Blendenia Viola Markin

15 August 1920–5 April 2001 (Age 80)
Creek, Oklahoma, United States

The Life Summary of Blendenia Viola

When Blendenia Viola Markin was born on 15 August 1920, in Creek, Oklahoma, United States, her father, Vernie Allen Markin, was 32 and her mother, Hazel Almeda North, was 29. She married Herman Walter Mock on 19 December 1936, in Huntington, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Hartford City, Licking Township, Blackford, Indiana, United States for about 5 years. She died on 5 April 2001, in Dunkirk, Richland Township, Jay, Indiana, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Gardens Of Memory, Muncie, Center Township, Delaware, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Herman Walter Mock
Blendenia Viola Markin
Marriage: 19 December 1936
Levene Marie Mock
Leda Ann Mock

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 December 1936Huntington, Indiana, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre
    Age 1
     By 1921, Tulsa was a booming city with a population of over one hundred thousand, with ten thousand African Americans in the Greenwood District. Crime rates in Tulsa soared and vigilantism was present. An incident occurred with Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner, and Sara Page, a white elevator operator. Reports claim Rowland stepped on Page’s foot and she let out a scream. The newspaper reported Rowland attempted to rape Page. Rowland was arrested and white vigilantes demanded the sheriff to hand over Rowland for lynching. An armed group of African American men went to the courthouse to aid in protecting Rowland from the mob. The group was turned away and a shot was fired between the white and African American groups, which ignited a riot. While buildings in Tulsa were burned, a major effort by whites focused mainly on the Greenwood District which was burned to the ground and many were shot. Over 30 people were killed and many were injured in the riots. 
    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
    Age 3
    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
    1942 · The Japanese American internment
    Age 22
    Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English female personal name Marykin, a diminutive of Mary .Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): patronymic from the Yiddish personal name Marke, a variant of Mark . It is formed with the Slavic possessive suffix -in.

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

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    Sources (10)

    • Blendenna Mock in household of Herman Mock, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Blendenia Markin, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
    • Blendena Viola Mock in entry for Herman Walter Mock, "Indiana, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947"

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