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New Hampshire WWI Military: Private Victor Lemay of Concord NH (1898-1918)

Victor Willie Lemay was born 20 August 1898 in Concord NH, 8th child and son of John & Bridget (Cavanaugh/Kavanagh) Lemay. His father’s occupation on his birth record was painter. His mother was the daughter of Gile Kavanagh. His father, … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Private Omer Boissonneau of Manchester NH (1896-1918)

Omer Boissonneau was born February 5, 1896 in Manchester NH, son of Jean Baptiste [John] & Aurelia (Marcoux) Boissineau [the surname is spelled various ways including Boissinneault /Boissonneault, etc.] He grew up at 14 Kidder Court, living in Amoskeag Manufacturing … Continue reading

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Military of New Hampshire: The PENACOOK BRIGADE in World War 1

Sometimes all it takes is a single picture to grab your attention and incite you to historical research. A photograph owned by Ruth Speed recently instigated that  reaction when it appeared on the “Penacook NH Yesterday & Today” FaceBook site. … Continue reading

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WW1 Casualty of Chateau Thierry France: Manchester NH’s Sgt. Jeremiah T. Morley (1897-1918)

  Jeremiah T. Morley, son of Michael & Julia (Creeden) Morley, was born 12 Dec 1897 in Manchester NH. His parents were Irish immigrants from Kilgarvan, County Kerry who had come to the United States seeking a better life. His … Continue reading

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1844: How a Yankee Weathervane Caused a Chinese Riot

Another New Hampshire Blogger, Heather Wilkinson Rojo of Nutfield Genealogy, inspired this story.  Her photographic collection of weather vanes and the stories that go with them  caused me to ponder the importance of these metal spire ornaments in our state’s history.  It is obvious that … Continue reading

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