Stamford, Connecticut, USA - Glimpses of Greenwich, Stamford, and Norwalk
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
Stamford, Connecticut, USA

Glimpses of Greenwich, Stamford, and Norwalk
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
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Stamford, Connecticut, USA - Main Street
Stamford, Connecticut, USA

Main Street
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Stamford, Connecticut, USA - Harbor Scene looking South, Stamford, Conn.
Stamford, Connecticut, USA

Harbor Scene looking South, Stamford, Conn.
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Stamford, Connecticut, USA - Massee School for Boys, Stamford, Conn.

MASSEE COUNTRY SCHOOL 
For Boys - 6 to 19
52 minutes from New York on Long Island Sound

A beautiful campus of 16 acres on Shippan Point, Stamford Conn. Junior Department for boys under 14. Older boys prepared for all colleges and technical schools. Small classes with much individual attention. Splendid opportunity for health and physical development in all athletics and outdoor sports. Large gymnasium and dormitory.

For catalog, address W.W. MASSEE, Shippan Point, Stamford, Conn.

Good Housekeeping, Volume 74
Hearst Corporation, 1922
Stamford, Connecticut, USA

Massee School for Boys, Stamford, Conn.

MASSEE COUNTRY SCHOOL
For Boys - 6 to 19
52 minutes from New York on Long Island Sound

A beautiful campus of 16 acres on Shippan Point, Stamford Conn. ... Read MORE...

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Stamford, Connecticut, USA - City Hall
Stamford, Connecticut, USA

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Where is Stamford, Connecticut, USA? 

Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
Stamford was known as Rippowam by the Native American inhabitants to the region, and the very first European settlers to the area also referred to it that way. The name was later changed to Stamford after a town in Lincolnshire, England. The deed to Stamford was signed on 1 July 1640 between Captain Turner of the New Haven Colony and Chief Ponus. The land that now forms the city of Stamford was bought for 12 coats, 12 hoes, 12 ratchets, 12 glasses, 12 knives, four kettles, and four fathoms of white wampum. The deed was renegotiated several times until 1700 when the territory was given up by the Native American inhabitants for a more substantial sum of money.

In 1641, Rippowam was settled by 29 Puritan families who had chosen to leave Wethersfield. The group had formed "The Rippowam Company" and contracted with the New Haven Colony to settle the Rippowam area.[2] Hence initially the settlement was a part of the New Haven Colony, as was Greenwich to the west. The name of the settlement was changed to Stamford on April 6, 1642.
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1819 - Stamford
Stamford, and extensive and populous maritime post township, is situated on Long Island sound, in the southwestern part of the county and State, 10 miles southwest of Norwalk, 42 southwest of New-Haven, 76 southwest of Hartford, and 43 northeast from New-York; bounded on the north by the State of...Read MORE...


News  1900 - LIGHTNING IN A MANSION Bolt Tears Two Great Holes In Roof of the Edifice
WHILE INMATES SLEEP SOUNDLY
Guests and Servants Unconscious of All Danger While the Electric Fluid
Was Ripping Things Up--Damage Amounts to [ineligible].

Stamford, Aug. 18. - Lightning struck H. L. Camman's handsome mansion in Palmer's Hill early yesterday morning causing considerable damage. ...Read MORE...



News  1904 - STAMFORD TOWN HALL BURNED
Fire for a Time Threatened Business Section of the City.
Special to The New York Times.

STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 4. - The Town Hall, one of the finest buildings of its kind in the State, was totally destroyed by a fire to-night, which for a time threatened to spread throughout the entire business...Read MORE...



1906
Stamford, a city in Stamford township (town), Fairfield co., Conn., on Long Island Sound and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 33 miles NE. of New York city. It has a good harbor for vessels of light draft. The city contains a fine town-hall, the Ferguson library, etc., and has extensive...Read MORE...


News  1908 - Saved From Fire
Stamford, Conn., March 24. - Curly is only a "husky" and until recently he trod the frozen Northwwest helping drag pack sleds. He came to Col. John I. Holly, a Stamford business man from Alaska, and a strong bond of friendship was established between the dog and his master. Now that bond is more...Read MORE...


News  1911 - KILLED BY ELECTRIC SWITCH.
Engineer Tries to Divert Current and Falls from Cab.

Special to The New York Times.

STAMFORD, Conn., July 3. - James Coyle of 471 East 130th Street, New York, an engineer on a New Haven Railroad train, was fatally burned on the New Canaan branch of the road this morning.

In throwing a...Read MORE...



News  1913 - FIVE KILLED IN BOSTON EXPRESS REAR-END CRASH
Score Injured as Second Section Smashes Into First at Stamford.
AIR BRAKES DIDN'T WORK
Victims in Chair Car Skylark Swept to Death or Injury Without Warning.
ENGINEER IN WRECK BEFORE
He Was Fireman When Nine Persons Met Death in the Collision at Westport.
TRAFFIC MEN BLAME ROAD
Accident, Say...Read MORE...



1920 - November 16 - 1st postage stamp meter is set in Stamford Conn

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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Bell
America/USA  John Bell (16 January 1681, Stamford, Connecticut, USA - 12 April 1730, Stamford, Connecticut, USA)
America/USA  Jonathan Bell (September 1641, Stamford, Connecticut, USA - 11 March 1699, Stamford, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Jenner
America/USA  Mary Jenner (4 October 1648, Stamford, Connecticut, USA - , )

Leake
America/USA  Isaac Quintard Leake (5 March 1782, Stamford, Connecticut, USA - 16 December 1863, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA)

Lounsbury
America/USA  Isaac Lounsbury (5 June 1787, Stamford, Connecticut, USA - 26 January 1868, Williamston, Ingham, Michigan, USA) gravestone

Oliver
America/USA  Samuel Oliver (14 April 1662, Stamford, Connecticut, USA - 12 August 1723, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA)
 


Ancestors Who Died Here


Bell
immigrant England  Francis Bell (1614, , England - 8 January 1690, Stamford, Connecticut, USA)
immigrant England  Francis Wyandanch Bell (11 November 1611, Stamford, Lincolnshire, England - 8 January 1689, Stamford, Connecticut, USA)
America/USA  John Bell (16 January 1681, Stamford, Connecticut, USA - 12 April 1730, Stamford, Connecticut, USA)
America/USA  Jonathan Bell (September 1641, Stamford, Connecticut, USA - 11 March 1699, Stamford, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Boyse
immigrant England  Joanna Boyse (1616, , England - 8 November 1681, Stamford, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Ebbonne
Native American America/USA  Rebecca Elizabeth Ebbonne (1618, , Connecticut, USA - 17 May 1684, Stamford, Connecticut, USA)

Huntington
America/USA  Elizabeth Huntington (1 November 1725, Norwich, Connecticut, USA - 17 December 1773, Stamford, Connecticut, USA)

Pierson
America/USA  Susanna Pierson (10 December 1652, Branford, Connecticut, USA - 4 January 1707, Stamford, Connecticut, USA)

Turanec
immigrant Czechoslovakia  George Turanec (abt. 1867, , Czechoslovakia - 10 June 1956, Stamford, Connecticut, USA)

UNKNOWN
immigrant England  Rebecca UNKNOWN (1618, , England - 17 May 1684, Stamford, Connecticut, USA)
 


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