Fannie Isabelle Blaisdell

23 May 1859–1 April 1907 (Age 47)
Clearfield, Juneau, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Fannie Isabelle

When Fannie Isabelle Blaisdell was born on 23 May 1859, in Clearfield, Juneau, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Isaac Smith Blaisdell, was 36 and her mother, Rebecca Soule, was 38. She married William Sheldon Swaney on 1 October 1879, in Rock, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Milton, Van Buren, Wisconsin Territory, United States in 1907. She died on 1 April 1907, in Milton, Rock, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 47.

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Family Time Line

William Sheldon Swaney
Fannie Isabelle Blaisdell
Marriage: 1 October 1879
Hazel M Swaney
Sheldon W. Swaney
Earl S. Swaney

Spouse and Children

1 October 1879
Rock, Wisconsin, United States


Parents and Siblings



    James R Blaisdell


    George Isaac Blaisdell


    Melissa Blaisdell


    William Wallace Blaisdell


    Franklin Alonzo Blaisdell


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The First Successful Typewriter is Invented

Age 8

A patent was filed on October 11, 1867, on a new direct action typewriter. The patent was filed by Christopher Latham Sholes, Carlos Glidden, and Samuel Soule who had invented the prototype in Milwaukee.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 13

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

English (Cumbria and Lancashire): habitational name from a place in the Lake District named Blaisdell, from the Old Norse byname Blesi (from blesi ‘blaze’, ‘white spot’), or from the same word used in the sense of a white spot on a hillside, + Old Norse dalr ‘valley’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Fanny Blaisdele in household of Smith Blaisdele, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Fanny I Swaney in household of Wm S Swaney, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Fanny Blaisdell in household of S I Blaisdell, "United States Census, 1860"

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