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New Hampshire WWI Military: Gunner John B. Ahern of Manchester NH (1894-1918)

John Bernard Ahern was born 4 October 1894 in Manchester, New Hampshire, son of Daniel J. & Julia (Butler) Ahern. At his birth, his father Daniel was a wholesale liquor dealer. The family lived at 556 Brown Avenue. Daniel J. … Continue reading

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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

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New Hamphire Tidbits: Miscellany of the Isles of Shoals

From the Isles of Shoals Correspondence of the Boston Journal; “Oceanic,” Isles of Shoals, July 26, 1876 Returning to these wild rocks for the seventeenth year, I find that they have won a new place in the public consideration, and … Continue reading

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Missing Places: Wither’s Island, Kittery Maine

Though I am blogging about an island in Maine, the history of this place is intimately connected to that of New Hampshire’s in several ways.  Thus, this tiny isle in the Piscataqua River deserves an article in my blog. Maine’s … Continue reading

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Portsmouth NH Navy Yard: Genealogy Gleanings from the Life Buoy

The Industrial Department Life Buoy was a magazine issued free, on a monthly basis, to employees of the Industrial Department of the Portsmouth Navy Yard, in Portsmouth New Hampshire. It was intended to inspire, to give a sense of collective … Continue reading

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