Joseph Blain

24 May 1852–12 December 1941 (Age 89)
Carlisle, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Joseph

When Joseph Blain was born on 24 May 1852, in Carlisle, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Blain Sr., was 34 and his mother, Isabella Graham, was 35. He married Newera Martina Allred on 3 January 1876, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1880 and Spring City Election Precinct, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1866. He died on 12 December 1941, in Spring City, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Spring City, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Blain
Newera Martina Allred
Marriage: 3 January 1876
Lucy Isabell Blain
Joseph Delos Blain
Orson Blain
Grace Blain
Tina Amilla Blain
Frank Blain
Guy Blain
Alden Blain

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 January 1876Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 2
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    Age 11
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.
    Age 24
    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

    Some characteristic forenames: French/Haitian Donat, Jacques, Michel, Cecile, Elzear, Ermite, Fernand, Gaston, Germain, Gisele, Jean Claude, Jobe.Scottish: shortened form of MacBlain, a shortened form of Mac Gille Blathain ‘son of Gille Blááin’, a personal name meaning ‘servant of Saint Bláán’. Bláán, after whom Dunblane in Perthshire was named, appears in placenames in both Ireland and Scotland.English: from Middle English bleyne ‘inflamed swelling on the surface of the body’, possibly a nickname for a person suffering from boils or some form of inflamation of the skin.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Joseph Blain--Condensed History

    Condensed version by Sherry Jenson Thorne, a great-granddaughter, of a history written by his granddaughters: Gwen Blain and Fawn Hansen from an interview with Joseph Blain. In England-Carlisle, Cumb …

    Sources (36)

    • Joseph Blain in household of Alden Blain, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Joseph in entry for Guy Blain and Rose Carson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Joseph Blain, "United States Headstone Applications for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1949"

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