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This special section of The Olden Times features old newspaper articles from or about Rhode Island and Rhode Island 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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Fellow Masons to Attend  INGRAHAM Funeral, Pawtucket, 1855

CULVER Death, 1855

Three Newport Weddings: CARR - PECKHAM, GIBSON - FREEBORN, CARRIGAN - BROWN, 1845

Arrest of Negro Burglars, Providence, 1872    JOHNSON, THOMAS, ANGELL

GORDON Death, Providence, 1845

BURNEY Death, Providence, 1845

Elisha WINSOR Advertises Cookbooks, Providence, 1855

RI Historical Society Announces Publication, Providence, 1855    HOWLAND, HALL, WHITNEY

A. L. CROUT Advertises Carryall, Providence, 1855

CARPENTER Death, Providence, 1855

DANIELS Death at Providence, 1855

Vintage Postcard: Exchange Place, Providence

Rhode Island Man to press Claim for $32 Million Estate in England, 1836    MOSHER, GREENE

D. LYMAN Seeks 30 Vessels for Hauling Stone, Howland's Ferry, Newport, , 1807

GIBBS & CHANNING, Newport, 1807

Edward EASTON Advertises Havana Sugars, Salt, Sheeting & More, Newport, 1807

John SCOTT Advertises Farm at Middletown, 1807

Capt. GARDINER to Supply Barges for Mexican War Effort, 1846

Stephen DEBLOIS Announces the Latest Goods from Liverpool, Newport, 1807

Dr. CASE Requests that his Patients Pay Their Bills, Newport 1807

David HURLEY Death, 1869

SMITH Death, Lime Rock, 1869

David MELVILLE Seeks Apprentice for Pewter Trade, Newport, 1788

Dry Goods Imported from London, RI, 1788 CHANNING

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