Margaret Brainard Hamilton By Steven Mann

Margaret Brainard Hamilton Margaret Brainard Hamilton was cremated in May 1985 at the Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery, and her ashes were scattered in Amenia, NY, which is not too far from Poughkeepsie. Margaret was born December 9, 1902 in Cleveland, Ohio, as the...

The Smith Brothers By Steven Mann

THE SMITH BROTHERS In 1847, James Smith moved to Poughkeepsie, New York from Quebec, Canada to establish a restaurant. He had been born in Scotland and emigrated to Canada in 1831. He and his wife had sons William and Andrew. In Poughkeepsie James Smith opened an ice...

The Trolley Waiting Shelter By Steven Mann

The Trolley Waiting Shelter The Trolley Waiting Station and the Old TrolleyA joint effort by the Staff of the Cemetery and Steven Mann Many years ago, Poughkeepsie, like many other cities in America, had a trolley system with tracks that ran down the main streets. The...

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