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 Perry Blackwood

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Perry Blackwood

Birth
Georgia, USA
Death
12 Sep 1917 (aged 79)
Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA
Burial
Fort Calhoun, Washington County, Nebraska, USA
Plot
Section H, Block 28, Grave 2
Memorial ID
18175147 View Source

Veteran of the Civil War (Union)


#1 Fort Calhoun Chronicle
13 September 1917

An Old Resident Gone

Perry Blackwood, who only last week was taken to the soldiers home at Leavenworth, died at that institution September 12, 1917, and the body will be brought here for interment, the funeral to be held at 3 o’clock Friday afternoon from the Presbyterian Church.

The deceased was 80 years old, and came to this vicinity in 1855. He served his country as a Union soldier in the Civil War. He had no living relatives in this part of the country, having lived alone in his little house on the slough for many years. It can be said of Perry that he had no enemies, he lived his life in his own way, molested nobody, and he will be missed by the community in which he was probably the oldest male settler.

#2 Fort Calhoun Chronicle
4 September 1917

For the third time in the past few months Perry Blackwood was taken to the soldier’s home at Leavenworth, Kansas, on Monday of this week, Fred Frahm accompanying him. Perry prefers his little cabin on the slough to the comforts and privileges of the Home, but his physical condition is now such that the next furlough Perry gets will probably be “Taps”.


~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Library at Blair Nebraska.~~~

Veteran of the Civil War (Union)


#1 Fort Calhoun Chronicle
13 September 1917

An Old Resident Gone

Perry Blackwood, who only last week was taken to the soldiers home at Leavenworth, died at that institution September 12, 1917, and the body will be brought here for interment, the funeral to be held at 3 o’clock Friday afternoon from the Presbyterian Church.

The deceased was 80 years old, and came to this vicinity in 1855. He served his country as a Union soldier in the Civil War. He had no living relatives in this part of the country, having lived alone in his little house on the slough for many years. It can be said of Perry that he had no enemies, he lived his life in his own way, molested nobody, and he will be missed by the community in which he was probably the oldest male settler.

#2 Fort Calhoun Chronicle
4 September 1917

For the third time in the past few months Perry Blackwood was taken to the soldier’s home at Leavenworth, Kansas, on Monday of this week, Fred Frahm accompanying him. Perry prefers his little cabin on the slough to the comforts and privileges of the Home, but his physical condition is now such that the next furlough Perry gets will probably be “Taps”.


~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Library at Blair Nebraska.~~~

Gravesite Details

GAR Marker Co I, NE Calvary, Civil War


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  • Created by: Sally Ryan
  • Added: 3 Mar 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 18175147
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/18175147/perry-blackwood: accessed ), memorial page for Perry Blackwood (May 1838–12 Sep 1917), Find a Grave Memorial ID 18175147, citing Fort Calhoun Cemetery, Fort Calhoun, Washington County, Nebraska, USA; Maintained by Sally Ryan (contributor 46595903).