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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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A Blacksmith of Pittsburg, Coos County New Hampshire: William A. Chase

Blacksmiths shape and join metals to make functional or decorative every day items. They create horseshoes, iron gates, railings, furniture, and tools to name just a few objects. In the 1890’s when William A. Chase had a business in Pittsburg, … Continue reading

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