Blanche Naomi (Laravie) Pombrio (1907 - 1988)

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Blanche Naomi (Laravie) Pombrio
1907 - 1988
updated September 09, 2019
Blanche Naomi (Laravie) Pombrio, mother to 2 children, was born on June 2, 1907 at plattsburgh, plattsburgh, New York us. She was born into the Laravie family and married into the Pombrio family. She was born to Philomen M (Fountaine) Laravie, with siblings Oscar, Arthur, Gertrude, Mary, and Lawrence. Blanche was baptized at St.Peter's Church, Plattsburgh, New York. She married Oral David Pombrio, and they gave birth to David Joseph Pombrio. She would also marry Oral David Pombrio, and they gave birth to Philip R. Pombrio. Blanche died on February 20, 1988 in Plattsburgh, New York at age 80.

Daughter of Napoleon Laravie and Philomen Fountain


Blanche Naomi (Laravie) Pombrio Biography

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Blanche Naomi (Laravie) Pombrio

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Blanche Pombrio was born on at plattsburgh, in plattsburgh, clinton county, New York us 12901


Blanche Pombrio died on in Plattsburgh, Clinton County, New York United States 12901

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St Peter's Cemetery, South Catherine Street, in Plattsburgh, New York US 12901



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French Canadian

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United States


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at St.Peter's Church, in Plattsburgh, Clinton County, New York United States

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Lynde Street, in Plattsburgh, Clinton County, New York United States 12901


Plattsburgh Normal School (Graduate of the Plattsburgh Normal School)


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Blanche Naomi (Laravie) Pombrio Family Tree

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Philomen M (Fountaine) Laravie
Nov 1, 1865 - Jun 25, 1949
Plattsburgh, NY, United States


Oscar J. Laravie
Born: Dec 10, 1888
Arthur Laravie
Jan 28, 1886 - November 1971
Plattsburgh, NY
Mary Margrette Laravie
Aug 28, 1887 - Aug 9, 1971
Plattsburgh, NY

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Blanche Naomi (Laravie) Pombrio


Napoleon E. Laravie
Jan 19, 1865 - Feb 15, 1933

Blanche Naomi (Laravie) Pombrio & Oral David Pombrio

Blanche Naomi (Laravie) Pombrio



David Joseph Pombrio
Born: Feb 24, 1934

Blanche Naomi (Laravie) Pombrio & Oral David Pombrio

Blanche Naomi (Laravie) Pombrio



Philip R. Pombrio
Born: Dec 20, 1935


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Blanche Naomi (Laravie) Pombrio, mother to 2 children, passed away on February 20, 1988 in Plattsburgh, New York at age 80. She was buried in St Peter's Cemetery, Plattsburgh, New York. She was born on June 2, 1907 at plattsburgh, plattsburgh, New York us. She was born to Philomen M (Fountaine) Laravie, with siblings Oscar, Arthur, Gertrude, Mary, and Lawrence. Blanche married Oral David Pombrio, and they gave birth to David Joseph Pombrio. She also married Oral David Pombrio, and they gave birth to Philip R. Pombrio.
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In 1907, in the year that Blanche Naomi (Laravie) Pombrio was born, the state of Oklahoma was admitted to the United States on November 16. Previously called "Oklahoma Territory" and "Indian Territory", the two areas were merged and Oklahoma became the 46th state. It is the 28th most populous state.

In 1946, she was 39 years old when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1955, by the time she was 48 years old, on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

In 1973, at the age of 66 years old, Blanche was alive when in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

In 1988, in the year of Blanche Naomi (Laravie) Pombrio's passing, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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