Danbury, Connecticut, USA - Main Street looking North
Danbury, Connecticut, USA

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Danbury, Connecticut, USA - Fair Grounds, Danbury, Conn.
Danbury, Connecticut, USA

Fair Grounds, Danbury, Conn.

"The Danbury Fair was a yearly exhibition in Danbury, Connecticut. It was begun in 1821 as an agricultural fair, but did not have a regular schedule until 1869 when... Read MORE...

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Danbury, Connecticut, USA - Hotel Green, Danbury, Conn.
Danbury, Connecticut, USA

Hotel Green, Danbury, Conn.
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Danbury, Connecticut, USA - Main Street, Danbury, Conn.
Danbury, Connecticut, USA

Main Street, Danbury, Conn.
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Danbury, Connecticut, USA - Methodist Church and City Hall
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Danbury, Connecticut, USA
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Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA

Danbury, in Fairfield County, is located in southwest Connecticut, on the Still River. It was named in 1687, incorporated in 1702, and chartered as a city in 1889. During the Revolutionary War, Danbury was a supply depot for the Continental army...http://connecticuthistory.org/


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1777 - Danbury, An important military depot for the American Revolutionary armies was burned and looted in April 1777 by the British under Major General William Tryon.

www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ connecticut.html
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1819 - Danbury
Danbury, the semi-seat of justice of the county, and a flourishing agricultural and manufacturing post township, is situated in the northwestern section of the county, 58 miles southwest from Hartford, 35 northwest from New-Haven, and about 65 miles northeast from New-York, bounded on the north by...Read MORE...


1859
DANBURY, a township, semi-capital of Fairfield co. in the state of Connecticut, 68 m. SW of Hartford. It is pleasantly diversified, and is intersected by a branch of the Housatonic, which affords good water-power. The soil is generally fertile. Pop. 4,504.
A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
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News  1869 - FRIGHTFUL DISASTER. BREAKING OF DAM AT DANBURY, CONN. - HOUSES AND BRIDGES SWEPT AWAY - TEN OR TWELVE PERSONS DROWNED.
Danbury, Conn., Monday, Feb. 1.

The most terrible disaster that has ever occurred in Danbury happened last night, destroying a number of lives and much property.

About 7 o'clock in the evening the upper Kohanza dam, which supplies the borough with water, gave way, letting down the water with...Read MORE...



News  1878 - Many funny fancies have come from Danbury, Conn.
At least one funny fact comes from the same town. A Danbury man hired his divorced wife to attend to his present wife's child. - N. Y. Herald.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
September 28, 1878
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News  1880 - Hat-Making was first begun in Danbury, Conn., in 1780, the factory there employing three workmen and turning out three hats a day. There are now employed 1,800 persons, and they make 17,400 hats a day.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
March 6, 1880
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News  1888 - On the 30th ult. the Tweedy Manufacturing Company's hat factory at Danbury, Conn., the largest in America, shut down for the first time in twenty years.
Eleven hundred employes were thrown out of work.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
May 5, 1888
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News  1890 - FIRE BUGS IN DANBURY. TWO BIG CONFLAGRATIONS STARTED IN ONE NIGHT.
DANBURY, Conn., Dec. 21. - A fire bug got in some effective work here Saturday night and Sunday morning, kindling two extensive fires. The first destroyed the lumber yard of Osborne Brothers at White and Canal Streets and six loaded freight cars on a siding of the Housatonic Road adjoining, and...Read MORE...


News  1896 - $150,000 BLAZE IN DANBURY.
Fifteen Buildings Destroyed - Firemen, Hatter, and Woman Hurt.

DANBURY, Conn., March 3. - The Fire Department battled for four hours this morning with a fire in the centre of the city. Property worth $150,000 was destroyed. Half the damage is covered by insurance.
Capt. Hoyt and Frank Eastwood, ...Read MORE...



News  1896 - DANBURY'S FIRE. The Total Loss Inflicted Will Reach Fully $70,000.
Danbury, Conn., April 23. - The fire yesterday afternoon which destroyed Mackinzie & Sons' and Devenport & Von Gals' hat factories and George Taylor's tobacco store, near Taylor street, inflicted a total loss of fully $70,000. The fire started in the drying room of the Mackinzie factory. Engineer...Read MORE...


1916
Danbury, dan'ber-e, a city, one of the capitals of Fair field co., Conn., on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 60 miles N N E. of New York. It has machine- and fur- cutting works, large hat-factories, manufactures of plated-ware, silks, etc. Danbury was burned by the British in April, 1777....Read MORE...


News  1927 - DANBURY BOY MAY LIVE AFTER CRASH
Struck by Truck, While Riding Bicycle, Boy May Recover.

DANBURY June 2 - (By Special Correspondent) - Chances for recovery of thirteen year old John Swanson 20 Spring street Danbury, who yesterday was struck and knocked down by a coal truck here were reported as good at Danbury hospital...Read MORE...



1965 - December 4 - 2 passenger planes collide above Danbury, Conn, 4 die

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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Comstock
America/USA  Daniel F. Comstock (1809, Danbury, Connecticut, USA - 12 April 1875, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA )

Gaul
America/USA  George Gaul (1802, Danbury, Connecticut, USA - October 1850, Brimfield, Massachusetts, USA)

Gregory
America/USA  E. Nathan Gregory (1758, Danbury, Connecticut, USA - 31 October 1845, Lanesborough, Massachusetts, USA )

Richmond
America/USA  Elizabeth Richmond (16 February 1770, Danbury, Connecticut, USA - 11 July 1855, Taunton, Massachusetts, USA )
 


Ancestors Who Died Here


Dubois
America/USA  Shirley H Dubois (15 August 1922, , Connecticut, USA - 3 October 1987, Danbury, Connecticut, USA)

Reinhardt
America/USA  Laverna Reinhardt (May 8, 1916, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - February 28, 1989, Danbury, Connecticut, USA)
 


Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1843
Eli Taylor Trowbridge (2 October 1803 - 3 March 1871) & Eliza Judd (23 December 1804 - 4 July 1868)
married 4 October 1843
 




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