Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - Lincoln Park at Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester, Mass.
Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Lincoln Park at Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester, Mass.
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Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - J. J. Newberry Co. newly enlarged super store. 10-20 Front Street Worcester, Mass.
Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

J. J. Newberry Co. newly enlarged super store. 10-20 Front Street Worcester, Mass.
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Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - The Sheraton Hotel. Worcester, Mass.
Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

The Sheraton Hotel. Worcester, Mass.
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Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - White City from Bridge. Worcester, Mass.
Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

White City from Bridge. Worcester, Mass.
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Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - Lake Quinsigamond
Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Lake Quinsigamond
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Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - The Common
Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

The Common
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Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - J. W. Bishop Company General Contractors
Offices
345 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y.
683 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, Mass.
417 Butler Exchange, Providence, R. I.
107-109 Foster Street, Worcester, Mass.

MILLS AT WORCESTER, MASS.

New Bedford ... directory : of the inhabitants, business firms, institutions, streets, societies (1908) Author: W.A. Greenough & Co Volume: 1908 Publisher: Boston : W.A. Greenough & Co.
Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

J. W. Bishop Company General Contractors
Offices
345 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y.
683 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, Mass.
417 Butler Exchange, Providence, R. I.
107-109 Foster Street, Worcester, Mass.

MILLS AT WORCESTER, MASS.

New Bedford ... directory : of the inhabitants, business firms, institutions, streets, societies (1908) Author: W.A. Greenough & Co Volume: 1908 Publisher: Boston : W.A. Greenough & Co.
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Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - Howard Bros. Mfg. Co.
Manufacturers of Card Clothing
Nos. 44 and 46 Vine Street, Worcester, Mass.

New Bedford ... directory : of the inhabitants, business firms, institutions, streets, societies (1908) Author: W.A. Greenough & Co Volume: 1908 Publisher: Boston : W.A. Greenough & Co.
Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Howard Bros. Mfg. Co.
Manufacturers of Card Clothing
Nos. 44 and 46 Vine Street, Worcester, Mass.

New Bedford ... directory : of the inhabitants, business firms, institutions, streets, societies (1908) Author: W.A. Greenough & Co Volume: 1908 Publisher: Boston : W.A. Greenough & Co.
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Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - Union Station
Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Union Station
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Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - Worcester Mass. Main St. North about 1914
Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Worcester Mass. Main St. North about 1914
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Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
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Where is Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA?  Worcester was first settled by the English in 1673,along the Upper Boston Post Road. The modest settlement of six or seven houses was burned to the ground during King Philip's War on December 2, 1675, when settlers were either killed or driven off. The town was subsequently resettled and was incorporated in 1684. On September 10 of that year, Daniel Gookin and others petitioned to have the town's name officially changed from Quinsigamond to Worcester. However, its inhabitants were still vulnerable to attack, and some, such as Samuel Leonardson Jr., were taken hostage by natives during the 1690s. When Queen Anne's War started in 1702, the town was again abandoned by its English inhabitants except for Diggory Sargent. Sargent was later tomahawked, as was his wife, who was too weak to make the journey on foot to Canada. Their children were taken to Canada and survived.

In 1713, Worcester was resettled for the third time, permanently, by Jonas Rice (1673–1753). Jonas Rice held many offices and was selected as a judge in the Court of Common Pleas for Worcester County. His farm was located atop Union Hill and a commemorative Massachusetts Tercentenary historic marker stands as a reminder where Plantation St. and Massasoit Rd. intersect.

Named after the historic city of Worcester, England, Worcester was incorporated as a town on June 14, 1722 and chartered as a city on February 29, 1848. wikipedia

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General Henry Knox and his troops passed through here in the winter of 1775-76 with a load of 59 cannons pulled by teams of oxen.
The cannons were captured from the British at Fort Ticonderoga and Crown Point. They were transported from Lake Champlain to Dorchester Heights, Massachusetts and used by George Washington's army on March 17, 1776 (Evacuation Day) to free Boston from British control during the American Revolutionar...Read MORE...


1789 - First American Novel
The first American novel, William Hill Brown's The Power of Sympathy,
published in Worcester.

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Printed at Boston by Isaiah Thomas and Company. Sold at their bookstore, no. 45, Newbury Street. And at said Thomas's b...
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1838 - Fire at Worcester.
A fire broke out in the vicinity of School street, in Worcester, about 1 o'clock on Wednesday morning, which destroyed a large block of dwellings, brick machine factory, belonging to T. W. Paine, Esq. and the extensive stable of Messrs. Burt and Billings. All but the stables were insured. We have no...Read MORE...


1839 - December 28 - The third storm in two weeks hit the northeastern U.S. It brought two more feet of snow to Hartford, CT, and Worcester, MA. Whole gales swept the coast causing many wrecks.

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1840 - Typewriter Invented
The typewriter was invented by Charles Thurber in Worcester.

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In 1857, when he was still living in Worcester, Massachusetts, [Charles] Thurber patented a “Calligraph”, and then in 1860, after he had moved to Brookly...
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1. WORCESTER. [Pop. 7,497. Inc. 1684.]
Worcester was called Quinsigamond by the Indians, who joined with Philip against the colonists in the bloody war of 1675.

In 1701, Worcester was deserted by the inhabitants, through fear \ of the Indians.

In 1786, Worcester was disturbed by the insurrection of Daniel Shays, to supp...
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1845 - A Horrible Death
We learn from the Worcester (Mass.) Transcript, that Mr. ASA MASON, manufacturer of tacks and brads, while adjusting his machinery, was caught by the skirts of his coat by the belt, and drawn up backwards over the shaft, between which and the ceiling there was only a space of 18 inches and was throw...Read MORE...


1848 - Worcester
WORCESTER was incorporated in 1684, but in consequence of Indian hostilities the first town meeting was not held till 1722. This part of the country was called by the Indians Quinsigamond, that being the name of a large pond on the eastern border of the town. The central situation of this town both ...Read MORE...


1850 - Women's Rights Convention
First National Women's Rights Convention held in Worcester

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The woman's rights movement began at Seneca Falls in 1848. That meeting spurred interest in forming a national movement.

In May of 1850, women from the Seneca Fal...
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1853 - January 21 - Envelope-folding machine patented by Russell Hawes, Worcester, Mass

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1854 - March 17 - 1st park land purchased by a US city, Worcester, Mass

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1855 - October 09 - Joshua Stoddard of Worcester, Mass patents 1st calliope

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1855 - CATASTROPHE BY FIRE.
The Cordasville Manufactory, near Worcester, Massachusetts, was burned on the 1st inst. There were between eighty and one hundred operatives in the Factory, and so rapid was the flames, that all egress was cut off, and the only alternative was to jump from the windows or be burnt to death.

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1871 - Revolver Maker Leaves Large Fortune
Ethan Allen, who recently died in Worcester, Mass., at the age of sixty-four, preceded Colt in the manufacture of revolvers. One of his earliest inventions was the "pepper-box revolver," produced in 1845. He leaves a large fortune.
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Saint Joseph, Michigan
January 28, 1871
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1871 - Mary's Little Lamb
The Worcester Gazette has become nauseated by the many recent effusions concerning "Mary's Little Lamb," and disposes of the animal in this way:

"Mary had a little lamb,"
We've heard it o'er and o'er,
Until that little lamb's become
A perfect little bore!

So I propose there shall be dug
A...
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1872 - A Singular Law Suit.
The proprietors of the Rural Cemetery at Worcester, Massachusetts, have brought suit against a company engaged in the manufacture of chemicals, about 400 feet distant from the cemetery. It is claimed that the fumes of coppers thrown off by the works injure the marble monuments and headstones in the ...Read MORE...


1876 - THE MAD WATERS. Giving Way of the Dam at Worcester, Mass. A GRAPHIC SKETCH OF THE SCENE.
WORCESTER, March 30. - Later advices from the broken dam are of a more assuring character. Large tree trunks, bales of hay and loads of dirt are being thrown into the gap and the rush of water is lessened. Channels to connect the reservoir with a stream to the eastward are being dug with haste. Wate...Read MORE...


1884 - Horse Led to Chapel
Some students in the Industrial institute at Worcester, Massachusetts, recently led a horse up two flights of stairs to the chapel. Twenty-eight members or the classes have been suspended for refusing to confess the details.
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Belleville, Kansas
November 27, 1884
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1889 - A NARROW ESCAPE.
Fred Shaw, the swan boat man, had a narrow escape from drowning at the lake yesterday. He went out after lilies, and, while busily engaged in his work made a misstep and fell into the lake, where the water is about seven feet deep and the mud is of unknown depth. He found the bottom of the water and...Read MORE...


Worcester Massachusetts, 1890
WORCESTER, the capital of Worcester County, is an enterprising mercantile and manufacturing city 44 miles west-by-southwest of Boston, 43 miles northwest of Providence, and 53 miles northeast-by-east of Springfield. Its latitude is 42° 16´ 17´´ north, and its longitude 71° 48´ 13´´ west. The city is...Read MORE...


1892 - It is stated that the Washburn and Moen Manufacturing Company, of Worcester, Massachusetts, is making absolutely perfect diamond dies producing copper wire as fine as two one-thousandths of an inch, by a special process.

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February 12, 1892
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1896 - Train Accident
BODY IDENTIFIED.
Remains of Man Killed at Southgate Crossing Friday Those of H. Lyons.
The body of the man who was killed at the Southgate crossing on the Norwich and Worcester railroad Friday afternoon, and in whose possession were found a peddler’s license bearing the name of John B. McCarthy of...
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1900 - A Millionaire of Worchester, Massachusetts Is Missing.
New York, May 16. - Chas. A Richardson, a millionaire manufacturer of Worcester, Massachusetts has been missing for five weeks. The police have searched for him everywhere without success. The story of his disappearance was made public Tuesday.

Richardson came here early in April and put up at th...
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1901 - TROLLEY DEAL IN CONNECTICUT: New Haven Road Purchases the Webster and Worcester System.
NEW HAVEN, Jan. 12 - The New Haven Road has just purchased through the People's Tramway Company of Danielson, Conn., the Webster and Worcester Street Railway Company.

The purchase gives to the People's Tramway Company control of the trolley lines from Danielson, Conn., to Worcester, a distance ...
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1902 - A Massachusetts Man's Big Luck - Gate Tender on a Railroad to Get a Large Slice.
The Times Special Service.
WORCESTER, Mass., Saturday, June 7. - Family records expected daily from the parish priest at Lanoraie in Quebec are expected to establish the claim of Joseph A. Demars, a gate tender of the Boston & Albany Railroad to a share of the $8,000,000 which has been in possessio...
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1904 - Fireworks Explode in Store - Panic-Stricken Women and Children Rescued from Cellar of Burning Building
Special to The New York Times.

WORCESTER, Mass., July 2. — Accidentally stepping on a bomb-jack, a large torpedo, Albert Childs, a clerk of the Nelson Five and Ten Cent Store, 526 and 528 Main Street, started a fire at 6:30 o'clock to-night which caused the explosion of $700 worth of fireworks an...
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1906
Worcester, a city and one of the capitals of Worcester co., Mass., near the Blackstone River, 44 miles W. by S. of Boston, on the Boston and Albany, the Boston and Maine and the New York, New Haven and Hartford Rs. It is the second city in population of the state, of which it occupies approximately ...Read MORE...


1906 - Origin of the U.S. Valentine
Miss Esther A. Howland of Worcester, Mass., was the first person in this country to manufacture valentines. Before she began in 1840, all these missives were imported. Miss Howland was a graduate of Mount Holyoke seminary, and after she left school she took scissors, paste pot, colored pictures and ...Read MORE...


GIANT ROCKET SOON READY FOR TEST
Professor Robert Goddard's Rocket, Which is Expected to Travel 70 Miles in Air, is Ready

WORCHESTER, Mass., - An actual test of Professor Robert Goddard's rocket, which it is claimed, can travel vertically seventy miles into the air will be made here shortly. The time and place have not yet been ...
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1923 - "Wooster Ain't Manchester"
Diners in a Harrisburg restaurant last evening were treated to a real comedy. A gentleman, presumably from out-of-town, went to the telephone to put in a call.

"I want to speak to the City Hospital, in Worcester, Massachusetts." He said it thus, "In Wooster, Mass." And then the fun began.

"No,...
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1944 - HURRICANE HITS NEW YORK AND NEW ENGLAND COASTS. HIGH WINDS LASH JERSEY, LONG ISLAND.
...Worcester In Center.
The following advisory was issued by the Boston weather bureau at 10 p.m.:

"Latest reports from the vicinity of the hurricane indicates that that the center of the storm is passing over the Connecticut coast about twenty miles west of New London at 10 p.m. last night movi...
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1953 - 80 DEAD AND 700 INJURED IN WORCESTER TORNADO.
THOUSANDS OF HOMES WRECKED; PROPERTY LOSS IN MILLIONS.

"MINOR" TWISTER HITS FRANKLIN AND WRENTHAM SECTOR; EXETER, N. H. SLAMMED.

Worcester, June 10 (UP) - New England's worst tornadoes in history left thousands shocked and homeless today, damage in the millions of dollars and a steadily rising...
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1954 - Hurricane Carol - HURRICANE ROARS ACROSS LONG ISLAND. FIVE KILLED BY STORM IN NEW ENGLAND.
...A businessman was blown to his death by a 70-mile-an-hour gust in Worcester, Mass., from a 10-story downtown building...

The Times Record Troy New York 1954-08-31


Carol formed near the central Bahama Islands on August 25, and moved slowly northward and north-northwestward. By August 30 it...
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1962 - October 27 - Worcester MA received a record 4.7 inches of snow.

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2001 - ACT, based in Worcester, created human embryo clone

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Ancestors Who Were Born Here

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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1866
Charles Thibeault (21 September 1842 - 23 August 1909) & Delia York (1846 - )
married 3 June 1866

1892
Carl "Charles" Wilhelm Bergmann (2 July 1866 - 1953) & Bertha May Perry (23 February 1867 - 1936)
married 10 October 1892

1902
Theodore Clemens Wohlbruck (11 August 1879 - 26 November 1936) & Mabel Brown (abt. 1882 - )
married 2 February 1902

1907
Rufus Seymour Chaffee (13 May 1879 - 23 June 1941) & Anna Amelia Timmerman (25 April 1878 - 19 January 1909)
married 12 June 1907

1913
Jeremiah Stanislas Desmarais (1874 - 21 November 1931) & Olive Archambault (29 December 1872 - )
married 1 September 1913

1915
Henry W Timmerman (8 February 1880 - 11 June 1917) & Mabel L Rocheleau (02 October 1887 - 25 October 1973)
married 25 November 1915

1947
Alfred A Gaboury (29 August 1906 - July 1985) & Leda E Archambault (23 February 1911 - 25 July 2003)
married 1947

1953
Gordon Salisbury Brandes (11 December 1925 - 28 December 1985) & Ruth E Gunnarson (9 April 1925 - 11 November 2006)
married 19 December 1953
 




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