William Wallace Blaisdell

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

The Life Summary of William Wallace

When William Wallace Blaisdell was born on 2 August 1856, in Honolulu, Oahu, Kingdom of Hawaii, his father, John Lewis Blaisdell, was 56 and his mother, Rosanna McCann, was 43. He married Cora Ammie Shaw on 26 February 1878, in Honolulu, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 14 December 1904, in Honolulu, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in O'ahu Cemetery, Honolulu, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States.

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

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  • Marriage
    26 February 1878Honolulu, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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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 inthe Lake District named Blaisdell, from the Old Norse bynameBlesi (from blesi ‘blaze, white spot’), or from thesame word used in the sense of a white spot on a hillside, + Old Norsedalr ‘valley’.

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

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    Sources (19)

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

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