Russell Vernon Blanchard

Brief Life History of Russell Vernon

When Russell Vernon Blanchard was born on 24 February 1920, in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States, his father, Tillet David Blanchard, was 35 and his mother, Lena Livera Albertson, was 27. He married Anna Virginia Burns on 20 June 1941. He lived in Pleasant Township, Wapello, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Center Township, Wapello, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He died on 28 December 2000, in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Highland Center, Wapello, Iowa, United States.

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Russell Vernon Blanchard
Margaret Jeanette Dalbey
Marriage: 29 August 1950

Sources (9)

  • Russell Blanchard in household of Tiller Blanchard, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Russell Vernon Blanchard, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"
  • Russel Vernon Blanchard, "Iowa, Marriage Records, 1941-1951"

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World Events (8)

1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

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


Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: French Armand, Pierre, Andre, Marcel, Emile, Monique, Camille, Dominique, Euclide, Germaine, Leonce, Lucien.

French and English (of Norman origin): from the French medieval personal name Blanchard, from an ancient Germanic name composed of the elements blank ‘white, shining’ + hard ‘strong, brave’.

French and English: derivative of Blanc .

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

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