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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Bristol

Forty-three men served in the World War from the town of Bristol, New Hampshire’s approximate 1600 citizens.  One made the ultimate sacrifice–1st Lieut. George Minot Cavis. When the World War ended, the town of Bristol arranged for a plaque that … Continue reading

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The Face of Bristol, New Hampshire’s Margaret Hall (Sleeper) Fling (1828-1908)

She was born Margaret Hall Sleeper on 20 November 1828 in Bristol, Grafton Co. New Hampshire. Her parents were Reverend Walter & Nancy (Plaisted) Sleeper. According to the History of the Town of Bristol, New Hampshire, Margaret’s father was one … 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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New Hampshire’s first Female Senator: Bristol’s E. Maude (Fowler) Ferguson (1883-1932)

We’d like to think that following the passage of the 19th Amendment that New Hampshire women were being voted into all positions. We weren’t–we were late bloomers. By 1948 only four women had served in the New Hampshire Senate. Mrs. … Continue reading

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