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Sunday, November 5, 2023

September 27 News - 1884 - A single flash of lightning last summer struck an entire potato field of several acres, belonging to M. J. Wood, of North Sterling, in Windham County, Conn.

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 27, 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 27 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.

    Love Lessons from the Lowly

    Plain Dealer
    November 16, 1896

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    Watertown, New York, USA

    1875 - Fire


    A fire broke out on Friday night in the paper mill and sack factory of Messrs. Taggath and Davis, in Watertown, N. Y., caused by an explosion of a kerosene lamp, destroying entirely one section of the mill, together with a large amount of stock. The property in the other four sections of the mill was saved, but damaged by smoke and water. The loss is probably $20,000; insured in the following companies: Westchester, of New York, $2,500; New-York Central, $2,000; Amazon, of... Read MORE...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 27, 1875


    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

    Cream of Spinach Soup - This is one of the very palatable and slightly green soups. Pick the leaves from two quarts of spinach; wash; throw them into a hot kettle, and shake and toss for five minutes. Drain them, saving the very small amount...Read MORE...

    The Ladies' Home Journal, June 1898
    Omaha, Nebraska, USA

    1915 - Icehouse and Cars Destroyed By Fire

    (Special to The Star)

    Omaha, Neb., Sept. 27 – The recently completed ice house of the Cudahy Packing company was completely destroyed by fire here Sunday. The cause of the fire is unknown. When discovered the flames were shooting from the windows and had gained such headway that with poor water pressure the south side fire battalion was unable to place them under control. So intense was the heat that it was impossible to approach nearer than 100 feet to the burning building. Eight box cars... Read MORE...

    The Lincoln Daily Star -  Lincoln, Nebraska -  September 27, 1915

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    Lewiston, Maine

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    St Catharines, Ontario, Canada


    St. Catharine's, Ontario, Sept. 26. - A tornado struck this city shortly before 4 o'clock this afternoon, and death and destruction followed. The regulation funnel-shaped cloud, accompanied by a cloudburst, struck the city on Welland Avenue, between Lake and George Streets, and traveled from that point to the southern limit of the city.

    The armory of the local volunteer force was practically demolished. Falling chimneys crashed through the roof of the Collegiate Institute, narrowly missing a ... Read MORE...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 27, 1898


    1800s Advice and Etiquette for Men

    A second marriage in the woman is more gross than in the man, argues greater deficiency in that delicacy, that innate modesty, which, after all, is the great charm, the charm of charms, in the female sex. We do not like to hear a man talk of his...Read MORE...

    The Young Husband’s Book, 1837
    New Haven, Connecticut, USA (Westville)


    NEW-HAVEN, Sept. 26 - The factory of Maltby, Stevens, Curtis & Co., manufacturers of hollow-ware and German silver spoons, in Shelton, was destroyed by fire at 2 o'clock this morning. The flames started in the casting-room, where there were several furnaces, and, as the floors were oil-soaked and the stock of an extremely combustible nature, spread with great rapidity and defied the efforts of the watchman to put them out with the small hose with which the factory was provided. The building was ... Read MORE...

    New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 27, 1882

    Kingston, Massachusetts, USA


    Kingston, Mass., Sept. 26. - Four school children were killed here today when a trolley arm fell from a car in which they were going to their homes. The arm broke the feed wire, one end of which fell on the rails, charging them so heavily that when the four children rushed from the car, panic stricken, and stepped on them they were instantly killed. Other children were held in the car, though it caught fire, until they were rescued.

    The dead are:
    NATALIE ROBBINS, 12 years old, daughter of...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 27, 1921

    Avon Park, Florida, USA


    Avon Park, Fla., Sept. 27. - (INS) - Identity of six members of an army bomber crew who were killed last night when their plane crashed during a routine training flight at the Avon Park bombing range was revealed tonight.

    Public relations officers listed the dead:
    Second Lt. GORDON L. SHAND, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
    Second Lt. HUGO P. WIEBICKE, Bardonia, N.Y.
    Flight Officer JOHN BRUNE, New York.
    Sgt. STANLEY K. LOGAN, Eastport, Me.
    Pfc. ALLAN H. AURANEN, New York.
    Pvt. WILLIAM D....

    The Derrick -  Oil City, Pennsylvania -  September 27, 1943

    1816  September 27 - A black frost over most of New England kills unripened corn in the north resulting in a year of famine.

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    1884  A single flash of lightning last summer struck an entire potato field of several acres, belonging to M. J. Wood, of North Sterling, in Windham County, Conn.
    The vines turned yellow and sprawled over the ground. When Mr. Wood went to dig them a few days ago he found not a potato in the whole piece. It is the first instance on record in which a growing crop was destroyed by the electric fluid. - Hartford Post.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan

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    1884  Cyrus W. Field is the youngest son of a clergyman of Stockbridge, Mass.
    His brothers, Dudley, Henry and Stephen, were sent to college, but Cyrus, at an early age, received twenty-five dollars and the paternal blessing. He became a clerk in A. T. Stewart's store at a salary of two dollars a week, and on entering into business for himself as a dealer in paper, his fellow-clerks presented him with a diamond pin. It took him twelve years to make a fortune. Since then he has been a capitalist and has made several fortunes, say $20,000,000. - N. Y. Times.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan

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    1875  Neversink House Fire
    The Neversink House, a Summer hotel at Port Jervis Depot, N. Y., owned by F. Mertz caught fire from the explosion of a lamp last evening, and was totally destroyed. The loss is about $10,000; insured for $4,000.

    The New York Times
    New York, New York

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    1902  Child Crushed by coach. Three Year Old Girl of Great Falls Ran Over and Killed.
    The Lewiston coach ran down and crushed to death GLADYS CHAMBERLAIN, the three year old daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Samuel Chamberlain at Great Falls, Mont. The accident occurred directly in front of the little ones home, where she was taken and died half an hour later. The heavy wheels of the coach passed directly over the body of the child. After the accident the coach went on to the stable of the company on Third avenue without stopping and the driver was working about there and had made no...

    American Eagle
    Murray, Utah

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    The negro population of Birmingham, Ala., is in mourning, and a gloom has been cast over the entire state as the people begin to realize the immaualty of the appalling disaster at Shiloh Baptist church. The number of dead has reached 110 and ninety of these have been identified. A large majority of the victims of the stampede were residents of Birmingham, and as fast as the undertakers can prepare their bodies for inspection they are being identified.

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    Murray, Utah

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    1904  Passenger Train Wrecked
    Lewiston, Maine, Sept. 27. - Three are dead, nine others seriously injured and some twenty more persons cut and bruised as the result of the wrecking of passenger train No. 24 on the Maine Central railroad, which ran into an open switch, and crashed into a freight train opposite the State fair grounds, two and a half miles east of this city, late yesterday afternoon...

    The Charlotte News
    Charlotte, North Carolina

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    America - Did you know?

     Pioneer Remedies - Crick in the neck Go down to the hog pen and find where the hog has rubbed his neck against the fence, then rub your neck in the same spot and the crick will be gone.


    Quebec - Did you know?

     Quebec contains more than 3% of the world’s fresh water reserves.

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    Lockwood Cotton Mills, Kennebec River

    Daily Journal and Tribune
    August 20, 1892

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