|Birth: ||May 23, 1893|
|Death: ||Nov. 4, 1932|
Fort Bend County
Dr. W.G.L. (William Griffin Linerieux) Blackwell, the son of Thomas John (T.J.) Blackwell and Lillie (Lilly) Elizabeth Rice.
The following obit was found in the Thomas John Blackwell Family Bible and probably published in the church newspaper or the Ripley Enterprise. Dr. Blackwell died November 4, 1892.
The death of Dr. W.G.L. Blackwell at his home in Sugar Land, Texas on Nov. 4, came as quite a shock to his many friends and relatives in Tennessee, although members of his immediate family knew that for a number of weeks life had been despaired of, and all that medical skill and loving hands could do could be of no avail.
Dr. Blackwell was born and reared in Durhamville, Tenn., being the youngest son of the late T.J. and Lillie Rice Blackwell, one of the most prominent families of Lauderdale County.
After graduating from high school and doing preparatory work, he entered the University of Tennessee Medical School at Memphis, where he graduated with honor in 1917.
Then, as all patriots should, he answered his country's call "To arms." After the war he took a post-graduate course in Philadelphia, then located near Houston, Texas, to practice his profession as physician and surgeon with phenomenal success.
There he was happily married to Miss Belle McShey, of Houston, Texas, who survives him.
Dr. Blackwell was a loving son, an affectionate brother, a devoted husband and a loyal friend. He was truly a physician in every sense of the word, always ready with a word of cheer, a deed of kindness, trying to brighten the burden of some weary traveler on life's journey.
Though Dr. Blackwell's busy life is ended, his memory will live and his noble influence will be felt by all with whom he came in contact, for he truly spent his life ministering to others. We cannot understand why this good man was called from so useful a life in early manhood, but we know that somewhere dear hands will clasp ours once more, And hearts that touched our hearts long years before, shall come to meet us in the morning land. And then at last our souls shall understand.
ONE WHO KNEW HIM
Thomas John Blackwell (1845 - 1923)
Lilly Elizabeth Rice Blackwell (1857 - 1928)
Hannah Belle McShay Blackwell (1897 - 1958)
Pearl Augusta Blackwell (1882 - 1959)*
Lillie Louise Blackwell Lawrence (1884 - 1978)*
Agnes Roberta Blackwell (1886 - 1910)*
Wilson Rice Blackwell (1888 - 1957)*
Roberta Gertrude Blackwell Arrington (1890 - 1976)*
William Griffin Linerieux Blackwell (1893 - 1932)
Reba Kathleen Blackwell Lassiter (1894 - 1922)*
Evelyn Rebecca Blackwell Solomon (1896 - 1983)*
Forest Park Cemetery
Plot: Section I
Maintained by: Dena Marshall
Originally Created by: John W. Birch
Record added: Sep 18, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58842999