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Manchester, Connecticut, USA

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Where is Manchester, Connecticut, USA? 

Manchester, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Manchester was settled by colonists around 1672 as a farming community. The many rivers and brooks provided power for paper, lumber and textile industries, and the town quickly evolved into an industrial center. The town of Hartford once included the land now occupied by the towns of Manchester, East Hartford, and West Hartford. In 1783, East Hartford became a separate town, which included Manchester in its city limits until 1823.

In 1838, the Cheney family started what became the world's largest silk mill. Eventually, Manchester became an ideal industrial community. The mills, houses of the owners, and homes of the workers are now part of the Cheney Brothers Historic District, a National Historic Landmark.

Also of note are the E.E. Hilliard Company Woolen Mills. Founded ca. 1780 by Aaron Buckland and later sold to the Hilliard family. The Hilliard Mills are the oldest woolen mill site in the country.wikipedia


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Manchester, Connecticut, USA - Municipal Building and Center Congregational Church, Manchester, Conn.
Manchester, Connecticut, USA

Municipal Building and Center Congregational Church, Manchester, Conn.
Manchester, Connecticut, USA - S. O. Manchester, Conn. Ruins of Old Glass Works Built in 1783
Manchester, Connecticut, USA

S. O. Manchester, Conn. Ruins of Old Glass Works Built in 1783
Manchester, Connecticut, USA - Manchester Memorial Hospital
Manchester, Connecticut, USA

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News  1878 - Guided by a Spirit
In a paper mill in Manchester, Connecticut, is in use an improved machine, in building which the...Read MORE...

News  1883 - Eels Stop Paper
The machinery in a paper mill at Manchester, Connecticut, was stopped by four large eels blocking...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...Read MORE...

News  1894 - Intelligent Puss
A young woman bookkeeper employed in an office at South Manchester, Connecticut, has been in the...Read MORE...

Manchester, CT History in Old Postcards


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

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


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Anderson
flag  Frank F ANDERSON (25 March 1910, Manchester, Connecticut, USA - 16 April 2004, Windsor, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Bader
flag  Charles Degroat BADER (13 June 1932, Manchester, Connecticut, USA - 6 October 2017, Adamstown, Maryland, USA)
flag  Harry Aldo BADER (11 April 1945, Manchester, Connecticut, USA - , )

Beebe
flag  Bernice I BEEBE (6 June 1920, Manchester, Connecticut, USA - 23 July 2000, Tolland, Connecticut, USA) gravestone
flag  Daniel C BEEBE (03 January 1928, Manchester, Connecticut, USA - 12 December 1988, Rockville, Connecticut, USA) gravestone
flag  George Harold BEEBE (31 August 1929, Manchester, Connecticut, USA - 28 April 2014, Manchester, Connecticut, USA)
flag  Harold Clifton BEEBE (26 July 1893, Manchester, Connecticut, USA - 16 May 1986, Enfield, Connecticut, USA (Thompsonville)) gravestone
World War II Soldier flag  Kenneth Ahl BEEBE (26 July 1917, Manchester, Connecticut, USA - 7 April 1999, Middletown, Connecticut, USA) gravestone
flag  Mildred A BEEBE (25 August 1918, Manchester, Connecticut, USA - 05 July 1993, Manchester, Connecticut, USA) gravestone
flag  Ruth A BEEBE (9 March 1924, Manchester, Connecticut, USA - 21 May 1998, Enfield, Connecticut, USA (Thompsonville)) gravestone
flag  Shannon M BEEBE (1978, Manchester, Connecticut, USA - 5 September 2008, Manchester, Connecticut, USA)

Bidwell
flag  Austin BIDWELL (1810, Manchester, Connecticut, USA - 15 September 1893, Agawam, Massachusetts, USA)

Blessing
 World War I Soldier flag  Theodore Roosevelt BLESSING (7 September 1899, Manchester, Connecticut, USA - 13 October 1964, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Edwards
flag  Helen EDWARDS (5 April 1913, Manchester, Connecticut, USA - , )
flag  Robert EDWARDS (26 January 1915, Manchester, Connecticut, USA - , )

Hagenow
 flag  Shirley M HAGENOW (12 November 1939, Manchester, Connecticut, USA - 30 January 2011, Manchester, Connecticut, USA)

Hartung
flag  Sarah Catherine HARTUNG (1837, Manchester, Connecticut, USA - 10 November 1870, Northampton, Massachusetts, USA )

House
flag  Sadie Ellen HOUSE (3 July 1887, Manchester, Connecticut, USA - , )

Karlsen
flag  Alice O KARLSEN (25 November 1920, Manchester, Connecticut, USA - 14 December 1998, Hartford, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Newton
flag  Chauncy NEWTON (1830, Manchester, Connecticut, USA - 29 June 1869, Granville, Massachusetts, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Bader
 flag  Charles Albert BADER (14 February 1898, Southampton, Massachusetts, USA - 19 August 1979, Manchester, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Bavier
flag  Nelson Adulphus BAVIER (30 April 1874, Ansonia, Connecticut, USA - 25 May 1949, Manchester, Connecticut, USA)

BEEBE
flag  George Harold BEEBE (31 August 1929, Manchester, Connecticut, USA - 28 April 2014, Manchester, Connecticut, USA)
flag  Mildred A BEEBE (25 August 1918, Manchester, Connecticut, USA - 05 July 1993, Manchester, Connecticut, USA) gravestone
flag  Shannon M BEEBE (1978, Manchester, Connecticut, USA - 5 September 2008, Manchester, Connecticut, USA)

Brown
  Josiah BROWN (1719, - 17 May 1788, Manchester, Connecticut, USA)

Bryant
  Ebenezer BRYANT (1712, - 18 June 1790, Manchester, Connecticut, USA)
  Jonathan BRYANT (1753, - 2 November 1772, Manchester, Connecticut, USA)

Connery
flag  James Michael CONNERY (12 July 1923, Hartford, Connecticut, USA - 19 January 2002, Manchester, Connecticut, USA)

Cowles
flag  Truman F COWLES (16 May 1915, Hartford, Connecticut, USA - 20 June 2001, Manchester, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Darte
  Jabez DARTE (1709, - 19 November 1776, Manchester, Connecticut, USA)

Edwards
flag  Daniel Wieant EDWARDS (3 June 1913, Vernon, Connecticut, USA - 18 November 1995, Manchester, Connecticut, USA) gravestone
flag  George Daniel EDWARDS (26 September 1887, , Connecticut, USA - December 1972, Manchester, Connecticut, USA)
flag  George Frederick EDWARDS (2 May 1864, Chaplin, Windham, Connecticut, USA - 1944, Manchester, Connecticut, USA)

GAINS
American Revolutionary War Soldier   Simon GAINS (1736, - 22 March 1781, Manchester, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Hagenow
flag  Raymond Louis HAGENOW (12 March 1914, , Connecticut, USA - 15 July 1974, Manchester, Connecticut, USA) gravestone
  Raymond Louis HAGENOW (02 August 1937, Connecticut - 4 February 1977, Manchester, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

HAGENOW
 flag  Shirley M HAGENOW (12 November 1939, Manchester, Connecticut, USA - 30 January 2011, Manchester, Connecticut, USA)

Korch
flag  John Fred KORCH (20 July 1892, East Lyme, Connecticut, USA - 23 September 1975, Manchester, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Lefebvre
flag  Marion Lillian LEFEBVRE (6 April 1906, Montgomery, Vermont, USA - 13 September 1985, Manchester, Connecticut, USA)

Mooney
flag  Jane Ann MOONEY (9 November 1935, , Connecticut, USA - 13 August 2004, Manchester, Connecticut, USA)

Peck
  Elijah PECK (1724, - 22 February 1797, Manchester, Connecticut, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1974
Daniel Wieant EDWARDS (3 June 1913 - 18 November 1995) & Beatrice Winifred MASON (3 October 1909 - 26 February 1986)
married 1 June 1974
 

Cemeteries in Manchester, Connecticut, USA

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