|Birth: ||Apr. 10, 1839|
|Death: ||Feb. 20, 1926|
Joseph Blacker, who for many years lived at White Heath and in and around Monticello, died in the Soldier's Home in Danville Saturday, February 20, 1926. He had been an inmate of this institution for the past twenty-four years. Funeral services were conducted in the United Brethern Church, White Heath; following which interment was made in the Monticello Cemetery. Roy Hamm Post 101 of Monticello participated in giving the military honors due the deceased at the graveside.
Mr. Blacker was born in Pickaway County, Ohio on April 10, 1839 and with his mother and several brothers came to Illinois before the War and settled near Lovington, later coming to Piatt County. When the Civil War broke out, Mr. Blacker answered the call and enlisted in Company E, 107th IL Infantry on August 11, 1862 and was mustered out of service on June 21, 1865.
He was united in marriage with Laura Orrison who preceded him in death in 1884. Mr. Blacker in the years following his return from the War engaged in the breeding of fine horses and took a great pride in them.
Mr. Blacker leaves two brothers: James of White Heath; and Levi of Shelbyville; and two sisters: Mrs. Cynthia Furnish, White Heath; and Mrs. Harvey Camp, Granite City.
Piatt Co Republican: Feb 25, 1926
Created by: Max Turpin
Record added: Oct 06, 2009
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