Rachel Artilla Blythe

18 September 1871–3 March 1930 (Age 58)
Henderson, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Rachel Artilla

When Rachel Artilla Blythe was born on 18 September 1871, in Henderson, North Carolina, United States, her father, James William C. Blythe, was 21 and her mother, Sarah Elizabeth M. Bryan, was 19. She married Gaston Lafayette Norman on 9 April 1893, in Henderson, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Clear Creek Township, Henderson, North Carolina, United States in 1900 and High Shoals Township, Rutherford, North Carolina, United States in 1910. She died on 3 March 1930, in Hendersonville, Henderson, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in East Flat Rock, Henderson, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gaston Lafayette Norman
Rachel Artilla Blythe
Marriage: 9 April 1893
Ossa Lee Norman Sr
C. Carl Norman
James Virgil Norman
Robert Loren Norman
Claude Francis Norman
Martha Louise Norman
Charles Elmer Norman

Spouse and Children

9 April 1893
Henderson, North Carolina, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings




    Ida Eugenia Blythe


    Orrie Blythe


    Orrie E Blythe


    Ettar E. Blythe


+5 More Children

World Events (8)

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.
1877 · Last Troops Leave

Age 6

In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 19

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish:1. nickname for a cheerful person, from Old English blīðe ‘merry’, ‘cheerful’. 2. habitational name from any of several places called Blyth or Blythe, especially Blyth in Northumberland, named for the rivers on which they stand. The river name is from Old English blīðe ‘gentle’, ‘pleasant’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Artilla R Norman in household of Gaston L Hamer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Rachel Norman in household of Gaston L Norman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Artilla Blythe in household of James C Blythe, "United States Census, 1880"

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