Blanche Wolcott

17 June 1871–
Frankfort, Benzie, Michigan, United States

The Life of Blanche

When Blanche Wolcott was born on 17 June 1871, in Frankfort, Benzie, Michigan, United States, her father, James Carl Wolcott, was 25 and her mother, Martha Emily Keeler, was 23.

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James Carl Wolcott
Martha Emily Keeler
Blanche Wolcott
Byron Ward Wolcott
Bertha W. Wolcott
Belle Adelia Wolcott

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World Events (3)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

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 1

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.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 8

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from Woolcot in Somerset, possibly so named from Middle English wolle ‘spring’, ‘stream’ + cot ‘cottage’, ‘shelter’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Blanche A. Woolcott, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"
  • Blanche A. Worlcott, "Michigan, Births and Christenings, 1775-1995"
  • Blanche A. Woolcott, "Michigan, Births and Christenings, 1775-1995"

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