Category Archives: New Hampshire Women

New Hampshire Tidbits: Exhibiting at Chicago World’s Fair and Columbian Exposition of 1893

You have probably heard of, or know about, the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893. I have too, but had no idea that New Hampshire was included in more than one exhibit there. New Hampshire Commissioners were appointed to plan for … Continue reading

Posted in History, New Hampshire Women, NH Tidbits, Really Old News, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

New Hampshire Philanthropist, Civic and Patriotic Leader, Community Benefactor: Mary Ward (Lyon) Cheney Schofield of Peterborough

It is entirely fitting that my first biographical post of 2020 is about a woman.  Not just any woman, but a remarkable one.   She was born into an privileged family and life. She could have spent her life focused on … Continue reading

Posted in Genealogy, History, New Hampshire Women | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Hampshire Senator, Legislator, Farmer, Livestock Breeder and Mail Carrier: Doris M. Spollett of Hampstead

Doris Mildred Spollett was a woman of boundless energy and civic fervor.  Born on 12 Sep 1897 in  Hampstead NH, she was the daughter of Arthur J. & Carrie B. (Richardson) Spollett, and grand-daughter of Ladd & Mary A. (Randall) … Continue reading

Posted in Genealogy, History, New Hampshire Politics, New Hampshire Women | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Case of Mistaken Identity: Maria Stevens of Manchester New Hampshire

I purchased a photograph on eBay being advertised as “CDV Photo ID’s Maria Annan Stevens 1878 wife of George, Manchester New Hampshire.” I presumed that the ID was correct, the reverse side of the photograph only had “Maria Stevens” written … Continue reading

Posted in Genealogy, History, New Hampshire Women | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

New Hampshire WWI Military: “Hello Girl” Lydia C. Gelinas of Nashua

In a previous story 2 years ago I wrote about Agnes Theresa (Houley) O’Brien, a Groveton NH woman who moved to Boston and eventually ended up in Europe working for the United States Army as an telephone operator there. Agnes … Continue reading

Posted in History, Lost Faces of WW1, Military of New Hampshire, New Hampshire Women | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment