Marguerite Sue Blankenship

7 November 1915–March 1985 (Age 69)
Bell, Texas, United States

The Life of Marguerite Sue

When Marguerite Sue Blankenship was born on 7 November 1915, in Bell, Texas, United States, her father, Oliver Bee Blankenship, was 31 and her mother, Frankie M Volentine, was 24. She married Ernest Grady Thomas on 9 April 1934, in Orange, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Ontario Judicial Township, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1940. She died in March 1985, in Ontario, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 69.

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Ernest Grady Thomas
Marguerite Sue Blankenship
Marriage: 9 April 1934
Norman Grady Thomas

Spouse and Children

9 April 1934
Orange, California, United States


    Norman Grady Thomas


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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 14

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 20

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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)

  • Marguerite Thomas in household of Ernest Thomas, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Blankenship, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
  • Marguerite Blankenship in entry for Howard Kenneth Sims and Julia Lee Sims, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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