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Laura F Blanks

Female 1853 - 1894  (41 years)

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  • Name Laura F Blanks 
    • Maiden name possibly Ballenger.
    Born 10 Jun 1853  Platte County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 29 Oct 1894  Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Adrian, Jackson County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I26338  Rossville
    Last Modified 26 Dec 2019 

    Family J.T. Blanks 
    Married 21 Mar 1872  Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Children names from 1885 Kansas Census.
     1. Clayton P Blanks
     2. William L Blanks
     3. Estilla Blanks
     4. Thomas Blanks
     5. Tilferd Blanks
    Last Modified 21 May 2018 15:14:48 
    Family ID F7535  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Obituary- Blanks, Laura
    Obituary- Blanks, Laura
    Mrs. Laura Blanks was born on the 10th day of June, 1853, in Platt Co., Mo., and died at her home in Rossville, Kas., on the 29th day of October, 1894, at 10:30 A.M., aged 41 years 4 months and 19 days. She was married to J.T. Blanks on the 21st day of March, 1872, at Kansas City, Mo. Five children was the result of their union, four of whom still remain.

    Sister Blanks was one of 10 children. Six with herself, a father, mother, husband, and the son before mentioned, have gone to join the host of spirits in the unseen beyond.

    At the tender age of 18 she gave her heart to the loving Savior, since which she has to the hour of departure been an earnest advocate of the Gospel. She often spoke of the happiness and joy her relation with Jesus afforded, and regretted being unable to be in attendance upon occasions of rejoicing and communion. She strove in her relations with the world to characterize the life of He who said, "He that liveth and believeth in me shall never die." The disease that laid waste to her form and caused so much suffering was consumption. She expressed her willingness to go if it was the Master's will. She had no fear.

    The funeral took place from the church of Christ on Tuesday morning October 30th, at 9 o'clock. Before death she expressed the desire for the writer to officiate, which he did, assisted by Elder Wielcham [unsure of spelling]. He spoke from 1 Cor. XV:26:--"The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death." After the remains had been looked upon for the last time by the family and friends they were taken to Adrian and laid beside the remains of her husband.

    The family have the sympathy of the entire community. May the Lord abundantly bless them, and at last may mother, children and all be united in the home above.

    R.E. Hill,
    Pastor, church of Christ.