Blanche Elizabeth Martin Slater

1899–1980 (Age 81)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Blanche Elizabeth

Blanche Elizabeth Martin Slater was born in 1899, in Tennessee, United States as the daughter of William Martin and Edith Bartholomew. She married Raymond Glen Towsley on 29 March 1922, in Hillsdale, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died in 1980, in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Raymond Glen Towsley
Blanche Elizabeth Martin Slater
Marriage: 29 March 1922
Grace Edith Towsley
Harold E Towsley
William Towsley

Spouse and Children

29 March 1922
Hillsdale, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States


    Grace Edith Towsley


    Harold E Towsley


    William Towsley


Parents and Siblings

    William Martin


    Edith Bartholomew




World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 7

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 24

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, Irish, French, Dutch, German, Czech, Slovak, Spanish (Martín), Italian (Venice), etc.: from a personal name (Latin Martinus, a derivative of Mars, genitive Martis, the Roman god of fertility and war, whose name may derive ultimately from a root mar ‘gleam’). This was borne by a famous 4th-century saint, Martin of Tours, and consequently became extremely popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. As a North American surname, this form has absorbed many cognates from other European forms.2 English: habitational name from any of several places so called, principally in Hampshire, Lincolnshire, and Worcestershire, named in Old English as ‘settlement by a lake’ (from mere or mær ‘pool’, ‘lake’ + tūn ‘settlement’) or as ‘settlement by a boundary’ (from (ge)mære ‘boundary’ + tūn ‘settlement’). The place name has been charged from Marton under the influence of the personal name Martin.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Blanche Towsley in household of Raymond Towsley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Blanch Towsley in household of Raymond Towsley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Blanch E Slater in entry for Adam Charles Spieth and Grace Edith Spieth, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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