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Sunday, November 5, 2023

October 24 News - 1866 - A Canadian Duel

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 24, 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 24 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.

    White Sewing Machine Co.
    Cleveland, O.

    The White Sewing Machine Company was a sewing machine company founded in 1858 in Templeton, Massachusetts, by Thomas H. White and based in Cleveland, Ohio, since 1866. Founded as the White Manufacturing Company it took the White Sewing Machine Company name when it was incorporated in 1876. wikipedia

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    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

    Cream of Celery Soup - This, perhaps is the daintiest of all the thicker cream soups. Take three heads of celerey, wash and cut into small pieces; cover with one quart of water. Cook slowly for a half hour; press through a colander, using...Read MORE...

    The Ladies' Home Journal, June 1898

    Mr. & Mrs. A. C. Bradford's Millinery Store
    Jackman's Block
    Barre, Vt.

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    Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire) (Saint-Hyacinthe-le-Confesseur)

    1866 - A Canadian Duel

    A Montreal paper gives an account of a duel that recently took place between a lieutenant in a Montreal militia corps and a clerk residing at St. Hyacinthe. It appears that the clerk and some of his friends had determined to hoax the lieutenant and invited him to play a game of cards. He consented, and the result was that $200 or $300 in Confederate money, which was passed off upon him as Federal money, soon changed hands and went into the lieutenant's. Some of his "friends," upon this, called... Read MORE...

    Semi-Weekly Wisconsin -  Milwaukee, Wisconsin -  October 24, 1866


    1800s Advice and Etiquette for Men

    When the husband is driven from his home by a termagant, he will seek enjoyment, which is denied him at his own house, in the haunts of vice, and in the riots of...Read MORE...

    The Young Husband’s Book, 1837
    Waterville, Maine, USA


    900 Canoes and Two Large Ice Houses Burn Two Dwellings Damaged by Flames Two Alarms Sounded and Firemen Have Hard Fight

    Waterville, Me., Oct 23. – Fire which was discovered at 4:25 Tuesday afternoon completely destroyed two large ice houses on Hillside avenue owned by Robert L. Ervin and Roscoe L. Knight, burned 900 canoes, the property of the Kennebec Boat and Canoe Company, which were stored in them, damaged the home of Mrs. George Darveau on the same street and of Joseph Lublow on Main... Read MORE...

    Daily Kennebec Journal -  Augusta, Maine -  October 24, 1917

    1922 North Adams

    W. E. FEIGE AND Co. - Fine custom made shoes for crippled or normal feet, to your order and measurements. Drop postal and I will call with samples. C. Johnson, 406 Houghton street.

    North Adams Transcript -  North Adams, Massachusetts -  Tues., October 24, 1922

    1931  October 24 – The George Washington Bridge across the Hudson River in the United States is dedicated; it opens to traffic the following day. At 3,500 feet (1,100 m), it nearly doubles the previous record for the longest main span in the world.

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    1938  October 24 - The minimum wage is established by law in the United States.
    The Fair Labor Standards Act establishes minimum wage without regard to sex.

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    1901  October 24 – Michigan schoolteacher Annie Edson Taylor goes over Niagara Falls in a barrel and survives.

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    1836  October 24 – The earliest United States patent for a phosphorus friction match is granted to Alonzo Dwight Phillips of Springfield, Massachusetts.

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    1904  Town Stricken With Diphtheria
    Southbridge, Mass., Oct. 24. - An epidemic of diphtheria prevails in Southbridge to an extent that alarms the members of the board of health, who will appeal to the state board for help in stamping out the disease. A total of ninety cases and nine deaths is reported.

    Pittston Gazette
    Pittston, Pennsylvania

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    1939  October 24 – Nylon stockings go on sale for the first time anywhere in Wilmington, Delaware.

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    1889  EXPLOSION. Gas Works Destroyed in Maine. A FATAL EXPLOSION. A Gashouse Explodes at Waterville, Maine, This Morning.
    WATERVILLE (Me.), Oct. 24. - At 7 o'clock this morning the gashouse of the Lockwood Cotton Mills exploded lifting the roof from the building, which took fire. Henry E. Washburn, aged 30 years, a workman in charge, perished in the flames.

    The Evening News
    San Jose, California

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    1877  President Hayes Endorsed
    President Hayes was endorsed at Holyoke, Massachusetts, on Thursday evening, by an immense assembly of citizens, and in the exercises leading republicans equally shared. The soul of the great pacificator goes marching on. - Pittsburh Telegraph, rep.

    The Atlanta Constitution
    Atlanta, Georgia

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    1867  VERMONT. Fatal Railroad Accident Near Milton.
    BURLINGTON, Vt., Wednesday, Oct. 23. Last evening CHARLES WOLCOTT, Jr., of this city, was instantly killed, near Milton, Vt., by falling from the mail train of the Vermont Central Railroad.

    The New York Times
    New York, New York

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    1913  1,600 PUPILS ESCAPE FIRE.
    Manchester, Conn. - Sixteen hundred school children were endangered when fire broke out in the Pine district grammer school here. The pupils were marshalled in fire drill and got out of the building within a few moments. None was injured.

    The Syracuse Herald
    Syracuse, New York

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    America - Did you know?

     January 12, 1932 - Hattie Wyatt Caraway of Arkansas is the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate, to fill a vacancy caused by the death of her husband.


    Quebec - Did you know?

     Around 1825, La Cuisinière Bourgeoise, was written as a guide for those employed in the service of middle class households. This volume was one of the first in Canada to address the subject in a comprehensive manner. It includes information on basic ...Read MORE...

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    The Vermont Farm Machine Co.
    Bellows Falls, Vt.

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    Died October 24


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