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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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2019: Valentines Day Remembrances

My very gentle Valentine, Since for me you were born too soon, And I for you was born too late. God forgives him who has estranged Me from you for the whole year. I am already sick of love, My … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of New Ipswich

In 1917 the town of New Ipswich had around 900 residents (927 in 1910 and 869 by 1920). Everyone supported the war effort with local men and women raising funds during the Liberty Drives and sending goods and money to … Continue reading

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New Hampshire in WWI: The Cadillac Shrapnel Car

On the 25 November 1919 the Nashua Telegraph (Nashua NH) newspaper contained an advertisement for H.C. LINTOTT, Cadillac Agent, 25 Main Street in Nashua New Hampshire. The ad stated that “Caddie” would be on exhibition in that showroom. Herbert Charles … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Nurse and First Woman Delegate to American Legion Convention: Ruth Ferris Corey of Manchester

World War I has many unsung heroes, and the war nurses are among them.   Ruth Ferris Corey was born 20 October 1894 in Manchester, New Hampshire, daughter of Charles R. & Emma Cynthia (Ferris) Corey. She grew up at #12 … Continue reading

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