Obituaries and Death Notices for 1919

1919 Funeral Notices and Obituaries for Pomeroy Related People

Margaret Blankinship


Margaret Jane Rains Blankenship was born October 15, 1842, in Carroll county, Arkansas, and when seven months old her father Samuel Rains died leaving her mother with four boys and three girls. When Margaret Rains was 18 war was declared and she and her mother for five years suffered the many hardship of the Civil war.

In 1866 she was married to Joseph L. Blankinship, seven children being born to them. In 1884 they moved to Asotin county, Washington, and in 1898 Mr. Blankinship died.

She became a member of the Methodist Episcopal church and lived a Christian life ever after.

In September, 1919, Mrs. Blankinship moved from Pomeroy to Asotin and on December 7 she departed this life, leaving three daughters, Mrs. Lou Cook, Mrs. Lawrence Peterson and Mrs. Nora Corura; and two sons, David E. and Samuel E. Blankinship; and many friends to mourn her death.

The body was laid to rest in the cemetery at Peola, at the side of her husband.

Joseph E. Blankinship, who died some time ago, served in the Confederate army during the civil war, and was well known to all old-time people of Garfield and Asotin counties.

[Note: The two spellings of her last name Blankenship and Blankinship are as in the article published in 1919.]

--East Washingtonian, December, 1919, Page 3