Bronx, New York, USA - Bronx Borough Hall, Bronx, New York City.
Bronx, New York, USA

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Bronx, New York, USA

Entrance to Bronx Park From R.R. Station, Showing Boat House, New York City.

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Where is Bronx, New York, USA? 

The Bronx is the northernmost of the five boroughs of New York City, in the U.S. state of New York. Coextensive with Bronx County, it was the last of the 62 counties of New York State to be incorporated. Located north of Manhattan and Queens, and south of Westchester County, the Bronx is the only borough that is located primarily on the mainland.

The Bronx is divided by the Bronx River into a hillier section in the west, closer to Manhattan, and the flatter eastern section, closer to Long Island. Technically, the West Bronx is divided from the East Bronx by Jerome Avenue—the continuation of Manhattan's Fifth Avenue—making the West Bronx roughly one-eighth the size of the East Bronx. The West Bronx was annexed to New York City (then largely confined to Manhattan) in 1874, and the areas east of the Bronx River were annexed in 1895. The Bronx first assumed a distinct legal identity when it became a borough of Greater New York in 1898. Bronx County, with the same boundaries as the borough, was separated from New York County (afterwards coextensive with the Borough of Manhattan) as of January 1, 1914...Wikipedia

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BRONX, a village of Winchester co., in the state of New York, 137 m. SW of Albany, near a river of the same name, which rises in Winchester co, and after a course of 25 m, enters East river opposite Flushing-bay.
A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
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1874 - January 1 - New York City annexes the Bronx
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News  1907 - ELECTRIC TRAIN WRECK. Twenty Killed and Over Fifty Injured in New York City.
New York. - Sixteen passengers were killed outright, four others had died of their injuries in the wreck of the White Plains & Brewster express on the Harlem division of the New York Central & Hudson River railroad near Woodlawn road in the Bronx borough of Greater New York Saturday night.

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News  1907 - GIRL STOPS RUNAWAY. Clings to Bridle and Prevents Horse Trampling Children.
Special to The Washington Post.

NEW YORK, Feb. 28. - Miss Adelaide Downing, daughter of a contractor living at 460 Barnes avenue, the Bronx, was walking down the Boston Hill road at 179th street at dusk to-night, when she saw a runaway horse with an empty sleigh careening behind dashing over the ...Read MORE...

While hundreds of spectators looked on, helpless to interfere, Ajax, an Asiatic bull deer in the Bronx park zoo, New York, becoming suddenly enraged, crept up behind Keeper William C. Reardon while he was mowing the deer enclosure Saturday and tossed him a dozen feet in the air. As Reardon dropped...Read MORE...

MICHAEL KELLEY of 316 East 143rd Street took his seven-year-old son MICHAEL up to Clason's Point, an amusement park on the Sound, yesterday afternoon. The boy begged to be allowed to ride the mustangs about the inclosure as other children were doing. The boy mounted a docile-looking pony, which...Read MORE...

News  1910 - Leaps From Blazing Hotel. Roomer Trapped by the Flames Goes Out a Third Floor Window - Unhurt.
Finding his escape cut off by flames JOHN MUGLER, an expressman, jumped from a window on the third floor of the Elton Hotel, at 769 Elton Avenue, the Bronx, last night to the sidewalk, a distance of thirty feet, and escaped unhurt. Then he ran to a box on the corner and turned in an alarm.

The...

Bronx, the most northerly borough of the city of New York, bounded by the Harlem, Hudson, and East rivers and by Westchester co. It lies in part along the Bronx River.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
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News  1919 - FIRE DRILL PROVES VALUE. 2,500 Pupils Leave Burning School In Minute and Half.
The efficiency of school fire drills brought 2,500 children safely out of Public School 2, 169th Street and Third Avenue, the Bronx, yesterday, when fire started shortly before 3 o'clock in the teacher's retiring room on the third floor of the building.

The fire was discovered by Nicholas...

News  1922 - May 5 - Construction begins on Yankee Stadium (Bronx)
May 5, 1922
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News  1923 - April 18 – Yankee Stadium opens its doors as the home park of the New York Yankees baseball team in The Bronx.
April 18, 1923
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1924 - December 17 - 1st US diesel electric locomotive enters service, Bronx, NY
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1939 - April 29 - Whitestone Bridge connecting Bronx & Queens opens
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News  1939 - June 21 – New York Yankees announce Lou Gehrig's retirement after doctors reveal he has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
June 21, 1939
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Ancestors Who Were Born Here

flag  Edwin (Edward) Charles Nye (11/19/1907, Bronx, New York, USA - abt. 1975, Pomona, New York, USA)
flag  Frances Joyce Nye (4/7/1928, Bronx, New York, USA - 11/7/2005, San Lorenzo, California, USA)

Ancestors Who Died Here

flag  Mary Jane Jennie McDowell (11 July 1872, Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora) - 6 May 1933, Bronx, New York, USA)

 flag  Herman August Theinert (8 March 1864, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville) - 21 September 1940, Bronx, New York, USA) gravestone

 flag  Mary A Tice (1876, , New York, USA - 7 January 1917, Bronx, New York, USA)

Ancestors Who Were Married Here

Frank Welker (16 June 1921 - 13 January 1999) & Gloria Milian (22 December 1931 - 15 December 2015)
married 4 April 1951

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