Monthly Archives: September 2015

A Child of The Civil War: Nettie Dimond of Manchester NH (1864-1916)

The sweet face of Nettie Alberta Dimond looks out from the delicate, gem-sized tintype photograph. In her arms she holds a doll, probably one considered a China doll, with a glazed porcelain china head.  Unglazed dolls were called Parian dolls. … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbits: Manners and Customs of Olden Time [1760s]

It may be amusing and entertaining to have some account of the customs and manner of living, of the people, sixty-five, seventy, and seventy-five years ago [i.e. 1760’s]. As to what took place in sea-port towns, and places which had … Continue reading

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The face of Claremont New Hampshire’s Mary Farrar Jones (1789-1879)

Mary Farrar Jones gazes out at you from the photograph. It was taken at the Stephen Piper Photography Studio in Manchester, New Hampshire, between 1866 and 1879, when she died. (The Piper photography studio opened in 1866 and continued until … Continue reading

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Concord New Hampshire’s Odd Fellows’ Home now Presidential Oaks

I have a personal connection to Presidential Oaks located at 200 Pleasant Street in Concord, New Hampshire–my grandfather, Clarence Webster, died there in 1969.  It was called the Odd Fellows’ Home back then, and he was really happy to be … Continue reading

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Remembering Grandparents Day 2015: Clarence Leroy Webster (1882-1969)

National Grandparents Day falls each year on the first Sunday after Labor Day. The creation of this recognition day was a labor of love for Mrs. Marian Lucille (Herndon) McQuade of West Virginia. In the past I’ve focused on my … Continue reading

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