Friday, November 16, 2018

1884 - Aged 112 Years, and Never Rode in a Railroad Car in Her Life

Catskill, New York, USA

Hudson, N.Y., Nov. 15, 1869.
A terrible boiler explosion occurred in Storms' paper mill at Catskill Village at half-past eleven o'clock this morning. The building was completely demolished, and several lives were lost. It is impossible to tell at present the full extent of the disaster. It is known that MRS. GEORGE BRANDOW, the wife of the engineer, was instantly killed. The engineer and firemen ... Read MORE...

New York Herald -  New York, New York -  November 16, 1869

Malt Bitters Company, Boston, Mass.
1883 - November 18 – U.S. and Canadian railroads institute 5 standard continental time zones, ending the confusion of thousands of local times.

Exactly at noon on Sunday, as has been announced, the new system of uniform time will be put into effect by the leading railroad companies; and, instead of fifty different standards, there will be four corresponding to the four meridians adopted by the Chicago convention of railroad men. There is, indeed, a fifth standard meridian adopted, but, as it passes near St. Johns, New... Read MORE...

The Courier-Journal -  Louisville, Kentucky -  November 16, 1883

Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs)

1884 - Aged 112 Years, and Never Rode in a Railroad Car in Her Life
Rochester, N. Y., Nov. 16. - Mrs. Phoebe Brockway, who, on account of her extreme age, has of late enjoyed the distinction of being, next to Courtney, the oarsman, the greatest natural curiosity of Union Springs, N. Y., has just died, aged nearly 112 years. It was claimed that she was the oldest woman in the state. The date of her birth is given as Sept. 12, 1772. Gray haired, venerable residents ... Read MORE...

The Kansas City Star -  Kansas City, Missouri -  November 16, 1884

San Bernadino, California, USA


At San Bernardino, Cal., the Stewart Hotel block, the finest in the city, including the San Bernardino National bank, was burned. Losses aggregate $200,000, partly insured. The cause is as of yet unknown.

The Indiana Progress -  Indiana, Pennsylvania -  November 16, 1892

1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Brown Bread Biscuit - One pound of coarse brown flour or oatmeal flour, two ounces of butter, a little water. Make the butter and water boiling hot and add both to the flour, keeping the paste firm; roll it out, cut it into biscuits and bake it for ten minutes in a quick oven.

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., May 3, 1882
Durham, Connecticut, USA

DURHAM, Nov. 16. (UP) Stanley Soule, 4, drowned yesterday in a freak accident near his farm home.

State police said the boy was playing with two other youngsters near a shallow well when he fell into it. A boulder near the lip of the spring-fed well fell on top of Soule pinning him in eight inches of water. Two men were unable to move the boulder, and by the time additional help arrived, the... Read MORE...

The Bridgeport Post -  Bridgeport, Connecticut -  November 16, 1956

Androscoggin One Price Clothing Co.
Blue Store
88 Lisbon St.
Lewiston, Me.
Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA

1959 - 2 Boys Perish In Gravel Pit
WELLESLEY, Mass. (AP) - Two young playmates perished yesterday when they were accidentally buried in a gravel pit opposite Wellesley College.

The victims were MARK KETCHUM, 12, one of three children in his family, and HAROLD ADAMS, JR., also 12, an only child.

Police Chief Robert P. MacBEY, summoned by a playmate of the two victims, said that when he arrived at the scene three small,... Read MORE...

The Corpus Christi Times -  Corpus Christi, Texas -  November 16, 1959

1932  November 16 – New York City's Palace Theatre fully converts to a cinema, which is considered the final death knell of vaudeville as a popular entertainment in the United States.

America - Did you know? May 2, 1803 - Louisiana Purchase: United States agrees to pay France $15 million for the Louisiana Territory, which extends west from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains and comprises about 830,000 sq mi. As a result, the U.S. nearly doubles in size.

Quebec - Did you know? Women wore shirts and skirts made of linen, cotton and hemp. Men wore knee breeches (pants that tied at the knee) and jerkins (jackets). They also wore wide-brimmed hats and tapabords (with earflaps). To survive the cold winter, the habitant copied some of the Amerindian clothing. He wore mittens and moose leather boots lined with beaver fur and a fur-lined coat (pelise). To walk in the snow, he wore snowshoes and loaded his provisions on a toboggan. ON/ LakeheadUniversity/ NewFranceWQ/ wqr6.aspx

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