Friday, January 31, 2014

52 Ancestors: #5 George Marlin Blackmore (1865-1949)

George Marlin Blackmore, the son of Thomas Greenslade Blackmore and Jane Frances Lemon, was born in 1865 in Livingston County, Illinois.  By 1880 George and his parents were living in Nebraska.  In 1887, in York, Nebraska, George met and married Mary Elizabeth “Polly” Blincow.

George and “Polly” had eight children (Henry, Clifford, Ada, Mattie, Harold, Leonard, Reba, and George)


Henry Irvin;  born 1888 in Nebraska; died 1898 in Colorado.

Clifford Franklin: born 1890 in Nebraska; married Mary Blincow; married Anna; died 1970 in California. (A more complete bio is included in this series for Clifford.)

Ada Florence:  born 1891 in Nebraska; married Edward Loesch in 1913; died 1982 in Colorado.

Mattie Hazel: born 1893 in Kansas; married Otis Mallory in 1914; died  1958 in California.

Harold Robert: born 1895 in Colorado; married Florence Moore in 1923; married Alta Gwynn in 1935; died 1979 in Colorado.

Leonard: born 1898 in Colorado and died 4 months later.

Reba Martha: born 1900 in Colorado; married Emery Harlow in 1921; died in 1974 in Colorado.

George Raymond: born 1904 in Colorado; married Nettie Wright; died 1967 in Colorado.


At various times, George’s occupation was listed as teamster, house carpenter, farmer, owner of a meat market and owner of the Granite & Winfield Stage Line.


George died on 13 November 1949 in Rifle, Colorado and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery in that city.  

I would like to thank Amy Johnson Crow for the idea for this blog stream.  Her blog is  No Story Too Small.