Robert Kent Blankenship

18 May 1909–5 April 1990 (Age 80)
Montgomery, Virginia, United States

The Life of Robert Kent

When Robert Kent Blankenship was born on 18 May 1909, in Montgomery, Virginia, United States, his father, Robert Harriston Blankenship, was 23 and his mother, Ellen Luvena Elizabeth Alls, was 38. He married Fannie Belle Munsey before 1935, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Blacksburg, Montgomery, Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Clear Fork Magisterial District, Tazewell, Virginia, United States for about 10 years. In 1940, at the age of 31, his occupation is listed as carpenter in Clear Fork Magisterial District, Tazewell, Virginia, United States. He died on 5 April 1990, in New Castle, Craig, Virginia, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in New Castle, Craig, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Kent Blankenship
Fannie Belle Munsey
Marriage: before 1935
Kenneth Allison Blankenship
Maynard Lee Blankenship
Alpha Jean Blankenship

Spouse and Children

before 1935
Virginia, United States



    Maynard Lee Blankenship


    Alpha Jean Blankenship


Parents and Siblings




    Roy Blankenship


    Mary L. Blankenship


World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1924 · Name changed to Bluefield

Age 15

The town of Graham changed it name to Bluefield in 1924.

Age 22

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

Northern English: variant of the English surname Blenkinsop, a habitational name from a place called Blenkinsopp in Northumberland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Robert K Blankinship in household of Bob Blanknship, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Robert K Blankenship in household of Robert H Blankenship, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Robert K Blankinship in household of Robert Blankinship, "United States Census, 1930"

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