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New Hampshire WWI Military: Private Percy Ashley of Dorchester

The United States declared war on Germany on April 6, 1917 and joined the allies in the World War (now called World War I). A few weeks later Percy Ashley would be dead of lobar pneumonia. This was several months … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: The Nurses of Base Hospital No. 6 aka “The Bordeaux Belles”

According to the Massachusetts General Hospital Museum web site: “In May 1917, U.S. Army Base Hospital No. 6, a medical-surgical unit of Massachusetts General physicians and nurses, was activated under the command of Col. Frederic A. Washburn, MD, director of … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s First Woman Governor (Acting), Politician, Civic Leader, and Campaign Advisor: Vesta Maurine (Coward) Roy (1925-2002)

She was born Vesta Maurine Coward on 26 March 1925 in Detroit, Michigan, the only daughter of  Percy A. & Mildred J. (Paterson) Coward.  She had three siblings, Thomas, Richard, and James. In 1940 her father was an inspector in … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Private Louis U. Chartier of Manchester NH (1897-1918)

Louis U. Chartier was born on 4 May 1897 in Manchester NH, son of Antoine/Anthony & Angelina (Roy) Chartier. His parents were Canadian immigrants, who came to a city desperate for workers for its thriving industries.  Anthony Chartier was a … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Sergeant Arthur P. Kelley of Nashua NH (1876-1918)

Arthur P. Kelley was born in 1876 in Nashua NH to Andrew & Laura Ella (Wells) Kelley. His mother died the following year, and his father remarried. He had two older siblings: a brother Hector, and a sister Laura (who … Continue reading

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