Category Archives: Genealogy

New Hampshire Tidbits: A Valentine Party, A Poem, and Family History

My research projects often take me on a journey down one or more rabbit holes. What I mean by this (and any seasoned family historian would agree) that we may start off focusing on one person or event, when suddenly … Continue reading

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Jacob Foster 2d and The Foster Beef Co. of Manchester

My father, Berwin “Webby” Webster worked as the night maintenance man for Foster Beef Co. of Manchester New Hampshire from 1953 to its closure in 1976. He was a mechanic and with an expertise in motor maintenance he repaired elevators, … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Philanthropist, Civic and Patriotic Leader, Community Benefactor: Mary Ward (Lyon) Cheney Schofield of Peterborough

It is entirely fitting that my first biographical post of 2020 is about a woman.  Not just any woman, but a remarkable one.   She was born into an privileged family and life. She could have spent her life focused on … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Senator, Legislator, Farmer, Livestock Breeder and Mail Carrier: Doris M. Spollett of Hampstead

Doris Mildred Spollett was a woman of boundless energy and civic fervor.  Born on 12 Sep 1897 in  Hampstead NH, she was the daughter of Arthur J. & Carrie B. (Richardson) Spollett, and grand-daughter of Ladd & Mary A. (Randall) … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbits: Who Were the Boston Tea Party?

December 16th 2019 is the 246th Anniversary of the so-called Boston Tea Party.  Some historians believe that the term ‘Boston Tea Party’ was referring not to the event itself, but rather to the “party of participants,” i.e. by definition “a … Continue reading

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