Blanche /Collins/

[ born 8 Dec 1903, died 2 Feb 1997 ]
in GEDCOM file breen.ged

Blanche, and her sister Grace (I750) , were adopted out when their mother died at an early age (38). Blanche grew up not knowing her natural family until she was in her teens. Her father remarried and had seven more children. Blanche and (her first husband) Paul (I758) moved to the southwest during the depression in search of a better climate, but managed to return to Illinois annually to keep strong family ties. Blanche worked for the Army Air Corps in California during WWI inspecting airplane parts. She taught conversational English to adult Thai students. When she was 60 she earned a double degree at the University of New Mexico. In her eighties she was the eldest active Realtor and Broker in Albuquerque. She maintained her own home until nine months before her death from gangrene from a blood clot in her leg.

NameBlanche /Collins/
NameBlanche Collins /Hilliard/
NameBlanche Hilliard /Bailey/
NameBlanche Hilliard /McNaughton/
SexFemale
BirthDate: 8 Dec 1903
Place: Toledo, Illinois, USA
Child in Family: (F250)
AdoptionChild in Family: (F272)
AdoptionBOTH
NoteBlanche, and her sister Grace (I750) , were adopted out when their mother died at an early age (38). Blanche grew up not knowing her natural family until she was in her teens. Her father remarried and had seven more children. Blanche and (her first husband) Paul (I758) moved to the southwest during the depression in search of a better climate, but managed to return to Illinois annually to keep strong family ties. Blanche worked for the Army Air Corps in California during WWI inspecting airplane parts. She taught conversational English to adult Thai students. When she was 60 she earned a double degree at the University of New Mexico. In her eighties she was the eldest active Realtor and Broker in Albuquerque. She maintained her own home until nine months before her death from gangrene from a blood clot in her leg.
OccupationArmy Air Corp: testing airplane parts during WWII
OccupationTaught conversational English to adult Thai students
EventDate: c. 1963
Type: Earned a double degree from University of New Mexico
Place: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
EventDate: c. 1983
Type: Realtor and Broker in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
DeathDate: 2 Feb 1997
Place: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Cause: Gangrene from a blood clot in her leg.
BurialDate: Feb 1997
Place: Sunset Memorial Park, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
ReferenceM.III.5
Type: The Breens(S1)
Child in Family (F250)
HusbandI687William Wiley /Collins/20 Jun 186821 Aug 1923
WifeI686Sarah Emma /Breen/20 Dec 186621 Apr 1905
ChildrenI689MaleJames Wendell /Collins/May 1895c. 1959
I690FemaleSierra Nevada /Collins/22 Oct 189726 Mar 1936
I748FemaleLillie Olive /Collins/May 190023 Nov 1962
I750FemaleGrace /Collins/20 Mar 1902Sep 1978
I754FemaleBlanche /Collins/8 Dec 19032 Feb 1997
Adopted Child in Family (F272)
HusbandI755? /Hilliard/??
WifeI756? /?/??
ChildI754AdoptedFemaleBlanche /Collins/8 Dec 19032 Feb 1997
Spouse in Family (F274)
HusbandI758Authur Paul /Bailey/18 Nov 189924 Oct 1975
WifeI754Blanche /Collins/8 Dec 19032 Feb 1997
Children...  (suppressed)......
...  (suppressed)......
Spouse in Family (F273)
HusbandI757John /McNaughton/22 Feb 19099 Mar 1994
WifeI754Blanche /Collins/8 Dec 19032 Feb 1997

Time Line


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1903 Birth

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1925 F274: Marriage

1960 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

1963 Earned a double degree from University of New Mexico

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1979 F273: Marriage

1980 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

1983 Realtor and Broker in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

1990 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

1997 Burial Death

Ancestor Tree

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I687
MaleWilliam Wiley /Collins/
b. 20 Jun 1868
d. 21 Aug 1923
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I754
FemaleBlanche /Collins/
b. 8 Dec 1903
d. 2 Feb 1997
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I642
MaleMichael /Breen/
b. 22 Jul 1830
d. 12 Aug 1909
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I686
FemaleSarah Emma /Breen/
b. 20 Dec 1866
d. 21 Apr 1905
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I649
MaleWilliam /Pitman/
b. ?
d. ?
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I648
FemaleMargaret Elnora /Pitman/
b. 16 Nov 1841
d. 24 May 1928
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I650
FemaleSarah /Crossman/
b. ?
d. ?
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