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Oxford, Massachusetts, USA

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Where is Oxford, Massachusetts, USA? 

Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Oxford was first settled in 1686 and was officially incorporated in 1713. It was the birthplace of Clara Barton, the first president and founder of the American Red Cross. Oxford was originally settled by Huguenots in two waves, the original settlement having been abandoned after four residents (John Johnson and his three children, Peter, Andrew and Mary) were killed in a violent confrontation with local Native Americans.
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Oxford, Massachusetts, USA - Carbuncle Pond, Oxford, Mass.
Oxford, Massachusetts, USA

Carbuncle Pond, Oxford, Mass.
Oxford, Massachusetts, USA - Clara Barton Camp. North Oxford, Mass.
Oxford, Massachusetts, USA

Clara Barton Camp. North Oxford, Mass.
Oxford, Massachusetts, USA - Railroad Station and Tracks, Oxford, Mass.
Oxford, Massachusetts, USA

Railroad Station and Tracks, Oxford, Mass.

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1686 - First Non-Puritan Town
Oxford, first non-Puritan town established

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1713 - Oxford is incorporated

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1721 - First Congregational Church established in Oxford

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1785 - Universalist Church established in Oxford
The oldest Universalist Church in the world
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1801 - The first post office was established in Oxford

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1840 (Oxford) - Norwich and Worcester Railroad began operations with a station at Texas Depot

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22. OXFORD. [Pop. 1,742. Inc. 1713.]
Oxford was granted to Gov. Dudley, Lieut. Gov. Stoughton, and others, in 1682, and included the...Read MORE...

1848 - Oxford
This town was a grant made by the government, in 1682, to Joseph Dudley, Esq., governor, to William ...Read MORE...

1873 - Town Hall relocated from the North Common to Oxford Center

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1887 - (Oxford) - 50 post and lanterns were set for streetlights

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Oxford, Massachusetts, 1890
Oxford is a pleasant farming and manufacturing town midway of the southerly part of Worcester...Read MORE...

1906
Oxford, a banking post-village in Oxford township (town), Worcester co., Mass., on the French River ...Read MORE...

1926 - Clara Barton fresh air camp was started in Oxford

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1929 - Charles Linberg landed in Oxford, Massachusetts to refuel

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News  1938 - SIX PERSONS DIE IN WRECK OF BUS-TRUCK. THIRTEEN OTHERS INJURED EARLY TODAY NEAR OXFORD, MASS.
Oxford, Mass., Sept. 13 (AP) - Six persons were killed and 13 others injured, several seriously,...Read MORE...

1959 - (Oxford) - Dedication of the Buffumville Dam

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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Amidon
American Revolutionary War Soldier flag  Joseph AMIDON (February 1725, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA - 27 November 1810, Navarino, Onondaga, New York, USA) gravestone

Barton
 flag  Clarissa Harlowe "Clara" BARTON (25 December 1821, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA - 12 April 1912, , Maryland, USA) gravestone

Chauvin
flag  Joseph Albert CHAUVIN (24 August 1905, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA - 22 October 1946, Nashua, New Hampshire, USA (Dunstable)) gravestone

CHAUVIN
flag  Eude Peter CHAUVIN (19 July 1909, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA - 9 September 1957, Nashua, New Hampshire, USA (Dunstable))

Curtis
flag  Sarah CURTIS (1778, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA - 28 October 1858, Dalton, Massachusetts, USA)

Davis
flag  Benjamin DAVIS (1774, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA - 19 September 1860, Ware, Massachusetts, USA)

Desmarais
flag  Charles E DESMARAIS (abt. 1912, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA - 4 August 1994, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA)
flag  Napoleon DESMARAIS (10 April 1904, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA - , )

George
flag  Lulu GEORGE (abt. 1869, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA - 1956, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA)

Gleason
flag  Betsey GLEASON (27 September 1767, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA - , )
flag  Elijah GLEASON (15 July 1769, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA - 1852, Waterville, Maine, USA)

Harbottle
flag  John HARBOTTLE (1836, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA - 27 March 1857, Ware, Massachusetts, USA)

Javery
flag  Eldea (Aldea) JAVERY (1892, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA - 1977, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Kingsbury
flag  Phillip KINGSBURY (7 July 1761, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA - 18 December 1834, Jamaica, Vermont, USA)

Olney
flag  Lucina A OLNEY (31 March 1796, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA - 17 January 1870, , Rhode Island, USA)

Thompson
flag  Allen THOMPSON (1903, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA - , Oxford, Massachusetts, USA)
World War I Soldier flag  Charles R THOMPSON (30 June 1893, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA - 7 February 1975, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
flag  Frank E. THOMPSON (24 January 1863, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA - October 31 1935, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA (North Wrentham)) gravestone
World War I Soldier flag  Joseph THOMPSON (18 October 1896, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA - 1987, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Thompson (Sanderson)
flag  Georgie THOMPSON (SANDERSON) (1886, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA - 1951, )

Towne
flag  Tamar TOWNE (10 February 1722, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA - 10 August 1761, Killingly, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Tucker
flag  Andrew L. TUCKER (1833, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA - 24 May 1854, Ware, Massachusetts, USA)
flag  George F. TUCKER (1819, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA - 5 January 1891, Brimfield, Massachusetts, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Chamberlain
flag  Mary CHAMBERLAIN (1 August 1687, Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA - 11 February 1730, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Davis
flag  Samuel DAVIS (23 June 1681, Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA - 8 April 1760, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Desmarais
flag  Jeremiah Stanislas DESMARAIS (1874, Danielson, Connecticut, USA - 21 November 1931, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
flag  Joseph Sergius DESMARAIS (20 March 1891, Sutton, Massachusetts, USA - 1957, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Gatzke
flag  Alma L GATZKE (30 September 1890, Dudley, Massachusetts, USA - 10 September 1989, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA)
flag  Clara L GATZKE (24 May 1907, Dudley, Massachusetts, USA - 29 May 1997, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

GEORGE
flag  Lulu GEORGE (abt. 1869, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA - 1956, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA)

Hicks?
flag  Catherine HICKS? (abt. 1691, Topsfield, Massachusetts, USA - 8 June 1757, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA)

JAVERY
flag  Eldea (Aldea) JAVERY (1892, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA - 1977, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Perron
flag  Antoinette PERRON (1917, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - 12 December 2004, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA)

Rollins
flag  Gertrude May ROLLINS (1890, Sutton, Massachusetts, USA - 10 November 1904, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

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

Smith
flag  Mary SMITH (25 October 1658, Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA - 1726, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA)

Thompson
US Civil War Soldiers flag  Eli D. THOMPSON (May 6th 1825, Uxbridge, Massachusetts, USA (North Uxbridge) - January 15th 1899, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

THOMPSON
flag  Allen THOMPSON (1903, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA - , Oxford, Massachusetts, USA)
World War I Soldier flag  Joseph THOMPSON (18 October 1896, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA - 1987, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Towne
flag  John TOWNE (2 April 1658, Topsfield, Massachusetts, USA - 27 November 1740, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA)
flag  Jonathan TOWNE (11 March 1691, Topsfield, Massachusetts, USA - 29 July 1771, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA)

Tremblay
 flag  Mary Nelida TREMBLAY (31 July 1902, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA - 2 January 1988, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1720
Jonathan TOWNE (11 March 1691 - 29 July 1771) & Catherine HICKS? (abt. 1691 - 8 June 1757)
married 2 February 1720

1741
Daniel DAVIS (1 February 1719 - 24 June 1786) & Tamar TOWNE (10 February 1722 - 10 August 1761)
married 14 January 1741

1785
Abraham MASON (10 July 1763 - 30 September 1852) & Betsey GLEASON (27 September 1767 - )
married 31 October 1785

1901
Hyacinthe Olivier Joseph CHAUVIN (21 June 1876 - 2 June 1946) & Emma MICHAUD (16 July 1873 - September 1952)
married 30 April 1901

1906
Joseph Alexis Anthime LIPPE (25 May 1880 - 1940) & Laura LEREAUX (abt. 1888 - )
married 26 June 1906

1907
Alberic Oliver CHAUVIN (2 June 1878 - 15 June 1974) & Anne GAUTHIER (abt. 1882 - bef. 1930)
married 3 June 1907
 

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