|Birth: ||Dec. 8, 1850|
|Death: ||Mar. 1, 1928|
Malinda Elizabeth Rhoda Grabill was born on 8 December 1850 in Daviess Co., MO to John Thomas and "Sallie" Sarah Shelton Woodward Grabill. She was the youngest of their five children, her 4 brothers are: Henry H. (died in infancy), John W., Jacob Andrew, and David Henry Grabill.
"Rhoda", as she was most often called, received her education at country school near the farm where she was raised in Hamilton township of Harrison Co., MO. She was raised a member of the Methodist Episcopal South Church.
"Rhoda" married Floyd Wynn Blankenship on 31 May 1871 in Harrison Co., MO. To this union, ten children were born: John W., Alice A. (married Tackett); Flanry E.; Marvin Hendrix; Francis or Frank E.; unnamed son b & d 1885-twin of Cleveland Tabor; Alva Wesley; Oliver Edward; and Peter Floyd Blankenship.
In 1880, the family resided in Brooklyn, Harrison Co., MO. In 1900, they resided in Union Township, Harrison Co. In 1920, "Rhoda" was in Union Township, and widowed, head of house.
"Rhoda" died on 1 March 1928 at age 77 years, 2 months, and 23 days. PF. Blankenship, her youngest son was the informant. She died without medical attendance and had been in poor health for years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John & Sallie Grabill, her son Flanry (age 17 months); her husband Floyd in 1903; her son Cleveland in 1926;
John Thomas Grabill (1817 - 1898)
Sarah Shelton Woodward Grabill (1823 - 1917)
Floyd W. Blankenship (1843 - 1903)
Alice Tackett (1874 - 1916)*
Flanry E. Blankenship (1876 - 1877)*
Frank E. Blankenship (1882 - 1961)*
Cleveland Tabor Blankenship (1885 - 1926)*
Oliver Edward Blankenship (1888 - 1947)*
Alva Wesley Blankenship (1888 - 1954)*
Henry Woodward Grabill (1840 - 1841)*
John W. Grable (1842 - 1922)*
Jacob Andrew Grabill (1844 - 1895)*
David Henry Grabill (1847 - 1931)*
Malinda Elizabeth Rhoda Grabill Blankenship (1850 - 1928)
Note: Wife of Floyd W. Blankenship; Dau of John & Sally Grabill
Maintained by: Julie Grabill Rasmussen
Originally Created by: ctaz
Record added: Jul 10, 2006
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