William Wallace Blaisdell

2 August 1856–14 December 1904 (Age 48)
Honolulu, Oahu, Kingdom of Hawaii

The Life of William Wallace

When William Wallace Blaisdell was born on 2 August 1856, in Honolulu, Oahu, Kingdom of Hawaii, his father, Lewis Blaisdell, was 55 and his mother, Rosanna, was 43. He married Cora Ammie Shaw on 26 February 1878. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Honolulu, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States in 1900. He died on 14 December 1904, at the age of 48.

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William Wallace Blaisdell
Cora Ammie Shaw
Marriage: 26 February 1878
Nellie Blaisdell
Charles MaKee Blaisdell
William Wallace Blaisdell
James Makee Blaisdell
Cora Maud Blaisdell

Spouse and Children

26 February 1878
Hoholulu, Kona, Oahu, Hawaii


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World Events (8)


Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 7

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 14

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

English (Cumbria and Lancashire): habitational name from a place in the Lake District named Blaisdell, from the Old Norse byname Blesi (from blesi ‘blaze’, ‘white spot’), or from the same word used in the sense of a white spot on a hillside, + Old Norse dalr ‘valley’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Blaisdell in household of Buchanan, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Blaisdell in entry for William Wallace Blaisdell, "Hawaii, Births and Baptisms, 1843-1909"
  • William Blaisdell in entry for James M Blaisdell and Florida B Lindhorst, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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