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Friday, June 29, 2018

June 29 News - 1895 - THE BRIDEGROOM CAME NOT, And the Bride To Have Been Is Now Ill With Grief and Chagrin. A Church Wedding Which Failed to Come Off at Bridgewater, Mass.

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 29, 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 29 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.

    1880s
    Vacuum Harness Oil
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    Lancaster, PA

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    1896 - NINETY MINERS DEAD. THE ROOF FELL UPON THE MEN WHILE PROPPING IT UP. MANY LEAVE FAMILIES.


    ABOUT FORTY OF THE MEN WERE ENGLISH SPEAKING AND THE REST FOREIGNERS - MORE THAN TWO-THIRDS OF THE VICTIMS WERE MARRIED - THE WATER BOY TELLS A THRILLING TALE - THINKS THERE WAS AN EXPLOSION OF GAS - THE FALL SOUNDED LIKE THE REPORT OF CANNONS.

    Wilkes-Barre, Pa., June 28. - While ninety miners were at work in the Red Ash vein of the Twin Shaft at Pittston, about 3 o'clock this morning, the roof caved in and it is believed that all of the men perished. About forty of the imprisoned men were... Read MORE...

    Titusville Herald -  Titusville, Pennsylvania -  June 29, 1896
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    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes



    Fish Cakes - Cold boiled codfish, either fresh or salt, remove the bones and mince the meat; take two-thirds as much warm mashed potatoes as fish, add a little butter and sufficient beaten eggs or milk to make the whole into a smooth paste,...Read MORE...



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    Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

    1865 - EXTENSIVE CONFLAGRATION IN JERSEY CITY - SEVERAL MANUFACTORIES BURNED DOWN - LOSS ABOUT ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS.


    Shortly after 10 o'clock yesterday forenoon, a fire broke out on the fourth floor of the American Drug Mills, located on the corner of Washington and Morgan streets, Jersey City. The flames spread rapidly, and in less than twenty minutes the entire building - a five-story brick structure - was enveloped in flames, and the fireman were unable to save the building. The workmen in the upper stories barely escaped with their lives, several of them descending to the ground by means of the lightning... Read MORE...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  June 29, 1865
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    Annapolis, Maryland, USA

    1910 - FIND SAILBOAT DRIFTING. Believed Midshipman and Two Others Are Drowned.


    ANNAPOLIS, Md., June 28 - Mrs. Nellie E. Bower, widow of Joseph Bower and daughter-in-law of John M. Bower, superintendent of the naval academy, and Midshipman Grisble Thomas of Union Point, Ga., and Sherman M. Nason of Newport, R. I., left the naval academy about 11 o'clock this morning in a sailboat which was found drifting on the Severn river this afternoon. In it were portions of the clothing that had been worn by the members of the party. It is believed that the men took Mrs. Bower to the... Read MORE...

    The Nebraska State Journal -  Lincoln, Nebraska -  June 29, 1910
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    Santa Barbara, California, USA

    1925 - QUAKE LEVELS BIG COAST CITY. BUILDINGS DEMOLISHED IN SANTA BARBARA AND TOWN FLOODED WHEN BIG DAM AND WATER MAINS BREAK; HOTEL SPLITS AND COLLAPSES.


    HEAVY LOSS OF LIFE REPORTED IN FAMOUS WINTER RESORT; LARGE BUSINESS BLOCKS DESTROYED BY TEMBLORS THAT ROCK ALL OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA; SHOCKS SWAY EDIFICES IN LOS ANGELES.

    TEN MILLION LOSS.
    Santa Barbara, June 29. - (AP) - Ten million dollars damage and twelve known dead and virtual destruction of most of the business buildings on State street resulted from the earthquake. Associated Press man first to use only phone available and sent in this information.

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    The Bismarck Tribune -  Bismarck, North Dakota -  June 29, 1925
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    1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies



    Never repeat to a person with whom you converse, any unpleasant speech you may have heard concerning her. If you can give her pleasure by the repetition of a delicate compliment, or token of approval shown by a mutual friend, tell her the pleasant...Read MORE...



    The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness: A Complete Handbook for the Use of the Lady in Polite Society... by Florence Hartley, January 1, 1872
    Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

    1877 - THE ST. JOHN DISASTER. CITY IMPROVEMENTS UNDER CONSIDERATION - WIDER STREETS AND FIRE-PROOF BUILDINGS - RELIEF FOR THE DESTITUTE.


    Special Dispatch to the New-York Times.

    ST. JOHN, N. B., June 28. - Business is now proceeding as usual, and there is little to record except the constant receipt of money and provisions and the unsuccessful efforts to recover missing people. It is now known that 14 persons perished and that over 90 received injuries, some proving fatal. Gen. Warner, United States Consul, is working indefatigably in behalf of the sufferers, and other United States citizens, resident here, are foremost in the ... Read MORE...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  June 29, 1877
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    Hallowell, Maine, USA

    1871 - ANOTHER HORROR! Collision on Maine Central. TWO TRAINS WRECKED. One Man Killed and Several Injured. Engines Smashed, Cars Overturned, &c.


    Our Special Reporter on the Train.
    (Special Despatch(sic) by Western Union Line.)

    GARDINER, June 27. Misfortunes come not singly, but in batialions [sic], it has been said. This seems to be the case in regard to the Maine Central Railroad. While sad the accident at Freeport Monday evening was fresh upon the lips comes an equally shocking disaster near Hallowell. Your reporter was upon the train and he will tell his own story. The train was to leave Augusta at 3 o'clock. It left a little... Read MORE...

    Weekly Eastern Argus -  Portland, Maine -  June 29, 1871
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    Freeport, Maine, USA

    1871 - ACCIDENT ON MAINE CENTRAL RAILROAD.


    Six Cars Thrown from the Track - Two Men Killed, Others Injured -Wonderful Escape. No Passengers Maimed.

    About three o'clock Monday afternoon a despatch [sic] was received in this city that the inward bound express train with Pullman car attached on the Maine Central Railroad, had been thrown from the track near Freeport. A wrecking train was promptly made up by Superintendent Bailey at the depot in this city and sent to the scene of the accident. All sorts of conjectures gave rise to... Read MORE...

    Weekly Eastern Argus -  Portland, Maine -  June 29, 1871
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    Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA

    1895 - THE BRIDEGROOM CAME NOT, And the Bride To Have Been Is Now Ill With Grief and Chagrin. A Church Wedding Which Failed to Come Off at Bridgewater, Mass.


    Bridgewater, Mass., June 29. - Many invitations had been issued to the Perkins-Bevan wedding at Trinity-Episcopal church this forenoon, but the young man failed to put in an appearance and the young lady is ill at her home, prostrated with grief at the sudden change in her plans.

    She first learned of the true state of affairs late Friday night from James Perkins, father of Robert H. Perkins, the prospective groom, who informed her of the departure of his son.

    The breaking of the match is... Read MORE...

    Lewiston Sunday Journal -  Lewiston, Maine -  June 29, 1895
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    Rochester, New York, USA

    1847 - VIOLENT THUNDER STORM - THREE PERSONS KILLED BY LIGHTNING.


    This city was visited soon after midnight, Tuesday morning, with a thunder storm of unusual violence.

    Several of the shocks were so heavy as to shake the houses like an earthquake. One bolt descended with fatal effect upon the house of MR. WM. MATHEWS, No. 28, Wilder Street, killing three persons, MR. MATHEWS, his wife and daughter.

    The night being unusually warm, they had removed their bed to the floor, at right angles with a stove which stood near the chimney.
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    The Sandusky -  Clarion, Ohio -  June 29, 1847
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    1897  FINED FOR SELLING IMPURE MOLASSES.
    NEW LONDON, Conn., June 28. - A grocer in Danielson, Conn., has been arrested and fined $3 for selling adulterated molasses. The fine and costs amounted to about $30. The grocers are protesting stoutly against the adulterated food law. They say they hardly can afford to pay a chemist $2 for testing each cask of molasses they buy, but this seems the only thing to do.

    The New York Times
    New York, New York

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    1864  June 29, 1864 - The worst railway disaster in Canada's history killed 99 people and injured 100 more,
    when a train, which had been carrying many German and Polish immigrants, failed to stop at an open bridge (the Beloeil Bridge) and plunged into the the Richelieu River near Quebec.
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    1954  June 29 - Hurricane Alice dumped as much as 27 inches of rain on the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas.
    The Rio Grande River at Laredo reached a level 12.6 feet above its previous highest mark, and the roadway of the U.S. 90 bridge was thirty feet below the high water.
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    1928  June 29 - The Outerbridge Crossing and Goethals Bridge in Staten Island, New York both opened.

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    1863  June 29 - Very 1st First National Bank opens in Davenport, Iowa

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    1864  June 29 - St-Hilaire Train Disaster
    The St-Hilaire train disaster was a railroad disaster that occurred on June 29, 1864, near the present-day town of Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec. The train, which had been carrying many German and Polish immigrants, failed to acknowledge a stop signal and fell through an open swing bridge into the Richelieu River. Though uncertain, the widely accepted death toll is 99 persons. The disaster remains the worst railway accident in Canadian history.
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    1909  LAKE GEORGE LOSES HOTEL. THE FORT WILLIAM HENRY, THE LARGEST RESORT IN ADIRONDACK REGION, TOTALLY DESTROYED.
    (By United Press.)
    Glens Falls, N. Y., June 24. - The Fort William Henry Hotel, the largest resort on Lake George and the Adirondack region, was destroyed by fire early this morning, with a loss of half a million dollars. The great structure was entirely consumed one hour after the blaze was discovered at 4 a.m. Manager WILSON, with 15 servants who were getting the house ready for tomorrow's opening, escaped in their night clothes. Many had close calls and no one saved and private...
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    The Evening Observer
    Dunkirk, New York

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    1900  David Hambly’s Fate at Tiverton. HIS BOAT CAPSIZED.
    Fall River, Mass., June 28.— News reached here today of a drowning accident which occurred in Tiverton last evening. David Hambly, a prominent citizen of that town, while sailing in his catboat, was precipitated into the water near the Tiverton bridge by the capsizing of his craft. Hambly struck out for the shore, but collapsed when a few feet from land. All efforts at resuscitation were of no avail. He will be buried in New Bedford.

    Boston Journal
    Boston, Massachusetts

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    1868  The city of Burlington, Vermont, has about doubled its population in eight years, and is now claimed to be the third lumber market in the United States.

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    Cincinnati Daily Enquirer
    Cincinnati, Ohio

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    America - Did you know?

     Thanksgiving Myth: Thanksgiving had religious origins.

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    Quebec - Did you know?

     Poutine, a dish of fries, gravy, and cheese curds, is popular throughout Quebec. The first poutines were invented in Quebec, and there are many, unconfirmed claims to have invented the poutine which date from the late 50s through the 1970s in the...Read MORE...



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