child
Evelyn Pearl Feige was born 4 March 1912, Thompson, Connecticut, USA

World History 1912 - April 15 - Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic

The Luxuries of the...

Invention 1913 - December 1 - The assembly line is invented (Henry Ford, United States)
"...Henry Ford installs the first moving assembly line for the mass production of an entire automobile. His innovation reduced the time it took to build a car from more than 12 hours to two hours and ...Read MORE...

Invention 1913 - The bra is invented (Mary Phelps Jacob, United States)
"... Mary Phelps Jacob, a young New York socialite who became exasperated with the antiquated corsets after finding it impossible to prevent the support rods from poking out from underneath the...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1913 - March 4 - Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) becomes 28th President of the United States
Wilson became the 28th president of the United States, serving two consecutive terms in the White House, from 1913 to 1921. During his time in office, Wilson faced many challenges at home and abroad, ...Read MORE...

USA 1913 - July 10 - The mercury hit 134 degrees at Greenland Ranch in Death Valley, CA, the hottest reading of record for the North American continent.
Sandstorm conditions accompanied the heat. The high the previous day was 129 degrees, following a morning low of 93 degrees.
The Weather Channel -

USA 1913 - October 31 – The Lincoln Highway, the first automobile road across the United States, is dedicated.
New Route Across Continent Will Be Inaugurated With Many Celebrations in Towns Touched by It.
New York, Oct. 31. - Dedication of the Lincoln Highway, the new direct...Read MORE...

USA 1913 - December 23 – The Federal Reserve System is created as the central banking system of the United States by Woodrow Wilson's signature of the Federal Reserve Act. - December 23, 1913

1914 Birth of Child
Vivian Louise Feige was born 22 March 1914, Thompson, Connecticut, USA

USA 1914 - Woodrow Wilson signs a Mother's Day proclamation.
President Wilson Acts on Joint Resolution of Congress

Washington, May 9. - President Wilson today approved a joint resolution setting apart...Read MORE...

World History 1914 - August 1 - World War I begins: Germany declares war on Russia and France and invades Belgium

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Feige, George W. electrician 110 Main, h 59 1/ 2 School (Webster, MA)
Feige Helen L, bookkeeper 110 Main bds 59 1/ 2 School
Feige Henry emp Joslin House Garage h do
Feige Willard, electrician 110 Main h Thompson Conn
NOTE: 110 Main St. is the business of Charles W. Bergmann (Willard's...Read MORE...

USA 1915 - The Rocky Mountain National Park is established by an act of the United States Congress.

Congress has just set aside 700 square miles of mountainous region near Denver which will hereafter be known as the Rocky Mountain National...Read MORE...

USA 1915 - January 25 - First United States coast-to-coast long-distance telephone call,
facilitated by a newly invented vacuum tube amplifier, ceremonially inaugurated by Alexander Graham Bell in New York City and his former assistant Thomas A. Watson, in San Francisco, California....Read MORE...

World History 1915 - May 7 – WWI: Sinking of the RMS Lusitania: British ocean liner RMS Lusitania is sunk by Imperial German Navy U-boat U-20 off the south-west coast of Ireland, killing 1,198 civilians en route from New York to Liverpool. - May 7, 1915

1916 Birth of Child
Willard Frederick Feige was born 5 February 1916, Webster, Massachusetts, USA

USA 1916 - On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing a national Flag Day on June 14. - May 30, 1916

News 1916 - Wire Netting Bathing Suit
A Pittsfield (Mass). man says he will invent a wire netting bathing suit which will be worn in water invaded by sharks. - Miami Herald Record - Miami, Florida - August 28, 1916

1917 World War I Draft Registration
Willard S. Feige from Webster, Worcester County, MA -- living at 7 Park in Webster, MA, date of birth as July 28, 1888 in Pittsfield, MA. It also showed that his nearest relative is his wife and 5 children and that he is an electrician working for Charles W. Bergmann in Webster. It looks like he...Read MORE...

WEBSTER, MA -- 1917 - 1929

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USA 1917 - March 2 – The enactment of the Jones Act grants Puerto Ricans United States citizenship.
Citizenship for Porto Ricans.
From the New York Herald.

With the passage of the new government bill by the Senate yesterday all doubts of the future status of Puerto Ricans are removed. American...Read MORE...

USA 1917 - April 6 – WWI: The United States declares war on Germany.

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USA 1917 - May 21 - The Great Atlanta fire of 1917 takes place.
Fire In Atlanta Razes 100 Blocks; Loss $2,000,000
Wide Residence Area in Northeast Swept by Flames Starting in Storage Building.
Soldiers Called To Aid
Dynamite Used Vainly to Prevent Blaze...

USA 1917 - June 5 – WWI: Conscription begins in the United States.
But He Must Register on Tuesday or Go to Jail

Eagle Bureau, 901 Colorado Building.

Washington, June 2 - As a betting ...

USA 1918 - March 19 – The United States Congress establishes time zones and approves daylight saving time (DST goes into effect on March 31).
Getting Used to the "Daylight Saving" Time.

"Daylight saving" is now a law, if not a fact, and as both the government and railroads are to adopt the new system, and most factories, the public will ...Read MORE...

1918 Birth of Child
Richard Sherman Feige was born 9 June 1918, Webster, Massachusetts, USA

World History 1918 - October 31 – The Hungarian government terminates the personal union with Austria, officially dissolving the Austro-Hungarian empire. - October 31, 1918

USA 1919 - February 26 – Grand Canyon National Park: An act of the United States Congress establishes most of the Grand Canyon as a United States National Park.

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USA 1919 - June 4 – Women's rights: The United States Congress approves the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which would guarantee suffrage to women, and sends it to the U.S. states for ratification.

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World History 1919 - June 28 - The Treaty of Versailles is signed, blaming Germany for World War I and creating a League of Nations
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USA 1919 - October 28 – Prohibition in the United States is authorized:

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1920 - Laws Relating to Licensing and List of Electricians Registered by the Massachusetts State Examiner of Electricians as of Record October 1, 1920 - published Jan 1921
List of Masters
Bergmann, Charles W. 218-222 Main Street, Webster, License #344

List of Journeymen
Feige, George W. 285 School Street, Webster, License # B1837
Feige, Willard S. 108 1/ 2 Lake Street, Webster, License # E7101
Added: 5/9/2012 1:34:41 PM - Beckie  Updated: 8/31/2014 11:56:23 AM - Beckie

Willard is found in Webster, MA living at 108 1/ 2 Lake St. at age 31. Living with him are: wife Anna age 29, daughter Anna age 12, daughter Dorothy age 10, daughter Evelyn age 7, daughter Vivian age 5, son Willard E. age 3, son Richard age 1. Willard is an electrician at an electric shop

Willard ...

USA 1920 - January 17 - Prohibition goes into effect on January 17, 1920, under the provisions of the 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution.
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1920 Birth of Child
George William Feige was born 15 April 1920, Webster, Massachusetts, USA

News 1920 - Webster, Mass., Mill Closes
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U.S. Presidents 1921 - March 4 - Warren G. Harding (1865-1923) becomes 29th President of the United States
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Invention 1923 to 1927 - Television is invented (Vladimir Kosma Zworykin (Russia), Philo Taylor Farnsworth (United States))
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Zworykin and his television
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U.S. Presidents 1923 - August 2 - Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933) becomes 30th President of the United States
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USA 1924 - June 2 - Congress Granted Citizenship to All Native Americans Born in the U.S.
Citizenship Given Indians
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Invention 1926 - The aerosol can is invented (Erik Rotheim, Norway)
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USA 1926 - November 11 – U.S. Route 66 is established.

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USA 1927 - May 20–21 – Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo, nonstop transatlantic airplane flight, carried out from New York City to Paris, France, in his single-engined aircraft, the Spirit of St. Louis.

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News 1927 - Andrew de Giorgis Slips from Sewer Pipe While Trying to Cross Housatonic River on It.
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1928 Webster and Oxford Directory
George W. Feige, electrical supplies at 43 School St. in Webster, MA, living at 283 School St. George is also listed under "Electrical Service Companies" on Page 293.

On Page 100 of the same directory, the following Feiges are listed:

Feige, Anna r 115 Chase Ave.

Feige, Dorothy, emp S L...

Invention 1928 - Sliced bread (bread slicing machine) is invented by Otto Frederick Rohwedder (United States)
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18 January 1929
Webster, Massachusetts, USA

Webster Evening Times, Webster, MA

Friday, January 18, 1929 - Front Page

Willard Feige Ends Life with Illuminating Gas at Chase Avenue Home

Found in Locked Room with Gas Tube in Mouth by Daughter - Physician and Police Work for Over an Hour with Pulmoter in Effort to Revive Him -- Despondency Over Poor Health Believed to be Cause of Act--Leaves Wife and Seven Children

Despondency over ill health is believed to have been the cause of the suicide of Willard Feige, 38? year old, who was found at noon today in his home on Chase Avenue with open gas jets pouring deadly fumes into a closed room.

Feige had evidently made careful preparations for ending his life, and had closed all the doors and sealed the windows to prevent the escape of gas. He then opened the gas jets and waited for the end.

The tragedy was discovered by a daughter, who came home and smelled gas, which she finally traced to a front room. The room was closed and locked and it was only after aid was summoned that entrance was effected.

Chief James Hetherman, Officers John C. Templeman and John Kloss assisted Dr. Joseph N. Roy to revive the man, but after an hour's work, it was realized that their efforts were of no avail.

When the room had been cleared of gas sufficiently to allow the police and doctor to enter, Feige was discovered with a gas tube in his mouth and there was every indication to point to carefully laid plans for suicide.

Relatives stated that he had not been in good health, and had returned from a hospital in Worcester a few months ago. He was apparently discouraged by his failure to return to usual health.

For more than an hour the pulimoter was used by police under the direction of Dr. Roy, with no results.

Feige is survived by a wife and seven children. He has always been employed as an electrician.

Buried at:
Mount Zion Cemetery
Old Worcester Rd.
Rte 12
Webster, Massachusetts, USA

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