Blanche <I>Blick</I> Burnham

Blanche Blick Burnham

Birth
Nevada, Story County, Iowa, USA
Death 22 Dec 1939 (aged 77)
Burial Three Rivers, Tulare County, California, USA
Memorial ID 23333702 · View Source
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Blanche Blick Burnham (February 25, 1862 - December 22, 1939) of Nevada, Iowa, accompanied her husband in very primitive conditions through many travels in both the Southwest United States and Southern Africa. They had three children together, but only one survived into adulthood. In the early years, she watched over the children and the pack animals, always careful to keep a rifle within arms length. In the dark of night, she used her rifle many times against lions and hyenas and, during the Siege of Bulawayo, against Ndebele warriors. Several members of the Blick family joined the Burnhams in Rhodesia, moved with them to England, and returned to the United States with the Burnhams to live near Three Rivers, California. When Burnham Exploration Company struck it rich in 1923, the Burnhams moved to a mansion in a new housing development then known as Hollywoodland (a name later shortened to "Hollywood") and took many trips around the world in high style. In 1939, Blanche suffered a stroke. She died a month later and was buried in the Three Rivers Cemetery.


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  • Maintained by: Bill & Peggy Tate
  • Originally Created by: Thomas
  • Added: 10 Dec 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23333702
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Blanche Blick Burnham (23 Feb 1862–22 Dec 1939), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23333702, citing Three Rivers Cemetery, Three Rivers, Tulare County, California, USA ; Maintained by Bill & Peggy Tate (contributor 46937165) .