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Sunday, November 5, 2023

September 25 News - 1863 - Timely Advice

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 September 25, 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 September 25 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.

    Highest Award World's Fair Skates
    Barney & Berry, Springfield, Mass.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    December 1898

    The Barney & Berry company was founded at the old Warner's pistol plant near Springfield, Massachusetts. It was started by Everett Barney, a former supervisor of a small arms manufacturer during the Civil War who spent many a winter on the frozen ponds of nearby Framingham, and his old friend John Berry in 1865. Barney and Barney manufactured five hundred skates in their first year and later moved to Springfield, where they flourished in two locations for over fifty years.

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    Arcadia, California, USA

    1892 - A SPLENDID RESIDENCE BURNED. J. W. McClelland's House at Arcadia Laid in Ashes.

    Mrs. McClelland Narrowly Escaped Perishing in the Flames.

    One of Her Rescuers Badly Burned - A Gasoline Stove Was the Cause of the Fire - Loss $6000. Partly Insured.

    By the Associated Press.
    ARCADIA, Cal., Sept. 24. - The fine two story frame building of J. W. McClelland, of this place, was burned to the ground about 2 o'clock this afternoon. It was valued at about $6000; partially insured. By the brave efforts of Gus Delude and Bob Maehl, Mrs. McClelland was rescued, exhausted, from a... Read MORE...

    Los Angeles Herald -  Los Angeles, California -  September 25, 1892


    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

    Bird's Nest Pudding

    Pare and halve tart mellow apples, scoop out the cores, put a little flour in the hollow of the apples, and wet it so as to form a thick paste, stick a blade or two of mace and three or four Zante currants, in each one of the...Read MORE...

    The New England Cook Book, 1836
    Missoula County, Montana, USA (Missoula)


    Missoula, Sept. 24. - (AP) - Crumbling, smoking walls and blackened piles of brick are all that remain of the Florence hotel block as weary firemen struggle to speed mopup work on the blaze which early this morning destroyed the block with loss estimated ranging as high as $400,000.

    The building, in the heart of the business district, housed Missoula's biggest hostelry and a half score of business places. One hundred seventy-five guests of the hotel, including the University of Minnesota's... Read MORE...

    The Helena Independent -  Helena, Montana -  September 25, 1936

    "My Health is My Fortune"
    Ralston Health Club Breakfast Food
    Breakfast for a 2 Cent Stamp
    Purina Mills, St. Louis, Mo.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    October 1898

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    Derby, Connecticut, USA

    1882 - HIGH WATER AT DERBY. The Scene at the Ousatonic Dam - Freshets of Past Years.

    BIRMINGHAM, Sept. 25.- The steady down pour of rain during Saturday, both day and night, caused the Ousatonic and Naugatuck rivers to rise to the height of 11 feet 6 ½ inches above low water mark making the third freshet at this season in twenty-five years, the other two having occurred October 4th, 1869, when the water was at the height of 16 feet, and August 19th, 1875, the water rising 11 feet 6 inches. It will be remembered that the October freshet is also the date that the dam gave way and ... Read MORE...

    The New Haven Evening Register -  New Haven, Connecticut -  September 25, 1882


    1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

    A social philosopher has said "Women need more amusement, a broader companionship than is possible in the isolated home. To the isolated household with its debilitating and multifarious labors can a large part of woman's ill health be...Read MORE...

    Advice for Ladies - The Southbridge Journal, Southbridge, Massachusetts, December 25, 1885
    Pawling, New York, USA

    1871 - Circus Riot

    The hitherto quiet village of Pawling, New York, has been the recipient of an excitement that had more pain than pleasure. A circus company that was appropriately named O'Brien's menagerie visited the village and announced a performance. Somehow, contrary to all precedent, the amusement did not take. A beggarly account of empty benches rewarded the performer's exertions. Irritated by this neglect the circus employees proceeded to 'clean out the town,' to use a California phrase. They entered... Read MORE...
    Galveston Tri-Weekly News -  Galveston, Texas -  September 25, 1871

    1863  Timely Advice
    The growth of intemperance in Kansas can but be viewed, with concern by all who have the future welfare of the State in view. The evil of drunkenness is becoming more and more a feature of our times. But few of us can look through the list, of our acquaintances and relatives without plainly seeing that this assertion is true. Since the war commenced, the fashion of drinking has increased immeasurably - our soldiers are removed from the restraints of home, the ties that have held men in...

    The Leavenworth Bulletin
    Leavenworth, Kansas

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    1780  September 25 - Benedict Arnold's plans to cede West Point to the British discovered.

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    1879  September 25 – Fire in Deadwood, South Dakota: Two thousand people left homeless; three hundred buildings destroyed. Total loss of property is estimated at $3 million.

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    1939  September 25 - A west coast hurricane moved onshore south of Los Angeles bringing unprecedented rains along the southern coast of California.
    Nearly five and a half inches of rain drenched Los Angeles during a 24 hour period. The hurricane caused two million dollars damage, mostly to structures along the coast and to crops, and claimed 45 lives at sea. "El Cordonazo" produced 5.66 inches of rain at Los Angeles and 11.6 inches of rain at Mount Wilson, both records for the month of September.

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    1890  Lamp Catches Woman on Fire
    Mrs Elihu Wing, wife of a wealthy farmer of Greenfield, N. Y., and mother of Daniel E. Wing, a prominent Saratoga lawyer, was burned to death, on the 20th, by her clothing catching fire from a lamp.

    Muskogee Phoenix
    Muskogee, Oklahoma

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    1827  Lightning.
    The meeting house in Weston was struck with Lightning on the afternoon of the 15th inst. The fluid left the conductor about midway from the top to the ground, and did considerable damage to the interior of the house. The manner in which the conductor was constructed; probably owing to its not extending sufficiently deep in the earth and not communicating with water or some other conducting substance. - Worcester Spy.

    Connecticut Courant
    Hartford, Connecticut

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    America - Did you know?

     Pioneer Remedies - Cuts Pack the cut with axle grease.


    Quebec - Did you know?

     In New France, the vast majority of newcomers were either soldiers or indentured workers. Before crossing the Atlantic, the indentured workers had signed a contract providing for a predetermined stay. Most of them saw it as a temporary contract, not ...Read MORE...

    History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd.

    Picture of the Day

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    Palmer, Mass. Trolley Station at Forest Lake Park

    $9.00 Fur Colarets
    E. Albrecht & Son, St. Paul, Minn.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    October 1898

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    Died September 25


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