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Elmira, New York, USA

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Where is Elmira, New York, USA? 

Elmira is a city in Chemung County, New York, USA. It is the county seat of Chemung County.

The City of Elmira is located in the south-central part of the county, surrounded on three sides by the Town of Elmira. It is in the Southern Tier of New York a short distance north of the Pennsylvania state line.

The first European-American settler in Elmira was captain Curtis Rumsey of the Continental Army. He built a cabin after resigning just before the Revolutionary War.Wikipedia


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Elmira, New York, USA - American - La France Fire Engine Co.
Elmira, New York, USA

American - La France Fire Engine Co.
Elmira, New York, USA - East Water St. Looking From R.R. Crossing
Elmira, New York, USA

East Water St. Looking From R.R. Crossing
Elmira, New York, USA - East Church Street
Elmira, New York, USA

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News  1884 - Mr. P. Sexton, of Elmira, N.Y., will soon have a new eyelid.
Mr. Sexton, as will be remembered, was the engineer of the train that rain through a sea of burning ...Read MORE...

News  1885 - Mrs. Loper, aged ninety-seven years, is still living at Elmira, N. Y.
When she first settled in that vicinity the county contained only six families, and animals...Read MORE...

News  1886 - FOUR MEN KILLED - Victims of the Explosion of a Locomotive Boiler
A few minutes after 3 o'clock the other afternoon an engine of the Beech Creek Railroad blew up...Read MORE...

News  1888 - Fire
Another One.
Elmira, N. Y., March 10. – The explosion of a lamp in the press room of the Elmira...Read MORE...

News  1890 - FIRE CAUSED BY AN EXPLOSION. THE LOSS WILL PROBABLY REACH TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS.
ELMIRA, N. Y., June 30. - Lewis Neilson, an employe in the hardware store of Barker, Rose & Gray,...Read MORE...

1916
Elmira, a city and the capital of Chemung co., N.Y., is situated on both sides of the Chemung...Read MORE...

News  1946 - STATE OF EMERGENCY - Flood Waters Cover Elmira Business Area
ELMIRA (AP). - Flood waters six inches deep swept through Elmira's main business district today and ...Read MORE...

1956 - September 10 - WSYE TV chan 18 in Elmira-Corning, NY (NBC) 1st broadcast

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1972 - Hurricane Agnes
"In June 1972, Hurricane Agnes hit the East Coast with a monstrous and devastating force, bringing...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Jenkins
flag  Alzina JENKINS (12 July 1791, Elmira, New York, USA - 28 May 1872, Elmira, New York, USA)
flag  Archibald JENKINS (12 November 1792, Elmira, New York, USA - 22 April 1881, Elmira, New York, USA)
flag  Lydia JENKINS (10 August 1800, Elmira, New York, USA - 18 May 1877, Chemung, New York, USA) gravestone
flag  Nancy JENKINS (22 March 1795, Elmira, New York, USA - 12 October 1841, Elmira, New York, USA)

Sloat
flag  Sarah SLOAT (1803, Elmira, New York, USA - 27 March 1875, Saginaw, Michigan, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


JENKINS
flag  Alzina JENKINS (12 July 1791, Elmira, New York, USA - 28 May 1872, Elmira, New York, USA)
flag  Archibald JENKINS (12 November 1792, Elmira, New York, USA - 22 April 1881, Elmira, New York, USA)
flag  Nancy JENKINS (22 March 1795, Elmira, New York, USA - 12 October 1841, Elmira, New York, USA)

Mosher
flag  Phoebe MOSHER (1727, , New York, USA - 1792, Elmira, New York, USA)
 

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