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Arthur Ernest Blenkarn
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Birth: Apr. 23, 1866
Merseyside, England
Death: May 24, 1902
Saskatchewan, Canada

Arthur went to Buenos Aires for a time where his brother Fred lived for over twenty years. Evidently no success there, and later he came out to Saskatchewan where his brother Harry lived. He was no more successful there. Arthur never married suppose he had too much wanderlust in him. He died in Whitewood, Saskatchewan of strangulated rupture following an operation. Harry was told all about it. There was no hospital anywhere near, so Arthur was in a room in a hotel. A man was engaged to look after him and told not to leave him alone for a minute. A nurse and doctor called at different times, naturally. But one day the man left Arthur alone for perhaps half an hour. When he or someone else went into the room, Arthur was sprawled on the floor, dead. A friend, member of the Sons of England Lodge there, who knew both the brothers, got in touch with Harry at Broadview a few miles away. He came and looked after things, funeral etc. Then the man who was suppose to have watched Arthur, and did mostly of course, sent Harry a bill for doing this. Harry refused, telling him "You were told not to leave my brother alone for a minutes, and you did, and he died. You are lucky I don't have you put in jail for negligence." It was surmised that Arthur had reached to a table nearby for a drink of water and fell over. The above was accounted to me (author of source) by his sister-in-law Florence Blenkarn, wife of Edgar Russell Blenkarn. He did not marry and had no children.

Source: "Blenkarn Tapestry" by Dorothy L. Taylor pgs 281-282 
Family links: 
  Frederick Richard Blenkarn (1835 - 1881)
  Mary Ann Fanny Ingram Blenkarn (1834 - 1934)
  Frederick George Ingram Blenkarn (1860 - 1929)*
  Herbert Edward Blenkarn (1861 - 1941)*
  Arthur Ernest Blenkarn (1866 - 1902)
  Percy William Blenkarn (1868 - 1950)*
  Sydney Edwin Blenkarn (1869 - 1927)*
  Harry Cecil Blenkarn (1871 - 1936)*
  George Vincent Blenkarn (1873 - 1955)*
  Lina May Blenkarn (1876 - 1961)*
  Edgar Russell Blenkarn (1877 - 1969)*
  Leonard Alexander Blenkarn (1879 - 1943)*
*Calculated relationship
Whitewood Cemetery
Melville Census Division
Saskatchewan, Canada
Created by: Debra Polly
Record added: Dec 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82030258

My paternal first cousin 3x removed. ;D
- Debra Polly
 Added: Dec. 16, 2011

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