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Cranston, Rhode Island, USA (Pawtuxet) (Fiskeville)

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Where is Cranston, Rhode Island, USA? 

Cranston, once known as Pawtuxet, is a city in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States.

The Town of Cranston was created in 1754 from a portion of Providence north of the Pawtuxet River. After losing much of its territory to neighboring towns and the city of Providence, Cranston itself became a city on 10 March 1910.Wikipedia


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Cranston, Rhode Island, USA (Pawtuxet) (Fiskeville) - Cranston Print Works, Cranston, R.I.
Cranston, Rhode Island, USA (Pawtuxet) (Fiskeville)

Cranston Print Works, Cranston, R.I.
  
Cranston, Rhode Island, USA (Pawtuxet) (Fiskeville) - State Almshouse, Cranston, Providence, R. I.
Cranston, Rhode Island, USA (Pawtuxet) (Fiskeville)

State Almshouse, Cranston, Providence, R. I.
Cranston, Rhode Island, USA (Pawtuxet) (Fiskeville) - Narragansett Brewing Company
Cranston, Rhode Island, USA (Pawtuxet) (Fiskeville)

Narragansett Brewing Company
Cranston, Rhode Island, USA (Pawtuxet) (Fiskeville) - Narragansett Brewery
Cranston, Rhode Island, USA (Pawtuxet) (Fiskeville)

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The Town of Cranston was created in 1754 from a portion of Providence north of the Pawtuxet River.

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1819 - Cranston
Cranston is a township situated about five miles southwesterly from Providence; bounded northerly...Read MORE...

News  1889 - The Spring Lake reservoir, near Fiskville, in the southwest corner of Cranston, about 15 miles from Providence, Rhode Island, which supplies a whole row of mill villages, burst.
Three persons were drowned and some damage done.
The Indiana Progress
Indiana, Pennsylvania
September 4, 1889
News  1896 - Joseph Shovenor, 6 years old, was drowned at Cranston, R. I.

North Adams Transcript
North Adams, Massachusetts
February 10, 1896
1896 - September 7 - A H Whiting wins 1st automobile race held on a closed-circuit track in Cranston, RI

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After losing much of its territory to neighboring towns and the city of Providence, Cranston itself became a city on 10 March 1910.

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1916
Cranston, a post-village of Providence co., R.I., in Cranston township (town), on the New York, New ...Read MORE...

"Discover Rhode Island" Episode 3: Cranston, RI


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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Burlingame
flag  Thomas BURLINGAME (29 May 1688, Cranston, Rhode Island, USA (Pawtuxet) (Fiskeville) - 7 January 1770, Cranston, Rhode Island, USA (Pawtuxet) (Fiskeville))

Chandler
flag  Benjamin J. CHANDLER (1851, Cranston, Rhode Island, USA (Pawtuxet) (Fiskeville) - 9 July 1878, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst)) gravestone

Knight
flag  Richard Brayton KNIGHT (12 September 1814, Cranston, Rhode Island, USA (Pawtuxet) (Fiskeville) - 2 December 1858, Cranston, Rhode Island, USA (Pawtuxet) (Fiskeville)) gravestone
flag  Sheldon KNIGHT (21 August 1795 , Cranston, Rhode Island, USA (Pawtuxet) (Fiskeville) - 6 October 1874, Cranston, Rhode Island, USA (Pawtuxet) (Fiskeville)) gravestone

Sheldon
flag  Rebecca SHELDON (17 October 1756, Cranston, Rhode Island, USA (Pawtuxet) (Fiskeville) - 17 January 1816, Abington Township, Pennsylvania, USA) gravestone

Stone
American Revolutionary War Soldier flag  James STONE (18 July 1751, Cranston, Rhode Island, USA (Pawtuxet) (Fiskeville) - 27 March 1836, Abington Township, Pennsylvania, USA) gravestone
flag  Lemuel STONE (26 May 1781, Cranston, Rhode Island, USA (Pawtuxet) (Fiskeville) - 13 February 1873, Abington Township, Pennsylvania, USA) gravestone
flag  Sylvester Claflin STONE (21 October 1815, Cranston, Rhode Island, USA (Pawtuxet) (Fiskeville) - 18 November 1874, Cranston, Rhode Island, USA (Pawtuxet) (Fiskeville)) gravestone
flag  William STONE (1794, Cranston, Rhode Island, USA (Pawtuxet) (Fiskeville) - 27 April 1853, Warwick, Rhode Island, USA (Hillsgrove) (Pontiac)) gravestone

Walker
flag  Honora WALKER (06 July 1870, Cranston, Rhode Island, USA (Pawtuxet) (Fiskeville) - 31 March 1939, Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA)

Westcott
flag  Phebe WESTCOTT (5 May 1787, Cranston, Rhode Island, USA (Pawtuxet) (Fiskeville) - 3 September 1866, Scituate, Rhode Island, USA) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Died Here

We currently have information about 461 ancestors who died in Cranston, Rhode Island, USA (Pawtuxet) (Fiskeville).
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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1663
Roger BURLINGAME (24 January 1620 - 1 September 1718) & Mary Knowles LIPPITT (3 March 1643 - 5 July 1718)
married 3 October 1663

1755
Job SHELDON (abt. 1731 - ) & Lydia GIBBS (abt. 1733 - )
married 2 March 1755

1776
James STONE (18 July 1751 - 27 March 1836) & Rebecca SHELDON (17 October 1756 - 17 January 1816)
married 15 February 1776
 

Cemeteries in Cranston, Rhode Island, USA (Pawtuxet) (Fiskeville)

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