Northampton, Massachusetts, USA (Florence) (Leeds) - Residence of Jos. Bowers, Northampton, Mass.
Source: Print Collection portrait file. / B / Jos. Bowers
Location: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building / Print Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs
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Northampton, Massachusetts, USA (Florence) (Leeds)

Residence of Jos. Bowers, Northampton, Mass.
Source: Print Collection portrait file. / B / Jos. Bowers
Location: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building / Print Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach... Read MORE...

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Northampton, Massachusetts, USA (Florence) (Leeds) - Upper Main Street near Smith College, Northampton, Mass.
Northampton, Massachusetts, USA (Florence) (Leeds)

Upper Main Street near Smith College, Northampton, Mass.
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Northampton, Massachusetts, USA (Florence) (Leeds) - Hampshire County Court House, Northampton, Mass.
Northampton, Massachusetts, USA (Florence) (Leeds)

Hampshire County Court House, Northampton, Mass.
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Northampton, Massachusetts, USA (Florence) (Leeds) - Northampton, Mass. Glimpse of Main Street, showing Draper Hotel.
Northampton, Massachusetts, USA (Florence) (Leeds)

Northampton, Mass. Glimpse of Main Street, showing Draper Hotel.
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Northampton, Massachusetts, USA (Florence) (Leeds) - Northampton, Mass. Smith College. Morris House
Northampton, Massachusetts, USA (Florence) (Leeds)

Northampton, Mass. Smith College. Morris House
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Where is Northampton, Massachusetts, USA? 

Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA
The area now called Northampton was once known as Norwottuck, or Nonotuck, meaning "the midst of the river" by its original Pocumtuc inhabitants. According to various accounts, Northampton was named by John King (1629–1703), one of its original settlers, or possibly in King's honor, since it is supposed that he came to Massachusetts from Northampton, England.
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1818 - 3 County Fair
The 3 County Fair was established in 1818.
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News  1823 - FIRE.
On Friday morning last, the Woolen Factory, at Northhampton, belonging to Messrs J. & C. Cook, was destroyed by fire, with all its contents, although five men slept in the building. None of the property was insured. The amount of loss is about $12,000.
Village Register and Norfolk County Advertiser
Dedham, Massachusetts
February 21, 1823
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1. NORTHAMPTON. [Pop. 3,750. Inc. 1654.]
Northampton, whose Indian name was Nonotuck, formerly included East, West, and Southampton, and is the county town as well as the largest in the county.

The chief village is about a mile from Connecticut River, on the banks of which are some of the richest meadows in New England....Read MORE...



News  1855 - FIRE IN NORTHAMPTON.
The dwelling house, barn and shop belonging to Moses Breck, was burned to the ground at midnight, Monday night, undoubtedly the work of an incendiary. The total loss is nearly $6,000, insured for but $2,750. Among the inmates of the house was Mr. Ebenezer Kingsley, 86 years of age, who was in...Read MORE...


1866 - July 10 - Indelible pencil patents by Edson P Clark, Northampton, Mass

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News  1868 - Patent Shoe-Pegger
A patent shoe-pegger is being manufactured in Northampton, Massachusetts, which makes the hole, cuts off the peg and drives it home. A workman can easily peg a shoe or boot in a minute.
The Charlotte Democrat
Charlotte, North Carolina
March 3, 1868
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News  1870 - FIRES - Stores in Northampton, Mass., Burned--Loss $50,000.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., May 20 - The Edwards Church and the Hunt Building, at Northampton, were totally destroyed by fire last night. The loss is about $50,000, of which $20,000 falls upon the Church; $8,500 upon BENJAMI NORTH'S heirs, owners of the HUNT BUILDING; $15,000 upon R. J. FAIR, whose...Read MORE...


News  1870 - Fire
The Warner House, at Northampton, Massachusetts, with ten stores and saloons adjacent, were burned early yesterday morning. The inmates of the hotel barely escaped. The total loss is about $125,000; insured for $85,000, mostly in New York and Hartford companies.
The Indianapolis News
Indianapolis, Indiana
July 19, 1870
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1874 - May 16 - The Mill Creek disaster occurred west of Northhampton MA. Dam slippage resulted in a flash flood which claimed 143 lives, and caused a million dollars property damage.

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News  1878 - Tornado
NORTHAMPTON, Mass., July 17.- The town is almost despoiled of its beautiful shade trees, mostly large elms, for which it is noted, there being some 15 uprooted on Elm-street alone. The horse cars to Florence cannot run for some day, there being many great trees across the track. On Main-street...Read MORE...


Northampton Massachusetts, 1890
NORTHAMPTON is a beautiful city of large territory, situated on the west side of the Connecticut River, in the midst of Hampshire County, of which it is the court town. It is nearly 90 miles west of Boston in a direct line, and 115 by the Boston and Albany and the Connecticut River railroads. The...Read MORE...


March 22, 1893: First women's basketball game was played at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts
The Old Farmer's Almanac
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News  1900 - FELL DOWN AN ELEVATOR SHAFT
Serious Accident to J. F. Barry in a Northampton Hotel Last Evening.

J. F. Barry of the firm of J. S. Barry & Son, proprietors of the Hampton hotel at Northampton, fell down an elevator shaft at the hotel at 10 o’clock last evening, sustaining injuries so severe that his condition was critical...Read MORE...



News  1900 - Fires at Northampton and Amherst.
The engine-house number was struck on the fire alarm bell at Northampton at 1 o'clock yesterday because of a forest fire near Park hill. Several acres were burned ever near H. J. Searle's house and the Westhampton road, and the smoke rolled up dense volumes at noon. Chief Chase and about a dozen...Read MORE...


1906
Northampton, a city, capital of Hampshire co., Mass., on the Connecticut River, 17 miles N. by W. of Springfield, on the Boston and Maine and the New York, New Haven and Hartford Rs. It is delightfully situated on a fertile intervale which is partly enclosed by high hills and is 3 miles NW. of...Read MORE...


News  1907 - RUNAWAY AT NORTHAMPTON - Horses Dash Along Railroad Tracks for a Mile and Scatter People at Union Station.
A sensational runaway, in which a span of horses scattered the people standing about the union station at Northampton and ran for a mile on the railroad tracks, took place yesterday noon. The horses started to run on Pleasant street and after going through Railroad avenue and dashing across the...Read MORE...


News  1924 - FUNERAL SERVICES BE TOMORROW AFTERNOON FOR PRESIDENT'S SON
CALVIN COOLIDGE, JR., DIED MONDAY NIGHT AT WALTER REED HOSPITAL

By Associated Press.
Washington, July 8. - Tentative plans for the funeral of Calvin Coolidge, Jr., who died at the Walter Reed Hospital last night of blood poisoning, are understood today to include a simple service at the White...Read MORE...




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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1659
Samuel Allen (10 November 1632 - ) & Hannah Woodford (1642 - 8 October 1719)
married 29 November 1659

1662
John Taylor (1641 - 13 May 1704) & Thankful Woodward (abt. 1646 - aft. 1724)
married 18 December 1662

1663
Thomas Webster (24 November 1616 - 20 October 1686) & Abigail Alexander (16 June 1647 - August 1688)
married 16 June 1663

1669
Samuel Davis (21 February 1643/1644 - ) & Hanna Edwards (18 February 1644 - 11 September 1680 )
married 4 March 1669

1670
Solomon Stoddard (4 October 1643 - 11 February 1729) & Esther (Hester) Warham (8 December 1644 - 10 February 1736)
married 9 March 1670

1675
Samuel Edwards (11 January 1642 - 13 April 1712) & Sarah Boykin (18 January 1646 - 15 August 1724)
married 15 May 1675

1677
William Arms (1654 - 25 August 1731) & Joanna Hawks (8 February 1653 - 22 November 1729)
married 21 November 1677

1680
Benjamin Edwards (24 June 1652 - 31 October 1724) & Thankful Sheldon (27 August 1663 - 20 October 1741)
married 23 February 1680

1682
John Hutchinson (1658 - 21 December 1719) & Hannah Root (9 July 1662 - 2 November 1729)
married 27 December 1682

1688
Ebenezer Miller (7 June 1664 - 23 December 1737) & Sarah Allen (28 July 1668 - 24 August 1748)
married 9 February 1688

1705
William Hollon (Holton) (13 July 1675 - 13 November 1755) & Abigail Edwards (7 January 1680 - 1749)
married 5 December 1705

1706
Samuel Phelps (18 December 1680 - 9 December 1745) & Elizabeth (Mary) Edwards (4 February 1686 - 28 November 1729)
married 12 December 1706

1718
Samuel Taylor (30 August 1688 - 5 March 1734) & Mary Hitchcock (20 March 1694 - 17 June 1781)
married 15 July 1718

1725
Ebenezer Miller (15 August 1696 - 26 February 1777) & Hannah Burt (1 August 1700 - 20 May 1757)
married 8 May 1725

1863
William Henry Norton (9 July 1841 - 31 July 1904) & Lavinia Pinch (21 June 1840 - 4 April 1923)
married 17 January 1863

1874
Thomas Barnes (December 1841 - 30 March 1912) & Bridget Foley (November 1852 - 1936)
married 12 February 1874

1897
Eugene Benoni Tatro (21 June 1866 - 29 May 1924) & Ida Dragon (18 August 1872 - 14 December 1926)
married 10 July 1897

1900
Jesse Horatio Pratt (22 May 1873 - 1926) & Ida Mae Ransom (24 November 1882 - 9 May 1905)
married 29 March 1900

1904
John Patrick Barnes (28 March 1874 - bet. 1940-1951) & Catherine A Noonan ( - )
married 7 January 1904

1908
Frank Barnes (2/15/1885 - 3/31/1967) & Helen (Nellie) Van Sleet (Barnes) (14 October 1887 - 31 August 1951)
married 23 November 1908

1923
Nelson Jesse Pratt (9 February 1901 - 30 January 1954) & Viola Allord ( - )
married 23 January 1923

1924
Raoul E Tatro (8 January 1900 - 19 February 1970) & Ethel R Norton (3 April 1904 - 21 March 1994)
married 25 February 1924

1938
Robert Louis Emil Dorschel (14 June 1914 - 13 June 1986) & Virginia Thayer (26 July 1918 - 28 July 1998)
married 1 October 1938
 




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