Any Blanche F Medlin information?

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This is my grandmother on my father's side.  She also went by Fannie Keener (married name).  She had two boys, Jack and James (james is my dad).  After her husband, Walter Grover Keener died in 1927, she married a man named Harry W. Maxwell.

I'm working on, but I'm getting no hits on Blanche F Medlin, which was her maiden name.  I'm wondering if I'm spelling it correctly.
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US Census, 1940 Supervisorial District 2, Yavapai, Arizona
Residence in 1935 Rural, Gila, Arizona
Head Harry W Maxwell     M 56 Montana
Wife Blanche F Maxwell    F 50  TN     
Stepson Jack E Keener    M 18  OK     
Stepson James H Keener    M 13  MO   

U S Census, 1930 Wink, Winkler, Texas
Head  Fannie Keener  F 38 TN widow
Son  Jack Keener M 9 OK
Son  James Keener M 3 MO

Name: Walter Grover Keener married male white
Draft Registration  June 5, 1917
Jasper County no 2, Missouri
Birth  30 Aug 1888  Marionville, Missouri

Texas, Deaths
Walter Droves Keener
Death 15 Mar 1929     Wink, Winkler, TX
Male Married
Birth 30 Aug 1888 MO
Father Henery Keener
Mother Nancie E Norman
Thanks, Chris.  This is also the information I've been able to scare up.

I was able to fill in Walter Grover Keener's family tree very well, all the way back to Ireland in the 16th century!  But, Blanche F Medlin is a complete mystery.  No parents, no nothing.  I could be spelling Medlin wrongm however, I found a "Medlin" ancestry website and tried about 20 different spellings.  My mom has my dad's birth certificate, but Fannie's name is very blurry.  I might be able to get more of a hint if I look at it under a magnifying glass.

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The Fanny B Medlin b. TN parents are eventually found in MO where Walter Keener was born.  May or may not be a connection.  Maybe you will recognize Fannie's siblings names?

US Census, 1910  Denver Ward 15,​ Denver,​ Colorado

Joseph B Medlin  M  41 TN​

Lena E Medlin  F 39 TN

DAU  Fannie B Medlin   F 20y  TN

SON Caroll H Medlin     M      18y  TN

DAU Josephine R Medlin   F 16y TN

DAU Rachael A Medlin  F 13y TN

DAU Gertie E Medlin     F 11y  TN

DAU Mary A Medlin      F 8y  TN

DAU Olga M Medlin      F 6y  TN

DAU Margaret E Medlin    F    3y      TN

DAU Nellie D Medlin     F 1y  TN

US Census, 1900 ED 80 Civil District 11,​ Knox,​ TN

Head  Joseph B Medlin  Jan 1870 TN married 12 yrs

Wife  Arlena E Medlin Jan 1872 TN

Daughter  Fannie B Medlin  July 1889 TN

Son  Carrol H Medlin July 1891 TN

Daughter  Josephine R Medlin Nov. 1893 TN

Daughter  Rachel A Medlin June 1896 TN

Daughter  Girtrude E Medlin Feb 1899 TN


Census 1930    Springfield, Greene, MO

Head  Joseph B Medlin M 61 NC

Wife  Lena A Medlin  F 59 TN

Daughter  Helen E Medlin F 11 MO

Son-In-Law  Elston E Minor M 26 MO

Daughter  Nelle D Minar F 21 TN

US Census 1940  Jackson Township,Greene, MO

Head  Joe B Medlin  M 71 TN

Wife  Lena E Medlin F 69 TN

Son-in-law  Dewey Kelley M 41 MO

Daughter  Gertrude Kelley F 40 TN


by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (778k points)
Hi.  Thanks for replying.  I also found this particular Fannie, but my grandmother's name was Blanche F Medlin, and she went by her middle name of Fannie.  Blanche F Medlin (haven't been able to get the exact spelling of Medlin although I tried 20 different ways to spell it) was born in 1890.  Can't find any death information.  My dad, unfortunately, has alzheimers, so his memory isn't wonderful.

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