Binghamton, New York, USA - Court Street looking East, Binghamton, N.Y.
Binghamton, New York, USA

Court Street looking East, Binghamton, N.Y.
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Binghamton, New York, USA - Front Street, Binghamton, N.Y.
Binghamton, New York, USA

Front Street, Binghamton, N.Y.
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Binghamton, New York, USA - Chenango St., Looking North By Night, Binghamton, New York
Binghamton, New York, USA

Chenango St., Looking North By Night, Binghamton, New York
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Binghamton, New York, USA
People, Pictures and News From the Past

Where is Binghamton, New York, USA? 

Binghamton, Broome, New York, USA
The city was named after William Bingham, a wealthy Philadelphian who bought the 10,000 acre patent for the land in 1786, then consisting of portions of the towns of Union and Chenango. Joshua Whitney, Jr., Bingham's land agent, chose land at the junction of the Chenango and Susquehanna Rivers to develop a settlement, then named Chenango Point, and helped build its roads and erect the first bridge. Significant agricultural growth led to the incorporation of the village of Binghamton in 1834...wikipedia


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News  1870 - THE INEBRIATE ASYLUM FIRE. THE REAR BUILDING BURNED - THE MAIN EDIFICE UNINJURED - LOSS $75,000 - SCENES AND INCIDENTS.
From the Binghamton Republican, March 5.
At between 11 and 12 o'clock last night, a fire caught in the rear of the New York State Inebriate Asylum, and in three quarters of an hour the entire rear building - directly connected with the main building, but not part of it - was wholly destroyed. By...Read MORE...



News  1871 - January 3 - Oleomargarine patented by Henry Bradley, Binghamton, NY

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January 3, 1871
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News  1892 - Train Wreck
Binghamton Fatal Railroad Accident

One man was killed and six others were seriously injured in a wreck which occurred on the Erie Railway, about a mile west of this city, October 6. A crew was engaged in switching cars in the west end of the company's yards, when the engine was derailed. A...Read MORE...



News  1910 - INJURIES PROVED FATAL Howard R. Whaley, D., L. & W. Fireman Died at Hospital of the Good Shepherd.
HOWARD R. WHALEY, 23 years old, of 507 South Wilbur avenue, died at the Hospital of the Good Shepherd at [illegible] o'clock this morning of injuries received by falling from an engine in the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western railroad yards at Binghamton on Monday. Whaley, who was employed by the...Read MORE...


News  1913 - 50 GIRLS DIE AS FACTORY IS BURNED. SCORE MORTALLY HURT IN HOSPITALS. DIG RUINS FOR BODIES. WHEN ALARM RUNG THOUGHT IT FIRE DRILL; BURNING WALLS COLLAPSE.
VICTIMS HURLED TO DEATH WHILE SPECTATORS ARE HELPLESS - PITIFUL SCENES AS RELATIVES SEEK LOVED ONES.

Binghamton, N. Y., July 23 - Thousands came from surrounding towns and villages today and watched the grewsome work of searching for bodies in the ruins of the factory fire, the biggest disaster...Read MORE...



1916
Binghamton, a city, the capital of Broome co., N.T., is pleasantly situated on the Susquehanna River where it is joined by the Chenango, and is on the Erie, the Lackawanna and the Delaware and Hudson Rs.. 215 miles NW. of New York and 80 miles S. by E. of Syracuse. It is the seat of several...Read MORE...


1924 - Binghamton
The township of Binghamton lies in the southen tier of Broome county, and was originally included in the territory now known as Dickinson, with some small part of the present city limits. The records show that an act was passed by the board of supervisors of Broome county on the 3d of December,...Read MORE...


News  1933 - 14 KILLED, 100 HURT AS ERIE MILK TRAIN SMASHES REAR OF TRAIN NO. 8 AT BINGHAMTON.
FEDERAL, STATE, COUNTY AND RAILROAD OFFICIALS INVESTIGATE FIRST ERIE WRECK CLAIMING LIVES IN YEARS - WOODRUFF DECLARES ENGINEER KING OF FREIGHT ADMITS KNOWING TRACK NOT CLEAR - WOODEN COACH SMASHED.

Binghamton, Sept. 6 (AP) - Fourteen persons were killed and more than 100 injured on the eastern...Read MORE...



News  1941 - THREE DIE IN PLANE CRASH.
Binghamton, N.Y. - DAN McNALLY, a Baltimore evangelist, his wife and four-year-old daughter, KITTY were killed when their private airplane crashed at Tri-Cities airport and burst into flames on a takeoff.
Coroner S. C. McManis said the plane lost speed and nosed down at the end of the runway. The...Read MORE...



1949 - December 1 - WBNG TV channel 12 in Binghamton, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting

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1972 - Hurricane Agnes
"In June 1972, Hurricane Agnes hit the East Coast with a monstrous and devastating force, bringing a deluge across multiple states and slamming four counties in the Southern Tier: Steuben, Chemung, Tioga, and Broome. Dozens died and property damage ran into the millions as Corning, Elmira, Owego,...Read MORE...



Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Bernier
America/USA  Outterson George Bernier (July 3, 1895, Binghamton, New York, USA - January 26, 1956, Odessa, Texas)

Brownell
America/USA  Cyrus Jessie Brownell (07 August 1871, Binghamton, New York, USA - 23 March 1937, Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA)

Dundon
World War II Soldier America/USA  John Joseph Dundon (9 March 1925, Binghamton, New York, USA - 8 April 1945, , Italy) gravestone

Gregory
America/USA  Roberta Marie Gregory (25 February 1926, Binghamton, New York, USA - March 1992, , New York, USA)

Sales
America/USA  Elizabeth Jane "Betty" Sales (13 May 1921, Binghamton, New York, USA - 9 July 2002, )
 


Ancestors Who Died Here


Blessing
 America/USA  Marie Wilhelmina Blessing (25 August 1871, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - 28 February 1940, Binghamton, New York, USA) gravestone

Bourgarde
 America/USA  Anna May Bourgarde (1 May 1905, , New York, USA - 21 February 1948, Binghamton, New York, USA)
 America/USA  Edith Marie Bourgarde (11 September 1897, Colesville, New York, USA - 14 June 1973, Binghamton, New York, USA) gravestone
 America/USA  Francis Joseph Bourgarde (26 September 1871, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - 17 September 1958, Binghamton, New York, USA) gravestone

Drachler
 America/USA  Ann Marie Drachler (24 May 1927, Greene, New York, USA - 5 May 2013, Binghamton, New York, USA) gravestone

English
 America/USA  Peter Clark English (24 June 1926, Greene, New York, USA - 24 August 2009, Binghamton, New York, USA) gravestone

Scott
America/USA  Marie Scott (25 November 1938, Corning, New York, USA - 30 October 1990, Binghamton, New York, USA)

Senick
America/USA  Jules Senick (1904, , Pennsylvania, USA - 1956?, Binghamton, New York, USA)
 


Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1922
Niles Bourgarde Merritt (17 November 1900 - 1966) & Ellen M Kolb (15 May 1902 - 14 July 2005)
married 24 June 1922

1944
John Joseph Dundon (9 March 1925 - 8 April 1945) & Roberta Marie Gregory (25 February 1926 - March 1992)
married 30 August 1944
 




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