Ruby El Hult in Northwest Disaster: Avalanche and Fire lists “George A. Blodgett, from New York” in her “Death List – 1910 Fire” on page 221.

    Betty Goodwin Spencer in The Big Blowup has this entry on page 217 for “G. A. Blodgett”: “Supposed to have lived at Hotel Reilley, Butte, Mont. Had card of Butte Workingman's Union No. 5. Wrote to father and mother.”

    From Weigle's 1911 notations on those who died:  2. George A. Blodgett.
    His father, Henry Blodgett, of Willet, Cortland County, N. Y., and his mother, Elizabeth Blodgett, Whitney Point, Broome Co., N. Y., R. D. No.1, were notified of their son's death, and they have executed the necessary papers to receive the amount due their son.
            Time
            Aug.   4 - 10 hours
                      5 - 11
                      6 - 11
                      7 - 11
                      8 - 12
                      9 - 15
                    10 - 11
                    11 - 12
                    12 - 12
                    13 - 11
                    14 - 12
                    15 - 13
                    16 - 12
                    17 - 13
                    18 - 13
                    19 - 12
                    20 - 13
                          204 hours, $51.00 amount due.

 

    The 1870 U.S. Census has George Blodgett at age 2 living with two sisters,  one older and one younger, and his parents,  Henry and Elizabeth,  at Barker,  Broome County,  New York.  Henry Blodgett's occupation is listed as farm laborer.
    The 1880 U.S. Census has the family at Virgil,  Cortland County,  New York.  George's older sister is not listed,  but another younger sister is listed,  one year old.  Henry Blodgett's occupation is listed as laborer. 
    The U. S. Census of 1900 has a George A. Blodgett, age 32, born July 1867 in New York, living in Butte, Montana. He was single and lodging at a place on West Park Street. His occupation was recorded as “Merchant”. His father and mother were both recorded as having been born in New York.

    Blodgett's headstone in the 1910 Firefighters Circle at the Woodlawn Cemetery in St. Maries, Idaho is inscribed:

A. BLODGETT

DIED  AUGUST 20, 1910

SETSER CREEK, IDAHO

 

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