Blanch Ethel Taylor

22 April 1887–1 January 1964 (Age 76)
Ovid, Clinton, Michigan, United States

The Life of Blanch Ethel

When Blanch Ethel Taylor was born on 22 April 1887, in Ovid, Clinton, Michigan, United States, her father, Dr. James Edward Taylor, was 26 and her mother, Anna Lydia McCreary, was 22. She married Donald Denny Johnstone on 15 August 1911, in United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Ovid, Ovid Township, Clinton, Michigan Territory, United States in 1900 and Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States for about 20 years. She died on 1 January 1964, in Westville, New Durham Township, LaPorte, Indiana, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Kendallville, Noble, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Donald Denny Johnstone
Blanch Ethel Taylor
Marriage: 15 August 1911
Donald James Johnston
Robert Taylor JOHNSTON
Richard McCreary Johnston

Spouse and Children

15 August 1911
United States


    Donald James Johnston


    Robert Taylor JOHNSTON



Parents and Siblings

    Dr. James Edward Taylor


    Anna Lydia McCreary




World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 16

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 21

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for a tailor, from Old French tailleur (Late Latin taliator, from taliare ‘to cut’). The surname is extremely common in Britain and Ireland, and its numbers have been swelled by its adoption as an Americanized form of the numerous equivalent European names, most of which are also very common among Ashkenazic Jews, for example Schneider , Szabó , and Portnov .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Blanche Johnston in household of Donald Johnston, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Blanche T Johnston in household of Donald D Johnston, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Blanche Johnston in household of Donald D Johnston, "United States Census, 1940"

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