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1839 - January 2 – First photograph of the Moon taken by photographer Louis Daguerre.
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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).
1870 Raymond, Cumberland, Maine name: Persis Hodgdon estimated birth year: 1828 gender: Female age in 1870: 42y color (white, black, mulatto, chinese, indian): White birthplace: Maine home in 1870: Maine, United States Household Gender Age Birthplace Samuel Hodgdon M 43y Maine Persis Hodgdon F 42y Maine Lizzie...Read MORE...
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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
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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
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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.
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.
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
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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
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1904 Death of Spouse/Partner Samuel Hodgdon died 13 October 1904, Raymond, Maine, USA
Death 11 February 1905 Lewiston, Maine, USA
Mrs. Persis M. Hodgdon
Mrs. Persis M. Hodgdon of Lewiston died Saturday morning at her home, 147 Park street, aged 77 years.
Mrs. Hodgdon was born in North Raymond, Sept. 17, 1827, and was the daughter of Matthew and Dorothy (Hall) Churchill.
In early life she was a mill operative, learning to weave in one of the mills in Biddeford and later worked in the mill of the Hamilton Corporation in Lowell, Mass. During her residence in Lowell, she became acquainted with Samuel S. Hodgdon, whom she married. He died last October. Four children survive her, namely, Samuel S. Hodgdon, Alfred L. Hodgdon and Nellie Hodgkins, wife of John P. Hodgkins, all of Lewiston, and Mabel Haines, now residing in Portland, Oregon. Her oldest child, Elizabeth, died some years ago at Raymond. Two children died in early infancy.
Mrs. Hodgdon came to Lewiston on her fiftieth birthday and as she was wont to say, with just $50 in her pocket. She lived for several years on lower Lisbon street, keeping a boarding house. About 23 years ago she began the purchase of her property at 147 Park street, and by dint of great industry, frugality and economy gathered together a handsome property. For twenty years Mrs. Hodgdon furnished meals to the prisoners at City Building, a long and faithful service. She kept boarders until about two years ago.
Mrs. Hodgdon was a very remarkable woman. In many ways, a type of the old New England stock, country bred in the old solid virtues of her early days. Honesty was her characteristic virtue. But perhaps not less characteristic was her industry and her economy. But she was not stingy far from it. She cared nothing for style and dress for herself, but she had a warm, kind heart and did unnumbered kindnesses that are known only to the recipients. Not long ago she gave $100 to place a poor old acquaintance and friend in an old ladies' home. This was a sample of her kindness and generosity. But in these matters, she let not her right know what her left hand had done. Her religious sympathies were with the Free Baptist denomination. Her illness was brief, but she bore her sufferings heroically, cared for attentively by her children and sympathizing friends. And she had hosts of friends, friends who knew and appreciated the real excellence of her sturdy, honest character. In their mother's life her children have the memory of tender, patient love, of unremitting kindness and service until death closed her eyes.
Of her own family, one sister, Mrs. Sarah Small of South Portland survives.
The funeral will occur at her late residence on Monday at 10 A.M. The interment will be in the family lot at North Raymond, Me.
Lewiston Saturday Journal, Lewiston, Maine February 11, 1905
North Raymond Cemetery East Raymond, Cumberland County, Maine
Hodgdon, Samuel S, Section C, Lot 2, "Feb 12, 1827- Oct 13, 1904" Hodgdon, Persis M, Section C, Lot 2, "Wife of Samuel. Sept 17, 1827- Feb 11, 1905" Hodgdon, Samuel S, Section C, Lot 3, "Sept 9, 1859- June 5, 1931" Hodgdon, Mabel, Section C, Lot 3, "May 23, 1863- Dec 4, 1933" Hodgdon, Lucy A, Section C, Lot 3, "Died Apr 1, 1864 @ 15 yrs 8 mo 12 days" Hodgdon, Infant, Section C, Lot 3, "Infant son of Samuel & Persis Died 17, 1858"
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