North Adams, Massachusetts, USA - Natural Bridge, North Adams
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
North Adams, Massachusetts, USA

Natural Bridge, North Adams
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
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North Adams, Massachusetts, USA - The Hoosac Range and Bird's Eye View, North Adams, Mass.
North Adams, Massachusetts, USA

The Hoosac Range and Bird's Eye View, North Adams, Mass.
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North Adams, Massachusetts, USA - Main Street, Looking North. North Adams, Mass.
North Adams, Massachusetts, USA

Main Street, Looking North. North Adams, Mass.
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North Adams, Massachusetts, USA - Post Office, North Adams, Mass.
North Adams, Massachusetts, USA

Post Office, North Adams, Mass.
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North Adams, Massachusetts, USA - West Portal, Hoosac Tunnel, North Adams, Mass.
North Adams, Massachusetts, USA

West Portal, Hoosac Tunnel, North Adams, Mass.
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North Adams, Massachusetts, USA - Hospital. No. Adams, Mass.
North Adams, Massachusetts, USA

Hospital. No. Adams, Mass.
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North Adams, Massachusetts, USA - Public Library, North Adams, Mass.
North Adams, Massachusetts, USA

Public Library, North Adams, Mass.
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North Adams, Massachusetts, USA - Monument Square. North Adams, Mass.
North Adams, Massachusetts, USA

Monument Square. North Adams, Mass.
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North Adams, Massachusetts, USA - E. Trudeau's Dairy bottle
North Adams, Massachusetts, USA

E. Trudeau's Dairy bottle
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North Adams, Massachusetts, USA
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Where is North Adams, Massachusetts, USA? 

North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, USA
North Adams was first settled in 1745 during King Georges War. During the war, the Canadians and Indians laid siege to Fort Massachusetts (located at the present-day Price Chopper Supermarket), thirty prisoners were taken to Quebec and half died in captivity.

The town was separately incorporated from Adams in 1878. The city is named in honor of Samuel Adams, a leader in the American Revolution, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and governor of Massachusetts.wikipedia


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News  1846 - Fifty factory girls recently went sleighing in North Adams, Massachusetts. Only think of FIFTY emancipated working girls on a spree!

The Sun
Baltimore, Maryland
January 23, 1846
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News  1868 - The operatives in the cotton and woolen mills in North Adams, Massachusetts, work eleven hours per day, and the average wages is six dollars per week.

The New Orleans Crescent
New Orleans, Louisiana
November 20, 1868
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News  1870 - 75 Chinamen
CHICAGO, June 12. - A gang of seventy-five Chinamen arrived here from San Francisco, en route to North Adams, Massachusetts, to be employed in a boot and shoe factory, the first ever sent East, and are under the direction of Koopmanschap.
The Atlanta Constitution
Atlanta, Georgia
June 14, 1870
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News  1871 - Should have said Yes?
An aged woman in North Adams, Massachusetts, relates that many years ago, while attending a social dance, a young mechanic asked for her hand for one of the dances. She indignantly refused, feeling very much mortified that he should make such an offer. Years have passed, and she has filled an...Read MORE...


News  1875 - Fatal Accident.
EDWARD McCRAW, foreman of a gang in the Little Tunnel at North Adams, Mass., was crushed to death on Thursday night while shackling corn.

The New Hampshire Patriot
Concord, New Hampshire
November 24, 1875
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News  1877 - Only 68 Chinese shoemakers remain at North Adams, Massachusetts.

The Indianapolis News
Indianapolis, Indiana
May 5, 1877
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1878 - North Adams, founded in 1878, its parent town was Adams

ma-vitalrecords.org/ MA/ Berkshire/ index.shtml
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News  1879 - Chinamen in a Riot - Scene in a North Adams Shoe Shop - Fighting with American Workmen.
NORTH ADAMS, Mass., July 3. - About 10 o'clock this morning, Elmer Hewett, a pegger in the Chinese work-room, at Sampson's shoe shop, was struck on the back with a shoe-last by a Chinaman. Retaliating, he struck the Chinaman in the face with his fist, knocking him to the floor, senseless, and...Read MORE...


News  1880 - The Water Responsible
Some time ago a mysterious epidemic broke out at North Adams, Massachusetts, and for several weeks everybody was wondering what it could be caused by. The pious were a good deal disposed to hold that it was some sort of a judgment. The Kearneyites thought that it was the natural retribution for...Read MORE...


News  1880 - Nitro-Glycerine Works Explodes
The Mosbray nitro-glycerine works at North Adams, Massachusetts, have been blown up three times. They have had ten superintendents, eight of whom were killed by explosion, one blinded, and the last is in charge and waiting his turn.
The Indianapolis News
Indianapolis, Indiana
October 13, 1880
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News  1882 - DEATH ON THE RAIL. RAILROAD WORKMEN KILLED AND INJURED IN MASSACHUSETTS.
North Adams, Mass., Oct. 21. - A terrible accident to a caboose containing working men belonging to the North Adams freight yard occurred this morning in which 27 men were injured, several of them fatally. About 6:30 o'clock this morning Engineer CHARLES WELLS and Fireman JOSEPH BOSLEY left the...Read MORE...


North Adams Massachusetts, 1890
North Adams is a flourishing manufacturing town on the Hoosac River, in the northern part of Berkshire County. The junction of the Housatonic Railroad, running south through the county, with the Fitchburg Railroad at North Adams is 143 miles (by the latter road) northwest of Boston. The other...Read MORE...


News  1898 - MILK DEALER KILLED. Charles Davis Thrown From His Wagon and His Skull Fractured.
North Adams, Mass., Aug. 30 - Charles Davis, aged 41, a milk dealer, was thrown from his wagon, when his horse ran away today, and died three hours later from a fractured skull. He leaves a widow and three children.
Boston Journal
Boston, Massachusetts
August 31, 1898
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News  1899 - VACATION AT AN END. The President and Party Leave Adams, Mass., for the Nation's Capitol.
NORTH ADAMS, Mass., June 26. - The President [McKinley] was met at 2:30 o'clock on Church street, by Sanford Post G. A. R. and a band, and was taken to a reviewing stand in Monument square, and from which he saw a pretty parade of 2000 school children and citizens of the city. After the parade had...Read MORE...


1906
North Adams, a city of Berkshire co., Mass., on the Hoosac River, near the W. end of the Hoosac Tunnel, 36 miles E. of Albany, N.Y., on the Boston and Maine and on the Boston and Albany Rs. It is 5 miles NE. of Greylock, the highest mountain in the state, and is surrounded by high hills and...Read MORE...


News  1907 - PANIC IN THEATER AUDIENCE - EXPLOSION AT NORTH ADAMS.
Many Rush for the Doors at Empire Theater When Picture Machine Takes Fire - One Woman Trampled on and Others Hysterical - Fire Quickly Put Out.

The moving picture machine in the balcony of the Empire theater at North Adams exploded shortly after 9 o'clock last night, while an audience of some...Read MORE...



News  1927 - Flood
...Northwestern Massachusetts also felt the flood. Property loss was estimated at more than $1,000,000 in North Adams alone. The national guard was called out there after 20 houses had been swept away by the overflowing Hoosac River...
The Oelwein Daily Register
Iowa
November 4, 1927
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Ancestors Who Were Born Here

We currently have information about 27 ancestors who were born in North Adams, Massachusetts, USA.
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Ancestors Who Died Here


Bagard
America/USA  Grace Frances Bagard (1 May 1853, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - 23 December 1906, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Barnes
America/USA  John M Barnes (abt. 1861, Chatham, New York, USA - 24 July 1905, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA)

Bastow
England  Sarah Meadows Bastow (1805, , England - 27 March 1872, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA)

Boucher
Canada/New France  Mathilde Boucher (bet. 1846-1852, , Québec Province, Canada - 21 July 1906, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA)

Bourdeau
Canada/New France  Delphine Bourdeau (abt. 1861, , Canada - 1 February 1900, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA)
America/USA  Joseph Alfred Bourdeau (7 May 1878, Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA - 16 March 1952, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Boyington
America/USA  Mabel Irene Boyington (5/14/1890, Adams, Massachusetts, USA - 1942, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Brown
  Abraham Brown (1780, - 21 January 1803, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA)

Chavarry
America/USA  Mary Ellen Chavarry (14 April 1937, Gardiner, Maine, USA - 4 January 2004, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Cullinan
Ireland  Patrick Cullinan (1850, , Ireland - 2 October 1879, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA)

Depelteau
America/USA  Dorothy Gertrude Depelteau (27 November 1908, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA - July 1992, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Feige
immigrant Germany  Carl "Charles" Feige (22 March 1849, Marklissa, Silesia, Prussia, Germany - 12 January 1888, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Hall
America/USA  Lyman Hall (1756, Lanesborough, Massachusetts, USA - 26 April 1844, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA)

Horn
 America/USA  Paige Campbell Horn (1 November 1911, Adams, Massachusetts, USA - 26 October 1993, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
America/USA  Peter Horn (25 June 1888, Adams, Massachusetts, USA - March 1963, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA)

Plunkett
America/USA  Douglas Robinson Plunkett (16 February 1909, Adams, Massachusetts, USA - 12 December 1989, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Slade
America/USA  Charles Henry Slade (25 April 1872, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA - 28 November 1962, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Stein
America/USA  Gertrude Florence Stein (14 November 1903, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA - 12 June 1986, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Vanslette (Vansleet)
America/USA  William Edward Vanslette (Vansleet) (13 June 1876, Montague, Massachusetts, USA - 1932, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA)

Vanslette (Vincelette)
immigrant - Canada to US   Alfred Vanslette (Vincelette) (6 December 1851, Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Rouville, Québec, Canada - 17 October 1898, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA)

Wilmarth
  Ephraim Wilmarth (21 March 1793, - 9 September 1816, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA)
 


Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1896
William Ernest Feige (27 June 1874 - 18 December 1940) & Margaret E Kelly (February 1876 - 30 June 1965)
married 14 July 1896

1898
Albert Joseph Fairfield Beauchamp (24 March 1870 - 11 November 1953) & Elmina Bolduc ( - )
married 18 January 1898

1899
Alburn Morton Gutterson (19 September 1877 - 20 April 1946) & Lillian Maude Feige (24 December 1877 - 2 October 1953)
married 25 December 1899
Charles Henry Slade (25 April 1872 - 28 November 1962) & Jessie Mabel Feige (9 July 1876 - 2 February 1971)
married 15 November 1899

1902
Henry F King (abt. 1862 - ) & Mary Josephine Millet ( - )
married 23 October 1902
William Edward Vanslette (Vansleet) (13 June 1876 - 1932) & Mary L Wood ( - )
married 1902

1926
James William Slade (5 July 1904 - 9 October 1972) & Dorothy Gertrude Depelteau (27 November 1908 - July 1992)
married 18 November 1926

1929
Charles Stafford Slade (15 November 1906 - 29 August 1988) & Janet Dunlop Weild McLean (24 April 1910 - 16 July 1998)
married 14 October 1929

1946
Charles Joseph Simonelli (11 January 1918 - 31 October 1996) & Evelyn Regina Fraley (16 January 1925 - 24 November 1992)
married 1946

1951
Robert Clayton Slade (1928 - 1961) & Elizabeth Alice "Betty" Tatro (11 February 1930 - 5 November 2007)
married 15 September 1951
 




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