Person:William Blatch (7)

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William Henry Blatch
m. Bet. Oct - Dec 1848
  1. William Henry Blatch1851 - 1915
  2. Alice Blatch1853 -
  3. Kate Blatch1855 - Bet 1900
  4. Frank BlatchBet 1857 - 1858 - 1894
  5. Agnes BlatchBet 1858 - 1859 -
m. 15 Nov 1882
  1. Nora Stanton Blatch1883 - 1971
  2. Helen Stanton Blatch1892 - 1896
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Name William Henry Blatch
Gender Male
Birth? 10 Jun 1851 Andover, Hampshire, England
Marriage 15 Nov 1882 London, EnglandLittle Portland Street Unitarian Chapel
to Harriot Eaton Stanton
Death? 02 Aug 1915 Shoreham, Suffolk, New York, United States

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April 7, 1861 - United Kingdom Census

Theale Street, Tilehurst, Berkshire, England

Name Relation Condition Male Female Occupation Place of Birth
William Henry Blatch Head Married 40 Brewer, Malster & Spirit Merchant employing 6 men Nutley, Hampshire
Catherine Mary Blatch Wife Married 35 Southampton, Hampshire
William Henry Blatch Son 9 Scholar Andover, Hampshire
Alice Blatch Daughter 8 Scholar Andover, Hampshire
Kate Blatch Daughter 6 Scholar Andover, Hampshire
Frank Blatch Son 3 Tilehurst, Berkshire
Agnes Blatch Daughter 2 Tilehurst, Berkshire
Mariann Blatch Mother Married 68 Fundholder Hatherden, Hampshire
Frank Blatch Brother Unmarried 27 Brewer, Malster & Spirit Merchant Nutley, Hampshire

Class: RG9; Piece: 744; Folio: 16; Page: 25;

April 2, 1871 - United Kingdom Census

Theale Street, Tilehurst, Berkshire, England

Name Relation Condition Male Female Occupation Place of Birth
William H Blatch Head Married 50 Brewer, Malster & ?? employing 8 men & 1 boy Nutley, Hampshire
Mariann Blatch Mother Widow 78 Hatherden, Hampshire
William H Blatch Son Unmarried 19 Brewer Andover, Hampshire
Alice Blatch Daughter Unmarried 18 Andover, Hampshire
Kate Blatch Daughter Unmarried 16 Andover, Hampshire
Frank Blatch Son 13 Scholar Theale, Berkshire

Class: RG10; Piece: 1277; Folio: 58; Page: 38;

April 3, 1881 - United Kingdom Census

The Brewery, Brook Street, Basingstoke, Hampshire, England

Name Relation Condition Male Female Occupation Place of Birth
William H Blatch Head Married 60 Brewer & Spirit Merchant Employing 35 Men Nutley, Hampshire
Lydia Blatch Wife Married 50 Woking, Surrey
William H Blatch Son Unmarried 29 Head Brewer Andover, Hampshire
Alice Blatch Daughter Unmarried 28 Andover, Hampshire
Frank Blatch Son Unmarried 23 Head of Spirit Department Theale, Berkshire
Agnes Blatch Daughter Unmarried 22 Theale, Berkshire

Class: RG11; Piece: 1254; Folio: 98; Page: 31;

April 5, 1891 - United Kingdom Census

The Mount, Winchester Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, England

Name Relation Condition Male Female Occupation Place of Birth
William H. Blatch Head Married 39 Brewer Andover, Hampshire
Nora S. Blatch Daughter 8 Scholar Basingstoke, Hampshire
Elizabeth C. Stanton Visitor Widow 76 New York, America

Class: RG12; Piece: 957; Folio 4; Page 1;

March 31, 1901 - United Kingdom Census

1901 UK Census
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1901 UK Census

Greenbushes, Foundry Road, Haselmere, Surrey, England

Name Relation Condition Male Female Occupation Place of Birth
William H. Blatch Visitor Married 49 Living on own means Andover, Hampshire
Harriet S. Blatch Visitor Married 45 Lecturer, Political Writer America (British Subject)

Class: RG13; Piece: 618; Folio: 32; Page: 26.

April 15, 1910 - United States Federal Census

Shoreham Road, Brookhaven, Suffolk, New York, United States

Name Relation Sex Color Age Status Born Occupation
William H. Blatch Boarder M W 59 M England Own Income

Census Place: Brookhaven, Suffolk, New York; Roll: T624_1081; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 1347; Image: 926

August 3, 1915 - New York Times

William H. Blatch, husband of Mrs. Harriot Stanton Blatch, the suffrage leader, was killed yesterday morning by coming in contact with the current of a broken electric light wire which had fallen across the walk at the entrance to the lawn at the home of Channing Pollock, the playwright, on the Sound, at Shoreham, L.I. It is supposed that Mr. Blatch saw a broken wire and sought to remove it not knowing that it was charged. The end of the wire, carrying 110 volts of an alternating current, killed him instantly.

Mr. Blatch called at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Pollock at 7:30 o’clock to return a book he had borrowed. As the playwright and his wife were not up, he left the volume with a maid and started back along the path toward the road. The maid then saw a spurt of flame at the gate, and when Blatch staggered and fell she called Pollock.

There was a little pillar of smoke and spluttering flame visible as Pollock ran towards the place where Blatch had fallen with one hand tightly clutching the wire. The only piece of wood near at hand was the signboard of the Pollock home, “the parsonage,” fixed to a stake beside the gate, which the playwright pulled up and reached for the wire with one end, whereupon he received a shock of electricity which knocked him down. The sign was covered with moisture. He then got a garden rake and succeeded in pulling the wire away from the body.

Dr. James M. Winfield of 47 Halsey Street, Brooklyn, who has a summer home at Shoreham, was sent for. He said Blatch had died instantly from the shock of the current, which under ordinary circumstances might not have proved fatal, but the wet ground made the contact more severe. Coroner Gibson of Huntington gave permission for the removal of the body to the home of Mr. Blatch.

“We believe the wire must have dropped from the pole after Mr. Blatch came here,” said Mrs. Pollock yesterday, during the absence of her husband. “I am sure from what Mr. Pollock told me after the accident that he would have fallen a victim to that wire had he got out as early as he intended to meet Mr. and Mrs. Flo Ziegfeld at Port Jefferson. The wire was that of the Port Jefferson Electric Light Company.”

Mrs. Nora Stanton De Forest, daughter of Mr. Blatch, who with her daughter had spent the week-end at her father’s home, had started for the city. Mr. Blatch had gone to the Pollock home after seeing his daughter off at the station. Mrs. De Forest was notified of the accident when she alighted from the train here and returned to Shoreham. Mrs. Harriot Stanton Blatch, who was at Syracuse on Saturday and had an engagement to lecture last night at Utica, was reached by telegraph while on a train yesterday afternoon and notified.

William H. Blatch, 65 years old was the head of the May Brewing Company in England, from which he retired twenty years ago and has since resided here. His wife is an American. Because her husband had not become a citizen of this country Mrs. Blatch’s efforts to establish her rights to citizenship were denied on the ground that her marriage made her a British subject. She is the President of the Women’s Political Union. Mr. Blatch owned a large country home at Shoreham, where he had developed one of the largest and finest hanging gardens on Long Island.