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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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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Goffstown

It was less than a year before the World War would be declared by the United States that Goffstown dedicated a monument to its Civil War heroes on 16 June 1916.  The monument was a gift to the town of … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Wagoner Burns Woodbury Bailey of New Boston

The town of New Boston, New Hampshire has always been good at recognizing their heroes.  They have plaques and memorials galore. They’ve included military events and participants in their history books. The New Boston Historical Society has a wonderful web … Continue reading

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Goffstown NH: Villa Augustina aka St. Claudine Villa Academy

In 1907 or 1908 the Religious of Jesus and Mary purchased part of the farm formerly owned by David Little, and a few years later purchased the Charles A. Upham place, and even later two hundred acres of land adjoining.  … Continue reading

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Goffstown New Hampshire’s Actor and Writer: Richard Clark Backus (1945-Still Living)

Richard Clark Backus is the son of a physician, born in the small town of Goffstown, New Hampshire. He attended local Goffstown schools, graduating from Goffstown High School in 1963. Wikipedia reports that he attended Harvard University. The “Soap Opera … Continue reading

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