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Meriden, Connecticut, USA

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Where is Meriden, Connecticut, USA? 

Meriden, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Over 300 years have passed since 1661 when Jonathan Gilbert was granted a land settlement for a farm near Cold Spring in what later became the City of Meriden...

In the 1600s and 1700s Meriden was a rural or suburban sector of the town of Wallingford. Situated halfway between the Connecticut Colony on the north (Hartford - Wethersfield) and the New Haven Colony on the south, it became a stopping place for colonists who traveled by horse or by foot. Belcher Tavern was one of its well known resting places. At that time, wolves still roamed the woods in the north of town. The first wagon did not make its appearance here until 1789...
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Meriden, Connecticut, USA

"1847 Rogers Bros."
The Meriden Britannia Co., Meriden, Conn.

The Ladies' Home Journal
March 1898
Meriden, Connecticut, USA - Colony Street, Meriden, Conn.
Meriden, Connecticut, USA

Colony Street, Meriden, Conn.
Meriden, Connecticut, USA - City Hospital, Meriden, Conn.
Meriden, Connecticut, USA

City Hospital, Meriden, Conn.
Meriden, Connecticut, USA - Colony Street (1907)
Meriden, Connecticut, USA

Colony Street (1907)
Meriden, Connecticut, USA - Elm St. from Silver St., Meriden, Conn. (1910)
Meriden, Connecticut, USA

Elm St. from Silver St., Meriden, Conn. (1910)
Meriden, Connecticut, USA - First Congregational Church
Meriden, Connecticut, USA

First Congregational Church
Meriden, Connecticut, USA - Library Square
Meriden, Connecticut, USA

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"About 1661, Jonathan Gilbert, pioneer, came down from northward and acquired, by virtue of purchase from the Indians, a large tract - practically the whole of the upper part of Meriden - which he called Meriden Farm."

A Modern History of New Haven and Eastern New Haven County, Volume 1 By Everett Gleason Hill
1806 - (Meriden, CT) - Formerly known as North Farms, the area was incorporated as a town from parts of Wallingford in 1806.

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1819 - Meriden
Meriden is a small post town, situated in the northern section of the county, 17 miles from...Read MORE...

1867 - Meriden, CT became a city

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News  1870 - Fire
In Meriden, Ct., on the 15th, at a fire in Wilcox & Co.'s mill, EDGAR C. FENEYAK was killed and two ...Read MORE...

News  1888 - Fire
The barns of the horse railroad company at Meriden, Conn., were burned Tuesday night. Fourteen cars ...Read MORE...

News  1889 - Breaking of a Dam
Seventy-Five Acres of Water, Ten Feet Deep, Above Meriden, Conn., Released.
MERIDEN, Conn., Aug....Read MORE...

News  1890 - A Train Goes Over a High Bank
MERIDEN, Conn., Nov. 21. - Train No. 2 on the Meriden, Waterbury and Connecticut railroad met with...Read MORE...

News  1897 - Thrown From His Wagon and Killed
Meriden, Conn., June 3. - Laughlin Stretch, employed by W. C. Twiss, lumber dealer, was killed in a ...Read MORE...

News  1903 - Silver Workers Make Demands
Meriden, Conn., Sept. 30. - A demand for a nine hour day with ten hours' pay has been presented at...Read MORE...

News  1904 - BAD FIRE IN CONNECTICUT. TOWN HALL OF MERIDEN DESTROYED AND SIX FIREMEN HURT.
Meriden, Conn., Feb. 15. - For eight hours Sunday firemen fought a fire which finally caused the...Read MORE...

1906
Meriden, a city of New Haven co., Conn., in Meriden township (town), on the New York, New Haven and ...Read MORE...

News  1906 - Train Wreck
MERIDEN, Conn., Nov. 29.- Two light coupled engines, north-bound from New Haven on the main line of ...Read MORE...

News  1912 - Acid in Holy Water Fatal
Woman Found in Confessional Box at Meriden (Conn.) With Fatal Draught Near.

Meriden, Conn., July ...Read MORE...

News  1913 - SCARE ON NEW HAVEN ENGINE JUMPS TRACK - Cars Enveloped in Steam, but Passengers Escape Injury - Driving Rods Broke.
Special to The New York Times.

MERIDEN, Conn., July 18. - The eastbound express train on the New ...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here

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Ancestors Who Died Here

We currently have information about 54 ancestors who died in Meriden, Connecticut, USA.
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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1880
Carl "Charles" Theodore BLESSING (9 November 1861 - 26 March 1927) & Frances Mary (Fannie) MESICK (August 1860 - May 1931)
married 23 July 1880

1911
Martin Andrew EGAN (10 August 1883 - 13 August 1966) & Eva S MONAHAN (July 1887 - 24 July 1952)
married 25 October 1911

1916
Robert Max GREINER (11 September 1887 - 8 September 1955) & Anna M MONAHAN (21 January 1891 - 20 October 1966)
married 18 October 1916

1919
William Doric DUBOIS (15 March 1895 - 2 June 1987) & Beatrice Contance LEHERISSIER (2 September 1900 - 6 November 1968)
married 28 June 1919

1941
Robert E SPEARS (09 June 1915 - 18 September 1985) & Eleanor M EGAN (07 September 1918 - 22 December 1987)
married 13 December 1941

1945
Howard Edward BLESSING (3 September 1919 - 8 April 2009 ) & Frances Ann KONCKI (2 February 1923 - 3 April 2000)
married 10 November 1945

1947
John NICHOLSON (6 March 1918 - 4 February 1988) & Jane ST CYR (26 May 1922 - 21 February 1986)
married 7 June 1947

1974
Denis P STAGON (11 August 1947 - 12 July 1979) & Lynne S OTWELL (24 August 1950 - 9 July 2009)
married 26 July 1974
 

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