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WW2 Veteran, Business Owner, Amateur Boxer of Manchester NH, the Polish Flash: Jan Zacharko aka John Harko (1906-1997)

Manchester New Hampshire has long been a city built by immigrants. From the early settlers to the mill workers, most of them arrived to the area only a generation or two from an ancestor from another continent. In the very … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Artist and Forestry Education Supporter: Ruth Emeline Farrington of Manchester (1907-1970)

Ruth E. Farrington’s name is one fairly well known to Forestry students at the University of New Hampshire.  But how much do they, and we, actually know about this talented, educated woman who funded forestry-related scholarships, conferences and educational trips … Continue reading

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The Grieving Gold Star Mother Statue — Stanton Plaza at Manchester New Hampshire

One of Manchester New Hampshire’s more recent statues, and one of the few that honors women, can be found in Stanton Plaza, on the southwest corner of Pleasant Street and Elm, opposite Veterans Park. Called the Grieving Gold Star Mother, … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Educator, Suffragist, Civic Leader: Millicent S. Morse of Manchester (1866-1966)

Millicent S. “Millie” Morse was born on 9 March 1866 in Stoneham MA, daughter of Charles E. Morse & Lucy L. Eames. Her father was a farmer.  She was single, and moved with them by 1900 to Manchester, New Hampshire … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Suffragist and Civic Leader: Lois (Warren) Shaw of Manchester (1884-1964)

She was born Lois Warren, daughter of John E. & Sarah Harriet “Hattie” (Brown) Warren on 5 September 1884 in Westbrook, Maine. The 1900 U.S. Census shows her living in Westbrook Maine with her family, her birth date given as … Continue reading

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