Matilda W. Blanchard

1843–1931 (Age 88)
Peoria, Illinois, United States

The Life of Matilda W.

When Matilda W. Blanchard was born on 19 January 1843, in Peoria, Illinois, United States, her father, Ira B Blanchard, was 35 and her mother, Voadicea Hathaway, was 31. She married Simeon L Fisher on 27 September 1860, in Peoria, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Wapello, Iowa, United States in 1895 and Center Township, Wapello, Iowa, United States in 1910. She died on 4 April 1931, in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States.

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Matilda W. Blanchard
Simeon L Fisher
Marriage: 27 September 1860
Ellsworth Everett Fisher
Ira Elton Fisher

Spouse & Children

27 September 1860
Peoria, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 3

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

Age 3

Iowa is the 29th state.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 23

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

French and English: from the French medieval personal name Blancard, Blanchard, from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements blank ‘white’, ‘shining’ + hard ‘strong’, ‘brave’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Matilda Blanchard in household of Isa Blanchard, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Matilda W Fisher in household of Simeon M Fisher, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Matilda Fisher in household of S L Fisher, "United States Census, 1870"

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