James Caswell Blazer

20 April 1870–9 December 1957 (Age 87)
Sevier, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of James Caswell

When James Caswell Blazer was born on 20 April 1870, in Sevier, Tennessee, United States, his father, George Melvin Blazer, was 28 and his mother, Martha Elizabeth Patterson, was 30. He married Emmaline Margaret Atchley on 14 December 1889, in Sevier, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Fair Garden, Sevier, Tennessee, United States in 1880 and Civil District 3, Sevier, Tennessee, United States in 1910. He died on 9 December 1957, in Sevier, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Sevier, Tennessee, United States.

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James Caswell Blazer
Emmaline Margaret Atchley
Marriage: 14 December 1889
Joseph Horace Blazer
Mattie Blazer Smelcer
Alma Hue Blazer
Zora Belle Blazer
George Victor Blazer
Alton Delozier Blazer
Waumega Frances Blazer Sharp
Leota May Blazer Holt
Florence Blazer

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 December 1889Sevier, Tennessee, United States
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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.
    1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic
    Age 8
    When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 26
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    Dutch: from Middle Dutch blaser ‘blower’, hence an occupational name for a player of the trumpet or other wind instrument, or a nickname for a braggart or boaster.Americanized form of German Bläser (see Blaser ).English (Norfolk): apparently from Middle English blasour ‘proclaimer’.

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

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    Sources (15)

    • James C Webb in household of George M Blazer, "United States Census, 1880"
    • J C Blazer, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
    • J. C. Blazer in entry for Emmaline Atchley Blazer, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"

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