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Dudley, Massachusetts, USA

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Where is Dudley, Massachusetts, USA? 

Dudley, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Dudley was first settled in 1714 and was officially incorporated in 1732. The town was named for landholders Paul and William Dudley.
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Dudley, Massachusetts, USA - Nichols College, Dudley, MA
Dudley, Massachusetts, USA

Nichols College, Dudley, MA

"Nichols College is a private, four-year, not-for-profit, coeducational college located in Dudley, Massachusetts.... Read MORE...
Dudley, Massachusetts, USA - Stevens Linen Mills
Dudley, Massachusetts, USA

Stevens Linen Mills

"Stevens Linen, the first linen textile mill in the United States, was formed in 1846 in Dudley Massachusetts. Built from... Read MORE...

Dudley, Massachusetts, USA - Dudley Hill Inn, Dudley, MA

A 1908 postcard depicting the Dudley Hill Inn. The building was later taken over by Nichols College and converted to Conrad Hall which houses faculty offices.
Dudley, Massachusetts, USA

Dudley Hill Inn, Dudley, MA

A 1908 postcard depicting the Dudley Hill Inn. The building was later taken over by Nichols College and converted to... Read MORE...
Dudley, Massachusetts, USA - Street View, Dudley Hill, Mass.
Dudley, Massachusetts, USA

Street View, Dudley Hill, Mass.
Dudley, Massachusetts, USA - Birdseye View of Dudley Hill, Dudley, Mass.
Dudley, Massachusetts, USA

Birdseye View of Dudley Hill, Dudley, Mass.
Dudley, Massachusetts, USA - Bird's Eye View Dudley Hill, Dudley, Mass
Dudley, Massachusetts, USA

Bird's Eye View Dudley Hill, Dudley, Mass
Dudley, Massachusetts, USA - High Pond and the Birches, Dudley, Mass.
Dudley, Massachusetts, USA

High Pond and the Birches, Dudley, Mass.
Dudley, Massachusetts, USA - Sunset Camp, Echo Lake, Dudley, Mass.
Dudley, Massachusetts, USA

Sunset Camp, Echo Lake, Dudley, Mass.
Dudley, Massachusetts, USA - Magiera's Dairy bottle cap
Dudley, Massachusetts, USA

Magiera's Dairy bottle cap
Dudley, Massachusetts, USA - Ziemba Dairy bottle cap
Dudley, Massachusetts, USA

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1731 – 1732 - Dudley set off from Oxford

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June 20, 1732 - First Town Meeting held at Carter House in Dudley

A Commemorative Profile of Dudley Massachusetts by Dudley Bicentennial Committee, 1976
1734 - Meeting House built in Dudley

A Commemorative Profile of Dudley Massachusetts by Dudley Bicentennial Committee, 1976
1760 - Capt. Joshua Healy House built in Dudley

A Commemorative Profile of Dudley Massachusetts by Dudley Bicentennial Committee, 1976
1776 - George Washington Slept Here
In April 1776, on his way to New York City from Boston after his victory in the Siege of Boston,...Read MORE...

1804 - Black Tavern built on Dudley Hill

A Commemorative Profile of Dudley Massachusetts by Dudley Bicentennial Committee, 1976
1824 - Congregational Church built in Dudley

A Commemorative Profile of Dudley Massachusetts by Dudley Bicentennial Committee, 1976
38. DUDLEY. [Pop. 1,352. Inc 1732.]
This township was granted to Paul and William Dudley, of Roxbury, sons of Governor Dudley.

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1845 - Methodist Church built on Dudley Hill

A Commemorative Profile of Dudley Massachusetts by Dudley Bicentennial Committee, 1976
1848 - Dudley
This township was originally granted to the Hon. Messrs. Paul and William Dudley of Roxbury, while...Read MORE...

1859
DUDLEY, a township of Worcester co., in the state of Massachusetts, U.S., 58 m. SW of Boston,...Read MORE...

News  1868 - Hon. Wm. Hancock died at his residence, in Dudley, Massachusetts, on the 14th inst, aged 76 years. Colonel Hancock was a lineal descendant of John Hancock of Revolutionary memory.

The Progress-Index
Petersburg, Virginia
June 19, 1868
News  1873 - A French woman and child in Dudley, Massachusetts, were so badly burned by an explosion of kerosene oil, Saturday night that both died, another child cannot recover.

The Daily Milwaukee News
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
July 8, 1873
News  1875 - A Useful Sort of Pastor
The Boston Traveller tells a story on Mr. Williams, the ancient pastor of Dudley, Massachusetts,...Read MORE...

1885 - Nichols Academy Boarding House built in 1885.
It later became the Dudley Inn and then a Nichols College dormitory.
A Commemorative Profile of Dudley Massachusetts by Dudley Bicentennial Committee, 1976
Dudley Massachusetts, 1890
Dudley is a pleasant and prosperous town lying in the southwesterly part of Worcester County, on...Read MORE...

1890 - Congregational Church destroyed by fire in Dudley. Conant Memorial Church built.

A Commemorative Profile of Dudley Massachusetts by Dudley Bicentennial Committee, 1976
1916
Dudley, a post-village of Worcester oo., Mass., in Dudley township (town), about 18 miles S. by W....Read MORE...

1931 - Budleigh Hall, originally the summer home of the Conant family, used by Dudley Bible School and later Nichols Academy was destroyed by fire.

A Commemorative Profile of Dudley Massachusetts by Dudley Bicentennial Committee, 1976

Ancestors Who Were Born Here

We currently have information about 49 ancestors who were born in Dudley, Massachusetts, USA.
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Ancestors Who Died Here


Brandes
immigrant flag  Louisa BRANDES (abt. 1838, Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany (Hannover) - 3 April 1903, Dudley, Massachusetts, USA)

Dodge
flag  Mary Etta DODGE (29 July 1872, West Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA - 11 October 1915, Dudley, Massachusetts, USA)

Forget
flag  Rodolphe Alonzo FORGET (20 April 1912, Dudley, Massachusetts, USA - 14 August 1916, Dudley, Massachusetts, USA)

Gatzke
flag  Edward O GATZKE (9 April 1902, Dudley, Massachusetts, USA - 24 April 1973, Dudley, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Holmes
flag  Ezra HOLMES (1784, Stoughton, Massachusetts, USA - 23 June 1853, Dudley, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Jesse
flag  Alex William JESSE (9 May 1871, Webster, Massachusetts, USA - 9 January 1892, Dudley, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
flag  Dorate E JESSE (21 February 1878, Webster, Massachusetts, USA - 26 October 1880, Dudley, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Jesse (Jassey)
immigrant flag  Jacob JESSE (JASSEY) (July 1839, , Germany (German States) (German Empire) - 26 January 1905, Dudley, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

King
immigrant flag  Frederick KING (abt. 1829, Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany (Hannover) - 19 November 1875, Dudley, Massachusetts, USA)

Korch
 flag  Anna R KORCH (5 July 1891, East Lyme, Connecticut, USA - 28 October 1971, Dudley, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
flag  Barbara M KORCH (26 March 1927, Webster, Massachusetts, USA - 13 March 2007, Dudley, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Krueger
immigrant flag  Herman Gustave KRUEGER (January 1865, , Prussia (Germany) - 1946, Dudley, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Peloquin
flag  Narcisse L (Ted) PELOQUIN (3 March 1922, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA - 26 August 2008, Dudley, Massachusetts, USA)

Perron
flag  Georges PERRON (14 February 1838, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec) - 12 March 1913, Dudley, Massachusetts, USA)

Plaza
World War II Soldier flag  Stephen Francis PLAZA (30 May 1916, Webster, Massachusetts, USA - 21 May 2013, Dudley, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Portel
immigrant flag  Bridget PORTEL (1830, , Ireland - 22 January 1918, Dudley, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Rollins
flag  Ralph Charles ROLLINS (18 July 1905, Dudley, Massachusetts, USA - 1906, Dudley, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Smith
flag  Nathan SMITH (24 July 1731, Stoughton, Massachusetts, USA - 1793, Dudley, Massachusetts, USA)

Tomko
immigrant flag  George TOMKO (1874, , Hungary (Austria-Hungary) - 9 April 1913, Dudley, Massachusetts, USA)

Walsh (Welch)
immigrant flag  Martin WALSH (WELCH) (1826, , Ireland - 20 January 1906, Dudley, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Williams
flag  Elizabeth WILLIAMS (22 November 1729, Stoughton, Massachusetts, USA - 1793, Dudley, Massachusetts, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1735
Perley HOWE (1710 - 10 March 1753) & Damaris CADY (22 September 1717 - 4 February 1776)
married 27 September 1735

1876
Gustave SHULTZE (abt. 1841 - ) & Louisa BRANDES (abt. 1838 - 3 April 1903)
married 9 December 1876

1897
Herman Gustave KRUEGER (January 1865 - 1946) & Anna JESSE (October 1868 - 1921)
married 1 May 1897

1923
Walter F DUPRE (24 October 1901 - 12 February 1977) & Helena C WALSH (25 September 1903 - 6 May 1979)
married 1923

1926
Alfred A GABOURY (29 August 1906 - July 1985) & Cleytris Marion WALSH (01 May 1910 - 15 October 1995)
married 1926
 

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