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1869 - Wore suit for more than 50 years


Burpee Farm Annual for 1898
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January 1898

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Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

1869  A miserly merchant, named Lyman Allen, was found dead in his bed at Taylor's hotel, Jersey City, the other morning.

He had lived there five years, took only one meal daily, was worth $600,000, and his wardrobe, at the time of his death, was valued at twenty-five cents. Friends in Newtown, Conn., got his money.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  December 4, 1869
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Deerfield, Massachusetts, USA (South Deerfield)

1869  An echo as good as any on record is to be heard on any clear day on Zeri Smith's farm, in the Great river district of Deerfield, Mass.

Standing about sixty yards west of his barn, it will return to the speaker a sentence of ten or a dozen words with entire distinctness, and with a curiously varied intonation.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  December 4, 1869
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Canterbury, Connecticut, USA

1869 - Wore suit for more than 50 years
An old man in Canterbury, Conn., seventy-five years of age, died recently and was buried in a suit of clothes which he procured when a young man, and had worn constantly as a Sunday suit for more... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  December 4, 1869
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Old-Fashioned Brown Betty - Sprinkle a layer of sugar between the layers of apples and...Read MORE...



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Sharon, Pennsylvania, USA

1902 - BURIED IN MOLTEN STEEL. HORRIBLE ACCIDENT AT SOUTH SHARON IRON WORKS.
Sharon, Pa., Dec. 4. - Two men are dead, two are not expected to recover and one other is in a serious condition as the result of one of the worst accidents in the history of the South Sharon works... Read MORE...

The Daily Times -  New Brunswick, New Jersey -  December 4, 1902
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La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA (LaCrosse)

1897 - FIRE AT LACROSSE. OPERA HOUSE AND ANOTHER BULDING BURNED - LOSS $200,000.
LaCrosse, Wis., Dec. 3. - The worst fire that has visited this city for years occurred about midnight last night. Of the old "Brick Pomeroy" block and the McMillan Opera House block, this morning... Read MORE...

Logansport Journal -  Logansport, Indiana -  December 4, 1897
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New Bern, North Carolina, USA (Newbern)

1922 - WORST FIRE IN HISTORY OF NEW BERN. 500 RESIDENCES AND BUSINESS HOUSES DESTROYED AND 1,800 PERSONS RENDERED HOMELESS - LOSS OVER TWO MILLION DOLLARS - FIRE SWEPT 8 BLOCKS FROM ONE TO FIVE BLOCKS WIDE.
An Associated Press dispatch gives the following:
New Bern, Dec. 1. - An army of grimy chimneys, standing as grim sentinels amidst an area of smouldering ruins which extends for half a mile from the ... Read MORE...

Robesonian -  Lumberton, North Carolina  -  December 4, 1922
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Brunswick, Maine, USA

1907 - AWFUL EXPLOSION KILLS TWO AND INJURES MANY. PRETTY LITTLE RAILROAD STATION IN BRUNSWICK WRECKED BY BOILER EXPLOSION.
The handsome little station of the Maine Central railroad at Brunswick, was badly demolished at midnight Saturday by an explosion, caused by the blowing up of one portion of the steam heating plant.... Read MORE...

Bath Independent And Enterprise -  Bath, Maine -  December 4, 1907
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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...Read MORE...



The Ladies' Home Journal, June 1898
Schenectady, New York, USA

1922 - SCHENECTADY FIRE LOSS WILL REACH $250,000.
Schenectady, Dec. 3. - Schenectady's entire fire department battled hours yesterday afternoon and last night against flames which destroyed two of the four stories on the fround floor of the New... Read MORE...

Oneonta Daily Star -  Oneonta, New York -  December 4, 1922
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1945  December 4 - U.S. joins United Nations



1875  December 4 – Notorious New York City politician Boss Tweed escapes from prison and flees to Cuba, then to Spain.

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 America - Did you know? 1822: Denmark Vesey, an enslaved African American carpenter who had purchased his freedom, plans a...Read MORE...



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 Quebec - Did you know? In New France, begging is forbidden, as it encourages laziness and idleness. New France suffered a...Read MORE...



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Capt. Wm. Fletcher Place (200 years old) Chelmsford, Mass. (1907)

"William Fletcher was born in 1622 in England, to Robert and Sarah Fletcher, possibly in Yorkshire. He was one of five children, and in 1630, the family migrated to America as part of the Winthrop Fleet. They settled in Concord, Massachusetts where Robert was said to be a "wealthy and influential man." On October 7, 1645, William married Lydia (Fairbanks) Bates, the widow of Edward Bates. They had 8 children together; Lydia also had a son, John, from her first marriage who became a part of the family.

In 1652, William joined with others from Concord and the town of Woburn to start a new settlement on the other side of the Concord River, the town of Chelmsford. He was one of 29 men who petitioned the General Court for a grant of land in 1653, and also helped in recruiting a minister in 1654. William's most noted involvement in the founding of Chelmsford was that on November 22, 1654, the first town meeting was held in his house. This event was viewed as the "formation of local government in Chelmsford." Although most settlers built their homes of logs, William's house was said to be the first wood frame structure in the town..." More can be found at ancestorbios.blogspot.com

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March 1898


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