Thank you for your offer to help! Blanche was the daughter of Ellsworth Preston Vaught and Emma C. Vaught. She born in IA about 1895. Her youngest brother, Milton, reported that she was lost at the state fair in Des Moines, and died 4 days later. The date in the family Bible was recoreded as 9/2/1898. There also seems to be a recorded dod of 2/9/1898. Blanche was my great-aunt. I tried a quick google search for obituary, grave. or death certificate but found nothing. I did check on the history of the IA state fair, and learned that it was not held in 1898. The mystery deepens. I was hoping that some descendants from other branches of the family might have some more information. The next step might be to try and get a copy of the death certificate to find the exact details.