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Sunday, November 5, 2023

October 1 News - 1886 - Guns in the Home

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 October 1, 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 October 1 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.
    Bolton, Vermont, USA

    1906 - Frank Morrow, of Bolton, Arrested at Essex Junction.

    Essex Junction. Oct. 1. - Deputy Sheriff J. H. Allen arrested Frank Morrow at the passenger station Saturday night on a warrant for grand larceny, the man being under suspicion of having taken about $50 from a fellow workman in Bolton last week. He was taken into a room and thoroughly searched and $48 was found concealed in his cap. Deputy Sheriff C. C. Graves came after him Sunday and he was given a hearing in Bolton to-day. The officers following him to Waterbury Saturday night but he eluded... Read MORE...

    St Albans Daily Messenger -  St Albans, Vermont -  October 1, 1906

    Use Webb's Flavoring Extracts.
    This picture is given to each purchaser of Spurlock's No. 5 Bluing
    Ask for No. 5
    Beware of Imitiation

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    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

    Coffee Cake - This is one of the best of plain cakes, and is very easily made. Take one cup of strong coffee infusion, one cup molasses, one cup sugar, one-half cup butter, one egg, and one teaspoonful saleratus. Add spice and raisins to suit ...Read MORE...

    The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., July 28, 1880

    New Home Sewing Machine Co.
    Orange, Mass.

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    1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

    A lady will always dress plainly when traveling. A gay dress, or finery of any sort, when in a boat, stage, or car, lays a woman open to the most severe...Read MORE...

    The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness: A Complete Handbook for the Use of the Lady in Polite Society... by Florence Hartley, January 1, 1872
    Wilbraham, Massachusetts, USA


    The newly erected dormitory of Wesleyan Academy, at Wilbraham, was destroyed by fire on Tuesday evening. It was nearly completed, and was to have been finally taken possession of to-day, (Wednesday.) It was 284 feet in length by 44 feet in width, with a wing running back 140 feet. It cost $70,000, and was insured for $20,000 at one of the Springfield offices. The fire was discovered at about 7½ o'clock, and proceeded from a large pile of shavings stored beneath the main tower, and is supposed... Read MORE...

    The Pittsfield Sun -  Pittsfield, Massachusetts -  October 1, 1857

    1886  Guns in the Home
    The number of wives recently shot by their husbands for supposed burglars would seem to indicate that revolvers should be kept in the garret instead of under the pillow. The fact is, the man who keeps a revolver handy, always invites a calamity to himself and his family. Nine times in every ten the handy revolver kills the wrong person.

    The Inter Ocean
    Chicago, Illinois

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    1927  Girls Grow Wiser
    NEW YORK, Sept, 30 (AP). - From Mrs. Herbert Hoover comes the statement that frequently the girl of today at ten knows more than her grandmother did the day she died; they have to, because there is a lot more to know. But, she added, in an address to Girl Scouts, girls today are fundamentally the same as always.

    The Knickerbocker Press
    New York

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    1890  Yosemite National Park created
    On this day in 1890, an act of Congress creates Yosemite National Park, home of such natural wonders as Half Dome and the giant sequoia trees. Environmental trailblazer John Muir (1838-1914) and his colleagues campaigned for the congressional action, which was signed into law by President Benjamin Harrison and paved the way for generations of hikers, campers and nature lovers, along with countless “Don’t Feed the Bears” signs.

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    1836  Death of Col. Burr.
    Died, on the 13th at Staten Island, Colonel Aaron Burr, formerly Vice President of the United States, in the 81st year of his age. Col. Burr occupied a large space in the history of this country. he was a man of extraordinary talents, of undoubted courage, and his services during the ware of the revolution were great and varied. his history, which was a remarkable one in every respect, will be left to the pen of the historian, or to those who know him best. - N.Y. Star.

    Tarborough Press
    Tarboro, North Carolina

    1903  October 1 – The first modern World Series in North American baseball, pitting the National League's Pittsburgh Pirates against Boston of the American League, begins at Pittsburgh's Exposition Park.

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    1752  October 1 - The second severe hurricane in two weeks hit the Carolinas. The Onslow County Courthouse was destroyed along with all its records, and Beacon Island (NC) disappeared.

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    1887  J. S. Trowbridge, the author, of of the earliest discoverers of Kennebunkport, Me., as a summer resort,
    has grown rich from the rise of property and is one of the principal stock-holders in the company which now owns all the land available for cottages.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan

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    1952  October 1 - 1st ultra high frequency (UHF) television station, Portland Oregon

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    1805  Killed by Wagon
    A daughter of Mr Marlin, merchant, of Northumberland, (New-York state) in the 14th year of her age, was instantly killed by a wagon running over her. It appears there were two wagons endeavoring to run by each other.
    Connecticut Centinel

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    1853  Congregationalist Dog
    There is a dog at Greenfield, Mass., who is strictly sectarian in his religious notions. His master is a Baptist, but the dog is a Congregationalist, and after accompanying his master to the Baptist church, he goes regularly to the Congregational church himself, and sleeps during the entire service.
    Albany Evening Journal
    Albany, New York

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    America - Did you know?

     February 4, 1789 - George Washington is unanimously elected president of the United States in a vote by state electors.


    Quebec - Did you know?

     It is the old custom in French Canada (originating in Europe) to bury the dead in the church cemetery. After a period of time, if donations stop coming from the family, the stone is removed to make room for a new burial. This is why you will almost...Read MORE...

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    Sacred Heart Church

    The Genuine Dr. C. McLane's Liver Pills
    for sale by
    W. R. Peck
    Chemist & Druggist
    203 S. Madison St.
    Peoria, Ill.

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    Died October 1


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