Harriet Almira Blunt

5 March 1821–19 June 1873 (Age 52)
Cranberry Isles, Lincoln, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Harriet Almira

When Harriet Almira Blunt was born on 5 March 1821, in Cranberry Isles, Lincoln, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, William Pepperal Blunt, was 22 and her mother, Hulda Hadlock, was 19. She had at least 1 daughter with William M. Richardson. She died on 19 June 1873, in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Maine, United States.

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William M. Richardson
Harriet Almira Blunt
Clara Adelaide Richardson

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World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

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

Age 11

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

Age 15

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:1. nickname for someone with fair hair or a light complexion, from Anglo-Norman French blunt ‘blond’ (Old French blund, blond, of Germanic origin). 2. nickname for a stupid person, from Middle English blunt, blont ‘dull’, ‘stupid’ (probably from Old English blinnan ‘to stop’, or Old Norse blundr ‘sleep’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Harriet A Richardson in entry for Bunker and Richardson, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • Harriet A Richardson in entry for Unknown and Unknown, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • Harriet A Richardson in entry for Charles E Bunker and Clara A Richardson, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907 "

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