Henry Oscar Blankenship

22 August 1886–21 February 1957 (Age 70)
Big Island, Fluvanna, Virginia, United States

The Life of Henry Oscar

When Henry Oscar Blankenship was born on 22 August 1886, in Big Island, Fluvanna, Virginia, United States, his father, David Richard Blankenship, was 25 and his mother, Edna Florence Rice, was 16. He had at least 1 son and 3 daughters with Florence Dickens. He lived in Charlemont Magisterial District, Bedford, Virginia, United States in 1900 and Charlemont, Bedford, Virginia, United States for about 10 years. He died on 21 February 1957, in Virginia, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Big Island, Bedford, Virginia, United States.

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Henry Oscar Blankenship
Florence Dickens
Kathleen Maud Blankenship
Frances Lela Blankenship
Marry Claire Blankenship
Henry Faulcon Blankenship

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    Kathleen Maud Blankenship


    Frances Lela Blankenship


    Marry Claire Blankenship


    Henry Faulcon Blankenship


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

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.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 8

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 20

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

Northern English: variant of the English surname Blenkinsop, a habitational name from a place called Blenkinsopp in Northumberland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Henry O Blankenship, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Oscar H Blankenship, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Oscar H Blankenship in household of Dave P Blankenship, "United States Census, 1900"

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