Franklin Hopkins Bloomer

6 May 1848–25 April 1886 (Age 37)
Fayette, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Franklin Hopkins

When Franklin Hopkins Bloomer was born on 6 May 1848, in Fayette, Ohio, United States, his father, Elijah Bloomer, was 36 and his mother, Nancy Hopkins, was 32. He married Eliza McIlvain on 17 November 1874, in Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Lagro, Lagro Township, Wabash, Indiana, United States in 1900 and Lagro Township, Wabash, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died on 25 April 1886, at the age of 37.

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Franklin Hopkins Bloomer
Eliza McIlvain
Marriage: 17 November 1874
Clarence McIlvane Bloomer
Burgess E. Bloomer
Mary Bloomer

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 November 1874Ohio, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1851 · Constitution of 1851
    Age 3
    Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.
    1856 · The Town of Santa Claus
    Age 8
    The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.
    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War
    Age 12
    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for an iron worker, from Middle English blomere (see Bloom 4).Americanized form of Dutch Bloemer or German Blümer (see Blumer ).Irish (Tyrone): unexplained. MacLysaght says that it is a synonym of Gormley .

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

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    Sources (10)

    • Frank H Bloomer, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Frank H Bloomer, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"
    • J. T. Bloomer, "Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001"

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