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
1858–1922
Rachel Artilla Blythe
1871–1930
Marriage: 9 April 1893
Ossa Lee Norman Sr
1893–1978
C. Carl Norman
1895–1959
James Virgil Norman
1897–1964
Robert Loren Norman
1899–1989
Claude Francis Norman
1903–1991
Martha Louise Norman
1906–1993
Charles Elmer Norman
1910–1995

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
9 April 1893
Henderson, North Carolina, United States
children

(7)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

    Female1871–1930Female

    Ida Eugenia Blythe

    Female1874–1911Female

    Orrie Blythe

    Male1876–Male

    Orrie E Blythe

    Female1877–1880Female

    Ettar E. Blythe

    Male1878–Male

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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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