William Wallace Blaisdell

Brief Life History 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, Hawaii, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 14 December 1904, in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in O'ahu Cemetery, Honolulu, Oahu, 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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  • William Blaisdell in household of Buchanan, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William Wallace Blaisdell - Published information: birth-name: William Wallace Blaisdell
  • Wm Blaisdell, "Hawaii, Marriages, 1826-1954"

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1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

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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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