Lyman Johnson Blodgett

Brief Life History of Lyman Johnson

When Lyman Johnson Blodgett was born on 19 September 1834, in Bath, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Newman Greenleaf Blodgett, was 34 and his mother, Sally Smith Utley, was 30. He married Mary Ann Parker on 20 July 1856, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Fort Missoula, Missoula, Montana, United States in 1880 and Ravalli, Montana, United States in 1900. He died on 12 May 1908, in Hamilton, Ravalli, Montana, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Blodgett Cemetery, Ravalli, Montana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lyman Johnson Blodgett
1834–1908
Mary Ann Parker
1841–1903
Marriage: 20 July 1856
Mary Catharine Blodgett
1857–1872
Sally Ann Blodgett
1859–1862
George Lyman Blodgett
1862–1935
Horace William Blodgett
1864–1906
Newman Greenleaf Blodgett
1867–1926
Polly Ann Blodgett
1869–1871
Elva Melisa Blodgett
1872–1892
Martha Elizabeth Blodgett
1874–1936
Joseph Benjamin Blodgett
1876–1954
Minnie Stella Bell Blodgett
1879–1909
Clara A. Blodgett
1882–1969
Clara A Blodgett
1882–1969

Sources (35)

  • Lyman Johnson Blodget in household of Newman Greenleaf Blodget, "Montana, Polson, Tribal Census, 1870-1995"
  • Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950
  • Lyman Johnson Blodgett, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

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.

1839 · Nauvoo is Settled

After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

English: unexplained. This surname is no longer found in Britain.

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

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Blodgett Cemetery and Other History about the Area

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