George Alanson Blandin

13 August 1873–25 March 1942 (Age 68)
Peoria, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of George Alanson

When George Alanson Blandin was born on 13 August 1873, in Peoria, Illinois, United States, his father, Franklin A. Blandin, was 33 and his mother, Catherine Fuller, was 27. He married Katie Bell Polson on 12 March 1903, in Lincoln, Logan, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Logan Township, Peoria, Illinois, United States for about 62 years. He died on 25 March 1942, in Peoria, Illinois, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Peoria, Illinois, United States.

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George Alanson Blandin
Katie Bell Polson
Marriage: 12 March 1903
Frank Leslie Blandin
Clarence Anthony Blandin
Ora Vernice Blandin
Glenn Blandin

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 March 1903Lincoln, Logan, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 2
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
    1877 · The First Workers Strike
    Age 4
    The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
    1892 · The Chicago Canal
    Age 19
    The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

    Name Meaning

    French: derivative of Bland .Altered form of Blanding , a surname of English origin.

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

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    Sources (13)

    • George Blandin, "United States Census, 1910"
    • George Alanson Blandin, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
    • Geo Blandin, "United States Census, 1930"

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