Blanche Louella Divilbiss

Female2 December 1905–24 October 1966

Brief Life History of Blanche Louella

When Blanche Louella Divilbiss was born on 2 December 1905, in Carroll, Maryland, United States, her father, Jacob Snader DeVilbiss, was 36 and her mother, Louella Stevenson Zile, was 41. She married Wilbur Carroll Halter in 1931. She lived in Uniontown, Carroll, Maryland, United States for about 20 years. She died on 24 October 1966, in Glen Burnie, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Uniontown, Carroll, Maryland, United States.

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Wilbur Carroll Halter
Blanche Louella Divilbiss
Marriage: 1931

Sources (4)

  • Blanche Devilbiss in household of J Snader Devilbiss, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Blanche D Halter in entry for Wilbur C Halter, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Blanche L Divilbiss in household of Jacob S Divilbiss, "United States Census, 1910"

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    World Events (8)

    1906 · Saving Food Labels

    Age 1

    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.

    1906 · Licencing Butchers

    Age 1

    A law that makes it a crime to misbrand meat being sold as food, and ensures that the meat is slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

    Age 18

    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form (also De Vilbiss) of Swiss German Deubelbeiss, an Alemannic nickname from Middle High German dūvel ‘devil’ + beiz ‘biter’. Compare Divelbiss .

    History: The surname Devilbiss was brought to the US from Germany (and ultimately probably from Switzerland, via Alsace) by a group of Protestant siblings who arrived in PA in 1731 and later settled in MD. In the passenger list the surname appears in the spelling Debelbissen (and similar variants), while in the early MD church records it has been spelled Debelbiss, Deubelbiss, Dewelbiss, Teubelbiss, Teufelbiss, and so on. The form De Vilbiss was first adopted in the middle of the 19th century.

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

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