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New Hampshire Suffragist, Actress, Civic Leader: Agnes Marie (O’Leary) Jenks of Concord (1873-1945)

Agnes Marie O’Leary was the daughter of William Curran & Miriam Catherine (Keating) O’Leary. She was born on 25 Sep 1873 in Wakefield, Middlesex Co. MA and died 9 May 1945 in Boston, Suffolk Co. MA (and so of course … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Groton

Groton is a small, bucolic town in Grafton County New Hampshire that includes the village of North Groton. Groton had about 250+ permanent residents during the WWI era (ranging from 319 people in 1910 to 199 by 1920). Of these … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Francestown

Francestown was, and still is, a rural community southwest of Manchester, New Hampshire.  In 1910 before the World War the town’s population was 602. Just a few years after the war in 1920 the census had drastically dropped to 363, … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbits: Milford New Hampshire’s Oddity Party of 1876

In olden times, Oddities were people with odd or strange looks or mannerisms.  Think–Barnum & Bailey’s side show.  Parties where attendants would dress as ‘oddities’ were being held as late as 1900 when there was a newspaper report in Sheldon … Continue reading

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Temperance and the Good Templars in Manchester New Hampshire

I came across a curious Victorian invitation card, that I share with you now.  It shows a pensive-looking, blond woman, cloaked on a winter’s night. The card reads: “Compliments of Merrimack Lodge, No. 5, I.O G.T. Valentine Party, Feb. 14, … Continue reading

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