Re: Ida Kimble Blanding
- You probably won't find a death certificate for Hugh; he died in
Lawton, Oklahoma in 1902, before statehood.
Hugh Ross Blanding died in June 1921; James died October 31, 1926,
both in Honolulu. Information on both is in the Files.
Thanks for finally determining the date of Ida's death -- I read
virtually every line of the Star-Bulletin for 1928 and there was no
mention. Considering DB's popularity at that time, I am genuinely
surprised! DB had already planned to leave Honolulu in September for
New York. "Vagabond's House" was accepted for Fall publication on
May 1 (Lei Day) so his presence in New York was a given.
Today and Wednesday I'm finishing up the batch of early 1954
microfilm and will then take a look at the Seattle newspapers for
Fall 1928. Unless DB was doing a book promotion tour, there's not
likely to be anything, but it's worth a try.