12 December 1847
Monmouth, Maine, 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.
www.wikipedia.org - February 2, 1848
1851 - (Monmouth, ME) - First Academy building burned.
Town Register of Wayne, Wales, Monmouth, Leeds & Green, Maine, H.E. Mitchell Co, Brunswick,ME 1905 -
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
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
Is this her?
This may certify that Augustus E. McLaughlin of Bradford Me & Miss Lucy E. Wadsworth of Monmouth county of Kennebec and state of Me were joined in marriage in Monmouth agreeable to the laws of said state, on the 17th of September AD 1865 and by me Jacob G. Smith Justice of the Peace.
A true...Read MORE...
1870 - Maine has a mail carrier, now 76 years of age, who has carried the mail daily from North Monmouth to Monmouth Centre for twenty-one years, and has missed but one trip during that time.
St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - January 29, 1870
1870 Monmouth, Kennebec, Maine
name: Lucy Ellen Wadsworth
estimated birth year: 1847
age in 1870: 23y
color (white, black, mulatto, chinese, indian): White
home in 1870: Maine, United States
Household Gender Age
Elias Wadsworth M 49y
Diana Wadsworth F 44y
Francisco Wadsworth M 24y
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 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
1879 Marriage / Partner
Lucy Ellen Wadsworth and Frank E Spofford 23 October 1879, Winthrop, Maine, USA
1882 Birth of Child
Edson Jacob Spofford was born 28 June 1882, , Maine, 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.
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
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...
1896 - Gold discovered in the Yukon's Klondike
1900 Webster, Androscoggin, Maine
Name Lucy E Spofford
Residence Webster town, Androscoggin, Maine
Birth Date Dec 1852
Relationship to Head-of-Household Wife
Spouse Name Frank E Spofford
Spouse Birth Place Maine
Father Birthplace Maine
100 Years Ago - 1901
The farm buildings belonging to Mr. Elbridge Libby on the side of Sabattus Lake opposite the village were completely destroyed by fire yesterday afternoon. At the time the fire was discovered no one was about the place but Mrs. Frank E. Spofford and a lady friend, who was visiting there at the...Read MORE...
Webster, Androscoggin, Maine
Webster, Androscoggin, Maine
DEATH OF AGED WEBSTER WOMAN
WEBSTER, Me., Feb. 18 (Special.) - The death of Mrs. Elbridge Libby occurred Sunday at her home in Webster at the age of 81 years. Mrs. Libby was formerly Miss Martha Getchell and was born in Wales. She had not been in good health for...Read MORE...
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
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 - SABATTUS ITEMS. There was a large attendance at the dance held in Lombard hall last Tuesday night which many of the townspeople attended.
There will be another one Saturday night and one the following Tuesday. The dances are under the management of Mr. Goodrich and the music is furnished by Drinkwater's orchestra.
The Lewiston Daily Sun - Lewiston, Maine - August 18, 1904
1906 - April 7 – Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples.
www.wikipedia.org - April 7, 1906
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 Webster, Androscoggin, Maine
Name Lucy E Spofford
Relationship to Head of Household Wife
Residence Webster, Androscoggin, Maine
Marital Status Married
Father's Birthplace Maine
Mother's Birthplace Maine
Family Number 142
Page Number 8...Read MORE...
1911 - Lake View Park Bathers
SABATIS, Me. - Frank Lombard who has done so much toward making Lake View Park a pleasant spot, is now building a bath house for the benefit of those who may care to take advantage of the fine...Read MORE...
1911 Death of Spouse/Partner
Frank E Spofford died 22 March 1911, Sabattus, Maine, 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 -
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
1918 - October 31 – The Hungarian government terminates the personal union with Austria, officially dissolving the Austro-Hungarian empire.
www.wikipedia.org - October 31, 1918
11 August 1919
Sabattus, Maine, USA
Lucy Ellen Spofford
Lucy Ellen Spofford, widow of the late Frank Spofford, died at the home of her son, Edson, at Sabatis early this morning following a long illness.
Mrs. Spofford was born in Monmouth but has lived in Sabatis for over 40 years. She is survived by one sister, Myra Day of Monmouth and one son Edson, of Sabatis, also several nieces and nephews.
Lewiston Evening News
August, 11, 1919
Funeral Services of Mrs. Frank Spofford Held Yesterday
The funeral services of Mrs. Frank Spofford, whose death occurred here Monday, were held from her home here this morning. The services were conducted by Rev. Erwin Dennett of Brooklyn, N. Y. Interment was at Greene cemetery.
Lewiston Daily Sun
Thursday, August 14, 1919
Mr and Mrs E. E. Day and son Willard went to Sabattus Wednesday to attend the funeral of Mrs Day's sister, Mrs. Lucy Ellen Spofford. Mrs Spofford was the oldest daughter of the late Elias and Diana (Bailey) Wadsworth of Monmouth. Mrs Day is the only living member of a large family.
Daily Kennebec Journal
August 15, 1919
Greene Cemetery, Greene, Androscoggin, Maine