Blanche Fall

1 January 1860–30 October 1958 (Age 98)
Alexandria Bay, Alexandria, Jefferson, New York, United States

The Life of Blanche

When Blanche Fall was born on 1 January 1860, in Alexandria Bay, Alexandria, Jefferson, New York, United States, her father, Nelson Fall, was 39 and her mother, Lucy Bowles, was 35. She married Roscoe C. Smith on 23 December 1890, in Theresa, Jefferson, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Batavia, Genesee, New York, United States for about 5 years and Syracuse, Sicily, Italy in 1918. She died on 30 October 1958, in Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States, at the age of 98, and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Roscoe C. Smith
Blanche Fall
Marriage: 23 December 1890
Florence E Smith
Helen A Smith

Spouse and Children

    Roscoe C. Smith



23 December 1890
Theresa, Jefferson, New York, United States


    Florence E Smith



Parents and Siblings



+8 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 0

Northern Italy was joined to the Kingdom of Sardinia.

Age 3

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

Age 26

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish or Irish: reduced form of McFall .2 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a waterfall, declivity, or forest clearing, Middle English fall (from Old English (ge)fall ‘a felling of trees’, Old Norse fall ‘forest clearing’).3 German: topographic name from Middle High German val ‘fall (of trees)’; in some cases ‘waterfall’ or ‘landslide’, or a habitational name from a minor place named with this word, or in Tyrol from Ladine val ‘valley’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Blanche Smith in household of Richard C Smith, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Blanch Smith in household of Roseo E Smith, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Blanch Smith in household of Herbert F Williams, "United States Census, 1940"

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