Blanche Ree Denham

18 October 1908–28 September 1985 (Age 76)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Blanche Ree

When Blanche Ree Denham was born on 18 October 1908, in Kentucky, United States, her father, William Granvill Denham, was 36 and her mother, Louisa A Fox, was 38. She married Levy B Turner on 20 May 1923, in Clay, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Tompkinsville, Monroe, Kentucky, United States in 1930. She died on 28 September 1985, in Monroe, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Gamaliel Cemetery, Gamaliel, Monroe, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Levy B Turner
Blanche Ree Denham
Marriage: 20 May 1923
Virgil Marshall Turner
Dorothy L Turner

Spouse and Children

20 May 1923
Clay, Tennessee, United States


    Virgil Marshall Turner


    Dorothy L Turner


Parents and Siblings



    John A Denham


    Bertha M Denham




    Ernest Denham


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1912 · McCreary County Created

Age 4

Named after James B. McCreary a Confederate war hero and two time Governor of Kentucky McCreary County was created in 1912.

Age 21

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: habitational name from any of various places so called, for example in Buckinghamshire (near Uxbridge) and two in Suffolk, which are named from Old English denu ‘valley’ + hām ‘homestead’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Gladys Turner in household of Levy Turner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Blanche Denham in entry for Marion Francis Rutherford, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Blance Donham in entry for Edward Proffitt and Moline Turner, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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