Blanche Ruth Holsberry

Brief Life History of Blanche Ruth

When Blanche Ruth Holsberry was born on 3 January 1896, in Philippi, Barbour, West Virginia, United States, her father, Marion D Holsberry, was 37 and her mother, America Lee Gainer, was 27. She married Edward Jacob Daugherty in 1916, in Philippi, Barbour, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Glade District, Barbour, West Virginia, United States in 1910 and Clarksburg, Harrison, West Virginia, United States in 1930. She died in July 1962, in Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Bridgeport Cemetery, Bridgeport, Harrison, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Jacob Daugherty
1890–1921
Blanche Ruth Holsberry
1896–1962
Marriage: 1916
Edith Lucille Daugherty
1917–1996
Isabel Loraine Daugherty
1920–2006

Sources (7)

  • Blanch R Murphy in household of Wilkie L Murphy, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Blanche Daugherty, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Blanche Ruth Holsberry Murphy, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1898 · Florida Involvement in Spanish-American War

Florida played a critical role during the Spanish-American War. The port of Tampa saw the arrival of over 30,000 troops; this traffic resulted in the small town experiencing massive growth and becoming a city. Cuban-Americans across the state also helped with raising money and support for the war.

1914 · Florida Involvement in World War I

Florida contributed to World War I in several ways. The state's open land and warm climate made for a great military training location. Additional technological and agricultural developments took place in Florida as well. Roughly 42,030 Floridians joined the troops during 1917 and 1918.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Horbury ; see Redmonds, Dictionary of Yorks Surnames .

Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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