Genevieve Blythe

Female27 January 1897–September 1985

Brief Life History of Genevieve

Genevieve Blythe was born on 27 January 1897, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. She married George Gauthier Castle on 10 September 1916, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. She died in September 1985, in Ottawa, LaSalle, Illinois, United States, at the age of 88.

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George Gauthier Castle
Genevieve Blythe
Marriage: 10 September 1916

Sources (3)

  • Genevieve Blythe in household of Albert S Blythe, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Genevieve Blythe, "Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920"
  • Genevieve Blythe, "United States Social Security Death Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 September 1916Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
  • 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 · The Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal

    Age 3

    Historically known as the Chicago Drainage Canal, the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal is a canal system that connects the Chicago River to the Des Plaines River. It reverses the direction of the Chicago River, which now flows out of Lake Michigan rather than into it. It is one of two canals that helps navigation to ships traveling between the Great Lakes Waterway and the Mississippi River system.


    Age 23

    The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

    Name Meaning

    English (East Anglia): from Middle English blithe ‘joyful, happy’ (Old English blīthe ‘gentle, merry’) or from an unrecorded personal name, Old English Blītha, derived from this word.

    Scottish: habitational name from Blythe in Lauderdale, Berwickshire, and possibly also from Blyth in Peeblesshire.

    English: habitational name from Blyth in Northumberland or Nottinghamshire, or Blythe in Warwickshire, named for the rivers on which they stand. The river name is from Old English blīthe ‘gentle, pleasant’.

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

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