Grace Amanda Blanchard

8 October 1889–26 December 1985 (Age 96)
Ashby, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Grace Amanda

When Grace Amanda Blanchard was born on 8 October 1889, in Ashby, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, George Monroe Blanchard, was 39 and her mother, Harriett E. Lawrence, was 37. She married John Rosevear on 7 September 1921, in Lake Forest, Lake, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Shields Township, Lake, Illinois, United States in 1910 and Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts, United States in 1920. She died on 26 December 1985, in Lake Forest, Lake, Illinois, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Lake Forest, Lake, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Rosevear
Grace Amanda Blanchard
Marriage: 7 September 1921
Lois Gwendolyn ROSEVEAR
Judith Lucille ROSEVEAR
Grace Harriet ROSEVEAR

Spouse and Children

7 September 1921
Lake Forest, Lake, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings

    George Monroe Blanchard


    Harriett E. Lawrence




World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 3

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 27

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

French and English: from the French medieval personal name Blancard, Blanchard, from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements blank ‘white’, ‘shining’ + hard ‘strong’, ‘brave’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Grace A Blanchard, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Grace Rosevane in household of John Rosevane, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Grace A Rosevear in household of John Rosevear, "United States Census, 1930"

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