Blanche Holden

26 September 1891–22 August 1915 (Age 23)
Poyners Chapel, Graves, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Blanche

Blanche Holden was born on 26 September 1891 as the daughter of Joe Holden and Anna Ellen Luther. She married Willard Otis Waggoner on 27 December 1914, in Sedalia, Graves, Kentucky, United States. She died on 22 August 1915, at the age of 23, and was buried in Poyners Chapel, Graves, Kentucky, United States.

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Willard Otis Waggoner
Blanche Holden
Marriage: 27 December 1914

Spouse and Children

27 December 1914
Sedalia, Graves, Kentucky, United States

Parents and Siblings




    Joseph Boyd Holden



    Boyd Holden


    Byron Holden


World Events (8)

1892 · The Radio is invented

Age 1

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 7

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.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly Lancashire): habitational name from places in Lancashire and West Yorkshire, both so named from Old English hol ‘hollow’, ‘sunken’, ‘deep’ + denu ‘valley’. Compare Holcombe .2 German: unexplained.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Blanche Holden, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Blanche Waggoner, "Find A Grave Index"

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