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New Hampshire Suffragist, Civic Leader, and Philanthropist: Julia Beatrice (Ball) Thayer of Winchester and Keene (1835-1905)

She was born Julia Beatrice Ball on 19 January 1835 in Winchester NH, daughter of David & Fanny Parker (Capron) Ball. She would have attended the local Winchester NH schools, and possibly either an academy or a music school, for … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Suffragist, Deputy Commissioner, Public Educator, Club-woman: Harriet Lane Huntress of Center Harbor and Concord (1860-1922)

Harriet Lane Huntress was born on 30 November 1860 in Center Harbor, New Hampshire, daughter of James Lewis & Harriet (Paige) Huntress. Her father was a hotel keeper, owner of the famed Senter House in Center Harbor New Hampshire. Harriet … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Winchester

Winchester is a quaint, small town in Cheshire County, New Hampshire. In 2010 it still only had 1,733 people. Between 1910 and 1920 its population was actually greater than today–with between 2,260 and 2,280 citizens. The town sent its full … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Keene

In Keene New Hampshire’s inaugural prayer of 1919, the city’s mayor  stated that “the dawn of this year is darkly overcast by the clouds of war; and with the nation we pass under the baptism of fire…Make brave our hearts … Continue reading

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Centenarian, Teacher Extraordinaire, Boston Post Cane Recipient: Merrimack New Hampshire’s Madeline Irene (Nash) Bennett (1914-2014)

New Hampshire’s beloved poet, Robert Frost, once said: “There are two kinds of teachers: the kind that fill you with so much quail shot that you can’t move, and the kind that just gives you a little prod behind and … Continue reading

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