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  (b. 3 September 1919 Meriden, Connecticut, USA   d. 8 April 2009 Meriden, Connecticut, USA )  

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Howard Edward BLESSING was born 3 September 1919 in Meriden, Connecticut, USA. Howard Edward BLESSING was the child of William Henry BLESSING   and   Agnes J SCHROEDER and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Heinrich Wilhelm "Henry" BLESSING and Sarah LAAGER (maternal)  Karl F. SCHROEDER and Augusta SIEFERT

Howard Edward was a soldier in World War II.

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Frances Ann KONCKI 10 November 1945 in Meriden, Connecticut, USA .  The couple had (at least) 5 children. Frances Ann KONCKI  was born 2 February 1923 in Meriden, Connecticut, USA.  She died 3 April 2000 in Meriden, Connecticut, USA.  She was the daughter of Stanley Edward KONCKI and Katherine Dombroski KONCKI.

Howard Edward BLESSING died 8 April 2009 in Meriden, Connecticut, USA.

Occupation: Draftsman, New Departure, Meriden CT

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Frances Ann KONCKI was the daughter of Stanley Edward KONCKI and Katherine Dombroski KONCKI


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Record Journal Meriden, Connecticut Sunday, December 17, 1995

Howard Edward BLESSING
Grave - Gethsemane Cemetery, Meriden, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
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3 September 1919
Meriden, Connecticut, USA

1920 New Haven County, Connecticut

Name Howard E Blessing
Residence , New Haven, Connecticut
Estimated Birth Year 1920
Age 0
Birthplace Connecticut
Relationship to Head of Household Son
Gender Male
Race White
Marital Status Single
Father's Birthplace
Mother's Birthplace
Film Number 1820189
Digital Folder Number 4294459
Image Number 00834
Sheet Number 13
Household Gender Age
Parent William H Blessing M 36y
Parent Agnes J Blessing F 35y
William H...

1930 Meriden, New Haven, Connecticut

name: Howard E Blessing
event: CENSUS
event date: 1930
event place: Meriden, New Haven, Connecticut
gender: Male
age: 10
marital status: Single
race: White
birthplace: Connecticut
estimated birth year: 1920
immigration year:
relationship to head of household: Son
father's birthplace: Pennsylvania
mother's birthplace: Connecticut
enumeration district number: 152
family number: 141
sheet number and letter: 6B
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World History 1930 - February 18 - Pluto is discovered

USA 1931 - March 3 – The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the United States National anthem.

USA 1931 - May 1 - The Empire State Building Opens

USA 1932 - May 20–May 21 – Amelia Earhart flies from the USA to Derry, Northern Ireland in 14 hours 54 minutes.

USA 1933 - March, The Great Depression: President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a "Bank holiday", closing all United States banks and freezing all financial transactions.

USA 1933 - April 5 - President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a national emergency and issues Executive Order 6102, making it illegal for U.S. citizens to own substantial amounts of monetary gold or bullion.

USA 1933 - April 19 – The United States officially goes off the gold standard.

USA 1933 - November 8 – New Deal: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt unveils the Civil Works Administration, an organization designed to create jobs for more than 4 million of the unemployed.

USA 1933 - December 5 – The 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution is passed, repealing Prohibition.

USA 1935 - Dust Bowl: The great dust storm in the United States hits eastern New Mexico and Colorado, and western Oklahoma the hardest.

USA 1935 - August 14 – United States President Franklin Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act into law.

USA 1935 - September 30 - Roosevelt Dedicates Boulder Dam (later to be known as Hoover Dam)

USA 1937 - May 6 – Hindenburg disaster:

USA 1938 - October 24 - The minimum wage is established by law in the United States.

USA 1939 - April 30 - World's Fair opens in New York City

World History 1939 - September 1 - World War II begins: Germany invades Poland

1940 Meriden, New Haven, Connecticut

Name: Howard Blessing
Age: 20
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1920
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Connecticut
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Son
Home in 1940: Meriden, New Haven, Connecticut
Street: Goodwill Avenue
House Number: 89
Inferred Residence in 1935: Meriden, New Haven, Connecticut
Residence in 1935: Same House
Sheet Number: 4A
Household Members:
Name Age
William Blessing 56
Agnes Blessing 55
Howard ...

Meriden, Connecticut, City Directory, 1940

Name: Howard E Blessing
Residence Year: 1940
Street Address: 89 Goodwill av
Residence Place: Meriden, Connecticut
Occupation: Student
Publication Title: Meriden, Connecticut, City Directory, 1940

World History 1940 - May 10 - Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister of Great Britain

USA 1941 - January 13 – All persons born in Puerto Rico since this day are declared U.S. citizens by birth, through U.S. federal law.

USA 1941 - December 7 - Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor

USA 1941 - December 8 - WWII: President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his "Infamy Speech"

World History 1941 - December 11 - Germany and Italy declare war on the United States. The U.S. responds in kind.

USA 1942 - February 2 – WWII: President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt signs an executive order directing the internment of Japanese Americans and the seizure of their property.

USA 1942 - June 4–June 7 – WWII: The Battle of Midway: The Japanese naval advance in the Pacific is halted.

USA 1942 - December 1 – Gasoline rationing begins in the United States.

1943 Army Enlistment

Name: Howard Blessing
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 3 Sep 1919
Death Date: 8 Apr 2009
Enlistment Date 1: 30 Jul 1943
Release Date 1: 24 Feb 1946 U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data: Beneficiary Identification Records Locator Subsystem (BIRLS) Death File. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Veterans...Read MORE...

1945 Marriage / Partner
Howard Edward BLESSING and Frances Ann KONCKI 10 November 1945, Meriden, Connecticut, USA

Meriden, Connecticut, City Directory, 1946

Name: Howard E Blessing
Gender: M (Male)
Residence Year: 1946
Street Address: 89 Goodwill av
Residence Place: Meriden, Connecticut
Occupation: Draftsman
Frances A Blessing
Publication Title: Meriden, Connecticut, City Directory, 1946

World History 1947 - February 25 - The German state of Prussia is officially abolished by the Allied Control Council.

World History 1948 - The State of Israel is officially created

World History 1949 - The Soviet Union successfully detonates an atomic weapon

World History 1949 - Communists under Mao assume power in China

Meriden, Connecticut, City Directory, 1950

Name: Howard E Blessing
Gender: M (Male)
Residence Year: 1950
Street Address: 89 Goodwill av
Residence Place: Meriden, Connecticut
Occupation: Clerk
Frances K Blessing
Publication Title: Meriden, Connecticut, City Directory, 1950

USA 1950 - January 31 - President Harry S. Truman orders the development of the hydrogen bomb, in response to the detonation of the Soviet Union's first atomic bomb in 1949

World History 1950 - June 25 - Korean War begins when North Korean forces invade South Korea

USA 1953 - Dr. Jonas Salk, University of Pittsburg, announced successful testing of polio vaccine

World History 1953 - July 27 - Korean War ends

World History 1957 - October 4 - USSR launches Sputnik 1 - Space race begins

USA 1958 - NASA formed

Meriden, Connecticut, City Directory, 1960

Name: Howard E Blessing
Gender: M (Male)
Residence Year: 1960
Street Address: 89 Goodwill av
Residence Place: Meriden, Connecticut
Occupation: Foreman
Frances K Blessing
Publication Title: Meriden, Connecticut, City Directory, 1960

USA 1960 - Civil Rights Act of 1960

USA 1961 - Vietnam War officially begins with 900 military advisors landing in Saigon

World History 1961 - East Germany begins construction of the Berlin Wall

USA 1962 - Cuban Missile Crisis

USA 1962 - April 21 - Seattle World's Fair (Century 21 Exposition) opens

USA 1963 - I Have a Dream Speech - Martin Luther King's Address at March on Washington August 28, 1963.

USA 1963 - November 22 - American President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas

Meriden, Connecticut, City Directory, 1964

Name: Howard E Blessing
Gender: M (Male)
Residence Year: 1964
Street Address: 89 Goodwill av
Residence Place: Meriden, Connecticut
Occupation: Mech Designer
Frances K Blessing
Publication Title: Meriden, Connecticut, City Directory, 1964

USA 1964 - April 22 - World's Fair opens in New York City

USA 1964 - Civil Rights Act of 1964

USA 1965 - Vietnam War - First U.S. ground combat forces arrive in South Vietnam

USA 1968 - Civil Rights Act of 1968

USA 1968 - Marin Luther King, Jr. Killed

USA 1968 - Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy assassinated on June 6 in Los Angeles

World History 1969 - July 20 - Apollo 11 - Man lands on the moon

USA 1970 - April 22 - The First Earth Day

USA 1970 - Kent State shootings - May 4 - Kent, Ohio

USA 1972 - Watergate

USA 1973 - March 29 – The last United States soldier leaves Vietnam.

USA 1974 - Richard Nixon resigns Presidency over Watergate

USA Equal Credit Opportunity Act of 1974

USA 1977 - Elvis Presley dies, August 16, 1977, in Memphis, Tennessee, USA

USA 1979 - Iran hostage crisis begins

USA 1979 - Three Mile Island nuclear accident - March 28

World History 1979 - May 4 - Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female prime minister of Great Britain

USA 1980 - May 18 - Mount Saint Helens (in Washington State) erupted spewing ash and smoke sixty-three thousand feet into the air. Heavy ash covered the ground to the immediate northwest, and small particles were carried to the Atlantic coast.

USA President Ronald Reagan nominates Sandra Day O’Connor to be the first woman on the Supreme Court, 1981

USA 1981 - Attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan by John Hinckley

World History 1981 - Voyager 2 reaches Saturn

World History 1981 - First reported case of AIDS

USA Joan Benoit wins the first women’s Olympic Marathon, 1984

World History 1985 - May 16 - Hole in Ozone layer is discovered by British scientists

USA 1986 - Iran-Contra scandal breaks

USA 1986 - Space Shuttle Challenger accident

World History 1989 - In response to massive protests, the East German government allows East Berliners to cross into West Berlin. The dismantling of the Berlin Wall begins shortly after.

World History 1989 - December 3 - Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and US President George H. W. Bush, declare the Cold War over

World History 1990 - German reunification officially completed according to the constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany

World History 1990 - Iraq invades Kuwait, beginning the Persian Gulf War

USA 1991 - Gulf War

USA 1991 - U.S. led coalition defeats Iraqi military forces and liberates Kuwait in Operation Desert Storm

World History 1991 - Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as President of the Soviet Union; Effective legal dissolution of the U.S.S.R.

USA 1992 - Hurricane Andrew causes devastation in Florida and Louisiana

USA 1993 - World Trade Center bombing

USA 1995 - Oklahoma City bombing

USA 1997 - NASA spacecraft Mars Pathfinder lands on Mars

USA 2001 - Invasion of Afghanistan Operation "Enduring Freedom"

World History 2001 - September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks

USA 2005 - Hurricane Katrina

2000 Death of Spouse/Partner
Frances Ann KONCKI died 3 April 2000, Meriden, Connecticut, USA
8 April 2009
Meriden, Connecticut, USA

Record-Journal (Meriden, CT) - April 11, 2009
Deceased Name: Howard E. Blessing

MERIDEN - Howard E. Blessing, 89, husband of the late Frances (Koncki) Blessing passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2009, at the Masonic Healthcare Center in Wallingford.

He was born Sept. 3, 1919 in Meriden, a son of the late William and Agnes (Schroeder) Blessing, he had worked in the tool and die department of New Departure for 38 years, before retiring. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. He loved gardening at home and at his special summer home in Maine.

Howard is survived by three daughters and their husbands, Carolyn and William Hall, of Meriden, Deborah and John Troio, of Shrewsbury, Mass., and Monica Blessing, of Lancaster, N.H.; two sons and their wives, Dr. Howard and Karen Blessing, of Walla Walla, Wash. and Gregory and Kathleen Blessing, of Willington; and 12 adored grandchildren, Jeffrey, Jeremy and Jonathan Hall, Marco and Jenna Troio, Ian and Blake Boyko, Timothy and Kim Blessing, Kristopher Blessing and Dana, Kelly and Patrick Blessing. He was predeceased by one brother and one sister.

The family would like to extend a special thank-you to Howard's home companions, Moira Perkins and Janice Poirier and to his friend, Eleanor Maniscalco, who were so caring and compassionate.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, April 13, at 11:30 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 520 Paddock Ave., Meriden. The Rev. James Stoltenberg will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Relatives and friends may call at the church on Monday from Continued in next column 10 to 11:30 a.m., prior to the service. In lieu of flowers donations in Howard's memory may be made to St. John Lutheran Church, Christmas in Action Fund, 520 Paddock Ave., Meriden, 06451. The Beecher and Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden is in charge of the arrangements. To send a condolence please see obituary at www.beecherandbennett. com.

Howard is buried at: Gethsemane Cemetery
76 Bee Street

Meriden, Connecticut, USA

Added: 9/27/2010 8:54:38 PM - Updated: 6/3/2015 6:53:11 PM

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