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100 Years Ago: New Hampshire’s WWI Letters of Death and Heroism

To most people WWI is a just a series of statistics or a list of famous battles. Perhaps you can remember names of a few high ranking officers. It is the men in the trenches (and the women in the … Continue reading

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The Faces of Warren Plummer & Eliza Ann (Pease) Tenney of New Hampshire and Vermont

The faces of Eliza Ann Pease and her second husband, Warren Plummer Tenney, peer out from worn and speckled photographs. These are gem-sized pictures, designed to be inserted into jewelry, that managed to remain in their paper wrappers, and were … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: The Soldier’s Comfort Kit

The people of New Hampshire have had their own vocabulary from the get-go. From drinking at a ‘bubbler,’ to catching ‘hornpout,’ there is often at least one word that sticks out in conversation as strange to out-of-staters. During World War … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Sergeant Clement W. Gravelle of Nashua NH (1887-1918)

Clement W. Gravelle was born [Clement Gravel]  27 May 1887 in Nashua, New Hampshire, the son of Joseph and Azilda (Benoit) Gravelle. He grew up and attended local schools, and led the normal life of others his age. On 5 … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Corporal Louis P. Fraser of Nashua NH (1859- 1918)

Louis P. Fraser was born 17 June 1895 in Nashua, New Hampshire, son of Simon & Delima (Chasseur) Fraser. He grew up in Nashua, attending public school there. He filled out a World War Registration Card on June 5, 1917, … Continue reading

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