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Alva W Blackerby
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Birth: Feb. 3, 1909
Wapinitia
Wasco County
Oregon, USA
Death: Aug. 22, 1959
Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA

The supervisor of the Nez Perce National Forest, Grangeville, Idaho, former Oregonian A. W. Blackerby, 50 died Saturday night in Emanuel Hospital of burns suffered in an airplane crash Aug. 4 at Moose Creek, Idaho.

Blackerby was transferred from the Grangeville General Hospital to Emanuel Hospital Aug. 7. At the time it was reported that his injuries were serious but not critical.

The ford trimotor plane crash in the Idaho back country claimed the lives of two smoke jumpers from New York and injured the pilot and a smoke jumper supervisor. The plan overran the runway and crashed into a stack of gasoline barrels and exploded.

Blackerby was a native of Portland, a graduate of Benson High School and the University of Oregon. He received his master’s degree in forestry from Oregon State College. He left Oregon in 1939 and spent a number of years in Alaska with the forest service before assignment as supervisor of the Nez Perce National Forest.

[The Oregonian, 24 Aug 1959, p13]

BLACKERBY – Alva W., 249 SE Laurel, Milwaukie; husband of Hazel K.; father of Kirk Blackerby; son of Howard M.; brother of Louis H. Blackerby. Services in Peake Memorial Chapel, Wednesday, August 26, 10 an, auspices Milwaukie BPOE Lodge No. 2032. Interment Riverview Cemetery.

[The Oregonian, 25 Aug 1959, p21] 
 
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 Parents:
  Howard Monroe Blackerby (1878 - 1960)
  Lena Barbara Parker Blackerby (1885 - 1954)
 
 Spouse:
  Agatha Hazel Kirk Blackerby (1904 - 1996)
 
 Sibling:
  Alva W Blackerby (1909 - 1959)
  Louis Howard Blackerby (1913 - 2006)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
In Loving Memory Of
 
Burial:
River View Cemetery
Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
Plot: Sec 123, Lot 245, Grave 1
 
Created by: FriendsofRiverView
Record added: Nov 05, 2012
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Alva W Blackerby
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