Putnam, Windham, Connecticut, USA - War Memorial Bridge, Putnam, Conn.
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Putnam, Windham, Connecticut, USA - St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church and Rectory, Putnam, Conn.
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Putnam, Windham, Connecticut, USA
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Where is Putnam, Windham, Connecticut, USA?  Originally known as Aspinock, then part of Killingly, Putnam was incorporated in 1855, carved out of Killingly, Pomfret, and Thompson and named in honor of General Israel Putnam of Revolutionary War fame. Some of the early settlers led the expansion to the Northwest Territory in 1787.

One of the first cotton mills in the country was built here in 1806. With the availability of waterpower and the opening of the railroad in 1840, textile industries flourished. After the mill district was ravaged by the flood of 1955, the Industrial area of Putnam was rebuilt. www.putnamct.us/ ourhistory.htm

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1806 - One of the first cotton mills in the country was built in Putnam, CT in 1806
www.putnamct.us/ ourhistory.htm

1855 - Putnam, CT is incorporated
Originally known as Aspinock, then part of Killingly, Putnam was incorporated in 1855, carved out of Killingly, Pomfret, and Thompson and named in honor of General Israel Putnam of Revolutionary War fame.
www.putnamct.us/ ourhistory.htm

News 1870 - Interesting Marriage
A clergyman of Putnam, Conn., recently married a couple on the cars, without the other passengers having any knowledge or suspicion of the transaction.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
June 4, 1870

News 1899 - Distracted Mother
Mrs. Chauncey Talbot of Putnam, Conn, Drowns Herself and Two-Year Old Boy.

Putnam, Conn., July 12 - Mrs Chauncey Talbot, aged 23 years, the wife of a well-known business man of this place, drowned herself and her 2-year-old boy in the Quinebaug River early this morning. The bodies were recovered later. The young woman left the house with her child some time between the hours of 12 midnight and 3 A. M. There absence was not discovered until four hours later, when a note, which had been left by... Read MORE...

1906
Putnam, a city and capital of Windham co., Conn., in Putnam township (town), on the Quinnebaug River and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 33 miles NNE. of Norwich. It has extensive manufactures of cotton, woollen, and silk goods, shoes, boxes, iron, etc. Pop. in 1900, 6667; of the town, 7348.
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 1912 - NOT OVER $100,000. TOTAL LOSS OF INCENDIARY FIRE AT PUTNAM, CONN.
Putnam, Conn., Nov. 22. -- The total loss resulting from the burning of half a dozen or more buildings in the business center of the city, last night will not exceed $100,000, it is estimated today and may be somewhat under that figure. The police say that all the indications are that the fire was set in accordance with a carefully laid plan and search is being made for a man who was to leave the lumber yard of the E. M. Wheaton company, where the fire started about the time it was discovered. T... Read MORE...



Ancestors Who Were Born Here




(Bonosconi, Banaroui, Banasconi ) Collette
America/USA  Dora (Bonosconi, Banaroui, Banasconi ) Collette (abt. 1903, Putnam, Windham, Connecticut, USA - , )

(Joly) Collette
America/USA  Jeanne Darc Collette (Joly) Collette (, Putnam, Windham, Connecticut, USA - August 25, 2001, umass, worcester, ma)

Collette
America/USA  Raymond Collette (abt. 1929, Putnam, Windham, Connecticut, USA - 12 March 1998, Killingly, Windham, Connecticut, USA)

Desmarais
America/USA  Felix Desmarais (28 July 1872, Putnam, Windham, Connecticut, USA - aft. 1940, Massachusetts, USA)

Lamothe
America/USA  Sophie Josephine Lamothe (1863, Putnam, Windham, Connecticut, USA - aft. 1940, )

Rheel
America/USA  Annie Louise Rheel (February 1884, Putnam, Windham, Connecticut, USA - 26 March 1948, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
America/USA  Minnie Alice Rheel (May 1882, Putnam, Windham, Connecticut, USA - 1953, Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Roberts
America/USA  Ruth B Roberts (18 October 1922, Putnam, Windham, Connecticut, USA - 8 December 2000, Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
 


Ancestors Who Died Here




Anger
Canada/New France  Amable Anger (22 April 1830, Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada (St Denis) - 9 August 1872, Putnam, Windham, Connecticut, USA)

Bibeault
America/USA  Georgianna Bibeault (August 1873, Connecticut, USA - 18 August 1951, Putnam, Windham, Connecticut, USA)

Feige
America/USA  Richard S Feige (9 June 1918, Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - 25 December 1995, Putnam, Windham, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Kemintz
Germany  Annie Kemintz (June 1847, Germany (German States) (German Empire) - 2 April 1920, Putnam, Windham, Connecticut, USA)
Germany  Rose Kemintz (August 1837, Germany (German States) (German Empire) - 11 August 1914, Putnam, Windham, Connecticut, USA)

Korch
America/USA  Harold Earl Korch (1 October 1925, Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - 14 February 2007, Putnam, Windham, Connecticut, USA)

Lachapelle
America/USA  Raymond R Lachapelle (17 January 1916, North Grosvenordale, Thompson, Windham, Connecticut, USA - 18 October 1998, Putnam, Windham, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Peck
America/USA  Marie Corrine Peck (14 December 1888, Southbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - 18 December 1959, Putnam, Windham, Connecticut, USA)

Peloquin
Canada/New France  Marie Peloquin (7 November 1859, Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel) - 24 April 1911, Putnam, Windham, Connecticut, USA)

Roederer
America/USA  Sandra Kay Roederer (22 February 1956, Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, USA - 16 August 2002, Putnam, Windham, Connecticut, USA) gravestone
 


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