Harrett E. Craven

25 October 1864–5 March 1953 (Age 88)
Henderson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Harrett E.

When Harrett E. Craven was born on 25 October 1864, in Henderson, Tennessee, United States, her father, Euell Lowery Craven, was 24 and her mother, Mary J. Timberlake, was 21. She married Thomas Fenner Blankenship on 18 December 1888, in Gibson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Civil District 17, Gibson, Tennessee, United States in 1920. She died on 5 March 1953, in Bradford, Gibson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Bradford Cemetery, Bradford, Gibson, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Fenner Blankenship
Harrett E. Craven
Marriage: 18 December 1888
Ophelia Blankenship
Oran Blankenship
Laura Alice Blankenship

Spouse and Children

18 December 1888
Gibson, Tennessee, United States


    Ophelia Blankenship



    Laura Alice Blankenship


Parents and Siblings

    Euell Lowery Craven


    Mary J. Timberlake




    George Samuel Craven




    Felix Cravens


    Mary Craven


+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1865 · Sultana Tragedy

Age 1

In April of 1865, the steamboat the Sultana exploded. The Civil War had been over for awhile so this was considered the worst maritime disaster in US history. Compared to the Titanic where 1,512 people were killed, 1,8000 soldiers were killed on the Sultana. Confederate soldiers that weeks earlier had been fighting with Union soldiers were now fighting to save their lives.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 26

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.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Crabháin (County Galway) or Mac Crabháin (Louth, Monaghan) ‘descendant (or ‘son’) of Crabhán’.2 English: regional name from the district of West Yorkshire so called, which is probably ‘garlic place’, from a British word, the ancestor of Welsh craf ‘garlic’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Harriet Blankinship in household of Thomas F Blankinship, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Harriett Craven in household of Ewit Craven, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Harriet E Craven in household of Ewell L Craven, "United States Census, 1880"

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