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Caroline Matilda (Carrie) Smith - American Hotel in Auburn, NY where George W. Salisbury and Caroline Smith were married
Caroline Matilda (Carrie) Smith

American Hotel in Auburn, NY where George W. Salisbury and Caroline Smith were married

Caroline Matilda (Carrie) Smith - From Ledyard in the Civil War - George W. Salisbury's marriage
Caroline Matilda (Carrie) Smith

From Ledyard in the Civil War - George W. Salisbury's marriage
Hollcroft, Temple, "Ledyard in the Civil War" -- Bill Hecht's website 

Caroline Matilda (Carrie) Smith - George W. Salisbury and Caroline M. Smith's marriage certificate
Caroline Matilda (Carrie) Smith

George W. Salisbury and Caroline M. Smith's marriage certificate
The National Archives 

Caroline Matilda (Carrie) Smith - Caroline Smith Salisbury, George W. Salisbury, Charlotte Salisbury Feige, Clifford Feige, Anna Korch
Caroline Matilda (Carrie) Smith

Caroline Smith Salisbury, George W. Salisbury, Charlotte Salisbury Feige, Clifford Feige, Anna Korch Feige
photos and papers belonging to Evelyn Feige Baker 

Caroline Matilda (Carrie) Smith - People as related to my grandmother, Evelyn Pearl Feige Baker:

1. Anna Korch Feige (mother)

Caroline Matilda (Carrie) Smith

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 

Caroline Matilda (Carrie) Smith - (L to R) Caroline Smith Salisbury, Gertrude Feige?, Feige boy?, Charlotte Salisbury Feige, Anna Korc
Caroline Matilda (Carrie) Smith

(L to R) Caroline Smith Salisbury, Gertrude Feige?, Feige boy?, Charlotte Salisbury Feige, Anna Korch Feige?, children
Thanks to Bette 

Caroline Matilda (Carrie) Smith - Around 1911?
Front L to R: Anna Feige, Cliff Feige
Middle L to R: Caroline Smith Salisbury, Anna K
Caroline Matilda (Carrie) Smith

Around 1911?
Front L to R: Anna Feige, Cliff Feige
Middle L to R: Caroline Smith Salisbury, Anna Korch Feige, Charlotte Salisbury Feige
Back: George W. Salisbury
Thanks to Bette 

Caroline Matilda (Carrie) Smith - Caroline Salisbury's request to Commissioner of Pensions for return of marriage certificate - March
Caroline Matilda (Carrie) Smith

Caroline Salisbury's request to Commissioner of Pensions for return of marriage certificate - March 28, 1916
The National Archives 

Caroline Matilda (Carrie) Smith - 1916 request for pension increase
Caroline Matilda (Carrie) Smith

1916 request for pension increase
The National Archives 

Caroline Matilda (Carrie) Smith - Birthday card sent to great-granddaughter, Evelyn Feige, 1920?
Caroline Matilda (Carrie) Smith

Birthday card sent to great-granddaughter, Evelyn Feige, 1920?
photos and papers belonging to Evelyn Feige Baker 

Caroline Matilda (Carrie) Smith - Birthday card sent to great-granddaughter, Evelyn Feige, 1920?
Caroline Matilda (Carrie) Smith

Birthday card sent to great-granddaughter, Evelyn Feige, 1920?

Caroline Matilda (Carrie) Smith - Pension reimbursement to Helen Salisbury for Caroline Salisbury's death expenses - July 26, 1927
Caroline Matilda (Carrie) Smith

Pension reimbursement to Helen Salisbury for Caroline Salisbury's death expenses - July 26, 1927
The National Archives 

Caroline Matilda (Carrie) Smith - Feb 19, 1927 Undertaker Bill - Auburn, NY
Caroline Matilda (Carrie) Smith

Feb 19, 1927 Undertaker Bill - Auburn, NY
The National Archives 

Caroline Matilda (Carrie) Smith - March 26, 1927 Dr. Myron F. Cutler, Webster, MA - final bill
Caroline Matilda (Carrie) Smith

March 26, 1927 Dr. Myron F. Cutler, Webster, MA - final bill
The National Archives 

Caroline Matilda (Carrie) Smith -
Caroline Matilda (Carrie) Smith

Caroline Matilda (Carrie) Smith - March 1927 - O. Floyd Nolf, Funeral Director and Embalmer, Webster, MA - bill and payment receipt
Caroline Matilda (Carrie) Smith

March 1927 - O. Floyd Nolf, Funeral Director and Embalmer, Webster, MA - bill and payment receipt
The National Archives 

Caroline Matilda (Carrie) Smith - April 7, 1927 Attending Physician's Statement
Caroline Matilda (Carrie) Smith

April 7, 1927 Attending Physician's Statement
The National Archives 

Caroline Matilda (Carrie) Smith - 1927 Caroline Salisbury's death expenses
Caroline Matilda (Carrie) Smith

1927 Caroline Salisbury's death expenses
The National Archives 

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 America/USA  Caroline Matilda (Carrie)  Smith

  (b. 3 March 1843Ledyard, New York, USA   d. 15 February 1927Webster, Massachusetts, USA )  
Age: 84

Caroline Matilda (Carrie) Smith was born 3 March 1843 in Ledyard, New York, USA . Caroline Matilda (Carrie) Smith was the child of Sherman Smith and Charlotte Maria Burnham and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Abram (Abraham) Smith and Elizabeth Minot (maternal)  Asa W Burnham and Lucy Huntington

She married  George Washington Salisbury 20 August 1862 in Auburn, New York, USA .  The couple had (at least) 4 children. George Washington Salisbury  was born 11 July 1836 in Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora) .  He died 18 September 1915 in Auburn, New York, USA .  He was the son of David Salisbury and Maria Wood.

Caroline Matilda (Carrie) Smith died 15 February 1927 in Webster, Massachusetts, USA.

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Caroline Matilda (Carrie) Smith married  US Civil War Soldiers America/USA George Washington Salisbury-- Date: 20 August 1862 Place: Auburn, New York, USA
George Washington Salisbury was the son of David Salisbury and Maria Wood

They were married by
Rev. Medad Pomeroy at American (Hotel) Genesee St. Auburn, New York. Witnesses: Henry Almy, Edwin A. Strong, Edwin B. Morgan. Source: Marriage Certificate
The next day, George left to fight in the Civil War. Source: According to Ledyard in the Civil War By Temple Hollcroft (page 16) -- freepages.genealogy ~springport/ pictures101/ ledyard_civil_war_web/ pages/ 10131_96.htm
Updated: 6/16/2015 6:50:43 PM

America/USA Helen Elizabeth Salisbury (b.19 April 1866, Ledyard, New York, USA   d. 30 August 1945, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA )

 America/USA Charlotte Marie Salisbury (b.21 March 1868, Ledyard, New York, USA   d. 5 February 1935, Webster, Massachusetts, USA)

 America/USA Sherman Smith Salisbury (b.4 October 1869, Auburn, New York, USA  d. 22 March 1947, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA)

America/USA Harriet E (Hattie) Salisbury (b.1 November 1878, Auburn, New York, USA  d. 1 February 1882, Auburn, New York, USA)

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3 March 1843
Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)

USA 1844 - May 24 – The first electrical telegram is sent over the telegraph by Samuel F. B. Morse from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. to the B&O Railroad "outer depot" in Baltimore, Maryland, saying "What hath God wrought".
Taken from the Bible, Numbers 23:23, and recorded on a paper tape, the phrase had been suggested to Morse by Annie Ellsworth, the young daughter of a friend. The success of the experiment would...Read MORE...

Invention 1845 - The refrigerator is invented (John Gorrie, United States)
"John Gorrie was born in 1803 and spent most of his childhood in South Carolina. After receiving a degree in medicine, he moved to Apalachicola, Florida, a port city on the Gulf of Mexico. In...Read MORE...

Invention 1845 - The rubber band is invented (Stephen Perry, England)
"THE FIRST elastic bands, made from vulcanised rubber, were patented on March 17, 1845, by Stephen Perry of Messrs Perry & Co, rubber manufacturers of London. Production of rubber bands 'for papers,...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1845 - March 4 - James K. Polk (1795-1849) becomes 11th President of the United States
When James K. Polk accepted the Democratic Party's nomination for the presidency, he was not very well known. The Whig opposition party played on his obscurity, sniping, "Who is James K. Polk?" An...Read MORE...

World History 1845 - September 9 – Potato blight breaks out in Ireland: beginning of the Great Famine.

Flight From Famine
Discovery Channel ( - September 9, 1845

USA 1846 - April 25 – Mexican–American War: Open conflict begins over border disputes of Texas' boundaries.
The war, stemming from the United States’ annexation of Texas in 1845 and from a dispute over whether Texas ended at the Nueces River (Mexican claim) or the Rio Grande (U.S. claim), resulted in the...Read MORE...

USA 1848 - January 24 – California Gold Rush: James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter's Mill, in Coloma, California.
Many people in California figured gold was there, but it was James W. Marshall on January 24, 1848, who saw something shiny in Sutter Creek near Coloma, California. He had discovered gold...Read MORE...

USA 1848 - February 2 - Mexican–American War formally ends with signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ceding virtually all of what becomes the Southwestern United States to the U.S. - February 2, 1848

Invention 1849 - The safety pin is invented (Walter Hunt, United States)
Interesting Story of Its Inventor, Walter Hunt.

Buffalo Commercial.
John R. Chapin, now of Buffalo, gives some interesting reminiscences of Walter Hunt, who, in the opinion of...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1849 - March 4 - Zachary Taylor (1784-1850) becomes 12th President of the United States. He dies in office after 16 months.
During the revival of the slavery controversy, which was to result in the Compromise of 1850, Taylor began to take an increasingly firm stand against appeasing the South; but he died in Washington on ...Read MORE...

USA 1849 - May 17 – The St. Louis Fire starts when a steamboat catches fire and nearly burns down the entire city.
From the St. Louis Union.
23 Steamboats Burned!
Five Millions of Property Destroyed!!!

About ten o'clock last night, the...

1850 Census
Smith, Sherman, State: New York Year: 1850, County: Cayuga Roll: , Township: Ledyard Page: 250, Roll: M432_483 Image: not viewable

Sherman is age 47, born 1800, Canada. He is living with Charlotte, age 47, born in Vermont. Caroline is also living with them. She is 7 years old. James ...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1850 - July 9 - Millard Fillmore (1800-1874) becomes 13th President of the United States
As president, Fillmore associated himself with the pro-Southern Whigs, supporting the Compromise of 1850. Defeated for the Whig nomination in 1852, he ran for president in 1856 as candidate of the...Read MORE...

News 1851 - President Fillmore sojourned at his father's residence at Aurora, New York, on Sunday and Monday.

The Sun - Baltimore, Maryland - May 21, 1851

USA 1851 - June 5 - Uncle Tom's Cabin Appeared in Serial Form
This influential book is often included in lists of "causes of the Civil War" (1861-65). Harriet Beecher Stowe's story first appeared on June 5, 1851, in serial form, a chapter at a time, in a weekly ...Read MORE...

Invention 1853 - Potato chips are invented (George Crum, United States)
This year is the seventy-fifth anniversary or the potato chip and a resident of Saratoga Springs advises The New Yorker that many of the older neighbors are all excited. It seems that the chip was...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1853 - March 4 - Franklin Pierce (1804-1869) becomes 14th President of the United States
As president, Pierce followed a course of appeasing the South at home and of playing with schemes of territorial expansion abroad. The failure of his foreign and domestic policies prevented his...Read MORE...

USA 1854 - July - Republican Party formed for abolition of slavery.
It began in a little schoolhouse in Ripon, Wisconsin, in 1854. A small group of dedicated abolitionists gathered to fight the expansion of slavery, and they gave birth to a Party dedicated to freedom ...Read MORE...

1855 Ledyard, Cayuga, New York
name: Caroline Smith
event: Census
event date: 1855
event place: Ledyard, Cayuga, New York, United States
gender: Female
age: 12
relationship to head of household: Child
estimated birth year: 1843
family number: 322
line number: 22
film number: 1435218
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Invention 1857 - Toilet paper is invented (Joseph Gayetty, United States)
Really a Capital Production!
The celebrity of Gayett's Medicated Paper for the water-closet is rapidly being extended throughout the United States. It is one of the best articles ever put before the ...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1857 - March 4 - James Buchanan (1791-1868) becomes 15th President of the United States - the only bachelor to be President.
He was elected president in 1856, defeating John C. Frémont, the Republican candidate, and former President Millard Fillmore of the American Party. The growing crisis over slavery presented Buchanan...Read MORE...

News 1858 - Shoe Business Flourishing
The shoe business at Webster, Mass., has been in a very flourishing condition for the last few months, affording good wages and plenty of work for all who could make a shoe. The operatives in the...Read MORE...

USA 1859 - October 16 – John Brown raids the Harpers Ferry Armory in Harper's Ferry, Virginia, in an unsuccessful bid to spark a general slave rebellion.
Late on the night of October 16, 1859, John Brown and 21 armed followers stole into the town of Harpers Ferry, Virginia, as most of its residents slept. They took 60 prominent locals hostage and...Read MORE...


REFERENCE: 13th June, 1860 by Oliver Wood, Handwritten Pg 10

Smith Sherman 60 M . Carriage Mk'r 2,000 . Conneticut.
Smith ...

USA 1860 - Civil War - On December 20, 1860, a little over a month after Abraham Lincoln had been elected President, South Carolina seceded from the Union. Six more states followed by the spring of 1861. education/ history/ civil-war-overview/ triggerevents.html -

U.S. Presidents 1861 - March 4 - Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) becomes 16th President of the United States.
Lincoln's inaugural address was stirring. He appealed for the preservation of the Union. To retain his support in the North without further alienating the South, he called for compromise. He promised ...Read MORE...

USA 1861 - January 21 – American Civil War: Jefferson Davis resigns from the United States Senate.
...Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, formally took leave of the Senate in a few eloquent remarks. He wished to part with his late associates with kindness and good feeling, and if at any time he had wounded ...Read MORE...

USA 1861 - February 8 – American Civil War: The Confederate States of America are formed, comprising the first six break-away States - February 8, 1861

USA 1861 - Start of U.S. Civil War - April 12, 1861 - Confederate forces fire upon Fort Sumter.
The shelling of the fort was the culmination of a simmering conflict in which a small garrison of Union troops in South Carolina found themselves isolated when the state seceded from the...Read MORE...

USA 1861 - April 20 - American Civil War: Robert E. Lee resigns his commission in the United States Army in order to command the forces of the state of Virginia. - April 20, 1861

USA 1861 - October 26 – The Pony Express announces its closure.
ATCHISON - Oct. 19. - Orders have to-day been issued by the President of the Pike's Peak Express Company at this place to stop the running of the Pony Express as soon as the California line is...Read MORE...

USA 1861 - November 6 - Jefferson Davis Elected President of the Confederate States of America
On November 6, 1861, Jefferson Davis was elected president of the Confederate States of America. He ran unopposed and was elected to serve for a six-year term. Davis had already been serving as the...Read MORE...

1862 Marriage / Partner
Caroline Matilda (Carrie) Smith and George Washington Salisbury 20 August 1862, Auburn, New York, USA

USA 1863 - January 1 - Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, freeing slaves
President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation approached its third year of bloody civil war. The proclamation declared "that all persons held as...Read MORE...

USA 1863 - July 1–3 – American Civil War: Battle of Gettysburg – Union forces under George G. Meade turn back a Confederate invasion by Robert E. Lee in the largest battle of the war (28,000 Confederate casualties, 23,000 Union). - July 3, 1863

USA 1863 - October 3 – President Lincoln proclaims a national Thanksgiving day to be celebrated the final Thursday in November in the United States
By the President of the United States,

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3. The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields ...Read MORE...

Invention 1864 - Pasteurization is invented (Louis Pasteur, France)
Perfect Pasteurization Means Perfect Protection

Pasturization is simply heating milk - not boiling it.

By raising the temperature of the milk to 145 degrees Fahrenheit and keeping it at that...Read MORE...

USA 1864 - May 18 - The Civil War Gold Hoax was an 1864 hoax perpetrated by two US journalists to exploit the financial situation during the American Civil War.
On May 18, 1864, two New York City newspapers, the New York World and the New York Journal of Commerce, published a story that President Abraham Lincoln had issued a proclamation of conscription of...Read MORE...

1865 Ledyard, Cayuga, New York

Charlotte M Smith, 62, f, b. VT, mother of 6 children, married 1 time, widow
James B Smith, 24, m, child, b. Cayuga, single, farmer
Carrie Saulsbury, 22, f, child, b. Cayuga, married 1 time, now...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1865 - April 15 – Inauguration of Andrew Johnson: President Lincoln dies early this morning from his gunshot wound and Vice President Andrew Johnson becomes the 17th President of the United States.
Johnson became Abraham Lincoln's running mate, despite the fact that he was a Democrat and Lincoln was a Republican. After Lincoln's assassination in April 1865, Johnson went from vice president to...Read MORE...

USA 1865 - April 9 - Robert E. Lee surrenders to Ulysees S. Grant at Appomattox Court House.
Harried mercilessly by Federal troops and continually cut off from turning south, Lee headed west, eventually arriving in Appomattox County on April 8. Heading for the South Side Railroad at...Read MORE...

USA 1865 - April 14 - Assassination of Abraham Lincoln:
Shortly after 10 p.m. on April 14, 1865, actor John Wilkes Booth entered the presidential box at Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C., and fatally shot President Abraham Lincoln. As Lincoln slumped...Read MORE...

1866 Birth of Child
Helen Elizabeth Salisbury was born 19 April 1866, Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)

News 1866 - Snake Prank
In Webster, Mass., recently, some young man placed two small brown snakes in a kind of fancy paper basket, filled the opening with flowers so that the reptiles could not crawl out, and hung the...Read MORE...

USA 1867 - January 1 – The Covington–Cincinnati Suspension Bridge opens between Cincinnati, Ohio and Covington, Kentucky in the United States, becoming the longest single-span bridge in the world. - January 1, 1867

Invention 1868 - The typewriter is invented (Christopher Latham Sholes, United States)
... In 1867 Mr. C. Latham Sholes, a printer and editor; Mr. Samuel W. Soule, a printer, and Mr. Carlos Glidden, a retired merchant, all residents of Milwaukee, inspired by an article of the London...Read MORE...

1868 Birth of Child
Charlotte Marie Salisbury was born 21 March 1868, Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)

U.S. Presidents 1869 - March 4 - Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) becomes 18th President of the United States
In 1868, as Republican candidate for president, Grant was elected over the Democrat, Horatio Seymour. From the start, Grant showed his unfitness for the office. His cabinet was weak, his domestic...Read MORE...

USA 1869 - May 10 - The Union and Central Pacific Railroads joined their rails at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory and forged the destiny of a nation. (Golden Spike National Historic Site, Utah)
The Last Rail Land and the Last Spike Driven.
San Francisco and New York Linked to Each Other.
Celebration of the Event Throughout the United States.

Official Announcement ...

1869 Birth of Child
Sherman Smith Salisbury was born 4 October 1869, Auburn, New York, USA

1870 Ledyard, Cayuga, New York
Ledyard, NY, George, 33, and Caroline Salisbury, 27, living with their children. Charlotte is two years old. Helen is 4. Sherman is 2/ 12. All were born in NY. Caroline’s mother, Charlotte Smith, 67, is also living with them. Charlotte is listed as born in VT.
1870 U.S. Census
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World History 1870 - France declares war on Prussia and Emperor Napoleon III is overthrown

World History 1870 - A cable dispatch on the 28th says the Pope has issued a special elimination against the Fenians, both in America and Ireland.

St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - February 5, 1870

World History 1870 to 1871 - Franco-Prussian War, ending in French defeat, loss of Alsace-Lorraine and end of the Second Empire

USA 1871 - October 8-10 - Fire Destroys 18,000 Buildings in Chicago

The Chicago Fire - "YOU ARE THERE"
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Chicago ...

USA 1872 - 'Yellowstone Wonderland' is established as first national park.
March 1 – Yellowstone National Park (once dubbed "Colter's Hell" after John Colter, of the Lewis & Clark Expedition) is established as the world's first national park. ~wygenweb/ timeline.htm - March 1, 1872

1875 Auburn, Cayuga, New York
Name: Carotine M Salisbury
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1875
Event Place: Auburn, Cayuga, New York, United States
Gender: Female
Age: 32
Relationship to Head of Household: Wife
Birth Year (Estimated): 1843
Family Number: 100
Page: 10
Line Number: 30
GS...

USA 1875 - Civil Rights Act of 1875
United States federal law enacted during the Reconstruction Era that guaranteed African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and prohibited exclusion from jury...Read MORE...

Invention 1876 - March 7 – Alexander Graham Bell is granted a United States patent for an invention he calls the telephone (patent #174,466).
Professor Bell tried his telephone on the telegraph line between Boston and Salem the other day, he remaining in Boston. Conversation was carried on with the operator at Salem without the slightest...Read MORE...

News Saturday, April 22, 1876 - Aurora Centennial Festival A Brilliant Affair - Large Attendance and Complete Success
The good citizens of the quite village of Aurora have been for some weeks preparing for a Centennial Festival in aid of the State fund, and to assist in repairing the Washington Homestead at Mount...Read MORE...

USA 1876 - May 10 - Centennial Exhibitiion - First Official World's Fair in the United States
May 10, 1876: The Centennial Exhibition opened in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at which Caroline Shawk Brooks displayed her sculpture of a woman's face made out of butter. The rendering, Dreaming...Read MORE...

USA 1876 - June 25 – American Indian Wars – Battle of the Little Bighorn:
300 men of the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment under Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer are wiped out by 5,000 Lakota, Cheyenne and Arapaho led by Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse. - June 25, 1876

Invention 1877 - Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record sound, considered Edison's first great invention. Edison demonstrates the device for the first time on November 29.
The Phonograph.
The Scientific American contains the first announcement of what may be the most wonderful invention of the day - Edison's Phonograph. The Sun says that nothing could be more...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1877 - March 4 - Rutherford B. Hayes (1822-1893) becomes 19th President of the United States
On the night of the 1876 presidential election, Republican candidate Rutherford B. Hayes went to bed early. He assumed that he had lost the election to his opponent, Democrat Samuel J. Tilden. Tilden ...Read MORE...

News 1878 - Large Fire At Webster, Mass.
BOSTON, Feb. 12 - A fire broke out, this morning, in the calendering department of Samuel Slater & Sons' cambric works, at Webster, Mass., and entirely consumed the old original mill, erected in...Read MORE...

1878 Birth of Child
Harriet E (Hattie) Salisbury was born 1 November 1878, Auburn, New York, USA

Invention 1879 - Incandescent light bulb is invented (Thomas Alva Edison, United States)
Edison still claims that his electric light is a complete success, and says he can now furnish it at one-third the cost of gas, but he thinks that he can make the difference in price much greater,...Read MORE...

USA 1879 - Cleveland became the world's first city to be lighted electrically in 1879 when Charles Brush successfully demonstrated arc lights on the streets. resources/ state-history-timeline/ ohio.html

...At five minutes before eight o'clock there was a flicker in the lamp nearest the Telegraph Supply Company's headquarters...Read MORE...

George Saulsbury is listed as a Cooper, age 43, living at 15 West St. in Auburn, NY with Caroline, 37, father David, 81, widowed, (b. NY, parents b. NY) and family. Caroline was born in NY. Her occupation is Keeping House. Her father was born in CT. Her mother was born in VT. Helen E. is 14....Read MORE...

USA 1881 - The American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton.
At a meeting this evening, largely attended by prominent citizens and those actively interested in beneficent organizations, a constitution was adopted as a basis of an...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1881 - March 4 - James A. Garfield (1831–1881) becomes President of the United States
In 1880, Garfield was elected to the Senate, but instead became the presidential candidate on the 36th ballot as a result of a deadlock in the Republican convention. In the election, he defeated Gen. ...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1881 - September 19 - Chester A. Arthur (1829–1886) becomes President of the United States
In 1880 Arthur was nominated for vice president in the hope of conciliating the followers of Grant and the powerful New York machine. As president upon Garfield's death, Arthur, stepping out of his...Read MORE...


Real Estate Deeds Yesterday

“Daniel H. Growing and others to Elizabeth B. Towne and Caroline M. Salisbury, property north side of Van Anden Street, $2,500”


October 25, 1882 - Real Estate Transaction
Caroline and George Salisbury to Elizbeth B. Towne, Van Anden Street, Auburn, New York

Details of this transaction can be found at
New York, Land Records, 1630-1975 Cayuga City deeds 1882-1883 vol...

1882 Death of Child
Harriet E (Hattie) Salisbury died 1 February 1882, Auburn, New York, USA

USA 1883 - May 30 - Rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge is going to collapse caused a stampede that kills 12
Details of the Disaster on the Bridge.
Men and Women Crushed and Trampled to Death in the Blockade at New York Anchorage.


How the Panic...

USA 1883 - November 18 – U.S. and Canadian railroads institute 5 standard continental time zones, ending the confusion of thousands of local times.

Exactly at noon on Sunday, as has been announced, the new system of uniform time will be put into effect by the leading railroad companies; and, instead of fifty different standards,...Read MORE...

News 1884 - Walked to Webster from California
Warren B. Johnson, aged sixty-five years, who left California on foot June 1, 1882, with a horse, cow and dog, arrived at his home in Webster, Massachusetts, Friday night, all the animals...Read MORE...

USA 1884 - First metal-framed skyscraper - The Home Insurance Building is generally noted as the first tall building to be supported, both inside and outside, by a fireproof metal frame.
...The most expensive and probably the most substantial of the structures that can be included in this year's list in the new office section is the ten-story building being erected at the northeast...Read MORE...

Invention 1884 - Photographic film is invented (George Eastman, United States)

A certificate was filed yesterday in the county clerk's office showing that the capital stock of the Eastman Dry Plate and Film company $200,000, has been fully paid up. The trustees ...Read MORE...

Invention 1884 - The first gravity roller coaster amusement ride (LeMarcus A. Thompson, United States)
"1884: The first gravity roller coaster designed and built specifically as an amusement ride opens at Coney Island, New York. It is a commercial success and leads to the building of roller coasters...Read MORE...

USA 1884 - May 1 – The eight-hour workday is first proclaimed by the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions in the United States. This date, called May Day or Labour Day, becomes a holiday recognized in almost every industrialized country. - May 1, 1884

USA 1884 - August 10 – A severe earthquake, magnitude 5.5, (intensity VII) occurs off the northeast Atlantic coast of the United States. The area affected extends from central Virginia to southern Maine, and west as far as Cleveland. - August 10, 1884

USA 1884 - December 6 – The Washington Monument is completed in Washington, D.C., becoming the tallest structure in the world at this date. - December 6, 1884

U.S. Presidents 1885 - March 4 - Grover Cleveland (1837-1908) becomes 22nd President of the United States
In 1884 Grover Cleveland won the Democratic nomination for president. The campaign contrasted Cleveland's spotless public career with the uncertain record of James G. Blaine, the Republican...Read MORE...

USA 1885 - The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor.
The formal reception of Bartholdi's great statue of "Liberty Enlightening the World" took place at yesterday at New York with impressive ceremonies. The city was decorated wand the harbor was gay...Read MORE...

World History 1886 - January 29 – Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile, the Benz Patent Motorwagen (built in 1885). - January 29, 1886

USA 1886 - May 8 - Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta sells 1st Coca-Coke (contained cocaine) - May 8, 1886

USA 1887 - February 2 – In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the first Groundhog Day is observed. - February 2, 1887

News 1887 - Women on the Board
The Board of Trustees of Wells Female College at Aurora, New York, yesterday voted that women should have representation in the Board, and Miss Helen F. Smith, the late principal, and Mrs. Frances F. ...Read MORE...

Auburn, N. Y., Aug. 9. - Fire was discovered in the library of the main building of Wells Female College - MRS. GROVER CLEVELAND'S Alma Mater - Aurora, at 1:30 o'clock this morning by PATRICK GRAY,...Read MORE...

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

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 2, E.D. 1, Cayuga, New York
George W Salsbury, m, 55, US Citizen, shipping clerk
David Salsbury, m, 92, US Citizen
Frank C. Powell, m, 28, US Citizen, shipping clerk
Caroline M. Salsbury, f, 49, US Citizen
Helen E Salsbury, f, 26, US Citizen, shoe fitter
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

News Thursday, February 2, 1893 - At Morgan's store, a gold watch is offered to the person guessing nearest the number of beans in a jar, contest to be decided April 1st.

Union Springs Advertiser - Union Springs, New York - Thursday, February 2, 1893

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

Curious City
WBEZ - Chicago Public Media:

World's...

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...

News Thursday, Nov, 7, 1895 - A Call At Aurora
Aurora is not content at being "Goddess of the Morning," but, has included the evening, too, by the aid of electric lights. The introduction was celebrated last Saturday evening with a band of music...Read MORE...

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...

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...

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 living at 1 1/ 2 Lewis St. Auburn, Cayuga, New York. He is living with his wife, Caroline (b. abt. 1841), and his daughter, Helen (b. abt. 1866). Year: 1900; Census Place: Auburn Ward 10, Cayuga, New York; Roll: T623 1012; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 20.
1900 U.S. Census
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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...

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...

1905 New York State Census
name: Caroline M Salisbury
residence: Auburn, Cayuga, New York
age: 62
estimated birth year: 1843
birthplace: United States
relationship to head of household: Wife
race: W
family number: 1
page number: 19
line number: 13
film number: 1435220
digital folder...

News 1905 - Minister to Korea
Edwin Morgan, the newly appointed minister to Korea, was at the State Department this morning getting his final instructions. He will leave tomorrow to visit his home at Aurora, New York, and expects ...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

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...

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

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

George is living at 1 1/ 2 Lewis St., Auburn, Cayuga, New York at the age of 73, retired. Caroline is 66 (mother of 4 children). Helen E. is 44, a teacher.
1910 U.S. Census
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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...


“Mr. and Mrs. George W. Salisbury left this morning for Webster, Mass., for a few weeks’ visit with their daughter, Mrs. George W. Feige.”
The Auburn Citizen
Auburn, New York
Tuesday, May 9, 1911
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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

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

The Great War (

August 1, 1914 - ...

1914 - Married 52 Years - Mr. and Mrs. George W. Salisbury will observe anniversary tomorrow
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Salisbury, who reside at No. 1 ½ Lewis Street are congratulating themselves that if they live until tomorrow they have reached the fifty-second anniversary of their marriage. Although for the first three years of their married life they did not see each other and were thus...Read MORE...

According to the Act of Apr 19, 1908, Caroline Salisbury, widow, pension $12/ month starting Oct 4, 1915, given Dec 16, 1915
The National Archives
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Arthur E. Blauvelt, Notary Public, states that Caroline M. Salisbury presented him with a marriage certificate certifying that "George W. Salisbury of Aurora in the State of New York and Carrie E. Smith of Aurora in the State of New York were joined together in Holy Matrimony on the 20th day of...Read MORE...

Letter from Notary Public stating that Caroline M. Salisbury, age 72, residence 1 1/ 2 Lewis St., Auburn, NY, widow of George W. Salisbury. Caroline's maiden name was Caroline Matilda Smith. "Friends and associates called her "Carrie"". Marriage certificate stated name as Carrie E. Smith. She...Read MORE...

27 Sept 1915
"In the matter of the claim for pension of Caroline Salisbury, residing at 1 1/ 2 Lewis Street, Auburn, County of Cayuga and State of New York, as widow of George W. Salisbury, lat of Compay K., 11th Regt. N.Y.I.Vols.

Personally came before me, a Notary Public within and for the County and State...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

1915 Death of Spouse/Partner
George Washington Salisbury died 18 September 1915, Auburn, New York, USA

NOTE: About 2 weeks after the death of her husband, George W. Salisbury
Aurora and Wells

“Mrs. George W. Salisbury of Auburn was in town Monday calling on friends. Mrs. Salisbury was born in this village and resided here until about 40 years ago when she with her husband and children moved to...Read MORE...

Increase of pension $20/ month, widow reached age of 70
The National Archives
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Letter from Caroline M. Salisbury, 1 1/ 2 Lewis St., Auburn, NY - requesting return of marriage certificate.
The National Archives
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Statement by Caroline M. Salisbury in her handwriting. She is age 73, living at 69 School St., Webster, MA. She was born March 3, 1843 at Aurora, Cayuga, NY
The National Archives
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USA 1916 - On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing a national Flag Day on June 14. - May 30, 1916

Pension increase $25/ month from Oct 6, 1917 by Act of Congress
The National Archives
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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.

World War I: Entry Of The United States (

U.S. At...

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...

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.

The senate bill to make the Grand Canyon a national park was passed last Monday and sent to conference. In the area set aside are 996 square...Read MORE...

World History 1919 - June 28 - The Treaty of Versailles is signed, blaming Germany for World War I and creating a League of Nations
World War I (1914-1918) was finally over. This first global conflict had claimed from 9 million to 13 million lives and caused unprecedented damage. Germany had formally surrendered on November 11,...Read MORE...

USA 1919 - October 28 – Prohibition in the United States is authorized:

Roots of PROHIBITION The Time is Now (Ken Burns) (

The...

Caroline Salisbury is living at 283 School St. in Webster, MA at the age of 76. Living with her is her daughter, Helen, at the age of 53. They are living next to Caroline's daughter, Charlotte (Feige) and her husband, George.
1920 U.S. Census
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Pension increase $30/ month 1 May 1920 by Act of Congress
The National Archives
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USA 1920 - January 17 - Prohibition goes into effect on January 17, 1920, under the provisions of the 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution.
'Cans' and 'Can'ts' of Amendment
Dry Amendment 'Cans' and 'Can'ts'

Here are some of the things you can do under a prohibition amendment and title 2 of the Volstead enforcement act, effective at...Read MORE...

News 1920 - Webster, Mass., Mill Closes
WEBSTER, Mass., Oct. 13 - The South Village Woolen and Worsted mill of the S. Slater & Sons, Inc., was closed indefinitely today, throwing out 2000 employees. The treasurer announced as a reason 'We...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1921 - March 4 - Warren G. Harding (1865-1923) becomes 29th President of the United States
When the 1920 convention was deadlocked between Leonard Wood and Frank O. Lowden, Harding became the dark-horse nominee on his solemn affirmation that there was no reason in his past that he should...Read MORE...

Webster, Massachusetts, City Directory, 1922
Name: Caroline M Salisbury
Residence Year: 1922
Street Address: 283 School
Residence Place: Webster; Dudley, Massachusetts
Publication Title: Webster, Massachusetts, City Directory, 1922
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Invention 1923 to 1927 - Television is invented (Vladimir Kosma Zworykin (Russia), Philo Taylor Farnsworth (United States))
...Zworykin had a patent, but Farnsworth had a picture

Zworykin and his television
Zworykin is usually credited as being the father of modern television. This was because the patent for the heart ...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1923 - August 2 - Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933) becomes 30th President of the United States
After Warren Harding's death Vice-President Coolidge became President and handled the Washington scandals with care and finally managed to save the Republican Party from public blame for the...Read MORE...

USA 1924 - June 2 - Congress Granted Citizenship to All Native Americans Born in the U.S.
Citizenship Given Indians
- Long Beach Press -

Every native-born Indian in this country is made a citizen of the United States by act of President Coolidge in signing the Indian Citizenship...Read MORE...

Letter from daughter of Caroline M. Salisbury requesting status of increase of pension request. Caroline is "sick and needs the money very badly and is very anxious to receive the increase."
The National Archives
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Letter signed by Frnak H. Foss, 30th Dist. MA, Congress of United States, House of Representatives, Washington DC requests status of increase of pension request made by Caroline M. Salisbury of 283 (formerly 59 1/ 2) School St., Webster, MA
The National Archives
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Letter to Hon. Frank H. Foss, House of Representatives, Dec 7, 1926, states that Caroline M. Salisbury will be receiving a pension increase. The new pension will be $30/ month.
The National Archives
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Pension increase $50/ month 3 July 1926
The National Archives
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Invention 1926 - The aerosol can is invented (Erik Rotheim, Norway)
"On November 23, 1927, Norwegian engineer Erik Rotheim (also spelled Eric Rotheim) patented the first aerosol can and valve that could hold and dispense products and propellant systems. This was the...Read MORE...

USA 1926 - November 11 – U.S. Route 66 is established.

Traveling Route 66
Smithsonian Channel ( - November 11, 1926

Bill from Lester E. Brew, Undertaker, 47 Clark St., Auburn, NY
The National Archives
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Bill to S.S. Salisbury from Fort Hill Cemetery Association, Auburn, NY $16 for mother's burial
The National Archives
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Dr. Myron F. Cutler
Physician Bill for Caroline M. Salisbury - $30.50
The National Archives
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Funeral Expenses for Caroline M. Salisbury - $192
O. Floyd Nolf
Funeral Director and Embalmer
Funeral Parlor
420 Main St.
Webster, MA
The National Archives
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Helen E. Salisbury, 283 School St., Webster, MA
Reimbursement for death expenses of Caroline M. Salisbury
Physician's bills - $30.50
Undertaker - $228.20
Cemetery - $13
Transportation - $12.48
Total: $284.18
The National Archives
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Helen Elizabeth Salisbury, Application for Reimbursement

Helen, age 60, resident of Webster, MA requests reimbursement from accrued pension for expenses paid in the "last sickness and burial of Caroline M. Salisbury" who died Feb 15, 1927 in Webster, buried in Auburn, NY.

Insurance policy...

Letter to Helen E. Salisbury, 283 School St., Webster, MA. -- Claim for reimbursement in case of Caroline M. Salisbury - certificate should be signed by S. S. Salisbury and returned.
The National Archives
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S.S. Salisbury signed paper to let Helen E. Salisbury use accrued pension money to pay for funeral expense of Caroline M. Salisbury
The National Archives
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The Webster Times, Webster, Massachusetts
Wednesday, February 16, 1927

"Mrs. Salisbury Dies At Home On School St.

Mrs. Caroline M. (Smith) Salisbury, one of the oldest women residents of Webster, died last night at her home, 283 School street, aged 83 years 11 months and 13 days.

Mrs. Salisbury is survived by two daughters, Mrs. George W. Feige and Miss Helen E. Salisbury, both of Webster, and one son, S. S. Salisbury of Grand Rapids, Mich.

The funeral service will be held from the home Thursday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. Chester A. Wheeler, pastor of the Congregational church, officiating.

It is requested that there be no flowers.

The body will be taken to Auburn, N.Y., for burial, in charge of undertaker O. Floyd Nolf."

Buried at:
Fort Hill Cemetery

Auburn, New York, USA
She was buried on 2/18/1927 in Section Home, Lot 590
Caroline is buried next to George, but does not have a stone.

An interesting note: Harriet Tubman’s grave is in this cemetery, not very far from George W. Salisbury’s.

Added: 12/16/1999 12:00:00 AM

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