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Monday, November 25, 2019

November 26 News - 1875 - "Onion-Town"

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 November 26, 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 November 26 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.

    George H. Hartwell
    Druggist and Apothecary
    Cor. Main and Central Sts., Southbridge, Mass.

    Built in 1867, George H. Hartwell operated an apothecary from this premises, at 98 Main Street and 1 Central Street.
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    Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

    1956 - $200,000 FIRE SWEEPS VEGAS' BOULDER CLUB


    LAS VEGAS, Nev., Nov. 26 - (AP) - One of Nevada's oldest casinos, the Boulder Club, was gutted by fire last night at a loss estimated by Fire Chief Elmer Gates, at $200,000.

    As firemen played hoses on the flames, croupiers hurriedly removed stacks of chips and silver dollars. Money and chips were loaded into a police car and taken for safe keeping to the adjoining Horseshoe club.

    One of an estimated 2,000 persons jamming the downtown area to watch the blaze said; "That police car was so... Read MORE...

    The Bridgeport Post -  Bridgeport, Connecticut -  November 26, 1956
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    German Puffs - One pint of milk, four eggs; five spoonful of flour; bake in cups fifteen or twenty minutes. Beat butter and sugar till they are light, and you will have a nice sauce for the puffs.
    Augusta, Georgia, USA

    1921 - BIG FIRE LOSS IN AUGUSTA, GA. BUSINESS HOUSES GUTTED BY BLAZE; HOTEL DESTROYED. CAUSE OF BLAZE STARTING IN HARRISON BUILDING IS NOT DETERMINED. HOTEL GUESTS FLEE IN NIGHT CLOTHES.


    PLATE GLASS WINDOWS MELTED BY HEAT - NO LIVES REPORTED AS LOST.

    Augusta, Ga., Nov. 26. - At 5:45 today firemen succeeded in bringing under control the most disastrous fire in the history of Augusta.
    The harrison building and the Johnson building, two big steel and masonry modern buildings, had been gutted by the flames, which started at 2 o'clock in the Harrison building. The Augusta Chronicle building was believed a total loss, the Albion Hotel was badly damaged, the Genesta Hotel was... Read MORE...

    Robsonian -  Lumberton, North Carolina  -  November 26, 1921
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    Hyde Manufacturing Co., Southbridge, Mass.

    ...The Hyde Mfg. Co. opened the period with the erection of a new brick plant in 1917... www.sec.state.ma.us

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    Juneau, Alaska, USA

    1936 - BODIES OF 10 ARE FOUND AT JUNEAU. SIX PERSONS STILL ARE ON MISSING LIST AFTER LANDSLIDE.


    Juneau, Alaska, Nov. 25. - (AP) - Mud and ruins of Sunday's great landslide surrendered two more bodies to rescue crews tonight, raising the known deaths to ten and leaving six remaining on the missing list.
    One other body was recovered earlier in the day.

    MRS. GEORGE LEE was found dead among the debris of the demolished Nickinovich Apartments and OSCAR LAITO, Sitka, Alaska, in the wrecked
    rooming house operated by MRS. FRED MATSON who is still missing. PETE BATTELO'S body was the first... Read MORE...

    The Modesto Bee and News-Herald -  Modesto, California -  November 26, 1936
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    1889  ANOTHER FATAL EXPLOSION.
    Pittsburg, Nov. 26. - By an explosion at the Allegheny Bessemer Steel Works at Duquesne this morning WILLIAM MARSHALL, night superintendent of the wire mill, and a man named COOPER were killed and a number of others injured.

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    1950  November 25-26 - Wind gusts to 110 mph recorded at Concord NH

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    1870  A young man named George Heffran, of Pottsville, Pa., surrendered himself at Randolph, Mass., on the 15th, as the murderer of Benjamin Nathan. He proved to be insane.


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    1870  Bad Advertisment
    The Biddeford (Me.) woman who advertised for and married a man last July, to have some one to control her property, has succeeded beyond all reasonable expectations, as the fellow has run off with ten thousand dollars of it, and she finds has two wives beside herself.

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    Saint Joseph, Michigan

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    1912  Cotton Mill King Dead
    Providence, Rhode Island, Nov. 26. - Robert Knight, owner of more cotton mills than any other individual in the world, died today, aged eighty-six. Knight controlled twenty-two spinning, weaving and finishing establishments, employing seven thousand operatives.

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    1875  "Onion-Town"
    Wethersfield, Conn., sometimes called Onion-town, derived its nickname from the fact that a church bell hung in 1775 was paid for by contributions of onions from the parishioners.
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    America - Did you know?

     During the Civil War, John H. Wisdom became known as the Paul Revere of the South, afte rhe galloped the 67 miles between Gadsen, Alabama and Rome, Georgia to warn of a Union attack.

     

    Quebec - Did you know?

     Children in New France had many chores. Small children might bring in the wood for the fireplace. Older girls would help cook, clean and make clothes. Fathers would teach their sons how to ice fish. All the children would help gather maple sap in...Read MORE...



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    Massee School for Boys, Stamford, Conn.

    MASSEE COUNTRY SCHOOL
    For Boys - 6 to 19
    52 minutes from New York on Long Island Sound

    A beautiful campus of 16 acres on Shippan Point, Stamford Conn. Junior Department for boys under 14. Older boys prepared for all colleges and technical schools. Small classes with much individual attention. Splendid opportunity for health and physical development in all athletics and outdoor sports. Large gymnasium and dormitory.

    For catalog, address W.W. MASSEE, Shippan Point, Stamford, Conn.

    Good Housekeeping, Volume 74
    Hearst Corporation, 1922

    E. D. Reynolds & Co.
    Dealers in Men's, Youths' and Boys' Ready-Made Clothing,
    Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes and Gent's Furnishing Goods.
    Also, Trunks, Bags, Valises and Lap Robes.
    Children's Clothing a Specialty.

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    Friday, November 1, 2019

    November 1 News - 1883 - Eels Stop Paper

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      Rexall Acid-Dyspesia Tablets
      United Drug Company, Boston - St. Louis, USA
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      Iberville, Québec, Canada (Saint-Athanase-de-Bleury)

      1894 - November 1 - DEATH OF MERCIER. The Ex-Premier of the Province of Quebec Passes Away.


      MONTREAL, Oct. 31. - Honore Mercier, ex-premier of Quebec, died yesterday morning at 9 o'clock. The end had been expected any time during the preceding twenty-four hours and hope of recovery had been given up weeks ago. In fact from the moment that he first felt seriously ill on the 14th of August last it had been felt that he lay on his death bed. Mr. Mercier had been suffering from a complication of diseases for years past, diabetis predominating. After his defeat at the general election of... Read MORE...

      The Daily Times -  New Philadelphia, Ohio -  November 1, 1894
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      Hempstead, New York, USA

      1909 - TRAIN HITS AUTO; TWO MEN KILLED


      They Are Hurled Into the Telegraph Wires Overhead and a Third Seriously Injured.
      GAVE NO HEED TO SIGNALS
      One Man, Fearful That Some Accident Was Impending, Got Out and Went Home.
      Special to The New York Times.

      ROCKVILLE CENTRE, L. I., Oct. 31. - Robert Welsh of 5 Hart Street, Brooklyn, a real estate broker, and Dr. William G. Terwilliger of 618 Hancock Street, Brooklyn, were killed here this afternoon when a south-bound train crashed into their automobile runabout at the crossing at Wreck ... Read MORE...

      The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 1, 1909
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      Freetown, Massachusetts, USA (Assonet) (East Freetown)

      1879 - An instance of heredity in crime is furnished by Elias Phillips, of Freetown, Mass., who recently appeared as a witness in a burglary trial, having turned State's evidence.


      He is a great grandson of Malbone Briggs, a notorious criminal, who was in State-prison with seven of his sons at one time. Brigg's ancestry is traced back in a direct line to a noted pirate in the time of Earl Bellamont, and his branch of the family has for over a century furnished noted criminals in every generation. Phillips has only the use of his left arm, his right one being withered, but he recently made two keys by which an Assonet store was burglarized, and he can sail a boat, shoot a... Read MORE...

      St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  November 1, 1879
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      Old-Fashioned Brown Betty - Sprinkle a layer of sugar between the layers of apples and bread, and dust a little cinnamon over the top. Place the dish in a hot oven, covering for fifteen minutes, and bake for thrity minutes. Serve with a hard...Read MORE...



      The Ladies' Home Journal, February 1898
      Brooklyn, New York, USA (Flatlands) (Flatbush) (Coney Island)

      1918 - November 1 - 102 die in a NYC BMT subway derailment at Malbone Street Brooklyn


      The 1918 NYC BMT subway derailment at Malbone Street in Brooklyn was a tragic incident that occurred on November 1, 1918. A Brooklyn Rapid Transit (BRT) train, also known as the Brighton Beach Line, derailed in the Malbone Street Tunnel in Brooklyn. The train was operating at high speed and derailed on a sharp curve, causing several cars to overturn and collide with tunnel walls. The accident resulted in one of the deadliest subway disasters in New York City's history, with at least 93 people... Read MORE...

      November 1, 1918
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      Rexpirin Brand Tablets
      United Drug Company
      Boston - St. Louis, USA
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      Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA

      1913 - MORAVIAN COLLEGE BURNED. ALL STUDENTS BELIEVED TO BE SAFE - SEVERAL FIREMEN INJURED.


      Special to The New York Times.
      Bethlehem, Penn., Oct. 31. - The main building of the Moravian College and Theological Seminary known as Comenius Hall, was destroyed by fire this evening.

      Many of the students were away at Halloween parties, and it is believed that all those who remained in the building got out safely, but several firemen were injured while fighting the flames.

      The fire started in the basement of the beautiful structure, but just how could not be ascertained tonight. It... Read MORE...

      The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 1, 1913
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      San Jose, California, USA

      1911 - GLIDER DROPS HIM TO DEATH. COLLEGE PROFESSOR, TESTING FLYING MACHINE, LOSES CONTROL.


      Special to The Washington Post.
      San Jose, Cal., Oct. 31. - Prof. JOHN J. MONTGOMERY, of Santa Clara College, inventor of one of the types of aeroplane, and an electrical expert, was killed this afternoon while experimenting with a new glider, of which he expected great things. The professor lost control of the machine and fell about 40 feet. He lived for about three hours, and was conscious to the last.

      MONTGOMERY had been at work along the same lines as the Wrights to make flying safe, and ... Read MORE...

      The Washington Post -  Washington, D.C. -  November 1, 1911
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      1800s Advice and Etiquette for Men



      Tell stories very seldom , and absolutely never but where they are very apt, and very short. Omit every circumstance that is notmaterial, and be ware of digressions. To have frequent recourse to narrative, betrays great want of imagination...Read MORE...



      Practical Morality, Or, A Guide to Men and Manners... (1813). United Kingdom: J. Walker.L
      Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA (Lackawanna)

      1897 - SUFFOCATED IN A COAL MINE. SLOPE CATCHES FIRE AND SMOKE FILLS THE WORKINGS - YOMASKI'S ESCAPE.


      Scranton, Pa., Nov. 1. - The most fatal mine disaster in the Lackawanna, or Wyoming, coal fields since, the Twin Shaft horror at Pittston over a year ago was developed in the fire which gutted the River Slope of the Delaware and Hudson company's Von Storch mine in this city Saturday. Six men were suffocated by smoke, and one other, a Polander, was numbered among the dead for awhile.

      The dead are:
      THOMAS HILL, boss.
      JOHN FARRELL, company man.
      JOHN FRANCIS MORAN, driver.
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      Logansport Pharos-Tribune -  Logansport, Indiana -  November 1, 1897
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      1765  November - The British government issues the Stamp Act.
      First direct British tax on American colonists. Instituted in November, 1765. Every newspaper, pamphlet, and other public and legal document had to have a Stamp, or British seal, on it. The Stamp, of course, cost money. The colonists didn't think they should have to pay for something they had been doing for free for many years, and they responded in force, with demonstrations and even with a diplomatic body called the Stamp Act Congress, which delivered its answer to the Crown. Seeing the...
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      1938  November 1 – Horse Racing: Seabiscuit defeats War Admiral by four lengths in their famous match race at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland.

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      1883  Eels Stop Paper
      The machinery in a paper mill at Manchester, Connecticut, was stopped by four large eels blocking the wheels. One was taken out whole. Its length was three feet three inches, and its weight four and three fourths pounds. The other eels were so mutilated that they could not be measured, but they were all of enormous size. It took all day to get the eel fragments out of the wheel.

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      1852  FEARFUL RAILROAD ACCIDENT - TWO LIVES LOST AND SEVERAL PERSONS INJURED.
      Springfield, Saturday, Oct. 30.
      We have just learned from a passenger by the express train from New York, that on passing over the Canal bridge at Windsor Locks, one of the rails broke and precipitated the last car, containing about eighteen passengers, into the canal. The three hindmost cars ran off the track when the rail gave way, breaking up their trucks and tearing up the track in great style. The last car ran into the canal, in about twelve feet of water, and was broken all to...
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      America - Did you know?

       The first program NBC broadcast was a cartoon of Felix The Cat!

       

      Quebec - Did you know?

       In Canada, there is a belief that on Christmas Eve, the dead rise up from their graves and kneel at the foot of the cemetery cross where they are awaited by the previous parish priest wearing a white surplice and golden stole. The priest says the...Read MORE...



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