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Dayton, Ohio, USA

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Where is Dayton, Ohio, USA? 

Dayton is the county seat of Montgomery County.

Dayton was founded on April 1, 1796, by a group of 12 settlers known as "The Thompson Party." They traveled in March from Cincinnati up the Great Miami River by pirogue and landed at what is now St. Clair Street, where they found two small camps of Native Americans.Wikipedia


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Dayton, Ohio, USA - Kid Gloves Cost Money

Hudson Rubber Company, Dayton, Ohio

Ladies' Home Journal
September 1898
Dayton, Ohio, USA

Kid Gloves Cost Money

Hudson Rubber Company, Dayton, Ohio

Ladies' Home Journal
September 1898
Dayton, Ohio, USA - Webster Street Engine House
Dayton, Ohio, USA

Webster Street Engine House

Dayton, Ohio, USA - The Rike-Kumler Co. and Miami Hotel, Dayton, Ohio.
Dayton, Ohio, USA

The Rike-Kumler Co. and Miami Hotel, Dayton, Ohio.
Dayton, Ohio, USA - St. Elizabeth Hospital, Dayton, Ohio.
Dayton, Ohio, USA

St. Elizabeth Hospital, Dayton, Ohio.

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News  1854 - TORNADO AT DAYTON - BUILDING BLOWN DOWN - MAN KILLED BY LIGHTNING - CORNFIELDS PROSTRATED.
On Saturday a heavy storm of wind and rain passed over Dayton, doing considerable damage in the way ...Read MORE...

News  1869 - Killed by Stone
A son of John Cupp, of Dayton, Ohio, aged about 13, was instantly killed the other day in that...Read MORE...

1878 - James Ritty of Dayton developed the first cash register.

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News  1879 - November 4 - James Ritty patents 1st cash register, to combat stealing by bartenders in his Dayton, Ohio saloon

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November 4, 1879
News  1898 - FOUGHT THE FLAMES FOR HOURS.
Twenty Thousand Dollars’ Worth of Property Destroyed in Dayton.
Special to the Plain...Read MORE...

1903 - The Wright Brothers, a pair of bicycle shop owners from Dayton, became the first in flight

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1910 - November 7 - The first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) is undertaken by the Wright Brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse.

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1913 - March 26 - Dayton, Ohio almost destroyed when Scioto, Miami, & Muskingum River reach flood stage simultaneously
The Ohio River Basin flood reached a peak. Ten inch rains over a wide area of the Ohio River Basin...Read MORE...

1916
Dayton, a city, capital of Montgomery co., Ohio, is situated on the left or E. bank of the Great...Read MORE...

April 19, 1919: Leslie Irvin made the first free-fall parachute jump, Dayton, Ohio

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1923 - February 2 - Ethyl gasoline 1st marketed, Dayton, Ohio

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News  1934 - August 19 - The first All-American Soap Box Derby is held in Dayton, Ohio.

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August 19, 1934
1936 - OUT FOR FUN, 6 MEET DEATH. KILLED BEYOND CRASHED GATE OF RAIL CROSSING.
Dayton, O., Oct. 19. (AP) - Six persons, out for an evening of merry-making, met death beyond the...Read MORE...

News  1945 - OFFICER IS KILLED AT AVIATION SHOW. ARMY PILOTED EXPERIMENTAL PLANE CRASHES ON CIVILIAN AUTO.
Dayton, Ohio, May 27 (AP) - Capt. WILLIAM GLASGOW of Niagara Falls, N.Y., a veteran of 80 combat...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Buchner
flag  Clara Buchner BUCHNER (1865, Dayton, Ohio, USA - 2 August 1907, Tucson, Arizona, USA)

Fox
flag  Frank Elmo FOX (18 October 1860, Dayton, Ohio, USA - 30 November 1932, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA) gravestone

Wirsching
flag  Geo. Otto WIRSCHING (10 March 1853, Dayton, Ohio, USA - 22 March 1926, Hollywood, Florida, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Cory
  Willis CORY (1832, - 20 October 1871, Dayton, Ohio, USA)

Feige
 flag  Charles Clifford "Kipp" FEIGE (4 July 1908, Webster, Massachusetts, USA - 6 July 1983, Dayton, Ohio, USA) gravestone

Fox
flag  William G. S. FOX (1866, Hancock, Ohio, USA - 6 July 1887, Dayton, Ohio, USA)

Hofford
flag  James HOFFORD (1817, Hososic Falls, New York, USA - 12 March 1886, Dayton, Ohio, USA)

Mcconkey
flag  William O. MCCONKEY (1849, Wms. Co., Ohio, USA - 8 July 1878, Dayton, Ohio, USA)

Reed
US Civil War Soldiers flag  Asa Acey REED (1835, Ripley, Ohio, USA - 11/22/1915, Dayton, Ohio, USA) gravestone

Robbins
flag  Edwin ROBBINS (1849, Taylor Tp., Ohio, USA - 11 October 1883, Dayton, Ohio, USA)

Sick
immigrant flag  Crespin SICK (11/11/1816, , Prussia (Germany) - 7/26/1894, Dayton, Ohio, USA) gravestone
 

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Cemeteries in Dayton, Ohio, USA

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