Aden B Bland (1881 - 1927)

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Birthplace: Bulloch County, Georgia, USA
Death: Died in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Cause of death: Acute nephritis due to the inflammation of portions of both kidneys
Occupation: Insurance
Managed by: Jim Semple, Jr
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About Aden B Bland

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Aden B Bland was born Sept. 28, 1881 in Bulloch County, Georgia, son of James and Rebecca E (Bowen) Bland, both also born in Bulloch County, GA. He was brother of M. G. Bland (1866-1930); William "W.B." Bird Bland (1868-1945); Daniel "Donnie" B Bland (1877-1953); Macyan K (Bland) Bird (1870-?); Susan L (Bland) Scott (1872-1898); Jincy (Bland) Kennedy (1875-1896); Lawrence Allen Bland (1879-1943); Elliot B Bland (1883-?) and Lilly Bland (1885-1890) and half brother of James Bland, Jr. (1903-1948); Gibsey (Bland) Daves (1906-1979) and Kidron (Bland) Alderman (1896-1982).

In 1902, Aden Bland married Margaret "Maggie" Jane Jones on Christmas Day. They were the parents of Hansell Elizabeth Bland (1907-1909); Anna Mae (Bland) Donaldson Mitchell (1911-1982); and twins, Earl Bland (1914-1943) and Ernestine (Bland) Bennett Coxe (1914-2005).

In 1905, Aden & Maggie Bland were living at 414 Montgomery St., Savannah, GA. He worked as a collector for the Dixie Trust Company. In 1907, they moved next door to 416 Montgomery St., Maggie’s sister, Annie, was living with them. In 1908, Aden worked as a collector for M.K. Jones Furniture Company. In 1909, they moved again next door to 418 Montgomery St. In this year and location, their daughter, Hansell, died of carbolic acid poisoning. In 1920, the family lived at 605 West 44th St in Savannah, next door to Maggie Bland's sister, Mattie Brunson.

In 1927 on account of ill health, he had to retire early from his work with the furniture company. On Dec 29, 1927, Aden Bland, age 46, died of acute nephritis of the kidneys at his home. Arrangements were by Fox & Weeks Funeral Home. He was buried in Brooklet Cemetery, GA. He had been a member of Solomon's Masonic Lodge, F. & A.M.

MEMORIAL: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=1&GSmid=47523168&GRid=126823010&

Sources (SEE "Timeline" events & "Media"): Savannah Morning News, Friday, December 30, 1927, 1927 Death Certificate, Savannah, Chatham County, GA; 1902 Marriage Certificate; Bland Family Record of Births; Bland Family Record of Birth, Marriage and Death; Bland, Aden: Family Record of Parents

(Note: Sources & information, as available, managed by family connections researcher, Jim Semple, Jr.)

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Aden B. Bland (1881-1927)'s Timeline

1881
September 28, 1881
Bulloch County, Georgia, USA

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SEE Document "Bland Family Memorandum" with description of Aden (& Maggie) Bland's parents with unknown description that looks like "Watife Homes or Hones" (?) in Bullock County in the State of Georgia. The Memorandum also includes the first marriage information of daughter: "Anna Mae Bland married June 19th, 1927 - Sunday Night, To Mr. Eason Winfred Donaldson in presence of Mr. and Mrs. Lacy Nes(?) Smith"

1902
December 25, 1902
Age 21
Statesboro, Bulloch, GA, USA

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In the Presence of S. L. Moore and Signed J. W. Rountree (performed marriage ceremony)

Scripture on Certificate: Gen. 11:24, "Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother and shall cleave unto his wife and they shall be one flesh."

1905
1905
- 1906
Age 23
Savannah, Chatham, Georgia, United States

The 1905 and 1906 Savannah City Directories (Chatham County, Georgia) show Aden and Maggie Bland living at 414 Montgomery Street, and his working as a collector for the Dixie Trust Company.

1907
August 7, 1907
Age 25
Georgia, United States

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1907
- 1908
Age 25

According to Gotte’s 1907 Savannah City Directory, A.B. and Maggie Bland were living at 416 Montgomery Street. He still worked as a collector for the Dixie Trust Company. Maggie’s sister Annie was living with them.

According to Gotte’s 1908 Savannah City Directory, A.B. and Maggie Bland were living at 416 Montgomery Street. He is a collector for M.K. Jones.

1909
June 19, 1909
Age 27
Savannah, Georgia, USA

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6-19-1909 (Sat.) Savannah Evening Press
"Carbolic Acid Killed Little Girl"
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Hansell Bland died at an early hour this morning.

As a result of carbolic acid poisoning, little Hansell, the 2-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Bland, of 418 Montgomery street, died the (this) morning (6-19-1909, Sat.) at 5 o'clock, after it was thought that the child had recovered sufficiently from effects of the drug for the parents to entertain some hope for its (her) recovery.

The remains were prepared for burial today (6-19-1909, Sat.) by Undertakers Fox & Weeks and shipped this afternoon to Brooklet, Bulloch county, where the funeral will take place tomorrow. (6-20-1909, Sunday)

Reaching up and getting a bottle of carbolic acid from a table yesterday, while the mother was absent from the room, the little child drank some of the deadly poison, and her throat, stomach, mouth and chin were severely burned. Physicians were called and relieved the child with antidotes. Later in the day the little girl was able to talk. It was then thought to be recovering and the chances for living were very good. Early this morning, however, the little one had a turn for the worse and died in a short time.

June 20, 1909
Age 27
Brooklet (nearby), Bulloch County, Georgia, USA

6-19-1909 (Sat.) Savannah Evening Press
The remains were prepared for burial today (6-19-1909, Sat.) by Undertakers Fox & Weeks and shipped this afternoon to Brooklet, Bulloch county, where the funeral will take place tomorrow. (6-20-1909, Sunday)

The remains were brought to Brooklet Saturday night (June 19, 1909, Sat.) to the home of James Bland.” (Statesboro News, June 24, 1909, Thurs.)

1910
1910
Age 28
Savannah, Chatham, Georgia, United States

In the 1910 Census, Aden and Maggie Bland still were living at 418 Montgomery Street in Savannah. Aden Bland’s occupation is listed as a collector for a furniture company in Savannah.

1911
March 7, 1911
Age 29
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, United States

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1914
April 20, 1914
Age 32
Savannah, Chatham, GA, USA

Born Twin to Ernestine

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