Luretha Monteagle Workman

25 September 1868–2 November 1932 (Age 64)
Wyoming, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Luretha Monteagle

When Luretha Monteagle Workman was born on 25 September 1868, in Wyoming, West Virginia, United States, her father, William George Washington Workman, was 37 and her mother, Nereva Eva Stanley, was 30. She married Jacob Columbus Blankenship on 7 April 1892, in Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Falling Spring, Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States in 1920 and Shrewsbury, York, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930. She died on 2 November 1932, at the age of 64.

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Jacob Columbus Blankenship
Luretha Monteagle Workman
Marriage: 7 April 1892
Rebecca Jane Blankenship
Juda Catherine Blankenship
Lobelia Octavia Blankenship
Mary Frances Blankenship
John Collie Blankenship
Benjamin Franklin Blankenship
Ola Mae Blankenship
Joseph Alfred Blankenship
Alfred Joseph Blankenship
Gertrude Blankenship
Ellen Nevada Blankenship

Spouse and Children

7 April 1892
Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1870 · Giving all the right to vote

Age 2

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.

Age 18

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

English: ostensibly an occupational name for a laborer, from Middle English work + man. According to a gloss cited by Reaney the term was used in the Middle Ages to denote an ambidextrous person, and the surname may also be a nickname in this sense.

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

Sources (3)

  • Loretha Blankenship in household of Jacob C Blankenship, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Loretha Blankenship in household of Jacob C Blankenship, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Tenretha Workman in household of Washington Workman, "United States Census, 1870"

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