Joseph L Bland Jr (1915 - 1999)

Joseph L Bland
1915 - 1999
updated February 06, 2019
Joseph L Bland Jr was born on June 24, 1915. He died on September 7, 1999 at 84 years of age. We know that Joseph L Bland Jr had been residing in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas 78217.


Joseph L Bland Biography

Vital facts & highlights of Joseph's life to share with the world

Most Commonly Known Name

Joseph L Bland Jr

First name


Middle name


Last Name(s)



Nickname(s) or aliases




Joseph Bland was born on


Joseph Bland died on

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Joseph.

Burial / Funeral

Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery Section 5 Site 355, 1520 Harry Wurzbach Road, in San Antonio, Texas 78209



Ethnicity & Lineage

What is Joseph's ethnicity and where did his parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations Lived



Unknown. Was Joseph a religious man?

Last Known Residence

San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas 78217


Did Joseph finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Joseph attend?


Share what Joseph did for a living or if he had a career or profession.

Personal Life & Organizations

Share some highlights of Joseph's personal life & organizations in which they participated.

Military Service

Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: MSG
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii, Korea, Vietnam

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different Joseph Bland?
View other bios of people named Joseph Blands
Back to Top

Joseph L Bland Jr Family Tree

Joseph's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Bland family tree.

Joseph's Family

Add a parent
Add a parent
Joseph L Bland Jr
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling


Click to add friends & family.

Joseph's Family Photos

We currently do not have photos of Joseph L Bland Jr. Below are potential family photos that share Joseph's last name or surname. Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Joseph during various points of his life


Share Memories about Joseph

What do you remember about Joseph L Bland Jr? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Joseph is remembered.

Joseph Bland Obituary

This obit of Joseph L Bland Jr is maintained by Joseph's followers. Contribute to her obituary and include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Joseph L Bland Jr died on September 7, 1999 at age 84. He was buried in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery Section 5 Site 355, San Antonio, Texas. He was born on June 24, 1915. We have no information about Joseph's family or relationships.
Followers & Sources
Other Records of Joseph L Bland Jr

1915 - 1999 World Events

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Joseph's lifetime

In 1915, in the year that Joseph L Bland Jr was born, in April, the Ottoman Empire rounded up, arrested, and deported 235 to 270 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Turkey. As their actions continued through the next several years, an estimated 600,000 to 1 million Armenians were killed by Turkish soldiers.

In 1924, when he was merely 9 years old, on January 21st, Vladimir Lenin, a leader of the Russian Revolution and the first leader of the Soviet Union died. He had survived two assassination attempts but had subsequent physical problems, suffering 3 strokes. He was in such great pain, it is said that he asked Stalin to poison him. The circumstances of his death are still disputed. He did oppose Stalin as the next leader - nonetheless, Stalin won a power struggle and ruled as a Soviet dictator until his death in 1953.

In 1934, he was 19 years old when on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

In 1971, when he was 56 years old, in March, Intel shipped the first microprocessor to Busicom, a Japanese manufacturer of calculators. The microprocessor has since allowed computers to become smaller and faster, leading to smaller and more versatile handheld devices, home computers, and supercomputers.

In 1981, at the age of 66 years old, Joseph was alive when on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

Other Biographies

Other Joseph Blands

around 1917 - Mar 19, 1943
around 1896 - Sep 30, 1916
around 1918 - Apr 23, 1943
around 1904 - May 22, 1943
May 1888 - Feb 7, 1915
Unknown - Sep 25, 1915
around 1894 - Oct 8, 1916
around 1910 - Sep 19, 1943
around 1927 - Unknown
around 1917 - Unknown
around 1916 - Unknown
around 1908 - Unknown
around 1917 - Unknown
around 1924 - Unknown
around 1917 - Unknown
around 1910 - Unknown
around 1922 - Unknown
around 1926 - Unknown
around 1916 - Unknown
around 1923 - Unknown

Other Blands

Sep 3, 1905 - April 1969
Jul 18, 1912 - Oct 25, 2006
Oct 10, 1913 - Mar 8, 1992
Dec 20, 1941 - Dec 15, 1992
Aug 16, 1955 - October 1986
Apr 25, 1896 - February 1985
Mar 1, 1918 - Aug 4, 2000
May 2, 1912 - August 1980
Dec 24, 1877 - January 1968
Apr 15, 1917 - Apr 17, 2005
Dec 18, 1910 - Feb 18, 1988
Aug 31, 1917 - Dec 20, 1997
Nov 4, 1901 - February 1986
Nov 21, 1924 - August 1983
Aug 16, 1894 - March 1984
Feb 11, 1903 - Jan 9, 1992
Nov 10, 1931 - Nov 24, 2000
Jul 2, 1930 - May 15, 1998
Jun 4, 1927 - Feb 22, 1999
Nov 24, 1917 - Apr 24, 2000

Other Bios

Jul 6, 1908 - Jan 2, 1988
Aug 3, 1913 - Feb 11, 2008
Mar 12, 1891 - June 1982
Jul 26, 1903 - September 1957
Feb 15, 1903 - June 1981
Jan 6, 1908 - Aug 15, 2001
Mar 15, 1904 - August 1968
Jul 15, 1895 - January 1976
Mar 12, 1909 - Dec 7, 1999
Dec 1, 1904 - December 1981
May 18, 1901 - June 1984
Jun 27, 1902 - October 1983
Aug 16, 1900 - April 1992
Jun 23, 1911 - December 1978
May 16, 1914 - Apr 16, 1996
Sep 7, 1899 - June 1979
Jul 27, 1907 - June 1982
Nov 10, 1900 - October 1986
Oct 20, 1906 - August 1987
Jun 6, 1905 - May 1984
Success Stories from Biographies like Joseph L Bland Jr
I have to tell you a VERY special story about how AncientFaces helped to reunite our family. For 13 years, I have been searching for my grandmother's missing sister. She just disappeared from the family in the 1930s without a trace. No one ever knew where or when she died or where she was buried. My years of searching have just run into dead ends, so I had given up. Today, out-of-the-blue, a young lady called me and said that she had seen a photograph on AncientFaces and one of the women in the photo was her grandmother! Little did I know that she had left a small child behind when she died so young of TB. You can imagine our shock and excitement at finding each other and a whole new family that we never knew existed. We only live one state away from each other and very soon plan to have all family members meet to share our sides of "the story" and of course, many, many more picturesl AncientFaces...... without you, this family may never have been complete and Aunt Grace would have been lost to us forever. I hope you realize what a valuable service you provide and how grateful we are to have found you. Thank you!!!! -Lynda B.
I never knew my biological family. My family is my mother and father who raised me. But, as I got older I got curious about my heritage. It took me years of investigation to finally discover my parents’ names. Well, I get goosebumps just writing this, I have found my biological family because of AncientFaces. Yes!! I did a search for my [parents' names] and was shocked to find a photo of them on AncientFaces! I cannot tell you the feeling that came over me when I saw this photo - to see the faces of my biological parents…JUST LIKE THAT. I left a comment on the photo and you won’t believe this - the owner of the photo is MY SISTER!!! Yes, I have a LITTLE sister! It turns out my parents were too young when they had me and had to give me up. My little sister knew I existed and wanted to find me but had no way of doing it. Thanks to you I am meeting my little sister for the first time next month. GOD BLESS YOU ANCIENTFACES. -Anonymous
We have found our missing relative entirely thanks to AncientFaces. We have received a much clearer photo of Captain Grant from his Son. The picture we on AncientFaces is an old yellowed newspaper photo. I am attaching the new photo and ask that you take the old one out and put the new clear picture in its place. With our Canadian Remembrance Day here in 2 days - the timing could not be better. Thank You, AncientFaces. My long lost Aunt is now 86 years old and her Son and I are talking by phone and e-mails. Captain Grant was his Father and died in France in 1944 and is buried there. By posting pictures of the visit to his gravesite - we connected through one of his brothers. Amazing that our prayers have been answered. Thank you -Beth B.
I came home for lunch yesterday and decided to look at my email before going back to work. The weekly newsletter that I subscribe to from the Logan Family History Center had this message in it about AncientFaces. I clicked on the link and the first search I did was for Woodruff, and Mamie was the first picture that came up. I could hardly stand it. I was late getting back to work. I had to add comments and write to you. Thank you for noticing her in the store and for the website. I can't help but wonder how many other family pictures may have ended up in that store and why. I also can't help but feel that it was meant to be and that there is a purpose that this picture is coming home as you say. What are the chances of this all just happening? It's amazing that you even picked it up at the store and then went to all the extra effort to post it. It makes me feel as though you have been my friend forever. It certainly has given me a connection to you, and I have a love for what you do. I just can't tell you how excited I am. I can't even hold it in. -Cathy K., Utah
I have previously submitted several pictures of my grandfather August Zemidat. I have tried for many years to find anyone with that name, and I have searched many genealogy web sites to no avail. Recently I was contacted by someone who saw my pictures on AncientFaces who may well be a cousin. She also provided me with information that seems to indicate her grandparents were my grandfather’s siblings. Considering the many years I have been searching for the name Zemidat, I find this is absolutely amazing that I have finally found a family member. Thank you AncientFaces -Ron D.
I love AncientFaces, a while back I saw that you had labeled Garcia surname pictures. At the time I didn’t have all my family facts for my research. Anyway, I wandered into your site just to check it out AND NOW 1 YEAR LATER I received a picture from an 87 year old aunt and guess what you had this very same picture on your site!! (They were my great aunts and my great-grandmother!). Thank you… -Angela M.
I have loved AncientFaces since I first found it, it's the first thing I check when I turn on the computer. There was a time when even in the most modest households there were three cherished possessions, a family Bible. a family album and a fancy lamp. It was usual for the family to gather in the parlour, generally on Sunday and talk, tell stories of family and friends with the photos in the albums as illustration. Sadly in our modern electronic age we have fallen away from the oral tradition and interest in history has waned. I was quite shocked on the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic to see so many comments from younger people who were surprised to learn that the Titanic wasn't just a movie. This is why AncientFaces is so important, to me it's the electronic age version of the oral tradition on a global scale and the sheer volume of people who follow, comment and contribute seems to prove the point. We are all grateful to you all for providing us with this wonderful site. - Arba M.