Blanche Orpha Shoemaker

3 October 1884–15 October 1994 (Age 110)
Peru Township, Morrow, Ohio, United States

The Life of Blanche Orpha

When Blanche Orpha Shoemaker was born on 3 October 1884, in Peru Township, Morrow, Ohio, United States, her father, Wellington Mercer Shoemaker, was 28 and her mother, Lucy A. Sherwood, was 27. She married Lloyd Burwell Burch on 3 February 1909, in Morrow, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Shauck, Perry Township, Morrow, Ohio, United States in 1940 and Ohio, United States in 1994. She died on 15 October 1994, in Shannon, Richland Township, Allen, Ohio, United States, at the age of 110, and was buried in Troyton, Delaware, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lloyd Burwell Burch
Blanche Orpha Shoemaker
Marriage: 3 February 1909
Thelma Ruth Burch
Edwin Maurice BURCH
Lewis Arthur BURCH
Helen Naomi BURCH

Spouse and Children

3 February 1909
Morrow, Ohio, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Wellington Mercer Shoemaker


    Lucy A. Sherwood




World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 2

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 29

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

Translation of Dutch Schoemaker or German and Jewish Schumacher .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Blanch Shoemaker in household of Lewis Sherwood, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Blanche Burch in household of Lloyd Burch, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Blanche O Berch in household of Wellington M Shoemaker, "United States Census, 1910"

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