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Killed by Locomotive on Christmas Day: John Langdon Swain of Meredith and Laconia NH (1824-1866)

The face of John Langdon Swain peers out from a postage-stamp sized (i.e. gem) tintype photograph.  He was the fourth great-grandson of Jeremiah & Mary (Smith) Swain of Reading, Massachusetts. The tintype was another of my online auction ‘finds’ which … Continue reading

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The Baker Children of Weare, New Hampshire (1910)

Two lovely children, posed perfectly, look out from this photograph postcard. In addition to the ink script “Evelyn Baker, Oliver Prescott Baker,” there is penciled on the back, “202 North Weare NH.” The postcard is dated September 1, 1910, is … Continue reading

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The Neal Family of Meredith, Belknap County New Hampshire

The Neal Family of Meredith New Hampshire is ancient, and its lineage complicated.  The surname is spelled a variety of ways: Neal, Neale, Nele, etc. This name is found in the earliest records of New Hampshire’s immigration history. This article … Continue reading

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Meredith New Hampshire’s World War 1 Honor Roll

World War I Honor Roll, Meredith, NH

World War I Honor Roll, Meredith, NH, from an old postcard.

The placard is a plain one, but the service that the names imply is great. At one time this hand lettered sign graced the town of Meredith, New Hampshire, to honor her sons who served in World War 1. The entire list is shown below, along with more detail about the men who were either lost or who received special merit medals.

If you know of any others who are not mentioned here, please let me know and I will be glad to add them.

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“Christmas Picture,” by New Hampshire Poet: Lydia (Swasey) Obear

☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:Christmas Picture・°☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:*・°☆ When the light through the eastern sky shall break, On Christmas morning, the children will wake, And with whispered giggle each curly head, And pink, chubby foot, will steal out of bed On barefooted tiptoes to creep round … Continue reading

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