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Both Herbert Hoover and John Quincy Adams had pet alligators in the White House.

THERE’S A CRYPT UNDER THE CAPITOL BUILDING THAT WAS MADE FOR GEORGE WASHINGTON. Although he was not buried there, the crypt still exists; they also had a viewing chamber built so people could go by and see him.

WASHINGTON DC GETS MORE RAIN THAN SEATTLE. Only about 2 inches more on average, yet still surprising.

JOHN ADAMS WAS ACTUALLY THE FIRST PRESIDENT TO LIVE IN THE WHITE HOUSE. George Washington never lived there; it was built after he died.

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  • 1790 - Washington, District of Columbia founded
  • News  1790 - July 16 - Washington, D. C. becomes capital of United States
    On July 16, 1790, Congress declared the city of Washington in the District of Columbia, the permanent capital of the United States.

    President George Washington commissioned French engineer Pierre-Charles L'Enfant to create a plan for the city. L'Enfant designed wide avenues and open spaces so that the capital would not become a city of crowded buildings. The streets of the capital were oriented in a north, south, east, and west grid pattern.
    July 16, 1790
  • 1801 - On March 4, 1801, Thomas Jefferson became the first president to be inaugurated in Washington within the Senate chamber of the Capitol. resources/ state-facts/ washington-dc.html
  • 1812 - During the War of 1812, most of the city (Washington, DC) was burned to the ground.
    British forces invaded the city and burned public and government buildings, including the White House, in response to American forces invading York, now known as Toronto, and burning most of it to the ground. resources/ state-facts/ washington-dc.html
  • News  1844 - May 24 – The first electrical telegram is sent over the telegraph by Samuel F. B. Morse from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. to the B&O Railroad "outer depot" in Baltimore, Maryland, saying "What hath God wrought".
    Taken from the Bible, Numbers 23:23, and recorded on a paper tape, the phrase had been suggested to Morse by Annie Ellsworth, the young daughter of a friend. The success of the experiment would change forever the national communication system.
    May 24, 1844
    Washington, July 4, 10 o'clock, P.M.
    Mr. Harper: - I have just returned from the scene of a sudden and terrible accident, and have seated myself, full of intense excitement, to give you a hasty sketch of it.

    The interesting exercises of this memorable day were closed this evening by a most magnificent exhibition of fireworks at the rear of the President's House. The whole grounds and the large green between the House and the place where the works were situated, were crowded with all the fashion and gayety of the city. Thousands thronged the vast area around. While the fireworks, which were truly splendid, were in the midst of their progress, by some mismanagement or carelessness, several large rockets, instead of rising into the air, as was intended, were thrown out of their course and into the centre of the mass of people around.

    One of them came, with a terrible force, against the wall in the rear of the Presidential mansion, on which were seated and standing an immense... Read MORE...

  • News  1851 - December 24 – The Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., burns.
    December 24, 1851
  • 1854 - Washington
    Washington, a city, the political metropolis of the United States, is finely located be tween the Potomac river, and a tributary called the East branch. Its distances from the principal cities of the United States are, on the N. and N. E. from Baltimore, 38 miles ; Philadelphia, 136; New York, 226; Albany, 876; Boston, 432, and Portland, 542 miles ; on the N. W., and W., from Buffalo, 376; Detroit, 526 ; Milwaukee, 700 ; Chicago, 763 ; San Francisco, about 2000, (in an air line;) St. Louis, 856 ; Louisville, 590 ; Cincinnati, 497 ; and Pittsburg, 223 miles ; and on the S. and S. W., from Richmond, 122; Wilmington, (N. C.) 410 ; Charleston, 544 ; Mobile, 1033 ; New Orleans, 1203; and Nashville, 714 miles.

    Population. - The resident population of Washington in 1850 was 40,001. But this number is greatly increased during the sessions of Congress, by the accession not only of the members and their families, but of visitors and persons spending the winter or a portion of it here, for... Read MORE...

  • News  1861 - February 23 – President-elect Abraham Lincoln arrives secretly in Washington, D.C. after an assassination attempt in Baltimore, Maryland.
    February 23, 1861
    The passenger train which left Washington at a quarter to seven o'clock, yesterday morning, for this city, met with an accident just after starting out, by which it was detained for over two hours behind schedule time, and in which several employees of the road were injured, some of them, perhaps, seriously.

    From one of our reporters, who was on the train, we learn the following particulars:
    When nearing Eldridge's Lane, (which is about twenty miles this side of the Federal capital,) the engineer perceived a number of cows on the track, and promptly whistled "down brakes." The injunction was a promptly complied with; but too late & a crash, then a shock, and the engine, tender, and baggage were thrown a shapeless wreck across the track.

    MR. WILLIAM GALLOWAY, the engineer, sustained several injuries, all of them of a trivial character. The baggage-master, GEORGE MITCHELL, was quite seriously injured in the side, but will recover, beyond a doubt. Several other persons either... Read MORE...

  • 1862 - Slaves owned in Washington were emancipated on April 16, 1862, nine months before Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation of Jan. 1, 1863. resources/ state-facts/ washington-dc.html
  • News  1865 - April 14 - Assassination of Abraham Lincoln:
    Shortly after 10 p.m. on April 14, 1865, actor John Wilkes Booth entered the presidential box at Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C., and fatally shot President Abraham Lincoln. As Lincoln slumped forward in his seat, Booth leapt onto the stage and escaped through the back door. A doctor in the audience rushed over to examine the paralyzed president. Lincoln was then carried across the street to Petersen's Boarding House, where he died early the next morning.
    April 14, 1865
  • News  1869 - Strange Assault
    A man in Washington recently went to the house of a woman very sick with consumption, and beat her in a shocking manner. She had made her will in his favor, and disappointment at finding her alive prompted the assault.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    June 19, 1869
  • News  1870 - 4th of July, Christmas, New Year's and Thanksgiving Federal Holidays
    WASHINGTON, June 24. - SENATE. - The bill making the 4th of July, Christmas, New Year's and Thanksgiving Days legal holidays in the District of Columbia passed, and goes to the President for his approval.
    The Times-Picayune
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    June 25, 1870
  • 1871 - February 21 – 41st United States Congress passes "An Act To Provide A Government For The District Of Columbia", also known as the Act of 1871,
    declaring the government of the District of Columbia a municipal corporation not inconsistent with the Constitution and laws of the United States and the provisions of this act.
    February 21, 1871
  • News  1884 - December 6 – The Washington Monument is completed in Washington, D.C., becoming the tallest structure in the world at this date.
    December 6, 1884
  • News  June 2, 1886: Grover Cleveland became the first president to marry in the White House

    The Old Farmer's Almanac
    June 2, 1886
  • News  1888 - January 13 – The National Geographic Society is founded in Washington, D.C..
    January 13, 1888
  • News  1888 - October 9 – The Washington Monument officially opens to the general public in Washington, D.C.
    October 9, 1888
  • News  1888 - It was decided by the commissioners of the District of Columbia on the 25th to honor the memory of General Sheridan by naming a new street intersection Sheridan circle.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    November 3, 1888
  • News  June 2, 1889 - A great flood on the Potomac River in Washington, DC flooded streets and took out a span of Long Bridge (today's 14th Street Bridge). The flood stage reached was not equaled until 1936.

    National Weather Service (NOAA)
    June 2, 1889
  • News  1890 - October 11 – In Washington, D.C., the Daughters of the American Revolution is founded.
    October 11, 1890
  • News  1893 - TERRIBLE. Eighty Persons Killed by a Falling Building.
    Ford's Theatre in Washington Collapsed Carrying Over 400 People into the Wreck-The Place Condemned Nearly 30 Years Ago-It was Used as Record Division of the War Department.

    WASHINGTON, June 9. (Special).- The old Ford's theatre where Lincoln was assassinated, this morning, at 9.30, fell with a crash that startled the entire city.

    The building has of late years been used as Record Division of the War Department and over 400 men were engaged at work when the accident happened.

    Half an hour later 28 bodies had been taken from the ruins, besides a great many injured who had been removed to Emergency Hospital which is now crowded.

    The peculiar situation of the place makes it impossible that many of the whole number escaped without more or less injury, and bodies are being taken out as fast as willing hands can clear the wreck sufficiently to find them.

    This building has been condemned since 1865, but congress has been unwilling to make any appropriation for its... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Washington
    Washington, a city, capital of the United States, named in honor of George Washington in 1791, is located in the District of Columbia, on the Potomac River, in lat. (Observatory) 38°53' 39" N. and lon. 77°2'48" W. from Greenwich. It is itself a meridian, and many of our maps reckon their longitude from this city. Its distances from ' principal cities of the United States are—from Baltimore, 40 miles; Philadelphia, 136; New York, 226; Albany, 376; Boston, 432; Detroit, 526; Chicago, 763; San Francisco, about 2000 (in an air-line); St. Louis, 856; Cincinnati, 497; Pittsburg, 223; Richmond, 122; Charleston, 544; Mobile, 1033; New Orleans, 1203; and Nashville, 714.

    General Aspect.—Washington is situated on the left bank of the Potomac, and was originally embraced between two tributaries, the East Branch on the E. and Rock Creek on the W., the latter separating it from Georgetown. The plan of the city is unique, and everything is laid out on a scale that shows an anticipation of a great ... Read MORE...

    ...In Washington.
    Washington, Feb. 9. - This city is passing through one of the severest spells of cold weather it has ever experienced. All trains are late, and most of those on the way here have been stalled in the mountains. Many cases of frost bite were reported. HENRY GLAUSMAN, a Baltimore and Ohio track walker, was terribly, perhaps fatally frozen. JAMES WHEAT, JOHN HORN and CHARLES CLARK, homeless wanderers were severely frozen...

    The Delphos Daily Herald
    February 9, 1895
    Washington, May 19 - Fire swept away a whole block of commercial buildings opposite the Smithsonian Institute soon after 8 o'clock last evening. The lives of at least six firemen were crushed out by falling walls. The loss will exceed $200,000. The buildings covering the block adjoining the Centre Market constituted practically the entire commission and wholesale produce business of Washington, and while not of great value, their contents burned so fiercely that a great portion of the residents from all parts of the city were attracted to the scene of the conflagration. From 7 to 8 o'clock the city was visited by one of the most terrific thunder storms in years and it is thought lightning traveling on telegraph wires entered a Postal Telegraph sub-station and started the flames, which spread rapidly through the highly inflammable materials of the building on Louisiana avenue, Ninth, Tenth and D streets. In a few minutes, under general alarm orders, the entire fire department commenced ... Read MORE...

  • News  1898 - The Highest Monument in the world is in Washington, D.C.
    It was erected in honor of George Washington. It is 555 feet high, 55 feet square at the base, and contains 18,000 blocks of marble, two feet thick. In the interior is an elevator, and 50 flights of stairs, 18 steps each.
    The Ladies' Home Journal
    April 18, 1898
  • February 12, 1899 - Washington D.C. hit 15 degrees below zero.
  • February 14, 1899 - A great blizzard struck the eastern U.S. Washington D.C. received 20.5 inches of snow to bring their total snow depth to nearly three feet.
  • 1900 - Washington - The Nation's Capital by Frank A. Vanderlilp
    Many generations before George Washington, as the New World Romulus, paced off in person the metes and bounds of the Federal City, the powerful Algonquin tribe of American Indians had established their capital within the confines of what is now the District of Columbia. Powhatan, the father of Pocahontas, conducted, with his eighty painted chiefs, his savage councils of war, or peaceably smoked his calumet within view of the hill destined to become the site of the forum of the Republic. Nacochtank, afterwards Latinized as Anacostan by the Jesuit fathers who accompanied Lord Baltimore to Maryland, and now called Anacostia, a suburb of Washington, was the precise location of Powhatan's wigwam capital.

    The first white man to approach the seat of government of these barbarian warriors was Captain John Smith, who sailed up the "Patawomeke" in 1608. The famous adventurer only partially explored the country, the principal item in the log book of his voyage being that he found the river... Read MORE...

  • News  1901 - HAT COST HIS LIFE. Richard P. Walker Jumped Into Bay and Became Exhausted.
    Washington, Aug. 9. — While endeavoring to recover the hat of a friend, which had blown off into the bay, Richard P. Walker, a bricklayer, who lived at 135 Carroll Street southeast, in this city, was drowned at Chesapeake Beach. Walker is a widower and leaves no family.

    Early in the day he went to the resort with his nephew, George M. Handy, and a friend of the name of Williamson. They strolled around the grounds and generally enjoyed themselves until the afternoon, when they decided to go crabbing. On the end of the long pier they found a convenient place to sit, and there were there some time throwing their lines overboard and netting the crabs before the accident happened.

    A gust of wind blew Williamson’s hat into the water. The crabbers tried to reach it with their long-pole nets but failed. Walker volunteered to jump in after it. His friends tried in vain to dissuade him. Taking off his own hat, his shoes and coat, he plunged into the water and swam after the lost hat. He... Read MORE...

  • News  1902 - January 28 – The Carnegie Institution is founded in Washington, DC with a $10 million gift from Andrew Carnegie.
    January 28, 1902
  • News  1904 - Lightning Struck The Great Shaft. Bolt Entered Top Of Washington Monument And Followed Iron Work To Ground.
    Washington, May 13.-Colonel Symons, in charge of public buildings and grounds, has reported to General Mackenzie, chief of engineers, that the Washington Monument was struck by lightning on the 27th ult., but was not greatly damaged.

    The bolt entered at the top of the shaft, out the telephone there, passed down the iron framework in the elevator shaft to the lower floor, through the shaft alley to the motor room, where it burned out a relay coil on the switchboard, then passed along the electric cable to the engine room in the boiler house, where it entered the ground.

    The boiler house is several hundred feet distant from the monument. Lightning arresters have now been placed in the motor room to protect the switchboard and machinery.
    Philadelphia Inquirer
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    May 14, 1904

    One of the largest fires which Washington has known for years wrecked the entire auditorium and stage of the Academy of Music, Ninth and D Streets northwest, and threatened the destruction of the adjoining properties at an early hour yesterday morning, causing damage of a conservative estimate of which reaches $75,000.

    When the fire was at its height a general alarm had been turned in. It became known that there were persons in the burning structure, and Sergt. Lohman and Policeman B. H. Johnson fought their way to the sleeping apartments occupied by Prof. LEON P. W. STIEHL, proprietor of the Spencerian Business College; MRS. LULU STIEHL, his wife, and Prof STIEHL'S father.

    The sleepers were awakened and taken from the smoke-filled building unharmed.

    The flames originated in the fly gallery above the stage,... Read MORE...

  • News  1907 - VIOLENT EARTHQUAKE RECORDED AT CAPITAL Weather Bureau Officials Expect News That Somewhere in the World Unusually Severe Disturbance Has Occurred.
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 16. - The most violent earthquakes record ever made on the seismograph at the weather bureau started at 9:14 o'clock this morning. The vibrations of the needle were even greater that those caused by the San Francisco earthquake. Weather bureau officials are momennturily[sic] expecting news that somewhere in the world an unusually severe disturbance has occurred.

    The following statement was given out at noon by Chief Willis L. Moore, of the Weather Bureau: "Just after the sheets of the seismograph were changed this morning a great earthquake was recorded. The motion of the needle was so great as to carry the recording lever far beyond the margin of the sheet. The disturbance, was evidently of considerable violence. The strong part of the motion began at 9:49 o'clock a. m., and subsided at about 9:25. Full details of the record cannot be made out, as the instruments have ceased recording."
    Wilkes-Barre Times
    Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
    October 16, 1907
  • News  HONOR WASHINGTON Americans at Home and Abroad Observe Day. RECEPTION HELD IN PARIS Inflammatory Speech Made at a Dinner in London. MANY FUNCTIONS IN NEW YORK - Rose Bushes Planted at Portland, Ore. - Gov. Fort Addresses New Haven Audience
    PARIS, February 22. - The Americans in Paris observed the holiday with traditional enthusiasm and patriotism. In the afternoon the American ambassador, Henry White, opened his new residence with a brilliant reception to the American colony. This evening the American Club gave a dinner at the New Astoria Hotel. Col. Theodore A. Dodge, president of the club, presided.

    The American ambassador being indisposed, . the American consul general, Frank H. Mason, spoke on behalf of the United States. He eulogized Washington and pointed out that it was 130 years ago this month that France first helped the United States, the anniversary being commemorated by the recent signing of commercial treaty between the two countries. Toasts were drunk to President Roosevelt and President Fallieres.

    The American Art Association held a reception and dance tonight.

    The Day in New York.
    NEW YORK, February 22. - George Washington’s birthday was celebrated to day with parades, speeches and dinners ... Read MORE...

  • 1909 - March 4 - Though fair weather was forecast, President Taft was inaugurated amidst a furious storm. About ten inches of wet snow disrupted travel and communications. The storm drew much criticism against the U.S. Weather Bureau.
  • 1910 -The Boy Scouts of America was incorporated on February 8, 1910, under the laws of the District of Columbia, by W. D. Boyce. On June 21, 1910, 34 national representatives of boys’ work agencies met to establish the Boy Scouts of America resources/ state-facts/ washington-dc.html
  • March 27, 1912: First cherry trees, a gift from Japan, planted on Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C.
    The Old Farmer's Almanac
  • News  1915 - February 12 – In Washington, D.C., the first stone of the Lincoln Memorial is put into place.
    February 12, 1915
  • 1922 - "The Knickerbocker Storm"
    January 27-28, 1922
    The Knickerbocker Storm battered the upper South and middle Atlantic United States for two days, dumping a record-breaking 28 inches of snow on Washington, D.C. But by the evening of January 28, the storm was winding down, and several hundred people ventured out to catch a showing of the silent film “Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford” at the Knickerbocker Theatre, the capital’s largest and most modern movie house. During the intermission, the theater’s flat roof gave way under the weight of the wet snow, and concrete, bricks and metal rained down onto the audience. One of the deadliest in Washington’s history, the disaster claimed 98 lives and gave the storm its name. news/ history-lists/ major-blizzards-in-u-s-history
    Washington, Feb. 8. - Fire which broke out on the roof of the United States Treasury building here late today threatened to reach the test room of the Prohibition Bureau, where explosive chemicals are stored.

    The fire was still raging at 4 o'clock and firemen were making strenuous efforts to prevent its reaching the chemical store room.
    Firemen, however, believed they would have the fire under control within a short time.

    The fire, breaking out suddenly in the roof of the historic structure, apparently started by a gas blow torch of workmen engaged in building another roof on top of the building.

    Hundreds of girl clerks rushed out in a panic. Some were scratched and bruised in their efforts to escape.

    The treasury, whose vaults are packed with millions of dollars in currency and gold and silver bullion, is in the heart of the nation's capital and all the fire apparatus in the city was summoned to the scene.
    Moberly Evening Democrat
    February 8, 1922
  • News  1922 - May 30 – In Washington, D.C., the Lincoln Memorial is dedicated.
    May 30, 1922
  • News  1925 - August 8 – The Ku Klux Klan demonstrates its popularity by holding a parade in Washington DC;
    as many as 40,000 male and female members of the Klan march down Pennsylvania Avenue. In 1925, an estimated 5,000,000 members belong to the Ku Klux Klan, making it the largest fraternal organization in the United States.
    August 8, 1925
    Washington, Nov. 21. - (UP) - Five persons were dead, more than 30 were in hospitals and more than a score were suffering from less serious injuries tonight as a result of an explosion today in a J. G. McCrory five-and-ten cent store in the crowded downtown shopping district.
    The blast tore up the pavement, hurling pedestrians in every direction. The sidewalk directly in front of the store collapsed, carrying with it to the basement several feet below many people passing at the time.
    The dead were:
    MRS. ELIZABETH DAWSON, a government employe.
    MARY COCKRELL, 2 years old.
    MRS. ANNIE COCKRELL, mother of the dead child.
    The store explosion was attributed to an overheated steam boiler. Its safety valve apparently failed to work.
    A general alarm brought out the city's downtown fire companies, rescue squads, amublances from all hospitals, a detachment of soldiers from Walter Reed hospital and all available police reserves.

    Front...

  • News  1935 - February 22 – Airplanes are banned from flying over the White House.
    February 22, 1935
  • January 20, 1937 - The wettest Inaugural Day of record with 1.77 inches of rain in 24 hours. Temperatures were only in the 30s as Franklin D. Roosevelt was sworn in for his second term.
  • News  1937 - July 2 - A guard takes his place at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Washington, D.C.; continuous guard has been maintained there ever since.
    July 2, 1937
  • 1939 - September 4 - A thunderstorm deluged Washington D.C. with 4.4 inches of rain in two hours.
    September of that year was very dry across much of the nation, and Washington D.C. received more rain in that two hour period than most other places in the country that entire month.
  • News  1939 - November 15 – In Washington, D.C., U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt lays the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial.
    November 15, 1939
  • News  1941 – June 16 - National Airport opens in Washington, DC.
    The airlines draw straws to determine who would land at National Airport first and American Airlines wins the honor. The airplane is piloted by Bennett H. Griffin, who becomes the manager of National Airport in 1947.
    June 16, 1941
  • News  1963 - I Have a Dream Speech - Martin Luther King's Address at March on Washington August 28, 1963.

  • 1964 - was the first Presidential election in which Washington residents were able to vote. resources/ state-facts/ washington-dc.html
  • News  1972 - Watergate

  • 1972 - Hurricane Agnes
    June 21
    As Agnes, downgraded to a tropical storm, approaches the Chesapeake Bay, a weak cold front ahead of it dumps one to three inches of rain on the region, on top of an already unusually wet winter and spring. The storm moves into the Washington area, killing 16, flooding thousands of homes, knocking out pumping stations and leaving much of Fairfax County without drinking water. (Limited service was restored after 35 hours, full service after eight days.) About 16 inches of rain falls across the region in one day.
  • News  1974 - Richard Nixon resigns Presidency over Watergate

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photo of Elbridge Thomas GERRYElbridge Thomas GERRY (17 July 1744, Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - 23 November 1814, Washington, DC, USA)
male ancestorElbridge GARY (1744, Taunton, Massachusetts, USA (East Taunton) - 23 November 1814 , Washington, DC, USA)
photo of Elizabeth "Eliza" SCHUYLERElizabeth "Eliza" SCHUYLER (9 August 1757, Albany, New York, USA (Fort Orange) - 9 November 1854, Washington, DC, USA)
photo of John Qunicy ADAMSJohn Qunicy ADAMS (11 July 1767, Braintree, Massachusetts, USA - 23 February 1848, Washington, DC, USA)
female ancestorDolley PAYNE (20 May 1768, New Garden, Rowan, North Carolina, USA - 12 July 1849, Washington, DC, USA)
photo of William Henry HARRISONWilliam Henry HARRISON (9 February 1773, Charles City, Virginia, USA - 4 April 1841, Washington, DC, USA)
photo of Louisa Catherine JOHNSONLouisa Catherine JOHNSON (12 February 1775, London, England - 15 May 1852, Washington, DC, USA)
male ancestorZalmon WILDMAN (16 February 1775, Danbury, Connecticut, USA - 10 December 1835, Washington, DC, USA)
photo of Zachary TAYLORZachary TAYLOR (24 November 1784, Barboursville, Montebello, Orange County, Virginia, USA - 9 July 1850, Washington, DC, USA)

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photo of John Quincy ADAMS John Quincy ADAMS (4 July 1803 - 23 October 1834) and female ancestorMary Catherine HELLEN (10 September 1806 - 31 August 1870) married 25 February 1828
photo of Robert Todd LINCOLN Robert Todd LINCOLN (1 August 1843 - 26 July 1926) and photo of Mary Eunice HARLAN Mary Eunice HARLAN (25 September 1846 - 31 March 1937) married 24 September 1868
photo of Thomas Elwood MAJOR Thomas Elwood MAJOR (19 September 1849 - 1 July 1939) and photo of Virginia Pamelia BERKELEY Virginia Pamelia BERKELEY (6 November 1851 - 15 April 1926) married 16 April 1873
male ancestorWilliam M BALL (12 June 1842 - 12 January 1920) and female ancestorAmerica Ann DEEBLE (19 October 1849 - 20 June 1926) married 5 October 1874
male ancestorRobert Lee VEITCH (December 1861 - 7 January 1914) and female ancestorMargaret Elizabeth WALKER (May 1865 - 1963) married 29 April 1885
male ancestorJohn William EWING (December 1858 - 4 March 1910) and female ancestorHattie NORMAN (28 December 1864 - 4 August 1948) married 16 July 1885
photo of Stephen Grover CLEVELAND Stephen Grover CLEVELAND (18 March 1837 - 24 June 1908) and female ancestorFrances Clara "Frank" FOLSOM (21 July 1864 - 29 October 1947) married 2 June 1886
male ancestorJohn Feely STEARNS (1865 - 31 March 1902) and female ancestorIda Frances LACY (3 October 1868 - ) married 17 February 1887
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