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New Hampshire WWI Military: Corporal Herbert E. Staples of Ossipee NH (1891-1918)

Herbert Edward Staples, son of John Edward & Ellen Frances (Edwards) Staples, was born 26 March 1891 in North Parsonsfield, Maine. He had siblings Nellie Frances, Grace, and Ora Bella. Herbert’s father was a blacksmith, and he apprenticed with him in … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: The Heroes of Hancock

I recently purchased an interesting old postcard dating back to World War I days.  It displays a photograph of the (then) town library, along with a painted sign in the front yard.  The sign’s names are those of Hancock New … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: The Heroes of Nashua

You “did not hear the cannon, did not face bullets, did not writhe under the gas; … you, were safe here at home, working, earning and spending; and you cannot understand what happened ‘over there.’ And no man can tell … Continue reading

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