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Edward Blankenship
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Birth: Jun. 6, 1872
Russell County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jan. 2, 1937
Cowley County
Kansas, USA


The Ed Blankenship family with five of their children moved to Belle Plaine, Sumner, Kansas from Russell Springs, Russell, Kentucky, when Gordon, the fifth child was about six months old. The other children were Mary, Louis, Loren, and George. (Gordon was born in June of 1908. So they made this trip about December of 1908.)

Eight more were born to this union, making a total of thirteen. One girl died as a baby, but 12 lived to be grown and married.

Ed Blankenshhip farmed all his life. They were a very self-sufficient family, raising and butchering most of the meat they used and growing most of the other food.They went many times to the Oxford Mill with loads of corn and wheat to exchange for meal and flour.

Both Ed and his wife, Willa Maud, died at an early age. Three Blankenship children graduated from Belle Plaine High School, as did four grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Writen by Mrs. Gordon Blankenship in 1984 for the Belle Plaine book.

Family links: 
  George Sampson Blankenship (1839 - 1934)
  Mary Elizabeth Wooldridge Blankenship (1849 - 1929)
  Willie Maud Hammond Blankenship (1880 - 1933)*
  Mary Elizabeth Blankenship (1900 - 1921)*
  Lorn Russell Blankenship (1902 - 1958)*
  Louis Hobert Blankenship (1904 - 1966)*
  George Sylvester Blankenship (1906 - 1982)*
  Gordon Wood Blankenship (1908 - 1990)*
  Earl Edward Blankenship (1910 - 1993)*
  Joe Floyd Blankenship (1912 - 1966)*
  Helen Maud Blankenship Knowles (1914 - 2002)*
  Carl H Blankenship (1921 - 1991)*
  Lila Mae Blankenship (1924 - 1924)*
  Otha Blankenship (1868 - 1889)*
  Asa Blankenship (1870 - 1963)*
  Edward Blankenship (1872 - 1937)
  Infant Blankenship (1874 - 1874)*
  Luther Blankenship (1875 - 1953)*
  Nathan Blankenship (1876 - 1951)*
  Ellen Blankenship Helm (1878 - 1957)*
  Infant Blankenship (1880 - 1880)*
  Effie Blankenship Ham (1882 - 1972)*
  Roscoe Conklin Blankenship (1884 - 1968)*
  Lenora Blankenship Perryman (1886 - 1962)*
  Marlor Hawkins Blankenship (1890 - 1963)*
*Calculated relationship
Belle Plaine Cemetery
Belle Plaine
Sumner County
Kansas, USA
Plot: G-55/3
Maintained by: V. Blankenship
Originally Created by: Cathy Kessinger
Record added: May 18, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26928918
Edward Blankenship
Added by: V. Blankenship
Edward Blankenship
Added by: Dennis Miller
Edward Blankenship
Added by: V. Blankenship
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 Added: Jan. 24, 2009

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