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Everett Marshall "Blackie" Blackman
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Birth: Nov. 27, 1902
Thompson Falls
Sanders County
Montana, USA
Death: Apr. 4, 1975
Salem
Marion County
Oregon, USA

Everett was born in the Plains region of Sanders County Montana (near Thompson Falls).

Son of Lester E. Blackman and Lottie Steel

Brothers and Sisters:

Gertrude Winona
Warren Arthur
Flora Ellen
Lloyd Wayne and Iva (Eva) Ruth (twins)
Francis Edna
Ada Henrietta
Milton Steele and Merlyn Hillis (twins)
Milton Hillis

At about 24 years old (around 1926) Everett moved out to the Oregon country. This, after his sister Edna Blackman St. Clair, and her husband George St. Clair, settled there.

Initially, he found employ in road construction between Newport and Waldport. Later (by 1934) he helped in the construction of the original Alsea Bay Bridge (Bayshore to Waldport) on Coastal Highway 101 which was opened in 1936. This bridge has now been replaced by a newer span (1991).

Everett Marshall married Laura Alberta Cox, from the Lakeside area of Coos County, Oregon, (August 29, 1927) after which they lived at Waldport, Oregon.

Everett and Laura adopted 2 infant twin girls, Janet Nan Blackman and Janet Ann Blackman in March of 1932.
(Birth name was McNeil).

These children were raised in, and schooled at, Waldport Oregon by the Blackmans.

On June 1, 1938, a baby boy was born to Everett and Laura, of which they named Scott McGreggor Blackman.

On Everett's memorial program it stated that Everett "was a heavy equipment operator in road construction for the Forestry Department." His son Scott does indeed remember (as a young boy) spending a day with his father at a construction site, riding a big tractor, building roads south of Yachats, at Cape Creek. Everett also worked in logging too; however, Everett got injured (possibly more than once) at this dangerous employ and was partially deafened by the unmuffled engines of the day. This forced Mr. Blackman to seek alternative employ. This he found, as a local plumber. In that day, there were no plumbers in the Waldport area. People would call Blackie and ask him to fix this or that, eventually, being quite handy, he became adept at addressing the plumbing needs of his community. Later, he did study and pass the required tests for the State of Oregon, making it all "official" and becoming bonafide Licensed Plumber.

As Blackie grew older, his son Scott relates his father tragically suffered a heart-attack (on the job) which debilitated him to the point that he was forced to give up his plumbing work. This, after his mobility was encumbered. The heart-attack compromised his health and eventually contributed to his death at the early age of 72.

Everett was involved in several civic organizations to include the Free Masons at (Alsea Bay) Waldport where he served as a Grand Master (1954) of this Masonic Lodge.

At leisure Blackie enjoyed going out with his wife Laura, dancing and socializing at local venues. When he had time though, he took great pleasure in fishing the Alsea River, Alsea Bay, or open Pacific. He also hunted with friends, to include his son-in-law Richard, at Lapine (Central Oregon). On this particular occasion, he became lost, and his fellow hunters had to locate him. This seemed to bring home the fact to Blackie that fishing was his true Sport of Choice.

Grandchildren:

Randall Douglas Reynolds
Roy Anthony Reynolds

Kandi Kay Yeoman
Jeri Ann Yeoman

After Laura died in 1962, Everett remarried one more time to Viola Margaret, who remained his partner until he passed on. Blackie and Vi (who both hailed from Waldport) relocated to Salem, Oregon after they were married. This, where Blackie lived out the remainder of his life.

Everett, more commonly known as "Blackie", was a good and honorable man. Beloved by his peers who shared his beautiful port community of Waldport with him, he is not forgotten, but rather beloved in memory, by his family and friends. He was a good husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many. His presence in Waldport is missed.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Lester E Blackman (1855 - 1935)
  Charlotte Dianthia Steele Blackman (1870 - 1953)
 
 Spouse:
  Laura Alberta Cox Blackman (1908 - 1962)*
 
 Children:
  Janet Ann Blackman Reynolds Hackett (1932 - 1984)*
  Janice Nan Blackman Yeoman (1932 - 1967)*
 
 Siblings:
  Gertrude W Blackman Angst Olson (1888 - 1977)*
  Warren Arthur Blackman (1890 - 1973)*
  Wayne Loyd Blackman (1894 - 1962)*
  Frances Edna Blackman St. Clair (1896 - 1981)*
  Ada Henrietta Blackman Law (1899 - 1980)*
  Everett Marshall Blackman (1902 - 1975)
  Milton Steele Blackman (1909 - 1911)*
  Merlyn Hillis Blackman (1909 - 1911)*
  Milton Hillis Blackman (1912 - 1997)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Eureka Cemetery and Mausoleum
Newport
Lincoln County
Oregon, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 44.63808, -124.03732
 
Maintained by: Randall Reynolds
Originally Created by: Dıehard
Record added: Jan 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64177111
Everett Marshall Blackie Blackman
Added by: Alan Eugene Koch
 
Everett Marshall Blackie Blackman
Added by: Randall Reynolds
 
Everett Marshall Blackie Blackman
Added by: Randall Reynolds
 
 
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To a wonderful grandfather who was devoted to my brother and I, Love your grandson, Randy
- Randall Reynolds
 Added: Oct. 4, 2012
 
 
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