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Mrs Emma A. Blood French
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Birth: Oct. 15, 1863
Hillsborough County
New Hampshire, USA
Death: Sep. 23, 1932
Rockingham County
New Hampshire, USA

Date entombed was September 26, 1932.
Philanthropist, b. Manchester NH, Oct 15, 1863, daughter of Aretas and Lavinia (Kendall) Blood; educated in the Manchester schools and at Dr. Gannett's boarding-school, Chester Square, Boston, Mass.; m. Dr. L. Melville French of Manchester,June 1, 1887 (d. Dec. 21, 1914); daughter, Margaret Lavinia, b. April 20, 1888,m. Carl Spencer Fuller of Manchester, June 9, 1910; grandchildren, Mary Spencer,1911, and Henry Melville 1914. In 1916 Mrs. French erected and endowed a building for the Institute of Arts and Sciences, an institution in which she had long been interested. This building is adjacent to the Carpenter Library, erected in memory of her sister, Elenora Blood Carpenter, by the latter's husband, Frank B. Carpenter.With Mrs. Carpenter, Mrs. French gave the maternity and children's ward to the Eliot Hospital and endowed it; and in 1918 Mrs. French built and endowed the L. Melville French children's ward for the same hospital. Mrs. French started the first Shakespeare Club in Manchester 1872; president of the Woman's Aid and Relief Home,founded by her parents 1899-; vice-president Pembroke Sanitarium; director, District Nursing Ass'n; member, Franklin Street Congregational church, N.H. Soc. of Colonial Dames, D.A.R. Board of Council of the Manchester Institute, Y.M.C.A., Children's Home, Red Cross, Navy League, Y.W.C.A. War Relief (patron), N.H. Memorial Hospital for WOmen and Children at Concord. Residence, North River Road Manchester, and Little Boar's Head, N.H.

From: One Thousand New Hampshire Notables: Brief Biographical Sketches of New Hampshire Men and Women, by Frances Matilda Abbott, 1919, Rumford Printing
Company, Page 137.
Family links: 
  Aretas Blood (1816 - 1897)
  Lavinia L Kendall Blood (1815 - 1902)
  L. Melville French (1849 - 1914)
  Margaret French Fuller (1888 - 1969)*
  Elenora R. Blood Carpenter (1849 - 1910)*
  Emma A. Blood French (1863 - 1932)
*Calculated relationship
Note: She died at their ocean front summer home in Hampton, NH.
Valley Cemetery
Hillsborough County
New Hampshire, USA
Plot: Blood Mausoleum
Created by: Mayflower Pilgrim 332
Record added: Nov 26, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62173875
Mrs Emma A. <i>Blood</i> French
Added by: Mayflower Pilgrim 332
Mrs Emma A. <i>Blood</i> French
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For all the kindness you gave to the people of the City of Manchester, NH
- Pat Van Den Berghe
 Added: May. 1, 2015

- Mayflower Pilgrim 332
 Added: Apr. 24, 2015
Member, DAR & Colonial Dames
 Added: Nov. 26, 2010

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