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Williamsburg, MA Mill River Dam Break and Flood Catastrophe, May 1874

Mill River Flood MASS 1874 Broken Dam.jpg Mill River Flood MASS 1874 Cove at Williamsburg.jpg Mill River Flood MASS 1874 Mill Ruins.jpg Mill River Flood MASS 1874 Ruined stone bridge.jpg Mill River Flood MASS 1874 Ruins of Dam.jpg Mill River Flood MASS 1874 Ruins.jpg HAYDENVILLE MASS DAM COLLAPSE MAY 1874

Listing of the Casualties:
Williamsburg Village:
MARY JOSEPHINE ADAMS, 36; WILLIAM ADAMS, 7; WILLIAM H. ADAMS, 51; GEORGE ASHLEY, 16; JOHN ATKINSON, 48; SALOMA BARTLETT, 55; SARAH BARTLETT, 24; SPENCER BARTLETT, 74; CARRIE BIRMINGHAM, 7; HENRY BIRMINGHAM, 47; LAURA BIRMINGHAM, 43; LILLIE BIRMINGHAM, 16; MARY BIRMINGHAM, 20; FREDERICK BURR, 34; MARY BRENNAN, 62; MICHAEL BURKE, 61; ANNIE BURKE, 5; MICHAEL BURKE, 9; JENNIE BURKE, 8; MARY CARTER, 23; MARY CHANDLER; CAROLINE CHANDLER; VIOLA COLYER; EDMOND DOWNING; JOHANAN DOWNING; ELIZA DOWNING; JOSEPH HAYDER, JR.; SARAH HILLMAN; CHRISTINA HILLS; THEODORE HITCHCOCK; EPAPHRO HUBBARD; CHARLOTTE JOHNSON; EDWARD JOHNSON; ELBRIDGE JOHNSON; LUCRETIA JOHNSON; MARY F. JOHNSON; MARY H. JOHNSON; ANNIE KINGSLEY; ELIZABETH KINGSLEY; LYMAN KINGSLEY; NELLIE KINGSLEY; ELECTA KNIGHT; ARCHIE LANCOUR; MARY ANN McGEE; FRANK MURRAY; MARY MURRAY; ALEXANDER ROBERTS; CAROLINE ROBERTS; NETTIE ROBERTS; OLIVET ROBERTS; MARY SCULLY; JOHN SCULLY; JAMES STEPHENS; SARAH SNOW; WILLIAM TILTON; JEREMIAH WARD; HAROLD WOOD; EMMA WOOD.

Haydensville Village:
ROSA BISSONETTE, 22; JOSEPH BISSONETTE, 9 days; FRANCIS BRODEUR, 20; STEPHEN KIELY, 57; MARY KIELY, 59; MARY HOGAN, 50; JOHN KAPLINGER, 73; MARGARET LABLONE, 54; MARY MACY, 50; AGNES MILLER, 10; GEORGE MILLER, 8; WILLIAM MILLER, 1; EDMOND MOCKLER, 55; GEORGIANNA NAFROYZE, 14; MARY NORRIS, 50; ILOCRAIN POUZEE, 14; ISABELLE POUZEE, 22; NAYERENE POUZEE, 11; THERESA POUZEE, 45; TERESA TAFOR, 45; FREDDIE THAYER, 1; GEORGE THAYER, 5; JOHANAH WILLIAMS, 22; MARGARET WILSON, 49; MATILDA WILSON, 10; ROSA WILSON, 7; MARGARET WILSON, 5.

Leeds Village:
MRS. NICHOLAS BAGLEY; CARRIE BONNEY, 16; ISAAC BRAULETTE, 19; OSINA BRAULETTE, 16; LOUIS N. BRAULETTE, 15; MELINE F. BRAULETTE, 38; VICTOR BRAULETTE, 1; ELIZA CARPENTER, 16; CLARA CLANCY, 1; GEORGE CLANCY, 3; ANNIE COGAN, 23; GRACE COGAN, 20; JANE COGAN, 42; SAMUEL DAVIES, 30; TERENCE DUNDAN, 10; ELLEN DUNLEA, 72; AMOS DUNNING, 78; ELLEN FENNESSEY, 80; ANDREW FENNESSEY, 40; ELLEN FENNESSEY, 40; NELLIE F. FENNESSEY, 11; ELIZABETH FENNESSEY, 36; KATIE FENNESSEY, 3; JOHN FENNESSEY, 6; ANNIE FITZGERALD, 7; BERTHA FITZGERALD; CHARLES FITZGERALD, 20; JANE FITZGERALD, 38; LOTTIE FITZGERALD, 4; THOMAS FITZGERALD, 10; BRIDGET HANNUM, 7; EDWARD HANNUM, 4; JOHN HANNUM, 2; MICHAEL HANNUM, 5 months; MRS. EDWARD HANNUM, 28; MRS. HURLEY, 63; RALPH ISHAM, 31; ALEXANDER LANEY; PATRICK O'NEILLE, 35; CHARLES PATRICK 24; JULIA PATRICK, 17; MARY PATRICK, 56; MARY PATRICK, 23; MARY ROUSE, 12; CHARLES RYAN, 4; SARAH JANE RYAN, 21; ARTHUR SHARPE, 17; SARAH SHAUGHNESSY, 38; EVELINE SHERWOOD, 18; T. F. VAUGHN, 40; MARY WOODWARD, 20.

Comments

Braulette Family- Leeds Villiage

Doing family research I have come to believe this was my great- grandfathers mother and his siblings. Also my dads cousin told me they lost family in the Flood.

I have my great grandfathers Romauld/Romeo parents as Louis Brouillette and Melanise Brault.

Also a baptism and delayed birth cert for a Joseph Brulette born July 13,1871 Florence, MA. to Louis Brulette and Melanise Breault.Father Shoemaker.
Godparents Regis Boissy and Marguerite Boisvert

In the 1880 Northampton Directory is has L. Brouitte Maple St. Florence listed under Boots and Shoes Made & Repaired on page 89.
My grandfather had other siblings that survived the flood 1 sister name unknown.4 brothers Phillip, Francis,Louis,and Joseph .
Any input on this
family would be appreciated.

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