Category Archives: New Hampshire Women

The Edgerly and Cloutman Families of Farmington, Alton, and New Durham New Hampshire

The face of Patience Tash (Edgerly) Cloutman looks out from an ancient tintype photograph. I suspect that she sat for her portrait around the time of the Civil War, as her dress style was of that era. She would have … Continue reading

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The Face of Manchester New Hampshire’s Lena E. (Bower) Graf (1881-1972)

Lena Etta Bower was born in Manchester, New Hampshire in 1881. Her father was from England, having immigrated in 1855, arriving in Boston Massachusetts. It was a time when skilled textile workers from England were being sought to work in … Continue reading

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Some Faces of Manchester New Hampshire’s Famous CHANDLER Family

A few days ago I posted a story about Mamie F. Chandler’s high school autograph book. She attended Manchester (NH) High School around 1884. For the younger crowd reading this, at that time Manchester only had one public high school. … Continue reading

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Autographs From the Past: Manchester (NH) High School, Class of 1882-1888

I have written several times about the Manchester High School graduates of the 1880s, including their photographs and genealogies. Recently an artifact of a different sort came into my hands–an autograph book with signatures, pithy sayings, and sketches inked on … Continue reading

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Bristol New Hampshire’s Tailor, Stock and Dairy Farmer, Activist, Suffragist: Mary Ann (Powers) Filley (1821-1910)

Mary Ann (Powers) Filley was passionate about causes. She was eager to try new careers. She was quick to adopt and promote what mattered to her. At the age of 11, Mary Ann Powers had lost her mother, and as … Continue reading

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