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Milford, Massachusetts, USA

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Milford, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
...Captain Seth Chapin and Elder John Jones were the first to settle on land that was to become Milford. Our Main Street was called the Sherborn Road at that time. Many of the oldest homes are in the North Purchase and it was a great distance to travel to Mendon for Sunday worship in the First Congregational Church. The “Mill River” people, as Milfordians were named, petitioned to separate from Mendon and have their own town and Church. In 1741 they were granted the right to have the Second Congregational Church and be known as the “Easterly Precinct.” In 1780, Milford was incorporated and our Church became the First Congregational Church...milford.ma.us/ pages/ boards-committees/ historical-commission/ milford-history.php


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Milford, Massachusetts, USA - Highest Price For Eggs
Mann's New Bone Cutter
F. W. Mann Company, Milford, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
November 1898
Milford, Massachusetts, USA

Highest Price For Eggs
Mann's New Bone Cutter
F. W. Mann Company, Milford, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
November 1898
Milford, Massachusetts, USA - Mansion House
Milford, Massachusetts, USA

Mansion House
Milford, Massachusetts, USA - Milford, Mass., Regal Shoe Co.
Milford, Massachusetts, USA

Milford, Mass., Regal Shoe Co.
Milford, Massachusetts, USA - Main Street Looking North (1907)
Milford, Massachusetts, USA

Main Street Looking North (1907)

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20. MILFORD. [Pop. 1,773. Inc. 1780.]
This was once the northeasterly part of Mendon, and when so, was called Mill River.

One...Read MORE...

1848 - Milford
This town was formerly the north easterly part of Mendon. It was set off as a Separate parish in...Read MORE...

News  1867 - Destructive Fire at Milford
WORCESTER, Mass., Sunday, Dec. 29. A fire occurred in Milford, on Saturday afternoon, which...Read MORE...

News  1868 - Fire in Milford, Mass.
MILFORD, Mass., Thursday, April 2. A fire in Milford, this morning, destroyed Underwood's large...Read MORE...

News  1882 - VALUABLE MACHINERY LOST. BURNING OF THE CLINCHING-SCREW FACTORY AT MILFORD, MASS.
MILFORD, Mass., Feb. 23. - The manufactory of Estabrook & Co., was burned last evening. The fire,...Read MORE...

News  1889 - PANIC UNDER A CIRCUS TENT. HUNDREDS OF PERSONS INJURED BY THE SEATS FALLING DOWN.
FRIGHT ADDED TO THEIR DANGER.
SOMEONE YELLED THAT THE ANIMALS WERE ESCAPING, AND IN THE STAMPEDE...Read MORE...

1890 Milford Massachusetts
Milford is a pleasant and prosperous town in the southeasterly border of Worcester County, about 34 ...Read MORE...

News  1897 - HIT A LIVE WIRE.
Milford, Mass., Oct. 14. - Albert J. Cook, a carpenter of this place, sustained injuries which it...Read MORE...

1906
Milford, a post-village in Milford township (town), Worcester co., Mass., on the Boston and Albany...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Allen
flag  Samuel ALLEN (1773, Milford, Massachusetts, USA - 13 November 1855, Pelham, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
flag  Sidney W. ALLEN (29 August 1841, Milford, Massachusetts, USA - 8 August 1871, Medway, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

BARBER
flag  James BARBER (16 May 1779, Milford, Massachusetts, USA - 15 October 1844, Milford, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Bucknenn
flag  George BUCKNENN (1812, Milford, Massachusetts, USA - 9 May 1870, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA)

Davis
flag  Moses DAVIS (1798, Milford, Massachusetts, USA - 2 January 1859, Pelham, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Ellis
flag  Washington ELLIS (17 February 1814, Milford, Massachusetts, USA - 13 August 1850, Milford, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Jones
flag  Elbridge Payson JONES (5 September 1870, Milford, Massachusetts, USA - 22 July 1908, Newton, Massachusetts, USA)

Keegan
flag  Abigail Ann KEEGAN (20 November 1848, Milford, Massachusetts, USA - 15 June 1891, Santa Rosa, California, USA) gravestone

Lyons
flag  Herbert H LYONS (18 September 1855, Milford, Massachusetts, USA - 6 May 1908, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Scammell
flag  John Wheeler SCAMMELL (22 March 1818, Milford, Massachusetts, USA - 7 August 1844, Milford, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Seguin
flag  Lydia Mary SEGUIN (18 November 1877, Milford, Massachusetts, USA - 17 March 1913, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA)

Sumner
flag  Sally SUMNER (1799, Milford, Massachusetts, USA - 19 May 1879, Holliston, Massachusetts, USA (Metcalf))

Thayer
flag  Artemas THAYER (5 August 1774, Milford, Massachusetts, USA - 4 October 1845, Milford, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
flag  Joel THAYER (23 August 1764, Milford, Massachusetts, USA - 5 March 1840, Copley, Summit, Ohio, USA)
flag  Joshua THAYER (15 August 1759, Milford, Massachusetts, USA - 2 December 1812, Leverett, Massachusetts, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Died Here

We currently have information about 56 ancestors who died in Milford, Massachusetts, USA.
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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1784
Joel THAYER (23 August 1764 - 5 March 1840) & Susannah CHENEY (5 December 1760 - 2 September 1848)
married 15 April 1784

1869
Albert Wheeler JONES (19 January 1846 - ) & Lydia Rogers PAYSON (abt. 1850 - 3 January 1879)
married 4 August 1869

1939
William Vincent MCDONOUGH (3 June 1904 - 16 November 1985) & Margaret Elizabeth FEIGE (12 April 1906 - 31 October 1995)
married 1939
 

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