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Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA - Wallace Library and Art Museum
First Baptist Church (1906)
Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA

Wallace Library and Art Museum
First Baptist Church (1906)


Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA - Prospect Street looking North (1911)
Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA

Prospect Street looking North (1911)

Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA - Fitchburg State Normal School (1915)
Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA

Fitchburg State Normal School (1915)

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Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA
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Where is Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA? 

Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Fitchburg was first settled in 1730 as part of Lunenburg, and was officially set apart from that township and incorporated in 1764. It is named for John Fitch, a settler. In July 1748, during the French and Indian War, Fitch and his family, living in this isolated spot, were abducted to Canada by Native Americans, but returned the next year.

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4. FITCHBURG. [Pop. 2,604. Inc. 1764.]
Fitchburg, originally a part of Lunenburg, and including a part of Ashby, was probably named after John Fitch, one of its own citizens at the time of its incorporation.

This and the whole of Lunenburg were at first called Turkey Hills, in consequence of the great number of wild turkeys...Read MORE...

1848 - Fitchburg
This town was originally a part of the town of Lunenburg, and wholly included in the grant made to the proprietors of Turkey Hill. It was incorporated a town in 1764. A part of Fitchburg, to the north, was cut off in the year 1767, to aid in forming the town of Ashby. What the Indian name given to...Read MORE...

Beautiful Fitchburg, MA Postcards From the Past

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News  1854 - The Destructive Gate - Its Effects at the East.
...In Fitchburg, the large brick engine-house, belonging to the Fitchburg and Worcester Railroad Company, was blown over with a tremendous crash, a portion of the brick work staving through the gas building adjoining, demolishing the gasometer, causing the gas to escape so that it will be...Read MORE...

Fitchburg, Mass., July 5. - (Special Telegram to the Bee) -- A terrible accident occurred yesterday afternoon of the Fitchburg horse railroad in which one woman was killed and two more passengers received injuries which will probably prove fatal, while several others were badly hurt. The car left...Read MORE...

News  1889 - A Narrow Escape.
George E. Hayward narrowly escaped being crushed by the falling of a gravel roof about 6 p.m., Friday. The wooden ell of the brick building, 337 and 339 Main street, had been removed, except the roof, which had been left to shelter the sheathing of the new brick ell in process of erection. Mr....Read MORE...

Fitchburg Massachusetts, 1890
FITCHBURG is a flourishing manufacturing city, the semi-capital of Worcester County, situated in its northeasterly section, 50 miles from Boston by the Fitchburg Railroad.

This road, by a northward curve in the town, following nearly the curve of the Nashua River, connects with the four...Read MORE...

News  1893 - Fire
Fire caught on W. A. Garno's boiler and engine house, probably from the furnace, about 9 p. m., Saturday, and an alarm was rung in from Box 37, to which Hose 4 responded so promptly that the damage was confined to burning off the roof of the engine house, a temporary structure, burning the main...Read MORE...

Two Killed When Engine and Train Have a Collision.

FITCHBURG, Mass., Nov. 16. - One railroad employe[sic] was killed, another probably fatally injured, and six passengers slightly hurt when passenger train No. 2 from Rotterdam, N. Y., for Boston, over the Fitchburg Division of the Boston & Maine ...Read MORE...

Fitchburg, a city and one of the capitals of Worcester co. Mass., on the Nashua River, 50 miles WNW. of Boston, and on the Boston and Maine and the New York, New Haven and Hartford Rs. It contains numerous paper-mills and has important manufactures of edge-tools, chairs, ginghams, worsteds, cotton...Read MORE...

News  1927 - Flood
...A railroad accident was averted at Fitchburg, Mass., early today when police flagged a Boston and Main train after discovering a washout...
The Oelwein Daily Register
November 4, 1927
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Ancestors Who Were Born Here

We currently have information about 32 ancestors who were born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA.
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Ancestors Who Died Here

We currently have information about 28 ancestors who died in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA.
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Ancestors Who Were Married Here

Patrick Walsh (abt. 1821 - 30 December 1893) & Mary Ann Crossen (Crossin) (abt. 1821 - 29 February 1873)
married 23 May 1850

Michael Thompson (abt. 1833 - ) & Mary Walsh (abt. 1827 - 31 December 1899)
married 29 July 1855

Patrick Walsh (abt. 1821 - 30 December 1893) & Maria Shanley (abt. 1840 - abt. 1918)
married 22 August 1874

John W Walsh (1860 - 12 August 1887) & Emma F Corbett (abt. 1862 - )
married 26 November 1884

Herbert H Lyons (18 September 1855 - 6 May 1908) & Sarah A Corcoran (23 August 1861 - 26 December 1916)
married 9 February 1888

David B Walsh (20 August 1880 - 7 December 1908) & Mary Stella Gorman (abt. 1875 - )
married 7 November 1904

Frederick Edward Walsh (2 July 1876 - 29 March 1959) & Alice E Malley (13 April 1884 - 24 August 1970)
married 29 January 1907

James Henry Walsh (24 February 1889 - 1961) & Marguerite Alice Sheehan (1889 - 1960)
married 16 July 1917

Arthur Dennis Archambault (Archambeau) (12 October 1886 - 29 August 1970) & Lillian Morin (23 March 1891 - 15 June 1958)
married 18 August 1919

Joe Crowley Persons (2 April 1921 - 5 March 2003) & Rita Mary Thomas (17 June 1927 - 28 April 2006)
married 2 March 1946

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