Category Archives: New Hampshire Women

First NH Lady Century Rider of 1893, Bicyclist, Linotypist: Maud L. (Hood) Center 1874-1958

Before I tell you Maud Hood’s story, I should explain a few terms, and how her accomplishment was unusual and wonderful.  A Century Rider is a bicyclist who has completed a 100-mile ride.  This is a milestone nearly every cyclist … Continue reading

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The Colby and Phelps Families of Bow and Northfield, New Hampshire

It is remarkable how many families I find myself connected with in New Hampshire.  Here is yet another case where I purchased a lot of identified gem-sized tintypes on ebay, researched them, and found that they were related, albeit distantly, … Continue reading

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Laundryman and Cigar-maker: Chester M. Fairbanks of Hillsborough Bridge and Nashua NH (1832-1863)

The youthful, hopeful faces of Chester M. Fairbanks, and his first wife Emma Belle peer out at me from the fragile tintype photograph.  Along with the tintypes I have two CDVs of them, with a delicate but enigmatic script on … Continue reading

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Manchester, New Hampshire’s Distinguished Artist, Instructor, Director, Civic Leader: Maud Briggs Knowlton (1870-1956)

Although I credit Maud Briggs Knowlton to Manchester, New Hampshire where she lived and worked for most of her life, I should mention that she was not a native of this city. She was born in Penacook, which was then … Continue reading

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Nashua New Hampshire’s First Women Physicians: Ella (Blaylock) Atherton and Katherine E. (Prichard) Hoyt

In 1897 when the updated History of Nashua was published, the medical history (authored by Evan B. Hammond) reported the following: “Dr. Ella Blaylock and Dr. Katherine E. Prichard are the only two lady physicians of whom Nashua can boast, … Continue reading

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