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Westport, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA - Trinity Church
Westport, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
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Westport, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA - Church of the Assumption
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Westport, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
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1835 - The first white settlers to the area were farming families, who called the area Green’s Farm. In 1835 the town incorporated and the name changed to Westport.
connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ westport/

News 1874 - ANOTHER FIRE IN WESTPORT
Thursday morning, at half-past two o’clock, fire was discovered issuing from the large farm barn on the premises of Mr. Stephen H. Alden in Westport. An alarm was sounded and the firemen promptly came, but, despite their efforts and the aid of many citizens, the structure soon became a mass of ruins. A horse, four Alderney cows (worth $1,000 each) a large quantity of hay, grain, and farming utensils were burned. The loss cannot be less than $10,000; no insurance. During a seven years’ residence ... Read MORE...

News 1886 - Seventy-Four Years Married
WESTPORT, Ct., April 18. - Captain Alfred Taylor, of the Poplar Plains District, some two miles north of the town of Westport, is now in his 95th year. He is the oldest voter in Fairfield county, and one of the oldest in the State. He owns a farm of several hundred acres, and has worked upon it during a period of more than two generations. His wife, Mrs. Chloe Taylor, is 92. Should they live till Good Friday, April 23, they will have completed seventy four years of married life. A diamond weddin... Read MORE...

1906
Westport, a banking post-village in Westport township (town), Fairfield co., Conn., on the Saugatuck River, about 10 miles WSW. of Bridgeport, on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R. The town has manufactures of starch, paper, edge-tools and axes, twine, rope, batting, mattresses, carriages, boots and shoes, etc. Pop. of the town in 1900, 4017.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geopgraphical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906


News 1912 - Train Wreck
Another disastrous wreck on the New Haven Road was on Oct. 4, 1912, when the Boston Express was smashed at the Westport (Conn.) crossover, killing nine persons and injuring twenty. The new Haven Company issued a statement shortly after the accident in which it said the express took the crossover at high speed, in spite of the fact that the home signal was at danger.

Charles S. Mellen and E. H. McHenry, President and Vice President of the road, were arrested on April 15 last on a bench warrant... Read MORE...

News 1946 - ONE KILLED IN TRUCK BLAST.
Westport, Conn. - (AP) - State police at Westport barracks said Thursday night a fireman was killed and "ten or twelve" others badly burned when a large trailer truck which had left the road and overturned, caught fire and exploded.

At Norwalk hospital a spokesman said that "ten or twelve" men apparently "very badly injured" had been brought to the hospital. No names were available, the hospital reported.

At state police headquarters the desk officer said that a detail had been dispatched ... Read MORE...



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Bath
female Priscilla Dawn Bath (1926, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA - 10 Apr 1973, Westport, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA)

Browe (Breault)
Annie Laurie Browe (Breault) (26 June 1900, Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA - 20 Apr 1942, Westport, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA)

Duquette
male Wilfred Joseph Duquette ( 5 Aug 1899, Voluntown, New London, Connecticut, USA - 3 Oct 1968, Westport, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA)
 


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