Blanche Anna Sorley

15 November 1888–5 May 1954 (Age 65)
Madison, Lac qui Parle, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Blanche Anna

When Blanche Anna Sorley was born on 15 November 1888, in Madison, Lac qui Parle, Minnesota, United States, her father, John A Jacobson Sorley, was 29 and her mother, Catharine 'Katie' Schouweiler, was 23. She married Luke Elcock Morgan on 22 September 1913, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States in 1910. She died on 5 May 1954, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 65.

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Family Time Line

Luke Elcock Morgan
Blanche Anna Sorley
Marriage: 22 September 1913
John Elcock Morgan
Mary Margaret Morgan
Stephan William Morgan
Catherine Elizabeth Morgan
Helen Louise Morgan
Luke Elcock Morgan

Spouse and Children

22 September 1913
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


    John Elcock Morgan


    Mary Margaret Morgan




    Helen Louise Morgan


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings




    Edna E Sorley


    Monica Sorley


World Events (8)

1889 · Washington Becomes a State

Age 1

On November 11, 1889, Washington Territory became Washington State the 42nd state to enter the Union. The state was named in honor of George Washington.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

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.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 18

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

1 Irish: variant of Curley .2 English: habitational name from Corley in Warwickshire or Coreley in Shropshire, both named with Old English corna, a metathesized form of crona, genitive plural of cron, cran ‘crane’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Blanche A Sorley in household of John A Sorley, "United States Census, 1910"

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