Blanche Jenkins

18 September 1909–March 1985 (Age 75)
Benton, Polk, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Blanche

When Blanche Jenkins was born on 18 September 1909, in Benton, Polk, Tennessee, United States, her father, Thomas Tinsley Jenkins, was 54 and her mother, Nancy Harriett Slack, was 40. She married Leonard Franklin Reed Sr on 28 August 1941, in Hamilton, Tennessee, United States. She lived in Calhoun, McMinn, Tennessee, United States in 1920 and Civil District 1, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died in March 1985, in Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

Leonard Franklin Reed Sr
Blanche Jenkins
Marriage: 28 August 1941

Spouse and Children

28 August 1941
Hamilton, Tennessee, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Tinsley Jenkins


    Nancy Harriett Slack




World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1910 · The Mann Act

Age 1

This Act makes engaging in transport of any woman for any immoral purpose, prostitution, illegal. Its primary intent was to address prostitution, immorality, and human trafficking, particularly where trafficking was for the purposes of prostitution.

Age 20

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Jenkin . Jenkins is one of the most common names in England, especially southwestern England, but is also especially associated with Wales.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Blanch Jenkins in household of Thomas T Jenkins, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Blanch Jenkins in household of Thomas T Jenkins, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Blanche Jenkins in household of Thomas T Jenkins, "United States Census, 1930"

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