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New Hampshire WWI Military: “Hello Girl” Lydia C. Gelinas of Nashua

In a previous story 2 years ago I wrote about Agnes Theresa (Houley) O’Brien, a Groveton NH woman who moved to Boston and eventually ended up in Europe working for the United States Army as an telephone operator there. Agnes … Continue reading

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The American Dictionary Wars and Joseph Emerson Worcester of Bedford NH (1784-1865)

The first American dictionary was not created by Noah Webster as many believe, but rather by Samuel Johnson who was born in Guilford CT in 1757. His dictionary was the first to include simpler forms of spelling in use today, … Continue reading

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Blog Caroling: WWI–The Song That Stopped The Fighting

This blog article was written to celebrate fM’s Annual Tradition of Blog Caroling. I’ve been participating for several years now, and appreciate that she continues it, as she says with  toddy in hand, clad in flannel jammies and  with furry … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: U.S. Army Nurse Lucy Nettie Fletcher of Concord NH (1886-1918)

“I have a soul that, like an ample shield, Can take in all, and verge enough for more…” [1] These words are inscribed as the graduation quote of Lucy Nettie Fletcher, in the 1910 Class yearbook of Radcliffe College. Lucy … Continue reading

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Immigrant to New Hampshire: Cora Alvina Parnell (1868-1913)

The lovely face of Cora Alvina Parnell stared back at me from the computer screen. She was probably not a relative, I thought, at least based on her surname.  But for whatever reason, I clicked “buy” and spontaneously purchased her … Continue reading

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