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 Dewitt Clinton Blacker

Dewitt Clinton Blacker

Birth
Dubuque County, Iowa, USA
Death 9 Mar 1927 (aged 77)
Jewell County, Kansas, USA
Burial Jewell, Jewell County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 26447726 · View Source
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Dewitt Clinton was born to James Wesley Blacker & Nancy Mariah (Archer) Blacker, at Dubuque,Iowa. His family moved, when he was a small boy, to Waukon, Iowa, where he grew to manhood. On April 11, 1869, he married Charolette Ann Bowles. To this union 5 children were born. Frank Clinton Blacker, Nellie Eldora (Blacker) Topliff, Lemuel Wesley Blacker, Mary Louise (Blacker) Havice, Edith Arletta (Blacker) Riley.
The first 7 yrs. of their marriage,they lived in Iowa. In 1876 they joined a wagon train with the Bowles families & moved to Brownscreek township, Jewell county, KS. Here he lived for 50 years. The first summer,the grasshoppers ate their crops, so, Clint & his 2 brother-in-laws, Leonard C. & Charles W. Bowles, had to leave the women behind & go back to Iowa to pick corn, so to be able to make it through the winter.



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  • Originally Created by: Joan Waugh
  • Added: 27 Apr 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 26447726
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dewitt Clinton Blacker (4 Dec 1849–9 Mar 1927), Find A Grave Memorial no. 26447726, citing Couch Cemetery, Jewell, Jewell County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .