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Whitman, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Ruth Graves Wakefield of Whitman invented the chocolate chip cookie in 1938. It was a wonderful accident. The owner of "Toll House Inn" ran out of baking chocolate, Ruth added in chocolate pieces. She thought they would melt and create chocolate cookies, but they did not. The result was chocolate chip, also known as "Toll House" cookies.
Whitman includes: Washington Street, Auburnville, and Northville.
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1670 - Whitman is settled
Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
1875 - Whitman is incorporated
Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
Whitman Massachusetts, 1890
Whitman is a lively manufacturing town of small area in the northwestern section of Plymouth County, 21 miles south of Boston on the Abington and Plymouth Branch of the Old Colony Railroad. The post-offices are Whitman (village) and South Abington Station. Auburnville is the other village. The town is bounded on the north by Abington, on the east by Rockland and Hanson, on the south by East Bridgewater, on the southwest by the same, and on the west by Brockton. The assessed area is 4,303 acres.
There is an elevation at the northwest and two considerable hills in the northeast. There is a marsh at the north and another at the south on the stream that flows from Abington through the midst of the town. Hobart Pond, near the centre, is a fine sheet of water one half mile in length by one fourth in width. The town is well clothed in forests of pine, oak and birch, of which there are 2,807 acres. Elm, maple and chestnut trees, some very large, adorn the village streets, and shade many an ... Read MORE...
1892 - Silver Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin F. Peterson of Harvard street, Whitman, Mass., celebrated their silver anniversary last evening, about eleven hundred guests being present. They were the recipients of many beautiful gifts. Mr. Peterson represented his district in the Legislature two terms and is at present a member of the School Board of Whitman.
Boston Evening Transcript
May 26, 1892
1895 - Whitman
Whit'man, a post-town of Plymouth co., Mass., 21 miles by rail S. of Boston. It has 6 churches, 3 national banks, a savings-bank, a high school, graded schools, a large boot- and shoe-factory, tack-factories, and 2 newspaper offices. Pop. in 1890, 4441.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
Whitman, a banking post-village of Plymouth co., Mass., 21 miles S. of Boston, on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R. It has manufactures of boots and shoes, leather-board, shoe-shanks, tacks, etc. Pop. in 1890, 4441; in 1900, about 4800.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
1930 - First Chocolate Chip Cookie
Ruth Wakefield invented the first chocolate chip cookie at the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Ma. by adding cut up pieces of chocolate to her butter drop cookies.
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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Whitman, Massachusetts, USAWe currently have information about ancestors who were born or died in Whitman.
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Sherebiah CARTHELL (1803, Halifax, Massachusetts, USA - 7 August 1886, Whitman, Massachusetts, USA)
James O. SULLIVAN (1806, , Ireland - 19 August 1886, Whitman, Massachusetts, USA)
Sidney HUMPHREY (1807, Farmington, Connecticut, USA (Unionville) - 28 November 1886, Whitman, Massachusetts, USA)
John NOYES (1809, Abington, Massachusetts, USA - 10 May 1886, Whitman, Massachusetts, USA)
Francis MILLETT (1816, Leeds, Maine, USA - 7 May 1886, Whitman, Massachusetts, USA)
Charles S. REED (1817, Abington, Massachusetts, USA - 13 May 1886, Whitman, Massachusetts, USA)
Hubbard D. BENSON (1820, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA - 22 August 1886, Whitman, Massachusetts, USA)
Henry F. LEONARD (1828, Taunton, Massachusetts, USA (East Taunton) - 26 December 1886, Whitman, Massachusetts, USA)
Henry A. RAMSDELL (1829, Abington, Massachusetts, USA - 26 November 1886, Whitman, Massachusetts, USA)
Ancestors Who Were Married in Whitman, Massachusetts, USAWe currently have information about ancestors who were married in Whitman.
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Napoleon ANGER (20 December 1879 - 1948) and Elmira LADOUCEUR (SWEET) (1 July 1884 - 27 September 1953) married 29 January 1906
Charles Albert GAUCHER (26 May 1888 - 10 March 1918) and Marie FORCIER (27 March 1882 - 19 August 1973) married 15 July 1907
John Francis MCENROE (2 December 1884 - 1937) and Eva Mary ANGER (14 July 1886 - 11 February 1965) married 1909
Joseph Arthur PELLETIER (17 November 1886 - ) and Emma FORCIER (11 August 1883 - September 1972) married 19 October 1913
Michael Francis HAYES (16 April 1885 - ) and Florence FORCIER (August 1885 - ) married 26 September 1915
Rozwell Holmes RANDALL (11 May 1899 - 9 July 1974) and Alverda Elizabeth WILLIAMS (1 November 1900 - 15 December 1978) married 1921
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