Blanche Letteer

1891–1957 (Age 66)
Bucklin Township, Linn, Missouri, United States

The Life of Blanche

When Blanche Letteer was born in 1891, in Bucklin Township, Linn, Missouri, United States, her father, William Henry Letteer, was 28 and her mother, Ida B Caton, was 24. She married Oral Franklin Nowlin in 1913, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died in 1957, in Claremore, Rogers, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 66.

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Blanche Letteer
Oral Franklin Nowlin
Marriage: 1913
Wilma Blanche Nowlin
Dale Wilson Nowlin
Marvin Eldon Nowlin
Doris Belle Nowlin

Spouse & Children

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • William Henry Letteer


  • Female1867–1943Female



World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 13

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 18

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. Possibly an altered form of French Métier, from métier, Old French mestier ‘official responsibility’, ‘duty’, ‘calling’, hence a metonymic occupational name for an official of some kind.

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Blanche Letteer - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Blanche Lettier

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