|Birth: ||Jan. 12, 1834|
|Death: ||Nov. 30, 1910|
Joseph Blessing was born in Greene County, Ohio January 12, 1834.
He was united in marriage to Mary Alexander, who died in 1872 at the age of 27 years. To this union one child survives.
He was united in marriage in June of 1880 to Henrietta Shoemaker, at Kentucky, Indiana.
Deceased died at his home in Copan, Oklahoma, Wednesday morning, November 30th at the age of 76 years, 10 months, and 18 days.
During the Civil War the departed one gained considerable prominence, being a member of Company A, 128th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and attained the rank of Second Lieutenant.
He was hororably discharged from duty on account of disability, caused by a sunstroke, before the close of the Civil War.
Comrade Blessing resided the later part of his life in Missouri and Oklahoma, having moved to Copan about two years ago to make this his permanent home.
He leaves a widow, Mrs. Henretta Shoebaker Blessing and a step-son, George Shoemaker, both of whom reside in Copan.
Comrade Blessing has crossed into the land from where no traveler returns, leaving many near and dear friends to mourn his death. To those the Leader extends sincerest sympathy and commends "them to the loving care of Him, who doeth all things well."
(Published in the Copan Leader, December 2, 1910.)
[Reference: Page 362, TRIBUTES OF BLUE, by Pearcy and Talkington, 1996.]
Henrietta Shoemaker Blessing (1842 - 1913)
Maintained by: N. Dale Talkington
Originally Created by: TRW
Record added: Jun 18, 2011
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