Blanche A. Lugar

10 September 1891–13 February 1915 (Age 23)
Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Blanche A.

Blanche A. Lugar was born on 10 September 1891, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States as the daughter of Joseph C. Lugar and Laura R Shermer. She married Charles Beecher Reed on 31 December 1907. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910. She died on 13 February 1915, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 23, and was buried in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Charles Beecher Reed
Blanche A. Lugar
Marriage: 31 December 1907
Charles B Reed

Spouse and Children

31 December 1907
Mahattan, New York


    Charles B Reed


Parents and Siblings

    Joseph C. Lugar


    Laura R Shermer




World Events (8)

1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 1

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1892 · The Masonic Temple Building

Age 1

The Masonic Temple Building was a skyscraper built in Chicago and from 1895 to 1920 it was the tallest building in Chicago. The building featured a central court surrounded by shops on nine floors. On top of the shops there were meeting rooms that were also used as theaters. In 1939 the Masonic Temple was demolished, and a Walgreens drug store was erected in its place. 
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: from the Middle English personal name Leugar, Levegar, Old English Lēofgār, composed of the elements lēof ‘dear’ + gār ‘spear’.2 Galician and Spanish: habitational name from any of several places in Galicia called Lugar, from lugar ‘place’, ‘village’, or a topographic name from this word.

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

Sources (3)

  • Blanche Lugar in household of Joseph C Lugar, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Blanche Sugar, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906"
  • Blanch Lugar Reed, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915"

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