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 Erland Jackson Blatt

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Erland Jackson Blatt

  • Birth 19 Jan 1916 Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
  • Death 1 Apr 1930 Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
  • Plot Burial plot location, Div 2, Blatt Lot
  • Memorial ID 27850594

Son of Arthur Judson Blatt and Goldie Emily Stagg.

Biography of Erland Jackson Blatt ("Jack") as written by his mother Goldie Blatt for the funeral memory book.

Erland Jackson Blatt, born Jan. 19th 1916 on S. Pleasant St., Independence, Mo. was obedient and affectionate as a little fellow. At six years of age he started to school and did very well that year, but toward the end of the term, had to keep him out of school because of sores which were epidemic among children that year. From first year on, he did not seem to care particularly for school work and usually took his grades a second year. Not dull, but just didn't like to study, his teachers' said.

He always loved to do things with hammer and nails and was rather ingenious in constructing little cars, on which were real steering wheels and any other devices like real cars had, which he could make.

At twelve, he joined the Boy Scouts and very much enjoyed the hikes and over night trips.

Also liked to swim (which he could do very well,) run, climb and wrestle. He was building a tree house when he had the fall which we believe was responsible for his death.

Jack was always lucky in finding lost articles. When about four years old he found six dollars in the snow near our home. During vacation 1929, found a bag containing diamonds and jewelry valued at about $1500 belonging to a Mrs. Zaun.

He seemed to keep his little boy way and was more of a pal of Junior than Cecil.

He was very fond of flowers and was usually the first one to bring home May flowers. Planted a number of flowers and young trees in the yard. Would often bring home flowers, partly wilted which he had picked up. He did not like to see them lie on the ground and die.

The latter part of January, 1930, he became ill and was not well from then on. Was up and attended school part of the time. Last day he attended was Valentine day. He had a number of Valentines for his friends, so went in the morning but was too ill to go back in the afternoon. He was very patient during his long illness. Seemed to feel badly only if some one thoughtlessly told him how lovely it was out doors.

He was at home until Wednesday March 26th when we was entered at Mercy Hospital. Passed away to his well-earned rest April 1st. Good-bye, little "Mr. Fix-it" till we meet again. We miss you so!

Note: Jack died of brain abcess and pneumonia several months after being injured after falling out of the tree. His family believed the fall was the ultimate cause of his death, though one doctor in correspondence with Goldie said it was unrelated.

Family Members


Graves of Jack and sister Estella are unmarked





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  • Originally Created by: Becky Rudd
  • Added: 26 Jun 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27850594
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Erland Jackson Blatt (19 Jan 1916–1 Apr 1930), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27850594, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by rblatt (contributor 47041523) .