Irvin Benjamin Blank

17 March 1873–17 April 1963 (Age 90)
Hempfield Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Irvin Benjamin

When Irvin Benjamin Blank was born on 17 March 1873, in Hempfield Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Jacob Blank, was 30 and his mother, Lavina Kepple, was 31. He died on 17 April 1963, in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Union Cemetery, Greensburg, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Jacob Blank
Lavina Kepple
Matilda Margaret Blank
Irvin Benjamin Blank
Valetta Mae Blank
Amy Blank
Cora Luella Blank
Jacob Kepple Blank
Allen George Blank
Jonas Francis Blank

Parents and Siblings

    John Jacob Blank


    Lavina Kepple






    Valetta Mae Blank


    Amy Blank


    Cora Luella Blank


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 4

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 25

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 Dutch and German: nickname for a man with white or fair hair or a pale complexion, from Middle Low, Middle High German blanc ‘bright’, ‘shining’, ‘white’, ‘beautiful’, Middle Dutch blank ‘fair’, ‘white’.2 Variant spelling of the English and Jewish (Ashkenazic) cognate Blanc or the German cognate Blanck .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Irwin Blause in household of J J Blause, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Irwin B Blank in household of John J Blank, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Irvin B Blank in household of John J Blank, "United States Census, 1910"

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