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Gladys C Rourke Blackwood
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Birth: Apr. 13, 1902
Sterling
Whiteside County
Illinois, USA
Death: Aug. 3, 1992
Freeport
Stephenson County
Illinois, USA

Gladys C Rourke-Blackwood and her husband Merl Arlo Blackwood were well known artists, having both graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago, her with Honors. They have four historical diaramas on permanent display at the Stephenson County Historical Museum. Gladys had accomplishments in her own right of illustrating and publishing children's books, greeting cards, wrapping papers, one Christmas paper was purchased and used exclusively by Marshall Fields Department store in downtown Chicago. 
 
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 Parents:
  James B Rourke (1858 - 1953)
  Mary G Gleason Rourke (1868 - 1953)
 
 Spouse:
  Merl Arlo Blackwood (1896 - 1998)
 
Burial:
Cedarville Cemetery
Cedarville
Stephenson County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Carrie George-Nichols
Record added: Sep 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96883875
Gladys C <i>Rourke</i> Blackwood
Added by: K Cochran
 
Gladys C <i>Rourke</i> Blackwood
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 Added: Dec. 8, 2012
 
 
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