Rufus Mather Blodgett

20 November 1897–10 September 1949 (Age 51)
Rushville, Potter, Yates, New York, United States

The Life of Rufus Mather

When Rufus Mather Blodgett was born on 20 November 1897, in Rushville, Potter, Yates, New York, United States, his father, George Winants Blodgett Sr., was 40 and his mother, Clara B. Wilson, was 37. He married Kathryn Baker on 16 July 1938, in Geneva, Ontario, New York, United States. He lived in Potter, Potter, Yates, New York, United States for about 25 years. He died on 10 September 1949, in Town of Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Gorham, Ontario, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rufus Mather Blodgett
Kathryn Baker
Marriage: 16 July 1938

Spouse and Children

16 July 1938
Geneva, Ontario, New York, United States

Parents and Siblings

    George Winants Blodgett Sr.


    Clara B. Wilson




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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 3

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 15

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. Perhaps an Americanized form of Dutch Bloetgoet ( see Bloodgood ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Rufus Blodgett, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Rufus M Blodgett in household of George W Blodgett, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Rufus Blodgett in household of George Blodgett Sr., "United States Census, 1920"

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