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Clinton R. Blackwood
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Green-Wood Cemetery
Section 30, Lots 5453-5455-5456.
Stones on this lot bear the surnames Toole, Millington, Swan, and Blackwood, apparently all somehow related. Buried here without any currently visible or legible stone or inscription are (with burial dates): Duncan Blackwood, 7/12/1872; Emma Blackwood, 2/29/1876; Clinton Blackwood, 11/9/1891; and Jane Toole, 3/15/1880.
---At far left in this photograph, is the footstone of Emma Millington, upon which can barely be discerned the name "EMMA."
---Her principal monument is at far right, and is inscribed on its front panel:
DOLLIE.
Emma Millington
Born September 27, 1850.
Died March 16, 1871.
And on its left panel:
"In my hand no price I bring, Simply to thy cross I cling."
---Between them is a military marker recently placed by Green-Wood Cemetery as part of its Civil War Project. It is inscribed:
WILLIAM E BLACKWOOD
2D LIEUT CO H
52 NY NG
1839
1863
[NOTE: William E Blackwood was interred 9/15/1863.]
---Directly behind the Blackwood stone is a badly eroded stone upon which only the name Charles Millington can be discerned. He was interred here March 6, 1852.
In the rear of the lot are 4 more stones, of which 2 are visible in this photograph.
---Behind "DOLLIE" and facing to the right is a stone inscribed:
Thomas Toole
Died Dec. 2nd 1853
Aged 82 years.
---The partially visible stone at the back of the lot is inscribed:
William Swan Toole,
Died August 9th 1878, aged 68 years.
---Invisible behind "DOLLIE" is a flat stone moved to Green-Wood on Nov 17 1860 along with those it memorializes:
Sacred to the Memory of
Mary Swan
Wife of Thomas Toole
Who died Feb. 25, 1827
Aged 43 years & 4 months
Also their infant
Mary Elizabeth
Died March 10, 1827
Aged 8 months
Also Arabella Swan
Wife of William Tracy
Died Sep. 2, 1829
Aged 37 years
---One other stone lies fallen on its inscribed side at the rear of the lot and is not legible.
Added by: Bob Collins
8/12/2012
 
 
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