Edith May Blaisdell

Female26 August 1879–17 April 1945

Brief Life History of Edith May

When Edith May Blaisdell was born on 26 August 1879, in Campton, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States, her father, John Mason Blaisdell, was 31 and her mother, Julia A Hall, was 31. She lived in Thetford, Orange, Vermont, United States in 1900 and Beebe River, Campton, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States in 1940. She died on 17 April 1945, in Plymouth, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 65.

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Family Time Line

John Mason Blaisdell
1847–1931
Julia A Hall
1847–1908
Edith May Blaisdell
1879–1945

Sources (9)

  • Edith M Blaisdell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edith M Blaisdell, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Edith May Blaisdell, "New Hampshire Deaths and Burials, 1784-1949"

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

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.

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 3

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 19

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.

Name Meaning

English (Cumbria and Lancashire): habitational name from a place inthe Lake District named Blaisdell, from the Old Norse bynameBlesi (from blesi ‘blaze, white spot’), or from thesame word used in the sense of a white spot on a hillside, + Old Norsedalr ‘valley’.

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

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