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Holden, Massachusetts, USA

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Where is Holden, Massachusetts, USA? 

Holden, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
The town was founded in 1741, and the Town Square was donated by John Hancock, former Governor of Massachusetts.
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15. HOLDEN. [Pop. 1,874. Inc. 1741.]
Holden was separated from Worcester, and named in honor of an English gentleman, whose family...Read MORE...

1848 - Holden
This town was taken wholly from the town of Worcester, being included in their original grants, and ...Read MORE...

News  1871 - A TORNADO. HOUSES, BARNS AND TREES PROSTRATED IN MASSACHUSETTS - DESTRUCTION IN ITS PATH - SEVERAL PERSONS INJURED.
Worcester, Mass., June 11. - A sweeping tornado passed through the towns of Paxton, Holden and West ...Read MORE...

Holden Massachusetts, 1890
Holden is a large town occupying high ground near the centre of Worcester County. Its form is...Read MORE...

1916
Holden, a post-village in Holden township (town), Worcester co., Mass., on the Boston and Maine R., ...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Cutting
flag  David H. CUTTING (1821, Holden, Massachusetts, USA - 3 August 1885, Spencer, Massachusetts, USA)
flag  Eliel L. CUTTING (1849, Holden, Massachusetts, USA - 15 October 1869, Pelham, Massachusetts, USA)

Fales
flag  Daniel FALES (1804, Holden, Massachusetts, USA - 11 February 1878, Pelham, Massachusetts, USA)

Fiske
flag  Leonard FISKE (1796, Holden, Massachusetts, USA - 15 April 1866, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst))

Gleason
flag  Jason GLEASON (10 August 1810, Holden, Massachusetts, USA - 26 November 1866, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Hastings
flag  Wilford E. HASTINGS (1848, Holden, Massachusetts, USA - 16 September 1885, Spencer, Massachusetts, USA)

Perry
flag  Isaac PERRY (1 September 1771, Holden, Massachusetts, USA - 23 May 1845, Lenox, Massachusetts, USA)
flag  John B PERRY (11 July 1781, Holden, Massachusetts, USA - 24 December 1843, Lee, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Potter
flag  David POTTER (1790, Holden, Massachusetts, USA - 6 August 1870, Dana, Massachusetts, USA*)

Rugg
immigrant - US to Canada   Josephus RUGG (19 December 1753, Holden, Massachusetts, USA - 8 February 1823, Compton, Québec, Canada (Saint-Thomas-de-Compton))

Turner
flag  Gardner Gerry TURNER (1833, Holden, Massachusetts, USA - 15 November 1860, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst)) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Bialoblocki Barnes
flag  Bertha BIALOBLOCKI BARNES (3/21/1921, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA - 12/02/2007, Holden, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Brandes
World War II Soldier flag  Harold William BRANDES (22 November 1922, Webster, Massachusetts, USA - 23 June 2004, Holden, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Choquette
flag  Marceline CHOQUETTE (January 17 1827, Saint-Mathias-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada (Pointe-Olivier) - Feb 15 1880, Holden, Massachusetts, USA)

Davis
flag  Simon DAVIS (9 July 1683, Concord, Massachusetts, USA - 16 February 1763, Holden, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Heald
flag  Dorothy HEALD (10 May 1679, Concord, Massachusetts, USA - 21 July 1776, Holden, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Holden
immigrant flag  Nellie HOLDEN (1873, , Ireland - 30 September 1895, Holden, Massachusetts, USA)

Johnston
immigrant - Canada to US   Margaruite "Peg" C JOHNSTON (12 June 1922, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada - 21 November 2004, Holden, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1768
Josephus RUGG (19 December 1753 - 8 February 1823) & Hepsibah NURSE (1 July 1755 - 12 January 1813)
married 30 November 1768

1782
Gardner GODDARD (15 March 1763 - 16 November 1816) & Sophia RICE (10 March 1765 - 18 April 1845)
married 11 December 1782

1825
Samuel JOHNSON (18 December 1803 - 5 May 1888) & Asenath GODDARD (23 July 1796 - 17 June 1883)
married 6 February 1825
 

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