Bertha Olive Beardsley

25 December 1883–18 June 1946 (Age 62)
Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Bertha Olive

When Bertha Olive Beardsley was born on 25 December 1883, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Corydon Lucius Beardsley, was 44 and her mother, Hannah Olive Hathaway, was 43. She married Edward David Blodgett on 2 October 1902, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Pleasant Valley, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States in 1900 and Trimbelle, Pierce, Wisconsin, United States for about 35 years. She died on 18 June 1946, in Goodhue, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Trimbelle, Pierce, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward David Blodgett
Bertha Olive Beardsley
Marriage: 2 October 1902
Corydon Dewitt Blodgett
Albert Irwin Blodgett
Cecelia Marie Blodgett

Spouse and Children

2 October 1902
Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States


    Corydon Dewitt Blodgett


    Albert Irwin Blodgett


    Cecelia Marie Blodgett




Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1884 · Iron Mining starts in Minnesota

Age 1

After discovering iron ore in the Vermilion Range in North-East of Minnesota, iron mining companies began to come to the area and caused an economic boom to the area of Duluth and to the state as a whole.

Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 17

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

English: possibly a variant of Bardsley , or alternatively a habitational name from an unidentified place (possibly in Nottinghamshire, where the surname is particularly common).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bertha Blodgett in household of Edward Blodgett, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Berthie Blodget in household of Edward D Blodget, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bertha Blodget in household of Ed Blodget, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"

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