Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA - Walter Baker Chocolate Mills (Webb Mill, and Baker Mill), Dorchester, Mass.
Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA

Walter Baker Chocolate Mills (Webb Mill, and Baker Mill), Dorchester, Mass.

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Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA - W. Baker & Co.
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Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA - Washington Street, Dorchester, Mass.
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Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA - First Parish Church and Lyceum Hall, Dorchester, Mass.
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Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA
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Where is Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA? 

Dorchester, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
Dorchester is a neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. It is named after the town of Dorchester in the English county of Dorset, from which Puritans emigrated. Dorchester, including a large portion of today's Boston, was separately incorporated in 1630. It was still primarily rural and had a population of 12,000 when annexed to Boston in 1870. Railroad and streetcar lines brought rapid growth, increasing the population to 150,000 by 1920. It is now a large, diverse working class community with many Caucasians, African Americans, Caribbean Americans, Latinos, and East and Southeast Asian Americans, and is still a center of Irish American immigration.wikipedia


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1630 - In September 1630, Governor John Winthrop and the Massachusetts Bay Colony settlers traveled to the peninsula, known as Shawmut by the Algonquins, and founded Dorchester, the first part of the city of Boston.

www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ massachusetts.html
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1639 - May 20 - The first free American public school, the Mather school, was founded in Dorchester, a neighborhood of Boston

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1717 - March 7 - The Great Snow, a composite of four winter storms to hit the eastern U.S. in nine days, finally came to an end.
Snow depths averaged 60 inches following the storm. Up to four feet of snow fell around Boston MA, and snow drifts 25 feet high were reported around Dorchester MA.
The Weather Channel
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2. DORCHESTER. [Pop. 4,875. Inc. 1630.]
NORFOLK COUNTY

Dorchester was named after Dorchester in England, from which some of the first settlers came. The Indian name was Matapan.

Dorchester originally included what aie now the towns of Milton, Stoughton, Sharon, Foxborough, and Canton.

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1869 - Dorchester Annexed to Boston
Dorchester the Indian name of which was Mattapan, was named in honor of the Rev. John White, of Dorchester, the capital of Dorset County, England. It was incorporated as a town September 7, 1630; annexed to Boston June 4,1869.

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News  1873 - For the Love of "Rob"
A widow in Dorchester, Mass., has been three times married. Her first husband was Robb, the second Robbins and the third Robinson. The same door plate has served for the whole three, and the question now is, what extended name can be procured to fill out the remaining space on it.
Harrisburg Telegraph
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
March 1, 1873
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News  1891 - SIX LIVES LOST. A PLEASURE PARTY THROWN INTO THE WATER BY THE VESSEL OVERTURNING.
Boston, Aug. 10. - A sad accident occurred on Dorchester Bay yesterday afternoon by which six persons lost their lives. The yacht Nay, owned and sailed by Captain J. M. BURKE, started on a cruise about the bay yesterday afternoon, having on board four men and five children. There was a light breeze ...Read MORE...


1916
Dorchester, a former town of Suffolk co., Mass., situated on Massachusetts Bay, 4 miles S. of Boston, to which it was annexed in 1869. It has extensive manufactures of various articles and many fine country-seats.
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, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
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Ancestors Who Were Born Here

We currently have information about 74 ancestors who were born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA.
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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1634
Thomas Holcomb (7 April 1605 - 7 September 1657) & Elizabeth Ferguson (11 November 1617 - 7 October 1679)
married 14 May 1634

1636
John Strong (1605 - 14 April 1699) & Abigail Ford (8 October 1619 - 6 July 1688)
married 30 December 1636

1640
Henry Lake (08/14/1611 - 02/21/1673) & Alice Ireod? (abt. 1620 - 6/05/1658)
married abt. 1640

1647
John Minot (2 April 1626 - 12 August 1669) & Lydia Butler (abt. 23 February 1629 - 24 January 1667)
married 19 May 1647
Edward Breck (1595 - 2 November 1662) & Isabel Rigby (1610 - 21 June 1673)
married August 1647

1650
Timothy Mather (1628 - 14 January 1683) & Catherine Elizabeth Atherton (1628 - 20 February 1710)
married abt. 1650

1652
James Blake (1623 - 28 June 1700) & Elizabeth Clap (22 June 1633 - 16 January 1694)
married 1 January 1652

1655
John Blackman (abt. 1625 - 28 April 1675) & Mary Pond (abt. 1620 - 28 April 1675)
married abt. 1655

1658
William Billings (ab. 1629 - 16 March 1712) & Mary Atherton (abt. 1630 - 1718)
married 5 February 1658

1659
James Trowbridge (1636 - 22 May 1717) & Margaret Atherton (30 April 1638 - 17 August 1672)
married 30 December 1659

1662
John Rockwell (18 July 1627 - 13 September 1673) & Deliverance Haynes (Hawes) (11 June 1640 - )
married 18 August 1662

1663
Increase Robinson (14 March 1642 - November 1699) & Sarah Penniman (6 May 1641 - )
married 19 November 1663
Thomas Dewey (16 February 1640 - 27 April 1690) & Constant Hawes (17 July 1642 - 26 April 1703)
married 1 June 1663

1666
Joshua Hemmingway (9 April 1643 - 29 October 1716) & Joanna Evans (1648 - )
married 16 January 1666

1670
John Minot (22 January 1648 - 26 January 1690) & Elisabeth Breck (abt. 1649 - 6 April 1690)
married 11 March 1670

1677
Henry White (1654 - 17 May 1713) & Mary Weeks (10 November 1656 - 27 July 1741)
married 5 March 1677

1680
Richard Mather (22 December 1653 - 17 August 1688) & Catherine Wise (8 December 1658 - 12 September 1686)
married 1 July 1680

1684
James Blake (15 August 1652 - 22 October 1732) & Ruth Batchelder (9 May 1662 - 11 January 1752)
married 8 July 1684
Ephraim Payson (20 February 1658 - 18 October 1732) & Katherine Leadbetter (28 February 1662 - 25 May 1739)
married 12 June 1684

1713
Thomas Blackman (24 January 1691 - 1751) & Mary Houghton (30 June 1695 - 8 April 1767)
married 26 March 1713
 




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