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 James Ervin Blackstock, Jr

James Ervin Blackstock, Jr

Georgia, USA
Death 18 Jul 1930 (aged 34)
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Unionville, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 36537586 · View Source
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My grandfather...mother was Sarah Jane Ellen Griffin Blackstock, a direct descendent of Josiah Culbertson. Brother of "Hardy" Henry Charles Blackstock

Married to Mattie Lou Hightower, children: Ruth Blackstock Moffett (married to T.A.), Lois Blackstock Johnson, Dick Blackstock (married to Margaret), Nell Blackstock Hockenjos (married to Don), and William James Blackstock
(married to Chris Riddle)

Ervin passed away from Hodgkins Disease in a New Orleans hospital. He was known for his fiddle playing within the family and was a talented carpenter.

The Ruston Daily Leader.
Ruston, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana
Friday, July 18, 1930
Page 1

Remains Will Arrive in Ruston Tomorrow for Burial

A telegram reaching relatives here this morning from New Orleans brought intellegence of the death of Mr. J. E. Blackstock, Ruston man, in a sanitarium in that city where he was under treatment for Hodgin disease.

The remains will arrive here early tomorrow for buril in Greenwood Cemetery,* this city. Mr. Blackstock was 36 years old. He leaves a widow and five children, two sons and three daughters.

The Ruston Daily Leader.
Ruston, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana
Monday, July 21, 1930
Page 1

Mr. J. E. Blackstock Is Laid To His Final Rest Last Saturday

Rev. W. J. Bolin spoke the words of the funeral for Mr. J. E. Blackstock last Saturday afternoon at Unionville at 3 o'clock in the presence of the sorrowing family and a large number of friends of the deceased.

Mr. Blackstock died in New Orleans where he had been taken for treatment, the body reaching Ruston Saturday on the noon train.

*Actually buried in Unionville Cemetery in Unionville, Louisiana, not Greenwood Cemetery in Ruston.




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