Category Archives: Irish in New Hampshire

Manchester New Hampshire Teacher, WW1 Red Cross Nurse, Public Health Nurse, Women’s Rights Advocate, Civic Leader, Clubwoman: Elena Mae (Crough) Lockwood (1884-1962)

She was the youngest daughter, and eighth child, of Irish immigrants, born in 1884 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Elena Mae Crough was bright, and well liked. She grew up at 343 Harrison Street, graduated from the Ash Street Grammar School, … Continue reading

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Portsmouth New Hampshire’s First Woman Legislator, Child Welfare Advocate, and Civic Leader: Gertrude Iola (Moran) Caldwell 1881-1964

The December 31, 1922 edition of the Boston Herald, page 41 touted this headline: THREE WOMEN GO INTO N.H. LEGISLATURE WITH HIGH HOPES. Beneath were photographs of Mrs. Effie E. Yantis, Mrs. Gertrude M. Caldwell, and Mrs. Emma L. Bartlett.They … Continue reading

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The Father of Labor Day: Manchester New Hampshire’s George McGuire aka Maguire (1857-1913)

The tombstone of George McGuire sits in Manchester, New Hampshire’s Piscataquog Cemetery on Bowman Street with the engraving “Father of Labor Day.”  Several newspapers throughout the United States, dated in November of 1913, announced with headlines: FATHER OF LABOR DAY … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Favorite Irish Son: Somersworth’s General John Sullivan (1740-1795)

Who else could I write about on Saint Patrick’s Day?   New Hampshire’s favorite Irish son, General John Sullivan, was a patriot of the American Revolution.  Though some researchers say he was born in Berwick, Maine, there is much evidence … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Little Known Colonial Governor–Richard Coote, 1st Earl of Bellomont (c1655-1701)

When someone brings up the topic of colonial governors of New Hampshire, I’m sure that the name “Coote” does not pop into your head first. But perhaps from now on it will. In March 1697 he was appointed governor of … Continue reading

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