Arthur Laverne "Tee" Blanton

Male20 September 1927–14 July 2005

Brief Life History of Arthur Laverne "Tee"

When Arthur Laverne "Tee" Blanton was born on 20 September 1927, in Achille, Bryan, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Dave M Blanton Sr, was 16 and his mother, Alcester Galbreath, was 17. He lived in Colbert, Bryan, Oklahoma, United States in 1930 and Colbert Township, Bryan, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. He died on 14 July 2005, in Denison, Grayson, Texas, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Sherman, Grayson, Texas, United States.

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Sources (7)

  • Auther L Blanton in household of Davis Blanton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Arthur L Blanton, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"
  • Arthur Tee Blanton, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)


Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 2

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.

1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 21

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

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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