Category Archives: New Hampshire Women

The Grieving Gold Star Mother Statue — Stanton Plaza at Manchester New Hampshire

One of Manchester New Hampshire’s more recent statues, and one of the few that honors women, can be found in Stanton Plaza, on the southwest corner of Pleasant Street and Elm, opposite Veterans Park. Called the Grieving Gold Star Mother, … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Suffragist, Civic Leader, and Philanthropist: Julia Beatrice (Ball) Thayer of Winchester and Keene (1835-1905)

She was born Julia Beatrice Ball on 19 January 1835 in Winchester NH, daughter of David & Fanny Parker (Capron) Ball. She would have attended the local Winchester NH schools, and possibly either an academy or a music school, for … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Suffragist, Lecturer, Clubwoman: Mabel Harlakenden (Hall) Churchill of Cornish and Plainfield (1873-1945).

Mabel Harlakenden Hall was born on 5 September 1873 in New Haven CT, daughter of George Duffield & Louise (Allen) Hall.  She died on 26 May 1945 in Plainfield, Sullivan NH, and is buried at Churchill Cemetery, Plainfield NH next … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Suffragist, Performer, Composer, Poet, Human Rights Advocate: Abby J. (Hutchinson) Patton of Milford (1829-1892)

“She was interested in the education of women and was an earnest believer in women’s suffrage, which movement she has aided by tongue and pen,” is how she was described in the book, “A Woman of the Century; Fourteen Hundred-Seventy … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Suffragist, Clubwoman, Publicist, Civic Leader: Mary Inez (Stevens) Wood of Portsmouth (1866-1945)

Mary Inez Stevens was born 18 January 1866 in Woodstock/Ludlow VT. She was the daughter of  John L. and Jean Ainsworth (Brand) Stevens. She was a remarkable, active woman who served her community, state and country through active participation in … Continue reading

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