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Constance Caroline Ardley Blenkarn Hughey
Birth: Feb. 18, 1867
Nottinghamshire, England
Death: Jan. 31, 1944
Battle Creek
Calhoun County
Michigan, USA

Constance was born at 6 Lyndhurst Terrace, Alfred Street, North Nottingham, England and the sixth child to William Thomas Blenkarn and Eleanor "Nellie" Maria Ardley, both of England. At age eleven, her family moved to Dover, Illinois, United States. After living in Dover for a short time, they moved to Kansas where she grew up. Constance married William Thomas Blenkarn (son of George Blenkarn and Caroline Smith of England) on 07 May 1856 at Bishop's Gate. He was a newspaper man. They had eleven children:

Karl Edward Hughey (1889 - 1909)
Clair Osborn Hughey (1890 - 1909)
Clyde Adam Hughey (1891 - 1963)
Theron Dunsmore Hughey (1893 - 1894)
Leslie Walter Hughey (1895 - 1963)
Verne Eugene Hughey (1897 - 1979)
Charles William Hughey (1899 - 1962)
Glenn Blenkarn Hughey (1901 - 1982)
Helen Rosa Hughey (1904 - 1965)
Melvin Ardley Hughey (1906 - 1987)
Mabel Constance Hughey (1908 - 1962)

One child, Karl, preceded them in death at age 20 by an accidental shooting with his father's .38 caliber gun.

When her husband Charles died, she was left with a large family, the youngest only two and a half years old. Her son Clyde was serving in the Army and wasn't home to help. She never remarried, but managed to raise her large family and lived 30 more years as a widow and single mom. In her later years, she lived with her son Glenn in Battle Creek Michigan. Her funeral service was officiated by a woman, Rev. Emma Burgess, which was unusual at that time for women in that kind of role.

Source: "Blenkarn Tapestry" by Dorothy L. Taylor
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"England and Wales Census, 1871," Constance C A Blenkarn in household of William T Blenkarn, Watton, Watton, Norfolk, England

name: Constance C A Blenkarn
event: Census
event date: 1871
gender: Female
age: 4
relationship to head of household: Daughter
birthplace: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
record type: Household
registration district: Wayland
sub-district: Watton
event parish: Watton
county: Norfolk

Household Gender Age Birthplace
self William T Blenkarn M 38 Shoreditch, Middlesex
wife Eleanor M Blenkarn F 38 Chipping Hill, Essex
daughter Emma E Blenkarn F 12 London, Middlesex
son Walter W H Blenkarn M 10 Shoreditch, Middlesex
son Alfred G O Blenkarn M 8 Hackney, Middlesex
daughter Eleanor M Blenkarn F 6 Stourport, Worcestershire
daughter Constance C A Blenkarn F 4 Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
son Osborn E A Blenkarn M 2 Walton, Norfolk
daughter Lilian E F Blenkarn F 1 Walton, Norfolk
servant Mary A Overton F 14 Wretham, Norfolk
servant Sarah A E Balls F 14 Walton, Norfolk

Source Citation
"England and Wales Census, 1871," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFX4-LTL : accessed 09 Sep 2012), Constance C A Blenkarn in household of William T Blenkarn, Watton, Watton, Norfolk, England; citing PRO RG 10/[piece], folio 141, p. 3; Wayland registration district, Watton subdistrict, ED 9f, household 18, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
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"United States Census, 1880," Constance A Blenkarn in household of William T Blenkarn, Republican, Clay, Kansas

name: Constance A Blenkarn
residence: Republican, Clay, Kansas
birthdate: 1867
birthplace: England
relationship to head: Daughter
spouse's name:
spouse's birthplace:
father's name: William T Blenkarn
father's birthplace: England
mother's name: Eleanor A Blenkarn
mother's birthplace: England
race or color (expanded): White
ethnicity (standardized): American
gender: Female
martial status: Single
age (expanded): 13 years
occupation: At School
nara film number: T9-0376
page: 106
page character: D
entry number: 397
film number: 1254376

Household Gender Age Birthplace
self William T Blenkarn M 48 England
wife Eleanor A Blenkarn F 47 England
dau Alice M Blenkarn F 23 England
dau Edith E Blenkarn F 21 England
son Walter W H Blenkarn M 19 England
son Alfred G O Blenkarn M 17 England
dau Maude E Blenkarn F 15 England
dau Constance A Blenkarn F 13 England
son Osborn E A Blenkarn M 11 England
dau Lilian E F Blenkarn F 10 England

Source Citation
"United States Census, 1880," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MFPG-4ZW : accessed 09 Sep 2012), Constance A Blenkarn in household of William T Blenkarn, Republican, Clay, Kansas; citing sheet 106D, family 7, NARA microfilm publication T9-0376.
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"United States Census, 1900," Constance Hughey in household of Charles Hughey, ED 120 Oswego Township Oswego city Ward 1-3, Labette, Kansas, United States

name: Constance Hughey
titles & terms:
event: Census
event date: 1900
event place: ED 120 Oswego Township Oswego city Ward 1-3, Labette, Kansas, United States
birth date: Feb 1867
birthplace: England
relationship to head of household: Wife
father's birthplace: England
mother's birthplace: England
race or color (standardized): White
gender: Female
marital status: Married
years married: 12
estimated marriage year: 1888
mother how many children: 7
number living children: 6
immigration year:
page: 1
sheet letter: B
family number: 18
reference number: 78
film number: 1240485
digital folder number: 004120150
image number: 00389

Household Gender Age Birthplace
head Charles Hughey M 38 Illinois
wife Constance Hughey F 33 England
son Karl E Hughey M 11 Kansas
son Clair O Hughey M 10 Kansas
son Clyde A Hughey M 9 Kansas
son Leslie W Hughey M 6 Kansas
son Verne E Hughey M 3 Indian Territory
son Charles W Hughey M 1 Kansas

Source Citation
"United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MMTT-YW4 : accessed 08 Sep 2012), Constance Hughey in household of Charles Hughey, ED 120 Oswego Township Oswego city Ward 1-3, Labette, Kansas, United States; citing sheet 1B, family 18, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240485.
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"United States Census, 1910," Constance Hughey in household of Chas E Hughey, Pittsburg Ward 4, Crawford, Kansas

name: Constance Hughey
birthplace: England
relationship to head of household: Wife
residence: Pittsburg Ward 4, Crawford, Kansas
marital status: Married
race : White
gender: Female
immigration year:
father's birthplace: England
mother's birthplace: England
family number: 184
page number: 8

Household Gender Age Birthplace
self Chas E Hughey M 47y Illinois
wife Constance Hughey F 43y England
son Leslie Hughey M 16y Kansas
dau Verne Hughey F 13y Kansas
son Chas Hughey M 10y Kansas
son Glen Hughey M 8y Kansas
dau Helen Hughey F 6y Kansas
son Melvin Hughey M 4y Kansas
dau Mabel Hughey F 1y Kansas

Source Citation
"United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M2C9-7BX : accessed 9 July 2012), Constance Hughey in household of Chas E Hughey, Pittsburg Ward 4, Crawford, Kansas.
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"United States Census, 1920," Constance Hughey, , Crawford, Kansas

name: Constance Hughey
residence: , Crawford, Kansas
estimated birth year: 1868
age: 52
birthplace: England
relationship to head of household: Self
gender: Female
race: White
marital status: Widowed
father's birthplace: England
mother's birthplace: England
film number: 1820528
digital folder number: 4300845
image number: 00551
sheet number: 11

Household Gender Age Birthplace
self Constance Hughey F 52y England
son Leslie W Hughey M 23y Kansas
son Verne E Hughey M 21y Oklahoma
son Charles W Hughey M 20y Kansas
son Glenn B Hughey M 18y Kansas
dau Helen B Hughey F 16y Kansas
son Milvin S Hughey M 13y Kansas
dau Mabel Hughey F 10y Kansas

Source Citation
"United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MF69-BX2 : accessed 9 July 2012), Constance Hughey, , Crawford, Kansas.
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"United States Census, 1940," Constance Hughey in household of Glen Hughey, Emmett Township, Calhoun, Michigan, United States

name: Constance Hughey
titles & terms:
event: Census
event year: 1940
event place: Emmett Township, Calhoun, Michigan, United States
gender: Female
age: 73
marital status: Widowed
race (original): White
race (standardized): White
relationship to head of household (original): Mother
relationship to head of household (standardized): Mother
birthplace: England
estimated birth year: 1867
residence in 1935: Same Place
enumeration district number: 13-57
family number: 1011
sheet number and letter: 42A
line number: 30
nara publication number: T627
nara roll number: 1737
digital folder number: 005461574
image number: 00279

Household Gender Age Birthplace
head Glen Hughey M 38 Kansas
wife Lenora Hughey F 40 Virginia
son Ralph W Hughey M 9 Michigan
son Barbara L Hughey M 7 Michigan
daughter Joyce M Hughey F 5 Michigan
son Raymond G Hughey M 2 Michigan
son Marvin L Hughey M 1 Michigan
mother Constance Hughey F 73 England

Source Citation
"United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K42V-83R : accessed 09 Sep 2012), Constance Hughey in household of Glen Hughey, Emmett Township, Calhoun, Michigan, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 13-57, sheet 42A, family 1011, NARA digital publication T627, roll 1737.
 
 
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 Parents:
  William Thomas Blenkarn (1832 - 1907)
  Eleanor Marie Ardley Blenkarn (1832 - 1897)
 
 Spouse:
  Charles Edwin Hughey (1862 - 1911)
 
 Children:
  Karl Edward Hughey (1889 - 1909)*
  Clair Osborn Hughey (1890 - 1909)*
  Clyde Adam Hughey (1891 - 1963)*
  Theron Dunsmore Hughey (1893 - 1894)*
  Leslie Walter Hughey (1895 - 1963)*
  Verne Eugene Hughey (1897 - 1979)*
  Charles William Hughey (1899 - 1962)*
  Glenn Blenkarn Hughey (1901 - 1982)*
  Helen Rosa Hughey Robertson (1904 - 1965)*
  Melvin Ardley Hughey (1906 - 1987)*
  Mabel Constance Hughey Roe (1908 - 1962)*
 
 Siblings:
  Eleanor Turner Johnson (1851 - ____)**
  Alice May Blenkarn (1857 - 1894)*
  Emma Edith Blenkarn Stewart (1858 - 1950)*
  Walter William Hart Blenkarn (1860 - 1944)*
  Alfred George Osborn Blenkarn (1862 - 1895)*
  Eleanor Maude Blenkarn Wing (1865 - 1952)*
  Constance Caroline Ardley Blenkarn Hughey (1867 - 1944)
  Osborn Edward Ardley Blenkarn (1868 - 1927)*
  Lilian Emily Frances Blenkarn Burt (1870 - 1941)*
  Ethel Nellie Hart Blenkarn (1873 - 1874)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Mount Olive Cemetery
Pittsburg
Crawford County
Kansas, USA
 
Created by: Debra Polly
Record added: Dec 09, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81748391
Constance Caroline Ardley <i>Blenkarn</i> Hughey
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Constance Caroline Ardley <i>Blenkarn</i> Hughey
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Constance Caroline Ardley <i>Blenkarn</i> Hughey
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Great Grandma, I wish I could have known you. RIP.
- Debra Polly
 Added: Apr. 12, 2014
My paternal great Grandma. RIP.
- Debra Polly
 Added: Nov. 17, 2012
My great Grandma. ;D
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 Added: Dec. 9, 2011
 
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