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James Blackstone
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Birth: Jun. 25, 1842
Connellsville
Fayette County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: 1909

James Blackstone was born on June 25, 1842 in Connellsville, PA to Henry and Mary Ann Boyd Blackstone. He married Caroline Catherine Foster on September 29, 1886 in Pittsburgh, PA when he was 44 and she was 31. It's not known if either had been married previously.

The couple had four children:
Henry Blackstone (Find a Grave Memorial #3552857
Eleanor Foster Blackstone
Mary Carolyn Blackstone
Elizabeth Singer Blackstone

James supported his family as an accountant with the Allegheny Valley railroad.

OBITUARY:
CAPTAIN BLACKSTONE DEAD IN PITTSBURG
Former Well Known and Prominent Man of Connellsville Dies at Age 67 Years

Captain James Blackstone, aged 67 years, and a former prominent resident of Connellsville, died Sunday at his late home, No. 623 Bellefonte Street, Pittsburg, after a two weeks illness. Funeral services will take place from the East End Christian Church, Pittsburg, this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock.

Captain Blackstone was the son of Henry Blackstone, who was chief engineer on the Pittsburg and Connellsville railroad for many years and later became chief engineer on the Allegheny Valley Railroad which position he held until his death. Deceased was born on Water Street, Connellsville, June 25, 1842. He enlisted as a private in the Civil War, November 30, 1861, and was discharged from the army after having served in various capacities. He enlisted in Colonel Anderson's troop, which later became the fifteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry. He was adjutant of his regiment and was afterward promoted to captain of his company.

Captain Blackstone had a splendid military record and during the war was identified with several other organizations. He was also Commander of Post 250, GAR of Pittsburg. For many years after the war he was Assistant in the Auditor's office of the Allegheny Valley Railroad but for the past year he was engaged as Inspector of the new Allegheny county roads.

Mr. Blackstone was married to Miss Caroline Faulkner (sic Foster), a daughter of Alexander Faulkner (sic Foster). He is survived by one son, Henry, who is in the Pacific mail steamship service and stationed at Honolulu and two daughters. He is also survived by two brothers, Frank and Lewis of Philadelphia and three sisters Mrs. Alexander Johnston, Miss Sara Blackstone of Oakmont, and Mrs. Sara Orth of Pittsburg. He was a cousin of Charles Davidson, Mrs. P.S. Newmyer of Connellsville, and other children of the late James Blackstone of Dunbar Township.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry Blackstone (1806 - 1883)
  Mary Ann Boyd Blackstone (1816 - 1872)
 
 Spouse:
  Caroline Catherine Foster Blackstone (1854 - 1898)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Carolyn Blackstone Day (1891 - 1962)*
  Elizabeth Singer Blackstone (1892 - 1919)*
 
 Siblings:
  Caroline Hoopes Blackstone Johnston (____ - 1936)*
  Henry Frank Blackstone (____ - 1910)*
  James Blackstone (1842 - 1909)
  Sarah E. Blackstone (1844 - 1910)*
  Louis Blackstone (1848 - 1918)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Allegheny Cemetery
Pittsburgh
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Sec 30, Lot 3
 
Created by: Maxine Kelly
Record added: Mar 29, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50420844
James Blackstone
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James Blackstone
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