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Manchester New Hampshire’s Professional Wrestler, Restaraunteur, Wild Circus Owner, Amusement Park Operator, Real Estate Investor: John Demetrious Kilonis (1885-1965)

John Demetrious Kilonis is probably best remembered for his wrestling career, being considered the “terror” of the light-heavyweight wrestlers of his day, at one time winning the middleweight wrestling championship of the world. He was born in 1885 in Salonika … Continue reading

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Christmas 2015: What shall we give the children?

What shall we give the children? “In the long twilight of the year, the faces of the children grow luminous. Rosy with cold, arabesqued  with snowflakes, leaning into the wind, or drowsing before the fire, their eyes large, they look … Continue reading

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1928 Christmas Greetings from Nelson-Vuilleumier Inc of Manchester NH

John Guy Nelson and Jules Etienne Vuilleumier smile smugly from behind the wheel of one of their best automobiles on  this Christmas card. On 10 November 1923 the two men, from very different backgrounds, had formed a partnership called Nelson-Vuilleumier … Continue reading

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A Pictorial Genealogy of the Wyman Family of Deering and Concord NH

The Wyman family of Concord, New Hampshire, were originally of Deering, the elders being Reuben & Rhoda (Hartwell) Wyman. Reuben Wyman was a direct descendant of Francis Wyman Jr. and Abigail Reed of England and Woburn, Massachusetts. Rhoda (Hartwell) Wyman … Continue reading

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A Child of The Civil War: Nettie Dimond of Manchester NH (1864-1916)

The sweet face of Nettie Alberta Dimond looks out from the delicate, gem-sized tintype photograph. In her arms she holds a doll, probably one considered a China doll, with a glazed porcelain china head.  Unglazed dolls were called Parian dolls. … Continue reading

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