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Lancaster and Hanover NH Philanthropist, Trustee, Civic and Social Leader: Sarah Maynard “Sally” (Drew) Hall 1876-1949

She was born Sarah Maynard Drew, but preferred ‘Sally.’ The daughter of Irving Webster & Caroline M. (Merrill) Drew, Sally was born 18 Dec 1876 in Lancaster, Coos Co., NH. Her father was a noted lawyer and politician (a Democrat … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Philanthropist, Civic and Patriotic Leader, Community Benefactor: Mary Ward (Lyon) Cheney Schofield of Peterborough

It is entirely fitting that my first biographical post of 2020 is about a woman.  Not just any woman, but a remarkable one.   She was born into an privileged family and life. She could have spent her life focused on … Continue reading

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Mother of Forensic Science, Legal Medicine Professor, Criminologist, Philanthropist, Bethlehem NH Summer Resident: Frances Glessner Lee (1878-1962)

She was born Frances Glessner, but called Fanny by her parents, John J. & Frances (Macbeth) Glessner of Chicago IL. Her father had, with hard work, become a millionaire through his affiliation with the International Harvester Company. Frances self-admittedly had … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Leading Suffragist, Human Rights Proponent and Philanthropist: Armenia S. (Aldrich) White (1817-1916)

Armenia Smith Aldrich, daughter of John & Harriet (Smith) Aldrich, was born 1 November 1817 in Mendon, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. In 1830 she moved with her parents to Boscawen NH, where she lived until her marriage.  She married a then … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s First Female Banker and Financier: Winchester’s Jane Grace Alexander (1848-1932)

Jane Grace Alexander, was born October 26, 1848 in Winchester, New Hampshire, daughter of Edward & Lucy M. (Capron) Alexander.   She was the first woman in New Hampshire to be elected treasurer of a bank. In 1881,  she was elected … Continue reading

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