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Monday, November 6, 2023

November 6 News - 1913 - Nursed Lepers: Friends Shun Her

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 6, 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 6 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.
    Tracadie, New Brunswick, Canada (Tracadie-Sheila)

    1913 - Nursed Lepers: Friends Shun Her

    Chicago, Nov. 6. - Failing in her effort to win for herself a desirable place, socially and industrially in the "world of the living," Miss Marie Colliers, formerly the nurse to lepers at the colony at Tracadie, New Brunswick, has decided to sacrifice the remainder of her life - she is only 25 - to the work of caring for the "living dead." Miss Colliers, miraculously it seems, is not contaminated by the slightest trace of the dread lepers disease. Physicians state this to be a fact. Yet, her... Read MORE...

    State Times Advocate -  Baton Rouge, Louisiana -  November 6, 1913

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    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

    To make a Pork Pie.

    Take a loin, neck, or any nice part, an equal quantity of fat and lean pork, cut it into pieces the size of a crown piece; shred some onion and apple not very small, season the meat with Cayenne, white pepper, salt, and dried...Read MORE...

    The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy, 1796

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    Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA (Valley Falls) (Ashton) (Cumberland Hill)

    1899 - SERVANT GIRL VANISHES. Apparently Wore Nothing but a Nightrobe and a Picture Hat.

    (Special to the World.)
    PROVIDENCE, R.I., Nov. 5. - Cumberland Hill has a mystery which the town officers and others are trying to unravel. Walter Grant, who has a fine home at Diamond Hill, went to Boston Thursday, and at an intelligence office hired a domestic, who gave her name as Mary Gilhude.

    About 9 o'clock at night the girl retired to a room in the attic. A short time afterward the family heard noises which sounded as though some one had tumbled out of bed. Soon all was quiet, but in ... Read MORE...

    The World -  New York, New York -  November 6, 1899

    New Rochelle, New York, USA

    1890 - LOSS $375,000. Destructive Fire at New Rochelle, N.Y.

    NEW ROCHELLE, N. Y., Nov. 8, A fire this morning destroyed George Ferguson's grocery store, a large, building and other adjoining property in Ferguson's building were stored much furniture and personal property, consisting of silverware, bric-a-brac, etc., belonging to Delancy Kane Adrian Iselin, the New York banker and other wealthy summer residents which was entirely destroyed. Much of this property, which is valued momentarily at $250,000, cannot be replaced. The loss in the other property... Read MORE...

    Boston Journal -  Boston, Massachusetts -  November 6, 1890

    Atlanta, Georgia, USA

    1885 - Atlanta, GA Blasting Powder Explosion, Nov 1885. Blown to Atoms.

    Atlanta, Ga., November 5. – Two colored men, Wm. KENNEBREAD and Phil JOHNSON, well-diggers, were blown to atoms yesterday by an explosion of blasting powder. Thirty feet down they struck granite, and commenced drilling for the purpose of blowing up the rock. After one explosion they descended and drilled several more holes inserting explosives. Instantly an explosion followed when the two bodies were shot up 500 feet in the air. One fell on the ground 100 feet from the well, horribly mutilated. ... Read MORE...

    Galveston Daily News -  Galveston, Texas -  November 6, 1885


    1800s Advice and Etiquette for Men

    Whatever language a person uses, he should speak it in its greatest purity , and according to the rules of grammar: nor is sufficient that we do not speak a language ill, we must endeavour to speak it well ; for which purpose, we should read the...Read MORE...

    Practical Morality, Or, A Guide to Men and Manners... (1813). United Kingdom: J. Walker.
    Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA

    1860 - A Noble Pair of Horses

    Mr. Russell Wood, of Holyoke, Massachusetts, had a very narrow and miraculous escape from death last Tuesday. While coming down a mountain with a load of wood, he fell off, and was so paralyzed as to be unable to move, and was obliged to remain under the wagon wheels from three o'clock in the afternoon till 11 in the evening, when he was found and rescued by his alarmed and searching family. His horses had stood still for eight hours, although so impatient to be gone that they had pawed deep... Read MORE...

    The Wilmington Daily Herald -  Wilmington, North Carolina -  November 6, 1860

    Glastonbury, Connecticut, USA (South Glastonbury)

    1890 - Soap Factories Burned

    HARTFORD, Conn., Nov. 5. Three units belonging to the J. B. Williams Company of Glastonbury, Conn., and used by them in the manufacture of their soap powder and ivorine, were burned to-night. The fire caught near the boilers in one of the old buildings, and inside of an hour and a quarter the three buildings in the ivorine section of the plants were a total loss. The ambulances at hand were devoted to saving the buildings used in the manufacture of shaving soaps. The loss is placed at $100,000... Read MORE...

    Boston Journal -  Boston, Massachusetts -  November 6, 1890

    Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, USA

    1894 - BURNED TO DEATH.

    Two Lives Lost in a Fire at Sault Ste. Marie.

    SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich., Nov. 6.- The tug Crusader was destroyed by fire at her dock here early this morning. Firemen Henry Billings, of this city, and Chas. Williams, of Port Huron, who were sleeping on the tug, were burned to death. Their bodies, horribly burned, have been recovered. Moran's pile driver, which was lying alongside the tug, was also destroyed. The cause of the fire is unknown. The Crusader was owned by the Grummond Tug Company of ... Read MORE...

    Fort Wayne News -  Fort Wayne, Indiana -  November 6, 1894

    Wilmington, Massachusetts, USA

    1890 - Fire

    At Wilmington
    An old landmark on this Lowell Divisions of the Boston and Maine Railroad at Wilmington was burned Wednesday afternoon. It was the wooden building formerly occupied below as the railroad passenger station and at this time as a freight station. Four French families occupied tenements in the upper part, but their household effects were mostly saved. The building was about 100 years old and was owned by the Boston and Maine road. Buildings on the opposite side of the street, owned... Read MORE...

    Boston Journal -  Boston, Massachusetts -  November 6, 1890

    1896 1896
    James Manchester of 137 North Street, an aged man. is recovering from an overdose of coal gas.

    The Auburn Argus
    Auburn, New York

    1947  November 6 – The program Meet the Press makes its television debut on the NBC-TV network in the United States.

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    1861  November 6 - Jefferson Davis Elected President of the Confederate States of America
    On November 6, 1861, Jefferson Davis was elected president of the Confederate States of America. He ran unopposed and was elected to serve for a six-year term. Davis had already been serving as the temporary president for almost a year.

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    1869  Locomotive Explosions
    July 18. Explosion of locomotive No. 294, on the Erie Railway, at Port Jervis, New York. The engine house was partly blown down, the dome of the engine weighing several hundred pounds was thrown 200 feet into the air, landing in front of a hotel. No person injured... September 10. Explosion of locomotive No. 239, Erie Railway, near Port Jervis, New York. Portions of boiler thrown 1500 feet. Locomotive a total wreck. Four men killed - their bodies were thrown several hundred feet...

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan

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    1869  Troy, N.Y., is said to be the greatest potato market in this country.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan

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    1890  Explosion of Dynamite at New Bedford.
    NEW BEDFORD, Mass., Nov. 5 - Workmen engaged in the excavation of a sewer trench in Grape street to-day had a narrow escape from death. One man went to heat some water by an oil stove. The stove exploded and the flaming oil splattered into a box of dynamite cartridges. The cartridges exploded with terrible force, John Yavesham, the foreman of the gang at work had the entire side of his right arm torn open. Three cottage homes nearly suffered injury the glass in all being shattered and the...

    Boston Journal
    Boston, Massachusetts

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    America - Did you know?

     In 1811, Chief Tecumseh met with Creek Indian leaders in Tuckabatchee, Alabama, and tried to persuade them to join him in his fight against the Americans. Unsuccessful, he shouted, "When I get back to Detroit I will stamp my foot upon the ground and ...Read MORE...

    The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996


    Quebec - Did you know?

     Have you ever wondered why there are often no very old tombstones in the cemteries of Canada/ New France? There is a good reason. Up until the mid to late 1800s, the deceased were buried around the church. It was the customary practice to do this as...Read MORE...

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