Category Archives: New Hampshire Men

New Hampshire’s Signers and the U.S. Constitution–17 September 1787

September 17, 2016 is the 229th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution, that occurred on 17 September 1787. This event is completely different than the earlier signing of New Hampshire’s state constitution (established October 31, 1783, that … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Private William M. Bourdeau of Concord, NH

William Moses Bourdeau was born on 16 July 1895 in Concord, Merrimack Co., New Hampshire, son of Frank & Josephine (Gouthier) Bourdeau. Frank had been born in Canada, and stated he had been naturalized to become a citizen. William was … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Wagoner Walter T. Drew of Concord NH (1895-1919)

New Hampshire’s World War I military monuments were mostly built to recognize the soldiers and sailors who were high ranking or the first to be killed in battle from their respective cities or towns.  What many do not realize is … Continue reading

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Consumed by Fire: Weare New Hampshire’s William Worthley (1808-1874)

The notation “consumed by fire” on William Worthley’s death certificate sounded grim.  And it all began with the recent purchase of a CDV photo of him. It was taken at the Stephen Piper Studio in Manchester, New Hampshire.  And yes … Continue reading

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Sanbornton New Hampshire Farmer: Thomas T. Cawley, Jr. (1789-1869)

Looking very much like a Yankee farmer, Thomas T. Cawley, Jr. peers out from the photograph.  He is elderly, white haired, and grizzled by the time this photograph was taken at B.N. Poor, Pike’s Block in Franklin, New Hampshire. His … Continue reading

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