Clarissa Hinds Blanchard

1834–1930 (Age 96)
Maine, United States

The Life of Clarissa Hinds

When Clarissa Hinds Blanchard was born in March 1834, in Maine, United States, her father, Ira B Blanchard, was 26 and her mother, Voadicea Hathaway, was 22. She married Richard Pacey on 18 April 1866, in Peoria, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Brimfield, Peoria, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Brimfield Township, Peoria, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. She died on 11 February 1930, in Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Brimfield Township, Peoria, Illinois, United States.

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Clarissa Hinds Blanchard
Richard Pacey
Marriage: 18 April 1866
Luella May Pacey
Lena Mary Pacey
Arthur Melvin Pacey

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18 April 1866
Peoria, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1838 · The Aroostook War

Age 4

"An international incident referred to as the Aroostook War or ""Pork and Beans War"". The conflict resulted as part of an international boundary dispute between the United States. Although several British soldiers were captured, nobody was killed during the war. In fact, local militia units did not engage in any significant combat. One of the most dramatic events was actually when two Canadian militia were injured by Black Bears."
1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 27

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Name Meaning

French and English: from the French medieval personal name Blancard, Blanchard, from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements blank ‘white’, ‘shining’ + hard ‘strong’, ‘brave’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Clarissa H Pacey in household of Richard Pacey, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Claricy H Pacey in household of Richard Pacey, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Clara Blanchard in household of Isa Blanchard, "United States Census, 1850"

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