Brief Life History of Blossom

When Blossom was born on 7 May 1894, in Troy, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Edgar H Blossom, was 22 and his mother, Lena M Starkey, was 20.

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Edgar H Blossom
Lena M Starkey
Lillian Blanche Blossom
Alice May Blossom

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  • <Unknown>, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"

World Events (3)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.

1898 · War with the Spanish

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.

1905 · Treaty of Portsmouth Signed

The Treaty of Portsmouth was signed on September 5, 1905 and officially brought a conclusion to the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905.

Name Meaning

English (East Yorkshire): nickname from Middle English blosme, blossom ‘blossom’ (Old English blōstm(a), blōsma) used in the 15th century for someone lovely and full of promise.

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

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