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Manchester, Connecticut, USA
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Where is Manchester, Connecticut, USA? 

Manchester, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Manchester was settled by colonists around 1672 as a farming community. The many rivers and brooks provided power for paper, lumber and textile industries, and the town quickly evolved into an industrial center. The town of Hartford once included the land now occupied by the towns of Manchester, East Hartford, and West Hartford. In 1783, East Hartford became a separate town, which included Manchester in its city limits until 1823.

In 1838, the Cheney family started what became the world's largest silk mill. Eventually, Manchester became an ideal industrial community. The mills, houses of the owners, and homes of the workers are now part of the Cheney Brothers Historic District, a National Historic Landmark.

Also of note are the E.E. Hilliard Company Woolen Mills. Founded ca. 1780 by Aaron Buckland and later sold to the Hilliard family. The Hilliard Mills are the oldest woolen mill site in the country.wikipedia

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News  1878 - Guided by a Spirit
In a paper mill in Manchester, Connecticut, is in use an improved machine, in building which the maker says that he followed the directions given by the spirit of his dead brother.
Lebanon Daily News
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
October 3, 1878
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News  1883 - Eels Stop Paper
The machinery in a paper mill at Manchester, Connecticut, was stopped by four large eels blocking the wheels. One was taken out whole. Its length was three feet three inches, and its weight four and three fourths pounds. The other eels were so mutilated that they could not be measured, but they...Read MORE...

Hartford, Conn., March 28. - There was a bad accident on the New York and New England Railroad near Manchester at 8 o'clock this morning by which the engineer and fireman of a passenger train were killed. The train was an accommodation between Willimantic and Hartford. The crew was composed of...Read MORE...

News  1894 - Intelligent Puss
A young woman bookkeeper employed in an office at South Manchester, Connecticut, has been in the habit for some time past of giving the office cat a piece of meat for its lunch every day. Precaution is taken to lay a piece of paper under the meat to avoid greasing the floor. The other day, at lunch ...Read MORE...

Manchester, CT History in Old Postcards

Manchester, CT History in Old Postcards (

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Manchester, a post-village and township (town) of Hartford co., Conn., on the Hockanum River, 9 miles ENE. of Hartford on the New York, New Haven and Hartford and the South Manchester Rs. The town contains paper and cotton-mills, woollen, silk, gingham and stockinet-factories, electric-light and...Read MORE...

News  1910 - Pullet In Manchester, Conn., Has Record of Laying on 37 Consecutive Days.
Hartford, Conn., Dec. 1 - With all previous Connecticut records smashed beyond recognition, the famous industrious pullet of Wesley Hollister, of Manchester, is still on the track. The indications point to many another lap before the game little hen quits its custom of depositing in the nest one...Read MORE...

News  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
October 24, 1913
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Ancestors Who Were Born Here

flag  Frank F Anderson (25 March 1910, Manchester, Connecticut, USA - 16 April 2004, Windsor, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

flag  Harry Aldo Bader (11 April 1945, Manchester, Connecticut, USA - , )

flag  Bernice I Beebe (6 June 1920, Manchester, Connecticut, USA - 23 July 2000, Tolland, Connecticut, USA) gravestone
flag  Daniel C Beebe (03 January 1928, Manchester, Connecticut, USA - 12 December 1988, Rockville, Connecticut, USA) gravestone
flag  Harold Clifton Beebe (26 July 1893, Manchester, Connecticut, USA - 16 May 1986, Enfield, Connecticut, USA (Thompsonville)) gravestone
World War II Soldier flag  Kenneth Ahl Beebe (26 July 1917, Manchester, Connecticut, USA - 7 April 1999, Middletown, Connecticut, USA) gravestone
flag  Mildred A Beebe (25 August 1918, Manchester, Connecticut, USA - 05 July 1993, Manchester, Connecticut, USA) gravestone
flag  Ruth A Beebe (9 March 1924, Manchester, Connecticut, USA - 21 May 1998, Enfield, Connecticut, USA (Thompsonville)) gravestone

flag  Austin Bidwell (1810, Manchester, Connecticut, USA - 15 September 1893, Agawam, Massachusetts, USA)

 World War I Soldier flag  Theodore Roosevelt Blessing (7 September 1899, Manchester, Connecticut, USA - 13 October 1964, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

flag  Helen Edwards (5 April 1913, Manchester, Connecticut, USA - , )
flag  Robert Edwards (26 January 1915, Manchester, Connecticut, USA - , )

 flag  Shirley M Hagenow (12 November 1939, Manchester, Connecticut, USA - 30 January 2011, Manchester, Connecticut, USA)

flag  Sarah Catherine Hartung (1837, Manchester, Connecticut, USA - 10 November 1870, Northampton, Massachusetts, USA )

flag  Sadie Ellen House (3 July 1887, Manchester, Connecticut, USA - , )

flag  Alice O Karlsen (25 November 1920, Manchester, Connecticut, USA - 14 December 1998, Hartford, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

flag  Chauncy Newton (1830, Manchester, Connecticut, USA - 29 June 1869, Granville, Massachusetts, USA)

Ancestors Who Died Here

 flag  Charles Albert Bader (14 February 1898, Southampton, Massachusetts, USA - 19 August 1979, Manchester, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

flag  Nelson Adulphus Bavier (30 April 1874, Ansonia, Connecticut, USA - 25 May 1949, Manchester, Connecticut, USA)

flag  Mildred A Beebe (25 August 1918, Manchester, Connecticut, USA - 05 July 1993, Manchester, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

  Josiah Brown (1719, - 17 May 1788, Manchester, Connecticut, USA)

  Ebenezer Bryant (1712, - 18 June 1790, Manchester, Connecticut, USA)
  Jonathan Bryant (1753, - 2 November 1772, Manchester, Connecticut, USA)

flag  James Michael Connery (12 July 1923, Hartford, Connecticut, USA - 19 January 2002, Manchester, Connecticut, USA)

flag  Truman F Cowles (16 May 1915, Hartford, Connecticut, USA - 20 June 2001, Manchester, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

  Jabez Darte (1709, - 19 November 1776, Manchester, Connecticut, USA)

flag  Daniel Wieant Edwards (03 June 1913, Vernon, Connecticut, USA - 18 November 1995, Manchester, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

  Simon Gains (1736, - 22 March 1781, Manchester, Connecticut, USA)

flag  Raymond Louis Hagenow (12 March 1914, , Connecticut, USA - 15 July 1974, Manchester, Connecticut, USA) gravestone
  Raymond Louis Hagenow (02 August 1937, Connecticut - 4 February 1977, Manchester, Connecticut, USA) gravestone
 flag  Shirley M Hagenow (12 November 1939, Manchester, Connecticut, USA - 30 January 2011, Manchester, Connecticut, USA)

flag  John Fred Korch (20 July 1892, East Lyme, Connecticut, USA - 23 September 1975, Manchester, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

flag  Marion Lillian Lefebvre (6 April 1906, Montgomery, Vermont, USA - 13 September 1985, Manchester, Connecticut, USA)

  Elijah Peck (1724, - 22 February 1797, Manchester, Connecticut, USA)

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