Blanche Belle Wilmsen

1 November 1894–22 August 1984 (Age 89)
Hecla, Brown, South Dakota, United States

The Life of Blanche Belle

When Blanche Belle Wilmsen was born on 1 November 1894, in Hecla, Brown, South Dakota, United States, her father, Ernest August Wilmsen, was 37 and her mother, Isabelle Marie Streans, was 35. She married Chester Harry Engle on 26 March 1919, in Hecla, Brown, South Dakota, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Brown, South Dakota, United States in 1935 and Greenfield Township, Brown, South Dakota, United States in 1940. She died on 22 August 1984, in Roseville, Placer, California, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Frederick, Brown, South Dakota, United States.

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Chester Harry Engle
Blanche Belle Wilmsen
Marriage: 26 March 1919
Chester Harry Engle Jr.
Ardith Luella Engle
Katherine Harriet Engle
Audrey Elsie Engle
Davy Kirk Engle
Gladys Verle Engle
Janet Blanche Engle

Spouse and Children

26 March 1919
Hecla, Brown, South Dakota, United States


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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.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 12

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 24

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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Sources (3)

  • Blanche Wilmsen, "South Dakota State Census, 1915"
  • Blanche B Wilmsen in household of Otto G Stolle, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Blanche W Engle in household of Chester H Engle, "United States Census, 1940"

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