James Selleck Blaine

17 April 1898–14 October 1981 (Age 83)
Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States

The Life of James Selleck

When James Selleck Blaine was born on 17 April 1898, in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States, his father, John Bannister Selleck, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth Kelly, was 28. He married Laura Sofie Rifbjerg on 17 October 1931, in Carson City, Ormsby, Nevada, United States. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1930 and Brooklyn Judicial Township, Alameda, California, United States in 1940. He died on 14 October 1981, in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 83.

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James Selleck Blaine
Laura Sofie Rifbjerg
Marriage: 17 October 1931

Spouse and Children

17 October 1931
Carson City, Ormsby, Nevada, United States

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World Events (8)

1899 · The Salt Palace Convention Center

Age 1

The original Salt Palace was built in 1899 and It stood on 900 South, between State Street and Main Street. The Salt Palace was a frame structure covered in large pieces of rock salt, which gave it its name. The Salt Palace was destroyed by fire on August 29, 1910 and was replaced by the Majestic Hall. This Hall only lasted for a while during the remodel of the Salt Palace. The Salt Palace served as the Olympic Media Center during the 2002 Winter Olympics. Salt Lake Comic Con has been held at the Salt Palace Convention Center since September 2013.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Age 22

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Blain .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • James S Blain in household of Richard W Mctavis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James S Blaine, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Blaine Selleck in household of Head John Selleck, "United States Census, 1900"

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