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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 - Sherwood Island State Park
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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) ... 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... Read MORE...
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 sig... 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 ... Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born and/or Died Here




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, Windham, Connecticut, USA - 3 Oct 1968, Westport, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA)
 


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