Harold Joseph Blink

9 December 1894–9 March 1974 (Age 79)
Logan Township, Marshall, Iowa, United States

The Life of Harold Joseph

When Harold Joseph Blink was born on 9 December 1894, in Logan Township, Marshall, Iowa, United States, his father, Louis E Blink, was 32 and his mother, Sophia Cicilia Retz, was 27. He married Katherine Maria Davitt on 28 June 1923, in Iowa, United States. He lived in Marshall, Iowa, United States in 1895 and Melbourne, Marshall, Iowa, United States in 1915. He died on 9 March 1974, in Sac City, Sac, Iowa, United States, at the age of 79.

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Harold Joseph Blink
Katherine Maria Davitt
Marriage: 28 June 1923

Spouse and Children

28 June 1923
Iowa, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Sophia Cicilia Retz




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 19

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: unexplained.2 Swedish: unexplained. It may have been a soldier's name.

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

Sources (3)

  • Harrold Blink in household of Louis E Blink, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Harold J Blink in household of Louis E Blink, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Harold Blink, "Iowa State Census, 1915"

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