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Corp Matthew Bliss
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Birth: Jun. 8, 1841
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Mar. 30, 1920
Pierce County
Washington, USA

Matthew Bliss was a machinist. He enlisted in Company D, Massachusetts 7th Infantry Regiment on 15 Jun 1861. He was promoted to full corporal and mustered out on 5 Jan 1864 at Washington, D.C. According to his Civil War records, he was wounded in the war.

He must have remarried after Clara's death, because on the 1920 census, his wife's name is Elizabeth and she was born in Iowa.
He has a son, Fred E., 36, born about 1884 in Illinois, living with he and Elizabeth.

A findagrave member sent me the following information in May 2013:

Looks like another wife with kids for this gent in 1900. From 1900 census for Anderson Island WA
Head Matthew Bliss M 59 Mass
Wife Lucinda A Bliss F 47 Iowa
Daughter Mamie E Bliss F 18 Minn
Son Fred E Bliss M 17 Ill
Dau Cora B Llewellyn F 24 Ill

1910 census shows him as a widower living/visiting a daughter and son in law.

First Name: Matthew
Last Name: Bliss
Date Of Death: 30 Mar 1920
Age: 78
Gender: Male
Father Name: Otis Bliss
Mother Name: Unknown
Batch Id: 275806
Batch Locality: Washington, United States
Death Place: Tacoma, Pierce, Washington 
Family links: 
  Clara Amelia Phelps Bliss (1844 - 1890)*
  Arthur Edward Bliss (1865 - 1947)*
  Carrie B. Bliss (1871 - 1872)*
  Edward Bliss (1873 - ____)*
*Calculated relationship
Vaughn Bay Cemetery
Pierce County
Washington, USA
Maintained by: CasS
Originally Created by: Alice
Record added: Nov 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80670639
Corp Matthew Bliss
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- Shari
 Added: Dec. 25, 2014
When Matthew E. (#6028) Bliss was born on June 8, 1841, in Taunton, Massachusetts, his father, Otis, was 39 and his mother, Roxanna, was 38. He married Clara Amelia Phelps and they had three sons and six daughters together. He then married Lucinda A. Blis...(Read more)
- michael gavin
 Added: Nov. 4, 2014
To honor a Civil War soldier.
- Alice
 Added: Nov. 19, 2011

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