Blanche Hungate

14 January 1889–April 1978 (Age 89)
Floyd, Virginia, United States

The Life of Blanche

When Blanche Hungate was born on 14 January 1889, in Floyd, Virginia, United States, her father, James Asa Hungate, was 33 and her mother, Laura J. Akers, was 34. She lived in Christiansburg, Montgomery, Virginia, United States in 1900. She died in April 1978, in Atlantic City, Atlantic, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 89.

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James Asa Hungate
Laura J. Akers
Ira H. Hungate
Clarence Emmett Hungate
Lucy C. Hungate
Blanche Hungate

Parents and Siblings

    James Asa Hungate







    Ira H. Hungate


    Clarence Emmett Hungate




World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Age 5

Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.

Age 24

A strike led by silk mill workers in Paterson, New Jersey. The primary demands of the strike were focused on improved quality of working conditions and establishing an eight-hour workday limit. Two protestors were killed during the strike, and over 1,850 workers were arrested. The strike ultimately ended in failure, due to the manufacturers' inability to accept the demands of the strikes.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from various minor places so called, in York, Lincoln, Market Weighton (East Yorkshire), Methley (West Yorkshire), and Sawley (West Yorkshire), all named from Old English hund ‘hound’ or Old Norse hundr + Old Norse gata ‘road’, ‘street’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Lauta B Hungate in household of James Hungate, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Blanche Laura Hunget, "West Virginia Births, 1853-1930"
  • Blanch Hungate, "Virginia Births and Christenings, 1584-1917"

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