Blanche Miriam Sircom

Brief Life History of Blanche Miriam

When Blanche Miriam Sircom was born on 28 June 1857, in Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, British Colonial America, her father, Stephen Rowland Sircom, was 20 and her mother, Elizabeth Banyard, was 22. She married Capt. David Jackson Kitchen on 14 November 1889, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. She lived in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1880 and Melrose, Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1920. She died about 1933, in Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Barbados.

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Capt. David Jackson Kitchen
Blanche Miriam Sircom
Marriage: 14 November 1889

Sources (8)

  • Blanche M Kichin, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Blanche Miriam Sircom (Kitchin), "Nova Scotia Delayed Births, 1837-1904"
  • Blanche M Lircosn, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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World Events (8)

1860 · Abraham Lincoln Elected President

Abraham Lincoln was Elected President of the United States in November of 1860


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

Originally a nickname for a blonde, from blanche, feminine of Old French blanc ‘white’ (of Germanic origin). It came to be associated with the notion of whiteness as indicating purity, and was introduced into England as a given name by the Normans. A pale complexion combined with light hair was long an ideal of beauty in Europe (compare Modern English fair, which at first meant ‘beautiful’ and then, from the 16th century, ‘light in colouring’).

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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