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Fall River, Massachusetts, USA

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Where is Fall River, Massachusetts, USA? 

Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
At the time of the establishment of the Plymouth Colony in 1620, the area what would one day become Troy City was inhabited by the Pokanoket Wampanoag tribe, headquartered at Mount Hope in what is now Bristol, Rhode Island. The "falling" river that the name Fall River refers to is the Quequechan River (pronounced "quick-a-shan" by locals) which flows through the city, dropping steeply into the bay. Quequechan is a Wampanoag word believed to mean "Falling River" or "Leaping/ Falling Waters.
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Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - Hargraves Mfg. Co., Soap Makers, Fall River, Mass.
Fall River, Massachusetts, USA

Hargraves Mfg. Co., Soap Makers, Fall River, Mass.
Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - Buy your boots & shoes of Preble Bros., 77 Pleasant and 23 So. Main St., Fall River, Mass.
Fall River, Massachusetts, USA

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Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - 1890's ad
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Fall River, Massachusetts, USA

Hotel Mellen, Fall RIver, Mass.

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Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - First Congregational Church, Fall River, Mass.
Fall River, Massachusetts, USA

First Congregational Church, Fall River, Mass.
Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - City Hall, Fall River, Mass.
Fall River, Massachusetts, USA

City Hall, Fall River, Mass.
Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - New Union Hospital, Fall River, Mass.
Fall River, Massachusetts, USA

New Union Hospital, Fall River, Mass.

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Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - The Water Tower, Fall River, Mass.
Fall River, Massachusetts, USA

The Water Tower, Fall River, Mass.
Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - St. Patrick's Church and Rectory, Fall River, Mass.
Fall River, Massachusetts, USA

St. Patrick's Church and Rectory, Fall River, Mass.
Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - Fall RIver, Mass. Railway Station.
Fall River, Massachusetts, USA

Fall RIver, Mass. Railway Station.
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Fall River, Massachusetts, USA

North Main Street looking N., Fall River, Mass.
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New Bedford ... directory : of the inhabitants, business firms, institutions, streets, societies (1908) Author: W.A. Greenough & Co Volume: 1908 Publisher: Boston : W.A. Greenough & Co.
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New Bedford ... directory : of the inhabitants, business firms, institutions, streets, societies (1912) Author: W.A. Greenough & Co Volume: 1912 Publisher: Boston : W.A. Greenough & Co.
Fall River, Massachusetts, USA

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News  1834 - Fall River vs. Tiverton
The inhabitants of Fall River, Mass. and Tiverton, R. I. it appears are in a bit of a quarrel. A...Read MORE...

News  1835 - Fall River vs. Tiverton
A new survey of the line between the town of Fall River, in this State, and Tiverton, in Rhode...Read MORE...

3. FALL RIVER. [Pop. 6,738. Inc. 1803.]
Fall River, once a part of Freetown, was called Troy, till 1834, when it was named after the...Read MORE...

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1859
FALL RIVER, a thriving township and village in Massachusetts, U.S., 51 m. S of Boston, situated on...Read MORE...

1869 - A shrewd Yankee - a Mr. Packard, of Fall River, Mass. - has shown what can be done in the way of wine and silk culture.
Some years ago he bought a ranche of two hundred acres in Santa Barbara, at a dollar an acre. He...Read MORE...

News  1871 - Sticky Situation
During the services of a prayer meeting at Fall River, Massachusetts, a messenger came to summon an ...Read MORE...

News  1877 - LARGE FIRE AT FALL RIVER. BORDEN MILL DESTROYED -- 36,000 SPINDLES STOPPED - THEORIES AS TO THE ORIGIN OF THE FIRE - THE LOSS AND INSURANCE
Fall River, Mass., Nov. 17. - Early this morning Borden City Mill No. 1 was totally destroyed by...Read MORE...

June 26, 1879 - Mill Strike
Strike of the mill operatives at Fall River, Mass., for an increase of wages corresponding to the...Read MORE...

News  1881 - 4 Drowned
At Fall River, Mass., yesterday, Wm. Law, a spinner, age 39, and Samuel Varley, a weaver, aged 30,...Read MORE...

News  1881 - Six Rum-Sellers to One Preacher
The Fall River, (Mass.) News, which is giving the temperance movement considerable aid has figured...Read MORE...

News  1886 - RAILROAD ACCIDENT. A WASHED-OUT CULVERT CAUSES DEATH AND DESTRUCTION.
Fall River, Mass., Feb. 13. - News has reached this city that a bad accident occurred on the Old...Read MORE...

Fall River Massachusetts, 1890
FALL RIVER, a beautiful manufacturing city and port of entry in the southwest side of Bristol...Read MORE...

News  1890 - CAPSIZED IN THE BAY. EIGHT OUT OF TEN BOATERS DROWNED AT FALL RIVER, MASS.
Fall River, Mass., May 26. - A small boat containing a party of pleasure seekers was capsized in...Read MORE...

News  1892 - August 4 - Sunday school teacher Lizzie Borden arrested in Fall River, Mass
The father and stepmother of Lizzie Borden are found murdered in their Fall River, Massachusetts...Read MORE...

News  1892 - THE BORDEN MURDER. Preparations for the Preliminary Hearing of Lizzie Borden.
Fall River, Mass., Aug. 22. - Miss Lizzie A. Borden arrived here from the Taunton jail this morning ...Read MORE...

News  1892 - Loss in the Fall River Fire.
FALL RIVER, Mass., Dec. 18 - In the fire on the Staples Coal Company's wharf property, Davel...Read MORE...

News  1894 - Wages Reduced
The effect of two years of democratic ascendency has materialized in the great manufacturing city...Read MORE...

News  1896 - Weavers Strike
FALL RIVER, Mass., May 18 - All the weavers of the Hargraves & Parker mills struck to-day, in...Read MORE...

News  1896 - Fall River, Mass., Mills.
Fall River, Mass., October 13. - The American linen mills started yesterday afternoon after a...Read MORE...

News  1904 - ENDANGERS THOUSANDS - Mill Proprietors at Fall River, Mass., May Decide to Close their Mills - 40,000 Employees
Fall River, Mass., May 3. - Reports from many of the corporations which have been shutting down...Read MORE...

News  1904 - Wages to Be Reduced
Fall River, Mass., July 14. - It was practically settled today that a general reduction of wages in ...Read MORE...

News  1908 - KILLS HERSELF AND TWO SMALL CHILDREN
Mother Turns on Gas in Kitchen of Home While Husband is Asleep Up Stairs.

FALL RIVER, Mass.,...Read MORE...

News  1913 - MANY IN CLOTH STEAL
Fall River (Mass.) Mills Systematically Robbed by Operatives.
Fall River, Mass., Nov. 28. -...Read MORE...

1916
Fall River, a city and port of entry of Bristol co., Mass., is pleasantly situated on the E. bank...Read MORE...

News  1916 - $2,000,000 FIRE AT FALL RIVER
Apartment Hotel and Retail Stores Razed in Massachusetts Town

FALL RIVER, Mass., Feb. 16. -...Read MORE...

1918 - Fall River and the Influenza Epidemic of 1918-1919
"In a sense, Fall River was caught between the anvil and the stone in the fall of 1918. Boston –...Read MORE...

News  1926 - Baptist Temple Burned At Fall River Today
Fall River, Mass., April 14, - (AP) - The Baptist Temple, situated in the center of the city, was...Read MORE...

News  1928 - FALL RIVER BUSINESS AREA BURNS. SIX BLOCKS DESTROYED WITH LOSS EXCEEDING $15 MILLION. ENTIRE CITY MENACED. FIREMEN FROM AS FAR AS PROVIDENCE, BOSTON AID FIGHT.
Fall River, Mass., Feb. 3. (AP) - The business district of this city, one of New England's greatest ...Read MORE...

News  1944 - HURRICANE HITS NEW YORK AND NEW ENGLAND COASTS. HIGH WINDS LASH JERSEY, LONG ISLAND.
...Nearly all of Fall River, in southeastern Massachusetts, was in darkness and the Eastern Mass....Read MORE...


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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1804
Joseph DURFEE (8 May 1780 - 16 December 1865) & Elizabeth (Betsey) BORDEN (1784 - )
married 29 January 1804

1845
Andrew Jackson BORDEN (13 September 1822 - 4 August 1892) & Sarah Anthony MORSE (19 September 1823 - 26 March 1863 )
married 25 December 1845

1872
Henry SIMMONS (abt. 1817 - ) & Eliza A TRIPP (abt 1820 - 10 April 1894)
married 10 January 1872

1873
Joseph BREAULT (BRAULT) (25 December 1805 - ) & Zoe CHAPERON ( - )
married 28 June 1873

1874
George Washington BROWE (BREAULT) (BROUGH) (2 October 1855 - 14 July 1920) & Mary Etta HARRINGTON ( - )
married 1 November 1874

1876
John Abner LAWTON (abt. March 1855 - 19 November 1939) & Margaret Ella COGGESHALL (27 January 1857 - 14 April 1926)
married 22 September 1876

1885
Jean Baptiste TREMBLAY (10 October 1859 - 9 May 1924) & Helene DUHAMEL (26 February 1867 - 2 September 1930)
married 23 November 1885

1889
Charles Abner LAWTON (abt. 1821 - 15 February 1900) & Ruth B SANFORD (1823 - 2 November 1908)
married 6 June 1889

1899
Stephen Luther STAFFORD (18 January 1873 - 23 October 1953) & Charlotte (Lottie) May LAWTON (December 1880 - 15 February 1963)
married 24 August 1899

1900
Frederick Borden LAWTON (29 June 1877 - 1965) & Ann HOWARTH (1875 - )
married 16 May 1900

1901
George J A DUMAS (abt. 1874 - ) & Sadie S LAWTON (29 November 1878 - 20 January 1946)
married 14 May 1901

1902
Joseph ST. JEAN (17 November 1881 - 7 March 1951 ) & Marion (Marianne) DUNN (26 July 1878 - 8 February 1972)
married 27 January 1902

1905
Arthur Presby LAWTON (16 December 1883 - 6 March 1975) & Marguerite M BROWE (BREAULT) (20 May 1884 - 5 July 1932)
married 17 December 1905
George Washington BROWE (BREAULT) (17 January 1881 - 28 February 1951) & Eleanor A WATTERS (2 November 1881 - 29 April 1965)
married 7 June 1905

1909
Joseph Alcide TREMBLAY (17 June 1881 - ) & Catherine D SULLIVAN ( - )
married 14 September 1909

1910
Albert L LAWTON (24 February 1886 - 9 November 1912) & Jane A SPELLMAN ( - )
married 23 October 1910

1912
Alfred L OLIVER (abt. 1888 - ) & Louise BOISVERT (abt. 1894 - )
married 2 August 1912

1919
Wilfred Joseph DUQUETTE ( 5 August 1899 - 3 October 1968) & Annie Laurie BROWE (BREAULT) (26 June 1900 - 20 April 1942)
married October 1919

1932
Walter Frederic THEINERT (15 June 1895 - 4 March 1955) & Edna Browe LAWTON (7 May 1906 - 13 October 1942)
married 6 December 1932
 

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