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Blanche Blick Burnham
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Birth: Feb. 23, 1862
Nevada
Story County
Iowa, USA
Death: Dec. 22, 1939

Blanche Blick Burnham (February 25, 1862 - December 22, 1939) of Nevada, Iowa, accompanied her husband in very primitive conditions through many travels in both the Southwest United States and Southern Africa. They had three children together, but only one survived into adulthood. In the early years, she watched over the children and the pack animals, always careful to keep a rifle within arms length. In the dark of night, she used her rifle many times against lions and hyenas and, during the Siege of Bulawayo, against Ndebele warriors. Several members of the Blick family joined the Burnhams in Rhodesia, moved with them to England, and returned to the United States with the Burnhams to live near Three Rivers, California. When Burnham Exploration Company struck it rich in 1923, the Burnhams moved to a mansion in a new housing development then known as Hollywoodland (a name later shortened to "Hollywood") and took many trips around the world in high style. In 1939, Blanche suffered a stroke. She died a month later and was buried in the Three Rivers Cemetery. 
 
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 Parents:
  James Shannon Blick (1833 - 1916)
  Phoebe Eleanor Dunning Blick (1840 - 1923)
 
 Spouse:
  Frederick Russell Burnham (1861 - 1947)
 
 Children:
  Roderick Deane Burnham (1886 - 1976)*
  Nada Burnham (1894 - 1896)*
  Bruce Blick Burnham (1897 - 1905)*
 
 Siblings:
  Blanche Blick Burnham (1862 - 1939)
  Homar Blick (1865 - 1946)*
  Grace P Blick Ingram (1870 - 1951)*
  Judd Dunning Blick (1873 - 1951)*
  John C. Blick (1875 - 1960)*
  C Blick Wells (1920 - 2003)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Three Rivers Cemetery
Three Rivers
Tulare County
California, USA
 
Maintained by: Bill & Peggy Tate
Originally Created by: Thomas
Record added: Dec 10, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23333702
Blanche <i>Blick</i> Burnham
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Blanche <i>Blick</i> Burnham
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- Diddy & Doodle
 Added: Dec. 14, 2012
Rest in peace Blanche.
- Don MacBeth
 Added: Sep. 1, 2011

- Nan
 Added: Aug. 27, 2011
 
 
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