1850 Her family
name: Enoch Perkins
event date: 1850
event place: Damariscotta, Lincoln, Maine, United States
estimated birth year: 1804
dwelling house number: 229
family number: 229
1860 Is this her?
name: Frances Perkins
residence: , Cumberland, Maine
age: 9 years
estimated birth year: 1851
family number: 248
film number: 803437
dgs number: 4231248
image number: 00871
nara number: M653
Thomas Skolfield, 46
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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.
www.civilwar.org/ education/ history/ civil-war-overview/ triggerevents.html -
1861 - February 8 – American Civil War: The Confederate States of America are formed, comprising the first six break-away States
www.wikipedia.org - February 8, 1861
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.
www.wikipedia.org - April 20, 1861
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).
www.wikipedia.org - July 3, 1863
1865 - Fire
On Saturday, Sept. 16, 1865, occurred in Augusta the most destructive fire that had up to that date occurred in the State. The entire business portion of the city was destroyed, the fire extending...Read MORE...
1867 - A Cotton Mill Destroyed at Augusta, Me.
AUGUSTA, Me., Thursday, March 14. The cotton-batting mill in this city was destroyed by fire at noon to-day. The machinery and a large quantity of cotton were destroyed. Loss $20,000.
The New York Times - New York, New York - March 15, 1867
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.
www.wikipedia.org - January 1, 1867
1869 Marriage / Partner
Frances M Perkins and Charles Edward Barker 10 June 1869,
1870 - Fire at Damariscotta Mills, Me.
PORTLAND, Me., Sept. 3. - A saw-mill, foundry, match-factory, blacksmith-shop, dry-house, storehouse and some lumber, at Damariscotta Mills, were destroyed by fire last night. The loss is about...Read MORE...
1870 - France declares war on Prussia and Emperor Napoleon III is overthrown
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
1870 Birth of Child
Alice A Barker was born March 1870, Waterville, Maine, USA
1870 to 1871 - Franco-Prussian War, ending in French defeat, loss of Alsace-Lorraine and end of the Second Empire
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.
rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~wygenweb/ timeline.htm - March 1, 1872
1873 Birth of Child
Harry W Barker was born October 1873, Crystal, Maine, USA
1873 Birth of Child
Alberton Bradford Barker was born 2 October 1873, Crystal, Maine, 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...
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.
www.wikipedia.org - June 25, 1876
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.
www.wikipedia.org - May 1, 1884
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.
www.wikipedia.org - August 10, 1884
1884 - December 6 – The Washington Monument is completed in Washington, D.C., becoming the tallest structure in the world at this date.
www.wikipedia.org - December 6, 1884
1886 - January 29 – Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile, the Benz Patent Motorwagen (built in 1885).
www.wikipedia.org - January 29, 1886
1886 - May 8 - Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta sells 1st Coca-Coke (contained cocaine)
historyorb.com - May 8, 1886
1887 - February 2 – In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the first Groundhog Day is observed.
www.wikipedia.org - February 2, 1887
1888 - Schooners Fast in the Ice
AUGUSTA, Me., Nov. 24. - The Kennebec river closed to navigation Thursday night, ten days earlier than usual. It is solidly frozen over between Gardiner and Brown's Island. There are seven schooners...Read MORE...
1880 Hersey, Aroostook, Maine
name: Frances M. Barker
residence: Hersey, Aroostook, Maine
birthplace: Maine, United States
relationship to head: Wife
spouse's name: Charles E. Barker
spouse's birthplace: Maine, United States
father's birthplace: Maine, United States
1890 - Yosemite National Park created
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
www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ sdtimeln.htm - December 29, 1890
1893 - March 4 - Grover Cleveland (1837–1908) becomes President of the United States
March 4, 1893
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 Marriage / Partner
Frances M Perkins and Charles W Davis 12 October 1895, Gardiner, Maine, USA
1896 - Gardiner, Maine
Living in Gardiner, Maine in 1896 according to son's marriage record.
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1896 - Gold discovered in the Yukon's Klondike
1897 - Gardiner, Me.
Living in Gardiner, Me. in 1897 according to son's marriage record.
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1900 Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine
Census taken 9 June 1900
Name Francis M Davis
Residence 255 1/ 2 Lisbon street, Lewiston city, Androscoggin, Maine
Birth Date Jul 1851
Relationship to Head-of-Household Wife
Spouse Name Charles W Davis
Spouse Birth Place Maine
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.
www.wikipedia.org - January 22, 1901
1902 - Webster, Maine
Living in Webster, Maine in 1902 according to daughter's marriage information.
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1902-03 Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine, Directory
Charles W. Davis, public carriage, h 14 Lowell, Lewiston
Alice Theinert Mrs. bds 14 Lowell
William A Theinert, overseer, Webster Woolen Co. Sabattus h 255 1/ 2 Sabattus
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1903 - June 16 - Ford Motor Company is incorporated in Detroit, Michigan
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...
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.
THE MACHINE ACTUALLY FLIES
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...
1904 - $200,000 FIRE IN AUGUSTA, ME.
Two Blocks in Trade Centre of the City Burned Over.
AUGUSTA, Me., Jan. 7. - Two large brick blocks in the trade centre of the city and occupied by the First National Bank and several stores were...Read MORE...
1904-05 Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine, Directory
Charles W Davis, public carriage, h 41 Spring, Lewiston
Sumner Erskine, shoemaker, bds 41 Spring
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1906-07 Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine, Directory
Charles W Davis, public carriage, h 63 Summer, Lewiston
Sumner Erskine, shoemaker, bds 63 Summer
Mrs. Alice Theinert, housekeeper, 63 Summer
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1906 - April 7 – Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples.
www.wikipedia.org - April 7, 1906
Mrs. C. W. Davis, Summer street, Lewiston fell off a step ladder last week and broke the fore finger on her left hand.
The Lewiston Daily Sun, Monday morning, November 4, 1907
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1907 Death of Spouse/Partner
Charles Edward Barker died 30 May 1907, Richmond, Maine, USA
1908 - September 27 – Henry Ford produces his first Model T automobile.
www.wikipedia.org - September 27, 1908
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.
www.americaslibrary.gov - March 4, 1909
1910 Augusta, Kennebec, Maine
name: Frances M Davis
relationship to head of household:
residence: Augusta Ward 6, Kennebec, Maine
marital status: Married
race : White
father's birthplace: Maine
mother's birthplace: Maine
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 -
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.
www.wikipedia.org - December 23, 1913
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.
www.wikipedia.org - May 7, 1915
1916 - On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing a national Flag Day on June 14.
www.americaslibrary.gov - May 30, 1916
Name: Frances M Davis
Birth Date: 1854
Death Date: 29 Sep 1917
Death Place: Augusta
Registration Place: Augusta, Kennebec
Spouse: Charles W
Ancestry.com. Maine, Death Records, 1617-1922 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA:...Read MORE...
Daily Kennebec Journal, Augusta, Maine, Monday, October 1, 1917
Mrs. Francis Davis
The remains of Mrs Francis Davis who passed away Saturday in this city were taken Saturday evening to Lewiston where interment will be held.
Lewiston, Maine, USA
W. of Charles W. Davis