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Lucy Thurston Blaisdell (Lucy Puniwai Thurston) was born on 16 August, 1903 in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii, is a Teacher. Discover Lucy Thurston Blaisdell's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of networth at the age of 83 years old?

Popular As Lucy Puniwai Thurston
Occupation Teacher
Age 83 years old
Zodiac Sign Leo
Born 16 August, 1903
Birthday 16 August
Birthplace Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii
Date of death (1986-12-16)
Died Place Honolulu, State of Hawaii
Nationality United States

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Who Is Lucy Thurston Blaisdell's Husband?

Her husband is Neal Blaisdell

Parents Charles Henry Thurston (father)Helen Catherine Kahanuulani Meek (mother)
Husband Neal Blaisdell
Sibling Not Available
Children Velma Marilyn

Lucy Thurston Blaisdell Net Worth

Her net worth has been growing significantly in 2022-2023. So, how much is Lucy Thurston Blaisdell worth at the age of 83 years old? Lucy Thurston Blaisdell’s income source is mostly from being a successful Teacher. She is from United States. We have estimated Lucy Thurston Blaisdell's net worth , money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2023 $1 Million - $5 Million
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Source of Income Teacher

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Neal Blaisdell died of a stroke in 1975. Lucy died in 1986. Both are interred at Oahu cemetery in a joint plot.


Neal referred to her as a "good partner", and when he traveled she accompanied him. On a five-week 1957 goodwill tour of the US mainland, in what she would later refer to as the best of her experiences in her role as mayoral wife, Lucy christened the renaming of the SS Monterey to the SS Matsonia, and the couple sailed home on the ship. As part of the couple's 1959 world tour, they participated in the Fifth Japanese-American Conference of Mayors and Chamber of Commerce Presidents. Lucy reported on their trip in The Honolulu Advertiser, commenting on the people and culture in post-World War II Osaka.


In Honolulu, she was named supervisor over the 7th grade classes at Territorial Normal School in 1930. She returned to Rochester for the 1937–38 school year as an exchange social studies teacher. During her career she also taught at the Honolulu schools of Washington Intermediate, Liliuokalani, Stevenson, President William McKinley High School, Kaimuki High School, Kaimuki Intermediate. She continued her teaching career after her husband was elected mayor, retiring in 1963 in order to spend more time with her family and friends, and to enjoy leisure activities.


When Lucy's father died in 1928, he was Honolulu Fire Chief. His successor as fire chief was William Wallace Blaisdell, Lucy's father-in-law.


Her first teaching job was in Rochester, New York, while Neal was the football coach at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania, but the Blaisdells became homesick for Hawaii. In August 1927, they returned to Honolulu where Neal was on staff as athletic coach at President William McKinley High School, and Lucy taught at her old alma mater Territorial Normal School.


In Scranton, Pennsylvania on October 23, 1926, Lucy married fellow teacher Neal Shaw Blaisdell, a descendant of John Adams Cummins whose mother was High Chiefess Kaumakaokane Papaliʻaiʻaina. The couple had known each other since childhood. Their daughter Velma was born in 1929, and Marilyn Puniwai was born in 1930.

Lucy received her basic education at the college preparatory Punahou School. Training to become a teacher, she attended Territorial Normal School. Later transferring to Colorado College, she was accepted into the Sigma Upsilon sorority and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1926. She then matriculated at Columbia University in New York, where she earned her MA degree.


Lucy Puniwai Thurston Blaisdell (August 16, 1903 – December 16, 1986) was the First Lady of Honolulu 1955–1969. She was by profession a teacher, who had a 36-year career in both Hawaii and New York.


Helen Catherine Kahanuulani Meek and Charles Henry Thurston named their daughter Lucy Puniwai Thurston when she was born in Honolulu. Lucy's mother was of Hawaiian ancestry and had been born in Hilo. Her father, a descendant of American Revolutionary War soldier Robert Thurston, relocated from Nova Scotia in 1889 and a decade later married Helen. In addition to Lucy, their children were Elizabeth, Clara and Paul J. Thurston, Director of the Budget for Hawaii.