Leominster, Massachusetts, USA - Monument Square
Leominster, Massachusetts, USA

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Leominster, Massachusetts, USA - Town Hall
Leominster, Massachusetts, USA

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Leominster, Massachusetts, USA - Wachusett Shirt Company
Leominster, Massachusetts, USA

Wachusett Shirt Company

"...Leominster's shirt-making industry, which included F.A. Whitney's Wachusett Shirt Company, was even the subject of a poem, 'Song for a Leominster... Read MORE...

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Leominster, Massachusetts, USA
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Where is Leominster, Massachusetts, USA? 

Leominster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
European settlers began arriving in the mid 17th century and in 1653, the area of Leominster was first founded as part of the town of Lancaster...

By 1737, the area of Leominster had gained enough residents to be incorporated as a separate town. The town of Leominster was officially incorporated on July 4, 1740.wikipedia


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10. LEOMINSTER. [Pop. 2,019. Inc. 1740.]
Leominster was once a part of Lancaster,

The soil is good, and watered by a branch of the Nashua.

The inhabitants are mostly farmers, but large quantities of paper and combs are manufactured here.

Distance from Worcester, 7 miles; from Boston, 41...Read MORE...



1848 - Leominster
This town was taken from Lancaster, and was part of what was called "Lancaster New Grant.” It was incorporated in 1740.

The church here was embodied in 1743, and Rev. John Rogers was ordained their pastor. On account of difference of opinion between him and his people about some minor doctrjnal...Read MORE...



News  1869 - Not an Ordinary Church Service
During the morning service at the Unitarian Church, in Leominster, Mass., on a recent Sunday, a lady went into a fit. Two other ladies immediately fainted, and before these were all disposed of, a message came to Mrs. Wm. H. Locke, that her father, Mr. Stevenson, who lived in Lancaster, had...Read MORE...


Leominster Massachusetts, 1890
Leominster is a pleasant and flourishing town in the northeast part of Worcester County, 46 miles northwest of Boston on the Fitchburg Railroad. The station on this road is North Leominster. A branch of the Old Colony Railroad runs through the town, having stations at Gate's Crossing, Leominster...Read MORE...


News  1903 - LEOMINSTER’S BIG FRIGHT. A $60,000 Fire Loss and One Death by Accident in Smoke.
Leominster, Mass., May 13 – Eight buildings on fire at one time and the town threatened with destruction, gave the townspeople such a scare, this afternoon, as they never had before. Property valued at $60,000 was destroyed, one life was lost and many firemen sustained slight injuries.

Just...Read MORE...



1916
Leominster, lem'in-ster, a banking post-village of Worcester co., Mass., in Leominster township (town), on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 54 miles WNW. of Boston. It has manufactures of combs, paper, pianos, buttons, jewelry, and toys. The town is drained by the Nashua River. Pop. of the...Read MORE...


News  1931 - Garage Annex Is Blown Into Nashua River
LEOMINSTER, April 27 - A two-stall addition to Hartwell's garage near the Main street bridge in North Leominster, was blown into the Nashua river this forenoon. The addition had just been completed. The loss is estimated at $300.

Two large elm trees on Central street, near the plant of the...Read MORE...




Ancestors Who Were Born Here

We currently have information about 52 ancestors who were born in Leominster, Massachusetts, USA.
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Ancestors Who Died Here

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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1767
James Joslin (31 July 1747 - 12 June 1824) & Mary Darby (29 April 1744 - 29 April 1794)
married 8 January 1767

1774
Benjamin Darby (24 September 1747 - 15 January 1817) & Rebecca Hart (17 March 1754 - 18 January 1827)
married 11 December 1774

1778
Simon Darby (15 October 1753 - 14 April 1812) & Sarah Knight (24 April 1753 - 29 November 1820)
married 3 March 1778

1806
Deliverance Darby (27 December 1748 - 13 December 1823) & Susannah Bowers (3 November 1762 - 27 January 1823)
married 5 January 1806

1863
John Walsh (abt. 1820 - 28 September 1902) & Hannah Donnelly (abt. 1836 - 30 May 1899)
married 28 November 1863
Patrick Holland (abt. 1823 - ) & Elizabeth Walsh (February 1824 - 11 January 1911)
married 11 April 1863

1887
James H Walsh (25 July 1862 - 24 June 1943) & Lillie E Quinn (abt. 1862 - )
married 6 January 1887

1889
Alphonse Morin (August 1868 - 16 October 1927) & Delima (Delia) Cabana (18 July 1868 - 12 May 1904)
married 14 October 1889

1918
Joseph George Ashey (Ache) (Hache) (13 August 1895 - 23 September 1964) & Marie Lisette (Louise) Thomas (20 January 1894 - 23 April 1945)
married 23 September 1918
 




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