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

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


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...


News  1887 - HORSE CAR ACCIDENT. A PANIC ON A STREET RAILWAY RESULTS FATALLY.
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...


News  1912 - WRECK ON BOSTON & MAINE.
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...



1916
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
Iowa
November 4, 1927
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Ancestors Who Were Born Here

We currently have information about 26 ancestors who were born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA.
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Ancestors Who Died Here


Archambault
America/USA  Dennis Archambault (25 December 1856, Rutland, Vermont, USA - 1 January 1942, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA)

Archambault (Archambeau)
America/USA  Arthur Dennis Archambault (Archambeau) (12 October 1886, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA - 29 August 1970, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA)

Ashey
World War II Soldier America/USA  Joseph John Ashey (12 March 1921, , Massachusetts, USA - 2 October 1990, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA)

Baril
immigrant - Canada to US   Esther Baril (1819, Saint-Cuthbert, Québec, Canada - , Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA)

Bastien dit Rocan
immigrant - Canada to US   Rosalie Delima Bastien dit Rocan (23 September 1855, Saint-Luc, Québec, Canada* - 14 January 1913, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA)

Cabana
immigrant - Canada to US   Delima (Delia) Cabana (18 July 1868, , Québec Province, Canada - 12 May 1904, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA)

Dube
America/USA  Edward J Dube (1 September 1929, Westminster, Massachusetts, USA - 8 January 2012, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA)

Gallagher
  Winfred Gallagher (28 December 1914, - 2 July 2002, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA)

Hall
America/USA  Edward E Hall (26 February 1851, Keene, New Hampshire, USA - 5 September 1902, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA)
 immigrant - Canada to US   Marie Julie Hall (7 June 1894, Tracadie, New Brunswick, Canada - 21 July 1968, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Hamiel (Amell)
Canada/New France  Philomene Hamiel (Amell) (3 January 1831, Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - 10 November 1901, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Malley
America/USA  Alice E Malley (13 April 1884, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA - 24 August 1970, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA)

Morin
immigrant - Canada to US   Alphonse Morin (August 1868, , Québec Province, Canada - 16 October 1927, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA)
America/USA  Lillian Morin (23 March 1891, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA - 15 June 1958, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA)
America/USA  Rosa M Morin (April 1898, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA - 1 November 1997, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA)

Moulton
America/USA  Joseph Carr Moulton (1 January 1824, Sandwich, New Hampshire, USA - 1 March 1914, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA)

Phaneuf
Canada/New France  Seraphine Phaneuf (22 October 1843, , Québec Province, Canada - 17 February 1918, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA)

Sheehan
America/USA  Marguerite Alice Sheehan (1889, , Massachusetts, USA - 1960, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA)

Swift
  George L. Swift (1842, - 21 May 1876, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA)

Thomas
 America/USA  Joseph Arthur (Turt) Thomas (2 October 1924, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA - 26 April 1983, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA)
immigrant - Canada to US   Joseph Augustin Thomas (15 March 1898, Tracadie, New Brunswick, Canada - 24 January 1982, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA)
America/USA  Mary Rose Anna Thomas (27 February 1926, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA - 2 April 1985, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA)

Walsh
America/USA  Frederick Edward Walsh (2 July 1876, Leominster, Massachusetts, USA - 29 March 1959, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA)
America/USA  James Henry Walsh (24 February 1889, Leominster, Massachusetts, USA - 1961, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA)
America/USA  Miriam Shanley Walsh (9 September 1916, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA - 17 March 1977, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA)
 


Ancestors Who Were Married Here


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

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

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

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

1888
Herbert H Lyons (abt. 1856 - ) & Sarah A Corcoran (23 August 1861 - )
married 9 February 1888

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

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

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

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

1946
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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