|Birth: ||Oct. 28, 1809|
|Death: ||Oct. 13, 1897|
(The New Era, Humeston, Wayne County, Iowa, Wednesday, October, 20, 1897)
NOTE - The birthyear of Lewis was given wrong, he was born in 1809.
Lewis Blackman was born on October 28, 1801, and died October 13, 1897, aged ninety-five years, eleven months and 15 days.
Thus ended a life of nearly a century, spanning almost 3 generations. Lewis Blackman was born in Boston, Mass. For a time he lived there, then in Hillsboro, N.H., thence moved to Athens county, Ohio. In 1865 moved to Wapello county, Iowa. In 1869 moved to Wayne county, Iowa. He was first married in New Hampshire, his wife dying in Wapello county, Iowa. He then married Mrs. Gibbs in 1867, who survives him. They have three children, Charles, John and Dollie, who with the mother are left to mourn their loss.
Mr. Blackman was one of a family of eleven children, four of whom are still living, their ages ranging from a brother now seventy-five, who was at the funeral, to a sister now 99 years old. The long life of the members of the family is remarkable.
In that period what wonders have been wrought. Less than ten millions of inhabitants composed our government at Mr. Blackman's birth; now seventy-five millions. The eastern part of the continent, only fringed by settlements; now it's broad expanse is covered from shore to shore. Millions of American Indians with the wild animals that grew and roamed at will have given place to populations from all over the world, and to a state of progress and rapid strides of improvement never dreamed of by the most fertile imagination.
The old old book says-All flesh is as herbage of the field-passing away; and so it is. Generation after generation is dropping away, and seems to us to forever disappear. But do they? Though a man die, he shall live again.
The funeral of Mr. Blackman was largely attended, Elder Dyer preaching the discourse to very attentive and thoughtful listeners.
CARD OF THANKS
We desire to extend our sincere thanks to the many kind friends who gave such generous assistance and sympathy during the illness and at the death of our beloved husband and father.
Mrs. Blackman and Children
Moses Blackman (1782 - 1846)
Hannah Wentworth Blackman-Pilcher (1789 - 1872)
Elizabeth Mary Wicker Blackman (1832 - 1913)
Deborah J. Blackman (____ - 1866)*
Hannah Blackman Andrews (1807 - 1897)*
Lewis Blackman (1809 - 1897)
George Washington Blackman (1811 - 1889)*
John Blackman (1824 - 1904)*
Created by: P.O.W. Dad
Record added: Jan 11, 2012
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