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Monday, November 6, 2023

November 12 News - 1907 - WOMEN CAUSE STRIKE - Cotton Mills in Plainfield, Conn. Practically Close Down - WOULDN'T JOIN UNION

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 12, 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 12 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.
    St Albans, Vermont, USA

    1914 - Snow and Lightning - Peculiar Storm in This City - Severe South Wind Follows.

    St. Albans and vicinity experienced a very peculiar and unusual storm Saturday afternoon about 4 o'clock.

    About noon the mercury began to drop and at 4 o'clock a snow storm occured. The flakes were large and fell thick and fast, melting almost as they fell.

    Then suddenly out of the blinding storm came flashes of lightning. It was a most beautiful sight, the great flashes appearing through millions of snow flakes. There were also loud crashes of thunder to make the storm more... Read MORE...

    St Albans Messenger -  St Albans, Vermont -  November 12, 1914

    Dr. A. Boschee's German Syrup
    Made in Woodbury, New Jersey

    Boschee’s German Syrup was a common remedy for coughs, colds and consumption. It was most popular for its claim to "cure" consumption and any disease of the throat and lungs.

    Found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida

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    Jamaica, New York, USA

    1911 - Electric Train Wreck

    A thick fog descended on the city early yesterday morning and tied up traffic on the railroads and in the harbor until shortly after 11 o'clock, when the sun dispelled the gloom and allowed transportation to return to normal.

    Several persons were hurt in the two suburban collisions. One occurred just west of Dunton, near Jamaica. Electric train 1,716, in charge of Motorman PETER GEE and Conductor FRANK OLSSEN, bound to Jamaica from the Pennsylvania Terminal in Manhattan, ran into Locomotive... Read MORE...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 12, 1911


    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

    Cream of Potato Soup - Pare three good-sized potatoes; cover them in boiling water; boil five minutes, drain and trhow away the water. Cover them with one pint of boiling water, add a slice of onion, a bit of celery cut into small pieces, or...Read MORE...

    The Ladies' Home Journal, June 1898
    Plainfield, Connecticut, USA (Moosup) (Wauregan) (Central Village) (Almyville) (Packerville)

    1907 - WOMEN CAUSE STRIKE - Cotton Mills in Plainfield, Conn. Practically Close Down - WOULDN'T JOIN UNION

    Union Workers Demanded Girl's Discharge and the Company Promptly Refused

    Plainfield, Conn., Nov. 11 - The employment of three daughters of Simon Coffee who it is said, will not join the weavers union was the cause of a strike at the Lawton Cotton mills today, about 30 hands walking out when it became known that the girls would not become affiliated with the organization to which all the other weavers belong. Nearly every department of the company's mills is affected by the strike. The girls... Read MORE...

    Meriden Morning Record -  Meriden, Connecticut -  November 12, 1907

    Grove's Tasteless Chill Tonic
    Made in Paris, Tennessee

    Edwin Wiley Grove (1850–1927) was a self-made millionaire most famous for his "Grove's Tasteless Chill Tonic." In this chill tonic, which came out 1878, Grove found a way to bottle a quinine mixture that would eliminate the bitter taste. The tasteless chill tonic, which some claimed was not all that tasteless, was an improvement over taking straight quinine for fevers and chills caused by malaria. A sweet syrup and lemon flavor was added to Quinine, cinchonine and cinchonidine, which were the main ingredients in crystal form in the tonic. Some sources claim that by 1890 more bottles of Grove’s Tasteless Chill Tonic were sold than bottles of Coca-Cola. wikipedia

    Found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida

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    Little Falls, New York, USA

    1885 - A WEST SHORE TRAIN SINKS IN A SWAMP NEAR LITTLE FALLS. The Wife Of Assemblyman CHAS. PRATT of Rochester Killed - Three Other Passengers Seriously Injured.

    A terrible and fatal accident occurred on the West Shore railroad shortly after midnight Monday, just above what is called "the Big Branch," situated 1 1/ 4 miles west of Little Falls station and near where the passenger and freight trains collided a few weeks ago. The only cause known for the accident is a washout, which has done its terrible work well.

    The Train Sinks Into A Ditch.
    The accident happened to through passenger train No. 57, westward bound, which left Coeymans at 10:15 last... Read MORE...

    Lowhill Journal & Republican -  New York -  November 12, 1885

    Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

    1923 - "Wooster Ain't Manchester"

    Diners in a Harrisburg restaurant last evening were treated to a real comedy. A gentleman, presumably from out-of-town, went to the telephone to put in a call.

    "I want to speak to the City Hospital, in Worcester, Massachusetts." He said it thus, "In Wooster, Mass." And then the fun began.

    "No, no. I don't want Manchester. I want Wooster, Mass."

    "I ain't Jewish. You talk like a German."

    "My number? I ain't got none. I want the City Hospital in Worcester, Mass."

    "Hello, hello! Is...

    Harrisburg Telegraph -  Harrisburg, Pennsylvania -  November 12, 1923

    1936  November 12 – In California, the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge opens to traffic.

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    1927  November 12 - The Holland Tunnel opens to traffic as the first vehicular tunnel under the Hudson River linking New Jersey with New York City.

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    1887  Suicide
    William M. Locks, a retired banker whose fortunes had become impaired by unfortunate speculation, committed suicide by shooting Thursday morning at Des Moines, Ia. He recently removed from Noblesville, Ind.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan

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    America - Did you know?

     February 3, 1870 - Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution is ratified, giving blacks the right to vote.


    Quebec - Did you know?

     Quebec City, known by tourists and travellers as Quebec, is one of the most beautiful cities in North America, looking suspiciously like several European cities. The American and Canadian houses are mostly built of wood, but in Quebec, especially in ...Read MORE...

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    Discover the people who lived there, the places they visited and the stories they shared.

    William Grant House, Poquetanuck, Conn., built 1754

    Kapseals Ambodryl Hydrochloride
    Made in Detroit, Michigan

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    Died November 12


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