1839 - April 9 – The world's first commercial electric telegraph line comes into operation alongside the Great Western Railway line in England, from London Paddington station to West Drayton.
April 9, 1839
1867 Marriage / Partner
Sefton "David" Orrell (Worrell) and Mary Ann Laverty 28 September 1867, Millbury, Massachusetts, 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.
www.wikipedia.org - January 1, 1867
1869 - Pastors Unite
Over a dozen Philadelphia pastors have united in the determination to attend no more Sunday funerals, unless the necessity is certified by a physician. As yet they have had none this year.
St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - June 19, 1869
1871 - In Philadelphia, there is a blacksmith shop, the bellows of which are operated by dog power.
St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - June 17, 1871
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
1874 Birth of Child
Mabel Tillie Orrell was born 27 January 1874, Warren, Rhode Island, USA
1874 - July 1 - 1st US zoo opens (Philadelphia)
historyorb.com - July 1, 1874
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
1878 Birth of Child
Edna Eliza Orrell was born 17 September 1878, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
1880 - Holyoke, Massachusetts
Name: David Orrell
Birth Year: abt 1830
Home in 1880: Holyoke, Hampden, Massachusetts
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Elizabeth Orrell
Father's Birthplace: England
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
1885 Death of Spouse/Partner
Mary Ann Laverty died 5 April 1885, Millbury, Massachusetts, USA
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
27 June 1891
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Name: David Sefton Orrell
Birth Date: abt 1830
Death Date: 27 Jun 1891
Death Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age at Death: 61
FHL Film Number: 1888123
Ancestry.com. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates Index, 1803-1915 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.