James Blain

12 May 1856–4 January 1936 (Age 79)
Carlisle, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Blain was born on 12 May 1856, in Carlisle, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Blain Sr., was 38 and his mother, Isabella Graham, was 39. He married Caroline Justesen on 31 October 1879, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 4 January 1936, in Spring City, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Spring City, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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James Blain
Caroline Justesen
Marriage: 31 October 1879
James William Blain
Matilda Isabell Blain
Jennie Caroline Blain
Maud Diantha Blain
Orlan Blain
Allen Murl Blain
Max Harrison Blain

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 October 1879Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.
    Age 7
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 25
    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/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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    Sources (42)

    • James Blain in entry for Carter Harrison Blain, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • James Blain, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • James Blain in entry for Max Harrison Blain and Nellie Ostler, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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