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Poughkeepsie, New York, USA

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Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York, USA
Poughkeepsie, officially the City of Poughkeepsie, is a city in the state of New York, United States, which serves as the county seat of Dutchess County. Poughkeepsie is located in the Hudson Valley midway between New York City and Albany. The name derives from a word in the Wappinger language, roughly U-puku-ipi-sing, meaning "the reed-covered lodge by the little-water place," referring to a spring or stream feeding into the Hudson River south of the present downtown area.

Poughkeepsie is known as "The Queen City of the Hudson." It was originally settled in the 17th century by the Dutch and became New York's second capital shortly after the American Revolution. It was chartered as a city in 1854.Wikipedia


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Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - Smith Bros. Cough Drops
Poughkeepsie, New York, USA

Smith Bros. Cough Drops

"William Wallace Smith I (1830–1913) and Andrew Smith (1836–1895) were the sons of James Smith (c1800-1866) of... Read MORE...
Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - Hyde Park Road, Pougkeepsie, N.Y.
Poughkeepsie, New York, USA

Hyde Park Road, Pougkeepsie, N.Y.
Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - Drinking Fountain, Clinton Square
Poughkeepsie, New York, USA

Drinking Fountain, Clinton Square
Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - Birds Eye View looking West from Court House
Poughkeepsie, New York, USA

Birds Eye View looking West from Court House
Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - Court House, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Poughkeepsie, New York, USA

Court House, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - The Windsor Hotel, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Poughkeepsie, New York, USA

The Windsor Hotel, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

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News  1856 - COLLISION ON THE HUDSON RIVER R.R.
A terrible collision occurred on the Hudson River Railroad, about one and a half miles South of...Read MORE...

1861 - A brewer named Matthew Vassar founded Vassar College in Poughkeepsie.

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News  1868 - Foreign Students
Poughkeepsie, the City of Schools, has over a thousand pupils from abroad.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
August 8, 1868
News  1870 - Tough Test
At Poughkeepsie, N.Y., dispatch states that at the examination at West Point Military Academy,...Read MORE...

News  1870 - Wild Balloon Ride
A man named Bard, at Poughkeepsie, N.Y., on the 4th made his first balloon ascension, but lost...Read MORE...

News  1871 - Ice Boat Race
A race between ice-boats came off at Poughkeepsie, N.Y., on the 21st. The winner ran twelve miles...Read MORE...

News  1872 - WONDERFUL ESCAPE FROM DEATH.
POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y., June 28, 1872. One of the most wonderful escapes from death ever recorded in...Read MORE...

News  1874 - SHOCKING FERRY-BOAT ACCIDENT.
A WAGON AND ITS OCCUPANTS BACKED OVERBOARD - A PROMISING YOUTH.
Special Dispatch to the New York...Read MORE...

1877 - Poughkeepsie
POPULATION, 25,000. - SQUARE ACRES, 22,140.

Poughkeepsie was formed as a town March 7th, 1788....Read MORE...

News  1879 - The End of the Whistle
Locomotive whistling is to be superseded at Poughkeepsie, N.Y., by a bell worked by electricity...Read MORE...

News  1879 - Ice Boating on the Hudson
At Poughkeepsie the ice boats are seen in perfection, made of different colored woods, with...Read MORE...

News  1888 - Bad Bet
On the 9th Steve Brodie jumped from the Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) bridge in to the Hudson river, two...Read MORE...

1906
Poughkeepsie, po-kip'se, a city, the capital of Dutchess co., N.Y., is on the E. bank of the Hudson ...Read MORE...

News  1911 - TRAIN KILLS CHAUFFEUR.
Motor Failed and Car Stuck on Railway Crossing.

POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y., July 5 - When a West Shore...Read MORE...

News  1935 - Swift Fire Kills 5 in Poughkeepsie Building; 3 Boys Confess Setting It While Playing
POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y., May 3 — Five persons were trapped and burned to death this afternoon in a fire ...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Ackerman
flag  Antje ACKERMAN (3 June 1782, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - , )

Booth
flag  George H. BOOTH (1818, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - 5 June 1873, Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam))

Graham
flag  James GRAHAM (1822, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - 3 September 1862, Newport, New York, USA)

Haight
flag  Hiram L HAIGHT (1837, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - 8 August 1876, Saratoga Springs, New York, USA)

Jackson
flag  Samuel JACKSON (1844, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - 1 April 1868, Monson, Massachusetts, USA)

Kipp
flag  John KIPP (1828, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - 17 April 1867, , New Jersey, USA)

More
flag  Thomas MORE (1788, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - 28 June 1855, Sheffield, Massachusetts, USA)

Ross
flag  Mattie A ROSS (abt. 1867, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - 22 January 1939, Bradenton, Florida, USA)

Singer
flag  Benjamin SINGER (26 November 1779, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - , )

Zekket
flag  Elisabeth ZEKKET (27 May 1739, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - , )
 

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