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Wilhelm Albert "William" Theinert - 1896 Marriage
Wilhelm Albert "William" Theinert

1896 Marriage 

Wilhelm Albert "William" Theinert - 1907 Divorce
The Lewiston Daily Sun, Lewiston, Maine, Monday Morning, October, 14, 1907
Wilhelm Albert "William" Theinert

1907 Divorce
The Lewiston Daily Sun, Lewiston, Maine, Monday Morning, October, 14, 1907

Wilhelm Albert "William" Theinert - William and Annie
Wilhelm Albert "William" Theinert

William and Annie
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Wilhelm Albert "William" Theinert - Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester Herald, Rochester, N.Y., Friday, December 3, 1926.
Wilhelm Albert "William" Theinert

Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester Herald, Rochester, N.Y., Friday, December 3, 1926.

Wilhelm Albert "William" Theinert - Grave - Riverside Cemetery, Rochester, New York 
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Wilhelm Albert "William" Theinert

Grave - Riverside Cemetery, Rochester, New York
Thanks to Ann Freeman 

Wilhelm Albert "William" Theinert - DANSVILLE BREEZE, DANSVILLE, NEW YORK FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1926
Wilhelm Albert "William" Theinert


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 America/USA  Wilhelm Albert "William"  Theinert

  (b. 15 August 1870Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA   d. 2 December 1926Rochester, New York, USA )  
Age: 56

Wilhelm Albert "William" Theinert was born 15 August 1870 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA . Wilhelm Albert "William" Theinert was the child of August Karl Theunert and Johanna Ernestine Walther and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Johann Karl Gottlieb Theunert and Johanna Rosalie Männig

He married  Alice A Barker 18 April 1896 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. They divorced. Alice A Barker  was born March 1870 in Waterville, Maine, USA .  She died bet. 1919-1957 .  She was the daughter of Charles Edward Barker and Frances M Perkins.

He married  (2) Annie Dodson 8 November 1907 in Maynard, Massachusetts, USA .  They divorced. Annie Dodson  was born April 1870 in , England .  She died 24 December 1951 in Rochester, New York, USA .  She was the daughter of Thomas Dodson and Jane Thornton.

Wilhelm Albert "William" Theinert died 2 December 1926 in Rochester, New York, USA.

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Are you related to Wilhelm Albert "William" Theinert? If so, Forever Cousins: Eight Generations of the Theinert Family is a book about YOUR family!
Johann Karl Gottlieb Theunert | August Karl Theunert | Wilhelm Albert "William" Theinert

Forever Cousins: Eight Generations of the Theinert Family
What was our family talking about in 1900? Probably this! Find out why.
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Androscoggin's Secret

Are you related to Wilhelm Albert "William" Theinert? If so, you will probably find this book VERY interesting!
Androscoggin's Secret - Based on the 1900 murder of Jessie Cobb in Lewiston, Maine
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Androscoggin's Secret

NOTE: Jessie Cobb worked for the Theinert family in Sabattus, Maine at the time of her murder

***What became of his first wife, Alice Barker Theinert?
LDS has city directories for Lewiston, Maine area - where is Alice?
1900-1901, 1902-1903, 1904-1905, 1906-1907, 1908-1909, 1910-1911, 1912-1913, 1914-1915,1916-1917, 1918-1919, 1920-1921, 1922-1923, 1924-1925***

Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren)

Wilhelm Albert "William" Theinert married America/USA Alice A Barker-- Date: 18 April 1896 Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910 Vol: 462 ; Page: 89

Volume/Page: Vol: 462 ; Page: 89 

Alice A Barker was the daughter of Charles Edward Barker and Frances M Perkins

He is from Providence, RI. She is from Gardiner, Maine. Both are 26. He is a woolen spinner. She is a waitress. He was born in Pittsfield, MA. She was born in Waterville, ME. It is the first marriage for both.

NOTE: They were divorced in 1907.

Groom's name: William A Theinert
Groom's age: 26 years
Groom's estimated birth year: 1870
Groom's birthplace: Pittsfield, ,
Bride's name: Alice Barker
Bride's age: 26 years
Bride's estimated birth year: 1870
Bride's birthplace: Waterville, , Maine
Marriage date (original): 18 Apr 1896
Marriage date: 18 Apr 1896
Marriage place:
Groom's father's name: August Theinert
Groom's mother's name: Johanna
Father of bride's name: Charles Barker
Mother of bride's name: Lucy
Marital status:
Bride's marital status:
Film number: 1843697
Digital GS number: 4332397
Image number: 96
Number of images:
Reference number: p 89 no 1595
Marriage registration place: Boston, , Massachusetts
Marriage registration year: 1896
Collection: Massachusetts Marriage Records, 1841-1915

Divorced Oct 1907, Supreme Court, Auburn, Maine - The Lewiston Daily Sun, October 14, 1907. Alice was living in Lewiston at the time. William was living in Westerly, Rhode Island. Reason for divorce "utter desertion" - custody of Gladys given to Alice.

Updated: 12/26/2012 12:37:34 PM

America/USA Gladys E Theinert (b.09 September 1898, Lewiston, Maine, USA  d. 15 November 1922, Cleveland, Ohio, USA)

Wilhelm Albert "William" Theinert married  immigrant England Annie Dodson-- Date: 8 November 1907 Place: Maynard, Massachusetts, USA
Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910 Vol: 571 ; Page: 607

Volume/Page: Vol: 571 ; Page: 607 

Annie Dodson was the daughter of Thomas Dodson and Jane Thornton

BOTH ARE 37. SECOND MARRIAGE FOR BOTH. Both are residing in Maynard at the time of marriage. He is a mule fixer and she is a mill operative.

Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915
name: William A Theinert
titles & terms:
event: Marriage
event date: 08 Nov 1907
event place: Maynard, , Massachusetts
gender: Male
age: 37
marital status: Divorced
birth date: 1870
birthplace: Pittsfield, , Massachusetts
marriage registration year:
marriage registration place: Maynard, , Massachusetts
estimated birth year: 1870
father: August Theinert
father's titles & terms:
mother: Johanna Walters
mother's titles & terms:
spouse: Annie Dodson Bubier
spouse's titles & terms:
spouse's race:
spouse's marital status: Divorced
spouse's father: Thomas Dodson
spouse's father's titles & terms:
spouse's mother: Jane Thornton
spouse's mother's titles & terms:
record number: 3885
film number: 2315300
digital folder number: 4329358
image number: 00235
number of images: 1
Updated: 11/19/2013 3:10:11 PM

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Parents are Augustus and Hannah. Augustus is a factory hand. Both parents were born in Prussia.
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News 1871 - November 18 - American suffragette Susan B Anthony arrested after voting on the 5th November in Rochester NY - November 18, 1871

1871 - Baptism
Wilhelm Albert Theunert
b. 15 Aug 1870
baptised 28 May 1871
parents: Carl August Theunert from Marklissa
Johnanne Ernest Walter
August Bergmann
Charles Feige
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World History 1870 to 1871 - Franco-Prussian War, ending in French defeat, loss of Alsace-Lorraine and end of the Second Empire

News 1871 - Escaped from Jail
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News 1871 - Quite a Mean Man
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USA 1872 - 'Yellowstone Wonderland' is established as first national park.
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News 1872 - Buried in Pittsfield
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USA 1875 - Civil Rights Act of 1875
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USA 1876 - May 10 - Centennial Exhibitiion - First Official World's Fair in the United States
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USA 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. - June 25, 1876

Invention 1877 - Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record sound, considered Edison's first great invention. Edison demonstrates the device for the first time on November 29.
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News 1877 - Arrest and Escape from Prussia
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Invention 1879 - Incandescent light bulb is invented (Thomas Alva Edison, United States)
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USA 1879 - Cleveland became the world's first city to be lighted electrically in 1879 when Charles Brush successfully demonstrated arc lights on the streets. resources/ state-history-timeline/ ohio.html

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News 1879 - Thieves in Men's Clothing
Two women were caught in men's clothes stealing rare plants from a conservatory at Pittsfield, Mass.; and a visit by officer to their home, a few miles from town, revealed the fact that it was filled ...Read MORE...

1880 Vernon, Tolland, Connecticut
Name: William Theinert
Residence: Vernon, Tolland, Connecticut
Birth date: 1871
Birthplace: Massachusetts, United States
Relationship to head-of-household: Son
Spouse's name:
Spouse birthplace:
Father's name: Augustus Theinert
Father's birthplace: Germany
Mother's name: Johanna...

USA 1881 - The American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton.
At a meeting this evening, largely attended by prominent citizens and those actively interested in beneficent organizations, a constitution was adopted as a basis of an...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1881 - March 4 - James A. Garfield (1831–1881) becomes President of the United States
In 1880, Garfield was elected to the Senate, but instead became the presidential candidate on the 36th ballot as a result of a deadlock in the Republican convention. In the election, he defeated Gen. ...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1881 - September 19 - Chester A. Arthur (1829–1886) becomes President of the United States
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News 1882 - Tree of Life
A quack physician of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, takes his medicine for all diseases from a bottle labelled: "Water from the tree of life." With this he makes the sing of the cross on patients. He has ...Read MORE...

USA 1883 - May 30 - Rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge is going to collapse caused a stampede that kills 12
Details of the Disaster on the Bridge.
Men and Women Crushed and Trampled to Death in the Blockade at New York Anchorage.


How the Panic...

USA 1883 - November 18 – U.S. and Canadian railroads institute 5 standard continental time zones, ending the confusion of thousands of local times.

Exactly at noon on Sunday, as has been announced, the new system of uniform time will be put into effect by the leading railroad companies; and, instead of fifty different standards,...Read MORE...

USA 1884 - First metal-framed skyscraper - The Home Insurance Building is generally noted as the first tall building to be supported, both inside and outside, by a fireproof metal frame.
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Invention 1884 - Photographic film is invented (George Eastman, United States)

A certificate was filed yesterday in the county clerk's office showing that the capital stock of the Eastman Dry Plate and Film company $200,000, has been fully paid up. The trustees ...Read MORE...

Invention 1884 - The first gravity roller coaster amusement ride (LeMarcus A. Thompson, United States)
"1884: The first gravity roller coaster designed and built specifically as an amusement ride opens at Coney Island, New York. It is a commercial success and leads to the building of roller coasters...Read MORE...

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. - May 1, 1884

USA 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. - August 10, 1884

News 1884 - Tried to Repel Burglars
Francis Kernochan, a manufacturer of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, arose in the night to repel burglars, but stumbled on the stairway and shot himself fatally.
The Belleville Telescope - Belleville, Kansas - October 9, 1884

USA 1884 - December 6 – The Washington Monument is completed in Washington, D.C., becoming the tallest structure in the world at this date. - December 6, 1884

U.S. Presidents 1885 - March 4 - Grover Cleveland (1837-1908) becomes 22nd President of the United States
In 1884 Grover Cleveland won the Democratic nomination for president. The campaign contrasted Cleveland's spotless public career with the uncertain record of James G. Blaine, the Republican...Read MORE...

News 1885 - 100th Birthday
Mrs. Elizabeth Granger, of Pittsfield, Mass., who has been a widow seventy-five years, celebrated her one hundredth birthday anniversary recently.

St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - June 6, 1885

USA 1885 - The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor.
The formal reception of Bartholdi's great statue of "Liberty Enlightening the World" took place at yesterday at New York with impressive ceremonies. The city was decorated wand the harbor was gay...Read MORE...

World History 1886 - January 29 – Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile, the Benz Patent Motorwagen (built in 1885). - January 29, 1886

USA 1886 - May 8 - Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta sells 1st Coca-Coke (contained cocaine) - May 8, 1886

USA 1887 - February 2 – In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the first Groundhog Day is observed. - February 2, 1887

USA 1889 - May 31 - Johnstown Flood; 2,209 die in Penn
South Fork Dam burst, town of Johnstown destroyed, over 2000 deaths webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ patimeln.htm

The Johnstown disaster occurred, the worst flood...

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U.S. Presidents 1889 - March 4 - Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901) becomes 23rd President of the United States
In 1888, Benjamin Harrison received the Republican nomination for president on the eighth ballot. Though behind on the popular vote, he won over Grover Cleveland in the electoral college by 233 to...Read MORE...

1890 Holyoke, Massachusetts
Name: William Thinert
Occupation: employed
Business Name: Germania Mills
Business Address: boards 91 Jackson
City: Holyoke
State: MA
Year: 1890
Holyoke, Massachusetts Directories, 1888-90, 1892
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USA 1890 - Yosemite National Park created

USA 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 webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ sdtimeln.htm - December 29, 1890

News 1891 - Incorporated
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Invention 1891 - The zipper is invented (Whitcomb L. Judson, United States)
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USA 1892 - NO MORE BARGE OFFICE. Immigrants Will Hereafter Land at Ellis Island.
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Invention 1893 - The electric toaster is invented (Crompton Co., UK)
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U.S. Presidents 1893 - March 4 - Grover Cleveland (1837–1908) becomes President of the United States

March 4, 1893

World History 1893 - May 1 - World's Columbian Exposition

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USA 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 Marriage / Partner
Wilhelm Albert "William" Theinert and Alice A Barker 18 April 1896, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

World History 1896 - Gold discovered in the Yukon's Klondike

Invention 1897 - Aspirin is invented (Felix Hoffmann (Bayer), Germany)
Aspirin Discoverer Dies an Unknown Man

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U.S. Presidents 1897 - March 4 - William McKinley (1843-1901) becomes 25th President of the United States
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USA 1897 - September 1 – The Boston subway opens, becoming the first underground metro in North America.
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1898 Lewiston, Maine
In Lewiston, Maine in 1898 as evidenced by daughter's birth record.
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USA 1898 - April 25 – Spanish-American War: The United States declares war on Spain; the U.S. Congress announces that a state of war has existed since April 21 (later backdating this one more day to April 20).
...On April 11, 1898, President William McKinley asked Congress for authorization to end the fighting in Cuba between the rebels and Spanish forces, and to establish a “stable government” that would...Read MORE...

1898 Birth of Child
Gladys E Theinert was born 09 September 1898, Lewiston, Maine, USA

USA 1898 - December 10 – The Treaty of Paris is signed, ending the Spanish-American War.
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1900 - Webster, Androscoggin, Maine
January 20, 1900
Sabattus, ME. - The four set mill of the Webster Woolen Co. is now running night and day filling orders of light weights. The day overseers are as follows: Carder, Fred Ashton; second hand, Edward Gunther; spinner, William Theinerd; second hand, Fred Stevens; weaver, Charles...Read MORE...

News February 28, 1900 - A massive storm spreads record snows from Kansas to New York State. Snowfall totals ranged up to 43 inches at Rochester NY. - February 28, 1900

1900-1901. Directory of Androscoggin County, Maine
Webster Directory
Theinert, William, overseer, W. W. Co., Sabattus
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STILL A MYSTERY. Jessie Cobb's Murderer and His Motive Are Not Yet Revealed. LEWISTON POLICE ON THE ALERT. Several of Dead Girls Friends In Sabbattus Interviewed. WHERE IS FRED BROOKS?
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USA 1900 - March 15 – The Gold Standard Act is ratified, placing the United States currency on the gold standard.
The Gold Standard Act a Law.
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USA 1900 - June 1 – American temperance agitator Carrie Nation begins her crusade to demolish saloons.
Mrs. Carrie Nation, of this City, Invaded Six of Them last Thursday. Damage Estimated $350.

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U.S. Presidents 1901 - September 14 - Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) becomes 26th President of the United States
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World History 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. - January 22, 1901

1902 Resigned from Webster Woolen Company
William Theinert, boss spinner in the Webster Woolen Company Mill, has severed his connection with that concern and accepted a more lucrative position in Connecticut.
The Lewiston Daily Sun, Lewiston, Maine, August 9, 1902

Wm Theinert, who was formerly of Sabatis and later of Thompsonville,...Read MORE...

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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News 1902 - Roosevelt
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World History 1903 - Marconi sends and receives the first wireless transatlantic communication
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Invention 1903 - The first engine-powered airplane is invented (Wilbur & Orville Wright, United States)
Two Americans Solve Great Problem of Aerial Navigation With a Flying Machine Which They Invent and Build.
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USA 1903 - June 16 - Ford Motor Company is incorporated in Detroit, Michigan

USA 1903 - October - First World Series
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USA 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.
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News 1904 - COSTLY FIRE.
ROCHESTER, N. Y., July 6 - Fire started in the picture frame gallery of H. E. Hugus at noon, and the loss is estimated at $100,000.
Wilkes-Barre Times - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania - July 6, 1904

1904 - Sabattus / Lewiston
The Webster Woolen Co. are running in full on overcoatings and suitings... Wm. A. Theinert, overseer of spinning, spooling and dressing in the upper mill, is taking a short vacation, the first in five years. In his absence, Jos. A. Ruel is in charge.
Fibre & fabric; a record of American textile...

1904-05 Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine, Directory
Theinert William A, overseer, (Sabattus) h 274 Main
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USA 1904 - April 30 – The Louisiana Purchase Exposition World's Fair opens in St. Louis, Missouri (closes December 1).
Ice-cream cones were first served in 1904 at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition world's fair in St. Louis. Also, at the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904, the ice cream cone was invented. An ice cream...Read MORE...

USA 1904 - June 28 - U.S. begins construction of Panama Canal
February 23 – For $10 million, the United States gains control of the Panama Canal Zone...

June 28 - A small U.S. workforce arrives in Panama to survey, plan, and continue the excavation begun by...Read MORE...

1905 - Hanover, Illinois
William A. Theunert has accepted the position of boss spinner for the Hanover Woolen Mfg. Co., Hanover, Ill.
Textile world record. v.29 1905 Apr-Sep.
Page 172

William Theinert is now overseer of spinning with the Hanover (Ill.) Woolen Co. Mr. Theinert comes from Cleveland O., to his new...Read MORE...

1905 - Textile world record, Volume 28
"E. H. Witt of Holyoke, Mass., succeeds Wm. A. Theinert, resigned, as overseer of spinning, spooling and twisting for the Webster Woolen Company, Sabattus, Me."

Title Textile world record, Volume 28
Publisher Lord & Nagle Co., 1905
Original from the University of Michigan
Digitized Dec 13,...

News 1905 - BERKSHIRE COUNTY. PITTSFIELD. Freight Handler Injured.
John W. Bline, a freight handler employed by the Boston and Albany railroad company, sustained a deep scalp wound and a number of severe bruises late yesterday afternoon by falling from the...Read MORE...

1906 Cleveland

Title Fibre & fabric: a record of American textile industries in the cotton and woolen trade, Volume 44
Published 1906
Original from the New York Public Library
Digitized Jun 6, 2006
Page...

Invention 1906 - August 22 – The first Victor Victrola, a phonographic record player, is manufactured.
Splendid Talking Machine.
The Victor Victrola, a splendid new talking machine, is being exhibited by Wharton Brothers. This is the costliest and by far the most nearly perfect ever seen here. It has ...Read MORE...

World History 1906 - April 7 – Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples. - April 7, 1906

1907 - America's Textile Reporter: For the Combined Textile Industries, Volume 21
"The overseers and second hands of the Northern Ohio Blanket mills, Cleveland O. are as follows: ... Spinner, Wm. A. Theinert..."
Title America's Textile Reporter: For the Combined Textile Industries, Volume 21
Published 1907
Original from the New York Public Library
Digitized Apr 29,...

1907 - Fibre & fabric: a record of American textile industries in the cotton and woolen trade, Volume 45
"Lawrence, Mass. - Harry W. Scatchard, second hand of spinning for the Northern Ohio blanket mills, Cleveland, Ohio, has resigned and come to Lawrence. Wm. A. Thienert, overseer of spinning has also resigned and accepted a similar position with the Dresden (Ohio) woolen mills."

Title Fibre &...

1907 - Textile world record, Volume 32
"William A. Thienert, overseer of spinning at the Northern Ohio Blanket Mills, Cleveland, Ohio, has resigned."

Title Textile world record, Volume 32
Publisher Lord & Nagle Co., 1907
Original from the University of Michigan
Digitized Dec 12, 2008
Page 174
October 1906-March...

1907 - Westerly, Rhode Island
According to his divorce in October of 1907, William is living in Westerly, Rhode Island.
The Lewiston Daily Sun, Lewiston, Maine, Monday Morning, October, 14, 1907 newspapers?nid=IT5EXw6i2GUC&dat=19071014&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

1907 -...

1907 Marriage / Partner
Wilhelm Albert "William" Theinert and Annie Dodson 8 November 1907, Maynard, Massachusetts, USA

News 1907 - MISS ROBINSON’S BODY FOUND. Recovered From Pontoosuc Lake Early Yesterday Afternoon — Clothing Did Not Catch Fire.
At 2:30 yesterday afternoon the body of Miss Lucy May Robinson, who was drowned Tuesday night in Pontoosuc lake following the burning of the launch Gwendolin, was brought to the surface. The...Read MORE...

Invention 1908 - The electric washing machine is invented (Alva J. Fisher, United States)
"The first washing machine powered by electricity was invented by Alva J. Fisher in 1908. Fisher worked for the Hurley Washing Machine in Chicago and named his creation The Thor.

Previous to the...

Invention 1908 - First Model-T car is produced by Henry Ford (United States)
The Ford Motor Company from now until July will manufacture in quantities only the four-cylinder Rumble Seat Runabout, Model "S," and the six-cylinder Runabout Model K. By...Read MORE...

Trees Blown Over, Buildings Damaged and Wires Down as Result of Lively Storm.

A wind and rainstorm that passed over Pittsfield Saturday morning between 11 and 12 o'clock did a large amount of...Read MORE...

USA 1908 - September 27 – Henry Ford produces his first Model T automobile. - September 27, 1908

1909 Census, Webster, Maine - he is living in RI
Dodson Tom mill op
Jane (Thornton
* Ruth A (m Conley Addison, Conn
* Geo H mill op Dover, N H
* Annie (m Tinot R I

The Webster, West Gardiner, Litchfield, and Monmouth Register 1909.
Main Author: Mitchell, H. E. 1877-
Language(s): English
Published: Augusta, Me., Mitchell Pub. Co.,...

U.S. Presidents 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. - March 4, 1909

1910 Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio
Name William A Thirmeat
Birthplace Massachusetts
Relationship to Head of Household Self
Residence Cleveland Ward 5, Cuyahoga, Ohio
Marital Status Married
Race White
Gender Male
Immigration Year
Father's Birthplace Germany
Mother's Birthplace Germany
Family Number 10
Page Number 1...

1910 Sabattus, Maine
"The 1910 census lists a Gladys E. Theinert, born 1898 living in the Webster, Androscoggin, ME area with the Spoffard family … and a boarder Elbridge Libby.
The form lists her father born in MA; mother in ME which is in keeping with the birth locations of William and Alice. Perhaps the...Read MORE...

USA 1910 - Comet Halley is visible from Earth. It won't be seen again until 1986.
May 18, 1910 Will Be the Biggest Day in Astronomical History, When for the First Time the Coming Celestial Stranger's Eccentric Orbit...Read MORE...

Cleveland, Ohio, City Directory, 1911
Name: Wm A Theinert
Residence Year: 1911
Street Address: 3223 Fulton rd
Residence Place: Cleveland, Ohio
Occupation: Foreman
Publication Title: Cleveland, Ohio, City Directory, 1911
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Cleveland, Ohio, City Directory, 1912
Name: Wm Theinert
Residence Year: 1912
Residence Place: Cleveland, Ohio
Occupation: Foreman
Publication Title: Cleveland, Ohio, City Directory, 1912
Added: 4/9/2012 12:59:31 PM - Beckie  Updated: 4/9/2012 12:59:40 PM - Beckie

News 1912 - Ty Cobb Offered Match - Wanted in Pittsfield, Mass., to Meet Billy Mantel
Failing to induce Young Britt or George Chaney to sign agreements for a match, Ty Cobb, the Philadelphian, will likely leave the city in a few days for Pittsfield, Mass., where he has been offered a...Read MORE...

World History 1912 - April 15 - Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic

The Luxuries of the...

1913 Cleveland, Ohio City Directory
Theinert, Wm A.
Page Number: 2091
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Invention 1913 - December 1 - The assembly line is invented (Henry Ford, United States)
"...Henry Ford installs the first moving assembly line for the mass production of an entire automobile. His innovation reduced the time it took to build a car from more than 12 hours to two hours and ...Read MORE...

Invention 1913 - The bra is invented (Mary Phelps Jacob, United States)
"... Mary Phelps Jacob, a young New York socialite who became exasperated with the antiquated corsets after finding it impossible to prevent the support rods from poking out from underneath the...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1913 - March 4 - Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) becomes 28th President of the United States
Wilson became the 28th president of the United States, serving two consecutive terms in the White House, from 1913 to 1921. During his time in office, Wilson faced many challenges at home and abroad, ...Read MORE...

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 -

USA 1913 - October 31 – The Lincoln Highway, the first automobile road across the United States, is dedicated.
New Route Across Continent Will Be Inaugurated With Many Celebrations in Towns Touched by It.
New York, Oct. 31. - Dedication of the Lincoln Highway, the new direct...Read MORE...

USA 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. - December 23, 1913

USA 1914 - Woodrow Wilson signs a Mother's Day proclamation.
President Wilson Acts on Joint Resolution of Congress

Washington, May 9. - President Wilson today approved a joint resolution setting apart...Read MORE...

World History 1914 - August 1 - World War I begins: Germany declares war on Russia and France and invades Belgium

The Great War (

August 1, 1914 - ...

USA 1915 - The Rocky Mountain National Park is established by an act of the United States Congress.

Congress has just set aside 700 square miles of mountainous region near Denver which will hereafter be known as the Rocky Mountain National...Read MORE...

USA 1915 - January 25 - First United States coast-to-coast long-distance telephone call,
facilitated by a newly invented vacuum tube amplifier, ceremonially inaugurated by Alexander Graham Bell in New York City and his former assistant Thomas A. Watson, in San Francisco, California....Read MORE...

World History 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. - May 7, 1915

Cleveland, Ohio, City Directory, 1916
Name: Wm Theinert
Residence Year: 1916
Street Address: 3300 Clark av SW
Residence Place: Cleveland, Ohio
Occupation: Foreman
Publication Title: Cleveland, Ohio, City Directory, 1916
Added: 4/9/2012 1:00:34 PM - Beckie  Updated: 4/9/2012 1:00:42 PM - Beckie

USA 1916 - On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing a national Flag Day on June 14. - May 30, 1916

News 1916 - Wire Netting Bathing Suit
A Pittsfield (Mass). man says he will invent a wire netting bathing suit which will be worn in water invaded by sharks. - Miami Herald Record - Miami, Florida - August 28, 1916

1917 Cleveland, Ohio City Directory
Name: William Theinert
Residence Year: 1917
Street address: 3300 Clark av SW
Residence Place: Cleveland, Ohio
Occupation: Foreman
Publication Title: Cleveland, Ohio, City Directory, 1917 U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MORE...

USA 1917 - March 2 – The enactment of the Jones Act grants Puerto Ricans United States citizenship.
Citizenship for Porto Ricans.
From the New York Herald.

With the passage of the new government bill by the Senate yesterday all doubts of the future status of Puerto Ricans are removed. American...Read MORE...

USA 1917 - April 6 – WWI: The United States declares war on Germany.

World War I: Entry Of The United States (

U.S. At...

USA 1917 - May 21 - The Great Atlanta fire of 1917 takes place.
Fire In Atlanta Razes 100 Blocks; Loss $2,000,000
Wide Residence Area in Northeast Swept by Flames Starting in Storage Building.
Soldiers Called To Aid
Dynamite Used Vainly to Prevent Blaze...

USA 1917 - June 5 – WWI: Conscription begins in the United States.
But He Must Register on Tuesday or Go to Jail

Eagle Bureau, 901 Colorado Building.

Washington, June 2 - As a betting ...

USA 1918 - March 19 – The United States Congress establishes time zones and approves daylight saving time (DST goes into effect on March 31).
Getting Used to the "Daylight Saving" Time.

"Daylight saving" is now a law, if not a fact, and as both the government and railroads are to adopt the new system, and most factories, the public will ...Read MORE...

World History 1918 - October 31 – The Hungarian government terminates the personal union with Austria, officially dissolving the Austro-Hungarian empire. - October 31, 1918

USA 1919 - February 26 – Grand Canyon National Park: An act of the United States Congress establishes most of the Grand Canyon as a United States National Park.

The senate bill to make the Grand Canyon a national park was passed last Monday and sent to conference. In the area set aside are 996 square...Read MORE...

USA 1919 - June 4 – Women's rights: The United States Congress approves the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which would guarantee suffrage to women, and sends it to the U.S. states for ratification.

Reading Through History (


World History 1919 - June 28 - The Treaty of Versailles is signed, blaming Germany for World War I and creating a League of Nations
World War I (1914-1918) was finally over. This first global conflict had claimed from 9 million to 13 million lives and caused unprecedented damage. Germany had formally surrendered on November 11,...Read MORE...

USA 1919 - October 28 – Prohibition in the United States is authorized:

Roots of PROHIBITION The Time is Now (Ken Burns) (

The...

1920 Clark Ave., Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio
William Theinert, age 49, b. MA, parents b. Germany, auditor in factory
Anna Theinert, wife, age 49, b. England, naturalized, parents b. England

Living next to them (Anna's parents):

Thomas Dodsen, age 79, b. England, year of immigration 1890, naturalized 1900
Jane Dodsen, age 80, b....

USA 1920 - January 17 - Prohibition goes into effect on January 17, 1920, under the provisions of the 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution.
'Cans' and 'Can'ts' of Amendment
Dry Amendment 'Cans' and 'Can'ts'

Here are some of the things you can do under a prohibition amendment and title 2 of the Volstead enforcement act, effective at...Read MORE...

1921 Witness to Naturalization
From the Naturalization card files at the Cuyahoga County Archives

Haigh Fred Dodson
Address: 4325 Hodgeon Ave., Cleveland, Ohio
1534761, Vol. 59, Pg. 229 Court of Common Pleas, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Ohio
Born: Great Britain April 6, 1873
Date and...

U.S. Presidents 1921 - March 4 - Warren G. Harding (1865-1923) becomes 29th President of the United States
When the 1920 convention was deadlocked between Leonard Wood and Frank O. Lowden, Harding became the dark-horse nominee on his solemn affirmation that there was no reason in his past that he should...Read MORE...

Cleveland, Ohio, City Directory, 1922
Theinert Wm liquid air dept Clev Wire Div h 3300 Clark av
Cleveland, Ohio, City Directory, 1922
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1922 Death of Child
Gladys E Theinert died 15 November 1922, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

1923 Rochester, New York
Living in Rochester, New York in 1923 according to mother-in-law's death information stated in the newspaper below.

Date: October 29, 1923
Location: Ohio
Paper: Plain Dealer
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Invention 1923 to 1927 - Television is invented (Vladimir Kosma Zworykin (Russia), Philo Taylor Farnsworth (United States))
...Zworykin had a patent, but Farnsworth had a picture

Zworykin and his television
Zworykin is usually credited as being the father of modern television. This was because the patent for the heart ...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1923 - August 2 - Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933) becomes 30th President of the United States
After Warren Harding's death Vice-President Coolidge became President and handled the Washington scandals with care and finally managed to save the Republican Party from public blame for the...Read MORE...

USA 1924 - June 2 - Congress Granted Citizenship to All Native Americans Born in the U.S.
Citizenship Given Indians
- Long Beach Press -

Every native-born Indian in this country is made a citizen of the United States by act of President Coolidge in signing the Indian Citizenship...Read MORE...

Name: William A Theinert
Gender: Male
Residence Year: 1925
Residence Place: Rochester, New York
Spouse: Annie Theinert
Publication Title: Rochester, New York, City Directory, 1925 U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations,...Read MORE...

The Daily Record, Rochester, New York, Thursday, December 2, 1926

Margaret Glascon to Wm. A. Theinert, stock and fixtures, good will. $1.

The Daily Record, Rochester, New York, Friday, December 10, 1926

Matter of estate of Wm T Theinert, deed/ Letters of...Read MORE...

Rochester Post Express, Date: December 1926 (exact date unknown)
Thanks to Gail

THEINERT. Suddenly, Thursday, December 2, 1926, William A. Theinert. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Annie Dodson Theinert; one son, Archie L. Bubeer, of No. 349 Latta road; one sister, Mrs. Annie Slade, of Bristol, Conn., and two brothers, Edward, of Albion, R.I., and Herman Theinert. Deceased was a member of Bigelow Lodge, No. 243, F. and A. M. of Cleveland, Ohio; Assabet Aerie, No. 1643, Fraternal Order of Eagles, of Maynard, Mass.; and Pearl Tent No. 23, the Maccabees of Cleveland, Ohio.

Funeral servies at the residence, No. 349 Latta road, Monday, December 6, 1926, at 2 P.M. Burial at Riverside cemetery.

Buried at:
Riverside Cemetery

Rochester, New York, USA

Added: 6/3/2008 12:00:00 AM

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