Orlinda Amelia Bliss

Female23 April 1828–26 April 1895

Brief Life History of Orlinda Amelia

When Orlinda Amelia Bliss was born on 23 April 1828, in Huston Township, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Arnold Bliss, was 26 and her mother, Freelove Lucore, was 23. She had at least 5 sons and 2 daughters with Oscar Allen. She lived in Fox Township, Elk, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. She died on 26 April 1895, in Penfield, Huston Township, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Mount Zion Cemetery, Caledonia, Jay Township, Elk, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Oscar Allen
Orlinda Amelia Bliss
Orman Arnold Allen
Freelove "Lovie" Allen
Loren Lorenzo Allen
Oscar J H Allen
George Chapin Allen
Warren Allen
Nancy Lillian Allen

Sources (19)

  • Orlinda Allen, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1852-1968
  • Orlinda Amelia Bliss Allen, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (7)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.


Age 15

Historical Boundaries 1843: Elk, Pennsylvania, United States


Age 18

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle English blisse ‘joy’. Compare Blissett .

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from the village of Blay in Calvados, France, recorded in 1077 in the form Bleis. The village of Stoke Bliss in Worcestershire takes the second part of its name from a Norman family de Blez, recorded several times in the county from the 13th century.

German: nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle High German blīde ‘happy, friendly’. It is also found in France.

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

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