Viola Van Blaricum

1847–20 June 1872 (Age 25)
Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States

The Life of Viola

When Viola Van Blaricum was born in 1847, in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States, her father, James John Vanblaircum, was 42 and her mother, Carey Ann Harper, was 39. She married Levi Chadwick on 12 February 1863, in Indiana, United States. She lived in Center Township, Marion, Indiana, United States in 1850. She died on 20 June 1872, in Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, United States, at the age of 25, and was buried in Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, United States.

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Levi Chadwick
Viola Van Blaricum
Marriage: 12 February 1863

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12 February 1863
Indiana, United States

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World Events (6)

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 4

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.
1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 9

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 Vietnamese: unexplained.2 Dutch (De Van): metonymic occupational name for a winnower or a maker of winnowing fans, from Middle Dutch van(ne) ‘fan’.3 English: Western English variant of Fann .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Viola Vantlaricum in household of Keren Vantlaricum, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Viola Vanblaricum in household of James Vanblaircom, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Viola Van Haricum, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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