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New Hampshire’s First Woman Embalmer and Funeral Director: Minnie (Edwards) Atwood (1854-1904)

Before it became a profession, care of the dead often fell to women. Generally preparation was bathing the body, and readying the newly departed for a wake and burial. In America, that process changed during the Civil War when those … 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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Missing Places: Lucy Hastings Hospital of Manchester, New Hampshire

The Lucy Hastings Hospital was a small general hospital located at 1038 Union Street in Manchester, New Hampshire.  The building still exists, now being used as a private home.  The hospital was founded in on 25 February 1925 by George … Continue reading

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Nashua New Hampshire’s Highly Decorated Military and Civic Leader, Philanthropist, and Volunteer: Carl Amelio (1907-2002)

The story of Carl Amelio’s life, and his accomplishments, could easily fill several volumes. The friendships he made and the community problems that he worked to solve are countless.  He was a mentor, an energetic fund raiser, and a friend … Continue reading

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Randolph New Hampshire’s Wellesley College President and Director of WAVEs: Dr. Mildred Helen (McAfee) Horton (1900-1994)

Mildred McAfee was the daughter of Rev. Dr. Cleland Boyd & Harriett (Brown) McAfee.

She was born in Missouri in … Continue reading

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