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This section will highlight the deeds and accomplishments of the women of Manchester NH.

This is a work in progress. If you know of a woman or women who should be added to this page, please let me know. These documents are copyrighted by the webmaster.

Vanessa Leah Washington-Johnson-Bloemen (1953-2011)
Manchester New Hampshire’s Human Rights Champion, Volunteer, Civic and Community Leader

Mary A. (Hawley) Briggs (1870-1904)
Baptist missionary to Japan, teacher

Maud L. (Hood) Center 1874-1958
First NH Lady Century Rider of 1893, Bicyclist, Linotypist:

Mary E. Fogarty (1921-2011)
Mrs. Emma (Blood) French 1863-?
Mrs. Emma Blood French

Mary Olive Ann Hunt, M.D.
(1819-1908) daughter of Oliver & Anna (Gilman) Hunt, was b. May 1819 in New Hampshire, and died 1908 in Manchester NH; Physician and suffragist; never married. She graduated from the New England Female Medical College in 1866-67 and had an active practice as a physician in Manchester NH. In 1907 (and possibly before) she was a member of the Manchester Medical Association and the New Hampshire Medical Society. In 1908 Dr. Hunt was the oldest living doctor holding a license to practice medicine in New Hampshire. Her family papers were donated to the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College in Northampton MA.

Miss Mary Olive A. Hunt MD, physician in Manchester NH - 1864 Advertising
1864 Manchester City Directory Advertisement for Miss Mary Olive A. Hunt, M.D., Physician & Obstetrician // Mrs. O.M. Winegar Physician

SEE family tree of Dr. Mary Olive Ann Hunt (TXT file)

Manchester, New Hampshire’s Distinguished Artist, Instructor, Director, Civic Leader: Maud Briggs Knowlton (1870-1956) - blog, Cow Hampshire
Glady Harter (Hesser) Lord (1899-1961)
Teacher, Hesser College Owner

Ada Parnell, Immigrant
Ada Parnell, Immigrant to Manchester NH

First Female Aviator, Well-Known Photographer and Philanthropist

Bernice (Blake) Perry

Charlotte Stewartson Smith MD

Elizabeth "Molly" Paig(e) Stark
(1737-1814), wife of General John Stark
Elizabeth "Molly" Page Stark

Molly Stark

Manchester New Hampshire’s Philosopher and Educator: Professor Emeritus Isabel Scribner Stearns (1910-1987)


Jane (Young) Southwick

the section of Manchester, Janesville, was named after her. [Now known as Corey Square]

Zatae L. (Longsdorff) Straw
Physician & Politician
Zatae Longsdorff Straw

Effie Brown (Earll) Slingerland Yantis

Illustrator, Lecturer, Social Worker, New Hampshire Politician
See article, Manchester New Hampshire Entrepreneur, Alma M. (Cavagnaro) Truesdale (1881-1973) on my blog, Cow Hampshire.
Mrs. Olive M. Winegar, electic physician
(1814-aft 1870)
and her daughter
Emogene Ramenla Winegar, M.D.
Born in Vermont, widowed by 1850, she was living in NY with several young children; By 1860 she was an "eclectic" physician practicing in Manchester NH. Her daughter, Emogene Ramenla Winegar graduated from the New England Female Medical College, and in 1870 she too was in Manchester NH with her mother, both of them practicing physicians. The 1870 City Directory shows "O.M. & E.R. Winegar" 23 Smyth's block, house Union, north. [apparently they had a group practice]. Emogene was practicing medicine in Manchester NH as late as 1880.

See Dr. Winegar's 1864 directory advertising above

See partial genealogy of the Winegar family (TXT File) - unfortunately I don't know Olive's maiden name or I would have added her genealogy


Elizabeth Nackey (Scripps) Gallowhur LOEB, publisher
(1924-2000), heiress to the Scripps publishing fortune (from her grandfather Edward Willis Scripps). She married 1st (and divorced) George W. Gallowhur; and married 2d) William Loeb, an editor of several newspapers, including the 'Manchester Union Leader.' She was partially paralyzed from an auto accident, and spent the remainder of her life in a wheelchair. When her husband "Bill" Loeb died she became the majority owner of the newspapers, and continued his tradition of editorial writing. She founded the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications.

See her SCRIPPS, HOLTSINGER & CULBERTSON family trees (TXT Files, this site)

See biography
Note: Nackey S.Loeb was not born in New Hampshire (she was born in California), she wasn't married here (either time) and she did not live in New Hampshire until late in life (in Goffstown NH). But whether you loved or disliked her editorials in the "Manchester Union Leader," she always made you THINK. There is no doubt that this remarkable woman influenced Manchester and NH in numerous ways.


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