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New Hampshire’s First Female Banker and Financier: Winchester’s Jane Grace Alexander (1848-1932)

Jane Grace Alexander, was born October 26, 1848 in Winchester, New Hampshire, daughter of Edward & Lucy M. (Capron) Alexander.   She was the first woman in New Hampshire to be elected treasurer of a bank. In 1881,  she was elected … Continue reading

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Barrington, New Hampshire Educator, Civic Leader, Author and Poet: Susan Hale (Hussey) Knapp (1832-1906)

Susan Hale Hussey was born on a farm in Barrington, Strafford County, New Hampshire to Dea. Thomas & Susan (Hale) Hussey. She, like many women of her time, attended the local schools in her town, but she went on to … Continue reading

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Manchester New Hampshire’s Philosopher and Educator: Professor Emeritus Isabel Scribner Stearns (1910-1987)

Isabel Scribner Stearns is not well known in her native state, except perhaps among those in philosophy or educational circles.  She was born in Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire in 1910 to a privileged family–her father was an attorney, and … Continue reading

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Penacook New Hampshire’s First Female Legislator, Physician, Educator and Civic Leader: Mary Louise (Rolfe) Farnum (1870-1965)

Nineteen hundred and twenty was a landmark year for the women of New Hampshire.  The 19th Amendment, which granted women’s suffrage (the right to vote) nationwide in 1920, was ratified. New Hampshire ratified the amendment on September 10, 1919, but … Continue reading

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Derry, Rockingham County, New Hampshire Educator & Library Trustee: Mary Harriett (Day) Low (1868-1957)

A 36-year-old Mary Harriett Day, also known as “Hattie” peers out at you from this circa 1904 photograph.  She was unmarried at the time the photograph was taken, and probably a school teacher in the Derry-Londonderry area.  Within a year … Continue reading

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