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Lancaster and Hanover NH Philanthropist, Trustee, Civic and Social Leader: Sarah Maynard “Sally” (Drew) Hall 1876-1949

She was born Sarah Maynard Drew, but preferred ‘Sally.’ The daughter of Irving Webster & Caroline M. (Merrill) Drew, Sally was born 18 Dec 1876 in Lancaster, Coos Co., NH. Her father was a noted lawyer and politician (a Democrat … Continue reading

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New Hampshire First Lady, Civic Leader, First Woman Nominated to Executive Council: Margaret Walter (Clough) Martin Anderson (1890 -1979) of Bow and Concord

She was born Margaret Walter Clough on 24 May 1890 in Bow New Hampshire posthumously to Walter H. “Warren” & Georgia (Colby) Clough and named after both of parents. Her father Walter Clough died suddenly in February of 1890, and … Continue reading

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Education Champion and Elocutionist: Professor William Russell of Merrimack New Hampshire (1798-1873)

In researching the teacher’s college (later the high school) of Merrimack New Hampshire, I discovered that the man who founded it is little known in that town. ? His focus was to develop and nurture educators, with the school board … Continue reading

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‘Woman Edison” Inventor: Margaret E. Knight of Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts

When you go grocery shopping, you should be thankful to Margaret E. Knight. One of her many inventions, and possibly her most famous one, was a paper-feeding machine for “making and folding square-bottom paper bags.” Prior to this time paper … Continue reading

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Suffragist, Club Woman, Lecturer, Musician and Poet: Ola Maude (Gordon) Roby of Bristol, New Hampshire (1868-1927)

She was born Ola Maude Gordon on 22 January 1868 in Bristol NH, to Frank Augustus & Ellen Marantha (Simonds) Gordon. Her father was a carpenter and builder, and manufacturer of mill supplies. She married 28 July 1888 in Bristol, … Continue reading

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