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This special section of The Olden Times features old newspaper articles from or about Massachusetts and Massachusetts families. 

You'll find old news articles, obituaries, birth & marriage announcements, ads and more. See the links at the top of this page to go to the Index of Names, to search this site or to take a look at the site map.

Each of these was scanned from an original issue of an old newspaper in my personal collection. They appear in the order in which they were added to this website. Be sure to check for archived stories, since I move them from this page to the Archives periodically.

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BREWSTER Death, 1893

HAGERTY - DOHERTY Marriage, 1893

O'CONNER - DELORY Marriage, 1893

LUDDY Death, Boston, 1912

RACINE Murder-Suicide, Worcester County, 1912

RICHARDSON - MORFIT Marriage, 1845

J. C. OLIN Jewelry Store Contest, 1873
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POORE - DURANT Wedding, 1873

KNIGHT - EDWARDS Marriage, 1873

SHERMAN - UNDERWOOD Marriage, Bristol County, 1873

Charles JOSE, Mfg. Iron Machinery,  1873

Need a Carpenter? HARRIS is Your Man, 1873

Buy Men's, Boys' and Children's Clothing from B. H. CURRIER & Co., Essex County, 1873

A 19th century poem from The Lynn Transcript, Essex County, 1873: The First Baby

An 1848 Commentary on Names of "200 Years Ago" (That's the 1640's, folks.)  Lots of unusual names!

WASHBURNE - FLAGG Marriage, 1810

HOBART - DOW Marriage, 1810

EDES Death, Boston, 1810

Joe JEFFERSON is Afflicted in Boston, MA, 1873

Boston Native Commits Suicide in Michigan, 1872 LOVICE

McMELLUS Killed in Horrible Accident, Quincy, 1887

PUTNAM Murderous When Marriage Proposal Refused, 1887 Gee, I bet he would've made such a nice husband!

Sailor Falls into Boston Harbor, Presumed Drowned, 1887 SCOTT


HOVEY Death, Cambridge, 1887

Robbed by his Brother-in-Law, 1887 BARKER, BICKNELL, BENOIT

ASHLEY v. LEWIS & PHELPS, Legal, 1873

BOYNTON Manufactures Quake at Stockbridge, 1828

BAKER & BARRETT Form Partnership, Nantucket 1817

Edward POWER Death, Boston, 1817

William STARN Death, Amelia Island, 1817

MOODY Death, East Northfield, 1903

TERRY Death, 1876

RUGGLE Death, 1828

HUNT Death, Boston, 1870

WILLIS Death, 1870

ANDREWS Suicide at Cambridge, 1870


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