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New Rochelle, New York, USA
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Where is New Rochelle, New York, USA? 

New Rochelle is a city in Westchester County, New York, United States, in the southeastern portion of the state.

The town was settled by refugee Huguenots (French Protestants) in 1688 who were fleeing persecution (such as dragonnade) in France. Many of the settlers were artisans and craftsmen from the city of La Rochelle, France, thus influencing the choice of the name of "New Rochelle".Wikipedia

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News  1890 - LOSS $375,000. Destructive Fire at New Rochelle, N.Y.
NEW ROCHELLE, N. Y., Nov. 8, A fire this morning destroyed George Ferguson's grocery store, a large, building and other adjoining property in Ferguson's building were stored much furniture and personal property, consisting of silverware, bric-a-brac, etc., belonging to Delancy Kane Adrian Iselin,...Read MORE...

News  1904 - Risked Life To Save Sacrament
Heroic Paulist Father Rushes Safely Through Flames In A Burning Church

Special to The Inquirer.
New Rochelle, N.Y., May 13.-With flames raging fiercely about him, Father Kennedy, a Paulist missionary, risked his life at a fire in the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in New Rochelle early this...Read MORE...

New Rochelle (ro-shell'), a residential city of West- chester co., N.Y., on Long Island Sound and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 18 miles NE. of New York. It was founded by Huguenot refugees in 1087. It contains many beautiful villas and a manufactory of druggists' scales. Pop. in...Read MORE...

News  1911 - Breaks His Neck Diving. Dared Fate in Same Place His Brother Was Killed Three Years Ago.
Special to The New York Times.
New Rochelle, N.Y., July 4.-At the same spot where his brother, Fred was killed in a similar manner three years ago, Waldorf Miller, 21 years old, of Clinton Avenue, broke his neck by diving from the rocks near the bathing beach at Hudson Park, New Rochelle, last...Read MORE...

News  1914 - Girls Fight School Fire. Oaksmere Students Also Dig Engine Out of the Snow.
Special to The New York Times.

New Rochelle, N.Y., Feb. 18.-Fifty school girls of the Oaksmere School in New Rochelle fought desperately to save their recitation hall and gymnasium when it burned to-day, and were driven away only when the volunteer firemen threatened to turn the hose on them....Read MORE...

News  1934 - Two Horses Bolt Into Race-Track Crowd; 20 Spectators Are Hurt, Drivers Thrown
NEW ROCHELLE, N. Y., Aug.4 — In a wild scramble for safety when two horses broke away late this afternoon at the races of the Westchester Riding and Driving Club, more than twenty persons received bruises and slight lacerations. Other persons were slightly injured when one of the runaways plunged...Read MORE...

...Suburban Westchester county was hard hit. Roads were blocked, bridges washed out, an estimated 10,000 trees uprooted. More than 100 homes were flooded in New Rochelle...

Dunkirk Evening Observer
New York
September 22, 1938

The "Long Island Express" was first detected over the tropical...Read MORE...

1947 - March 9 – Carrie Chapman Catt dies in New Rochelle.
March 9, 1947
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Ancestors Who Were Born Here

flag  Marvin R. Bonnett (1819, New Rochelle, New York, USA - 19 December 1880, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA)

flag  David R. Hibbard (1809, New Rochelle, New York, USA - 11 September 1865, Tyringham, Massachusetts, USA)

Ancestors Who Died Here

flag  Thomas Russell Gerry (8 December 1794, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - 6 October 1848, New Rochelle, New York, USA)

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