Tag Archives: photograph

The Farm Boy Who Built New Hampshire’s Only Silver Industry: Concord’s William Butler Durgin (1833-1905)

William B. Durgin’s silver flatware and serving pieces are today still very much collectible and in demand. During the company’s heyday his Fairfax silver pattern was the leading one in the entire United States. But William Butler Durgin was not … Continue reading

Posted in Genealogy, History | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

The Face of Bristol, New Hampshire’s Margaret Hall (Sleeper) Fling (1828-1908)

She was born Margaret Hall Sleeper on 20 November 1828 in Bristol, Grafton Co. New Hampshire. Her parents were Reverend Walter & Nancy (Plaisted) Sleeper. According to the History of the Town of Bristol, New Hampshire, Margaret’s father was one … Continue reading

Posted in Genealogy, New Hampshire Women | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Barking Up the Family Tree Again: How Pets Humanize Our Genealogy

It is easy to view our more recent ancestors, our parents and grandparents, in a humanistic light. Many times we knew them personally, we remember them from a first-person experience. We know how they looked, sounded, felt, reacted. Based on … Continue reading

Posted in Carnivals and Memes, Creatures, History | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

A 2016 Military Father’s Day: My Dad’s WW2 Navy in Photographs

Thirty five years ago was the last time I was able to happily celebrate Father’s Day. On November 7th of 1981 my Dad, Berwin “Webby” Webster, passed away, at the age of 68. He left behind no enemies, and a … Continue reading

Posted in History, Military of New Hampshire, New Hampshire Men, Personal History | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

One Face But Many Samuel Mardens of New Hampshire

At first glance Samuel Marden would seem like an uncommon name. I thought the same. I purchased “a great CDV photo of an older man identified on back as Samuel Marden. It was taken at the S. Piper Studio in … Continue reading

Posted in Genealogy, History, New Hampshire Men | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments