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On May 24, 1668 Joseph Carpenter of Warwick Rhode Island purchased about 2,000 acres of land to the northwest of the Town of Oyster Bay from the Matinecock Indians. Later in that year he admitted four co-partners into the project - three brothers, Nathaniel, Daniel, and Robert Coles, and Nicholas Simkins, all residents of Oyster Bay. The five young men named the settlement "Musketa Cove," which in the Matinecock language means "this place of rushes." These settlers have been known forever after as the five original proprietors of Musketa Cove Plantation...
In 1827, Dr. Thomas Garvie opened negotiations with Cornelius Vanderbilt to begin operating a steamboat between Glen Cove and New York City on a regular basis. In 1829 a daily steamboat run was made between Glen Cove and New York City. But many New York residents were reluctant to visit the town because they didn’t realize that there was a difference between "mus-kee-tah" (this place of rushes) and "mosquito" (a rather pesky insect). A public meeting was held in 1834 to discuss the matter. Several possible names were suggested as alternatives. Local legend has always claimed that someone had suggested "Glen Coe," after a rather pretty spot in Scotland, which was misheard as "Glen Cove." The residents agreed to change the name to Glen Cove...
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1854 - Glen Cove
Glen Cove, a post-villnge of Queen's county, New York, on Hempstead harbor, 176 miles S. S. E. from Albany. It has 1 church and a steamboat landing.
A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
1895 - Glencove
Glen'cove', a post-village and summer resort of Queens co., N.Y., on the Hempstead & Glencove Branch of the Long Island Railroad, 28 miles E.N.E. of Brooklyn, and 1 mile from Long Island Sound. It has 4 churches, a bank, a corn-starch factory, and 2 newspaper offices.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
Glencove, a banking post-village and summer-resort of Nassau co., N.Y., on the Long Island R., 28 miles ENE. of Brooklyn and 1 mile from Long Island Sound. Pop. about 3500.
Lippincotts New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
1958 - Auto Crash May Doom Career of Campanella - Dodgers' Catcher Paralyzed
GLEN COVE, N.Y., Jan. 28 (AP) - Roy Campanella's brilliant career as one of baseball's greatest catchers appeared at an end today. A grinding automobile accident broke his neck and left him temporarily paralyzed.
A seven-man team of surgeons worked over the Negro star of the Los Angeles Dodgers for four hours and 20 minutes in an attempt to repair the damage to his husky frame and relieve paralysis from the chest down. The operation had been expected to take two hours.
Within Inch of Death
Afterward, Dr. Robert W. Segstaken, head of the surgical team, termed the operation a success and said the paralysis is expected to disappear. But it may be six weeks before Campanella is up and around.
Dr. Segstaken said the injury came within an inch of killing the player. He said that a key factor in Campanella's case was that the spinal cord had escaped injury and was "entirely normal." The broken vertebrae were pressing on the cord and part of the operation was to relieve that... Read MORE...
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Lamarcus Adna THOMPSON (8 March 1848, Jersey, Licking, Ohio, USA - 8 March 1919, Glen Cove, New York, USA)
Frank Winfield WOOLWORTH (13 April 1852, Rodman, New York, USA - 8 April 1919, Glen Cove, New York, USA)
Jennie CREIGHTON (1 March 1853, Picton, Ontario, Canada - 21 May 1924, Glen Cove, New York, USA)
Henry Warren HULTS (24 December 1866, North Hempstead, New York, USA (Great Neck) (Manhasset) (Port Washington) - 17 March 1935, Glen Cove, New York, USA)
Louisa CASEY (22 December 1872, Glen Cove, New York, USA - 28 December 1943, Upper Brookville, Nassau County, New York, USA)
Charles H KREYER (26 November 1897, Glen Cove, New York, USA - , )
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