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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

June 7 News - 1902 - Find those old family bibles!

Welcome to our blog, where we embark on a captivating journey through time, exploring the rich tapestry of history and genealogy.  In this edition, we'll delve into the treasure trove of historical news articles dated June 7, unearthing stories that resonate with genealogists and history enthusiasts alike.  From local happenings to global events, we'll uncover the stories that shaped the lives of our ancestors, providing valuable insights for those on a quest to discover their roots.  So, grab your magnifying glass and step into the past as we unravel the June 7 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.

    Genton Clothes
    Main at Pitkin St.
    East Hartford, Conn.

    Riverdale Road
    West Springfield, Mass.

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    Thomaston, Maine, USA


    Burns Thomaston's Only Hotel--Incendiaries Suspected.

    THOMASTON, Me., June 6. - The Knox House, the only hotel here, the Watts Block, owned by the town, a livery stable and a mercantile block containing four stores were burned early today. The loss is approximately $100,000, more than half of which is covered by insurance. W. L. Catland, owner of the stable where the fire began, believes that it was set on fire, and the authorities are investigating a report that several men were seen... Read MORE...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  June 7, 1915


    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

    Cream of Spinach Soup - This is one of the very palatable and slightly green soups. Pick the leaves from two quarts of spinach; wash; throw them into a hot kettle, and shake and toss for five minutes. Drain them, saving the very small amount...Read MORE...

    The Ladies' Home Journal, June 1898

    1908 - First Model-T car is produced by Henry Ford (United States)

    The Ford Motor Company from now until July will manufacture in quantities only the four-cylinder Rumble Seat Runabout, Model "S," and the six-cylinder Runabout Model K. By cutting down the variety of models their factory can put its best energy toward bringing out the Model "T" Touring Car and Taxicab on schedule time. The Model "T" four-cylinder Touring Car will be ready for delivery in July, and the Brooklyn distributers, Bishop, McCormick & Bishop, Inc. of 20 Halsey ... Read MORE...

    The Brooklyn Daily Eagle -  Brooklyn, New York -  June 7, 1908

    Have you protected the finish on your Packard?
    Packard Louisville Motor Company, Incorporated
    Broadway at Campbell

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    Cleveland, Ohio, USA

    1902 - A Massachusetts Man's Big Luck - Gate Tender on a Railroad to Get a Large Slice.

    The Times Special Service.
    WORCESTER, Mass., Saturday, June 7. - Family records expected daily from the parish priest at Lanoraie in Quebec are expected to establish the claim of Joseph A. Demars, a gate tender of the Boston & Albany Railroad to a share of the $8,000,000 which has been in possession of the city authorities of Cleveland, O., since 1864.

    Mr. and Mrs. Demars, in case they are able to prove their claim, will have to share the fortune with the families of Mrs. Loiuse Caisse,... Read MORE...

    Seattle Daily Times -  Seattle, Washington -  June 7, 1902


    1800s Advice and Etiquette for Men

    Upon all occasions avoid speaking of yourself, if it be possible. Some abruptly speak advantageously of themselves, without either pretence or provocation. This is downright...Read MORE...

    Practical Morality, Or, A Guide to Men and Manners... (1813). United Kingdom: J. Walker.
    1904 1904
    Mrs. Walter Davis of Lisbon Falls was in Lewiston yesterday.

    The Lewiston Daily Sun
    Lewiston, Maine

    1942  June 4–June 7 – WWII: The Battle of Midway: The Japanese naval advance in the Pacific is halted.

    Naval History and Heritage Command (

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    1972  June 7 - Richmond VA experienced its worst flood of record as rains from Hurricane Agnes pushed the water level at the city locks to a height of 36.5 feet, easily topping the previous record of thirty feet set in 1771.

    The Weather Channel

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    1816  June 7 - A famous June snow occurred in the northeastern U.S. Danville VT reported drifts of snow and sleet twenty inches deep. The Highlands were white all day, and flurries were observed as far south as Boston MA.

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    Seattle, June 7. - The city is a scene of wreck and ruins. Yesterday afternoon the entire business portion of the city was burned to the ground, and, for the lack of a proper supply of water and assistance, the place has suffered a loss of nearly $10,000,000 worth of property.

    The people have joined with the militia in protecting property from a gang of thieves. Relief committees are supplying coffee and food to the homeless at the Armory, and are furnishing beds as much as...

    Reno Evening Gazette
    Reno, Nevada

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    CANAAN, Conn. June 6 - Nicholas Mathias, 30, a brakeman on the Central New England railroad was killed today on a siding near the Connecticut Lime Co plant. He was climbing to the roof of a box car when he fell under the wheels. He leaves a wife and a child.

    The Bridgeport Telegram
    Bridgeport, Connecticut

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    America - Did you know?

     The Library of Congress is keeping an archive of every tweet ever tweeted.


    Quebec - Did you know?

     To beckon a waiter in Quebec, quietly to say "Monsieur" or "S'il vous plait. Say "Mademoiselle" to beckon a waitress. Never beckon a waiter or waitress by snapping your fingers or shouting.

    Picture of the Day

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    Sherbrooke, Que., Manege Militaire (Armoury)

    D. C. Browne Pure Milk & Cream
    Phone 4508-3
    Wolcott, Conn.

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    Died June 7


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