|Birth: ||Mar. 2, 1852|
|Death: ||May 27, 1949|
(Published in History of Idaho: The Gem of the Mountains 1920 Vol. 4 by James H. Hawley)
James R. Blackhart, who is engaged in ranching on the Snake river, in the Hagerman valley, Gooding county, is one of the substantial citizens that Ohio has furnished to Idaho, his birth having occurred in Jackson county of the former state on the 2d of March, 1853, his parents being Barclay and Martha (Walters) Blackhart. He remained a resident of Ohio to the age of nineteen years and then removed to Charleston, West Virginia, where he worked in the coal mines for a year. He next made his way to Fulton county, Illinois, where he again secured employment in connection with coal mining. After a short time he made his way up the Missouri river to Fort Benton, Montana, and then to Helena, that state, where he was employed on a ranch. He also followed at Philipsburg for a period of seven years and then drove stock down the Missouri river. For a time he traveled for the benefit of his health, which had become impaired, finally returning to his native state of Ohio. Later he made his way westward to Denver, Colorado, and afterward to Georgetown, Colorado, where he engaged in mining for two years. He was next located at Salt Lake, Utah, and was at Big Sandy until 1882, when he arrived in Hailey, Idaho. For twenty years he followed mining there and afterward had charge of a mine in eastern Montana. Later, however, he returned to Hailey, where he had become the owner of property, and was again engaged in mining at that point. Subsequently he purchased his present ranch of forty acres and began to develop the property, which he still owns and which now yield to him a good income as a result of the care and labor which he bestows upon the place.
In 1881 Mr. Blackhart was married to Miss Emma James, who was born near Galena, Wisconsin. They have become the parents of five children: Bertha, Frank, Maud, Mabel and Charles. The younger son enlisted for service with the Marine Corps at Boise as a member of the Fortieth Company and was on active duty at Piti Guam Mi islands until honorably discharged, December 10, 1919.
Emma Gretchen James Blackhart (1849 - 1934)
Berdina "Bertha" Estelle Blackhart Bithell (1882 - 1944)*
Frank Thomas Blackhart (1884 - 1983)*
Maude Josephine Blackhart Bell (1885 - 1922)*
Mabel Blanch Blackhart (1892 - 1964)*
Charles Riley Blackhart (1893 - 1963)*
Created by: Claudia Ellsberg
Record added: Dec 07, 2010
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