BLANTON FAMILY

Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 09: Biography – Families

BLANTON FAMILY, 1931 – 1949


TAGS: Blanton Family; Pine Mountain Settlement School; PMSS boarding school students; sawmill; Creech Cottage; Marguerite Butler; graduating seniors; stage productions; Conifer; Nonesuch; Nolan Family


Members of the Blanton Family lived in the community of Pine Mountain since very early years. Many were among the student body at Pine Mountain Settlement School.

For additional assistance in locating histories of families in Eastern Kentucky see:

Harlan County, Kentucky Genealogy – FamilySearch Wiki


Blanton Family: HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE PMSS COLLECTIONS

Calvin Blanton, brother of Delia Blanton Creech, owned the sawmill that was used to saw lumber for the home of Charles Creech, his nephew, and Ruth Smith Creech. Charles was the son of Delia and Henry C. Creech. Their home is now known as Creech Cottage and, since 1950, used as housing for PMSS workers. RUTH SMITH CREECH

Chester Blanton is mentioned in a letter written by Marguerite Butler, PMSS teacher, as one of three PMSS students who attended a conference in Middlesboro, KY. 1920 MARGUERITE BUTLER LETTERS, Letter 8.

Clyde Blanton was listed as a cast member of “The Valiant,” a senior high school production at PMSS in February 1936. THE PINE CONE 1936

Clyde Blanton is listed as one of the seniors graduating from PMSS in May 1937. (See image in Gallery below: pmss_archives_pinecone_class_1937.jpg1937 GRADUATING CLASS

Clyde Blanton was suggested in a letter dated June 15, 1937, from Arthur Dodd to Glyn Morris to replace teacher August Angel who was leaving. ARTHUR W. DODD CORRESPONDENCE, Image 086.

Delia (‘Delie”) Blanton Creech was born on October 19, 1888, to William and China Blanton. As of the 1900 U.S. Census, she was the youngest of four children (Delia, Calvin, Susan and Jessie). Henry Creech, at age 28, married 18-year-old Delia Blanton in approximately 1906. Over a period of more than 20 years, they had 8 children. The 1930 U.S. Census lists their names and ages as Elsie 22, Oma 21, Wilmer (Wilma?) 13, James Charles 11, Everlin (Evelyn?) 7, Robert 7, Rosa Lee (Rosalie?) 5, and Angela, who was born that year. Two additional children died before adulthood: Crystal in a fire at age 3 1/2 and an infant of diphtheria. Delia died on August 22, 1975. HENRY C. CREECH Biography

Jimmy Blanton wrote “The Sun Upon the Mountains” for the May 1946 “Conifer Supplement” to the Pine Cone, both student publications. CONIFER – 1946, page 8. (See image in Gallery below: conifer_1946_008.jpg)

Janey Blanton and Jimmy Blanton are listed among the seniors who graduated from PMSS in 1947. 1947 GRADUATING CLASS

Robert Blanton is listed as one of four editors of NONESUCH, a student newsletter. The others were  Charles Hollins, Paul Hayes (future PMSS director), and Fred Jones. NONESUCH, was published only once, in December 1939, was spawned by student discontent with the current elected student officers & the Pine Cone student publication. NONESUCH

Robert Blanton played a part in School’s 1940 production of “H.M.S. Pinafore,” a two-act operetta written by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. “H.M.S. PINAFORE” PRODUCTIONS

Robert Blanton was author of an editorial, “What Youth Should Be,” that appeared in the 1941 issue of “Conifer” a PMSS student publication. CONIFER – 1941, page 22.

Sarah Blanton Nolan married Calvin H. Nolan and had a daughter named Elizabeth (Lizzie) Nolan, and 5 other children, according to a genealogy report sent to PMSS by Cora Richardson of Corbin, KY. NOLAN FAMILY


Blanton Family: IN PINE MOUNTAIN VALLEY AREA

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Blanton Family: PMSS WORKERS

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Blanton Family: PMSS BOARDING STUDENTS, 1931-1949

Blanton Family: PMSS COMMUNITY SCHOOL STUDENTS

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Blanton Family: GALLERY


Title

Blanton Family

Identifier

BLANTON FAMILY

Creator

Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY

Alt. Creator

Ann Angel Eberhardt ; Helen Hayes Wykle ;

Subject Keyword

Blanton Family ; Pine Mountain Settlement School ; PMSS Boarding School Students ; sawmill ; Creech Cottage ; Marguerite Butler ; graduating senior s; stage productions ; Conifer ; Nonesuch ; Nolan Family ;

Subject LCSH

Blanton Family.
Pine Mountain Settlement School (Pine Mountain, Ky.) — History.
Harlan County (Ky.) — History.
Education — Kentucky — Harlan County.
Rural schools — Kentucky — History.
Schools — Appalachian Region, Southern.

Date

2018–05-14

Publisher

Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY

Contributor

n/a

Type

Collections ; text ; image ;

Format

Original and copies of documents and correspondence in file folders in filing cabinet.

Source

Series 09: Biography – Families

Language

English

Relation

Is related to: Pine Mountain Settlement School Collections, Series 09: Biography – Families.

Coverage Temporal

1931 – 1949

Coverage Spatial

Pine Mountain, KY ; Harlan County, KY ;

Rights

Any display, publication, or public use must credit the Pine Mountain Settlement School. Copyright retained by the creators of certain items in the collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Donor

n/a

Description

Core documents, correspondence, writings, and administrative papers of the Blanton Family ; clippings, photographs, books by or about the Blanton Family ;

Acquisition

n/d

Citation

“[Identification of Item],” [Collection Name] [Series Number, if applicable]. Pine Mountain Settlement School Institutional Papers. Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY.

Processed By

Helen Hayes Wykle ; Ann Angel Eberhardt ;

Last Updated

2018-05-23 aae ;

Bibliography

Sources

“BLANTON.” GUIDE TO BOARDING SCHOOL STUDENTS, 1929-1949, Series 09: Biography – Families. Pine Mountain Settlement School Institutional Papers. Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY. Internet resource.

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