Milford, Connecticut, USA - Scenes in Bridgeport, Stratford and Milford.
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
Milford, Connecticut, USA

Scenes in Bridgeport, Stratford and Milford.
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
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Milford, Connecticut, USA - Merwins Inn and Sound View Hotel, Woodmont, Milford, Conn.
Milford, Connecticut, USA

Merwins Inn and Sound View Hotel, Woodmont, Milford, Conn.
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Milford, Connecticut, USA - Beach at Merwins Point, Milford, Conn.
Milford, Connecticut, USA

Beach at Merwins Point, Milford, Conn.
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Milford, Connecticut, USA - Hotel Elsmere, Laurel Beach, Milford, Conn. (1927)
Milford, Connecticut, USA

Hotel Elsmere, Laurel Beach, Milford, Conn. (1927)
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Milford, Connecticut, USA
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Where is Milford, Connecticut, USA? 

Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Milford is a city in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 50,594 at the 2000 census. The city contains the incorporated borough of Woodmont and the unincorporated village of Devon. The current mayor of Milford is James L. Richetelli, Jr.

The city has grown noticeably over the years, including rapid revitalization of the downtown and retail growth along Route 1, and today Milford faces the typical modern issue of deciding how much land to develop and how much to keep natural, especially in light of the city's location at the mouth of the Housatonic River. Laws favoring the preservation and restoration of older homes have helped maintain a traditional New England town ambiance.wikipedia


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1639 - Settlers from New Haven arrive in Milford area, then called Wepawaug.

www.bethany-ct.com/ historicalSociety/ bhs-facts.htm
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1682 - June 20 - A major tornado ripped through southwestern Connecticut, passing through Stratford, Milford, and New Haven, and then into Long Island Sound.

WeatherForYou.com
June 20, 1682
Added: 6/3/2014 7:28:53 AM - 1  Updated: 6/20/2014 8:25:13 AM - 1

1839 Description of Milford, Connecticut
Milford, Ct.

New Haven co. This is one of the towns which composed the "Old Jurisdiction of New Haven." The settlement commenced in 1639. The first purchase of land was made of the Indians, for the consideration of "6 coats, 10 blankets, 1 kettle, besides a number of hoes, knives,...Read MORE...



News  1850 - Train Accident
When the Express train from New York, going at the rate of 30 miles per hour, was within 100 rods of the Milford Conn. station, a young man walked deliberately to the steps of the car and jumped upon the frozen ground. It is needless to add that he was instantly killed.
genealogybank.com
New Hampshire Sentinel
New Hampshire
February 21, 1850
Added: 11/3/2010 10:00:42 AM - 1  Updated: 6/4/2015 9:00:11 AM - 1

News  1897 - THREE FIRES IN MILFORD.
William Cummings Arrested on Suspicion of Incendiarism.

MILFORD, Conn., April 15. - Milford had another lot of excitement last night because of three fires, undoubtedly or incendiary origin, making six fires in the town within about one week.

The first fire broke out about midnight in a...Read MORE...



News  1902 Tornado
Milford, March 20. - During the progress of the small cyclone which struck Milford yesterday afternoon, Mrs. John S. Mitchell was picked up by a guest[sic] of wind and thrown into the street between the wheels of a coal wagon. The driver of the vehicle just saw Mrs. Mitchell's body in time to...Read MORE...


1906
Milford, a banking post-township (town) and seaside resort of New Haven co., Conn., on Long Island Sound, at the mouth of the Wopewaug River, and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 9 miles SW. of New Haven. It contains the Taylor Library, a fine memorial bridge, and a soldiers' monument,...Read MORE...


News  1916 - PROBE BEGUN IN MILFORD WRECK NINE DEAD, OVER FIFTY PERSONS INJURED. LOCAL RUNS INTO EXPRESS.
Flagman Meets Death While Waving Signal to Stop Oncoming Train - Ill Fated Engineer, Rounding Curve at Fast Clip, Fails to See Sign.

New Haven, Conn., Feb. 23 - An investigation to ascertain the cause of the train wreck near Milford, in which nine persons were killed and scores injured, was...Read MORE...



News  1923 - WINDS FAN SPARKS, DAMAGING CHIMNEY OF MILFORD HOTEL
MILFORD, Mar. 19. Fanned by high winds, fire did considerable damage to a chimney on Smith's hotel at Milford Point early tonight, and would probably have resulted more seriously had not the firemen arrived in time to check it.

A still alarm was sent in to Chemical company, No. 3 of Myrtle...Read MORE...



1938 - THE GREAT LONG ISLAND/NEW ENGLAND HURRICANE OF 1938
On September 21st, a full hurricane of unknown force was churning northward in the waters off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. It was expected to follow a normal path and gradually curve northeast away from land, and was thought to be moving at a normal speed. “Instead,” wrote David Ludlum, “it...Read MORE...


1949 - Highway Safety Commission Lists 1948 Freak Accidents - "Circus" Accident
...A circus touch was added to the list of freak accidents last November in Milford, when a car struck an esplanade, veered across the highway, mounted a sidewalk and retaining wall and turned a complete somersault, landing on four wheels. The driver received slight leg and shoulder bruises...
Naugatuck News
Naugatuck, Connecticut
Wednesday, January 5, 1949
Added: 11/19/2013 11:28:19 AM - 1  Updated: 6/16/2014 8:34:45 AM - 1


Ancestors Who Were Born Here

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Ancestors Who Died Here

We currently have information about 34 ancestors who were died in Milford, Connecticut, USA.
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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1650
Joseph Peck (22 April 1610 - 26 February 1701) & Alice Heath (abt. 1612 - 19 Deccember 1666)
married 12 September 1650

1663
John Baldwin (1640 - 31 August 1706) & Hannah Bruen (9 January 1644 - )
married 30 October 1663

1667
Ephraim Pennington (22 October 1645 - 28 January 1693) & Mary Brockett (28 September 1646 - 28 January 1694)
married 25 October 1667

1672
Gideon Allen (20 March 1635 - 9 January 1694) & Sarah Prudden (9 May 1650 - 1 March 1700)
married

1678
Joseph Peck (20 March 1653 - 1 March 1731) & Mary Camp (12 July 1660 - 1703)
married 27 January 1678

1693
Joseph Hawkins (14 February 1669 - 21 April 1732) & Elizabeth Gunn (5 August 1672 - 1733)
married 9 August 1693

1707
John Shepard (1 November 1681 - 3 December 1719) & Abigail Allen (5 December 1680 - 19 December 1755)
married 8 October 1707
Joseph Peck (25 February 1680 - 5 December 1739) & Abigail Baldwin (3 September 1682 - 24 June 1739)
married 14 January 1707

1723
John Plumb (30 July 1704 - ) & Keziah Alling (abt. 1702 - )
married 27 March 1723
 




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