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Saturday, September 29, 2018

September 29 News - 1888 - Marriage by the Glove

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

    1880s Wm. H. Zinn
    Boston, Mass.

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    Detroit, Michigan, USA

    1930 - 2 KILLED AS FREIGHT ENGINE JUMPS TRACK - Open Switch Causes Wreck at Detroit

    DETROIT, Sept 28 (AP) - The brakeman and fireman of a Michigan Central freight train were killed instantly, and the engineer escaped injury by jumping as the engine and four cars left the track and turned over after striking an open switch at the outskirts of Detroit late today.

    The dead were William Feilman, brakeman, and Frank McLaughlin, fireman. They were riding in the cab and were crushed between the engine and tender. Frank O'Donahue, the engineer, jumped as the locomotive turned... Read MORE...

    Boston Herald -  Boston, Massachusetts -  September 29, 1930

    1789 - September 29 - Congress Officially Created the U.S. Military

    In its very first session, the United States Congress had a lot of decisions to make. One important topic the first representatives and senators needed to address was establishing the U.S. military. There already was a colonial army - the Continental Army - that had fought the British in the American Revolution and won under General George Washington. But this army was not the official army of the United States.

    Finally, on September 29, 1789, the last day of its first session, the U.S.... Read MORE...
    September 29, 1789


    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

    Hard Sauce - Beat one-fourth of a poiund of butter to a cream, adding gradually one cup of powdered sugar. When white and light add the unbeaten white of one egg, beat for five minutes. Sprinkle over it a little nutmeg and stand away to...Read MORE...

    The Ladies' Home Journal, June 1898

    1888 - Marriage by the Glove.

    A marriage by proxy, or as it is called, "marriage by the glove," is prevalent in Holland, and is brought about by the fact that many of the eligible young men, after having finished their education, depart for Dutch India. A friend selects a willing young lady, generally one with a substantial dot and otherwise conforming closely to specifications of the letter. A photograph of the favored one is inclosed in the return epistle. After the lapse of a few months, a soiled left-hand glove, with a... Read MORE...

    St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  September 29, 1888

    1890s C. G. Conn
    Wonder Band Instruments
    Worcester, Mass.
    Elkhart, Ind.

    C.G. Conn Ltd., sometimes called Conn Instruments or commonly just Conn, is a former American manufacturer of musical instruments incorporated in 1915. It bought the production facilities owned by Charles Gerard Conn, a major figure in early manufacture of brasswinds and saxophones in the USA. Its early business was based primarily on brass instruments, which were manufactured in Elkhart, Indiana. wikipedia

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    Charleston, South Carolina, USA


    Damage Estimated At $2,000,000 As Tornado Strikes Historic City Unawares; Vast Scenes Of Wreckage; St. Michael's Church Battered; Fine Trees Uprooted in Battery; City Hall Roof Blown Off; Colleges Not Hit.

    CHARLESTON, S. C., Sept. 29 - (AP) - A destructive tornado whipped through Charleston early today, killing at least 25 persons, injuring an estimated 340, and doing property damage unofficially estimated at $2,000,000.

    Striking shortly after 8 a. m., the storm threw the city into... Read MORE...

    Gastonia Daily Gazette -  North Carolina -  September 29, 1938

    Madison, Indiana, USA

    1898 - FOUND DROWNED. SAD FATE OF JAMES THACKER. Lost His Life In A Shanty Boat.

    A day or so ago James THACKER, a well-known young man of the West End, purchased for himself a small shanty-boat, anchored on this side of the river near the foot of Plum Street.

    This morning early some one living near by entered the boat and was horrified to find Mr. THACKER lying dead inside.

    Coroner Lewis was immediately summoned and an examination was held, resulting in the conclusion that the deceased had come to his death by accidental drowning.

    The unfortunate man had been...

    Madison Courier -  Madison, Indiana -  September 29, 1898


    1800s Advice and Etiquette for Men

    Make yourself absolute master of your temper and your countenance; so far, at least, as that no visible change do appear in either , what ever you may feel inwardly...Read MORE...

    Practical Morality, Or, A Guide to Men and Manners... (1813). United Kingdom: J. Walker.
    1877  Illegal Turnips
    On Saturday last a young farmer from Quebec, named Robert Wright, arrived in town with several friends, bringing with him a large quantity of turnips for sale in the city. Totally ignorant of the bylaws, he sold two barrels of turnips on the street this morning without having a license to do so. One of his supposed friends named Cauldwell immediately informed a policeman of the occurrence and pointed Wright out to him at a distance.

    The Saturday Budget
    Quebec, Canada

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    1873  September 29 - A Sad and Fatal Casualty
    A man named John W. Brennan, of Altona, N.Y., a brakeman in the employ of the Central Vermont Railroad for a short time past, was run over by a freight train at East Alburgh, on Friday morning, while uncoupling the engine from the train when in motion. We understand that nineteen cars passed over one of his legs and side, but he survived his terrible injuries about two hours. He leaves a young wife to mourn his untimely departure.

    The Rutland Daily Globe
    Rutland, Vermont

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    1903  September 29 – Prussia becomes the first locality to require mandatory driver's licenses for operators of motor vehicles.

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    1927  September 29 - A tornado (possibly two tornadoes) cut an eight-mile long path across Saint Louis MO, to Granite City IL, killing 79 persons. The damage path at times was a mile and a quarter in width.

    The Weather Channel

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    1927  The Jazz Singer debuts as first talking film
    Al Jolson's Film Debut in "Jazz Singer" Oct. 6

    Warner Brothers will present Al Jolson in "The Jazz Singer" at the Warner Theater a week from tonight. The long-awaited presentation of the picturization of Samson Raphaelson's comedy drama, which continues to be a potent attraction on the legitimate stage, will be made a gala event by the Warners and will be attended by Jolson and a number of motion picture celebrities, some of whom are coming from Hollywood to be present at the...

    The Brooklyn Daily Eagle
    Brooklyn, New York

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    1883  LOSSES BY FIRE. The Woonsocket Hotel Partly Burned, The Escape of the Guests.
    WOONSOCKET, R. I., Sept. 29. - The Woonsocket hotel, owned by Cook, Mason & Co., was damaged to the amount of $10,000 by fire from a defective flue this morning. The night clerk notified the inmates, who escaped. The hotel was insured for $14,180 and the furniture for $5,000. P. W. Houghton loses $1,000, insured for $2,000 in the Union of Philadelphia; Sharon Brothers, dry goods, lose $3,500, insured for $2,000.

    The New Haven Evening Register
    New Haven, Connecticut

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    1898  Big Fire in Weymouth, Mass.
    Weymouth, Mass., Sept. 29. - The factory buildings of the Bradley Fertilizer works in North Weymouth were burned shortly before 11 o'clock last night, causing a loss of about $200,000 to the buildings and stock. The loss is practically covered by insurance. The plant was chiefly under one roof and covered much ground, so that when the fire broke out it spread to all parts, making it impossible to save anything. The cause of the fire is believed to be spontaneous combustion, as the watchman...

    Naugatuck Daily News
    Naugatuck, Connecticut

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    America - Did you know?

     Pioneer Remedies - Crick in the neck Go down to the hog pen and find where the hog has rubbed his neck against the fence, then rub your neck in the same spot and the crick will be gone.


    Quebec - Did you know?

     Quebec’s forest covers more than 750,000 km2, which is the size of Sweden and Norway together! It represents 20% of the Canadian forests and 2% of the world’s forests.

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    1890s C. G. Conn
    Wonder Band Instruments
    Worcester, Mass.
    Elkhart, Ind.

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    Died September 29


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