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Friday, April 12, 2024

April 12 News - 1850 - American Express is founded by Henry Wells & William Fargo.

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 April 12, 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 April 12 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.
    Port Arthur, Texas, USA

    1926 - BLAST DEAD TOTAL STANDS AT 26. THREE MORE DYING, 7 OTHERS HURT. MORGUE CHOKED WITH SCARRED REMAINS OF VICTIMS WHO DIED ON TANKER, GULF OF VENEZUELA.


    Out of respect to the dead as a result of the GULF OF VENEZUELA disaster, a number of Port Arthur business men have suggested that all business houses close Tuesday between the hours of 11 a.m. and 12 o'clock noon. The banks of the city have taken the lead in the matter and all other business concerns are expected to join in the move.

    Shortly after noon today, the casualty list in the explosion aboard the tanker GULF OF VENEZUELA, here, Sunday morning stood at 26 dead, three dying and seven... Read MORE...

    The Port Arthur News -  Port Arthur, Texas -  April 12, 1926
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    1850 - March 19 – American Express is founded by Henry Wells & William Fargo.


    AMERICAN EXPRESS COMPANY.
    CAPITAL $150,000.

    The American Express Company, having purchased the several Domestic Express Lines of Wells & Co., Livingston & Fargo and Butterfield, Wasson & Co., will hereafter carry on the express business on all the several lines at the places heretofore run and occupied by said several Express Lines.

    The business of said American Express Company at and between New York and Buffalo and intermediate places will be transacted in the name of "Wells,... Read MORE...

    The Sandusky Register -  Sandusky, Ohio -  April 12, 1850
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    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes



    Mock Oyster Soup - Scrape twelve good-szied roots of oyster plants or salsify and throw them at once into cold water. Cut into thin slices, cover with one quart of water and cook gently for an hour, or until perfectly tender. Add a quart of...Read MORE...



    The Ladies' Home Journal, June 1898

    Rockville, Maryland, USA

    1935 - 13 Students Die as Train Hits Bus, Carries It A Mile. TEACHER, DRIVER ESCAPE. Bodies Strewn Along Tracks — High School Party Was on Way Home From Exhibit


    ROCKVILLE, Md., Friday, April 12.— An express train last night crushed into wreckage a school bus, bringing a death toll estimated by police at thirteen.

    Physicians and police placed the known death toll at that figure shortly after the accident, but the Baltimore offices of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, whose train was involved, announced that the death list was between nineteen and twenty-three.

    The driver of the bus, Percy Line, said he knew nothing of the approaching train until a... Read MORE...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 12, 1935
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    Bakersfield, California, USA

    1928 - 2 CHILDREN BURN TO DEATH IN CAR. TWO WOMEN RECEIVE PROBABLY FATAL INJURIES WHEN AUTO EXPLODES.


    Bakersfield, Cal., April 12 (AP) - Two children burned to death and two women received probably fatal injuries when their automobile exploded at a service station east of here last night shortly after a lantern was placed near the gasoline tank of the car. Fire that followed the blast destroyed the automobile, filling station and a house.

    MRS. EARL STEARNS and MRS. CECIL D. AGEN, both of Stockton an two of their children occupied the car. Their husbands, who were in a nearby machine, were... Read MORE...

    Lancaster Daily Eagle -  Ohio -  April 12, 1928
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    Lenox, Massachusetts, USA

    1909 - SIX LIVES LOST IN $250,000 LENOX FIRE Dynamite and Turpentine Explode in Basement of Building, Trapping the Inmates.


    SOCIETY PEOPLE GIVE AID
    New Yorkers Take in the Homeless Ones and Start a Fund to Supply Their Wants.

    Special to The New York Times.

    LENOX, Mass., April 11. - Six persons were killed in the fire which almost wiped out the business section of Lenox early this morning. Four business blocks and two dwellings were destroyed. The property loss is estimated at $250,000, with insurance of $111,000. New Yorkers who were at the Curtis Hotel on an Easter visit helped persons driven from their... Read MORE...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 12, 1909
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    1861  Start of U.S. Civil War - April 12, 1861 - Confederate forces fire upon Fort Sumter.
    The shelling of the fort was the culmination of a simmering conflict in which a small garrison of Union troops in South Carolina found themselves isolated when the state seceded from the Union. The shelling of Fort Sumter lasted less than two days and had no great tactical significance, but the symbolism was enormous on both sides. Once Fort Sumter was fired upon there was no turning back. The North and the South were at war.
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    1934  April 12 - Winds atop Mount Washington, NH, averaged 186 mph for five minutes, with a peak gust of 231 mph, the highest wind speed ever clocked in the world.

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    April 12, 1934

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    1929  NEW BRIDGE AT LANSING COLLAPSES. STRUCTURE IN COURSE OF ERECTION SUDDENLY TOPPLES WITH FATAL RESULTS.
    Lansing, Mich., April 12. - (UP) - Five men were believed to have been killed, two were injured and two others escaped at 9:30 a.m. today when a cofferdam at the new South Logan Street bridge, a $450,000 structure under construction over the Grand River, collapsed without warning. The five workmen were trapped in the crumpled timbers and dirt and were either crushed or drowned. Those who escaped were in the upper portion of the structure. The two injured were expected to recover.

    Simpson's Leader Times
    Kittanning, Pennsylvania
    April 12, 1929

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    1928  PLANE CRASH KILLS TWO.
    Baton Rouge, La., April 12. (AP) - Lieutenant KENNETH BOYD, Washington, D. C., and Corporal ERNEST F. KOCH, Van Metre, S. D., were killed yesterday when an airplane in which they were flying nose-dived 1,200 feet into the Mississippi River. The aviators jumped from the falling plane, witnesses said, but were too near the earth to make use of their parachutes. Engine trouble was believed to have caused the accident.

    Lancaster Daily Eagle
    Ohio
    April 12, 1928

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    America - Did you know?

     It costs the government 1.7 Cents to mint a penny.

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    Quebec - Did you know?

     French Canadians celebrate Dollard Day on the Monday preceding May 25. The day honors a seventeenth-century French war hero. On that same day, the rest of Canada celebrates Victoria Day in honor of Britain's Queen Victoria.
     

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    Thursday, April 11, 2024

    April 11 News - 1834 - Unusual Murder

    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 April 11, 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 April 11 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.
      George H. Hartwell Druggist and Apothecary Cor. Main and Central Sts., Southbridge, Mass.  Built in 1867, George H. Hartwell operated an apothecar
      George H. Hartwell
      Druggist and Apothecary
      Cor. Main and Central Sts., Southbridge, Mass.

      Built in 1867, George H. Hartwell operated an apothecary from this premises, at 98 Main Street and 1 Central Street.
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      1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes



      Cooking Chickens - A new way of cooing chickens is to parboil them and then drop them into hot lard, a la doughuts, and fry a few minutes. This will serve to make variety in the bill of fare, but will not wholly take the place of the favorite ...Read MORE...



      The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., September 29, 1880

      Watertown, Wisconsin, USA

      1945 - BOX FACTORY AT WATERTOWN IS DESTROYED.


      Watertown, Wis. - (UP) - Firemen battled for five and one-half hours before extinguishing a fire which started early today and destroyed the IRA L. HENRY Paper Box manufacturing concern.

      The company's three-story main plant building burned to the ground, as did two warehouses containing large supplies of paper board used in production, several company trucks, all plant machinery and office equipment. No one was injured.

      Ixonia, Oconomowoc and Watertown firemen fought the fire which, since ... Read MORE...

      Sheboygan Journal -  Sheboygan, Wisconsin -  April 11, 1945
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      Hyde Manufacturing Co., Southbridge, Mass.  ...The Hyde Mfg. Co. opened the period with the erection of a new brick plant in 1917... www.sec.state.m
      Hyde Manufacturing Co., Southbridge, Mass.

      ...The Hyde Mfg. Co. opened the period with the erection of a new brick plant in 1917... www.sec.state.ma.us

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      Ames, Iowa, USA

      1938 - COLLEGE DORMITORY WRECKED BY BLAZE.


      Ames, Iowa, April 11. - Eighty-one Iowa State College co-eds who lost their wardrobes and books when Margaret Hall, ornate women's dormitory, burned Saturday were housed temporarily in other halls and in the college hospital.

      M. D. HEISER, junior college dean, said officials estimated the loss of $141,000 and that the replacement cost would be about $225,000.

      The eight students in the hall when the fire was discovered escaped unharmed after MISS KATHERINE PHELPS, housemother, dashed up... Read MORE...

      The Daily Mail -  Hagerstown, Maryland -  April 11, 1938
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      Wayland, Massachusetts, USA

      1902 - ENGINEER AND BRAKEMAN DEAD.


      Freight Train Ran Into Open Switch on Boston and Maine Railroad.

      WAYLAND, Mass., April 10. - A freight train over the Massachusetts Central Division of the Boston and Maine Railroad, which ran into an open switch here early to-day, jumped the track, and, striking a small freight house, pushed it from its position and two men were killed, one was injured, and eight cars were demolished.

      The wreckage blocked both the outward and the inward tracks, and traffic had to be transferred around... Read MORE...

      The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 11, 1902
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      1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies



      Never repeat to a person with whom you converse, any unpleasant speech you may have heard concerning her. If you can give her pleasure by the repetition of a delicate compliment, or token of approval shown by a mutual friend, tell her the pleasant...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

      L'Assomption, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-du-Portage)

      1834 - Unusual Murder


      A murder of the most barbarous nature was lately committed at L'Assomption under unusual circumstances. Two brothers, Raymond and Oliver Brien dit Dessochers were enamored of and paying their addresses at the same time to the deceased Domithile Perrault. Oliver, however, soon discovered that his brother Raymond was the favored swain, and under the influence of jealousy notified his brother, that if he married the young lady, he would not long enjoy her society. The marriage took place, and the... Read MORE...

      Southern Patriot -  South Carolina -  April 11, 1834
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      1868  Sixty thousand Chinamen live in California.
      Of these, about 10,000 are employed on the Central Pacific Railroad, and 4,000 manage to find work in San Francisco. The mines give employment to a large number, and the rest are scattered throughout the State.

      St Joseph Herald
      Saint Joseph, Michigan
      April 11, 1868

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      1868  The Legislature of Massachusetts, during its late session, incorporated twenty-five manufacturing companies, with an aggregate capital of $4,375,000.


      St Joseph Herald
      Saint Joseph, Michigan
      April 11, 1868

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      1868  The LaCrosse (Wis.) Republican reports that in all parts of that city new buildings are being erected, and enumerates a large number that are being built.


      St Joseph Herald
      Saint Joseph, Michigan
      April 11, 1868

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      1868  The manufacture of cotton batting will soon be commenced in Aurora, Ill., by a party from the East.


      St Joseph Herald
      Saint Joseph, Michigan
      April 11, 1868

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      1868  The citizens of Wenham, Mass., have resolved that no bees shall be kept in that town.


      St Joseph Herald
      Saint Joseph, Michigan
      April 11, 1868

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      1905  Minister to Korea
      Edwin Morgan, the newly appointed minister to Korea, was at the State Department this morning getting his final instructions. He will leave tomorrow to visit his home at Aurora, New York, and expects to sail for Korea on May 3rd.

      Alexandria Gazette
      Alexandria, Virginia
      April 11, 1905

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      1883  A CONNECTICUT HOTEL BURNED. A THIEVING ACTOR, SUPPOSED TO HAVE SET FIRE TO THE ANSONIA HOUSE.
      New Haven, April 10. - At an early hour this morning the west end of the Ansonia Hotel, Ansonia, Conn., was found to be on fire. The building was of wood and five stories high. W. H. DAYTON, the proprietor, was in the office at the time, and rushing from room to room he aroused the guests from their sleep. Most of them ran into the street in their night clothes. A servant girl named KATE GRADY, who slept in the fifth story, thinking that everything was on fire beneath her, sprang out of a...
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      New York, New York
      April 11, 1883

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      America - Did you know?

       Harry S Truman had only the initial S as his middle name, without a period. It was the result of a family disagreement on whether his name should be Shippe or Solomon, last names, from two sides of the family.

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      Quebec - Did you know?

       Quebec City, known by tourists and travellers as Quebec, is one of the most beautiful cities in North America, looking suspiciously like several European cities. The American and Canadian houses are mostly built of wood, but in Quebec, especially in ...Read MORE...



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      Depot Street, Ludlow, Vt., 1910
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      E. D. Reynolds & Co. Dealers in Mens, Youths and Boys Ready-Made Clothing, Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes and Gents Furnishing Goods. Also, Trunks, B
      E. D. Reynolds & Co.
      Dealers in Men's, Youths' and Boys' Ready-Made Clothing,
      Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes and Gent's Furnishing Goods.
      Also, Trunks, Bags, Valises and Lap Robes.
      Children's Clothing a Specialty.

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      Wednesday, April 10, 2024

      April 10 News - 1912 - THE TITANIC SAILS TO-DAY. Largest Vessel In World to Bring Many Well-Known Persons Here.

      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 April 10, 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 April 10 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.
        The New Game Conette Sold Everywhere Two Styles 25 & 50 Cts. Milton Bradley Co., Springfield, Mass.  The Ladies Home Journal November 1898
        The New Game
        Conette
        Sold Everywhere
        Two Styles 25 & 50 Cts.
        Milton Bradley Co., Springfield, Mass.

        The Ladies' Home Journal
        November 1898

        Founded in 1860, Milton Bradley Company is the oldest game manufacturer in the United States. Over the years Milton Bradley has marketed such classics as The Game of Life, Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders, Twister, and Yahtzee. Since 1984 the company has operated as a division of the world’s largest toy company, Hasbro, Inc. encyclopedia.com

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        1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes



        Good Coffee - Put a sufficient quantity of coffee in the pot and pour boiling water on it; stir and place it on the fire. As soon as four or five bubbles have risen take it off the fire and pour out a teacupful and return it; set it down for...Read MORE...



        The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., July 12, 1882

        Highest Award Worlds Fair Skates Barney & Berry, Springfield, Mass.  The Ladies Home Journal December 1898  The Barney & Berry company was fou
        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. skateguard1.blogspot.com

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        1912 - THE TITANIC SAILS TO-DAY. Largest Vessel In World to Bring Many Well-Known Persons Here.


        Special Cable to THE NEW YORK TIMES.

        LONDON, April, 9. - The White Star liner Titanic, the largest vessel in the world, will sail at noon to-morrow from Southampton on her maiden voyage to New York.

        Although essentially similar in design and construction to her sister ship, the Olympic, the Titanic is an improvement of the Olympic in many respects. Capt. Smith has been promoted from the Olympic to take her across. There are two pursers, H. W. McElroy and R. L. Baker.

        Among the... Read MORE...

        The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 10, 1912
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        Derby, Connecticut, USA

        1908 - SPEEDING MOGUL BLOWS UP.


        Trainmen Hurt, Locomotive and Cars Wrecked, and Tracks Torn Up.
        Special to The New York Times.

        DERBY, Conn., April 9. - When making a trip from Bridgeport to Waterbury early to-day over the tracks of the New York, Hew Haven & Hartford Railroad, Freight Engine 468 of the mogul type, blew up at Wheeler's Farms, three miles below Derby. The engine was drawing a train of thirty-five loaded cars, and the three forward cars were destroyed.

        Some of the trainment[sic] jumped, and one of them,... Read MORE...

        The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 10, 1908
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        1800s Advice and Etiquette for Men



        As to matters of little comparative moment – as to what shall be for dinner – as to how the house shall be furnished – as to the management of the house and of menial servants – as to those matters, and many others, the wife may have her way without ...Read MORE...



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        New London, Connecticut, USA

        1922 - Fight On Rum Was Hot 80 Years Ago


        New London, Conn., Was the Center of Liquor Fight Back in 1842.

        New London, Conn., April 10. - King Alcohol was vigorously assaulted eighty years ago in this sea port even with more vigor than since the coming in of the Volsteadian Era. His enemies in 1842 fought under the banner of the Washington Total Abstinence Society which kept aloft for many years. But the time came when the banner was trailed in the dust and indifference killed off the attacks.

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        Jackson Citizen Patriot -  Michigan -  April 10, 1922
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        1869  The floor of the Episcopal Church, of Thomaston, Maine, gave way on the night of March 28th,
        precipitating the congregation into the basement below. Two persons were seriously and several slightly injured.

        St Joseph Herald
        Saint Joseph, Michigan
        April 10, 1869

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        1869  Fire
        A New York telegram, of the 2d, states that a large fire had been raging for a few days previous in the woods between Sag Harbor and East Hampton, Long Island. It has burned over five hundred acres, and caused a vast amount of damage.

        St Joseph Herald
        Saint Joseph, Michigan
        April 10, 1869

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        1864  October 4 - New Orleans Tribune, 1st black daily newspaper, forms

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        1899  DEMAND AN INCREASE
        Calais, Me., April 9. - The employes of the dye room at the St Croix cotton mills in St. Stephen are on strike. The strikers say that their wages have been gradually cut to $1 a day, and when an increase was refused they went out.

        The Portsmouth Herald
        Portsmouth, New Hampshire
        April 10, 1899

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        1899  SHOPLIFTER CAPTURED
        Lowell, Mass., April 9. - Mary Kershaw, the alleged notorious shoplifted, whose default was announced in Boston about three weeks ago, where she was out on bail, was captured in this city by Inspectors Laflamme and Allen Saturday morning. There are four charges of larceny against her in this city.

        The Portsmouth Herald
        Portsmouth, New Hampshire
        April 10, 1899

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        1899  SLATERVILLE MILLS CLOSED
        Woonsocket, R. I., April 9. - The Slate cotton mills at Slaterville, North Smithfield, has been shut down as the result of the strike of 150 weavers for an increase of wages. The striking weavers and others have formed a branch of the Socialist Trade and Labor Alliance. The strikers announce that they will stay out unless their demands are complied with.

        The Portsmouth Herald
        Portsmouth, New Hampshire
        April 10, 1899

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        1890  VISITED BY A TORNADO.
        Roanoke, Va., April 10. - The greatest tornado for many years passed over this city last evening. The cast house at the Crozier Iron Furnace was blown down and three laborers were killed and one mortally wounded. Loss to the furnace company, $5,000. Nearly one hundred dwellings in course of erection were completely demolished. The Salem furnace was blown down, and a heavy loss is reported, and buildings in that vicinity were reduced to ruins. The loss in city and neighborhood is $10,000.

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        April 10, 1890

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        America - Did you know?

         Thanksgiving Myth: Thanksgiving had religious origins.

        NOT TRUE.

        People confuse Pilgrims (original settlers of Plymouth who came over on the Mayflower) and Puritans (a group of people who came to Boston under an official charter from the King...Read MORE...







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        Quebec - Did you know?

         Poutine, a dish of fries, gravy, and cheese curds, is popular throughout Quebec. The first poutines were invented in Quebec, and there are many, unconfirmed claims to have invented the poutine which date from the late 50s through the 1970s in the...Read MORE...



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        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
        "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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        Sunday, April 7, 2024

        April 9 News - 1870 - Whenever you perceive a horse's inclination to rear, separate your reins and prepare for him.

        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 April 9, 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 April 9 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.
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          1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes



          Chicken Mayonnaise - Cut up some chickens and fry them nicely in butter. Let them get cold, then trim into good shape and put them in a covered dish with salt, pepper, oil and vinegar as for salad; add a few pieces of onion and a little...Read MORE...



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          1865 - April 9 - Robert E. Lee surrenders to Ulysees S. Grant at Appomattox Court House.


          Harried mercilessly by Federal troops and continually cut off from turning south, Lee headed west, eventually arriving in Appomattox County on April 8. Heading for the South Side Railroad at Appomattox Station, where food supplies awaited, the Confederates were cut off once again and nearly surrounded by Union troops near the small village of Appomattox Court House. Despite a final desperate attempt to escape, Lee’s army was trapped. General Lee surrendered his remaining troops to General... Read MORE...

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          1877  April 9 - Oregon Inlet, NC, was widened three quarters of a mile by a nor'easter.

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          1870  The Congregational church in Thomaston, Maine, have amended their by-laws so as to read:
          "And every member, male and female, in good standing, present at any meeting, shall be entitled to vote."

          St Joseph Herald
          Saint Joseph, Michigan
          April 9, 1870

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          1870  Whole-grained Hominy
          In a course towel tie up two or three quarts of hard-wood ashes; place in a large iron pot half full of water, set it over the fire, and put into it two quarts of corn. Boil slowly until the outer covering of the kernel, and all that part called the chit, will come off easily. Then skim out the corn and wash in four or five waters. Pour the water off through a sieve or colander, so as not to waste the grains. Wash the pot, replace the corn, put on fresh water, let it boil a little and then...
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          Saint Joseph, Michigan
          April 9, 1870

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          1870  Whenever you perceive a horse's inclination to rear, separate your reins and prepare for him.
          The instant he is about to rise slacken one hand and bend or twist his head with the other, keeping your hands low. This bending compels him to move a hind leg, and of necessity brings his fore feet down. Instantly twist him completely around two or three times, which will confuse him very much, and completely throw him off his guard. The moment you have finished twisting him round, place his head in the direction you wish him to proceed, apply the spurs, and he will not fail to go forward.

          St Joseph Herald
          Saint Joseph, Michigan
          April 9, 1870

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          1870  Yeast for Bread
          Mrs. W. A. Tower, of Lexington, Mass., took the first premium offered by the Middlesex Agricultural Society, for the best unbolted wheat flour bread, and made the following statement: For yeast I take four mashed potatoes, one cup of white sugar, one cup of flour, and pour on this mixture one quart of scalding water, in which a handful of hops has been boiled; then add a pint of lukewarm water, stir, strain, and let it rise over night.

          St Joseph Herald
          Saint Joseph, Michigan
          April 9, 1870

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          1891  Fatal Accident at Lockport.
          LOCKPORT, April 4. - Charles Swift, a young man of 18, fell into one of the locks yesterday afternoon and received injuries which will probably prove fatal. He was fooling carelessly with a lever, when it flew up and tumbles him in. As the water had been drawn off, he struck heavily on the solid masonry bottom and sustained a severe fracture of the skull. Difficulty was experienced in getting him out, as the lock is about twenty-five feet deep.

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          Olean, New York
          April 9, 1891

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          1858  Fire at Calais, Me.
          Calais, Thursday, April 8. Ten buildings in this place were destroyed by fire afternoon. Loss partially insured.

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          New York, New York
          April 9, 1858

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           Stogie

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           Saint-Jean-Vianney was originally created as a parish municipality in 1935, and became a village on December 29, 1951. By 1971, the village had a population of 1,266. On May 4, 1971, the village ceased to exist after half the town was pushed into a...Read MORE...



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          April 8 News - 1891 - LEPROSY DISAPPEARING. The Awful Disease Being Slowly But Surely Eradicated in New Brunswick.

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            Gold Medal Cough Medicine Blackberry Root, Ginger, Cinnamon, Clove, Anise Compound Pfeiffer Mfg. Co. St. Louis, Mo. Found at The Way It Was Museum
            Gold Medal Cough Medicine
            Blackberry Root, Ginger, Cinnamon, Clove, Anise Compound
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            Madison, Indiana, USA

            1844 - DREADFUL RAILROAD ACCIDENT.


            A melancholy accident occurred at Madison, Indiana, on the 28th of March, which is thus described in a letter to the editor of the Cincinnati Chronicle:

            On Thursday afternoon at 4 P.M., when the passenger cars arrived at Madison, at the head of the inclined plane, they had a wood car, heavily loaded with wood, attached. It is usual in descending the plane, to detach the wood and freight cars, and bring them just to the head of the plain, wait till the passengers have gone down.

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            The Republican Compiler -  Gettysburg, Pennsylvania -  April 8, 1844
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            1927 - April 7 – Bell Telephone Co. transmits an image of Herbert Hoover (then the Secretary of Commerce), which becomes the first successful long distance demonstration of television


            TELEVISION SEEING OVER PHONES, SUCCEEDS
            Hoover Observed in Gotham As He Talks in Capital
            That's Not all - Radio Program is Also Heard While the Performers Are Seen
            Years of Research Culminate Thursday
            Images of Speakers and Actors Are Thrown on Both Large and Small Screens

            NEW YORK, April 7. - (AP) - Television, a scientists' dream ever since the telephone was invented half a century ago, became an actuality today when Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover spoke over the telephone in... Read MORE...

            The Waco News-Tribune -  Waco, Texas -  April 8, 1927
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            Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

            1873 - Terrible Explosion in Wilmington.


            WILMINGTON, N. C., April 2. - The boilers at the steam saw mill of Colville & Co., exploded at twenty minutes to six o'clock this morning. Two men were killed, and one woman was severely wounded; all the killed and wounded are negroes. One of the boilers was carried over a hundred yards to Front street, killing a woman in its course. Another was hurled nearly half way across Cape Fear river. Cause of the explosion has not been definitely ascertained, though it is generally supposed to have been ... Read MORE...

            Georgia Weekly Telegraph -  Macon, Georgia -  April 8, 1873
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            The Best Orange Pudding that ever was tasted

            PARE the Yellow Rind of two fair Sevil- Oranges, so very thin that no part of the White comes with it; shred and beat it extremely small in a large Stone Mortar; add to it when very fine, half a pound...Read MORE...



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            Manchester, New Hampshire, USA

            1909 - LOSS IS $100,000 - ONE LIFE LOST AT A FIRE IN MANCHESTER TODAY.


            Manchester, N. H., April 8. - All the worldly possessions of 2000 Greeks, Armenians, French-Canadians and Irish people, many of them either shoe shop or cotton mill employes, were wiped out by a fire today which in two hours swept away 70 buildings scattered over a block bounded by Elm, Auburn, Cedar and Beach streets. The loss is estimated at $100,000.

            Nearly every building destroyed was of wood, two and three stories in height, and each was the home of between 20 and 30 families. Starting... Read MORE...

            Lowell Sun -  Lowell, Massachusetts -  April 8, 1909
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            Various medicinal remedies from St. Louis, Mo. Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada  Rexall Iron, Liver and Bone Marrow Compound
            Various medicinal remedies from St. Louis, Mo.
            Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada

            Rexall Iron, Liver and Bone Marrow Compound
            Trio-Carb Tablets
            Dr. J. H. McLean's Cordial

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            Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada

            1947 - ONTARIO FLOODS CLAIM SIX LIVES Chatham Is Under Water


            Peak Anxiously Awaited as Thames River Carries Boiling Waters to Lake St. Clair--River 19 2-3 Feet Above Normal and Millions of Dollars in Devastation Results.

            (By George Ronald, Canadian Press Staff Writer)

            CHATHAM, April 8--(C.P.)--The rampaging Thames river, running its flood-swollen course into Lake St. Clair, rose today to 19 2-3 feet above its normal level in this western Ontario city of 17,000 and threatened to spill still further over its low banks. The flood waters have claimed... Read MORE...

            The Lethbridge Herald -  Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada -  April 8, 1947
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            Rockingham, Vermont, USA (Bellows Falls) (Saxton's River)

            1888 - AN EXPRESS TRAIN WRECKED. AND BOTH THE ENGINEER AND FIREMAN WERE KILLED.


            BELLOWS FALLS, Vt., April 7. - The night express train on the Vermont Central Railroad which left Boston at 7 o'clock last night was wrecked about 10:40 o'clock by a washout near Rockingham, five miles north of this place. The engineer, Moses Pratt, of Rutland, and the fireman, John Pratt, of Rutland, were instantly killed, and several persons injured. The train reached this station at 10"30 o'clock. At this point it was taken in charge by Conductor Whitney. The train consisted of the engine... Read MORE...

            The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 8, 1888
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            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

            Shelburne, Massachusetts, USA (Shelburne Falls)

            1886 - A Passenger Train in Massachusetts Plunges 200 Feet Down an Embankment.


            The Cars Take Fire and a Passenger is Roasted Alive Without the Chance of Succor.

            Probably a Hundred Passengers on Board, and only Three Found Uninjured

            The Rails Spread.

            A Dozen Dead Bodies Recovered and the Work Not Yet Finished

            Many Killed While Falling.

            GREENFIELD, Mass., April 8. - A terrible disaster occurred on the Fitchburg railroad last night midway between Bardwell's ferry and West Deerfield Station, the east-bound passenger train, due at Greenfield at 6:05 p. m., going ... Read MORE...

            Decatur Daily Republican -  Decatur, Illinois -  April 8, 1886
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            Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA

            1886 - FEARFUL RAILROAD ACCIDENT - An Express Train Plunges Down an Almost Perpendicular Precipice.


            The Coaches Take Fire and the Wounded Passengers are Burned to Death

            The Disaster Caused by the Sinking of the Track

            A Partial List of the Injured.

            GREENFIELD, Mass., April 7. - A terrible disaster occurred on the Fitchburg railroad to-night, midway between Bardwell's ferry and West Deerfield station, the east bound passenger train, due at Greenfield at 6:05 P. M., going over an embankment 200 feet high. Six bodies have already been taken out of the ruins and it is not known how many... Read MORE...

            The Quincy Daily Whig  -  Illinois -  April 8, 1886
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            1891  LEPROSY DISAPPEARING. The Awful Disease Being Slowly But Surely Eradicated in New Brunswick.
            OTTAWA, April 7. - The report of Dr. Smith, physician to the Tracadie lazaretto, shows that leprosy with which a few settlements of fishermen in New Brunswick has been afflicted for the past half centrury is being slowly but surely eradicated. The policy of segregation, which has now been pursued systematically under the supervision of the government for a number of years, has resulted in a lessening of the cases. At Tracadie, the original center of the disease, the cases seem to have been...
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            The Cleveland Leader and Morning Herald
            Cleveland, Ohio
            April 8, 1891

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            1936  BOY'S DROWNED BODY FOUND.
            Charlotte, April 8. - (AP) - The body of D. C. Kiser, Jr., 13 year old boy who was drowned in Sugar Creek yesterday, was recovered this morning. The body was about half a mile down stream from the point on his father's farm near Pineville where Kiser fell into the flooded stream.

            The Daily Times-News
            Burlington, North Carolina
            April 8, 1936

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            1873  Providence, Rhode Island, has a big gasometer, and the city papers are confident its dome is the largest in the world, it being 140 feet in diameter, or one foot larger than the dome of St. Peter's in Rome.
            It holds, above the top of the tank, 1,540,000 cubic feet.

            The Indianapolis News
            Indianapolis, Indiana
            April 8, 1873

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            1826  26th Child!
            Quebec, March 25. We understand that the wife of one Andre Ouellet dit Rochette, of the parish of Ste. Anne, (la Pocatiere) is on the point of giving her husband a twenty-sixth child; but the parish priest, always read to take his Dixme, claims, him, by right, as his own, and wishes to have him brought up under his paternal care. It is well known that the 26th of all farm produce is due to the Church. [Mercury]

            Berks and Schuylkill Journal
            Pennsylvania
            April 8, 1826

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             The 30’s gangster Machine Gun Kelly gave the FBI the nickname “G-Men.”

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             Eating while walking or standing on the street in Quebec is considered bad form.
             

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            St. Louis, Mo.
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            April 7 News - 1861 - Canadian "Matres-Familias."

            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 April 7, 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 April 7 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.
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              Best & Goes Farthest
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              Waterville, Maine, USA

              1939 - 26 in Blazing Hospital Wing Removed Safely. Nine Infants Rescued with Other Patients in Early Morning Fire at Waterville.


              Waterville, Me., April 6. - (AP) - Nine new-born babies had a baptism of smoke and fire today in a blaze with forced evacuation of 26 patients from a maternity and children's wing of Sisters' Hospital here.

              Deterring combat with the flames until rescues were effected, firemen in smoke masks, took all the endangered persons to safety, some down ladders, others through windows.

              No injuries occurred, but Sister Camilia, elderly hospital superior suffering from illness, collapsed after she... Read MORE...

              Daily Kennebec Journal -  Augusta, Maine -  April 7, 1939
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              Having tested and tasted the article made from the following receipt, we pronounce it not bad to take, and we recommend housekeepers to try it: 6 tumblers of flour, 4 of huckleberries, 2 of sour milk, a piece of butter the...Read MORE...



              The Willimantic Journal, Willimantic, Connecticut, August 7, 1863

              E. J. Cushman Fine Carriages a Specialty 220 and 222 Washington Ave. South Minneapolis, Minn.
              E. J. Cushman
              Fine Carriages a Specialty
              220 and 222 Washington Ave. South
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              1861 - Canadian "Matres-Familias."


              A venerable French-Canadian lady, Mrs. Genevieve Lemoine, died lately at Sorel, Lower Canada, at the good old ages of 92 years. She left, to mourn her loss, a rather numerous family; for she was the mother of 16 children, the grand-mother of 146, the great-grand-mother of 163, and the great-great-grand-mother of 4, thus standing at the head of a legion of 330 persons, belonging to five successive generations.

              Examples of that kind are not uncommon in Lower Canada, and travelers agree that it ... Read MORE...

              The Times-Picayune -  New Orleans, Louisiana -  April 7, 1861
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              1898 - 'TWAS TIME TO LOCK HIM UP. This Dangerous Individual Ran Loose Too Long.


              He Confesses to Having Fired the St. Ours' Convent and is Even now Filled With a Desire to Murder

              (Special to the Journal)

              Sorel, April 7. - A great sensation has been created throughout the county of Richelieu by the confessions of a young man of 18, named Ulric Lusignan, who has been arrested at St. Ours by High Constable Charles Weil Branner. The course followed by the culprit is so extraordinary that it is thought that he is of unsound mind, and he is to undergo an examination with... Read MORE...

              The Ottawa Journal -  Ottawa, Ontario, Canada -  April 7, 1898
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              1712  April 7 - Slave revolt in New York kills 6 white men, 21 African Americans executed

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              1906  April 7 – Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples.

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              1857  April 7 - A late season freeze brought snow to every state in the Union. Even as far south as Houston TX the mercury plunged to 21 degrees.

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              1888  Perpetual Motion
              David Jennings, of Lyons, N.Y., who has spent twenty-one years and $30,000 in experiments, claimed on the 30th ult. to have discovered a means of perpetual motion.

              St Joseph Herald
              Saint Joseph, Michigan
              April 7, 1888

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              1964  Flee Market Fire
              Santa Ana, Orange Co. – AP – A spectacular fire which forced 15 persons to flee for safety destroyed a Mayfair Market here yesterday causing damage estimated by fire officials at $250,000. There were no injuries.

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              Fresno, California
              April 7, 1964

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              1892  Becancour, Que. - The bridge across the Becancour river at this point was carried away by ice last night.


              Saginaw News
              Saginaw, Michigan
              April 7, 1892

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               In New France, on the week-days of summer every one wore a straw hat which the women of the household spent part of each winter in plaiting. In cold weather the knitted "tuque" made in vivid colors was the great favorite. It was warm and...Read MORE...



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              PAAS Egg Dyes R.D. Co. Newark, N.J.
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