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Manchester, New Hampshire, USA

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Where is Manchester, New Hampshire, USA ? 

Manchester, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, USA

In 1722, John Goffe III settled beside Cohas Brook, later building a dam and sawmill at what was dubbed Old Harry's Town. It was granted by Massachusetts in 1727 as Tyngstown to veterans of Queen Anne's War who served in 1703 under Captain William Tyng. But at New Hampshire's 1741 separation from Massachusetts, the grant was ruled invalid and substituted with Wilton, Maine, so Governor Benning Wentworth rechartered the town in 1751 as Derryfield. Derryfield remains a neighborhood in contemporary Manchester, along its easternmost area adjacent to Massabesic Lake.

In 1807, Samuel Blodget opened a canal and lock system to allow vessels passage around the falls. He envisioned here a great industrial center, "the Manchester of America", like the Industrial Revolution's Manchester in England, the first industrialized city in the world. In 1809, Benjamin Prichard and others built a cotton spinning mill operated by water power on the western bank of the Merrimack. Following Blodgett's suggestion, Derryfield was renamed Manchester in 1810, the year the mill was incorporated as the Amoskeag Cotton & Woolen Manufacturing Company...wikipedia


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Manchester, New Hampshire, USA  - BUSINESS BLOCK BURNED.

Manchester, N.H., May 13. - The large six-story KENNARD business block was badly damaged by fire this morning, with a loss to the owners and occupants of $100,000.

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Decatur, Illinois 
May 14, 1899
Manchester, New Hampshire, USA

BUSINESS BLOCK BURNED.

Manchester, N.H., May 13. - The large six-story KENNARD business block was badly damaged by fire this morning, with a loss... Read MORE...
Manchester, New Hampshire, USA  - Amoskeag National Bank and Merchants National Bank
Manchester, New Hampshire, USA

Amoskeag National Bank and Merchants National Bank
Manchester, New Hampshire, USA  - Amoskeag Falls, Bridge and Gate House, Merrimac River, Manchester, N.H.
Manchester, New Hampshire, USA

Amoskeag Falls, Bridge and Gate House, Merrimac River, Manchester, N.H.
Manchester, New Hampshire, USA  - Elm Street looking North
Manchester, New Hampshire, USA

Elm Street looking North

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History of Manchester, New Hampshire / History of towns in United...Read MORE...

1810 - Manchester, New Hampshire founded

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News  1858 - TERRIBLE RAILROAD ACCIDENT.
We stop the press to announce a frightful accident that occurred near this city, on the Central...Read MORE...

News  1870 - DISASTROUS FIRES. Six Acres of Buildings Burned in Manchester, N.H. -Two Hundred Families Rendered Homeless
Manchester, N.H., July 8. At 2 o’clock this morning a fire broke out in one of the buildings in the ...Read MORE...

News  1871 - Long-term Letter Carrier
Manchester, N.H., boasts of a letter-carrier who has been such in that city for twenty two years,...Read MORE...

News  1873 - May 20 - Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis receive United States patent #139121 for using copper rivets to strengthen the pockets of denim work pants.
Levi Strauss & Co. begin manufacturing the famous Levi's brand of jeans, using fabric from the...Read MORE...

News  1896 - Dam and Bridge Gone.
Manchester, N. H., March 2. - The Merrimac and Piscataquog rivers, swelled by the continued rain of ...Read MORE...

News  1903 - FIRE AT MANCHESTER. The Massabesic Hotel Destroyed - Probably the Work of an Incendiary.
Manchester, N. H. May 14. - The Massabesic hotel in this city was destroyed by fire tonight. The...Read MORE...

1906
Manchester, a city, one of the capitals of Hillsboro co., N.H., is situated on the Merrimac River,...Read MORE...

News  1909 - LOSS IS $100,000 - ONE LIFE LOST AT A FIRE IN MANCHESTER TODAY.
Manchester, N. H., April 8. - All the worldly possessions of 2000 Greeks, Armenians,...Read MORE...

News  1914 - June 24 – In Manchester, New Hampshire, a downtown fire causes $400,000 damage and injures 19 firemen.

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June 24, 1914
1969 - October 30 - WXPO TV channel 50 in Manchester, NH (IND) 1st broadcast

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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Bettez
flag  Rodolphe BETTEZ (11 January 1889, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - 2 December 1922, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA )

Brown
flag  Abigail BROWN (30 May 1829, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - 14 May 1906, Williston, Vermont, USA)

COUTURIER
flag  Delia Adeline COUTURIER (October 1856, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - bet. 1915-1930, , Massachusetts, USA)

Dickinson
flag  Patrick DICKINSON (1851, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - 20 April 1872, Dalton, Massachusetts, USA)

Fisher
flag  Elizabeth FISHER (14 August 1895, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - 21 January 1967, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA (Indian Orchard)) gravestone

Grandmont
flag  Clara GRANDMONT (24 April 1893, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - February 1981, , New Hampshire, USA)

Hebert
flag  Henri HEBERT (January 28 1883, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - August 10 1963, Boscawen, New Hampshire, USA)

Moulton
flag  Addie Rebecca MOULTON (16 August 1855, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - , )

Newton
flag  Sadie M NEWTON (28 August 1871, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - 16 July 1933, Lancaster, Coos, New Hampshire, USA) gravestone

Nichols
flag  Henry James NICHOLS (7 January 1854, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - 31 December 1909, Milford, New Hampshire, USA)

Orrill
flag  Anna Hattie ORRILL (31 December 1888, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - February1976, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA )
flag  George Edward ORRILL (2 October 1885, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - 2 April 1967, Tampa, Florida, USA)
flag  John Henry (Jean Henri) ORRILL (26 February 1884, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - 4 May 1975, Deerfield, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA) gravestone
flag  Laura Agnes ORRILL (29 November 1897, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - , )
flag  Leona Elizabeth ORRILL (13 November 1881, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - , )

Orrill (Orale)
flag  William Henry ORRILL (ORALE) (abt. 3 March 1849, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - 12 December 1909, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA ) gravestone

Orzechowski
flag  Victoria Francis "Vicky" ORZECHOWSKI (2 August 1911, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - 22 September 2000, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA ) gravestone

Paquette
flag  Adelie Mary PAQUETTE (19 July 1872, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - 25 December 1925, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA)

Pond
flag  Howard Walton POND (4 April 1897, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - 13 March 1960, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA (Indian Orchard)) gravestone

RAND
flag  Thomas RAND (22 May 1776, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - 31 May 1857, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Wheeler
flag  Merlin Scott WHEELER (6 April 1898, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - 11 November 1925, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA )
 

Ancestors Who Died Here

We currently have information about 60 ancestors who died in Manchester, New Hampshire, USA .
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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1851
Cyrille LEBRUN (1 March 1826 - 15 October 1878) & Lea (Leocadie) BOUCHER (9 February 1831 - 9 March 1904)
married 18 May 1851

1853
Louis DUGUAY (August 1834 - May 1866) & Eloise CAYA (10 October 1832 - 8 August 1902)
married abt. 1853

1861
Benjamin SHEPLEY (abt. 1820 - ) & Emeline MESSER (HASSER) (abt. 1837 - )
married 23 September 1861

1873
Octave CAYA (1848 - ) & Mary BEAUDOIN (abt. 1847 - )
married 7 January 1873

1878
Isiah François (Frank) GENDREAU (18 March 1858 - 2 February 1929) & Marie GLAUDE (18 March 1858 - 22 March 1894)
married 2 April 1878

1880
William Henry ORRILL (ORALE) (abt. 3 March 1849 - 12 December 1909) & Laura Evelina LEBRUN (June 1858 - 29 April 1940)
married 27 March 1880

1886
George R BROWN (abt. 1857 - ) & Jennie Frances MOULTON (10 August 1864 - 3 June 1932)
married 11 October 1886

1891
Clarence Melville NURSE (1862 - ) & Sadie M NEWTON (28 August 1871 - 16 July 1933)
married 11 June 1891

1893
Jean Louis BEAUDRY (28 September 1863 - 2 August 1922) & Clara GAUVREAU ( - )
married 13 June 1893

1898
Ernest C WILLETT (abt. 1876 - 5 December 1965) & Ectorine BOISVERT (abt. 1878 - )
married 12 July 1898

1900
Arthur AUGER (<1872> - ) & Agnese-Lumina TURMEL (<1881> - 11 February 1905)
married 3 June 1900

1907
George Crosley FEIGE (27 July 1882 - 9 February 1964) & Rose Maude LITTLE (1878 - 8 February 1935)
married 28 November 1907

1932
Herbert Irving STEWART (3 November 1906 - 5 July 1974) & Etta Alberta RHEEL (17 June 1905 - 17 August 1987)
married 17 March 1932
 

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