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New Hampshire’s Tradition of Leadership: The Women’s Delegation

New Hampshire was called “First in the Nation” for many years when our national primary elections truly happened first. Some say that tradition lives on. But in current day politics where several states allow you to pre-vote and caucus events … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: 2nd Lieut. George D. Parnell of Manchester NH (1894-1918)

George Downes Parnell was born 15 March 1894 in Manchester NH, son of Fred Oakley & Georgia W. (Downes) Parnell. He would have attended local Manchester schools. In the 1900 United States Census, the Parnell family was living on Linden … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Political Heroines, Suffragists, Elected Women and Record Breakers

  Being that November 8, 2016 is a momentous day for New Hampshire (and the United States), I want to highlight some of the heroic women who paved the way for us. Here is a recap of important stories of … Continue reading

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A Wounded Survivor of the War of 1812: Nottingham New Hampshire’s Colonel Joseph Cilley (1791-1887)

There were several men by the name of Joseph Cilley in the early annals of New Hampshire’s military history.  To clarify–“The elder son [of Greenleaf Cilley] was known as Colonel Joseph Cilley, his grandfather was General Joseph Cilley, and his … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s first Female Senator: Bristol’s E. Maude (Fowler) Ferguson (1883-1932)

We’d like to think that following the passage of the 19th Amendment that New Hampshire women were being voted into all positions. We weren’t–we were late bloomers. By 1948 only four women had served in the New Hampshire Senate. Mrs. … Continue reading

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