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Ester Blanche Hankins Catron
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Birth: Dec. 8, 1888
Missouri, USA
Death: Jun. 17, 1982
Dallas County
Missouri, USA


Ester Blanche Hankins was DAUGHTER to
FATHER - John Love Hankins
MOTHER - Martha Jennie (Shaffer) Hankins


Blanche was WIFE to:
HUSBAND - Bert Catron
/ buried nearby
DOD May 20, 1975

They were wed
in April - 1910

She was MOTHER to:
DAUGHTER - Erma Lorraine
/ deceased
SON - Bert Carton, Jr.

Mrs Catron was GRANDMOTHER to
two children

two children

two children


As a young woman, Blanche taught
school in country schools in the
Cassville, Mo. area.
She eventually owned and operted
a millinery store in Fairview, Mo.

Blanche and her family moved to
Purdy, Mo. in 1925

Blanche Catron was active in
politics. She served as the
Republican Party county committee


When the elders grew too old to
live alone, the Catron family held
an auction of the household items.
Amongst the home furnishing was an
ornate, high-back Victorian bed
with a matching dresser.
Today, the outstanding pieces are
treasured for their beauty and
valued as touchstones to good
friends (from long ago) and
to Purdy, Mo. history.


Mrs. Catron was a member of the
Purdy, Mo.

She was a Christian


* * GOD'S GARDEN * *

"God looked around his garden
And He found an empty place.
And then He looked down upon
the earth,
And saw your tired face.
He put His arms around you,
And lifted you to rest.
God's garden must be beautiful,
He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering,
He knew you were in pain,
He knew that you would never
Get well on earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough,
And the hills were hard to climb,
So He closed your weary eyelids,
And whispered"Peace be thine."
It broke our hearts to lose you.
But you didn't go alone,
For part of us went with you,
The day God called you home."

~Author Unknown~


This biography is
humbly presented by
Audrey Burtrum-Stanley / Arkansas

Family links: 
  Bert Catron (1885 - 1975)*
  Emma Lorriane Catron (1914 - 1919)*
*Calculated relationship
Antioch Cemetery
Barry County
Missouri, USA
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Originally Created by: Someone Who Cares...
Record added: Aug 10, 2009
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Ester Blanche <i>Hankins</i> Catron
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