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Sunday, November 7, 2010

November 24 News - Parents of 23 Have Ten Children!

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 November 24, 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 November 24 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.

    "1847 Rogers Bros."
    The Meriden Britannia Co., Meriden, Conn.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    March 1898

    The Meriden Britannia Company was formed in 1852 in Meriden, Connecticut, as a manufacturing company focused on producing wares in britannia metal. It became, for a time, the largest silverware company in the world. wikipedia

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    Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA


    A Journal dispatch gives the particulars of the disastrous fire at Peterborough, by which the machine shop of Granville P. Felt with the storehouse connected therewith, were entirely consumed at 1 o'clock on Wednesday morning. It appears that the fire was discovered by Mr. Felt at 5 minutes before 11 o'clock on Tuesday night, and had made such headway that he was unable to start his force-pump, but gave the alarm and directed his energies to saving his books and papers, in which he succeeded.... Read MORE...

    The New Hampshire Patriot -  Concord, New Hampshire -  November 24, 1875


    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

    Cream of Artichoke Soup - Take four medium-sized fresh artichokes; wash, boil until tender, and remove the skins; chop the artichokes very fine, then mash them through a colander. Put two tablespoonfuls of butter into a saucepan; add one...Read MORE...

    The Ladies' Home Journal, June 1898

    Patton's Sun-Proof Paint

    Jas. E. Patton Co., Milwaukee, Wis., U.S.A.

    Ladies' Home Journal
    February 1898

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    Jamestown, New York, USA


    Jamestown, N. Y., Nov. 23 - Three women and a boy were burned to death between 1 and 2 o'clock this morning in a fire which gutted the Old Homestead Hotel, at Third and Pine Streets. They were MRS. BUCHANAN, pastry cook, aged fifty; her son, aged seven; MRS. CARRIE MARSH, dishwasher, and MAGGIE WILSON, aged nineteen, waitress. Other servants and boarders escaped in their night clothes.

    Those women occupied a room on the third floor. GRACE HARTWELL, whose mother lives in Buffalo, tells the... Read MORE...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 24, 1891

    Manchester, New Hampshire, USA


    We stop the press to announce a frightful accident that occurred near this city, on the Central Railroad, about 1 - o'clock this afternoon, on Drew & Hopkins gravel train.

    JOHN G GOTHAM, a young man in this city had been had been up on the gravel train a little ways to see about getting work. The gravel train was going, and he and two others were in the rear dump car, and behind it was a car of tools. The pin was pulled to leave the tool car, when the train was in motion, and when taken out... Read MORE...

    New Hampshire Patriot & State Gazette -  Concord, New Hampshire -  November 24, 1858


    1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies


    There is a qualitative test for butter so simple that any housewife can put it into successful practice. A clean piece of white paper is smeared with a little of the suspected butter. The paper is then rolled up and set on fire. If the...Read MORE...

    Advice for Ladies - The Southbridge Journal, Southbridge, Massachusetts, December 25, 1885
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada (York)



    TORONTO, Nov. 23 — The following particulars have been received regarding the Anglo-American cable steamer Robert Lowe from the surviving officers: After connecting Lamanche and Placentiatown by cable, the steamer left the latter port at 4 P. M., on the 19th, bound for St. Johns. At 4 A. M., on the 20th the weather thick and the wind h igh, the ship struck heavily near St. Shotts, and in a very few minutes filled and settled down so fast... Read MORE...

    New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 24, 1872

    1890  Suicide of a Canterbury Man
    WILLIMANTIC, Conn., Nov. 24 - The body of John Tracey of Canterbury was found in the woods about a mile from his home yesterday. The man's throat was cut from ear to ear, and his razor found near the body indicated that he had committed suicide. Tracey has been missing from his home for a week, and his relatives have searched all over the county for him. It is supposed that he committed the deed in a fit of temporary insanity.

    The New Haven Evening Register
    New Haven, Connecticut

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    1880  A novel way of catching a swarm of bees was unintentionally tried at Decatur, Michigan, the other day by a young man, who is not likely to repeat the experiment if he can help it.
    He ran toward the swarm with a green bush in his hand, over which the queen bee poised and then alighted upon his hat. In a twinkling the others followed and completely covered him being so closely knit together that he could scarcely breathe. A box procured, the man's head stuck into it and the swarm finally worked off and hived.

    Indiana Weekly Messenger
    Indiana, Pennsylvania

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    1949  November 24 – The ski resort in Squaw Valley, California officially opens.

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    1917  November 24 – In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 9 members of the Milwaukee Police Department are killed by a bomb

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    1888  On the 19th Mrs. Elizabeth Worth White, of Newburyport, Mass., celebrated her one hundredth birthday.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan

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    1910  Signed "Wife"
    Up in Sutton, Massachusetts, a young woman organist wrote a preacher and signed herself "wife." And the organist's play-ful ways caused the deuce of a domestic discord.

    The Wilmington Dispatch
    Wilmington, North Carolina

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    1888  Schooners Fast in the Ice
    AUGUSTA, Me., Nov. 24. - The Kennebec river closed to navigation Thursday night, ten days earlier than usual. It is solidly frozen over between Gardiner and Brown's Island. There are seven schooners caught in the ice between this city and Gardiner.

    The Daily City News
    New Castle, Pennsylvania

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    1888  America for Americans
    BROOKLYN, N. Y., Nov. 24 - "Deacon" Richardson has given notice that hereafter only American citizens, native or naturalized, will be employed on his street car lines as conductors or drivers.

    The Daily City News
    New Castle, Pennsylvania

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    1888  Railroad Ticket Office Burglarized
    BIDDEFORD, Me., Nov. 24. - Thursday night burglars broke into the Boston & Maine railroad ticket office at Pine Point, blew open the safe and secured the week's wages of the station men and section hands. The agent admits that the loss is considerable, but declines to state the amount. The explosion shattered the windows and demolished the partitions.

    The Daily City News
    New Castle, Pennsylvania

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    1845  A Horrible Death
    We learn from the Worcester (Mass.) Transcript, that Mr. ASA MASON, manufacturer of tacks and brads, while adjusting his machinery, was caught by the skirts of his coat by the belt, and drawn up backwards over the shaft, between which and the ceiling there was only a space of 18 inches and was thrown round upwards of 100 times before the machinery could be stopped. His back was probably broken the first revolution. He died in a few moments. Mr. MASON was between 50 and 60 years of age.

    Louisville Morning Courier and American Democrat
    Louisville, Kentucky

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    1910  Parents of 23 Have Ten Children
    New York Tribune. Race suicide is not fashionable in Batiscan, a small town in the Province of Quebec. Edouard Jolicoeur, of Batiscan reached Montreal a few days ago with his wife and 10 children. The number is fairly large, but the fact that they are five pairs of twins and the parents are only 23 years old is stranger still.


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    1875  Accident.
    On Tuesday last Mr. Harry Bartlett was loading a heavy trunk upon his baggage express wagon, when, by a little start of the horse, the trunk fell back, striking him upon the shoulder and dislocating a joint. The injury received surgical treatment and he is now doing well.

    The New Hampshire Patriot
    Concord, New Hampshire

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    1875  Fatal Accident.
    EDWARD McCRAW, foreman of a gang in the Little Tunnel at North Adams, Mass., was crushed to death on Thursday night while shackling corn.

    The New Hampshire Patriot
    Concord, New Hampshire

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    1937  Law suits settled
    Superior Court Two suits brought by Mrs. Margaret E. Feige of Milford against Elsie Brown of Winchendon in action of tort following an automobile accident June 29, 1936 in Milford, were settled out of court. The addamnum in the writ for personal injury was $5000.

    Fitchburg Sentinel
    Fitchburg, Massachusetts


    America - Did you know?

     George Washington was a savvy businessman who owned one of the largest distilleries in 18th century America, and by 1799 alone, he was producing 11,000 gallons of whiskey.


    Quebec - Did you know?

     Eating while walking or standing on the street in Quebec is considered bad form.

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    Who has the Oldest Sewing Machine?
    A new "Singer" given in exchange for it

    The Singer Manufacturing Co.
    New York City

    Ladies' Home Journal
    February 1898

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