Franklin Hopkins Bloomer

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

The Life 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. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Marion Township, Fayette, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Lagro, Wabash, Indiana, United States in 1900. 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

17 November 1874


    Clarence McIlvane Bloomer


    Burgess E. Bloomer


    Mary Bloomer


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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

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)

  • Franklin Bloomer in household of Elijah Bloomer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Frank H Bloomer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Franklin H Bloomer in entry for Clarence M Bloomer and Metta Mabel Frushour, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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