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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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New Hampshire’s First Female Aviator, Well-Known Photographer and Philanthropist: Bernice Blake Perry (1905-1996)

Bernice Gertrude Blake was born in Manchester, New Hampshire on 2 March 1905,  one of four children born to Edward C. & Gertrude (Hurd) Blake.  Her father was an English-Canadian immigrant who had founded Blake’s Creamery, originally as a milk … Continue reading

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Manchester New Hampshire’s Stockbroker and Philanthropist: Henry Melville Fuller (1914-2001)

When Henry Melville Fuller died in 2001,

he left funds to benefit several nonprofit agencies, including $43 million and a … Continue reading

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New Hampshire born socialite Brooke Astor – Grandson Alleges She Is Victim of Elder Abuse

The New York Daily News has reported today that socialite, Brooke Astor,

 the subject of a blog article here, who turned 104 in April, reportedly is a victim of elder abuse, and now wears torn nightgowns and sleeps on a filthy couch… Continue reading

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