Blanche M Goranson

1901–December 1982 (Age 81)

The Life of Blanche M

When Blanche M Goranson was born in 1901, in Canada, her father, Georg Theophilus Göransson, was 29 and her mother, Anna Maria Lundberg, was 23. She married William Richard Hocking on 15 November 1924. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States in 1935 and Freedom Election Precinct, Thurston, Washington, United States in 1940. She died in December 1982, in Lacey, Thurston, Washington, United States, at the age of 81.

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William Richard Hocking
Blanche M Goranson
Marriage: 15 November 1924
William Richard Hocking Jr
Robert Laurence Hocking

Spouse and Children

15 November 1924
King County, Washington


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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 0

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1907 · Pike's Market

Age 6

Pike’s Market is one of the oldest still working farmer’s markets in the US. It is located in Seattle’s central business district, just north of Belltown , and southwest of central waterfront and Elliott Bay. One of the attractions there is the gum wall. 
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 22

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

Name Meaning

Respelling of Swedish Göransson, a patronymic from the personal name Göran, Swedish form of George .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Blanche M Hocking in household of William R Hocking, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Blanch M Hocking in household of William R Hocking, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Blanche Goranson in household of George T Goranson, "Canada Census, 1901"

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