SD Union 5/29/1945
Army Wounded, Europe
2nd Lt Jack Blankenship, El Cajon; mother Verda
Battlefield promotion awarded to Jack Blankenship, 22, son of M/M A. J. Blankenship of El Cajon...attended El Cajon Grammar School and Grossmont Union High School. He played Class D league pro baseball before joining the Army in December, 1942.
Jack E. Blankenship, 18; Wanda L. Strong, 18.
Scott, Samuel E., father of Mrs. Effie Mead, Mrs. Verda Blankenship, Fred M. and Francis M. Scott. Paris Mortuary. Interment.
Scott, Ina G, Mother of F. L. Scott, Mrs. Verda Blankenship, Mrs. Effie Mead. Cremation.
1920 census, Redondo, Los Angeles, California
Andrew Blankenship 39 IA
Verda L Blankenship 27 NE
Lawrence F Blankenship 11 TX
Mildred L Blankenship 8 TX
Helen F Blankenship 4 TX
1930 census, San Diego, San Diego, California
Andrew Blankenship 41
Verda L Blankenship 38
Helen F Blankenship 14
Andrew Blankenship 7
In Andrew J's obit, it says that he died age 97, a foreman for SP Railroad for 46 years, resided in SD for 51 years. Native of Buckholtz, TX. Survived by wife Verda of El Cajon; 2 daughters, Mrs. Helen Wylie of El Cajon and Mrs. Mildred Johnston of Pacific Beach; 8 grands, 9 great grands.
California Death Index, 1940-1997
about Verda Lenor Blankenship
Name: Verda Lenor Blankenship
[Verda Lenor Moore]
Social Security #: 562341690
Birth Date: 24 May 1891
Death Date: 12 Sep 1982
Death Place: San Diego
Mother's Maiden Name: Scott
Father's Surname: Moore
What I would do at this point, is to contact the San Diego City Library and have them look for a Mildred Johnston in the 1978 city directory, now that you know she lived in PB. There might be a few, but it'll narrow it down. Once you find that out, if you need help, post again.
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