The first ship passes through the Suez Canal .
Nebraska becomes the 37th U.S. state; Lancaster, Nebraska is renamed Lincoln and becomes the state capital.
Alaska is purchased for $7.2 million, about 2 cent/acre ($4.19/km²), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward. The news media call this Seward’s Folly.
William Lincoln patents the zoetrope, a machine which shows animated pictures by mounting a strip of drawings in a wheel.
The United States occupies Midway Island
Near Medicine Lodge Creek , Kansas a landmark treaty is signed by southern Great PlainsIndian leaders. The treaty requires Native AmericanPlains tribes to relocate a reservation in western Oklahoma .
Former Minnesota farmer Oliver Hudson Kelley founds the Order of the Patrons of Husbandry (better known today as the Grange Movement).
|Brandon, Ohio around 1920. He came here with his second wife Lucricia May Flemming and his three daughters, Tilly, Mary, and Flaudean. He would spend the rest of his life living here. The house still stands on Columbus Road in Mount Vernon, Ohio|
|Squire Fishburn was born in Pennsylvania in 1867. It is not clear when he moved to Ohio, but in 1900 he married Maggie Parlet and had a son Walter by her. Maggie died in 1903 and his son Walter went to live with other relatives.|| |
Picture of Squire Fishburn, my maternal grandfather
Squire Fishburn and his wife Lucricia May Flemming.
|In the early 1900’s, Squire married Lucricia May Flemming who had been born in Wisconsin. Her family had moved there from Ohio, but times were not good in Wisconsin for them, and she came back to Ohio. With her, he had three daughters, Tilly, Mary, and Flaudine. This photo is from their wedding day.|
|Here is a picture of the same house in 2003. As of 2005 the owners were fixing up the house but it still needed a lot of repair. We stopped here with my mother, Mary, in 2005 and took her back in it. A lot had changed since my grandfather had died here. I remember as a child going into the kitchen and it still had a pump to get water into the sink. It also had an outhouse out back. These are all gone now but I am not sure the house is any better for the wear. Childhood memories are hard to improve on.|
|This is a large jump in time but the Fishburns came to the new world with William Penn and founded the area around Lancaster County Pennsylvania. There is still a church in Hershey Pennsylvania that has the graves of our ancestors as documented in the Pennsylvania Historical Society. The following pictures are from that church|
A bomb explodes in the J.P. Morgan bank building in New York City, killing 30 and injuring 200 (Sept. 16).
Federal spending: $6.36 billion
Consumer Price Index: 20
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.02
Cleveland d. Brooklyn (5-2)
Ottawa d. Seattle (PCHA) (3-2)
Women: Suzanne Lenglen d. D. Chambers (6-3 6-0)
Men: Bill Tilden d. G. Patterson (2-6 6-3 6-2 6-4)
Kentucky Derby Champion
NCAA Football Champions
Speakeasies replace saloons as the center of social activity