James Quitman Blunt

15 May 1879–1955 (Age 75)
Calhoun, Mississippi, United States

The Life of James Quitman

When James Quitman Blunt was born on 15 May 1879, in Calhoun, Mississippi, United States, his father, James Reading Blount, was 43 and his mother, Bathsheba Thornton, was 30. He lived in Beat 3, Calhoun, Mississippi, United States in 1880. He died in 1955, at the age of 76, and was buried in Chatham, Jackson, Louisiana, United States.

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James Reading Blount
Bathsheba Thornton
Thomas Reed Blount
Etna G Blount Dunn
Millie Lou Viola Blount
Joseph Henry Blount
James Quitman Blunt
Presley Montgomery Blount
Clyde Blount

Parents and Siblings

    James Reading Blount


    Bathsheba Thornton




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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 3

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 21

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

English:1. nickname for someone with fair hair or a light complexion, from Anglo-Norman French blunt ‘blond’ (Old French blund, blond, of Germanic origin). 2. nickname for a stupid person, from Middle English blunt, blont ‘dull’, ‘stupid’ (probably from Old English blinnan ‘to stop’, or Old Norse blundr ‘sleep’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Blount in household of James R Blount, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James Quitman Blunt, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • James Quitman Blunt, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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