Tag Archives: Ireland

100 Years Ago: New Hampshire’s Irish Celebration of 1917

On March 17, 1917 New Hampshire, along with many other places in the United States, celebrated St. Patrick’s Day. No one knew that 20 days later, this country would be at war [announced April 6, 1917]. In New Hampshire where … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Army Nurse Corps Teresa Margaret Murphy of Concord NH (1891-1918)

Up until the posting of this story, very little  has been written about Teresa Margaret Murphy, a hero(ine) of World War I. Every few years she is briefly mentioned in Concord New Hampshire newspapers. Those articles always say that information … Continue reading

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A New Hampshire Éirinn go Brách: Addie (Ryan) Manning (1879-1968)

She insisted that I wear green on St. Patrick’s Day.  If I forgot, all it took was her gentle look of personal displeasure to make me quickly change.  When this Irish holiday comes around, she is always the first person … Continue reading

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Manchester New Hampshire Teacher, WW1 Red Cross Nurse, Public Health Nurse, Women’s Rights Advocate, Civic Leader, Clubwoman: Elena Mae (Crough) Lockwood (1884-1962)

She was the youngest daughter, and eighth child, of Irish immigrants, born in 1884 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Elena Mae Crough was bright, and well liked. She grew up at 343 Harrison Street, graduated from the Ash Street Grammar School, … Continue reading

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WW2 Army Yankee Division Casualty in France: PFC James H. Basquil (1922-1944)

James H. Basquil was born 12 January 1922 in Manchester New Hampshire to Irish immigrants, James & Nora (Kelley) Basquil.  His father James had been born in Couty Mayo Ireland, and arrived in America about 1911.  James met, then married … Continue reading

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