The Shemwell Family

Ray Loranzia BlankenshipAge: 61 years19221983

Name
Ray Loranzia Blankenship
Given names
Ray Loranzia
Surname
Blankenship
Birth April 25, 1922 23 26
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 7 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Death of a fatherCharlie G Blankenship
August 11, 1936 (Age 14 years)
Census April 12, 1940 (Age 17 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 19 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 27 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
Death of a maternal grandmotherLucy M E Norville
February 20, 1957 (Age 34 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 23 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Death December 20, 1983 (Age 61 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Shiloh Baptist Cemetery
Last change July 29, 201915:37:03

by: Barry Shemwell
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father
Charlie G Blankenship
Birth: December 25, 1898Forest City, Rutherford, North Carolina, United States
Death: August 11, 1936Rutherfordton, Rutherford, North Carolina, United States
mother
Hettie Lee Atkins
Birth: August 29, 1895 27 18Rutherford, North Carolina, United States
Death: February 21, 1985Rutherfordton, Rutherford, North Carolina, United States
Marriage: June 4, 1921Rutherford, North Carolina, United States
11 months
himself
Ray Loranzia Blankenship
Birth: April 25, 1922 23 26Rutherford, North Carolina, United States
Death: December 20, 1983Rutherfordton, Rutherford, North Carolina, United States

Ray Loranzia Blankenship has 3 first cousins recorded

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Mother's family (3)

Parents Claude Alexander Atkins + Alda Toms
2Private
Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Hettie Lee Atkins - Household

Sulphur Springs, Rutherford, North Carolina

NameInfoRelationHomeV/RFarmSexRaceAgeCondSchoolR/WBPCityCountyStateOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkWagesVetWar
Blankenship, HettieheadFW44WdNCSame HouseInspectorCotton Mill
Blankenship, RaysonMW17SNCSame House
Waters, LucymotherFW63WdNCSame House