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


Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - At Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagogg
chaubunagungamaugg, Webster, Mass.
Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
At Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagogg
chaubunagungamaugg, Webster, Mass.
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Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - Post Office. Webster, Mass.
Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Post Office. Webster, Mass.
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Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - Beacon Park Theatre, Webster, Mass.
Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Beacon Park Theatre, Webster, Mass.
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Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - Boat Landing, Beacon Park, Webster, Mass.
Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Boat Landing, Beacon Park, Webster, Mass.
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Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - Hotel DeWitt, Webster, Mass.
Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Hotel DeWitt, Webster, Mass.
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Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - Indian Inn, Webster, Mass.
Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Indian Inn, Webster, Mass.
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Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - Point Pleasant, Webster, Mass.
Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Point Pleasant, Webster, Mass.
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Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - A. J. Bates Shoe Factory. Webster, Mass.
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.
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.
Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
East Main St. Looking West, Webster, Mass.
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Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - 1911 School St., Webster, MA
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
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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... Read MORE...
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 n... 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 fr... Read MORE...

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 ... 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... 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 8,00... 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 t... 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 wa... 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 ... 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
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.
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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 i... Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born and/or Died Here



We currently have information about 132 ancestors who were born and/or died in Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. View them Now


Ancestors Who Were Married Here




1856
Frederick King (abt. 1829 - 19 Nov 1875) & Louisa Brandes (abt. 1838 - 03 Apr 1903)
married 13 Sept 1856


1871
Henry Brandes (23 Jan 1848 - Jan 1922) & Laura Ann Klebart (25 Dec 1852 - 10 Feb 1929)
married 21 Dec 1871


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


1890
Edward Joseph Walsh (1 Mar 1866 - 18 Mar 1939) & Ella "Ellen" Ernestine Bergmann (6 Sep 1868 - 1961)
married 10 Nov 1890


1903
Henry Emery Korch (2 Apr 1880 - 26 Mar 1963) & Elizabeth Korch (Dec 1884 - 1967)
married 16 May 1903


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


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


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


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


1915
Joseph Skovranek (abt. 1871 - ) & Anna Tomko (3 Apr 1873 - )
married 14 Jun 1915
Joseph Edward Walsh (17 Mar 1895 - 29 Sept 1962) & Mary P Casey (29 Mar 1896 - )
married 28 Jun 1915


1916
Luke Jerome Moore (05 Jul 1884 - 1950) & Mary Augusta Walsh (1 Jul 1893 - 2 Feb 1980)
married 15 Jun 1916


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


1927
James Martin Walsh (9 Mar 1908 - bef. 1979) & Florida Chauvin (11 Dec 1909 - aft. 1940)
married 16 Sept 1927


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


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


1943
Anthony Richard Bochenko (20 Feb 1911 - 10 Sep 1979) & Rita M Gevry (6 May 1922 - 26 Mar 2008)
married 1943


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


1955
Lawrence Louis Gevry (02 Sep 1924 - 16 Nov 2013) & Leona A Noga (21 Sep 1937 - 19 Dec 1994)
married 1955
 



Cemeteries in Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA


Mount Zion Cemetery

St Anthony's Cemetery

Sacred Heart



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G,day, i.m searching for infomation on my grandfather Fred Edward Wilson born 1882 . He spoke of growing up on farms 2 miles from the lake,his fathers name was Charles and he only had one arm [lost in an accident involving a pullybelt in a mill],he was a commercial clerk .My grandfather said his mother was a fullblood Narragansett Indian, so we think he may have been illegitimate ,but he said was,nt brought up with his real mother and that she had born 21 children. He spoke of some brothers or maybe they were his uncles, some of the names being Byron, nelson , Arthur and a sister Sarah who was terrified of choking if she ate seeds. He left the farms at 16 and travelled extensively around the USA , joined the Canadian Army in 1914 and fought on the western front in France for the duration of the war,survived, met my grandmother in England,his family did contact him and asked him to return to help manage the farms, but he declined and set sail for Australia.He always called himself a Connecticutt yankee ,so maybe the farms were on the border of conn/mass Died in Australia 1967...David wilson..grandson ...if anyone could help with info it would clear a lot of mystery up for us......regards David Wilson

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Lucy PETERWOOD - Armiya St.GERMAIN married 20July 1867, Webster. Mass.
Lucy (born c.1846 - daughter of Louis)
Armiya (born c.1840 - unknown)

Peterwood families or members were located in North Carolina in 1810 - 1815, in Paris, Kentucky c.1800 New Orleans, c. 1860

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7/6/2012 6:51:13 AM -



I WAS BORN AT THE WEBSTER DISTRICT HOSPITAL 11/25/33. MOST OF MY SUMMERS (17 YEARS AT LEAST) WERE SPENT AT GRAY'S CABINS, OPERATED BY MY GRANDFATHER EVERETT T. GRAY AND HIS WIFE, ISABEL GRAY (MY GRANDPARENTS). MY MOTHER, LUCILLE GRAY WHITE, GREW UP IN THAT HOUSE ON LONG ISLAND THAT HAD A TREE GROWING THROUGH THE ROOF. MOST OF MY LIFE WAS FORMED ON AND AROUND WEBSTER LAKE (I CAN STILL SAY AND SING THE REAL NAME OF THE LAKE! MANY FOND MEMORIES WILL LINGER UNTIL DEATH DOES US PART, INCLUDING THE FACT THAT I WATCHED THE OLD ICE HOUSE BURN TO THE GROUND DOWN NEAR TOOMEY'S STORE. I WILL GO TO MY GRAVE WITH MANY SECRETS ABOUT THE AREA, THE LAKE, ETC., INCLUDING THE LOCATION OF "SUNKEN ISLAND." I WOULD BE DELIGHTED TO HEAR FROM ANY OF MY OLD ACQUAINTANCES! I HAVE MANY PICTURES FROM THE OLD GRAY'S CABINS AND VISITORS.

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