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Blanche M Nason

Female 1893 - 1936  (42 years)

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  • Name Blanche M Nason 
    Born 26 Nov 1893  Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 12 Nov 1936  Valdez, Valdez-Cordova County, Alaska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Jesse Lee Childrens Home Cemetery, Seward, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5436  Rossville
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2021 

    Father Lincoln Earl Nason,   b. Jul 1865,   d. 14 Feb 1949, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Mother Ida Eleanor Richards Nason,   b. 1870,   d. 1949  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 1888 
    Family ID F6760  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Obituary- Nason, Blanche
    Obituary- Nason, Blanche
    Blanche Nason
    Word was received in Rossville this week of the death of Miss Blanche Nason, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln Nason of Wichita. She passed away Thursday, November 12 at the Seward general hospital at Valdez, Alaska.

    Miss Nason was born on a farm northeast of Rossville forty-three years ago, and while a young girl moved with her parents to Topeka, where she grew to womanhood, completing her grade and high school education in the Topeka schools. Later she entered Kansas State College and completed her junior year and then finished her college work in the University of Washington. After twelve years of teaching in schools at Manhattan, Kansas, Colorado and Bellingham, Wash., she accepted a call to Sitka, Alaska, where she worked as supervisor in the Sheldon Jackson school for three years. She returned to Washington later and entered the Whitworth College at Spokane. Her church synod ordained her to the gospel ministry there and she returned to Alaska which she felt sure was God's appointed field of labor for her. Such scripture as Deut. 36:6; Isaiah 51:16 and Isaiah 55:11, were precious promises made vivid at that time.

    Aboard ship she was told of the town of Valdez, and the need there, and upon urgent request decided to stop awhile, not dreaming that it was to be her permanent location.

    Miss Nason was the founder of the Home for Homeless and Afflicted children at Valdez, Alaska, known as ElNathan Home. She had felt the call for children's home work since her conversion at the age of eleven years and her many years of teaching made a splendid background of experience for the work she engaged in. She made a complete consecration for full time service to God and took a year and a half in training for Christian Leadership in the Los Angeles Bible Institute.

    Miss Nason leaves her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln Nason, and a brother, Earl of Wichita; her aunt, Mrs. Joe Shenk of this city and an uncle, Lew Nason of Topeka, and many other relatives.

    No details have been received as to the cause of her death of funeral arrangements.

    [From 19 Nov 1936]