Aden B. Bland (1881-1927)

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Aden B Bland

Birthdate: (46)
Birthplace: Bulloch County, Georgia, USA
Death: December 29, 1927 (46)
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA (Acute nephritis due to inflammation of the kidneys)
Place of Burial: (near) Brooklet, Bulloch County, Georgia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of James Bland and Rebecca Elizabeth (Bowen) Bland
Husband of Margaret "Maggie" Jane (Jones) Bland (1880-1957)
Father of Hansell Elizabeth Bland (1907-1909); Anna Mae "Ann" (Bland) Donaldson Mitchell (1911-1982); Earl Bland (1914-1943) and Ernestine (Bland) Bennett Coxe (1914-2005)
Brother of McCrone G. "M.G." Bland (1866-1930); William "W.B." Bird Bland (1868-1945); Macy Ann (Bland) Byrd (1870-1956); Susan L (Bland) Scott (1872-1898); Jincy (Bland) Kennedy (1875-1896) and 4 others
Half brother of Kidron (Bland) Alderman (1896-1982); James Bland, Jr. (1903-1948); Gibsey (Bland) Daves (1906-1979) and James Bland, Jr.

Occupation: Insurance
Managed by: Jim Semple, Jr
Last Updated:

About Aden B. Bland (1881-1927)

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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 is the brother of McCrone G. "M.G." (1866); William "W.B." Bird (1868); Daniel "Donnie" B. (1877); Macy Ann (1870); Susan L. (1872); Jincy (1875-1896); Daniel "Donnie" B. (1877), Lawrence Allen (1879); Elabee (1883), Lilly (1885) Bland and half-brother of Kidron (1896), James, Jr. (1903) and Gibsey (1906) Bland.

In 1902, Aden Bland married Margaret "Maggie" Jane Jones on Christmas Day. They were the parents of Hansell Elizabeth (1907); Anna Mae (1911); and twins, Earl (1914) and Ernestine (1914) Bland.

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.

He had been a member of Solomon's Masonic Lodge, F. & A.M. In 1927 on account of ill health, Aden had to retire early from his work with the furniture company.

On Dec 29, 1927, Aden Bland, age 46, died of acute nephritis due to inflammation of the kidneys at his home in Savannah, Chatham County, GA. Arrangements were with Fox & Weeks Funeral Home, Savannah, GA. Funeral service was led by Rev. John Wilder of Calvary Baptist Temple of Savannah at the Corinth Baptist Church cemetery (a) near Brooklet in Bulloch County, Georgia.

References: (a) Church no longer there, Corinth-Leefield cemetery; U.S. Census records; 1902 Marriage Certificate; Bland Family Record of Births, Marriages and Deaths; Aden Bland Family Record of Parents; Savannah Morning News, GA, Dec 1927 issue; 1927 Death Certificate; SEE Documents if available under “Media” or “Timeline” events


Note: Biography Overview arranged by family researcher and great grandson, Jim Semple, Jr., subject to additions and corrections.

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

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"

August 7, 1907
Age 25
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, United States

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

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6-19-1909 (Sat.) Savannah Evening Press
"Carbolic Acid Killed Little Girl"
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
(near) Brooklet, 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.)

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

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

Born Twin to Ernestine

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