Anna (Blanchard) Driver

Anna Muriel (Blanchard) Driver (1881 - 1957)

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Anna Muriel Driver formerly Blanchard
Born in Penryn, Placer, California, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 16 Dec 1901 in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Jackson, Oregon, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 13 Feb 2020 | Created 5 Jul 2019 | Last significant change: 13 Feb 2020
03:06: Lyn Sara (Driver) Gulbransen edited the data for Anna Muriel (Blanchard) Driver (1881-1957). (Formatting.) [Thank Lyn Sara for this]
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Anna was born about 1881in Penryn California. She passed away in 1957.

She always claimed she came from important American families. It turns out she was right!


Published in the Auburn Journal 16 April, 1925. p7

A Tribute To Placer

Placer I greet thee!
Once more returned to thee
After Iong years!

Now, on thy hills once bare.
Blooms there a garden fair-
Worthy of thee.

Fruit for the world to eat;
Pears, plums and peaches sweet-
All these I see.

Orange and olive too;
Cherries and grapes whose hue
Glows in the sun.

Gold too thy hills still hold
Here there is wealth untold
Waiting man's hand.

Far on thy mountain's side,
Watching thy onward stride
Great pines still stand.

Highways stretch far and wide
Down by the river's side-
Over the hills.

Ah Placer! great thou art;
Dear to thy daughter's heart
Calling me back from far, awed,
To thy door.

Anna Blanchard Driver. [1] Auburn Journal (Auburn, California0 16 Apr 1925, Thu

Newspaper Mentions

Mrs. Clarence Driver, who has been 'visiting her, sister, Mrs. Louise Butler, the past week, returned to her tome in Red Bluff Wednesday,[2] The Press-Tribune Roseville, California 28 Apr 1922, Fri • Page 6

Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Taylor and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Driver and daughter enjoyed a, motor trip Sunday to the asparagus beds in the Suttter Basin. [3] The Press-Tribune Roseville, California 19 Apr 1929, Fri • Page 8


Mrs. Anna Driver Dies in Oregon Rites Set Friday Mrs. Anna M. Driver of 402 At kinson Street, a resident of Roseville f0r the past 40 years, died Sunday in Medford, Ore., where she had gone on a vacation. Mrs. Driver, 75, was a native of Penryn. Four children survive, Winfield Driver of Roseville, Wayne Driver of Los Angeles, Stuart Driver of Sacramento and Patricia Huffman of Roseville. There are seven grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. Funeral-services will bo held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Lambert Funeral Home in Roseville, with the Ven. Barr G. Lee of the Episcopal Church officiating [4]


  1. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 13 January 2020), Anna G Blanchard in household of Hannah Blanchard, Township 9, Placer, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 65, sheet 3A, family 50, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,096.
  2. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 13 January 2020), Anna B Driver in household of Clarence E Driver, Roseville, Placer, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 4, sheet 15A, line 18, family 409, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 182; FHL microfilm 2,339,917.
  3. Oregon State Library; Oregon Death Index 1931-1941; Reel Title: Oregon Death Index A-Kl; Year Range: 1951-1960

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