Frederick Albion Blethen

29 April 1870–19 November 1906 (Age 36)
Ormsby, Nevada, United States

The Life of Frederick Albion

When Frederick Albion Blethen was born on 29 April 1870, in Ormsby, Nevada, United States, his father, Jonas L Blethen, was 47 and his mother, Mary Garland Downing, was 36. He lived in Carson City, Ormsby, Nevada, United States for about 10 years and Salt Lake City Ward 3, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 19 November 1906, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 36, and was buried in Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States.

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Jonas L Blethen
Mary Garland Downing
Sarah Alice Gordon Blethen
Charles William Blethen
James Edward Blethen
Frederick Albion Blethen

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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

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.
1872 · The Amnesty Act

Age 2

A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 11

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Ble(i)ddyn ‘son of Ble(i)ddyn’, a byname meaning ‘wolf cub’, from blaidd ‘wolf’ + the diminutive suffix -yn. Blaidd was used in medieval Welsh as a term for a hero, and sometimes for a cruel man or for an enemy who feigned friendship.

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

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  • F A B Blethen in household of J L Blethen, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Fred Blithen in household of Wm. Heavenor, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Freddy A Blethen in household of Jonas L Blethen, "United States Census, 1880"

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