Blanche Gold

28 November 1881–9 August 1964 (Age 82)
Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Blanche

When Blanche Gold was born on 28 November 1881, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Louis Gold, was 42 and her mother, Henrietta Freudemeich, was 28. She married Lawrence Oster on 18 February 1904, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 9 August 1964, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.

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Lawrence Oster
Blanche Gold
Marriage: 18 February 1904
Leonard L. Oster

Spouse and Children

    Lawrence Oster



18 February 1904
Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Louis Gold


    Henrietta Freudemeich




    Lillie Gold


    Stella Gold


    Edgar Louis Gold


    Alfred Louis Gold


    Walter Louis Gold


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 2

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 22

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

1 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from modern German Gold, Yiddish gold ‘gold’. In North America it is often a reduced form of one of the many compound ornamental names of which Gold is the first element.2 English and German: from Old English, Old High German gold ‘gold’, applied as a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in gold, i.e. a refiner, jeweler, or gilder, or as a nickname for someone who either had many gold possessions or bright yellow hair.3 English: from an Old English personal name Golda (or the feminine Golde), which persisted into the Middle Ages as a personal name. The name was in part a byname from gold ‘gold’, and in part a short form of the various compound names with this first element.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Blanche Oster in household of Lawrence Oster, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Blanche Gold in household of Lorris Gold, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Blanche Oster in household of Lawrence Oster, "United States Census, 1920"

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