Florence Pearl Bliss

13 June 1883–27 March 1968 (Age 84)
Mount Ida, Grant, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Florence Pearl

When Florence Pearl Bliss was born on 13 June 1883, in Mount Ida, Grant, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Ambrose Kirkendall Bliss, was 47 and her mother, Amanda Maria Borah, was 42. She married Peter C Millar before 1904, in Mount Ida, Grant, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 27 March 1968, in Danville, Contra Costa, California, United States, at the age of 84.

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Peter C Millar
Florence Pearl Bliss
Marriage: before 1904
Harold Duncan Millar
Kenneth Kirkendall Millar

Spouse and Children

before 1904
Mount Ida, Grant, Wisconsin, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 8

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 23

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle English blisse ‘joy’. Compare Blythe 1.2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from the village of Blay in Calvados, France, recorded in 1077 in the form Bleis and of unknown origin. The village of Stoke Bliss in Worcestershire was named after a Norman family de Blez, recorded several times in the county from the 13th century.3 German: nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle High German blīde ‘happy’, ‘friendly’. Compare 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Florence P Bliss in household of Charles L Bliss, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Florence P Bliss in household of Ambrose K Bliss, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Florence Hinchliff, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1941"

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