Category Archives: History

New Hampshire WWI Military: Private David Robidoux of Nashua NH (1893-1918)

David Robidoux was born 31 August 1893 at Saint-Francois-du-Lac, Quebec, Canada, son of Arthur/Hercule Robidoux & Obeline/Ombeline  Forcier. David’s mother died when he was 3 years old and his father remarried and the family moved in 1898 to the United … Continue reading

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Faces of the Fifield and Spencer Families of Sullivan County New Hampshire

Once again some amazing tintype and gem-sized photographs have come across my desk.  This time they are of the Fifield and Spencer families.  They became kith and kin, residing in several towns in Sullivan County, New Hampshire, and intermarrying.  They … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Corporal Michael T. Champa of Manchester NH (1896-1918)

Michael T. “Mike” Champa was born Mikal Champa on  11 August 1896 in Manchester NH, son of Thomas P. & Katazyna “Katie” (Lukasik/Lukiasik) Champa. His parents were immigrants, being born in Austria-Poland. Siblings included Wanda, Henry Thomas, Waldyslaf, Charles, and … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Rock Profile: The Watcher aka Old Woman of the Notch

New Hampshire rocks are often like the clouds in its skies–if you stare at them long enough they start to look like something else.  She has been known by several names: The Watcher, the Old Woman of the Notch, the … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Private Thomas Daudier of Manchester NH (1889-1918)

Thomas Joseph Daudier was born 1 October 1889 in Biddeford, Maine, one of 13 children, and son of Thomas & Madeline (Bois) Daudier. He grew up in Biddeford Maine, and by 1910 had married Rosealma Bastarache. They had one child, … Continue reading

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