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Blank Family-DuPage Cty-Illinois
Posted by: Debbie Motsinger Date: June 30, 1998 at 21:35:59
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I am looking for family of Lydia Blank, b: 1832 in N.Y.,(unknown date and city) her family moved to Wayne, DuPage County, Illinois in the late 1830's. She married George Henry Spencer Feb 22, 1854, then moved immediately to San Francisco. Her only daughter, Emma Louise (Spencer) Phillips was born Nov , 1854. Lydia died in Forest Grove, OR in 1856, of tuberculosis.

I do not know Lydia's father's name, but I know her mother's name was Salome, or Saloma. From marriage records of DuPage County, IL, I have learned that her mother, Salome, married James Barnes, Jun 29, 1848. From the age of the youngest Blank child on the 1850 census, I have deducted that Mr Blank died sometime between 1843 & 1848.

Lydia's sisters & brothers are: Aaron, Joel, Sarah, Mary & Eliza (twins) Jonas, Stephen, William Harrison, Jesse, and a half sister Julia Barnes.

Stephen married Parthena McMillan and moved to Forest Grove, Oregon. They had no children.
Lydia was my gr-gr grandmother. I have very little other information on the Blank family.

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