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William Hartwell Blackwell
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Birth: Jul., 1882
Washington Crossing
Mercer County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Nov., 1963

William was born 22 or 26 July 1882 in Washington Crossing, Hopewell Twp., Mercer Co., NJ. He married Bertha Allen on 6 Sep. 1905 in Titusville, Mercer Co., NJ. He served in the New Jersey General Assembly and the State Senate.

The following was contributed by member Stewart J. A. Woolever Jr. from Scannell's New Jersey's First Citizens: Biographies and Portraits ..., Volume 2, edited by John James Scannell & William Edgar Sackett:

WILLIAM HARTWELL BLACKWELL—Titusville.—Fruitgrower and Assemblyman. Born at Washington's Crossing, N. J., on July 22, 1882; son of Charles E. and Sarah E. (Hartwell) Blackwell; married at Titusville, N. J., Sept. 6, 1905, to Bertha Allen, daughter of S. Judson and Elizabeth (Bergen) Allen.

Children: Warren Allen, May 13th, 1910.

William H. Blackwell traces his descent back to Stephen Blackwell and Ely Moore, who were soldiers of the Revolution.

He attended the public schools of Hopewell Township and later the State Model School, graduating in 1901.
Mr. Blackwell ranks as one of the largest producers of Bartlett pears in the state of New Jersey. In recognition of his activities in the agricultural line, he was three times elected president of the Mercer County Board of Agriculture. While at the head of that body he succeeded in bringing about its re-organization and placing it in closer touch with the State Board of Agriculture and the Office of Farm Demonstration.

In November, 1918, he was elected to the State Legislature from Mercer County, this being the first political office he has ever held.

He is a member of the following clubs and organizations; New Jersey Society, Sons of the Revolution, New Jersey State Horticultural Society, Cyrus Lodge, No. 148, F. and A. M.; Mercer County Board of Agriculture, Titusville Grange No. 163, Mercer County Pamona Grange, No. 8; New Jersey State Grange, and is president of the Pleasant Valley Vigilant Society. 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Ely Blackwell (1841 - 1919)
  Sarah E. Hartwell Blackwell (1846 - 1915)
 
 Spouse:
  Bertha Allen Blackwell (1883 - 1968)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Heartfelt thanks to Wayne Irons for creating this memorial and to Wayne, and Lizann, for the gravestone images.
 
Burial:
Titusville Methodist Church Cemetery
Titusville
Mercer County
New Jersey, USA
 
Maintained by: Joseph R. Klett
Originally Created by: Wayne Irons
Record added: Jun 20, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53902420
William Hartwell Blackwell
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William Hartwell Blackwell
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William Hartwell Blackwell
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Rest in peace, cousin.
- Joseph R. Klett
 Added: Oct. 8, 2013
 
 
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