Troy Blankenship (1909 - 1985)

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Panther, McDowell County, West Virginia

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Elias and Mary Ann Jenkins Blankenship

Elias and Mary Ann Jenkins Blankenship

Parton and Gibson Family, West Virginia

Parton and Gibson Family, West Virginia

Birtie & Juliet Blankenship

Birtie & Juliet Blankenship

William Blankenship gravesite

William Blankenship gravesite

William Blankenship & Virginia Jane (Stafford) Blankenship

William Blankenship & Virginia Jane (Stafford) Blankenship

Laura Alice Hatfield Blankenship Gravesite

Laura Alice Hatfield Blankenship Gravesite

Mirtie Blankenship

Mirtie Blankenship

Mirtie Blankenship

Mirtie Blankenship

Mirtie Blankenship

Mirtie Blankenship

Linsey Price with two of his Blankenship step-brothers about 1855 in Daviess county Missouri.

Linsey Price with two of his Blankenship step-brothers about 1855 in Daviess county Missouri.

Charles Blankenship On Horseback

Charles Blankenship On Horseback

faimly 1850

faimly 1850

Martha Blankenship

Martha Blankenship

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Dow & Callie Ward Blankenship & family Elias and Mary Ann Jenkins Blankenship Parton and Gibson Family, West Virginia Birtie & Juliet Blankenship

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1909 - In the year that Troy Blankenship was born, Polish physician and medical researcher Paul Ehrlich found a cure for syphilis, which was a prevalent (but undiscussed) disease. He found that an arsenic compound completely cured syphilis within 3 weeks.

1925 - At the age of 16 years old, Troy was alive when gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

1926 - Troy was 17 years old when on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

1940 - When he was 31 years old, on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

1985 - In the year of Troy Blankenship's passing, in May, a paper published in Nature by three British scientists reported that a huge hole was discovered in the ozone layer over the Antarctic. It was much larger than expected and is due to the use of manmade chemicals.

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Troy Blankenship died in April 1985 at 75 years old. There is no listed cause of death for Troy. He was born on December 18, 1909. There is no information about Troy's family. We know that Troy Blankenship had been residing in Panther, McDowell County, West Virginia.

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