Tuesday, November 13, 2018

1884 - Died "Full of Years"


1897 ad found in Sears & Roebuck Catalog
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Norwich, England
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 ... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  November 13, 1869
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Harwich, Massachusetts, USA (N., S., E., W.) (Pleasant Lake)

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 -  November 13, 1869
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Santa Clara, California, USA

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 ... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  November 13, 1869
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Cream of Spinach Soup - This is one of the very palatable and slightly green soups. Pick the leaves from two quarts of spinach; wash; throw them into a hot kettle, and shake and toss for five minutes. Drain them, saving the very small amount of water which has been formed in the kettle. Chop the leaves very fine, and press them through a sieve; return them to the kettle; add a tablespoonful of grated onion and one quart of milk. Rub together two tablespoonfuls of butter and two of flour, add them to the soup, stirring constantly until smooth and thick. Press this again through a sieve; add a teaspoonful of salt, a dash of white pepper, and serve with small squares of toasted bread.

The Ladies" Home Journal, June 1898
Fall River, Massachusetts, USA

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.

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Macon Telegraph -  Macon, Georgia -  November 13, 1881
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G. G. Whittaker
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... Read MORE...

Union Springs Advertiser -  Union Springs, New York -  Thursday, November 13, 1884
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Lansing, Michigan, USA

1889 - A TERRIBLE ACCIDENT.
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... Read MORE...

Sandusky Ohio Gazette -  Sandusky, Ohio -  November 13, 1889
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Finger Nails - if they are inclined to be stiff and brittle, should be annointed each night with a little vaseline. This will make them stronger and firmer.

The Ladies" Home Journal, June 1898
Miami, Florida, USA

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 -  November 13, 1899
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Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

1901 - BUILDING IS BADLY DAMAGED. MECHANIC ARTS HALL AT UNIVERSITY FIRESWEPT. CAUSE NOT AT ALL CERTAIN - EVIDENCE POINTS TO DEFECTIVE WIRING BUT IS NOT CONCLUSIVE - LOSS OF $16,000 SUSTAINED WITH NO INSURANCE.
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... Read MORE...

The Nebraska State Journal -  Lincoln, Nebraska -  November 13, 1901
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Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA

1903 - CHICOPEE BRIDGE BURNED.
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 ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 13, 1903
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East Greenwich, Rhode Island, USA

1907 - GIRLS FACE DEATH BY EXPLOSION
Hurled from Their Beds Into Cellar of an Academy Dormitory.

FIRE HEMS THEM IN NEAR DEATH

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,... Read MORE...

Trenton Evening Times -  Trenton, New Jersey -  November 13, 1907
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Owensboro, Kentucky, USA

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... Read MORE...

Dallas Morning News -  Dallas, Texas -  November 13, 1938
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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... Read MORE...

Sandusky Register -  Sandusky, Ohio -  November 13, 1940
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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.... Read MORE...

Daily Chronicle -  Centralia, Washington -  November 13, 1941
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Leduc, Alberta, Canada

1950 - 10 DIE AS BLAST, FIRE RIP AT HOTEL.
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 ... Read MORE...

Winnipeg Free Press -  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada -  November 13, 1950
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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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1869  Four inches of snow fell on the 7th at Covington, Va., and Greensboro, N. C.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

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.

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America - Did you know? January 24, 1848 - Gold is discovered at Sutter"s Mill in California.

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Quebec - Did you know? New France was born and nurtured in an atmosphere of religious devotion. To the habitant the Church was everything--his school, his counselor, his almsgiver, his newspaper, his philosopher of things present and of things to come. To him it was the source of all knowledge, experience, and inspiration, and to it he never faltered in ungrudging loyalty.

Daily Life in New France (www.chroniclesofamerica.com/ french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)

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Cincinnati, Ohio

Ladies' Home Journal
December 1898
Died November 13

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