Category Archives: Irish in New Hampshire

Sadie (Kane) Prichard of Weare and Hillsborough New Hampshire (1870-1933)

  There are many Kane, Kean, and Keane families who hail from pre-Civil War New Hampshire.  A photograph of “Sadie Kane” popped up for sale on E-bay and thinking her face was a lovely one, I bought it, determined to … Continue reading

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WW1 Casualty of Chateau Thierry France: Manchester NH’s Sgt. Jeremiah T. Morley (1897-1918)

Jeremiah T. Morley, son of Michael & Julia (Creeden) Morley, was born 12 Dec 1897 in Manchester NH. His parents were Irish immigrants from Kilgarvan, County Kerry who had come to the United States seeking a better life. His father … Continue reading

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WW2 U.S. Infantry Casualty of Operation Overlord: Capt. Jeremiah Aidan Sheehan (1911-1944)

Jeremiah Aidan Sheehan was born 8 October 1911 in Manchester NH to Irish immigrants, Daniel & Mary Agnes (Sullivan) Sheehan. He grew up in a his parents home at 430 Auburn Street, a house that overlooks the very park named … Continue reading

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WW2 Army Yankee Division Casualty in France: PFC James H. Basquil (1922-1944)

James H. Basquil was born 12 January 1922 in Manchester New Hampshire to Irish immigrants, James & Nora (Kelley) Basquil.  His father James had been born in Couty Mayo Ireland, and arrived in America about 1911.  James met, then married … Continue reading

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Manchester NH’s First Casualty of WW1: Pvt. Henry John Sweeney (1897-1918)

Henry J. Sweeney is a name fairly well known to many of the citizens of Manchester, New Hampshire.  The Henry J. Sweeney Post (American Legion) is active in the city, and the park of the same name on Manchester’s west … Continue reading

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