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Massachusetts, USA


Notes: The Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Massachusetts for short) is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. Most of its population of 6.4 million lives in the Boston metropolitan area. The eastern half of this relatively small state is mostly urban and suburban, while the west is primarily rural. It is the most populous of the six New England states.
The first Europeans to settle New England landed in present-day Massachusetts. These settlers were Pilgrims and Puritans from England seeking religious freedom. They founded Plymouth, Salem, and Boston, which soon became the hub of the region. A century and a half later, Massachusetts became known as the 'Cradle of Liberty' for the revolutionary ferment in Boston that helped spawn the war of the Thirteen Colonies for independence.
During the 19th century, Massachusetts transformed itself from a mainly agricultural economy to a manufacturing one, making use of its many rivers for power to operate factories for shoes, furniture, and clothing. Its economy declined in the early twentieth century when industry moved south in search of cheaper labor. A revitalization came in the 1970s when, nourished by the graduates of the area's many elite institutions of higher education, the Boston suburbs (particularly those near Route 128) became home to dozens of high-technology companies. Massachusetts's colleges and universities, as well as its technology sectors, continue to thrive.
Massachusetts has been one of the most influential states in America. The first battles of the American Revolution were fought in the Massachusetts towns of Concord and Lexington. The Boston Tea Party is a well-known example of the revolutionary spirit of those times. In the 19th century, the state became a bastion of social progressivism and a birthplace of the abolitionist movement that emancipated southern blacks from slavery. The Kennedy family dominated Massachusetts politics in the 20th century. In the 21st century, the…


City/Town : Latitude: 42.3, Longitude: -71.8


Matches 1 to 12 of 12

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Birth    Person ID 
1 Brewster, Kingman  17 June 1919Massachusetts, USA I683337
2 Davis, Ruth Elizabeth  05 April 1908Massachusetts, USA I548373
3 Farrar, Geraldine  28 February 1882Massachusetts, USA I688256
4 Favor, Ruth Augusta  Date unknownMassachusetts, USA I669738
5 Hewett, Joseph Denison  1782Massachusetts, USA I449110
6 Kielman, Nellie  13 March 1897Massachusetts, USA I368797
7 Lowell, Francis Cabot  07 April 1775Massachusetts, USA I688230
8 Lowell, John  17 June 1743Massachusetts, USA I688241
9 MacArthur, Arthur  02 June 1845Massachusetts, USA I685184
10 Revson, Charles Haskell  11 October 1905Massachusetts, USA I685288
11 Rothwell, James Henry  About 1859Massachusetts, USA I452950
12 Wellcome, Polly  10 June 1780Massachusetts, USA I447802


Matches 1 to 3 of 3

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Died    Person ID 
1 Langan, Dorothy Veroniva  14 February 2012Massachusetts, USA I678013
2 Lowell, John  17 May 1767Massachusetts, USA I688239
3 Lowell, John  06 May 1802Massachusetts, USA I688241


Matches 1 to 1 of 1

   Family    Married    Family ID 
1 Stravinsky / Bosse  09 March 1940Massachusetts, USA F261628


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