Category Archives: New Hampshire Women

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

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New Hampshire Tidbits: Concord’s Bridges Mansion

On Mountain Road at the east side of Concord sits a house that belongs to the State of New Hampshire, called the Bridges House. It was not built by the Bridges family, but was donated by them to be used … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Artist and Forestry Education Supporter: Ruth Emeline Farrington of Manchester (1907-1970)

Ruth E. Farrington’s name is one fairly well known to Forestry students at the University of New Hampshire.  But how much do they, and we, actually know about this talented, educated woman who funded forestry-related scholarships, conferences and educational trips … Continue reading

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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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