Emma Bessie Blanton

21 February 1916–26 November 1996 (Age 80)
Henderson, Texas, United States

The Life of Emma Bessie

When Emma Bessie Blanton was born on 21 February 1916, in Henderson, Texas, United States, her father, James Clinton Blanton, was 33 and her mother, Ella Irene Minchew, was 25. She married Charles Lee Chaffin on 28 October 1933, in Pleasant Grove, Fannin, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Justice Precinct 1, Henderson, Texas, United States in 1920 and Justice Precinct 4, Dallas, Texas, United States in 1930. She died on 26 November 1996, in Denton, Texas, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Charles Lee Chaffin
Emma Bessie Blanton
Marriage: 28 October 1933
Francis Lee Chaffin
Emma JoAnne Chaffin
Charles Douglass Chaffin

Spouse and Children

28 October 1933
Pleasant Grove, Fannin, Texas, United States


Parents and Siblings




    Arra Mae Blanton



    Purce Blonton


    Amy Blanton


+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 13

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.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 21

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: unexplained; perhaps a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place. It has been suggested that it might be an altered form of Scottish Ballantine , but the distribution and variants (including Blanding ) make it more probable that it is an altered form of a French original.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Emmy Blanton in household of J Clint Blanton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Emma Chaffin in household of Charlie L Chaffin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Emma Blonton in household of Clint Blonton, "United States Census, 1920"

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