Saturday, December 20, 2014

Rev Charles C Wallace & Presbyterian Church History

From November 6 1883 Newburyport Herald See Also The Old South Church of Newburyport, MA

From History of Essex County, Massachusetts: With Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Pioneers and Prominent Men, Volume 2

In 1801  the First Presbyterian Church was out of the First Newbury Church January 3 Nineteen members of that church had seceded and two years had worshiped in a small building what is now High street with Joseph Adams a of Harvard in 1742 as its officiating On the 19th of March 1746 Rev Jonathan Parsons installed and has been followed by Rev John Rev Daniel Dana DD Rev SP Williams Proudfit  DD Jonathan F Stearns Harvard 1830 AS Vermilye RH Richardson Charles F William W Newell Jr Harvard 1859 and Charles C Wallace The meeting house occupied the society was built in 1756 and Whitefield buried in a vault under its pulpit.

Daniel Dana Ahnentafel Chart - Susan Poore

                                                Windham NH

                                           Londonderry Presbyterian Church

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Captain Michael Berry and Steam Ship Southerner Collision

From Captain Michael Berry
Steam Ship Southerner New York October 23 18
I send you an order for a suit of Metallic Life Boats for the steam ship General Marion now building for the Charleston They will be required in January Yours &c Mr J Francis                         M Berry

Dwight's American Magazine, Volume 2 edited by Theodore Dwight
The Steamship Southerner This ship which is said to equal any of the Cunard ships in good qualities takes her place in the line to Charleston on the 10th of September She is described fully as follows 207 feet in length from stern to stern thirty feet beam 14 feet depth of hold and measuring 800 tons Her engine made by Sultman Allen & Co of this city is constructed upon the most approved plan of the English marine combined with all the new improvements of American ingenuity Her wheels are of iron 31 feet in diameter 7 1 2 feet and 8 feet stroke Her cabins are spacious and elegantly contrived Her state rooms are of mahogany ornamented with white enamel She is ship rigored and was built by an association of N York and Charleston merchants expressly to ply between these ports She is commanded by Capt M Berry who has been 28 years in the Charleston trade She has berths for 105 passengers."

Thursday, March 16, 1848
Paper: New York Herald (New York, NY)

Monday, October 14, 1850
Paper: Sandusky Register (Sandusky, OH)


Salisbury MA tot takes a ride in pastors car

East Parish United Methodist Church

Thursday, May 21, 1953  

Paper: Boston Herald (Boston, MA) 



Thursday, December 11, 2014

Elaine Goodale and Charles Alexander Eastman "Ohiyesa"

After finding the Newspaper clips from 1891 I found these photos from various archives and family collections I have more pdf files and can send them along if you e-mail me.

Charles Alexander Eastmam "Ohiyesa" was born on February 19, 1858, near Redwood Falls, Minnesota. His mother, Wakantankawin (Sacred Woman) or Mary Nancy Eastman, daughter of well-known painter Seth Eastman, only survived her son's birth by a few months, so he was called Hakadah (the Pitiful Last). His paternal grandmother, Uncheedah, raised him, first in Minnesota and then, after the US–Dakota War of 1862, in Canada where his family had fled to safety.

Elaine Goodale Eastman PBS Special

Raised in a sheltered, puritanical household in New England, Elaine Goodale Eastman (1863–1953) daughter of Dora Hill Read and Henry Sterling Goodale followed her conscience and calling in 1885 when she traveled west and opened a school on the Great Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. Over the next six years she witnessed many of the monumental events that affected the Lakotas, including the inception of the Ghost Dance religion and the fallout from the Wounded Knee massacre in December 1890. She also fell in love with and married Charles Eastman, a Dakota doctor with whom she had six children, and went on to help edit his many popular books on Sioux life and culture.
This biography draws on a newly discovered cache of more than one hundred letters from Elaine that were collected by one of her sisters, Rose Goodale Dayton, as well as newly discovered family correspondence and photographs. Previous books about Elaine—including her own autobiography—emphasize her work on the Sioux reservation and association with her famous husband. Access to her personal papers, however, enabled Theodore D. Sargent to shed new light on the dynamics of her thirty-year marriage to Charles and its ultimate demise, the importance of her own literary contributions during this period, and the challenges and successes of her life following their separation. The result is a long overdue multidimensional portrait of the relationships and aspirations that impelled and troubled this fascinating woman and her extraordinary life. From Review on The Life of Elaine Goodale Eastman By Theodore D. Sargent
Charles A. Eastman (Ohiyesa) and Elaine Goodale Eastman: A Cross-Cultural Collaboration
Sources: Sister to the Sioux: The Memoirs of Elaine Goodale Eastman, 1885-1891
By Elaine Goodale Eastman
Indigenous Modernity and the Making of Americans, 1890--1935 By Kathleen Grace Washburn
Wigwam Evenings

Charles and Elaine had six children:
  • Dora Winona Eastman, d. August 22, 1964, Northampton, MA (married)
  • Irene Eastman, d. October 23, 1918, Keene, NH
  • Virginia Eastman, d. April 2, 1991, Amherst, MA (married Mr. Whitbeck)
  • Eleanor Eastman, d. May 2, 1999, Pittsford, NY (married Mr. Mensel)
  • Florence Eastman, d. December 30, 1930, Holyoke, MA (married Mr. Prentiss)
  • Charles Eastman Jr. (Ohiyesa), d. January 15, 1940, Detroit, MI
Goodale Eastman wrote a memoir about her experiences as a school teacher of the Sioux called Sister to the Sioux. The manuscript, which is property of the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College, was published posthumously in 1978 by the University of Nebraska Press

Photo of Charles Eastman (Ohiyesa) and his daughter Dora in 1892
Dora Winona Eastman
Florence Bascom Eastman Prentiss
Irene Taluta Eastman
Virginia Eastman Whitbeck
Virginia Eastman Whitbeck
Charles Alexander "Ohiyesa" Eastman, Jr

Eleanor Eastman Mensel
Photos from K M (#46494343)

[Dr. Charles; Alexander; Eastman; New York; Thursday; Miss Elaine; Goodale]

Date: Wednesday, June 24, 1891  

Paper: New Hampshire Sentinel (Keene, NH)  


Charles Alexander Eastman (Ohiyesa) at the estate of Mr. Ward Burton, Lake Minnetonka, 1927. Photographer: Edward Augustus Bromley.

Mary Nancy Wakantankawin Eastman (1830-1858) - daughter of Brigadier General Seth M Eastman & Wakan inajin win Stands Sacred - wife of Jacob Many Lightnings Eastman - mother to Charles Ohiyesa Eastman Photo from Eastman Family

                              Brigadier General Seth M Eastman (1808 – 1875)

A December tragedy in downtown Newburyport

Joe Callahan | Posted: Thursday, December 11, 2014 3:00 am 

View from Inn Street looking towards Tracy Place, the E. P. Dodge Shoe Factory Photo from Clipper Heritage Trail
Monday, Dec. 27, 1880 started out as a good day in Newburyport. The weather was fine, the Christmas weekend was over and the school kids had a few days’ vacation. People were back to work and the shops were unusually busy for that time of the year.
However, before the day was over, a tragedy in the downtown would cost four lives and cast a pall of sadness over the entire city.
Close to 1,000 people were employed in the four-story brick factory that extended from Pleasant Street to Prince Place. The E.P. Dodge Shoe Company and the N.D. Dodge Shoe Company each employed well over 400 and a yarn shop employed 60. The length of the building had been extended to Prince Place earlier that year and a new chimney was built and two new boilers were installed in the boiler house attached to the west side of the building.
Thomas P. Harrington was the engineer in charge of the boilers. He was from South Boston and only had been employed for about a month. Some of the locals were skeptical about his engineering abilities, but many others gave him high marks. Mr. Harrington’s wife and young son had spent the weekend in Newburyport and were planning to move there soon.
The mood of the day changed at 12:45 that afternoon when the two new boilers exploded with great force and a blast that was heard and felt through most of the city. The boilers and the boiler house were blown to pieces. Besides the four deaths, over two dozen other persons were injured. Extensive damage was done to many nearby buildings, as bricks from the boiler house and parts from the boilers became lethal weapons as they flew in all directions. Parts of the boiler struck a house on Green Street. Windows were shattered all over the entire area.
When the dust and live steam had cleared, a search of the debris looking for survivors was started and soon the body of Mr. Harrington was found. Soon after Daniel Bridges Jr., age 40, was found, he died shortly after being taken to a neighborhood home. Bridges worked in the factory and it was thought he was in the boiler house visiting Mr. Harrington on his noon break. John Bailey, age 30, was employed at the heel shop of Waldo Smith on Hales Court. He was standing near a window and died instantly when struck by a brick.
Ten-year-old Oscar Salkins was on school vacation. He was sitting in Chases Heel Shop on Hales Court where he always visited and was known to all the workers. Oscar was also struck by a brick. He was carried to his nearby home, where he died that evening.
Mrs. Harrington and her son had returned to Boston that morning. Following the accident, no one knew how to contact her; nobody knew the family address in Boston. She first learned of her husband’s death from a neighbor who read about the accident in a Boston paper the following morning.
Following the tragedy, an inquest was held to determine the cause. Many experts were called to testify and many different opinions were given; but without any survivors from the boiler house, no decision could be reached.
The new chimney that I mentioned was completed in May of 1880. On the chimney still standing at the site you can see the date 1880 in the brick work facing Prince Place. In the papers after the incident there is no mention of the chimney. Being so close to the origin of the disaster, it is hard to believe it was not toppled.

Railroad depot on left and the E. P. Dodge Shoe Company in the center. Courtesy of the Newburyport Public Library Archival Center.

Portrait of Elisha P. Dodge. History of Newburyport, Massachusetts by John J. Currier.

Joe Callahan is a former fire chief of Salisbury who is interested in historical accounts of the area.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Female Patriotism. Newburyport, Feb. 26 1796

Date: Monday, March 28, 1796  

Paper: Rutland Herald (Rutland, VT) 

Could this have been a glimpse into the same organization of the Daughters of the American Revolution?



                             Charlotte Corday by François-Séraphin Delpech

Doctor Thomas Berry, “Last of the Ipswich Aristocracy”

December 10, 2014 · by

Townspeople bowed to the aristocratic Dr. Berry when he passed by in his “chariot” with his long scarlet cloak waving in the wind.

Thomas Franklin Waters wrote that in the first half of the Eighteenth Century, Col. Thomas Berry was the most conspicuous citizen of the Town, “Autocrat of his time, Magistrate, Military leader, Physician and Statesman.” Born in Boston in 1695 and a graduate of Harvard, he married Martha Rogers, daughter of the Rev. John Rogers of Ipswich in 1717 and made his home here. She died in 1727 at the age of thirty-three years, and a year later he married Elizabeth Turner of Salem. Dr. Berry practiced as a physician and was also Colonel of a regiment, Representative to General Court, 1727-1730, Justice of the Sessions and Common Pleas Courts and afterward Chief Justice, Judge of Probate, member of the Governor’s Council from 1735 to 1751, and Feoffee of the Grammar School.           Read More by clicking link