John Berton Blacklaw

John Berton Blacklaw

Birth
Durham, Durham Unitary Authority, County Durham, England
Death 8 Sep 1882 (aged 53)
Table Rock, Pawnee County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Table Rock, Pawnee County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 38266427 · View Source
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He was married to Margaret Quinlan on January 1, 1863 in Richardson Co., Nebraska. They were the parents of Mary Josephine, Anna Elizabeth, Lillian Catherine, James Quinlan, John Berton and Thomas William Blacklaw.


TABLE ROCK ARGUS, Sept. 16, 1882.

Mr. Blacklaw was born in Durham, England, and at the time of his death, was 52 years of age. He came over to America in 1855, and engaged in agricultural pursuits near Springfield, Illinois,. Previous to his coming to Pawnee County he was a resident of Nemaha County for a number of years exchanging his property in that county for the mill and adjacent real estate which he owned at the time of his death. Besides being proprietor of the mills, he engaged largely in agriculture and stock raising. Until recently he was principal partner in a hardware and drug business in Table Rock. In this latter, through the rascality of a partner, Mr. Blacklaw's name and credit became involved; but remains to be said, to his honor, that he cheerfully endured and passed through the ordeal, not allowing a single creditor to lose a dollar. He leaves a wife and five children, and the whole population of the county to mourn and regret his death. "Uncle John" had not an enemy in the world. To know him was to respect and love him. Whole-soiled and generous to a fault, he made himself in an unassuming way, everybody's friend and benefactor; and many are they whom his unerring and decisive judgement and assistance have relieved. For nine successive years the people have made known their esteem for him by electing him a Commissioner of the county, a position not very remunerative, but fraught with much responsibility. We believe that he has give universal satisfaction. The county has not a man who can fill the place made vacant by his death.

The funeral obsequies were conducted by the Odd Fellows, Rev. Mayo conducted the services, which were held in the grove west of the M. E. Church, no building being large enough to cover the vast multitude present. Besides the majority of the people of the county, great numbers came from Richardson, Nemaha and Johnson Counties, 212 vehicles were counted, and it is estimated that two thousand people followed the remains to the cemetery.



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  • Created by: Leo James
  • Added: 12 Jun 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 38266427
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Berton Blacklaw (25 Apr 1829–8 Sep 1882), Find A Grave Memorial no. 38266427, citing Table Rock Cemetery, Table Rock, Pawnee County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Leo James (contributor 46924764) .