|Birth: ||Mar. 11, 1856|
|Death: ||Feb. 9, 1949|
Parents: Clement Cude Blackwell and Jane Morris Blackwell; h-William "Bill" Carter, 10 children: Mary M. Carter Davis, Cora "Maud" Carter Sloan Jordan (died 12 Feb 1961 Umatilla Co., Oregon), Samuel B. "Sam", Charles C. "Charlie", Carrie Alice Carter Scroggins, John L., William "Will/Chicken Bill" Jr., Della Leona "Dell" Carter Sorenson (died 5 Jan 1963 in Union Co., Oregon), Nellie "Nell" Carter Foss, and Jennie "Esther" Carter Gibbs.
Perniecie Paralee Blackwell was born in Texas when it was still a territory, March 11, 1856, and passed away at the home of her daughter, Nell, at Pendleton, Oregon, February 9, 1949, at the age of 92 years, 10 months and 29 days. In 1872, at the age of 16 years, she was united in marriage to William Carter of Arkansas. When their second child was 10 days of age they came to Oregon by wagon train in the fall of 1875 and settled near John Day for two years. They then moved to Long Creek where they operated a stock ranch. Mr. Carter preceded her in death in 1913. She continued to operate the ranch until the age of 82 years. To their union were born ten children, who are all living except one daughter, Carrie, who passed away in 1918.
She leaves to mourn her loss four sons and five daughters: Samuel B., Charlie C., and John L. all of Long Creek; William Jr., of Baker, Mary M. Davis of Ritter, Cora M. Johnson of Portland, Della Sorenson of North Powder, Nellie Foss of Pendleton and Esther Gibbs of Long Creek; 29 grandchildren, 47 great grand-children, 2 great great grand-children, 1 brother, Clem Blackwell of Wallace, Idaho, 1 sister, Martha Jane Criswell, of Long Creek, Oregon and many, many friends.
To pay tribute to her memory we state that she lived by her oft spoken principles of love, faith and charity. No task was ever too great for her in helping a friend or neighbor. She was always charitable to the unfortunate. She was truly a devoted and loving Pioneer Mother. Her long and useful life is a shrine to posterity as an outstanding contribution to the settling of the west that demanded sturdy self-reliant individuals who faced hardships, toil, sacrifice and danger with a never failing firm faith in God.
1900 U.S. Federal Census, District 15, Grant County, Long Creek, Oregon:
William M. Carter, Head, 55 years old, born Oct 1844 born in Tennessee, parents born in Tennessee, farmer;
Perlises (Perniece) P. Carter, Wife, 44 years old, born March 1856 in Texas, parents born in Tennessee;
Charles Carter, son, 20 years old, born July 1879 in Oregon;
William Carter, son, 16 years old, born Feb 1883 in Oregon;
Della L. Carter, daughter, 12 years old, born Nov 1889 in Oregon;
Mella (Nellie) Carter, daughter, 10 years old, born Nov 1889 in Oregon;
June E. (Jennie Esther) Carter, daughter, 6 years old, born Nov 1893 in Oregon;
Ivan Sloan, son-in-law, 26 years old, born Oct 1873 in Oregon, father born in Tennesse, mother born in Kentucky, farm laborer;
Maud C. (Carter) Sloan, daughter, 25 years old, born Apr 1875 in Missouri;
William F. Sloan, grand son, 1 year old, born Oct 1898 in Oregon, father born in Oregon, mother born in Missouri.
Clement Cude Blackwell (1826 - 1906)
Jane W. Morris Blackwell (1829 - 1914)
William Marion Carter (1844 - 1922)*
Mary Mahala Carter Davis (1873 - 1966)*
Samuel Benton Carter (1877 - 1950)*
Charles Kizer Carter (1879 - 1961)*
Carrie Alice Carter Scroggins (1881 - 1917)*
John Lyons Carter (1883 - 1971)*
William M. Carter (1885 - 1976)*
Nellie L. Carter Foss (1891 - 1988)*
Jennie Esther Carter Gibbs (1893 - 1958)*
Jesse Allman Blackwell (1848 - 1930)*
Jeremiah William Blackwell (1850 - 1927)*
Samuel Benton Blackwell (1851 - 1940)*
Richard Solomon Blackwell (1853 - 1937)*
Nancy Elizabeth Blackwell Branson (1854 - 1934)*
Perniece Paralee Blackwell Carter (1856 - 1949)
Joseph Rosa Blackwell (1858 - 1945)*
Henry Yowell Blackwell (1859 - 1934)*
Mary Mahala Blackwell Dustin (1862 - 1928)*
Clement Washington Blackwell (1863 - 1951)*
Martha Jane Blackwell Criswell (1865 - 1949)*
John Lyons Blackwell (1867 - 1922)*
Leona Emmaline Blackwell Turk (1870 - 1900)*
Long Creek Cemetery
Created by: Pam R.
Record added: Nov 23, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31641767
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