Blanche Josephine Mahaney

6 July 1870–4 March 1908 (Age 37)
Fenton, Genesee, Michigan, United States

The Life of Blanche Josephine

When Blanche Josephine Mahaney was born on 6 July 1870, in Fenton, Genesee, Michigan, United States, her father, Cornelius Mahaney, was 25 and her mother, Jennie Lydia Reynolds, was 22. She married Elbert M. Woodward on 30 December 1891, in Owosso, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Owosso, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States in 1900. She died on 4 March 1908, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 37.

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Elbert M. Woodward
Blanche Josephine Mahaney
Marriage: 30 December 1891
Katharine Lowell Woodward
Robert Dorr Woodward

Spouse and Children

30 December 1891
Owosso, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States


    Katharine Lowell Woodward


    Robert Dorr Woodward


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 9

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 11

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Mahoney .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Blanche M Woodward, "Rhode Island, State Census, 1905"
  • Blanch Woodard in household of Elbert Woodard, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Blanche J Mahancy in household of C Mahancy, "United States Census, 1880"

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