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Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA

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Where is Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA? 

Holyoke, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA
The land on the western bank of the Connecticut River became West Springfield, Massachusetts. West Springfield's northernmost parish, (alternately called Third Parish, North Parish, or Ireland Parish,) became Holyoke, named after earlier Springfield settler William Pynchon's son-in-law, Elizur Holyoke, who had first explored the area in the 1650s. The village of Holyoke was first settled in 1745, and was officially incorporated in 1850.
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Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA - Hotel Hamilton. Holyoke, Mass.
Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA

Hotel Hamilton. Holyoke, Mass.

"...built around 1850 as a hotel called the Holyoke House. Located on Dwight Street, between Main and Race streets, ... Read MORE...

Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA - City Hall, Holyoke, Mass.
Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA

City Hall, Holyoke, Mass.
Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA - Second Level Canal, Holyoke, Mass.
Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA

Second Level Canal, Holyoke, Mass.
Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA - High Street, Holyoke, Mass.
Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA

High Street, Holyoke, Mass.
Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA - Summit House, Mount Tom, Holyoke, Mass.
Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA

Summit House, Mount Tom, Holyoke, Mass.

"...The Mount Tom Hotel was constructed on the summit of Mount Tom in 1897, but it burned down three years ... Read MORE...
Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA - Looking Up Dwight Street From Main Street. Holyoke, Mass.
Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA

Looking Up Dwight Street From Main Street. Holyoke, Mass.
Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA - Holyoke, Mass. YMCA.
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Digital Commonwealth - Holyoke Collection
News  1860 - A Noble Pair of Horses
Mr. Russell Wood, of Holyoke, Massachusetts, had a very narrow and miraculous escape from death...Read MORE...

News  1874 - Dye-House Fire
The dye-house of D. Macintosh, at Holyoke, Massachusetts, was burned on Friday night. Loss $5,000.
The Emporia Weekly News
Emporia, Kansas
February 13, 1874
News  1875 - Burning of French Catholic Church
The sad disaster caused by the burning of the French Catholic church at Holyoke, Massachusetts,...Read MORE...

News  1875 - Another Summer Resort Burned.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., July 25.- 'Ingleside,' a well known summer resort, about three miles southwest...Read MORE...

News  1877 - President Hayes Endorsed
President Hayes was endorsed at Holyoke, Massachusetts, on Thursday evening, by an immense assembly ...Read MORE...

News  1882 - Fell Under Wagon
V. V. Goddard, a brick mason, of Holyoke, Massachusetts, was instantly crushed to death yesterday...Read MORE...

News  1888 - A portion of the Holyoke (Mass.) Envelope Company;s mill was burned on the 22d. Loss, $325,000.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
January 28, 1888
Holyoke Massachusetts, 1890
HOLYOKE is a modern, enterprising and growing city, situated on the west side of the Connecticut...Read MORE...

News  1895 - February 9 – Mintonette, later known as volleyball, is created by William G. Morgan at Holyoke, Massachusetts.

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February 9, 1895
News  1900 - FIRE DESTROYS THE SUMMIT HOUSE ATOP MOUNT TOM.
Holyoke, Mass., Oct. 18 - The Summit House on the peak of Mount Tom, near Holyoke, Mass., was...Read MORE...

News  1907 - MANY FINGERS CUT OFF. Two Accidents at Holyoke in Which These Valuable Members Were Lost.
Yesterday was a bad day for Holyoke fingers. Nine were lopped off, as reported last evening, with...Read MORE...

1916
Holyoke, a city of Hampden oo., Mass., on the W. bank of the Connecticut River, 8 miles N. of...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here

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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1883
Casper Carl BADER (March 1854 - 15 October 1928) & Augusta Johanne THEINERT (6 April 1865 - 22 April 1926)
married 4 February 1883

1891
August Karl THEUNERT (18 September 1832 - 20 January 1904) & Paulina WAGNER (May 1834 - aft. 1904)
married 21 March 1891

1915
Stanley Andstazy BIALOBLOCKI (2/15/1886 - 3/18/1969) & Aleksandra PRZEKOP BIALOBLOCKI (10/18/1888 - 3/18/1982)
married 25 January 1915

1917
Henry Cyril KARLE (2 September 1893 - aft. 1942) & Lillie THERIAULT (2 November 1891 - 11 July 1997)
married 21 February 1917
 

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