Amelia Bloomer

21 November 1866–4 May 1906 (Age 39)
Scott, Virginia, United States

The Life of Amelia

When Amelia Bloomer was born on 21 November 1866, in Scott, Virginia, United States, her father, Jesse R. Bloomer, was 36 and her mother, Sarah A Robinette, was 32. She married David O Bledsoe about 1883, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Virginia, United States in 1870 and Powell Magisterial District, Scott, Virginia, United States for about 20 years. She died on 4 May 1906, at the age of 39, and was buried in Scott, Virginia, United States.

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David O Bledsoe
Amelia Bloomer
Marriage: about 1883
Addison Bledsoe
Mary P Bledsoe
Martha E. Bledsoe
Joseph Walker Bledsoe
Echol Bledsoe
Lloyd H. Bledsoe
David Green Bledsoe

Spouse and Children

about 1883
Virginia, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 1

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 2

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 15

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for an iron worker, Middle English blomere ( see Bloom ).2 Americanized form of Dutch Bloemer or German Blümer ( see Blumer ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Amelia Bloomer in household of Jesse R Bloomer, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Amelia Blamer in household of Jesse R Blamer, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Millie Bledsoe in household of David O Bledsoe, "United States Census, 1900"

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