Blanche Ida Hetrick

4 September 1897–24 August 1981 (Age 83)
Blair, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Blanche Ida

When Blanche Ida Hetrick was born on 4 September 1897, in Blair, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, David Greaser Hetrick, was 40 and her mother, Nancy Jane (Jennie) Obenour, was 33. She married Thomas H. Crocker on 22 February 1919, in Cumberland, Allegany, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Huston Township, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930 and Oreminea, Huston Township, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. She died on 24 August 1981, in Blair, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Salem, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas H. Crocker
Blanche Ida Hetrick
Marriage: 22 February 1919
Eugene George Crocker
Paul Edward Crocker
Marion Thomas Crocker
Donna V. Crocker

Spouse and Children

22 February 1919
Cumberland, Allegany, Maryland, United States


    Eugene George Crocker


    Paul Edward Crocker


    Marion Thomas Crocker


    Donna V. Crocker


Parents and Siblings

    David Greaser Hetrick


    Nancy Jane (Jennie) Obenour




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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 8

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 22

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Headrick .

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

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Story Highlight

Letter from Maude to her Sister

Letter is written in Rhyming poetic fashion.

Sources (3)

  • Blanch Crocker in household of Thomas H Crocker, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Blanch I Crocker in household of Thomas H Crocker, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Blanche Crocker in household of Thomas Crocker, "United States Census, 1940"

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