Ellis Album

Ellis Album, Photo 51 – Blanche Lenore Cheney

CHENEY, Blanche Lenore
Blanche Lenore Cheney

Blanche Lenore Cheney is my 2nd great-grandaunt.  She was born 5 January 1886 in Laketown, Utah.  She was the youngest of eight children born to Joseph Thompson Cheney and Louise Maria Austin, my 3rd great-grandparents.  In 1921, she married Farrel Andrew Whitlock.  They had four children that I know of.  Blanche passed away 15 February 1971 in Fullerton, California.  Blanche was the maternal aunt of my great-grandmother, Blanche Octavia Huband, the creator of this wonderful album.  Isn’t this a lovely portrait?



This photo comes from the twenty-seventh page of the album.  Here are pages twenty-six and twenty-seven to give context for this photo:


This post is part of a series sharing this wonderful old family photo album.  You can learn more about the album here.


9 thoughts on “Ellis Album, Photo 51 – Blanche Lenore Cheney”

  1. She has a Mona Lisa smile only she’s prettier & I just love her beautiful dress. I think she had naturally curly hair. Mine would look like her’s, if it were long & I tried to style it with water to smooth it!

  2. Hello,

    I believe we have corresponded before. I love this photo of my beloved grandmother Blanche. Yes she did have four children. Donna, Rita, Doris and Wayne. Wayne is my father. They are all gone now. I have been to the Cheney homestead site in Laketown UT. There are still some remnants of their home and “garage”. I have a picture frame made out of the wood from Great Grandpa Cheney’s “garage”/shop.

    1. Hello Daniel, thank you for leaving a comment. It is a lovely photo! What a treasure to have a picture frame made from that special wood. ❤️

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