Blanche Katherine Lyall

1915–1995 (Age 79)
Wilkesboro, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Blanche Katherine

When Blanche Katherine Lyall was born on 29 April 1915, in Wilkesboro, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States, her father, Arthur Lyall, was 31 and her mother, Lillian Valeria Rose, was 27. She lived in West Virginia, United States in 1949. She died on 5 February 1995, in White Marsh, Baltimore, Maryland, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

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Blanche Katherine Lyall
Joseph John Wenskaitis

Spouse & Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1883–1950Male

  • Lillian Valeria Rose




World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 3

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 22

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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

Scottish: probably from an Old Norse personal name Liulfr, composed of an uncertain first element + úlfr ‘wolf’, although Reaney gives this as a pet form of Lyon or Lionel.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Blanche Lyle in household of Constance Wenskaitis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Blanch Lyle in household of Auther Lyle, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Blanche Lyall in household of Arthur Lyall, "United States Census, 1920"

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