Blanche Kemmish

15 March 1885–11 January 1961 (Age 75)
Harrison, Iowa, United States

The Life of Blanche

When Blanche Kemmish was born on 15 March 1885, in Harrison, Iowa, United States, her father, Daniel Kemmish, was 36 and her mother, Jennette May Eneix, was 32. She married James Elsworth Brookhouser on 30 May 1906, in Harrison, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Magnolia, Harrison, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Harrison Township, Harrison, Iowa, United States in 1925. She died on 11 January 1961, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Saint Joseph Cemetery, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Elsworth Brookhouser
Blanche Kemmish
Marriage: 30 May 1906
Leonard Daniel Brookhouser
Nettie Margaret Brookhouser

Spouse and Children

30 May 1906
Harrison, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 1

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 21

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

Irish: according to MacLysaght, a Monmouthshire surname associated with Ireland since the late 17th century. The etymology is unexplained.

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

Sources (3)

  • Blanche D Kemmish, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
  • Mrs J E Brookhouser, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Blanche Brookhouser in household of Daniel Kerniah, "United States Census, 1930"

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