Caleb B Bledsoe

September 1896–27 February 1982 (Age 85)
Texas, United States

The Life of Caleb B

When Caleb B Bledsoe was born in September 1896, in Texas, United States, his father, Emmett M. Bledsoe, was 31 and his mother, Maude M Fuller, was 20. He married Sylvia Mary Cunningham on 31 May 1919, in Frederick, Tillman, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in National City, San Diego, California, United States in 1930 and National Judicial Township, San Diego, California, United States in 1940. He died on 27 February 1982, in San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 85.

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Caleb B Bledsoe
Sylvia Mary Cunningham
Marriage: 31 May 1919
Lena Mae Bledsoe
Harry Dee Bledsoe
Frances Lue Bledsoe

Spouse and Children


    Sylvia Mary Cunningham


31 May 1919
Frederick, Tillman, Oklahoma, United States


    Lena Mae Bledsoe


    Harry Dee Bledsoe


    Frances Lue Bledsoe


Parents and Siblings

    Emmett M. Bledsoe





World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 10

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 23

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Gloucestershire named Bledisloe, from the Old English personal name Blīð (a byname meaning ‘cheerful’) + Old English hlāw ‘mound’, ‘tumulus’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Caleb Bledsoe, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Caleb Bledsoe, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Caleb Bledsoe, "United States Census, 1940"

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