Monthly Archives: October 2019

An 1873 New Hampshire Halloween

The Mirror and Farmer newspaper (Manchester NH) published this story on 15 November 1873, page 8 HALLOWEEN AT BRENTWOOD — A correspondent of the Exeter News-Letter gives the following account of the celebration of Halloween by some young ladies in … Continue reading

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A Nurse Hero of WWI: Elma Irene Groves of Lodi Wisconsin (1888-1918)

As my readers know, I rarely write about people who do not have a New Hampshire connection. In this particular case the 2nd great-niece of a nurse who died in service during WWI contacted me, and I agreed to write … Continue reading

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A Case of Mistaken Identity: Maria Stevens of Manchester New Hampshire

I purchased a photograph on eBay being advertised as “CDV Photo ID’s Maria Annan Stevens 1878 wife of George, Manchester New Hampshire.” I presumed that the ID was correct, the reverse side of the photograph only had “Maria Stevens” written … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Stereoview, Landscape and Portrait Photographer: John Gilman Ellinwood of Manchester (1844-1924)

If you are a peruser of early Manchester New Hampshire photographs, no doubt you have seen his work. Known usually as “J.G. Ellinwood” John Gilman Ellinwood was born on 12 November 1844 in Deering NH, son of John B. & … Continue reading

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