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With a friend, Blanche C. Horton (right) enjoying an outing in Corpus Christi, Texas

With a friend. Blanche C. Horton (right, labeled “mother”) enjoying an outing in Corpus Christi, Texas

1871

Blanche C HORTON born 11 September 1871 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

Parents:  Daniel HORTON and Lucy Ann CRISSY

Grandparents:  Daniel HORTON and Betsey LEWIS; John CRISSY and Elizabeth NAWES.

Siblings:

-An unnamed infant brother born in 1870 and died the day after his birth.

-John B. HORTON, lived in New Jersey.

-Frank William HORTON, m. Ida HUFFER, eventually moved to Illinois where they are buried

-Mary Elizabeth HORTON, m. William Edward MYERS

No birth records found for siblings John and Mary Elizabeth. Frank’s birth was scratched through and his name unlisted but his parents’ names are clearly written on the form. An unnamed older brother’s birth and death records have been found.

Daniel and Lucy lived in Philadelphia, then in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, after about 1890 until Daniel’s death on 15 December 1900.

Mary Elizabeth and William MYERS moved to Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, by mid-1890s.  William Edward MYERS and Mary Elizabeth HORTON were married 15 July 1895, in Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida.  Their children Nell and William (died in infancy) were born and died there.

Lucy Ann CRISSY Horton joined the MYERS family in Pensacola sometime after the death of her husband Daniel on 15 December 1900.

 

1888

Blanche HORTON married her first cousin, Wendell GEORGE, on 16 July 1888, in Camden, Camden County, New Jersey.  Her mother Lucy Ann was a witness.  Blanche and Wendell lived in Philadelphia until after the birth of their son, Elmer Ellsworth GEORGE, 23 November 1892, Philadelphia.  Other children were born there before and possibly after Elmer’s birth.  Their son, Charles GEORGE, was born in January 1896 in Pennsylvania according to the 1900 census, but no record of his birth has been found in Philadelphia.  Perhaps he was born in a surrounding county.

 

1898

Henry GEORGE, son of Blanche and Wendell, was born 17 January 1898, in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey.

 

1900

Blanche and Wendell are living in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, with children Elmer, Charles, and Henry.  Blanche was mother of 8 children, 3 living.

 

1901

Nellie Gertrude GEORGE, daughter of Blanche and Wendell, was born 5 November 1901 in New Jersey.  She married Harry Clayton MABRY on 16 April 1919, in Orange County, Texas.  They lived in Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi, from before 1930 until their deaths.  They are interred in Old Biloxi Cemetery, Biloxi.

 

1907

Blanche George, daughter of Wendell and Blanche, was born 2 September 1907 in Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida.  Blanche HORTON’s mother and her sister Mary Elizabeth were living there, too.

 

1910

Blanche/Wendell GEORGE Family not found on 1910 census.

Lucy Ann CRISSY, widow of Daniel HORTON, living in Pensacola area, Escambia County, Florida.

Mary Elizabeth/William MYERS Family living in Pensacola area, Escambia County, Florida.

 

1918

Henry GEORGE, son of Blanche and Wendell, living in Moberly (now defunct), St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, and working for the New Orleans Refinery Company (NORCO) at the time he registered for the World War I draft in 1918.  He listed Mrs. Jacques Rousselle as “nearest relative”.

 

1919

Daughter Nellie GEORGE married Harry Clayton MABRY on 16 April 1919 in Orange County, Texas.

 

1920

Henry, son of Blanche and Wendell, found on 1920 census living in Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, Louisiana, working for the Texas Company (later Texaco).

Wlliam/Mary/Lucy living in Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, on 1920 census.

Blanche HORTON George not found on 1920 census under any known name.  Also unable to find her daughter Nellie George Mabry.

 

1923

At the time of the marriage of her son Henry GEORGE and Enola SANCHEZ, Blanche C. HORTON was listed on their marriage license application as living in Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas, June 1923, Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, Louisiana.  The listing for Henry’s father was “James, deceased” – this is probably his step-father, probably James WALLACE.  A picture of Blanche in a boat with a female friend is stamped “Corpus Christi” and the photographer or developer was Karl Swafford.

 

1926

At the time of her mother’s death (Lucy CRISSY Horton, d. 7 May 1926, in Pensacola), Blanche was referred to in Lucy’s obituary as “Mrs. Blanche Wallace, of Texas”.

 

1930

On 1930 census, Blanche C. HORTON Wallace (age 58) is living in Kerrville, Kerr County, Texas, married but no husband was listed with her.  She was working in a hotel (name not given) and living with the GULDBERG Family.

Nellie GEORGE, husband Harry MABRY and children, Elsie and Elmer, were in Mississippi City (now part of Biloxi), Mississippi.

Henry GEORGE, wife Enola SANCHEZ, and children Henry and Doris, were living in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana.  Henry died there 7 May 1934, and is supposed to be buried in Ascension Cemetery, Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, Louisiana, although the cemetery has no record of him in the SANCHEZ family tomb or anywhere else in the cemetery.

 

1945

Blanche (as Blanche Wallace), died in May 1945.  Harry MABRY, husband of her daughter Nellie, took care of arrangements with Bradford Funeral Home in Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi., 15 May 1945 (have copy of receipt).  She is buried in Old Biloxi Cemetery, Biloxi.  Place of death unknown.  Funeral home was sold to another company and new company couldn’t find a record of her death or burial.

 

1930 United States Federal Census
about Blanche C Wallace

Name: Blanche C Wallace
[BlancheC Horton]
Birth Year: abt 1872
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1930: Kerrville, Kerr, Texas
Relation to Head of House: Servant
Father’s Birthplace: New Jersey
Mother’s Birthplace: Rhode Island
Household Members:

Blanche is listed as 58 years old, married, born in Pennsylvania, Servant, Housekeeper in hotel industry.

Address of residence, 416 McFarland Street, Kerrville, Kerr County, Texas

Census date:  7 April 1930

Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Kerrville, Kerr, Texas; Roll: 2367; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 7; Image: 61.0.

Edited 22 June 2017

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