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Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

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Where is Cincinnati, Ohio, USA? 

Cincinnati is the county seat of Hamilton County, Ohio, United States. Settled in 1788, the city is located on the border between Ohio and Kentucky at the confluence of the Ohio River and the Licking River.

In the early 19th century, Cincinnati was an American boomtown in the heart of the country to rival the larger coastal cities in size and wealth. Because it is the first major American city founded after the American Revolution as well as the first major inland city in the country, Cincinnati is sometimes thought of as the first purely American city.Wikipedia


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Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - Daily Journal and Tribune
Tennessee
August 20, 1892
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Daily Journal and Tribune
Tennessee
August 20, 1892
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - Hardwood Floors
Smooth as Glass
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Hardwood Floors
Smooth as Glass
"Old English" Floor Wax
Barron, Boyle & Co., Cincinnati, O.

The Ladies' Home Journal
January 1898
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - Pease Round Head Venetian Blinds
The Pease Co.
Cincinnati, Ohio

Ladies' Home Journal
September 1898
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Pease Round Head Venetian Blinds
The Pease Co.
Cincinnati, Ohio

Ladies' Home Journal
September 1898
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - Toy Electric Railway

The Carlisle & Finch Co.
Cincinnati, Ohio

Ladies' Home Journal
December 1898
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Toy Electric Railway

The Carlisle & Finch Co.
Cincinnati, Ohio

Ladies' Home Journal
December 1898
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - The Lake and Hot House, Eden Park, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

The Lake and Hot House, Eden Park, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - Traction Building
Cincinnati, Ohio
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Traction Building
Cincinnati, Ohio
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - German Orphan Home
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

German Orphan Home
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - Government Square, looking toward the Fountain, Cincinnati, O.
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Government Square, looking toward the Fountain, Cincinnati, O.

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1788 - August 17 - Losantville, OH (now Cincinnati) founded

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1793 - December 14 - 1st state road authorized, Frankfort, Ky to Cincinnati

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News  1827 - August 10 - Race riots in Cincinnati (1,000 blacks leave for Canada)

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August 10, 1827
News  1853 - April 1 - Cincinnati became 1st US city to pay fire fighters a regular salary

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April 1, 1853
1860 - May 21 - A swarm of tornadoes occurred in the Ohio Valley. Tornadoes struck the cities of Louisville, KY, Cincinnati, OH, Chillicothe, OH, and Marietta, OH, causing a million dollars damage.

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January 14, 1863 - The greatest snowstorm of record for Cincinnati OH commenced, and a day later twenty inches of snow covered the ground. That total has remained far above the modern day record for Cincinnati of eleven inches of snow in one storm.

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1865 - The first ambulance service was established in Cincinnati in 1865.

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1867 - January 1 – The Covington–Cincinnati Suspension Bridge opens between Cincinnati, Ohio and Covington, Kentucky in the United States, becoming the longest single-span bridge in the world.

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January 1, 1867
1869 - Cincinnati Redstockings become the first fully professional baseball team.

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News  1869 - Explosion
The late explosion at the Cincinnati gas works was caused by striking a match to light a tobacco...Read MORE...

News  1884 - Joseph Bunker, chief of the Cincinnati fire department, died from injuries received last Saturday by a collision between his wagon and a fire-engine.

The Belleville Telescope
Belleville, Kansas
October 9, 1884
News  1888 - July 25 – Frank Edward McGurrin, a court stenographer from Salt Lake City, Utah, purportedly the only person using touch typing at this time, wins a decisive victory over Louis Traub in a typing contest held in Cincinnati, Ohio.
This date can be called the birthday of the touch typing method that is widely used now.
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July 25, 1888
News  1889 - FATAL TRAIN WRECK Most Appalling Accident of its Kind Ever Known
Cincinnati, Oct. 15. - Ten persons are reported killed by the breaking loose of a car on the Auburn ...Read MORE...

1901 - Cincinnati - Always a Strategic Point by Milton E. Ailes
On the day before Christmas, 1788, twenty six adventurous men, in deerskin hunting shirts and...Read MORE...

1901 - January 22 - The Grand Opera House in Cincinnati is destroyed in a fire.

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January 22, 1901
News  1907 - CINCINNATI SUFFERS HEAVY LOSS BY FLOOD FIFTEEN THOUSAND PERSONS DRIVEN TO HIGHER LAND.
CINCINNATI, O., Jan. 19. - With the crest of the flood water in the Ohio river not yet in sight the ...Read MORE...

1907 - March 12-13 - A storm produced a record 5.22 inches of rain in 24 hours at Cincinnati, OH.

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News  1908 - March 7 - Cincinnati Mayor Mark Breith stood before city council & announces that, "women are not physically fit to operate automobiles"

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March 7, 1908
News  1914 - September 1 - The last known passenger pigeon "Martha" dies in the Cincinnati Zoo.

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September 1, 1914
News  1915 - July 7 - A severe wind and thunderstorm caused heavy damage and 38 deaths in and near Cincinnati, OH. Many older buildings were demolished. The steamship Dick Fulton was overturned.

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July 7, 1915
1916
Cincinnati, sin-sin-na'tee, the metropolis of the state of Ohio and the county seat of Hamilton...Read MORE...

News  1917 - 3 KILLED, 30 HOUSES WRECKED IN RESIDENCE SUBERB OF CINCINNATI.
Cincinnati, Ohio, March 11. - Three persons are known to have lost their lives, four others are...Read MORE...

1922 - March 2 - WLW-AM in Cincinnati OH begins radio transmissions

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News  May 24, 1935: First major league baseball night game was played in Cincinnati, Ohio

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May 24, 1935
News  1967 - June 12 - Race riot in Cincinnati Ohio (300 arrested)

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June 12, 1967
1969 - August 9 - A tornado hit Cincinnati OH killing four persons and causing fifteen million dollars property damage. The tornado moved in a southeasterly direction at 40 to 50 mph.

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Ancestors Who Were Born Here

We currently have information about 33 ancestors who were born in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
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Ancestors Who Died Here


Bader
flag   Anthony Aldo BADER (28 February 1974, Covington, Kentucky, USA - 24 December 1993, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA) gravestone

Burwell
flag   Earl James BURWELL (1890, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - 1947, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)
flag   Marjorie Mae BURWELL (1914, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - 2001, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

Butler
flag   Horace Everson BUTLER (9 September 1870, , Indiana, USA - 4 September 1959, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA) gravestone

Carver
flag   Florence CARVER (1890, , New Jersey, USA - 1965, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

Clark
immigrant flag   Mary CLARK (1807, Whetlesay, England - 6 November 1894, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

Colwell
flag   Helen Sidnell COLWELL (20 August 1906, Norwood, Ohio, USA - 17 August 1998, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA) gravestone

COVER
flag   Henry M COVER (1859, , Ohio, USA - 23 March 1879, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA) gravestone

Galley
flag   Lucy Morgan GALLEY (3 April 1857, Soquonoe Bridge, Connecticut, USA - 15 December 1878, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

Gillham
   Alfred GILLHAM (1831, - 20 January 1873, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

Grabel
flag   Josephine GRABEL (7/7/1876, , Ohio, USA - 1965, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA) gravestone

Grable
flag   Mary GRABLE (1866, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - 1912, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

Highland
   Michael HIGHLAND (1847, - 31 October 1872, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

Huntington
flag   Sophia HUNTINGTON (15 May 1791, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA - 24 May 1867, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA) gravestone

PAGE
   Erwin PAGE (11 August 1815, - 8 August 1865, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA) gravestone

Reed
flag   Clifford Raymond REED (09/08/1889, Ripley, Ohio, USA - 02/21/1933, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

Salisbury
flag   James Thompson SALISBURY (October 1809, Brattleboro, Vermont, USA (West Brattleboro) - 27 October 1835, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

Schwentker
flag   Charles SCHWENTKER (1894, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - 6/3/1953, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)
flag   Wilhemina SCHWENTKER (6/8/1896, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - 10/1956, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

Schwentker (Schwenker)
immigrant flag   Carl Heinrich August SCHWENTKER (SCHWENKER) (3/1/1868, Hille, Minden, Prussia, Germany - 05/01/1926, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA) gravestone

Tracey
flag   Edward E. TRACEY (1843, Meedville, Crawford, Pennsylvania, USA - 30 June 1868, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

Willis
   J. G. WILLIS (1826, - 27 June 1871, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1834
Thomas John REED (1809 - 1900) & Emily SHAW (1817 - 08/24/1867)
married 4/14/1834

1890
Carl Heinrich August SCHWENTKER (SCHWENKER) (3/1/1868 - 05/01/1926) & Mary GRABLE (1866 - 1912)
married 3/18/1890

1913
Carl Heinrich August SCHWENTKER (SCHWENKER) (3/1/1868 - 05/01/1926) & Josephine GRABEL (7/7/1876 - 1965)
married 6/11/1913

1960
Morgan William MCDANIEL (9 April 1924 - bef. 2017) & Carol Ann BADER (16 March 1937 - 9 January 2017)
married 3 November 1960
 

Cemeteries in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

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