Burwood Oliver Blood

19 May 1915–18 August 2005 (Age 90)
Canton, Fulton, Illinois, United States

The Life of Burwood Oliver

When Burwood Oliver Blood was born on 19 May 1915, in Canton, Fulton, Illinois, United States, his father, Ernest Newell Blood, was 25 and his mother, Vera Evabelle Davis, was 22. He married Lucille L. Dragoo on 2 July 1936, in Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Lisbon, Linn, Iowa, United States in 1940 and Iowa Township, Cedar, Iowa, United States for about 7 years. He died on 18 August 2005, in Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Lisbon, Linn, Iowa, United States.

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Burwood Oliver Blood
Lucille L. Dragoo
Marriage: 2 July 1936
Dennis R. Blood

Spouse and Children

2 July 1936
Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States


    Dennis R. Blood


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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · Camp Dodge

Age 2

Original construction of the Camp Dodge began in 1907 and was originally planned to provide a place for the National Guard units to train. In 1917, it was handed over to national authorities and expanded to become the regional training center for World War I forces. The Camp was named after Brigadier General Grenville M. Dodge, who organized Iowa's first National Guard unit. When the war ended, the camp was downsized and turned back over to the state until the start of World War II. Today, Camp Dodge has served only as a Guard and Reserve installation.

Age 26

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English: evidently from Old English blōd ‘blood’, but with what significance is not clear. In Middle English the word was in use as a metonymic occupational term for a physician, i.e. one who lets blood, and also as an affectionate term of address for a blood relative.2 Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Llwyd ‘son of Llwyd’ ( see Lloyd ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Burwood O Blood, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Burwood Blood in household of Ernst Blood, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Burrwood O Blood in household of Ernest N Blood, "United States Census, 1920"

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