Henry J Blain

1876–21 November 1955 (Age 79)
Minnesota, United States

The Life of Henry J

When Henry J Blain was born in 1876, in Minnesota, United States, his father, Alonzo Blain, was 27 and his mother, Nellie Hagerman Van Doren, was 31. He married Sarah E. Nelson on 30 March 1904, in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States. He lived in Oak Grove Township, Anoka, Minnesota, United States in 1900 and Independence Township, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States in 1940. He died on 21 November 1955, in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 79.

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Henry J Blain
Sarah E. Nelson
Marriage: 30 March 1904

Spouse and Children

30 March 1904
Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Alonzo Blain


    Nellie Hagerman Van Doren




World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 0

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1884 · Iron Mining starts in Minnesota

Age 8

After discovering iron ore in the Vermilion Range in North-East of Minnesota, iron mining companies began to come to the area and caused an economic boom to the area of Duluth and to the state as a whole.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: Anglicized form of the Gaelic personal name Bláán, a diminutive of blá ‘yellow’. This was the name of an early Celtic saint.2 Scottish: shortened form of MacBlain.3 Scottish and northern English: nickname for a person suffering from boils, from Middle English blain ‘blister’, ‘pustule’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Henry J Blain, "United States Census, 1940"
  • I A Blaine in household of Alonzo Blaine, "Minnesota State Census, 1885"
  • Jay Blain in household of Alonzo Blain, "Minnesota State Census, 1895"

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