Category Archives: New Hampshire Women

New Hampshire: Celebrating the Manchester Public Library’s Centennial

Celebrations are in order for Manchester New Hampshire’s Public Library.  The current building, originally called the Carpenter Memorial Library, is 100 years old on November 18, 2014 (using the dedication day of November 18, 1914 when 5,000 people assembled for … Continue reading

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Mrs. Daniel (Cynthia Imilda Comings) Plummer of Mason and Lee, New Hampshire (1848-1891)

A lovely face stared out at me from an E-bay page, and so I ‘rescued’ yet another woman’s photograph from possible loss to her family, and to all of us.  She was known as “Millie” but more formally as Cynthia … Continue reading

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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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Manchester New Hampshire’s Philosopher and Educator: Professor Emeritus Isabel Scribner Stearns (1910-1987)

Isabel Scribner Stearns is not well known in her native state, except perhaps among those in philosophy or educational circles.  She was born in Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire in 1910 to a privileged family–her father was an attorney, and … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Mothers Day: Focus on Mary Manning Webster (1919-2007)

I have written only stories that included small tidbits about my Mom, and so a more lengthy one is greatly overdue. Mary Manning was born in Manchester, New Hampshire into a mostly-Irish family.  She adopted the middle name of Theresa … Continue reading

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