George Washington Blodgett

19 March 1830–11 December 1901 (Age 71)
Fulton, Liberty Township, Fulton, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of George Washington

When George Washington Blodgett was born on 19 March 1830, in Fulton, Liberty Township, Fulton, Indiana, United States, his father, Morris Downer Blodgett, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth Lydia Noyes, was 25. He married Letitia McClure on 10 June 1849, in Fulton, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Emery, Utah, United States in 1880 and Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1900. He died on 11 December 1901, in Redlands, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Blodgett
Letitia McClure
Marriage: 10 June 1849
Clarinda Clara Blodgett
Bruce McClure Blodgett
John M Blodgett
George William Blodgett
William Albert Blodgett
Ella Blodget

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 June 1849Fulton, Indiana, United States
  • Children


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    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    Age 13
    Historical Boundaries: 1843: Fulton, Indiana, United States
    1861 · Denver Becomes a City
    Age 31
    In 1861, Denver City was incorporated into the territory as an official city.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 2883;2007: 5337; 2010: 7157)English: unexplained. This surname is no longer found in Britain.

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

    Story Highlight


    He was a farmer and a railroad contractor. He built part of the road from Ogden to Salt Lake City. He built the Rio Grande from Denver to Colorado Springs. He built the road up San Jacinto Mountain …

    Sources (11)

    • George Blodgett, "United States Census, 1880"
    • George W Blodgett, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
    • Geo W Blodgett in entry for Clara Blodgett Burris, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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