Blanche Ruth Holsberry

3 January 1896–July 1962 (Age 66)
Philippi, Barbour, West Virginia, United States

The Life Summary 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 25. 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 Magisterial District, Barbour, West Virginia, United States for about 10 years. 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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Edward Jacob Daugherty
Blanche Ruth Holsberry
Marriage: 1916
Edith Lucille Daugherty
Isabel Loraine Daugherty

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish
Age 2
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
Age 2
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
Age 18
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.

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Sources (5)

  • Blanche Holsbury in household of Isaac Gainer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Blanche Holsberry in household of Marion Holsberry, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Blanche Daugherty, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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