William Clarence Bledsoe

18 August 1895–December 1974 (Age 79)
Jackson, Missouri, United States

The Life of William Clarence

When William Clarence Bledsoe was born on 18 August 1895, in Jackson, Missouri, United States, his father, James Leonard BLEDSOE, was 40 and his mother, Frances Roach, was 36. He lived in Blue Township, Jackson, Missouri, United States for about 20 years. He died in December 1974, in Fort Osage Township, Jackson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Buckner Hill Cemetery, Fort Osage Township, Jackson, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Leonard BLEDSOE
Frances Roach
Rosa Leona Bledsoe
Walter D Bledsoe
Joell Thomas Bledsoe
George Washington Bledsoe
Harm Gilford Bledsoe
William Clarence Bledsoe

Parents and Siblings

    James Leonard BLEDSOE


    Frances Roach




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 9

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 21

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Gloucestershire named Bledisloe, from the Old English personal name Blīð (a byname meaning ‘cheerful’) + Old English hlāw ‘mound’, ‘tumulus’.

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

Sources (3)

  • William Bledsoe in household of Frances Bledsoe, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Willie Bledsoe in household of Frances Bledsoe, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Willie C Bledsoe in household of Francis Bledsoe, "United States Census, 1900"

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