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Blanche Marcella Brush Apgar
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Birth: Jun. 11, 1880
Suffolk County
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 14, 1925
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Daughter of Oren Wesley Brush and Louisa M. Griffin, wife of "Jack" Donohue who ran a bicyle shop in Central Islip and who was also a house painter. Soon after their marriage Jack contracted tubercolosis while painting the tuberculosis ward at the nearby Manhattan State Hospital (Central Islip State Hospital). He was seriously ill for several months and spent time at Trudeau Sanitarium at Saranac Lake, NY. He died on the train returning from there to Long Island in November 1904.

Blanche Donohue then returned with her son, Oren, age five months, to the home of her parents in Hauppague. She supported herself by working as a seamtress both in Hauppague and later in Smithtown, where she specialized in dress making. She later moved to a New York City apartment which she shared with Orin and her mother while she worked as a dress-maker.

She later married Clayton C. Apgar and in 1920 could be found living in Manhattan with her husband, mother Louise, son Oren, Ethel Brush, and two lodgers, occupation saleslady at a department store.

(C. Reineke; Long Island Surnames; Ancestry) 
Family links: 
  Oren Wesley Brush (1849 - 1912)
  Louisa Griffin Brush (1852 - 1929)
  John Robert Donohue (1869 - 1904)
  Clifton Cartwright Apgar (1882 - 1935)*
  John W. Donohue (1903 - 1903)*
  Oren Morton Donohue (1904 - 1997)*
  Richard Arlington Brush (1872 - 1944)*
  Blanche Marcella Brush Apgar (1880 - 1925)
*Calculated relationship
Hauppauge Rural Cemetery
Suffolk County
New York, USA
Created by: Aislin
Record added: Oct 05, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30310802
Blanche Marcella <i>Brush</i> Apgar
Added by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
Blanche Marcella <i>Brush</i> Apgar
Added by: Aislin
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- Chelsea
 Added: Aug. 1, 2013

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