Waterville, Maine, 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).
www.wikipedia.org - July 3, 1863
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
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
1871 - Snapped Like Threads
The Bangor (Me.) Whig reports that, owing to the intense cold, the wires of the Western Union Telegraph line, between that city and Lewiston, were recently broken in nearly fifty places. The wires...Read MORE...
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
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
1882 - Boiler Explosion
WATERVILLE, Me., Jan. 28. - The boiler in the steam mill of the Kennebec Framing Company at Fairfield exploded this morning with terrific force. A son of ex-Warden Rice was killed, and John Avery,...Read MORE...
1884 - BURNED TO DEATH IN A LOCK-UP.
WATERVILLE, Me., April 3. - PETER VIGNE, a young man from Fairfield, Me., who was put in the lock-up last night, set the building on fire and perished in the flames.
The New York Times - New York, New York - April 4, 1884
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
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
1891 - Don't Look
A Lewiston, Maine policeman has had two hotel keepers arrested on a charge of offering him $200 a month not to see anything. The logical inference from this is that the Lewiston policemen come high.
The Wilmington Morning Star - Wilmington, North Carolina - September 1, 1891
1892 - Justice?
James Reiker, who hasn't got a red, has been in jail nearly four years in Lewiston, Maine, for a debt of $117.15, which he couldn't pay. But he has the satisfaction of knowing that under the law of...Read MORE...
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
Charles W Davis and Frances M Perkins 12 October 1895, Gardiner, Maine, USA
1896 - Gold discovered in the Yukon's Klondike
1900 Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine
Name Charles W Davis
Residence Lisbon street, Lewiston city, Androscoggin, Maine
Birth Date Oct 1861
Relationship to Head-of-Household Self
Spouse Name Francis M 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
1902-03 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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October 11, 1902, Charles filed for bankruptcy (Microfilm of original records in the Androscoggin County Building, Auburn, Maine, Court records v. 1-9(p.1-22) 1898-1920, Family History Library US/ CAN Film 1753454).
A petition in bankruptcy has been filed by Chas. W. Davis of Lewiston.
1903 - Sheriff Cummings has ordered the U-No beer joints with lunch rooms combined to sell nothing between the hours of twelve Saturday night and twelve Sunday night, save food, coffee or tea.
The proprietors of these places are not allowed to sell a bottle of ginger ale or a glass of Moxie on the Sabbath. They feel that this is a bit severe, but still are inclined to say nothing.
The Lewiston Daily Sun - Lewiston, Maine - Monday morning, March 23, 1903
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 - Passenger Train Wrecked
Lewiston, Maine, Sept. 27. - Three are dead, nine others seriously injured and some twenty more persons cut and bruised as the result of the wrecking of passenger train No. 24 on the Maine Central...Read MORE...
C. W. Davis of Lewiston has just had his carriage remodeled and painted and fitted up with new cushions.
The Lewiston Daily Sun, Lewiston, Maine, May 28, 1904
C. W. Davis drove a party of Lewiston people to Gardiner Tuesday. On his return trip he will go fishing at Sand Pond.
The Lewiston...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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1905 - A Lewiston man is breaking his frisky young colt by a novel method.
He mounts his bicycle and leads his colt up and down the street as fast or as slow as he desires.
Lewiston Daily Sun - Lewiston, Maine - May 21, 1905
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
Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine, Directory, 1908
Charles W. Davis
occupation: public carriage
address: 63 Summerancestry.com
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1908 - September 27 – Henry Ford produces his first Model T automobile.
www.wikipedia.org - September 27, 1908
1909 - Prisoner Escaped.
During the breakfast hour at the Lewiston police station, Monday, J. J. McKenney, jr., told Officer Tuttle that he wanted to telephone friends to get him out. Mr. Tuttle, who is always obliging, took ...Read MORE...
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 - Roomer at 191 Park St, Lewiston
Name Charles W Davis
Relationship to Head of Household - Roomer
Residence Lewiston Ward 3, Androscoggin, Maine
Marital Status Married (2nd marriage) for 15 years
Father's Birthplace Canada
1910-11 Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine, Directory
Charles W Davis, laborer, rms 53 Park
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1911 - May 22 - The temperature at Lewiston ME soared to 101 degrees. It was the hottest temperature ever recorded in New England during the month of May.
1912-13 Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine, Directory
Charles W Davis, laborer, rms 53 Park
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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
1914-15 Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine, Directory
Charles W Davis, rms 53 Park
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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
1916-17 Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine, Directory
Charles W Davis, fireman, Wade & Dunton, rms 16 Park
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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
1917 Death of Spouse/Partner
Frances M Perkins died 29 September 1917, Augusta, Maine, USA
1918 - October 31 – The Hungarian government terminates the personal union with Austria, officially dissolving the Austro-Hungarian empire.
www.wikipedia.org - October 31, 1918
Name Charles Davis
Residence Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine
Estimated Birth Year 1862
occupation fireman at hospital
Relationship to Head of Household
Marital Status Widowed
Father's Birthplace Maine
Mother's Birthplace Maine
1920-21 Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine, Directory
Charles W Davis, janitor, rms 137 Middle, Lewiston
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Lewiston, Maine, USA
10 March 1923
Lewiston, Maine, USA
H. of Frances M. Davis