Blanche Irene Hawn

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Blanche Irene Hawn

Birthplace: Whitney, Ia, Kossuth, Des Moines County, Iowa, United States
Death: Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Charles Hamilton Hawn, Rev. and Ella Cave Hawn
Wife of A H Bremmer; John P Tiernan and Floyd Ole Rash
Mother of Verdeen Lucille Rash; Kenneth Dale Rash and Mary Catherine Rash
Sister of Woodworth Lent Hawn; Edna M Hawn; Charles Edwin Hawn; Lilla Mae Pratt and Harold Hawn

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About Blanche Irene Hawn

Blanche Irene Hawn Rash Brimmer Tiernan, born Feb. 18, 1895 in Whitney, Iowa, daughter of Charles Hamilton Hawn and Ella Cave Hawn.

Blanche's first husband was FLOYD OLE RASH, born Feb. 16, 1896 in Hardin County, Iowa and died Oct. 6, 1952 in Quincy, Ill. Occupation: baker. Floyd married Blanche Aug. 28, 1914 in Marshall County, Iowa. They divorced. The 1920 census shows their son Kenneth living in his grandfather Everett Rash’s house.

Children of FLOYD RASH and BLANCHE HAWN are:

i. VERDINE LUCILLE RASH, b. 1916 Marshalltown, Ia., d. Dec. 27, 1990. Married Dale Wright, twin sons Richard Wright and Robert Wright, b. March 16, 1936.

ii. KENNETH DALE RASH, b. Sept. 5, 1918 Marshalltown, Ia.

iii. MARY CATHERINE RASH, b. May 14, 1920, d. 1990. Married Don Wright.

In 1922 Blanche became part of a nationally reported scandal when she married Prof. John P. Tiernan of Notre Dame University immediately after his divorce from his wife Augusta, who allegedly had a son by another man. Tiernan reconciled with his first wife and Blanche was left on her own.

Newspaper stories and photos on Tiernan scandal.,2370037&hl=en


  • Residence: 1900 - ED 153 Kedrow Township Anthon & Correctionville towns, Woodbury, Iowa, United States
  • Residence: 1910 - Liberty, , Iowa
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Blanche Irene Hawn's Timeline

February 18, 1895
Kossuth, Des Moines County, Iowa, United States
Age 4
Kedron, Woodbury, Iowa
July 16, 1916
Age 21
Marshalltown, Marshall, IA
September 6, 1918
Age 23
Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa, United States
May 14, 1920
Age 25
Age 64
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States