Sarah Leota Blossom

24 February 1890–1958 (Age 67)
Dublin Township, Mercer, Ohio, United States

The Life of Sarah Leota

When Sarah Leota Blossom was born on 24 February 1890, in Dublin Township, Mercer, Ohio, United States, her father, Benjamin Franklin Blossom, was 37 and her mother, Frances M Eaken, was 34. She married Frederick Martin VanTilburg on 28 December 1912, in Mercer, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Celina, Mercer, Ohio, United States for about 5 years and Rockford, Dublin Township, Mercer, Ohio, United States in 1940. She died in 1958, in Ohio, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Celina, Mercer, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frederick Martin VanTilburg
Sarah Leota Blossom
Marriage: 28 December 1912
Carl A VanTilburg
Robert Blossom VanTilburg
Marjorie VanTilburg
Don Van Tilburg
Betty L VanTilburg
Tommy Lee VanTilburg
Frances Joan Van Tilburg

Spouse and Children

28 December 1912
Mercer, Ohio, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Franklin Blossom





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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 8

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 18

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Old English blōstm(a), blōsma ‘blossom’, according to Reaney ‘used in the 15th century of one lovely and full of promise.’

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

Sources (3)

  • Leota Vantilbury, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Leota S Blossom in household of Benjamine F Blossom, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Sarah L Van Tilburg in household of Fred M Van Tilburg, "United States Census, 1930"

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