Elise R. Bliss

9 April 1891–before 1994 (Age 102)
New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Elise R.

When Elise R. Bliss was born on 9 April 1891, in New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, her father, George Clinton Bliss, was 35 and her mother, Roxcena Leonard Ellis, was 36. She married Charles Marshall Howes on 22 February 1913, in New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. She died before 1994, at the age of 101.

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Charles Marshall Howes
Elise R. Bliss
Marriage: 22 February 1913

Spouse and Children

22 February 1913
New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

Parents and Siblings

    George Clinton Bliss


    Roxcena Leonard Ellis




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 7

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 27

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle English blisse ‘joy’. Compare Blythe 1.2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from the village of Blay in Calvados, France, recorded in 1077 in the form Bleis and of unknown origin. The village of Stoke Bliss in Worcestershire was named after a Norman family de Blez, recorded several times in the county from the 13th century.3 German: nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle High German blīde ‘happy’, ‘friendly’. Compare 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elise R Howes in household of Charles M Howes, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elise R Howes in household of Joseph R Gidley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elise R Bliss, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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