Monthly Archives: May 2015

The Face of Oriseville Sarah (Fisher) Frost of Peterborough NH (1848-1929)

At first I thought the handwriting on the back of a lovely gem-sized tintype photo read Drusilla.  The other side with the actual photograph was entitled “Mrs. Frost,” in pencil.  The face that looked out at me was lovely, and … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Decoration Day 1869 (now known as Memorial Day)

Today we celebrate Memorial Day, as an official date to honor and to decorate the graves of those who perished in the wars and skirmishes of the United States. In 1869 this time of year was called DECORATION DAY, and … Continue reading

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Nashua NH Composer, Piano Merchant and Civic Leader, William Law “Will” Nutting (1874-1925)

William L. "Will" Nutting

William L. “Will” Nutting

Before it was Darrell’s Music Hall, it was Paine Furniture Music Hall. Before that it was Nutting’s Music Store. And before that it was William L. Nutting Inc.

William Law Nutting was not born, nor did he die, in New Hampshire. But from a lowly piano tuner, he worked his way up until he was one of the leading retail merchants of pianos and “talking machines” in New England. For over twenty years he had a shop and warehouse in Nashua, New Hampshire. After his death, the company continued in his name for several years. Continue reading

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Meredith New Hampshire’s World War 1 Honor Roll

World War I Honor Roll, Meredith, NH

World War I Honor Roll, Meredith, NH, from an old postcard.

The placard is a plain one, but the service that the names imply is great. At one time this hand lettered sign graced the town of Meredith, New Hampshire, to honor her sons who served in World War 1. The entire list is shown below, along with more detail about the men who were either lost or who received special merit medals.

If you know of any others who are not mentioned here, please let me know and I will be glad to add them.

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Not New Hampshire: Waterville Maine’s Motion Picture Actor Lew Cody (1883-1934)

Lew Cody (as Louis Joseph Cote aka Lewis Joseph Cody) was born in Maine, and he died in California. So you are probably thinking, “what does he have to do with New Hampshire?” He grew up in Berlin, New Hampshire … Continue reading

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