Blanche Vanourney

1900–1999 (Age 98)
Walford, Benton, Iowa, United States

The Life of Blanche

When Blanche Vanourney was born on 28 July 1900, in Walford, Benton, Iowa, United States, her father, Joseph Vanourney, was 23 and her mother, Estella Ann Sedlacek, was 18. She married Vern Leroy McCune on 10 June 1919, in Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Linn Township, Linn, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States in 1930. She died on 4 February 1999, at the age of 98.

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Blanche Vanourney
Vern Leroy McCune
Marriage: 10 June 1919
Lester Merrill McCune
Walter Vern McCune

Spouse & Children

10 June 1919
Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

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.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 13

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 26

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

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Sources (3)

  • Blanche Mccune in household of Verne L Mccune, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Blanche McCune in household of Verne L McCune, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Blanche Mccune in household of Vern L Mccune, "United States Census, 1930"

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