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100 Years Ago: “Gold Star Women” Nurses of World War I

Nurses run in my family. My 2nd great-grandfather Aaron Webster was a nurse during America’s Civil War. My father’s sister, Anna (Webster) Watkins was a nurse, as was my sister, Kathi Webster. Close and dear first cousins also followed that … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Phillips Exeter Academy Infirmary Nurse Katherine Patterson Irwin (1870-1918)

She was born Katherine Patterson Irwin on 14 March 1870 in Dayton, Montgomery County Ohio, the daughter of Andrew Barr & Jane (Schenck) Irwin. Her family nickname was “Kitty,” as shown in the census, and she grew up in Dayton, … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Private Clark Aaron Goudie of Lisbon NH (1895-1918)

Clark Aaron Goudie was b 11 September 1895 in Lisbon NH, son of Lawrence W. & Emma A. (Clark) Goudie. His father was an immigrant from Scotland who was an engineer and building contractor, while his mother was a homemaker … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Sgt Harold E. Dowd of Manchester NH (1896-1918)

Edward Harold Dowd aka Harold E. Dowd was born 2 Aug 1895 in Manchester NH, to John D. & Bridget “Delia” (Connor) Dowd.  Harold’s father John was by occupation a shoemaker.  In 1910 the family was living at 145 Pine … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Private Louis U. Chartier of Manchester NH (1897-1918)

Louis U. Chartier was born on 4 May 1897 in Manchester NH, son of Antoine/Anthony & Angelina (Roy) Chartier. His parents were Canadian immigrants, who came to a city desperate for workers for its thriving industries.  Anthony Chartier was a … Continue reading

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