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Blackburn, John 1836 - 1911


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 4/27/2020 at 18:01:53

Source: Twice-A-Week Plain Dealer July 7, 1911, FP, C5

John Blackburn met his death between ten and eleven o’clock, Monday evening, as the result of a fall down the cellar stairs of his residence The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at the home, in charge of the G. A. R , the services being conducted by Rev. Hinman. Interment in New Oregon Cemetery.

Source: Twice-A-Week Plain Dealer July 11, 1911, LP, C1

John Blackburn was born in Bentham, Yorkshire, England, November 22, 1836, and came with his parents to America at the age of seven. They settled in Dane county, Wis., and he remained with them until 1856, when he moved to New Oregon. In August 1862, he enlisted in the Seventh Minnesota Volunteers and served with gallantry and distinction until the close of the war. He then returned to New Oregon and took an honorable and conspicuous part in the development of Howard county. He was married Nov. 3, 1867 and remained on his farm in New Oregon township until 1895, when he moved to Cresco, where he has since resided. He passed away very sundenly{sic} July 3, 1911, leaving a wife and six children, Charles, William, John, Francis, Arthur and May, to mourn his loss. They were all present at the funeral, which was conducted by Rev. H. J. Hinman and the G. A. R., of which Mr. Blackburn was an honored member. He was buried Thursday afternoon at the New Oregon cemetery.
Mrs. Blackburn and family wish to express their gratitude to all the kind friends and neighbors who helped them in their time of deep affliction and to the Woman’s Relief Corps for their beautiful flowers.

New Oregon Cemetery

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