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Sophia Margaret Rugh Blank
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Birth: Apr. 19, 1835
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jul. 5, 1917
Topeka
Shawnee County
Kansas, USA

--the following obituary abstracts are from Selected Death Notices From Jackson County, Kansas Newspapers, Vol. X; compiled by Dan Fenton:
The Holton Recorder
July 12, 1917

Mrs. Sophia M. Blank was born April 19, 1835, in Hempfield County, Pa., and died July 5, 1917. She was married to Enos Blank at Greensburg, Pa., September 23, 1852. To this union fourteen children were born, five of whom are still living - Peter F. Blank, of Holton; Mrs. A. J. Bowser, of Holton; Mrs. G. J. Trusdell, of Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. Geo. F. Jackson, of Topeka, and T. A. Blank of Topeka. There are thirty grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. While in childhood she united with the First Lutheran church of Greensburg, Pa. Later she united as charter member of the Reform church of Holton ... the family came to Holton March 1, 1878, and lived on a farm three miles southwest of Holton until the death of her husband, Enos Blank, three years ago. Since then she has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. G. J. Trusdell, of Kansas City, Mo. While visiting in Topeka with her son and daughter, she had a stroke of paralysis, which resulted in her death. She leaves two brothers, Jacob R. Rough, of Jennette, Pa.; Robert R. Rough of Creston, Ohio, and two sisters, Mrs. Andrew Wieman of Youngwood, Pa., and Mrs. John Stroble of Greensburg, Pa. .... Interment was in the Holton cemetery.

The Holton Signal
July 12, 1917

Olive Hill. Mrs. Andy Bowser was called to Topeka Thursday by the death of her mother, Mrs. Blank.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Peter Rugh (1816 - 1870)
  Elizabeth Sheffler Rugh (1812 - 1892)
 
 Spouse:
  Enos Blank (1826 - 1913)
 
 Children:
  Lavina Lizabeth Blank Reamer (1853 - 1899)*
  Amelia Mary Blank Calcut (1862 - 1894)*
  William Edwin Blank (1864 - 1915)*
  Peter F Blank (1867 - 1952)*
  Mary Ellen Blank Trusdell (1871 - 1955)*
  Eliza Jane Blank Bowser (1875 - 1966)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sophia Margaret Rugh Blank (1835 - 1917)
  Henry Rugh (1837 - 1844)*
  Susanna Margaret Rugh Maxwell (1839 - 1915)*
  Caroline Rugh Wineman (1839 - 1919)*
  Mary Jane Rugh Weaver (1841 - 1894)*
  Margaret Elizabeth Rugh (1843 - 1861)*
  Lucinda Rugh (1849 - 1861)*
  Jacob Welty Rugh (1851 - 1921)*
  Esther S Rugh Stroble (1854 - 1920)*
  Robert Brown Rugh (1857 - 1939)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Mother
 
Burial:
Holton Cemetery
Holton
Jackson County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Section 5 (east), Block 4, Lot 129
 
Created by: Thomas Mick
Record added: Oct 20, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30706282
Sophia Margaret <i>Rugh</i> Blank
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