Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - September 17, 1890
Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

September 17, 1890
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Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - At Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagogg
chaubunagungamaugg, Webster, Mass.
Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

At Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagogg
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Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - Post Office. Webster, Mass.
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Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - Beacon Park Theatre, Webster, Mass.
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Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - Boat Landing, Beacon Park, Webster, Mass.
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Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - Hotel DeWitt, Webster, Mass.
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Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - Indian Inn, Webster, Mass.
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Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - Point Pleasant, Webster, Mass.
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Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - A. J. Bates Shoe Factory. Webster, Mass.
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Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - Joslin House and Hotel Maanexit, Webster, Mass.
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Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - East Main St. Looking West, Webster, Mass.
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Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - 1911 School St., Webster, MA
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Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - 1912 Ad. George Feige worked as an electrician for his nephew, Charles W. Bergmann.
Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

1912 Ad. George Feige worked as an electrician for his nephew, Charles W. Bergmann.
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Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
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Where is Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA?  Webster was first settled in 1713 and was officially incorporated on March 6, 1832. The area forming the town had previously been divided among the town of Dudley, the town of Oxford and an unincorporated gore. The primary founder was the manufacturer Samuel Slater, who came to the area after his celebrated activities in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, and founded several textile mills, one of which was taken over by the Cranston Print Works in 1936. He named the town after his friend Daniel Webster. Slater spent his last years in Webster and died and is buried there in Mount Zion Cemetery.
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Jan 11, 1811 - Samuel Slater buys his first property in Webster.
In 1811, in company with a young man named Bela Tiffany, Samuel Slater started a cotton factory at Oxford, now known as Webster. The property in 1817 consisted of a factory of two thousand spindles, a woolen mill, a grist mill and saw mill, sixteen dwellings, and seven hundred acres of land...

The New England Magazine, Volume 39
Making of America Project
New England Magazine Company, 1909
Page 679

1831 - Webster - Slater Mills
...By 1831 this plant (owned by Samuel Slater) had increased to six thousand spindles and ninety loom, one hundred and eighty hands employed, and fifteen thousand yards of yarn were produced weekly besides large quantities of satinet warp and sewing thread. Broadcloths, cassimeres, and satinets were woven, and one hundred and eighty thousand pounds of wool were consumed yearly...

The New England Magazine, Volume 39
Making of America Project
New England Magazine Company, 1909
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1832 - Webster set off from Oxford
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1835 - Samuel Slater Dies in Webster
...During his later years, Mr. Slater spent the greater part of his time at Webster, where he died April 21, 1835, in his sixty-seventh year. Through Mr. Slater's influence three villages that had grown up from his enterprise, together with some territory from the towns of Dudley and Oxford, were, in 1832, incorporated as the town of Webster, and named after Daniel Webster.

The New England Magazine, Volume 39
Making of America Project
New England Magazine Company, 1909
Page 679 Read MORE...

37. WEBSTER. [Pop. 1,403. Inc. 1832.]
This town was taken from Dudley and Oxford, and named in honor of Daniel Webster, the distinguished statesman of Massachusetts.

Webster is a manufacturing town, its water-power being derived from the outlet of a large pond, which runs into French River.

The chief manufactures are cotton and woollen goods and thread.

Distance from Worcester, 16 miles; from Boston, 50.
An Elementary Geography for Massachusetts Children by William Bentley Fowle and Asa Fitz, 1845


1848 - Webster
This town was set off from Dudley and Oxford, and incorporated in 1832. it was named after the Hon. Daniel Webster. The surface of the town is rather rough, and the soil is not as good as that of the adjoining towns. The outlet of Char-gogg-a-goggman-chogg-a-gogg, a large pond in this town, three miles in length, affords fine water privileges. The engraving shows a north eastern view of the central and principal village in Webster, as it is entered upon the Boston road. One of the Slater cotton ... Read MORE...


News 1858 - Shoe Business Flourishing
The shoe business at Webster, Mass., has been in a very flourishing condition for the last few months, affording good wages and plenty of work for all who could make a shoe. The operatives in the woolen mill are to have their wages increased ten per cent.
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Lowell Daily Citizen and News
Lowell, Massachusetts
July 23, 1858

News 1866 - Snake Prank
In Webster, Mass., recently, some young man placed two small brown snakes in a kind of fancy paper basket, filled the opening with flowers so that the reptiles could not crawl out, and hung the device up on the door know of a house were some young ladies were boarding. The basket and contents chanced to be found first by the most timid of the young ladies, who upon withdrawing the flowers and seeing the serpents crawl out upon the table, was so much alarmed that she fell in spasms, and is still ... Read MORE...

News 1878 - Large Fire At Webster, Mass.
BOSTON, Feb. 12 - A fire broke out, this morning, in the calendering department of Samuel Slater & Sons' cambric works, at Webster, Mass., and entirely consumed the old original mill, erected in 1812, and part of a story in the new wing. The engine building and cloth storehouse were saved, but their contents were badly damaged. There were from 8,000 to 10,000 pieces of cloth in the mill, which are a total loss; also a large quantity of cloth in an adjoining storehouse was badly damaged in remova... Read MORE...

News 1884 - Walked to Webster from California
Warren B. Johnson, aged sixty-five years, who left California on foot June 1, 1882, with a horse, cow and dog, arrived at his home in Webster, Massachusetts, Friday night, all the animals accompanying him.
Arizona Weekly Citizen
Tucson, Arizona
May 24, 1884

Webster Massachusetts, 1890
"Webster lies in the southern part of Worcester County, 59 miles southwest of Boston, and 16 miles south of Worcester. French River washes its western border, and affords very important power. Along its valley runs the Norwich and Worcester Railroad, having stations at Webster and North Webster; while the New York and New England Railroad crosses the town in the other direction, having stations at East Webster and Webster. A branch of the Boston and Albany also has stations at Webster Mills and ... Read MORE...


News 1900 - SUICIDE WAS 105 YEARS OLD.
Last Survivor of Nipunk Tribe Sets Her House on Fire and Dies Rather then Go to the Poorhouse.

WEBSTER, Mass., Jan. 7. Investigation of the causes which led to the burning to death last night of Lucy Boston Johnson, aged 105, the last of the Nipunk Indians, makes it evident that she committed suicide to escape being taken to the Town Farm. It was first thought that she was the victim of an incendiary fire.

It is now said the woman threw a lighted candle into a bundle of rags which lay in a... Read MORE...

News 1901 - TROLLEY DEAL IN CONNECTICUT: New Haven Road Purchases the Webster and Worcester System.
NEW HAVEN, Jan. 12 - The New Haven Road has just purchased through the People's Tramway Company of Danielson, Conn., the Webster and Worcester Street Railway Company.

The purchase gives to the People's Tramway Company control of the trolley lines from Danielson, Conn., to Worcester, a distance of forty miles. The company recently acquired the Putnam and Thompson Street Railway Company, and later took over the Webster and Dudley system, the latest purchase of the Webster and Worcester comple... Read MORE...

News Wednesday, April 23, 1902 - Fire at Webster, Mass. - It Was so Hot That it Made the River Boil
Webster, Mass. April 23 - John D. Putnam's box factory, adjacent to French river, burned last night. A large section of the factory fell into the river and floated two miles wrapped in flames. The fire was so hot that the river boiled for yards.
The Syracuse Journal
Syracuse, New York
April 23, 1902

1906
Webster, a post-village in Webster township (town), Worcester co., Mass., on the French River and on the Boston and Albany and the New York, New Haven and Hartford Rs., 16 miles S. by W. of Worcester. The town has extensive manufactures of cottons and woollens and boots and shoes. Pop. of the town in 1900, 8804.
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 ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906


News 1920 - Webster, Mass., Mill Closes
WEBSTER, Mass., Oct. 13 - The South Village Woolen and Worsted mill of the S. Slater & Sons, Inc., was closed indefinitely today, throwing out 2000 employees. The treasurer announced as a reason 'We can't afford to run.' The operatives say there were advised to see for jobs elsewhere, and if found, 'hang on to them.'
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Philadelphia Inquirer
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
October 14, 1920

1929 - Wired for "Talkies"
Oct. 9 - The Liberty Theatre in Webster, a silent movie venue for several years, is wired for 'talkies.'
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1933 - New Restaurant Opens
Dec. 4 - John Parker opens a restaurant at 217 Main St., Webster. The special is fruit cocktail, juice, or soup; relish, turkey, roast beef, or lamb, mashed or boiled potatoes, vegetables, dessert, rolls, butter; tea, coffee, or a bottle of beer, all for 50 cents.
(oldewebster.com)

1940 - Railroad Abandoned
April 11 - The New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Co. abandons its rail line from Webster to East Thompson, Conn.
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1955 - WESO On the Air
March 20 - Radio Station WESO goes on the air for a first time. Announcers and newscasters are Bob Binet, John Bunnewith, Joe Capillo, Esther Costa, Bob Harris, Mildred Henshall, Bill Mindy, and Bob Nims.
(oldewebster.com)

1969 New Year's Day Fire
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1972 - Commerce Insurance Company
July 1 - Commerce Insurance Company opens for business at the corner of Lake and Main Streets. 14 families poll their finances and raise a total of $2 million to launch the new venture.
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News Lake with 45-letter name has spelling errors - The central Mass. lake has one of the world's longest place names
WEBSTER, Mass. — Officials have agreed to correct spelling errors in road signs pointing to a central Massachusetts lake with a 45-letter name.

Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg in Webster has one of the world's longest place names. It's been spelled many different ways over the years. Some locals have given up and simply call it Lake Webster.

But after researching historical spelling combinations, the Telegram & Gazette of Worcester said local Chamber of Commerce official... Read MORE...



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1856
Frederick King (abt. 1829 - 19 November 1875) & Louisa Brandes (abt. 1838 - 03 April 1903)
married 13 September 1856

1871
Henry Brandes (23 January 1848 - January 1922) & Laura Ann Klebart (25 December 1852 - 10 February 1929)
married 21 December 1871

1889
Alexander Gogolinski (abt. 1869 - ) & Anna Jesse (October 1868 - 1921)
married 30 April 1889

1890
Edward Joseph Walsh (1 March 1866 - 18 March 1939) & Ella "Ellen" Ernestine Bergmann (6 September 1868 - 1961)
married 10 November 1890

1903
Henry Emery Korch (2 April 1880 - 26 March 1963) & Elizabeth Korch (December 1884 - 1967)
married 16 May 1903

1906
Andrew Henry Korch (9 August 1887 - 21 April 1973) & Anna "Panna" Rozgonyi (3 December 1888 - 22 July 1981)
married 26 May 1906

1907
Willard S Feige (28 July 1888 - 18 January 1929) & Anna R Korch (5 July 1891 - 28 October 1971)
married 22 May 1907
Andrew Olsavsky (Olsowski) (1881 - 29 December 1927) & Mary Kovacs (abt. 1882 - 25 December 1942)
married 25 May 1907

1912
Samuel Boudiette (abt. 1857 - ) & Aglae Martin (February 1854 - aft. 1933)
married 27 July 1912

1914
Phillip Henry Manning (30 November 1891 - aft. 1942) & Elizabeth A Jesse (abt. 1891 - aft. 1940)
married 18 May 1914

1915
Joseph Skovranek (abt. 1871 - ) & Anna Tomko (3 April 1873 - )
married 14 June 1915
Joseph Edward Walsh (17 March 1895 - 29 September 1962) & Mary P Casey (29 March 1896 - )
married 28 June 1915

1916
Luke Jerome Moore (05 July 1884 - 1950) & Mary Augusta Walsh (1 July 1893 - 2 February 1980)
married 15 June 1916

1918
George Frank Korch (12 July 1894 - 1955) & Mae N Ostberg (20 May 1899 - 10 February 1984)
married 21 August 1918

1927
James Martin Walsh (9 March 1908 - bef. 1979) & Florida Chauvin (11 December 1909 - aft. 1940)
married 16 September 1927

1939
Carl "Charles" Wilhelm Bergmann (2 July 1866 - 1953) & Marion Pamelia Sprague (6 February 1884 - January 1963?)
married 1939

1941
Robert Walsh Moore (8 August 1920 - 15 September 2012) & Mary Angeline Johnson (30 November 1922 - 28 March 2008)
married 1941

1943
Anthony Richard Bochenko (20 February 1911 - 10 September 1979) & Rita M Gevry (6 May 1922 - 26 March 2008)
married 1943

1954
Leonard Russell Korch (18 January 1932 - 5 May 1962) & Madeleine D Choiniere ( - 17 January 2013)
married Oct. 1954

1955
Lawrence Louis Gevry (02 September 1924 - 16 November 2013) & Leona A Noga (21 September 1937 - 19 December 1994)
married 1955
 




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