Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA - Washington Ave. (about 1906)
Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA

Washington Ave. (about 1906)
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Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA - Soldiers Home and Hospital
Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA

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Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA - Chelsea Square
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Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
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Where is Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA? 

Chelsea, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
The area of Chelsea was first called Winnisimmet (meaning "good spring nearby") by the Massachusett tribe, which once lived there. It was settled in 1624 by Samuel Maverick, whose palisaded trading post is considered the first permanent settlement at Boston Harbor. In 1635, Maverick sold all of Winnisimmet, except for his house and farm, to Richard Bellingham. The community remained part of Boston until it was set off and incorporated in 1739, when it was named after Chelsea, a neighborhood in London, England.
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1624 - Chelsea founded
originally called Winnisimmet
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CHELSEA. [Population, 2,390. Incorporated, 1738.]

Chelsea (numbered 4) was formerly a part of Boston, and was called Romney's Marsh. Its Indian name was Winnesimet.

The inhabitants were chiefly gathered around the first church, on the road to Lynn, until the increase of Boston, .and the establishment of steam ferry-boats, induced many ...Read MORE...



News  1857 - DISASTROUS CONFLAGRATION IN CHELSEA - LOSS $50,000.
From the Boston Traveller.

Thursday night, the city of Chelsea was visited by one of the most destructive fires which has ever taken place there, and which resulted in a large loss of property.

At about 12 o'clock, fire was discovered issuing from a closet in a dwelling house, No. 162 Cedar...Read MORE...



1859
CHELSEA, a township in Suffolk co., in Massachusetts, 4 m. NE of Boston. Pop. 2,290.
A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
Added: 2/10/2014 7:03:10 PM - 1  Updated: 11/15/2014 8:57:17 AM - 1

Chelsea Massachusetts, 1890
CHELSEA is a beautiful and growing city in the northern part of Suffolk County, inhabited largely by people whose daily business is in Boston, — from whose several northern parts it is separated only by the waters of Chelsea Creek and the Mystic and Charles rivers, which here meet and mingle with...Read MORE...


News  1908 - BIG FIRE IN CHELSEA CHELSEA, MASS. SWEPT BY A GREAT CONFLAGRATION MANY HAVE TO FLEE FOR LIFE
Petroleum, Tarred Paper, Old Rags and a Gale Add Fury th(sic) Disaster - Ten Thousand Homeless.

Boston, April 13. - The greatest fire that has scourged any part of the metropolitan district in ten years devastated the manufacturing tenement and retail sections of Chelsea, burning over one square ...Read MORE...



News  1908 - WALL KILLS EIGHT. COLLAPSES, CRUSHING WORKMEN, AT CHELSEA, MASS. - 20 MORE INJURED.
Chelsea, Mass., Aug. 25. - A brick wall forty-five feet high collapsed today in Chelsea Square, burying beneath it some thirty workmen. Eight were killed outright or died in ambulances on the way to hospitals. Twenty others were injured, eleven of whom were taken to hospitals in a serious...Read MORE...


1916
Chelsea, a city of Suffolk CO., Mass., is a northeastern Suburb of Boston and is about 3 miles from the state-house, on the Boston and Maine R. It is separated from Charlestown (part of Boston) by the estuary of the Mystic River, and is bounded on the SE. by Chelsea Creek, which separates it from...Read MORE...



Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Allen
America/USA  Harry MacLean Allen (1 September 1884, Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA - 22 April 1961, Everett, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Baker
America/USA  Frank Louis Baker (8 October 1904, Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA - 27 January 1951, Brandenburg, Kentucky, USA) gravestone

Eldred
America/USA  John Eldred (17 August 1659, Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA - 17 September 1724, North Kingstown, Rhode Island, USA ) gravestone

Hood
America/USA  Henry A. Hood (1832, Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA - 13 June 1859, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA)

Samson
America/USA  Edwin Percival Samson (3 October 1866, Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA - 7 March 1940, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA) gravestone

Smith
America/USA  Jennie Caroline Smith (May 04, 1875, Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA - Dec 31, 1965, Wakefield, Massachusetts, USA)

Tucker
America/USA  Beatrice Tucker (April 26, 1919, Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA - July 22, 2013, Laconia, New Hampshire, USA)
 


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