Elmer "Weldon" Blankinship

1 December 1913–24 October 2005 (Age 91)
Paris, Lamar, Texas, United States

The Life of Elmer "Weldon"

When Elmer "Weldon" Blankinship was born on 1 December 1913, in Paris, Lamar, Texas, United States, his father, Luther Vernon Blankinship, was 23 and his mother, Willie Jane Allen, was 23. He married Elsie Lee Collins on 14 May 1954, in Crane, Texas, United States. He died on 24 October 2005, in Midland, Texas, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, San Patricio, Texas, United States.

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Elmer "Weldon" Blankinship
Elsie Lee Collins
Marriage: 14 May 1954

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14 May 1954
Crane, Texas, United States

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World Events (8)

1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 1

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

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.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 24

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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

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

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