Dayton, Ohio, USA - Webster Street Engine House
Dayton, Ohio, USA

Webster Street Engine House
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Dayton, Ohio, USA - The Rike-Kumler Co. and Miami Hotel, Dayton, Ohio.
Dayton, Ohio, USA

The Rike-Kumler Co. and Miami Hotel, Dayton, Ohio.
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Dayton, Ohio, USA - St. Elizabeth Hospital, Dayton, Ohio.
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St. Elizabeth Hospital, Dayton, Ohio.
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Dayton, Ohio, USA
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Where is Dayton, Ohio, USA? 

Dayton is the county seat of Montgomery County.

Dayton was founded on April 1, 1796, by a group of 12 settlers known as "The Thompson Party." They traveled in March from Cincinnati up the Great Miami River by pirogue and landed at what is now St. Clair Street, where they found two small camps of Native Americans.Wikipedia


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News  1854 - TORNADO AT DAYTON - BUILDING BLOWN DOWN - MAN KILLED BY LIGHTNING - CORNFIELDS PROSTRATED.
On Saturday a heavy storm of wind and rain passed over Dayton, doing considerable damage in the way of destroying awnings, tearing off window shutters, ripping up shingles and overthrowing chimneys. But the principal item of destruction of property was the reprostration of the GORMAN building, and...Read MORE...


News  1869 - Killed by Stone
A son of John Cupp, of Dayton, Ohio, aged about 13, was instantly killed the other day in that town, by a stone thrown from a sling in the hands of another boy.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
June 19, 1869
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1878 - James Ritty of Dayton developed the first cash register.

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News  1879 - November 4 - James Ritty patents 1st cash register, to combat stealing by bartenders in his Dayton, Ohio saloon

historyorb.com
November 4, 1879
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News  1898 - FOUGHT THE FLAMES FOR HOURS.
Twenty Thousand Dollars’ Worth of Property Destroyed in Dayton.
Special to the Plain Dealer.

DAYTON, May 27.—A fire, which was fought for several hours by the firemen last night, was finally put out at 4 o’clock this morning. It was in the large four-story building, owned by Fred Beaver, at the ...Read MORE...



1903 - The Wright Brothers, a pair of bicycle shop owners from Dayton, became the first in flight

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1910 - November 7 - The first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) is undertaken by the Wright Brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse.

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1913 - March 26 - Dayton, Ohio almost destroyed when Scioto, Miami, & Muskingum River reach flood stage simultaneously
The Ohio River Basin flood reached a peak. Ten inch rains over a wide area of the Ohio River Basin inundated cities in Ohio, drowning 467 persons, and causing 147 million dollars damage. The Miami River at Dayton reached a level eight feet higher than ever before. The flood, caused by warm weather...Read MORE...


1916
Dayton, a city, capital of Montgomery co., Ohio, is situated on the left or E. bank of the Great Miami, at the mouth of the Mad River and on the line of the Miami and Erie Canal, 60 miles NNE. of Cincinnati. It is on the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis, the Erie and other railroads....Read MORE...


April 19, 1919: Leslie Irvin made the first free-fall parachute jump, Dayton, Ohio

The Old Farmer's Almanac www.almanac.com
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1923 - February 2 - Ethyl gasoline 1st marketed, Dayton, Ohio

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News  1934 - August 19 - The first All-American Soap Box Derby is held in Dayton, Ohio.

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August 19, 1934
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1936 - OUT FOR FUN, 6 MEET DEATH. KILLED BEYOND CRASHED GATE OF RAIL CROSSING.
Dayton, O., Oct. 19. (AP) - Six persons, out for an evening of merry-making, met death beyond the crashed safety gate of a rail crossing yesterday when their automobile collided with a fast St. Louis-to-New York passenger train.
The dead:
OLLIE MAY HALL, 27.
SALLIE HUNTER, 25.
EILEEN McFADDEN,...Read MORE...



News  1945 - OFFICER IS KILLED AT AVIATION SHOW. ARMY PILOTED EXPERIMENTAL PLANE CRASHES ON CIVILIAN AUTO.
Dayton, Ohio, May 27 (AP) - Capt. WILLIAM GLASGOW of Niagara Falls, N.Y., a veteran of 80 combat missions over Germany, was killed and five civilians were injured critically as an experimental plane crashed and struck an automobile today within sight of more than 70,000 persons watching a war bond...Read MORE...



Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Fox
America/USA  Frank Elmo Fox (18 October 1860, Dayton, Ohio, USA - 30 November 1932, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA) gravestone
 


Ancestors Who Died Here


Feige
 America/USA  Charles Clifford "Kipp" Feige (4 July 1908, Webster, Massachusetts, USA - 6 July 1983, Dayton, Ohio, USA) gravestone

Reed
US Civil War Soldiers America/USA  Asa Acey Reed (1835, Ripley, Ohio, USA - 11/22/1915, Dayton, Ohio, USA)

Sick
immigrant   Crespin Sick (11/11/1816, , Prussia - 7/26/1894, Dayton, Ohio, USA)
 


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