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Craton Rone Blanton
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Birth: Jul. 17, 1875
Death: Sep. 25, 1915

Rone Blanton was killed in a motorcycle accident near Newton , N.C. when Ethel was 15 years old. He was a passenger on the motorcycle and was thrown over the motor into the oncoming vehicle.
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Gaston Gazette, Sept. 30, 1915 newspaper account:

BURIAL AT KINGS MOUNTAIN

Body of C. Rome Blanton Taken to His Former Home

Charlotte Observer.
Hickory, Sept. 27, 1915. - The body of C. Rome Blanton , who died at the Richard Baker Hospital here late yesterday afternoon, as a result of injuries sustained in an accident Saturday afternoon when a motorcycle on which he and his brother, H. Q. Blanton , were riding collided with an automobile driven by C.M. McCorkle at a place on the highway about midway between this place and Newton, was taken to Kings Mountain, his former home, on an early train this morning for burial.
The deceased was 38 years of age and is survived by a wife and two children. H. Q. Blanton (Hero Quitman, Brother), who received a badly broken leg in the collision , is reported as resting as well as can be expected. It will be some time before he is able to leave the hospital.

Buried nearby is George Washington Blanton and Mary Elizabeth Greene Blanton, Craton's parents. Issac Willis Blanton and wife, Sarah Plexico Blanton were his grandparents.

In the picture: Craton Rone Blanton and wife, Lizzie Ellis Blanton (Hager) and son, Jesse.
 
 
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 Parents:
  George Washington Blanton (1845 - 1932)
  Mary E Blanton (1843 - 1909)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Ellis Blanton Hager (1878 - 1949)*
 
 Children:
  Jessie William Blanton (1903 - 1976)*
  Ethel Leigh Blanton Parrott (1906 - 1990)*
 
 Siblings:
  Barbara Ellen Blanton White (1869 - 1945)*
  Sarah Malinda Blanton (1870 - ____)*
  Georganna Blanton Cherry White (1871 - 1946)*
  Issac Willis Blanton (1873 - 1941)*
  Craton Rone Blanton (1875 - 1915)
  Hero Quitman Blanton (1880 - 1973)*
  Grover W. Cleveland Blanton (1884 - 1947)*
  Arminta Blanton Neal (1886 - 1945)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mountain Rest Cemetery
Kings Mountain
Cleveland County
North Carolina, USA
 
Maintained by: MJ
Originally Created by: Elizabeth
Record added: Jun 03, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11082058
Craton Rone Blanton
Added by: MJ
 
Craton Rone Blanton
Added by: Elizabeth
 
Craton Rone Blanton
Added by: Elizabeth
 
 
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3rd cousin, twice removed
- Evelyn Pipkin
 Added: Mar. 26, 2012
May Angels Surround You Always.
- MJ
 Added: Sep. 14, 2008

- Elizabeth
 Added: Aug. 1, 2005
 
 
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