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Family of Sara Jane AZBILL (40) & Caleb Franklin BLANKENSHIP

108. Walter Gray BLANKENSHIP. Born on 19 Nov 1883 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 74, Walter Gray died in Henderson County, Tennessee in 1958. Buried in 1958 in Oak Grove Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

Walter Gray married Flossie B. JONES (85) , daughter of Flaviel Jobe JONES (23) (1863-1937) & Nona J. ? (1860-1942). Born in Feb 1890 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 67, Flossie B. died in Henderson County, Tennessee in 1958. Buried in 1958 in Oak Grove Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:
i. Emmitt.

ii. Bernice.

iii. Loyce.

iv. Maurice.


109. Joseph Floyd BLANKENSHIP Senior. Born on 22 Jun 1890 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 45, Joseph Floyd died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 4 Jan 1936. Buried in Jan 1936 in Oak Grove Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

On 20 Aug 1920 when Joseph Floyd was 30, he married Susan Bessie POWERS.

They had the following children:
198 i. Bertie Louise
ii. Bonnie Lorraine.

199 iii. Herbert Hoover
200 iv. Mary Elizabeth
v. Lindbergh. Born on 16 Sep 1924.

201 vi. Joseph Floyd
vii. John A.. Born on 27 Mar 1935. At the age of 61, John A. died on 24 Dec 1996.


110. Robert Riley BLANKENSHIP. Born on 4 Jun 1892 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 66, Robert Riley died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 20 Oct 1958. Buried in Oct 1958 in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee.

Children:
i. Curry.

ii. Woodrow.

Woodrow married ? ?.

iii. James.

iv. Frances.


111. Cora May BLANKENSHIP. Born on 20 Mar 1897 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 28, Cora May died in Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee in Feb 1926.

Obituary: Mrs. Cora Blankenship Roberts, wife of Duncan Roberts, was carried to Jackson in the Pafford ambulance and died soon after reaching that city. Mrs. Roberts gave birth to a baby girl, her fourth child, and had been in bad condition following that ordeal but had never been able to get up. Her removal to Jackson was in the hope of finding relief at the hands of a specialist. Mr. Roberts and Miss Cora Blankenship were married in the latter part of 1919, and as stated, four children were born to them, all surviving, including the new-born babe. The taking away of Mrs. Roberts, thus bereaving a devoted husband and four children, is one of the real tragedies of life. She was carrying a great burden, and in performing its multitude of sacred duties she was doubtless finding more real happiness than comes to those who shirk their responsibilities of life. We are constrained to believe that she has gone to a magnificent reward. She was efficient in whatever her hands found to do, as we can remember he when she was an operator of the Lexington Telephone Exchange.

In 1919 when Cora May was 21, she married John Duncan ROBERTS. Born in 1894. At the age of 73, John Duncan died in 1967. Buried in 1967 in Hare Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:
i. Willie Howard. Born in 1924 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 21, Willie Howard died in Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany on 31 Mar 1945. Buried in Jan 1949 in Hare Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

Obituary: Funeral services for Tech-Sgt. Willie Howard Roberts were conducted at the home on Natchez Trace Wednesday afternoon. Sgt. Roberts, who at was nearly 21 years of age at the time of his death, was killed in action against the Germans on March 31, 1945, in the vicinity of Frankfort. He was serving with the 50th Armored Infantry, a unit of the Sixth Armored Division. He was a member of the "Super Sixth" during his entire service. Sgt. Roberts entered the service March 3, 1943, and took his training at Camp Cooke, California. He sailed for Europe early in 1944, and his division was committed to action June 22, 1944, in France. Survivors include his father, Duncan Roberts and Mrs. Roberts; a sister, Mrs. Sugar Cole, and three brothers, John L., James and Paul. Services were conducted at the home by Bro. Charles Stovall. G. Tillman Stewart was in charge of services at the grave in Hare Cemetery. [Burial was with full military honors]. Pallbearers were men who were close friends and neighbors and those who entered service with Sgt. Roberts.

ii. James T..

iii. Paul.


112. Cecil Ray BLANKENSHIP. Born in 1905 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 66, Cecil Ray died in Henderson County, Tennessee in 1971. Buried in 1971 in Oak Grove Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

Cecil Ray married Loula COGDELL.

They had the following children:
i. Jim.

ii. Mary Ann.


113. Dila Geneva BLANKENSHIP. Born on 8 May 1909 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 86, Dila Geneva died in Hialeah, Florida on 29 Feb 1996.

Dila Geneva married Harry LEDBETTER. Harry died in Nov 1974.

They had the following children:
i. Paul.

ii. Donnie.

iii. Jack.


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