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Sunday, February 25, 2024

February 25 News - 1882 - Clever Woman

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 February 25, 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 February 25 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.
    A New Idea in Trunks The Stallman Dresser Trunk F. A. Stallman, Columbus O.  The Ladies Home Journal July 1898
    A New Idea in Trunks
    The Stallman Dresser Trunk
    F. A. Stallman, Columbus O.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    July 1898

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    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

    Baked Cabbage Ball

    ake a large, firm cabbage, boil whole in salt and water till tender enough to eat, but not to fall to pieces; then lay in cold water till ready for use, or until perfectly cold. Take the leaves from the stalk without breaking...Read MORE...

    The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Connecticut, October 13, 1880

    Home Laundry Bucket $1  Home Laundry Bucket Co., Cortland, N.Y.  The Ladies Home Journal June 1898
    Home Laundry Bucket $1

    Home Laundry Bucket Co., Cortland, N.Y.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    June 1898

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    Portland, Oregon, USA

    1916 - Funeral Is Halted While 14 Months Old Boy Is Carried Home.

    Nick Falotico, the 14 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Rocco Falotico, 615 Fourth Street, was possibly fatally injured by being struck by Finley & Sons' Hearse during a funeral yesterday afternoon. The funeral party stopped while the child was taken home and a physician summoned, and then went on to Riverview Cemetery.

    The child was sitting in front of his home near Fourth and Sheridan Streets when the funeral party approached. He jumped up and ran out into the road, evidently intending to... Read MORE...

    Morning Oregonian -  Portland, Oregon -  February 25, 1916

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    1800s Advice and Etiquette for Men

    The same law which imposes upon the husband the duty of supporting his wife, gives him a general and paramount claim to her...Read MORE...

    The Young Husband’s Book, 1837

    Superior, Wisconsin, USA

    1925 - Workers Survive When Blast Blows Roof From Plant

    Superior - George Murray and Carl Malyszeski, both of Washburn, are recovering at a Washburn hospital after a miraculous escape when the smokeless powder dryer house of the Dupont plant was blown to pieces.
    The roof was blown 150 feet from the rest of the building and the front of the building was also blown away.

    Murray and Malyszeski were picked up but slightly injured 150 feet from the building on the other side of a railroad track and do not know whether they ran or they were blown... Read MORE...

    Sheboygan Press -  Sheboygan, Wisconsin -  February 25, 1925

    Meredith, New Hampshire, USA

    1823 - Fire

    A cotton factory at Meredith, New-Hampshire was totally consumed on Thursday, the 12th inst; Such was the rapidity of the flames that the building was destroyed in 37 minutes, and of seven females, who were at work in the upper part of the building when the fire broke out and whose escape was cut off by the progress of the flames, six were compelled to leap from a window 30 feet from the ground, and were much injured in fractures and bruises, and one was taken, almost suffocated, from a small... Read MORE...

    American Mercury -  Hartford, Connecticut -  February 25, 1823

    Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville)

    1912 - Ty Cobb Offered Match - Wanted in Pittsfield, Mass., to Meet Billy Mantel

    Failing to induce Young Britt or George Chaney to sign agreements for a match, Ty Cobb, the Philadelphian, will likely leave the city in a few days for Pittsfield, Mass., where he has been offered a match with Billy Gallant, a young New Englander, who has attracted much attention of late. Cobb made a hit with the fans of the Massachusetts town recently when eh outpointed Harry Thomas, the English champion, in 10 rounds. The Philadelphian is in good shape now and is confident that he can defeat... Read MORE...
    Baltimore American -  Baltimore, Maryland -  February 25, 1912

    1870  February 25 - Profits of the Dairy
    A farmer in Bakersfield, Vermont, during the past dairy season, has made from fifteen cows 3,000 pounds of butter. He sold it for 45 cents a pound, realizing $1,350. He also raised ten calves, now worth $100, and 1,000 pounds of pork, which he sold for $130; making as the proper income of dairy $1,580, besides supplying the family.

    Weekly Oregon Statesman
    Salem, Oregon
    February 25, 1870

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    1882  February 25 - Mrs. Stewart was alone and unarmed when two tramps took forcible possession of her house, at New Vineyard, Me.
    While they were eating and drinking in the kitchen, she whittled a stick into the shape of a pistol, blackened it with soot, then made a fierce onslaught on the rascals, who fled precipitately.

    The Lafayette Adviser
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    February 25, 1882

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    1897  C.N. Paquin, postmaster of St. Cuthbert, Berthier county, Quebec, is in trouble.
    He is $21,00 behind in his payments. The matter has been reported by the post office department to the justice department. It was first discovered by Assistant Inspector Chillers of Three Rivers. He was in Montreal lately and found that money orders from St. Cuthbert were being presented for payment to one Paquin, Montreal, supposed to be a brother of Postmaster Paquin, for $2,000. Chillers stopped payment and then it was discovered that Postmaster Paquin had been carrying this amount since...

    The Ottawa Journal
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    February 25, 1897

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    1919  February 25 – Oregon places a one cent per US gallon (0.26¢/liter) tax on gasoline, becoming the first U.S. state to levy a gasoline tax.
    February 25, 1919

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    1901  February 25 – U.S. Steel is incorporated by industrialist J. P. Morgan as the first billion-dollar corporation.
    February 25, 1901

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    1936  February 24th - 25th - 1936 - Vermont and New Hampshire received brown snow due to dust from storms in the Great Plains Region. A muddy rain fell across parts of northern New York State.

    The Weather Channel
    February 25, 1936

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    1888  Charles Wingard and Annie Fox, his niece, who eloped from Monroe, Mich., and were captured an taken to Alliance O., committed suicide with pistols on the 22d.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 25, 1888

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    1888  At Palmer, Mass., the Inabaug [sic] river overflowed on the 21st, flooding the town and doing great damage.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 25, 1888

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    1871  Proud of his accomplishment
    An enterprising son of four years, in West Springfield, Massachusetts, told his mother in great glee the other morning that he had made a nice fire in a bureau drawer, and he had. Prompt action, however, saved the house, and rendered unnecessary the presence of the firemen, who were about rushing to the spot.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 25, 1871

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    1850  Destructive Fire
    A fire occurred on the 17th inst., in Rhany's [R. Haney's] extensive hardware store, Batavia, New York. There being no water, the flames spread with great rapidity, consuming Mr. Gordon's house, his office and dwelling the rear of the American Hotel, and several other buildings. The total loss by this fire is estimated at $50,000, on which there is partial insurance.

    The Adams Sentinel
    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
    February 25, 1850

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    1851  School Fire
    The Grand Jury of the Court of Queen's Bench, at Three Rivers, ignored the Bill against Mr. Forquin, M. P. P. and others, charged with having set fire to a school house at Yamaska. Five school rioters were convicted, and three of the witnesses were tried and convicted of perjury for denying the truth of the statements they had made in their preliminary examinations.

    New-York Tribune
    New York, New York
    February 25, 1851

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    1947  February 25 - The German state of Prussia is officially abolished by the Allied Control Council.
    February 25, 1947

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    1847  Fire In Brimfield
    The beautiful Congregational Church in Brimfield, Mass. was consumed by fire on Sunday forenoon last. It broke out during divine service, and took from one of the stove pipes in the ceiling through which it passed. Loss between $5000 and $6000; insured $3000.
    Boston Evening Transcript
    Boston, Massachusetts
    February 25, 1847

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     1839 - Apples and Apple Cider in New England

    Apple trees have been cultivated and apple cider produced in New England from early Colonial days, when the region's first apple orchards were planted. The American folk hero "Johnny Appleseed" (John...Read MORE...

    Hayward's New England Gazetteer of 1839

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    Quebec - Did you know?

     Quebec banned ads for toys and fast food aimed at children under 13, resulting in lowered childhood obesity rates.

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    Bayport, L.I., Ocean Ave.
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    So-N-Mor The Dress-Shield Retainers A. R. Reese, Davenport, Iowa  The Ladies Home Journal July 1898
    The Dress-Shield Retainers
    A. R. Reese, Davenport, Iowa

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    July 1898

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    Died February 25


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