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History of Manchester, Connecticut, USA

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Manchester, Connecticut, USA

Manchester, Hartford, Connecticut, USA

Manchester was a large industrial center in the 19th and 20th centuries, with glassworks, lumber and silk mills, including the Cheney Brothers Mill, which was the world’s largest silk operation.


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  • 1854 - Manchester
    Manchester, a post-township of Hartford county, Connecticut, intersected by the Providence, Hartford, and Fishkill railroad, 8 miles E. from the city ...Read MORE...


  • News 1878 - Guided by a Spirit
    In a paper mill in Manchester, Connecticut, is in use an improved machine, in building which the maker says that he followed the directions given by...Read MORE...


  • News 1883 - Eels Stop Paper
    The machinery in a paper mill at Manchester, Connecticut, was stopped by four large eels blocking the wheels. One was taken out whole. Its length was ...Read MORE...


  • News 1888 - A BAD RAILROAD ACCIDENT. BOTH THE ENGINEER AND FIREMAN KILLED BY AN EXPLOSION.
    Hartford, Conn., March 28. - There was a bad accident on the New York and New England Railroad near Manchester at 8 o'clock this morning by which...Read MORE...


  • News 1894 - Intelligent Puss
    A young woman bookkeeper employed in an office at South Manchester, Connecticut, has been in the habit for some time past of giving the office cat a...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Manchester
    Manchester, a post-village and township of Hartford co., Conn., on the Hockanum River, 9 miles by rail B.N.B. of Hartford. Two weekly newspapers are...Read MORE...


  • Manchester, Connecticut, USA
    Municipal Building and Center Congregational Church, Manchester, Conn.
  • Manchester, Connecticut, USA
    Bon Ami Factory
  • Manchester, Connecticut, USA
    S. O. Manchester, Conn. Ruins of Old Glass Works Built in 1783
  • 1906
    Manchester, a post-village and township (town) of Hartford co., Conn., on the Hockanum River, 9 miles ENE. of Hartford on the New York, New Haven and ...Read MORE...


  • Manchester, Connecticut, USA
    Main Street, 1908
  • News 1910 - Pullet In Manchester, Conn., Has Record of Laying on 37 Consecutive Days.
    Hartford, Conn., Dec. 1 - With all previous Connecticut records smashed beyond recognition, the famous industrious pullet of Wesley Hollister, of...Read MORE...


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    Congregational Church
  • Manchester, Connecticut, USA
    Railroad Station and Depot Square
  • News 1913 - 1,600 PUPILS ESCAPE FIRE.
    Manchester, Conn. - Sixteen hundred school children were endangered when fire broke out in the Pine district grammer school here. The pupils were...Read MORE...


  • Manchester, Connecticut, USA
    North Main Street, looking East
  • Manchester, Connecticut, USA
    Oakland Dam
  • Manchester, Connecticut, USA
    New 8th District School
  • Manchester, Connecticut, USA
    Lincoln School and Center, South Manchester
  • Manchester, Connecticut, USA
    Hotel Sheridan
  • Manchester, Connecticut, USA
    Manchester Memorial Hospital


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Municipal Building and Center Congregational Church, Manchester, Conn.

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S. O. Manchester, Conn. Ruins of Old Glass Works Built in 1783

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  • 1854 - Manchester
    Manchester, a post-township of Hartford county, Connecticut, intersected by the Providence, Hartford, and Fishkill railroad, 8 miles E. from the city ... Read MORE...

  • News  1878 - Guided by a Spirit
    In a paper mill in Manchester, Connecticut, is in use an improved machine, in building which the maker says that he followed the directions given by... Read MORE...

  • News  1883 - Eels Stop Paper
    The machinery in a paper mill at Manchester, Connecticut, was stopped by four large eels blocking the wheels. One was taken out whole. Its length was ... Read MORE...

  • News  1888 - A BAD RAILROAD ACCIDENT. BOTH THE ENGINEER AND FIREMAN KILLED BY AN EXPLOSION.
    Hartford, Conn., March 28. - There was a bad accident on the New York and New England Railroad near Manchester at 8 o'clock this morning by which... Read MORE...

  • News  1894 - Intelligent Puss
    A young woman bookkeeper employed in an office at South Manchester, Connecticut, has been in the habit for some time past of giving the office cat a... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Manchester
    Manchester, a post-village and township of Hartford co., Conn., on the Hockanum River, 9 miles by rail B.N.B. of Hartford. Two weekly newspapers are... Read MORE...

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  • 1906
    Manchester, a post-village and township (town) of Hartford co., Conn., on the Hockanum River, 9 miles ENE. of Hartford on the New York, New Haven and ... Read MORE...

  • News  1910 - Pullet In Manchester, Conn., Has Record of Laying on 37 Consecutive Days.
    Hartford, Conn., Dec. 1 - With all previous Connecticut records smashed beyond recognition, the famous industrious pullet of Wesley Hollister, of... Read MORE...

  • News  1913 - 1,600 PUPILS ESCAPE FIRE.
    Manchester, Conn. - Sixteen hundred school children were endangered when fire broke out in the Pine district grammer school here. The pupils were... Read MORE...

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Ancestors buried in Manchester - Cemeteries in Manchester, Connecticut, USA

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Genealogy Resources for Manchester

Manchester City Directory, 1930

Manchester City Directory, 1934

Manchester City Directory, 1937

Manchester City Directory, 1939

Manchester City Directory, 1944

Manchester City Directory, 1945

Manchester City Directory, 1947

Manchester City Directory, 1948

Manchester City Directory, 1950

Manchester City Directory, 1952

Manchester Connecticut Directory, 1953-54

Manchester Directory 1958-59

Manchester Directory 1960

Manchester Directory 1961

Manchester Directory 1962

Manchester Directory 1965

Manchester Directory 1977. New Haven CT: Price & Lee Co., 1977


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