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Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA

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Where is Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA? 

Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Fitchburg was first settled in 1730 as part of Lunenburg, and was officially set apart from that township and incorporated in 1764. It is named for John Fitch, a settler. In July 1748, during the French and Indian War, Fitch and his family, living in this isolated spot, were abducted to Canada by Native Americans, but returned the next year.
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Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA - Wallace Library and Art Museum
First Baptist Church (1906)
Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA

Wallace Library and Art Museum
First Baptist Church (1906)
  
Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA - Prospect Street looking North (1911)
Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA

Prospect Street looking North (1911)
Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA - Fitchburg State Normal School (1915)
Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA

Fitchburg State Normal School (1915)

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4. FITCHBURG. [Pop. 2,604. Inc. 1764.]
Fitchburg, originally a part of Lunenburg, and including a part of Ashby, was probably named...Read MORE...

1848 - Fitchburg
This town was originally a part of the town of Lunenburg, and wholly included in the grant made to...Read MORE...

Beautiful Fitchburg, MA Postcards From the Past


Beautiful Fitchburg, MA Postcards From the Past...Read MORE...

News  1854 - The Destructive Gate - Its Effects at the East.
...In Fitchburg, the large brick engine-house, belonging to the Fitchburg and Worcester Railroad...Read MORE...

News  1887 - HORSE CAR ACCIDENT. A PANIC ON A STREET RAILWAY RESULTS FATALLY.
Fitchburg, Mass., July 5. - (Special Telegram to the Bee) -- A terrible accident occurred yesterday ...Read MORE...

News  1889 - A Narrow Escape.
George E. Hayward narrowly escaped being crushed by the falling of a gravel roof about 6 p.m.,...Read MORE...

Fitchburg Massachusetts, 1890
FITCHBURG is a flourishing manufacturing city, the semi-capital of Worcester County, situated in...Read MORE...

News  1893 - Fire
Fire caught on W. A. Garno's boiler and engine house, probably from the furnace, about 9 p. m.,...Read MORE...

News  1912 - WRECK ON BOSTON & MAINE.
Two Killed When Engine and Train Have a Collision.

FITCHBURG, Mass., Nov. 16. - One railroad...Read MORE...

1916
Fitchburg, a city and one of the capitals of Worcester co. Mass., on the Nashua River, 50 miles...Read MORE...

News  1927 - Flood
...A railroad accident was averted at Fitchburg, Mass., early today when police flagged a Boston...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here

We currently have information about 32 ancestors who were born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA.
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Ancestors Who Died Here

We currently have information about 29 ancestors who died in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA.
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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1850
Patrick WALSH (abt. 1821 - 30 December 1893) & Mary Ann CROSSEN (CROSSIN) (abt. 1821 - 29 February 1873)
married 23 May 1850

1855
Michael THOMPSON (abt. 1833 - ) & Mary WALSH (abt. 1827 - 31 December 1899)
married 29 July 1855

1874
Patrick WALSH (abt. 1821 - 30 December 1893) & Maria SHANLEY (abt. 1840 - abt. 1918)
married 22 August 1874

1884
John W WALSH (1860 - 12 August 1887) & Emma F CORBETT (abt. 1862 - )
married 26 November 1884

1888
Herbert H LYONS (18 September 1855 - 6 May 1908) & Sarah A CORCORAN (23 August 1861 - 26 December 1916)
married 9 February 1888

1904
David B WALSH (20 August 1880 - 7 December 1908) & Mary Stella GORMAN (abt. 1875 - )
married 7 November 1904

1905
John W. GRAVELLE (July 31, 1879 - 1959) & Flora M LOZEAU (abt. 1887 - 25 October 1936)
married 23 August 1905

1907
Frederick Edward WALSH (2 July 1876 - 29 March 1959) & Alice E MALLEY (13 April 1884 - 24 August 1970)
married 29 January 1907

1917
James Henry WALSH (24 February 1889 - 1961) & Marguerite Alice SHEEHAN (1889 - 1960)
married 16 July 1917

1919
Arthur Dennis ARCHAMBAULT (ARCHAMBEAU) (12 October 1886 - 29 August 1970) & Lillian MORIN (23 March 1891 - 15 June 1958)
married 18 August 1919

1946
Joe Crowley PERSONS (2 April 1921 - 5 March 2003) & Rita Mary THOMAS (17 June 1927 - 28 April 2006)
married 2 March 1946
 

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