Blanche Pearl Dodson

Brief Life History of Blanche Pearl

When Blanche Pearl Dodson was born on 2 March 1874, in Luray, Page, Virginia, United States, her father, Joseph Hunter Dodson, was 39 and her mother, Eliza Ann Fincham, was 39. She married William Henry Minnich on 6 December 1928, in Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States. She lived in Washington, Maryland, United States in 1920 and Halfway, Washington, Maryland, United States in 1940. She died on 7 October 1946, in Wood Point, Washington, Maryland, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland, United States.

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Jesse S Bloom
Blanche Pearl Dodson
Lottie Mae Dodson
Robert Leo Dodson

Sources (10)

  • Blanche Dotson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Blanche P Bloom, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935"
  • Blanche P. Bloom, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.


Historical Boundaries 1887: Washington, Maryland, United States

1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.

Name Meaning

patronymic from Dodd ; ‘son of Dod(d) or Dud(d)’ from Middle English Dodd(e), Dudd(e), Old English Dodd(a), Dudd(a), + -son. Alternatively, the name may arise from a Middle English form of Old English Dodesunu, a compound personal name formed from the same elements as above and impossible to tell apart from the Middle English patronymic.

post-medieval variant of Dodgson with simplification of the medial dgs.


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

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