Roxanne Melinda Blanchard

Brief Life History of Roxanne Melinda

When Roxanne Melinda Blanchard was born on 4 July 1847, in Sullivan, Hancock, Maine, United States, her father, Stephen Blanchard, was 36 and her mother, Maria Ann Martin, was 13. She married Charles Dow on 9 March 1867, in Hancock, Hancock, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Maine, United States in 1870 and Hancock, Hancock, Maine, United States in 1880. She died in Hancock, Maine, United States, and was buried in Hancock, Hancock, Maine, United States.

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Charles Dow
Roxanne Melinda Blanchard
Marriage: 9 March 1867
Lydia Alzada Dow
Forrest A. Dow
William Henry Dow
Harriet M Dow

Sources (14)

  • Melinda Blanchard in household of Stephen Blanchard, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Roxanna Blanchard, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Roxanna M. Blanchard, "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907"

World Events (8)

1851 · First State to Attempt Prohibition

"In 1851, Maine outlawed the sale of alcohol, allowing exceptions only for ""medicinal, mechanical, and manufacturing purposes"". This made Maine the first state to experiment with prohibition. Neal Dow, mayor of Portland, believed that alcohol was linked to slavery and was also convinced by the Christian temperance movement. Dow ran into problems later for his anti-immigration rhetoric against the Irish, and also for breaking his own prohibition laws; although not a designated ""purchaser"", Dow personally purchased alcohol to distribute to local doctors, violating a technicality. As the citizens turned against him, Dow eventually ordered soldiers to fire on protesters. This marked a sharp decline in Dow's political career, and the Maine Law was repealed by 1856. Aspects of the law would remain in tact, however, and ultimately paved the way for the 18th Amendment, which prohibited alcohol on the national level."


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

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: French Armand, Pierre, Andre, Marcel, Emile, Monique, Camille, Dominique, Euclide, Germaine, Leonce, Lucien.

French and English (of Norman origin): from the French medieval personal name Blanchard, from an ancient Germanic name composed of the elements blank ‘white, shining’ + hard ‘strong, brave’.

French and English: derivative of Blanc .

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

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