Ida Bliss

March 1854–2 April 1936 (Age 82)
Fremont Township, Lake, Illinois, United States

The Life of Ida

When Ida Bliss was born in March 1854, in Fremont Township, Lake, Illinois, United States, her father, Thaddeus Madison Bliss, was 22 and her mother, Ellen August Watson, was 24. She married George Clarence Green about 1883, in Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Lake, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Kaukauna, Outagamie, Wisconsin, United States for about 20 years. She died on 2 April 1936, at the age of 82, and was buried in Kelso Cemetery, Kaukauna, Outagamie, Wisconsin, United States.

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George Clarence Green
Ida Bliss
Marriage: about 1883
Madge C Dooley
Clarence Bliss Green
Gladys Green

Spouse and Children

    George Clarence Green



about 1883
Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 2

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 22

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle English blisse ‘joy’. Compare Blythe 1.2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from the village of Blay in Calvados, France, recorded in 1077 in the form Bleis and of unknown origin. The village of Stoke Bliss in Worcestershire was named after a Norman family de Blez, recorded several times in the county from the 13th century.3 German: nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle High German blīde ‘happy’, ‘friendly’. Compare 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ida B Green in household of George S Green, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ida Green in household of George C Green, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ida I Green in household of George C Green, "United States Census, 1910"

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