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Warner McCoy Blackard
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Birth: Feb. 22, 1886
Tennessee, USA
Death: Nov. 20, 1905
Madison County
Tennessee, USA

He had left home that night to attend a meeting of the Beta Tau chapter of the Alpha Tau Omega. He and another of his fraternity brothers got into a friendly scuffle on the second floor of Powell Chapel. They and others were too close to the banisters and Warner and Hugh Ryals fell to the first floor. Hugh escaped with a few bruises but Warner was found unconscious with his head crushed from the force of the fall. He lived for two hours after the accident.

He was the son of Dr. J.W. Blackard one of the foremost ministers in the Methodist Episcopal Church South. Warner attended Southwestern Baptist University and became a favorite for his friendly disposition and his character. He was well known as an orator, baseball pitcher and basketball champion.

"If everyone to whom he did some loving service were to bring a blossom to his grave he would sleep to-day beneath a wilderness of flowers"
The ATO Palm Volume 26
Family links: 
  James W. Blackard (1857 - 1938)
  Louise White Blackard (1858 - 1944)
  Warner McCoy Blackard (1886 - 1905)
  William Freeman Blackard (1893 - 1989)*
  James Rhodes Blackard (1893 - 1894)*
*Calculated relationship
Riverside Cemetery
Madison County
Tennessee, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 35.61088, -88.82594
Created by: Mary & Kent
Record added: Sep 18, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 117284761
Warner McCoy Blackard
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Warner McCoy Blackard
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Warner McCoy Blackard
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- Mary & Kent
 Added: Sep. 18, 2013

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