Harriet Almira Blunt

Brief Life History of Harriet Almira

When Harriet Almira Blunt was born on 5 March 1821, in Cranberry Isles, Hancock, Maine, United States, her father, William Pepperill Blunt, was 22 and her mother, Hulda Hadlock, was 19. She had at least 2 daughters with William Moore Richardson. She died on 19 July 1873, in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Moore Richardson
1822–1864
Harriet Almira Blunt
1821–1873
Sophia E. Richardson
about 1845–1889
Clarissa Adelaide Richardson
1847–1923

Sources (6)

  • Harriet A Richardson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Harriot Almira Blunt, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Harriet Almira Blunt Richardson, "Find a Grave Index"

World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

1832 · Calais Branch is Chartered

The State of Maine chartered the Calais Railway in 1832, one of the first railway charters to be granted by the state. Construction was very long, as the project was reorganized, abandoned, transferred to other companies, and extended several times. It was finally completed in 1898.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English: nickname for someone with fair hair or a light complexion, from Old French blund, blond (from Latin blondus) ‘blond, fair, yellow-haired’, used also of complexion.

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

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