Putnam, Connecticut, USA - War Memorial Bridge, Putnam, Conn.
Putnam, Connecticut, USA

War Memorial Bridge, Putnam, Conn.
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Putnam, Connecticut, USA - St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church and Rectory, Putnam, Conn.
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Putnam, Connecticut, USA - Cargill Falls. Putnam, Conn.
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Putnam, Connecticut, USA
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Where is Putnam, Connecticut, USA? 

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
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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
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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
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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 ...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,...Read MORE...


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...Read MORE...


Putnam, CT Flood of 1955 Video


Putnam, CT Flood of 1955 Video (www.youtube.com)

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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


(Bonosconi, Banaroui, Banasconi ) Collette
flag  Dora (Bonosconi, Banaroui, Banasconi ) Collette (abt. 1903, Putnam, Connecticut, USA - , )

Collette
flag  Raymond Collette (22 May 1930, Putnam, Connecticut, USA - 12 March 1998, Killingly, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Desmarais
flag  Felix Desmarais (28 July 1872, Putnam, Connecticut, USA - 1949, Fall River, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Dumas
flag  Zoe Dumas (, Putnam, Connecticut, USA - 6/18/1940, Spencer, Massachusetts, USA)

Feige
flag  Richard W Feige (8 June 1941, Putnam, Connecticut, USA - 15 January 2016, Webster, Massachusetts, USA)

Joly
World War II Soldier flag  Donat Joseph Joly (21 March 1924, Putnam, Connecticut, USA - 12 August 1989, Webster, Massachusetts, USA)
flag  Robert Joly (May 1925, Putnam, Connecticut, USA - 17 September 1927, Putnam, Connecticut, USA)

Joly (Jolly)
flag  Jeanne d'Arc Joly (Jolly) (22 May 1930, Putnam, Connecticut, USA - 25 August 2001, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Joly (Jolly)
World War II Soldier flag  Henry Joseph Joly (Jolly) (14 April 1921, Putnam, Connecticut, USA - 8 March 1995, Providence, Rhode Island, USA) gravestone

Lamothe
flag  Sophie Josephine Lamothe (1863, Putnam, Connecticut, USA - aft. 1940, )

Masse
flag  Doris Delia (Dorilla) Masse (18 November 1900, Putnam, Connecticut, USA - 8 February 1988, Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Morse
flag  Willard Morse (1815, Putnam, Connecticut, USA - 12 May 1886, Millbury, Massachusetts, USA)

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

Roberts
flag  Ruth Barbara Roberts (18 October 1922, Putnam, Connecticut, USA - 8 December 2000, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Smith
flag  Wilfred Adelard Smith (1900, Putnam, Connecticut, USA - 1964, ) gravestone
 


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