Calista Van Blaricom

May 1838–7 July 1909 (Age 71)

The Life Summary of Calista Van

When Calista Van Blaricom was born in May 1838, in Canada, her father, Abraham Van Blaricom, was 22 and her mother, Sibyl Clarke, was 22. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Robert Miles Snider. She lived in Chatham, Kent, Ontario, Canada in 1881 and Wise Township, Isabella, Michigan, United States in 1900. She died on 7 July 1909, in Nottawa Township, Isabella, Michigan, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Weidman, Isabella, Michigan, United States.

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Robert Miles Snider
Calista Van Blaricom
Frances Maud Snider
Willard Miles Snider

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World Events (8)

Age 8
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Moving the State Capital
Age 9
The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.
Age 25
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

From the Late Latin name Calixta, feminine form of Calixtus (from Latin calix ‘cup’), adopted by Christians with specific reference to the cup containing the wine of the Christian sacrament. The male name was borne by three popes, including a 3rd-century saint ( d. 222 ); it never enjoyed great popularity in England, but it became common in Bohemia, especially among members of a Hussite sect calling themselves Calixtines, who believed that wine as well as bread should be given to the laity in the Eucharist. In modern times this name is borne by the actress Calista Flockhart , star of the TV show Ally McBeal. There is also an apparent association with Greek kallista (feminine form) ‘fairest, most beautiful’.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

Sources (10)

  • Calista Snider in household of Robert M Snider, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Calista Snider in household of Robert M Snider, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Celesta Snider in entry for Joseph Rolling and Frances Maud Snider, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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