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New Hampshire WWI Military: 2nd Lieut. George D. Parnell of Manchester NH (1894-1918)

George Downes Parnell was born 15 March 1894 in Manchester NH, son of Fred Oakley & Georgia W. (Downes) Parnell. He would have attended local Manchester schools. In the 1900 United States Census, the Parnell family was living on Linden … Continue reading

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Autographs From the Past: Manchester (NH) High School, Class of 1882-1888

I have written several times about the Manchester High School graduates of the 1880s, including their photographs and genealogies. Recently an artifact of a different sort came into my hands–an autograph book with signatures, pithy sayings, and sketches inked on … Continue reading

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Champagne’s Super Market Founder: Manchester NH’s Romeo J. Champagne (1906-2000)

He was born “Romuald Champagne” in 1906 in Chelsea Maine, a tiny town outside of Augusta. He was the son of Canadian immigrants, Mathias and Marie Louise (Martineau) Champagne, both mill workers who immigrated to Maine, later removing to New … Continue reading

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A Manchester, New Hampshire Small Grocery: Morency’s Market & the Morency Family

Over the past two hundred plus years, these shops have been called by many names: grocer, grocery & provision store, fruit & grocery, grocery company, market, retail store, corner store, convenience store. The corner grocery store has been an essential … Continue reading

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