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100 Years Ago: “Gold Star Women” Nurses of World War I

Nurses run in my family. My 2nd great-grandfather Aaron Webster was a nurse during America’s Civil War. My father’s sister, Anna (Webster) Watkins was a nurse, as was my sister, Kathi Webster. Close and dear first cousins also followed that … 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 WWI Military: Phillips Exeter Academy Infirmary Nurse Katherine Patterson Irwin (1870-1918)

She was born Katherine Patterson Irwin on 14 March 1870 in Dayton, Montgomery County Ohio, the daughter of Andrew Barr & Jane (Schenck) Irwin. Her family nickname was “Kitty,” as shown in the census, and she grew up in Dayton, … Continue reading

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Godmother of New Hampshire’s War for Independence: Elizabeth “Molly” (Page) Stark (1737-1814)

Molly Stark deserves to be called ‘Godmother’ of New Hampshire, at least when it comes to her involvement in the American Revolution. Of course there were many women who supported their men and country during that crucial time in United … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: The Heroes of Nashua

You “did not hear the cannon, did not face bullets, did not writhe under the gas; … you, were safe here at home, working, earning and spending; and you cannot understand what happened ‘over there.’ And no man can tell … Continue reading

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