Blanche Ellen Stringer

Brief Life History of Blanche Ellen

When Blanche Ellen Stringer was born on 1 July 1913, in Leadville, Lake, Colorado, United States, her father, Ira Oscar Stringer, was 37 and her mother, Elizabeth Ann Simmons, was 34. She married Lester Davis Bush on 14 July 1934, in Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in United States in 1949 and McGill, White Pine, Nevada, United States in 1950. She died on 17 March 1980, in Ely, White Pine, Nevada, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Ely, White Pine, Nevada, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lester Davis Bush
Blanche Ellen Stringer
Marriage: 14 July 1934
Daniel Bush
Keith Arthur Bush
Thomas Bush

Sources (16)

  • Blanch E Bush, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Ellen Blanche Stringer - Government record: Obituary: birth: 1 July 1913; Leadville, Lake, Colorado, United States
  • Ellen Blanch Oldham, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

World Events (8)

1914 · The Ludlow Massacre

On April 20, 1914, the Colorado national Guard and the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company guards, attacked striking coal miners in Ludlow, Colorado, killing 25 people, including miners, women, and children.

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.


The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning


occupational name from Middle English strenger, stringer ‘man who worked at a string-hearth or furnace’, synonymous with Stringfellow . The name occurs frequently in districts where iron was smelted in medieval times.

occupational name for someone who made or worked with string, from Middle English strenger, stringer, an agent derivative of Middle English streng(e), string(e) ‘string, cord’ (Old English streng). The term was also used of someone who made strings for bows in 1420.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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