Burlington, Vermont, USA - Battery Park, Burlington, Vt. with Lake Champlain at Left
Burlington, Vermont, USA

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Burlington, Vermont, USA
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Where is Burlington, Vermont, USA? 

Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont, USA
Burlington, with a population of 38,889 at the 2000 census, is the largest city in the U.S. state of Vermont and the shire town (county seat) of Chittenden County. The city is the hub of one of the nation's smaller metropolitan areas, and is also the smallest U.S. city to be the largest city in its state. The urbanized area consists of the cities of Burlington, South Burlington, and Winooski; the towns of Colchester, Essex, and Williston; and the village of Essex Junction.
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1763 - Burlington, Vermont founded

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News  1831 - Counterfeit Notes
The Burlington, (Vermont,) Sentinel cautions the public against counterfeit 100 dollar notes of the Bank of the United States, payable at the office in Burlington, which are in circulation. The engraving, filling up, and signature are all very close imitations of the genuine note.
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Baltimore Patriot
Baltimore, Maryland
March 21, 1831
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January 25, 1837 - At 7 PM a display of the Northern Lights danced above Burlington, VT.
Its light was equal to the full moon. Snow and other objects reflecting the light were deeply tinged with a blood red hue. Blue, yellow and white streamers were also noted.
The Weather Channel
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1846 - First steam-heated factory was the Burlington Woolen Company in 1846.

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1849 Burlington
Chittenden Co. This is the chief town in the county. It is delightfully situated upon the tongue of land formed by the confluence of the Winooski River with Lake Champlain. This is the most important town in Vermont. It lies in lat. 44° 27' N., and in lon. 73° 15' W.

The surface of the township...Read MORE...



News  1852 - Fire at Burlington, Vt.
BURLINGTON, Monday, Oct. 25. A fire broke out here at 12 o'clock last night, destroying Weaver's clothing store, Barrow's dry goods store, Stephens & Durkee's drug store, and S. M. Weed's dwelling. It is supposed to have been the work of an incendiary.
The New York Times
New York, New York
October 26, 1852
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News  1854 - Fire at Burlington
Boston, Tuesday, Jan.3.

The Steam Saw Mill, Machine Shop, and Iron Foundry owned by Henry Symonds, at Burlington, Vt., was yesterday morning destroyed by fire, together with an adjoining dwelling-house.

The New York Times
New York, New York
January 4, 1854
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News  1858 - Ethan Allen's Remains
There has been considerable excitement in Burlington, Vermont, for a few days past, on the subject of the removal of the remains of Gen. Ethan Allen. The ceremonies of laying the corner-stone of the monument ordered by the State have been deferred, and the authorities of the town and the committee...Read MORE...


1859
BURLINGTON, the cap. of Chittenden co., in the state of Vermont, U.S.; 40 m. NW of Montpelier; 80 m. SSE of Montreal; 82 m. SE of Plattsburg; in N lat 44 27. Pop. in 1830, 3,525; in 1840, 4271. It is finely situated on a bay on the E side of Lake Champlain. The lake is here 10 m. wide; and on the...Read MORE...


News  1867 Railroad Accident in Vermont-Train Intentionally Thrown front the Track.
BURLINGTON, Vt., Friday, Aug. 2. The 10 P.M. express train of the Rutland and Burlington Railroad was thrown down an embankment and badly smashed up ten miles south of this city last night, by ties mahciously[sic] placed across the track and in the cattle guard. The train was behind time and...Read MORE...


News  1868 - The city of Burlington, Vermont, has about doubled its population in eight years, and is now claimed to be the third lumber market in the United States.

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Cincinnati Daily Enquirer
Cincinnati, Ohio
June 29, 1868
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News  1868 - Making Shoe Pegs
The largest manufactory of shoe pegs in this country is said to be at Burlington, Vermont, where one factory is accustomed to transform every day four cords of wood into four hundred bushels of shoe pegs.
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Idaho Statesman
Idaho
December 12, 1868
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1869 - December 27 - A post Christmas storm in New York and Vermont produced record storm totals of 30 inches at Burlington, VT, and 39 inches at Montpelier VT. A public emergency was declared in Vermont.

WeatherForYou.com
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News  1882 - WORK OF A SEVERE GALE.
BURLINGTON, Vt., Jan. 27. - At 7 o'clock this morning this city was visited by the severest gale for many years, doing great damage to property. One wall of the Burlington and Lamville Railroad depot, a lofty brick building, was blown in and the roof blown off. The roofs were also blown off two...Read MORE...


News  1895 - LOSSES BY FIRE.
Burlington, Vt., March 19. - Booth's planing mill and shops, the Baldwin Refrigerator Company's factory, the Vermont Shade Roller factory, and all their storage buildings, &c., burned; loss, $250,000; insurance, $125,000.
The New York Times
New York, New York
March 20, 1895
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News  1900 - LOSSES BY FIRE.
BURLINGTON, Vt., April 16. - Fire to-day caused a loss of $20,000 to Spaulding, Kimball & Co.'s wholesale grocery and destroyed a warehouse of the Burlington Grocery Company. The loss on the latter was $35,000.
The New York Times
New York, New York
April 17, 1900
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1903 - First person to cross the entire United States by automobile was Dr. H. Nelson Jackson, a Burlington physician, who traveled from San Francisco to New York City in 1903.

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1916
Burlington, a port of entry, the most populous city of Vermont, and the capital of Chittenden co., is finely situated on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain, about 1 mile W. of the Winooski River, 40 miles WNW. of Montpelier, and 80 miles by water N. of Whitehall. Lat. 44° 29' N. ; Lon. 73° 15' W....Read MORE...


News  1922 - NEWS OF STATE What Is Going On in and About Old Vermont FACTORY DAMAGED BY FIRE Estimated Loss Not Yet Known
The Burlington fire department responded Saturday morning to an alarm from box 56, at the junction of South Union and Howard st., sent in because of a blaze in the factory of Henry Johnson and Lord in the rear of 204 Howard st. Four lines of hose were used in extinguishing the fire and the Seagrave ...Read MORE...


News  1944 - August 11 - The temperature at Burlington, VT, soared to an all-time record high of 101 degrees.

The Weather Channel
August 11, 1944
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1954 - September 26 - WCAX TV channel 3 in Burlington, VT (CBS) begins broadcasting

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1978 - First Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream store opened in Burlington.

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Ancestors Who Were Born Here

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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1834
Pierre (Peter) Tetr(e)ault (Rowe) (approx. 4 April 1802 - 30 July 1894) & Betsie (Betsey) (Elizabeth) Cross (Lacroix) (Couvillon) (12 May 1816 - 20 February 1879)
married 13 November 1834

1835
François Xavier (Francis) Quevillon Lacroix Cross (16 February 1812 - aft. 1884) & Lise Henry ( - )
married 14 January 1835

1841
Paul-Hyppolite Couvillon (Quevillon dit Lacroix / Cross) (24 July 1814 - 19 January 1895) & Celia Sarah Guyette (abt. 1822 - 22 February 1907)
married 2 October 1841

1860
Louis Potvin (abt. 1832 - 20 August 1912) & Julia A Tetreault (Rowe) (1838 - 7 April 1920)
married 7 January 1860

1863
Pierre Henri Vincent (abt. 1836 - 16 May 1880) & Mary Tetr(e)ault (Rowe) (18 January 1840 - 8 January 1888)
married 26 January 1863

1873
Antoine Cross (1848 - 1927) & Priscilla Vidal (1848 - 1930)
married 29 December 1873

1875
Solomon Francis (25 November 1856 - 24 June 1936) & Delia Mary Louisa Browe (17 January 1856 - 3 January 1930)
married 3 August 1875

1877
Peter Joseph Browe (Breault) (3 May 1852 - 6 August 1931) & Elizabeth (Libby) Rowe (Tetr(e)ault) (26 August 1854 - 18 July 1910)
married 1 January 1877
Louis N Shepard (February 1853 - ) & Alphonsine Effigene "Effie" Browe (1 August 1859 - 9 April 1936)
married 8 October 1877

1885
George J Gosselin (abt. 1860 - ) & Minnie J Brough (September 1865 - )
married 24 April 1885

1889
Edward Lemieux (23 November 1870 - 11 April 1947) & Matilda Dumas (2 May 1872 - 20 July 1964)
married 12 May 1889

1896
Athanase-Alva-"Thomas" Menard (8 May 1871 - 30 September 1951) & Caroline-Louisa-"Carrie" Bomhower (29 January 1875 - 16 September 1950)
married 15 December 1896

1899
Francis Armand (Frank) Pratt (19 March 1879 - 14 March 1942) & Emma Bushey (6 March 1882 - 1939)
married 16 October 1899

1901
John D Sullivan (abt. 1865 - ) & Martha L Browe (21 July 1863 - 30 December 1918)
married 18 February 1901

1902
George Nathaniel Browe (30 March 1880 - 7 June 1963) & Anna Christine Flynn (1 March 1878 - 1 October 1965)
married 31 May 1902

1915
Victor George Bean (27 April 1893 - 9 December 1971) & Aurea (Orea) Mary Angers (20 November 1896 - 22 April 1993)
married 24 October 1915
John Paul Browe (25 November 1888 - 9 March 1931) & Delia Albertine Beaudin (21 November 1890 - 1 March 1973)
married 16 August 1915

1918
Albert Arthur Hebert (abt. 1898 - ) & Bessie Charlotte Bean (26 July 1895 - 16 April 1974)
married 28 May 1918
Frank Merion Jones ( - ) & Ruth Thelma Lucy Bombard (23 March 1895 - 24 December 1929)
married 24 May 1918

1919
Richard Lemieux (3 July 1901 - 23 January 1980) & Eva Pratt (10 April 1903 - 19 November 1997)
married 22 December 1919

1924
Harold Francis Browe (5 April 1903 - 1961) & Evelyn Alice Martell ( - )
married 12 May 1924

1945
Hercules Mesick (May 22, 1913 - June 20, 1993) & Doris Mae Corcoran (May 2,1929 - August 9,1994)
married 27 October 1945
Wilfred Lawrence Lemieux (12 May 1924 - 31 October 1986) & Lucille Marie Cote (5 June 1924 - 25 February 2006)
married 17 May 1945
 




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