Re: Hugh Ross Blanding - 1921 obituary
The Star-Bulletin obit is backed up by the June 9 passenger list of
the Maui -- only Judge and Mrs. Blanding arrived at that time.
What date do you have for DB returning to Honolulu in 1921, or
earlier? That will give us a starting point. I suspect both he and
his brother James K. arrived in Honolulu together.
I've finished reading both the June and July 1921 S-B's. Nothing
further on DB but I did find a couple of interesting articles (July)
on Riley Allen and his return to Honolulu (and the editorship of the
S-B). He'd been with the American Red Cross for 3 years in Siberia.
I haven't been able to find out when Blanding returned to Hawaii, but
I still believe it was early 1921. Perhaps they did come together
from the Chicago/Rockland area.
Hmmm...I'll have to check with my Rockland source to see if Jim
Blanding was listed in the local directory there in 1920 or 1921.