George Ryle Blethen

27 July 1909–June 1969 (Age 59)
New Hampshire, United States

The Life of George Ryle

When George Ryle Blethen was born on 27 July 1909, in New Hampshire, United States, his father, Charles Allen Blethen, was 30 and his mother, Grace Laura Rudd, was 26. He lived in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States in 1930 and York, York, Maine, United States in 1940. He died in June 1969, in Kittery, York, Maine, United States, at the age of 59.

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Charles Allen Blethen
Grace Laura Rudd
Francis R Blethen
George Ryle Blethen

Parents and Siblings

    Charles Allen Blethen





World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1916 · New Hampshire Holds First Primary

Age 7

In 1916, New Hampshire held the first presidential primary election even though it would not become important until 1952.
1925 · Palmer's Cove Yatch Club Formed

Age 16

The Palmer's Cove Yacht Club was formed by Salem resident Arthur Dumas. In 1934 is was finally established as a club.

Name Meaning

Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Ble(i)ddyn ‘son of Ble(i)ddyn’, a byname meaning ‘wolf cub’, from blaidd ‘wolf’ + the diminutive suffix -yn. Blaidd was used in medieval Welsh as a term for a hero, and sometimes for a cruel man or for an enemy who feigned friendship.

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

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Sources (3)

  • George R Blethen in household of James Butterworth, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George R Blethen in household of Ida S Rudd, "United States Census, 1940"
  • George R Blethen in household of Charles A Blethen, "United States Census, 1920"

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