Category Archives: Genealogy

Merrimack New Hampshire’s Notorious Inn & Owner: Deancroft and Robert W. Dean

Deancroft, Merrimack New Hampshire’s reported “most notorious” place is one I’ve been wanting to write about for years. As you read this story, and notice its complexity, you will understand why it took some time to research, so bear with … Continue reading

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History of the Boston Motorcycle Club (Boston MA) From 1909 to 1926

I was reviewing some of my previous motorcycle stories and discovered that two men who were instrumental in the early motorcycle clubs of Boston lived in New Hampshire at the end of their lives. It was enough for me to … Continue reading

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Married Fifty Years: Charles A. & Abbie Ross (Shannon) Dockham of Gilmanton Iron Works New Hampshire

The July 3, 1911 edition of The Union, published in Manchester NH, had the headline: “Married Fifty Years.” The article showed photographs of a couple named “Mr. and Mrs. Dockham” and included this story.  I was curious about how a … Continue reading

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Rindge and Concord New Hampshire First Woman NH State Agency Director, Administrator, Speaker, Award Recipient: Abby Langdon (Alger) Wilder (1889-1978)

She was born Abbie Langdon Alger on 18 May 1889 at New Orleans, Louisiana, the daughter of William E.Alger and his first wife, Lucille V. (DeLeon) Alger. Abby’s father was a Bostonian who was living out of the country. He … Continue reading

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Lancaster and Hanover NH Philanthropist, Trustee, Civic and Social Leader: Sarah Maynard “Sally” (Drew) Hall 1876-1949

She was born Sarah Maynard Drew, but preferred ‘Sally.’ The daughter of Irving Webster & Caroline M. (Merrill) Drew, Sally was born 18 Dec 1876 in Lancaster, Coos Co., NH. Her father was a noted lawyer and politician (a Democrat … Continue reading

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