Monthly Archives: May 2016

New Hampshire’s 2016 Memorial Day

As I mentioned in an article of last year, New Hampshire’s special day to remember our FALLEN military was originally called DECORATION DAY. It was a custom that began following the Civil War, when many of the dead never made … Continue reading

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Not New Hampshire: The Lost Faces of World War One

During World War 1 American newspapers sometimes printed photographs of those who died in action or from disease.  One publisher called it “Our Nation’s Roll of Honor,” and bi-weekly showed a pictorial of 25 small photos of young men who … Continue reading

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One Face But Many Samuel Mardens of New Hampshire

At first glance Samuel Marden would seem like an uncommon name. I thought the same. I purchased “a great CDV photo of an older man identified on back as Samuel Marden. It was taken at the S. Piper Studio in … Continue reading

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The Joslin and Allen Families of Surry, Cheshire County, New Hampshire

Surry is a quaint and lovely town in Cheshire County, in the south western section of New Hampshire. Two families settled early in the town, intermarried and thrived–the Joslin and Allen families. I use their photographs to illustrate these genealogies. 

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New Hampshire and Portsmouth’s First Woman Mayor: Mary Ellen (Carey) Dondero (1894-1960)

Residents of Portsmouth, New Hampshire are familiar with the Dondero name. A beloved former mayor, Eileen Dondero Foley, just passed away in February of this year (2016). Less known these days, but historically important, was Eileen’s mother, Mary Ellen (Carey) … Continue reading

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