Mary Bledsoe

16 October 1872–5 February 1915 (Age 42)
Gordon District, Orange, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary Bledsoe was born on 16 October 1872, in Gordon District, Orange, Virginia, United States, her father, Moses G Bledsoe, was 39 and her mother, Mary Catlett Sanders, was 39. She lived in Orange, Virginia, United States for about 20 years. She died on 5 February 1915, in Washington D.C., United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Unionville, Orange, Virginia, United States.

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Moses G Bledsoe
Mary Catlett Sanders
Lum V Bledsoe
Lillian Sanders Bledsoe
Dora Bledsoe
Thomas Hansford Bledsoe
Dr Robert Garnett Bledsoe M D
Mary Bledsoe
Mollie Bledsoe

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
Age 3
In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act
Age 3
During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
Age 14
Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Gloucestershire named Bledisloe, from the Old English personal name Blīth (a byname meaning ‘cheerful’) + Old English hlāw ‘mound, tumulus’. This surname is very rare in Britain.

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

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Sources (8)

  • Mary Bledsoe in household of M G Bledsoe, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary Bledsoe, "District of Columbia Deaths, 1874-1961"
  • Mary Bledsoe in household of Moses G Bledsoe, "United States Census, 1880"

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