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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

November 13 News - 1884 - Died "Full of Years"

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 13, 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 13 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.
    Woodbridge Township, New Jersey, USA

    1940 - BLAST KILLS 8.

    Woodbridge, N.J., Nov. 12. - (AP) - A mysterious, deafening blast shattered 14 buildings in and adjoining the United Railway Signal Co. plant today, killing eight persons and breaking windows 17 miles away in Bayonne.

    Five dead, four of them women employes, were carried out of the smoking ruins by rescue crews working in a steady rain.

    Two other women workers died in hospitals.

    Then the torso of another victim, also a woman, was found late today, blown 1,000 feet from the plant by the... Read MORE...

    Sandusky Register -  Sandusky, Ohio -  November 13, 1940

    Nicoll the Tailor
    9 South Illinois St.
    Indianapolis, Ind.

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    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

    Beef Olives.

    Cut slices from a fat rump of beef six inches long and half an inch thick, beat them well with a pestle, make a forcemeat of bread crumbs, fat bacon chopped, parsley, a little onion, some shred suet, pounded mace, pepper and salt;...Read MORE...

    The Virginia Housewife or Methodical Cook, 1828

    Granite Iron Ware
    E. E. Prusia & Company
    Fort Dodge, Iowa

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    Milford, New Hampshire, USA

    1869 - Parsonage Problem

    A church society in Milford, N.H., having repaired its church and raised its pastor's salary, set about providing him with a parsonage. Contributions of five thousand dollars were made, and a house bought, the deed drawn up, and the money ready to be paid, when it was found that the former deed was given in Know Nothing times, and forbade the sale of the land to any foreigner, and also prohibited any foreigner ever to reside upon it. Such restrictions were not to be agreed to, and the society... Read MORE...

    St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  November 13, 1869


    1800s Advice and Etiquette for Men

    It is considered as the height of ill-manners to in
    terrupt any person while speaking, by speaking yourself, or calling off the attention of the com
    pany to any new subject. This, however, every child...

    Practical Morality, Or, A Guide to Men and Manners... (1813). United Kingdom: J. Walker.
    Leduc, Alberta, Canada


    Leduc, Alta., Nov. 13 - (CP) - The fire-blackened ruins of the pioneer Leduc hotel - death trap of 10 persons in an explosion which destroyed the building Saturday - symbolize the blackest day in the history of the oil-boom town of 2,000 population.

    It might have been a red-letter day in the town's history had it not been for the explosion - the worst hotel disaster in Alberta's history. Leduc 21 miles south of Edmonton was to have been serviced with natural gas Saturday.

    The two-story...

    Winnipeg Free Press -  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada -  November 13, 1950

    Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA (Aldenville) (Chicopee Falls)


    Wooden Way Across the Connecticut Destroyed by Fire.

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Nov. 12. - The old wooden bridge across the Connecticut River between Chicopee Junction and West Springfield was burned this noon. Sparks carried by the strong westerly wind set fire to a number of buildings in Chicopee, including the Boston and Maine station, and the entire Fire Department was called out. The loss, aside from the bridge, is small.

    The bridge was built in 1848 as a toll bridge, was more than 1.2000... Read MORE...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 13, 1903

    Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs)

    1884 - Died 'Full of Years'

    The oft repeated, familiar psalm of the Good Book says: "The days of our years are three-score years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be four-score years, yet is their strength labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away."

    In the death of Mrs. Phoebe Brockway, Wednesday of present week, our community has an instance where human life was prolonged a year more than five-score and ten.

    This woman, remarkable by reason of the accumulation of years, was laid at rest in... Read MORE...

    Union Springs Advertiser -  Union Springs, New York -  Thursday, November 13, 1884

    Seattle, Washington, USA

    1941 - Traffic Crash Fatal to Pair

    Publisher of Seattle Suburban Weekly and Wife Die When Auto and Truck Collide

    Seattle, Nov, 13. – (AP) – Mr. and Mrs. J. L. MANIRE, publishers of the Aurora Herald, suburban weekly, were killed today when their light sedan virtually was demolished in a collision with a sawdust truck.
    Jack WILLIAMS, the truck driver, said the accident occurred during a driving rain, and could not be avoided. Neither he nor his companion, Ed LABADI, were hurt.

    In another accident, Charles QUIETT, 65,...

    Daily Chronicle -  Centralia, Washington -  November 13, 1941

    East Greenwich, Rhode Island, USA


    Hurled from Their Beds Into Cellar of an Academy Dormitory.


    Panic Results and Many Fatalities are Narrowly Averted at Fast Greenwich, Rhode Island

    East Greenwich, R. I., Nov 13. – Two girl students are dying and a third was painfully injured and many narrow escapes from death in a boiler explosion and fire in the Greenwich Academy’s new Eastman dormitory, early today.

    The terrific blast tore out the entire end of the building in which the girls were... Read MORE...

    Trenton Evening Times -  Trenton, New Jersey -  November 13, 1907

    1887  November 13 – Bloody Sunday: Police in London clash with radical and Irish nationalist protesters.

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    1946  November 13 - General Electric scientists produced snow in the Massachusetts Berkshires in the first modern day cloud seeding experiment.

    The Weather Channel

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    1869  Four inches of snow fell on the 7th at Covington, Va., and Greensboro, N. C.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan

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    1869  About seven months ago, a lady in Santa Clara, Cal., in kneeling down for the purpose of religious devotion,
    knelt on the edge of a spring to her hoop skirt. She experienced some little pain in her knee at the time, but thought it no serious matter. However, the limb commenced swelling, and it became inflamed, causing her intense suffering. It continued to grow worse until a few days ago, when her physicians determined that the amputation of the limb was necessary to save the woman's life. The operation was performed, and the lady, although much reduced, is in a fair way to recover.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan

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    1869  House Fire
    The dwelling of Nathan Dowry, in Harwich, Mass., was destroyed by fire on the evening of the 3d, and his only children, two little girls, aged six and four years, perished. The parents were visiting a neighbor.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan

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    Lincoln, Neb. - With the fourth floor of Mechanic Arts hall fireswept, the loss by blaze and water amounting to upwards of $16,000, the state university yesterday morning sustained the most serious fire loss in its history. The damage to the roof and interior equipment of the building will entail a $10,000 loss on the university itself. An additional $6,000 to $8,000 loss is sustained by professors and students who lost books and instruments in the blaze. The building will be immediately...

    The Nebraska State Journal
    Lincoln, Nebraska

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    Lansing, Mich., Oct. 13. - While the wrecking crew was engaged in cleaing away the freight wreck on the Lansing & Trannet Railway today, the hoisting beam of the steam derrick fell upon a group of over a dozen men. Killed were, PETER QUINN, conductor of the construction train, of West Bay City; GEORGE RUBY, of Jackson, a machinist, and JOHN TENTILE, a brakeman, of Bay City. The two former leave families. The other men escaped injury.

    Sandusky Ohio Gazette
    Sandusky, Ohio

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    1938  Distillery Burns, Loss Is $2,250,000
    OWENSBORO, Ky., Nov. 12 (AP)—A wild fire raged out of control Saturday night at the Glenmore Distillery, one of the largest in the country. Company officials had small hope of saving the plant from complete destruction. An unofficial canvas of insurance men placed the loss already at $2,225,000. Flames roared through three warehouses, the bottling plant and the company office and was enveloping the distillery building. The plant covers four city blocks and employs 700 persons.

    Dallas Morning News
    Dallas, Texas

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    1899  LOSSES BY FIRE
    MIAMI, Fla., Nov. 12. - The Miami Hotel a wooden building of 100 rooms, Mrs. Maggie Knapp's restaurant, owned by J. C. Gildewell; the Greet store and boarding house, the Miami Metropolis Building, and Joseph McDonald's machine shops and stables were burned to-day. The fire started from the extension of a gas stove in the hotel. The total loss is $60,750; insurance about $18,000.

    The New York Times
    New York, New York

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    1851  November 13 - The Denny Party lands at Alki Point, the first settlers of what would become Seattle, Washington

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    1881  Six Rum-Sellers to One Preacher
    The Fall River, (Mass.) News, which is giving the temperance movement considerable aid has figured it out that the beer in this country last year cost the sum of $375,000,000, and that there are six rum-sellers to one preacher. It does seem to us that the ministry requires considerable rum, if it takes six men to wait on one preacher. The News has certainly made a mistake in this business.
    Macon Telegraph
    Macon, Georgia

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    America - Did you know?

     Groundhog Day Prognosticating: Leave it to Americans to make their warm weather travel plans based on the machinations of a reticent rodent. Each year, groundhogs around the country -- but most notably Punxsutawney Phil of Punxsutawney, Penn. -- are ...Read MORE...


    Quebec - Did you know?

     Between 1714 and 1754, approximately 4,500 immigrants settled in New France. They included indentured workers and soldiers stationed in the colony, but most of them, it appears, were unsavory characters, including hundreds of salt smugglers who sold ...Read MORE...

    History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd.

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    Madison Avenue Gate, Druid Hill Park, 1904

    Friends Kiln Dried Rolled White Oats
    Muscatine Oat-Meal Co., Muscatine, Iowa

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