Category Archives: Genealogy

Charlestown NH Farmer, Inventor, Barbed Wire King: Joseph Farwell Glidden (1813-1906)

What happened when the cow jumped over a barbed wire fence? Utter catastrophe! This poor joke is a lead into today’s blog story, about the potentate of wire fences–a Charlestown NH native named Joseph Farwell Glidden. Sometimes called “devil’s rope,” … Continue reading

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Bradford New Hampshire Humorist, Author, Vaudeville Actor and Dramatist Will Martin Cressy (1863-1930)

Will Martin Cressy was born 29 October 1863 at Bradford, New Hampshire. According to his autobiography,   “before going on the stage he was successively a carpenter, machinist, marine engineer, watchmaker, commercial traveler, and hotel clerk.”  Will’s father was first … Continue reading

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“Christmas Picture,” by New Hampshire Poet: Lydia (Swasey) Obear

☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:Christmas Picture・°☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:*・°☆ When the light through the eastern sky shall break, On Christmas morning, the children will wake, And with whispered giggle each curly head, And pink, chubby foot, will steal out of bed On barefooted tiptoes to creep round … Continue reading

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Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, and Boston Red Sox Baseball Player: Manchester NH’s Bernard “Bernie” Friberg (1899-1958)

Most knew him as “Bernie” Friberg–his birth name was Gustaf Bernhard Friberg.  He was born in 1899 in Manchester, New Hampshire the son of Gustaf Albert & Jenny (Roslin) Friberg, Swedish immigrants. He was both an infielder and outfielder, signed … Continue reading

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Manchester New Hampshire Actress: Mary E. Fogarty (1921-2011)

Mary E. Fogarty was the daughter of Daniel E. & Eileen (Coughlin) Fogarty. She was born 20 Aug 1921 in Manchester NH, and died 27 Feb 2011 age 90, at her home in New York City. She probably grew up … Continue reading

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