Monthly Archives: October 2015

A 2015 New Hampshire Halloween

When you have been alive for longer than a half-century, you tend to have plenty of  memories. Halloween used to be one of my very favorite days.  But then I grew up in a time when celebrating that holiday was … Continue reading

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Ghastly and Ghostly Halloween Stories Gleaned from Old New Hampshire Newspapers

With Halloween quickly approaching in the Granite State, many thoughts turn to ghouls, ghost, skeletons, and everything haunted or creepy.  This need to scare ourselves silly is not a modern day occurrence.  In looking back to the ancient newspapers, reporting … Continue reading

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Ezra T. Rumery: Carpenter of Strafford, New Hampshire (1805-1865)

  Ezra T. Rumery was born in Effingham, New Hampshire, and lived in Strafford County New Hampshire, locations that is to this day, are still very much rural.  He was a carpenter, and his son (and namesake) apprenticed with him … Continue reading

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The Face of Addie G. (Whittemore) Tallant of Pembroke New Hampshire (1850-1875)

A lovely woman sat very still for a profile portrait at M.G.C. Kimball, Photographer, at the corner of Main and School Streets in Concord New Hampshire, probably in the early 1870s. Her naturally curly hair is carefully coiffed. She wears … Continue reading

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Sewall D. Batchelder and Rebecca P. Kilborn of Concord New Hampshire and Other Places

The faces of Sewall D. Batchelder and his first wife, Rebecca Page Kilborn gaze out from their photographs with serious faces. Oh yes, I know that in those days people rarely smiled for their formal portrait, however the intensity of … Continue reading

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