Eleanor Blackstone Crissey

Female16 May 1903–5 May 1966

Brief Life History of Eleanor Blackstone

When Eleanor Blackstone Crissey was born on 16 May 1903, in New York, United States, her father, Harlow Jacob Crissey, was 32 and her mother, Jessie Lucretia Blackstone, was 34. She immigrated to Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1922 and lived in Coronado, San Diego, California, United States in 1920 and Jamestown, Chautauqua, New York, United States in 1920. She died on 5 May 1966, in Little York, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Jamestown, Chautauqua, New York, United States.

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Eleanor Blackstone Crissey

Sources (11)

  • Eleanor B Crissey in household of Jessie B Crissey, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Eleanor Blackstone Crissey, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Eleanor B Crissey, "Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954"

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World Events (8)

1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 3

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 14

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.


Age 17

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

English: unexplained.

Possibly an Americanized form of Swiss German Krüsi, a variant of Kruse , or Kriesi, a variant of Kries .

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

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