Tag Archives: Winchester

New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Winchester

Winchester is a quaint, small town in Cheshire County, New Hampshire. In 2010 it still only had 1,733 people. Between 1910 and 1920 its population was actually greater than today–with between 2,260 and 2,280 citizens. The town sent its full … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbits: Buffalo, Elk, Fox, Deer; Baynes, Atwood, Coit, Means

A word of warning: this is a complicated story, with numerous tangents. It starts with postcards that I recently acquired of wild animals, photographed around 1906 at Corbin Park in Grantham NH, by the famous naturalist-photographer, Ernest Harold Baynes. Though … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s First Female Banker and Financier: Winchester’s Jane Grace Alexander (1848-1932)

Jane Grace Alexander, was born October 26, 1848 in Winchester, New Hampshire, daughter of Edward & Lucy M. (Capron) Alexander.   She was the first woman in New Hampshire to be elected treasurer of a bank. In 1881,  she was elected … Continue reading

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Winchester New Hampshire Businesswoman, Persis Foster (Eames) Albee (1836-1914)

Persis F.E. Albee  is so famous that a unique Barbie doll was created in her honor.

She has been called “The Mother … Continue reading

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