Blanche Rambo, lost in Kansas (and yes I did just like the name)

Blanche Rambo, 1908

Blanche Rambo, 1908

Blanche Rambo is number 18 on the nicely identified high school class picture in Seneca, Kansas, 1908. (You can see the full photo in this post.) Her known story is a short one, I’m hoping others can fill in the blanks.

Blanche was almost the only child to Elmer Elsworth Rambo and Jessie L. Richards. She was born in Nebraska in 1891 and was without a sibling until 1908 when younger sister Lucile was born the year this photo was taken. The small family lived in Seneca during the 1900 and 1910 census where Elmer was a brakeman for the railroad. In 1900, Blanche’s maternal grandfather Francis Richards lived with them.

It’s likely that Blanche married and moved on shortly after this photo but no evidence of her marriage, residence, or death can be found. The same is true for sister Lucy. Her parents and Lucy continued to live in Seneca through 1920. But, at least by 1929, maybe sooner, Elmer and Lucy had moved back to Nebraska where they had married in 1889. In 1930, the elder Rambos were both working in Gage County, NE for the Nebraska Institute for Feeble Minded; Elmer as a shoemaker and Jessie as a laundress.

I certainly hope you find some descendants Blanche!

2 thoughts on “Blanche Rambo, lost in Kansas (and yes I did just like the name)

  1. .I thought that this maybe my Great-Great Grandma however, I know my Grandma came from Sweden & lived in Delaware. Her name was also Blanch Rambo, she married Frank Chambers-he worked for the Pullman Co. in Wilmington, De. He was killed inspecting a carload lumber when workers unloading the load didn’t know Frank was there & it fell on him in 1917. My G-G’ma took her sons Alford Frank & & moved to Henry Illinois, and then back to De. Area, New Castle. She remarried & became Blanch Ford. Alfred was my Fathers Father; he lived in Maryland until his passing. He also had two other children, Ralf Jr. & Mary A. Chambers. His wife died when my own Father was 10 years of age & his grandmother Blanch Rambo- Chambers finished raising him. My uncle stayed in Illinois until he graduated, worked on ships etc & ended up in New York City. He meant & married Margaret (Mag) Adams, they had two children, Billy & Janet, both of them lived in California, they appear not to be interested in keeping up w/anyone. So if anyone comes across this thinking the same as I did & can identify w/the above info, you can contact me.

  2. Boy did I screw that one up! The above post & thers no option to delete or edit. I thought that this maybe my Great-Great Grandma however, I know my Grandma came from Sweden & lived in Delaware. Her name was also Blanch Rambo, she married Frank Chambers-he worked for the Pullman Co. in Wilmington, De. He was killed inspecting a carload of lumber when workers unloading the load didn’t know Frank was there & it fell on him in 1917. My G-G’ma took her sons Alfred & Frank moved to Henry Illinois, and then back to De. Area, New Castle. She remarried & became Blanch Ford. Alfred was my Fathers Father; he lived in Maryland until his passing. He also had two other children, Ralf Jr. & Mary A. Chambers. His wife died when my own Father was 10 years of age & his grandmother Blanch Rambo- Chambers finished raising him. My uncle stayed in Illinois until he graduated, worked on ships etc & ended up in New York City. He meant & married Margaret (Mag) Adams, they had two children, Billy & Janet, both of them lived in California, they appear not to be interested in keeping up w/anyone. So if anyone comes across this thinking the same as I did & can identify w/the above info, you can contact me.

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