Kenneth Gilbert Blanton

Brief Life History of Kenneth Gilbert

When Kenneth Gilbert Blanton was born on 23 February 1906, in Kendall Township, Kendall, Illinois, United States, his father, James Edward Blanton, was 32 and his mother, Annie Knaack, was 32. He married Elva May Creek in 1928, in Champaign, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Urbana, Champaign, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. He died in July 1986, in Katy, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 80.

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Kenneth Gilbert Blanton
Elva May Creek
Marriage: 1928
Kenneth Gilbert Blanton Jr
Larry Allyn Blanton

Sources (10)

  • Kenneth G Blanton, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Kenneth Gilbert Blanton, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Kenneth Gilbert Blanton Sr, "Texas Death Index, 1964-1998"

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1910 · Boy Scouts of America

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Name Meaning

English (Staffordshire): variant of Blanthorn, a name of uncertain origin that was current in 16th- and 17th-century Shropshire, Staffordshire, and Worcestershire. Compare Blanding .

History: William, a son of Ralf Blanton, was born in Upton on Severn, Worcestershire, in 1611, and died in Boston, MA, in 1662. Ralph is recorded in Upton on Severn in 1610–14 with the surnames Blanter, Blanterne, and Blanten.

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

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