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 Lawrence M. Blackwelder

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Lawrence M. Blackwelder

  • Birth 15 Feb 1918 Pratt County, Kansas, USA
  • Death Aug 1978 Texas County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Burial Hooker, Texas County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Memorial ID 15438092

Lawrence's family lived in Pratt County, Kansas until about 1930. His father brought them to the Panhandle and bought property as it was better for Gertrude's health and within a days travel of their Kansas families. And so they settled in Hooker, Oklahoma.
Lawrence graduated from Hooker High School, and attended Oklahoma State and Wichita Business College. He excelled in wood working, carpentry, and mathmatics. He was a member of the Methodist Church until after his marriage to Ulah Mae Fox, who had often been his piano accompanist as he played his C Melody Saxophone from the time he was 16. He had been a member of the Hooker City Band. The couple were members of the First Baptist Church in Hooker, and took over his father's farming operation west of town.
They raised a variety of livestock and supported their children in all their activities such as 4H, FFA, scouts and more. Lawrence imported a Landrace boar pig from Denmark and began raising a big operation of lean, pork animals.
When the wheat was all planted in the Spring, they loved to get away to their cabin above Idlewild, Eagle Nest, New Mexico, to hunt and fish, leaving the farm in care of a hired hand.


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  • Maintained by: Carolyn Grice Blackwelder
  • Originally Created by: Sharetta Miller
  • Added: 20 Aug 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15438092
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lawrence M. Blackwelder (15 Feb 1918–Aug 1978), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15438092, citing Hooker Cemetery, Hooker, Texas County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Carolyn Grice Blackwelder (contributor 46880424) .