Tag Archives: Silver

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 Lost Faces of World War One — Part Sixteen

This is the continuation of a series of stories about men who died in World War 1, and whose photographs appeared in a publication called “Our Nation’s Roll of Honor.” The original post and explanation can be found at this … Continue reading

Posted in History, Lost Faces of WW1 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

1823: An Awful Casualty in Hopkinton NH

It was a chance encounter with the Silver family.  If you research genealogy you are familiar with how it happens. I was researching an entirely different family, gleaning tidbits from old newspapers.  And then this story leaped out from the … Continue reading

Posted in Genealogy, History, Oddities, Accidents and Crazy Weather, R.I.P | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment