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Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

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Where is Waterbury, Connecticut, USA? 

Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
The original Indian name for the area was 'Matetacoke' (meaning poorly wooded area) and this original settlement at Mattatuck would be named Waterbury upon official recognition by the General Court as the 28th town in the state of Connecticut. Having been established out of Farmington, Waterbury was originally part of Hartford County, but in May 1728 became part of New Haven County as it remains today.www.greaterwaterbury.com/ waterbury_history.php


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Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - The Clinton Safety Pin
The Oakville Company
Waterbury, Conn.

The Ladies' Home Journal
May 1898
Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

The Clinton Safety Pin
The Oakville Company
Waterbury, Conn.

The Ladies' Home Journal
May 1898
Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - Corner North and West Main Streets, Waterbury, Conn.
Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

Corner North and West Main Streets, Waterbury, Conn.
Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - Willow Street, Waterbury, Conn.
Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

Willow Street, Waterbury, Conn.
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1674 - Settlers from Farmington purchase land at Mattatuck from the Tunxis Indians; this area later becomes Waterbury and Naugatuck.

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1728 – Waterbury, at its own request, is transferred from Hartford County to New Haven County.

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1802 - Brass industry begun at Waterbury by Abel Porter and associates.

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1819 - Waterbury
Waterbury is a post township, situated in the northwest part of the county, 20 miles distant from...Read MORE...

News  1865 - EXTENSIVE FIRE. The Spirit of Fire After Connecticut Buttons - Heavy Loss.
NEW-HAVEN, Friday, Aug. 18.
The large button factory of MALTBY, MORTON & Co., in Waterbury, Conn., ...Read MORE...

News  1889 - A BAD FREIGHT WRECK.
WATERBURY, Ct., July 2. - In confusion, piled up end over end, nearly all of 11 loaded freight cars ...Read MORE...

1894 - April 10 - Waterbury, CT received 14 inches of snow

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News  1896 - FLED FOR THEIR LIVES. Disastrous Fire in a Waterbury Factory To-day.
Waterbury, Jan. 9. - There was a $20,000 to $30,000 fire to-day at the brass goods factory of...Read MORE...

News  1904 - WATERBURY HOTEL AMONG BUILDINGS IN THE FIRE
Waterbury, Conn., Jan. 18. - A row of wooden buildings on Bank Street at Exchange Palce[sic], was...Read MORE...

News  1910 - "BUGS" RAYMOND IN WRECK.
Ball Player Bruised in Crash on the New Haven.

WATERBURY, Conn., Sept. 1. - A passenger train...Read MORE...

News  1916 - ONE KILLED, 5 HURT IN WATERBURY FIRE
The Connecticut Hotel Destroyed by Blaze - Sixty Guests In Peril

WATERBURY, Conn Jan. 4.- One...Read MORE...

1926 - July 22 - 105°F (41°C), Waterbury, Connecticut (state record)

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1953 - September 4 - WATR TV channel 20 in Waterbury, CT (NBC) begins

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News  1955 - Hurricane Diane
...Flood waters apparently hit hardest at Stroudsburg, Pa., with at least 20 counted dead, and...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Abbott
flag  John Vincent ABBOTT (9 September 1877, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - 10 October 1968, Watertown, Connecticut, USA) gravestone
flag  Loren Styles ABBOTT (8 November 1871, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - 16 December 1962, Stratford, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Alcox
flag  Solomon ALCOX (8 May 1759, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - 21 May 1818, Wolcott, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Baldwin
American Revolutionary War Soldier flag  Jonathan BALDWIN (15 September 1722, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - 2 April 1802, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Boulanger
flag  William BOULANGER (September 13 1901, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - 1980, Beacon, New York, USA (Matteawan) (Fishkill Landing)) gravestone

Brocket
flag  Ann May BROCKET (1858, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - 22 June 1879, Lee, Massachusetts, USA)

Curtiss
US Civil War Soldiers flag  Franklin B CURTISS (24 February 1841, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - 6 June 1917, ) gravestone
 US Civil War Soldiers flag  Lewis Cleveland CURTISS (27 May 1846, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - 3 May 1896, Plattsmouth, Cass, Nebraska, USA) gravestone
flag  Lucius CURTISS (18 July 1811, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - 8 January 1889, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Mallory
flag  Abigail MALLORY (20 November 1771, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - , )
flag  Hannah MALLORY (5 May 1767, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - , )
flag  Jonah MALLORY (29 September 1773, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - , )
flag  Jonathan Allen MALLORY (18 April 1769, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - , )
flag  Levi MALLORY (20 August 1781, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - , )
flag  Lucy MALLORY (20 August 1781, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - , )
flag  Lydia MALLORY (20 August 1781, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - , )
flag  Peter MALLORY (9 October 1775, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - , )
flag  Silva MALLORY (7 February 1778, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - , )

Parsons
flag  Eli PARSONS (1799, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - 4 May 1860, Egremont, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Scoville
flag  John SCOVILLE (27 October 1738, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - 13 September 1807, Woodbury, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Sutliff
flag  Zerviah SUTLIFF (29 January 1772, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - , )

Tucker
flag  Henry TUCKER (1830, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - 17 March 1897, Boscawen, New Hampshire, USA) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Austin
  Edmund AUSTIN (1739, - 26 March 1791, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA)

Baldwin
  Benjamin BALDWIN (24 November 1752, - 19 March 1801, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA) gravestone
  Noah BALDWIN (23 January 1755, - 9 January 1813, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

BALDWIN
American Revolutionary War Soldier flag  Jonathan BALDWIN (15 September 1722, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - 2 April 1802, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Buck
  Norman H BUCK (1858, - 24 July 1880, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

CURTISS
flag  Lucius CURTISS (18 July 1811, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - 8 January 1889, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Edwards
flag  Nathan Louis EDWARDS (24 June 1937, Warwick, Rhode Island, USA (Hillsgrove) (Pontiac) - 23 May 1973, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Fairfield
 immigrant - Canada to US   Arthur FAIRFIELD (November 1852, Saint-Lin-Laurentides, Montcalm, Québec, Canada (Saint-Lin-de-Lachenaie) - 9 November 1936, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA)

Follen
flag  Elizabeth FOLLEN (June 1862, , New York, USA - abt. 1937, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA)

Hotchkiss
flag  Silas HOTCHKISS (20 November 1719, Wallingford, Connecticut, USA - 9 January 1783, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Lavoie
flag  Joseph Leo LAVOIE (5 January 1895, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA - 23 April 1953, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA)
flag  Raymond LAVOIE (21 February 1914, Windham, Connecticut, USA (Willimantic) - 1 February 2009, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA)

Masterson
flag  Hazel Gertrude MASTERSON (22 January 1910, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - 7 August 1979, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Smith
flag  Ezekiel SMITH (1 August 1781, Woodbridge, Connecticut, USA (Amity) - 9 December 1825, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA)

Stevens
flag  Lillian Frances STEVENS (11 January 1952, Derby, Connecticut, USA - 30 November 2005, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA)

Terrill
flag  Hannah TERRILL (2 August 1645, Milford, Connecticut, USA - 11 November 1730, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1837
Lucius CURTISS (18 July 1811 - 8 January 1889) & Mary Ann CLEVELAND (8 November 1817 - 15 September 1858)
married 12 September 1837
 

Cemeteries in Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

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