BenGen Info Complete Index Genealogy Page
Blish Genealogy Formatting, Timeline Concept and Structure, Database Source and Structure
are all copyright © 1999-2006 Charles Benjamin Blish
Genealogy data is free of copyright restrictions

1380I_sa
Mildred "VK" Virginia (Kidd) Blish 10 [f]
10th Generation

Personal Details
Born June 2nd, 1921
VK's epitaph:
Ad Astra
Birthplace Germantown or Philadelphia, PA, USA
Baptized No Entry
Baptized at... No Entry
Baptized by... No Entry
Baptized in... No Entry
Occupation(s) Literary agent, editor, reader, poet, SF author
Died January 11th, 2003, aged about 82 years
Died at... Milford, county of Pike, PA, USA
Cause of Death old age
Burial Place Milford Cemetary, Milford, county of Pike, Pennsylvania, USA
Disposition Cremation

Parents
Father [1380I_sa_f]Charles Lemuel Kidd, Sr. 9 No Image On File
Mother [1380I_sa_m]Zetta Daisy (Whorley) Kidd 9 No Image On File

Spouses, Mates & Children
Husband #1
[1380I_sa_sa] - Major Jacob "Jack" Bernard Emden 10

Married by: No Entry
Married at: No Entry

Children by this spouse:
I [8000]+ Karen Anne Emden 11 b. August 6th, 1944 c. November
No Image On File
Husband #2
[1380I] - James Benjamin Blish, B.Sc., Ed. (***) 10

Married by: No Entry
Married at: No Entry

Children by this spouse:
I [1402A] Asa Benjamin Blish 11 b. December 10th, 1947 c. March No Image On File
II [1403]+ Dorothea Elisabeth (Blish) Genly, CNM, B.A. Lit., M.S. Nursing 11 b. Living - Suppressed Living - Suppressed
III [1402B] Master Charles Benjamin Blish, 5th dan 11 b. Living - Suppressed Living - Suppressed

Immediate Family Tree
Gen. 10 Gen. 9 Gen. 8 Gen. 7 Gen. 6
Mildred "VK" Virginia (Kidd) BlishCharles Lemuel Kidd, Sr.? KiddNo EntryNo Entry
No Entry
No EntryNo Entry
No Entry
? (?) KiddNo EntryNo Entry
No Entry
No EntryNo Entry
No Entry
Zetta Daisy (Whorley) KiddEugene Alexander WhorleyFranklin "Frank" W. WhorleyThomas Whorley
Rodah (Payne) Whorley
Mary E. (Compton) WhorleyJohn Compton
Lydia (?) Compton
Anna "Daisy" D. (Board) WhorleyCaptain James Garland BoardFrancis "Frank" H. Board
Maria (Preston) Board
Ann "Little Grandma" Mahala (Bond) BoardPleasant Bond
Elizabeth Hardy (Jeter) Bond

Personalized History Timeline, 1921 to 2003
1899-1923:
6th Cholera pandemic from before birth until age 2
1910-1936:
Reign of King George V (Windsor) from before birth until age 15
1918-1933:
Prohibition from before birth until age 12
1920-1929:
Roaring 20's from before birth until age 8
1921-1924:
Warren G Harding president of US from age 0 to age 3
1922:
Insulin made available to diabetics at age 1
1925:
Scopes trial on Evolutionary Theory at age 4
1925-1928:
Calvin Coolidge president of US from age 4 to age 7
1926:
Sound in Movies at age 5
1927:
Holland Tunnel opens (New York City) at age 6
1927:
1st transAtlantic solo flight - Lindbergh at age 6
1928:
Video Recordings at age 7
1928:
Geiger Counter at age 7
1928:
Television at age 7
1928:
Penicillin discovered by Sir Alexander Fleming at age 7
1929:
Stock Market Crash at age 8
1929-1932:
Herbert Hoover president of US from age 8 to age 11
1929-1939:
Great Depression from age 8 to age 18
1930:
Pluto Discovered at age 9
1931-1933:
Chinese-Japanese war (2) from age 10 to age 12
1933-1945:
Franklin D Roosevelt president of US from age 12 to age 24
1933:
Soviet communist party purge at age 12
1933:
Radio Astronomy at age 12
1933:
Armstrong invents FM modulation at age 12
1934:
Longshoreman's strike - 35,000 on strike for 83 days at age 13
1935-1936:
Abyssinian war from age 14 to age 15
1935:
Dustbowl at age 14
1936-1952:
Reign of King George VI (Windsor) from age 15 to age 31
1936:
Helicopter at age 15
1936:
Reign of King Edward VIII (Windsor) at age 15
1936:
Spanish Civil War at age 15
1937-1945:
Chinese-Japanese war (3) from age 16 to age 24
1937:
Nylon (by DuPont) at age 16
1938:
Germany annexes Austria at age 17
1939:
Aircraft Jet Engine invented (by Ohain) at age 18
1939-1945:
World War II from age 18 to age 24
1939:
Digital Computer at age 18
1940:
1st black general in US army at age 19
1940:
Color Television at age 19
1941-1945:
Manhattan Project from age 20 to age 24
1942:
Magnetic Recording Tape at age 21
1942:
Nuclear Reactor at age 21
1945-1952:
Harry S Truman president of US from age 24 to age 31
1945:
US drops the bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki at age 24
1945:
United Nations formed at age 24
1945:
Hypertext at age 24
1946:
The Bikini at age 25
1946-1989:
The Cold War from age 25 to age 68
1946:
Daughter Karen is born at age 25
1947:
UN partitions Palestine to Jewish and Arab sections at age 26
1947-1964:
Marriage to J. Blish from age 26 to age 43
1947:
India and Pakistan emerge from ex-British India at age 26
1947:
Transistor at age 26
1947:
Son Asa is born at age 26
1948:
Arabs attack Israel on the day it is inaugurated at age 27
1948:
Israel inaugurated as state at age 27
1948:
33 1/3 rpm musical recordings at age 27
1948:
NATO formed at age 27
1948:
Son Asa dies at age 27
1949:
45 rpm musical recordings at age 28
1949:
Apartheid policy in South Africa at age 28
1949:
Soviets detonate first nuclear bomb at age 28
1950:
World pop. est. at 2.4 billion at age 29
1950-1954:
McCarthyism from age 29 to age 33
1950-1953:
Korean War from age 29 to age 32
1950:
Bunche 1st black to win Nobel Peace Prize at age 29
1951:
Electricity from Atomic Power at age 30
1952:
1st Thermonuclear Device Detonated at age 31
1952-2050:
Reign of Queen Elizabeth II (Windsor) from age 31 until after line end
1953:
Moves to Arrowhead estate in Milford, PA at age 32
1953-1960:
Dwight D Eisenhower president of US from age 32 to age 39
1954:
Daughter Elizabeth is born at age 33
1954:
Racial segregation in schools ruled unconstitutional at age 33
1955:
Pennsylvania Flood of August 1955 from Hurricane Dianne at age 34
1955:
Invention of Velcro at age 34
1955:
Introduction of Salk Polio Vaccine at age 34
1955:
Fiber Optics (by Kapany) at age 34
1955:
Warsaw pact formed at age 34
1956:
Son Charles Benjamin is born at age 35
1956:
Ocean liner Andrea Doria collides with the Stockholm, sinks at age 35
1957:
Sputnik Launched - 1st (artificial) satellite at age 36
1958:
US space agency (NASA) established at age 37
1958:
FM Stereo Broadcasts at age 37
1958:
Stereo LP recordings come into usage at age 37
1958:
Integrated Circuit at age 37
1959:
Alaska enters the union - 49th at age 38
1959:
Hawaii enters the union - 50th at age 38
1959:
1st nuclear powered merchant vessel, Savannah at age 38
1960:
1st weather satellite (Tiros I) at age 39
1960:
World subsurface circumnavigation by US sub Triton at age 39
1960:
Laser at age 39
1960:
Pantyhose at age 39
1961:
First human in space - Yuri Gagarin at age 40
1961-1963:
John F Kennedy president of US from age 40 to age 42
1961-1970:
7th Cholera pandemic from age 40 to age 49
1961:
1st US manned spaceflight - Alan Shephard at age 40
1962:
Cuban missile crisis at age 41
1962-1965:
Vatican II from age 41 to age 44
1963:
Compact Cassette Recordings at age 42
1963:
Pres. Kennedy Assassinated at age 42
1963-1968:
Lyndon B Johnson president of US from age 42 to age 47
1963:
1st artificial heart at age 42
1964:
Divorce from James Blish at age 43
1964-1975:
Vietnam War from age 43 to age 54
1964:
US civil rights bill at age 43
1965:
1st spacewalks (US, USSR) at age 44
1965:
Blacks riot in Watts neighborhood, Los Angeles at age 44
1966:
1st soft landings on moon (US, USSR) at age 45
1966:
8-track tape players at age 45
1967:
Six day war: Israel-Arabs at age 46
1967-1970:
Nigerian civil war from age 46 to age 49
1967:
Physicist John Wheeler coins the term Black Hole at age 46
1967:
1st human heart transplant at age 46
1967:
Marshall 1st black supreme court justice at age 46
1968:
Martin Luther King assassinated at age 47
1968:
Robert Kennedy assassinated at age 47
1969:
Moon Landing - Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin at age 48
1969:
Woodstock Music Festival at age 48
1969-1974:
Richard M. Nixon president of US from age 48 to age 53
1970:
Microprocessor at age 49
1970:
Nat. Guard murders 4 students at Kent State at age 49
1971:
Pakistani civil war at age 50
1971:
Intel ships 1st uProcessor: the 4004 at age 50
1973:
The Internet at age 52
1973:
October war (Israel-Arabic nations) at age 52
1974:
Pres. Nixon resigns in disgrace at age 53
1974-1976:
Gerald Ford president of US from age 53 to age 55
1975:
Byte Magazine, issue #1 - September at age 54
1975:
The 1st home computer: The Altair 8800a at age 54
1975:
Ebola virus appears - 90 percent lethal at age 54
1976:
VHS Video Recordings at age 55
1976:
American Bicentennial at age 55
1976:
Television begins satellite delivery at age 55
1976:
Whites accept principle of black majority rule in S. Africa at age 55
1977:
Neutron bomb at age 56
1977-1980:
James Earl Carter Jr president of US from age 56 to age 59
1978:
Jonestown religious group mass suicide - 913 people die at age 57
1978:
Laserdisc video recordings at age 57
1978:
1st test-tube baby at age 57
1979:
Three Mile Island nuclear event at age 58
1979:
Margaret Thatcher 1st Woman Prime Minister in UK at age 58
1980:
Mount St. Helens Erupts at age 59
1981-1988:
Ronald Reagan president of US from age 60 to age 67
1981:
1st female supreme court justice at age 60
1981:
1st space shuttle flight - Columbia at age 60
1981:
IBM PC ships at age 60
1982:
1st genetically engineered product - insulin at age 61
1983:
Compact Disks at age 62
1983:
Pioneer 10 leaves the solar system at age 62
1983:
Bluford 1st black in space at age 62
1984:
HIV determined to be cause of AIDs at age 63
1984:
Apple Macintosh Ships at age 63
1985:
Daughter Karen dies at age 64
1985:
Amiga Computer Ships at age 64
1986:
Halley's Comet at age 65
1986:
Chernobyl power plant melts down at age 65
1986:
Shuttle Challenger explodes at age 65
1986:
Mir space station deployed at age 65
1987:
2000th satellite launched: USSR's Cosmos at age 66
1988:
Turin shroud precisely carbon dated to 1330 AD - shroud is a hoax at age 67
1989:
Breakup of the Soviet Union at age 68
1989:
Pons and Fleischmann claim cold fusion at age 68
1989:
Powell is 1st black chairmain joint US chiefs of staff at age 68
1989:
Fall of Berlin Wall at age 68
1989-1992:
George Bush president of US from age 68 to age 71
1989:
US Invades Panama, topples Noriega at age 68
1990:
World Wide Web at age 69
1990:
Hubble space telescope deployed at age 69
1991:
Iraq attacks Kuwait, US Attacks Iraq at age 70
1991-2003:
8th Cholera pandemic from age 70 to age 82
1992:
Blacks riot in South Central neighborhood, Los Angeles at age 71
1993:
Muslim terrorists bomb World Trade Center at age 72
1993-2000:
William Clinton president of US from age 72 to age 79
1993:
Catholic Church apologizes for its treatment of Galileo in the 1600's at age 72
1994:
South Africa moves to 1 person, 1 vote system at age 73
1995:
American Terrorist bombing in Oklahoma City at age 74
1996:
DVD video recordings at age 75
1997:
Mars pathfinder lands at age 76
1997:
Cloning living beings at age 76
1998:
1st 1 GHz microprocessor ships - The DEC Alpha CPU at age 77
1998:
US attacks Iraq, again at age 77
1998:
Pres. Clinton Impeached December 19th. at age 77
1999:
US attacks Bosnia at age 78
2000:
North Pole ice melts - 1.5 km of open water in August at age 79
2000:
Working draft of human genome completed at age 79
2000:
Playstation II ships - most powerful video system to date at age 79
2000:
'2nd Coming' Prophesied 2nd time; Prophesy remains unfulfilled at age 79
2001:
Satellite Radio broadcasts to consumers begin at age 80
2001:
Muslim terrorists destroy World Trade Center Sep 11th at age 80
2001-2009:
George W. Bush president of US from age 80 until after line end
2001:
X-Box console released at age 80
2001:
Probe NEAR-Shoemaker makes 1st touchdown on asteroid at age 80
2001:
US attacks Afghanistan, October 7th at age 80
2001:
Wikipedia goes online at age 80
2001:
Earthquaqe at Gujarat, India - 20,000+ deaths at age 80
2002:
Terrorist bomb kills 170, injures 250 in Bali at age 81
2002:
10th solar planet(oid) discovered: Quaoar at age 81
2002:
Euro currency introduced at age 81
2003:
Shuttle Columbia destroyed during re-entry (feb 1st) at age 82
2003:
28,000 die in Iran earthquake at age 82

Additional Information
No additional information on file.


Blish Genealogy Formatting, Timeline Concept and Structure, Database Source and Structure
are all copyright © 1999-2006 Charles Benjamin Blish
Genealogy data is free of copyright restrictions
Generated by BenGen V0.R32