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John Blackwell 10.2.3.5    Fifth Born Child of John Blackwell 10.2.3              Back to John Blackwell  10.2.3
John A. Blackwell
10.2.3.5
John Blackwell and Ruth Keller

Minnesota Lady Slipper - State FlowerJohn Blackwell and Ruth Keller
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John A Blackwell 1872 - 1959  Husband of Ruth Keller Ruth Keller
  John Blackwell          Ruth Keller    

13th Generation 10.2.3.5  John Blackwell         Obituary of John Alexander Blackwell
b.  11 Feb 1872  Litchfield, Meeker, Minn.
d.    5 Dec 1959
Married:  June 1896
Ruth Keller    

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14th
The Children of John Blackwell and Ruth Keller
The Children of John Blackwell and Ruth Keller
14th Generation Children of John Blackwell and Ruth Keller
10.2.3.5.1  Anson Blackwell 
10.2.3.5.2  Marian Blackwell     
10.2.3.5.3  Johnny Blackwell     
10.2.3.5.4  Kenneth Keller Blackwell   
10.2.3.5.5  Faith Blackwell


Photo 89
Anson & Johnny Blackwell

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Anson
 Rudd Blackwell

14th
Anson Blackwell 1899 - 1925
Anson Rudd Blackwell 1899 - 1925
First born of John Blackwell and Ruth Keller

Anson Blackwell
Photo 87
Anson Blackwell

14th Generation
10.2.3.5.1
Anson Rudd Blackwell                           Obituary of Anson Rudd Blackwell
b. 29 June 1899
d. 28 Mar 1925  St. Louis County.   Death Cert#  1925-MN-026232 - We understand that Anson died of 'appendicitis' at 25 years of age. 
Married:
Hilda Ott.       
b. Unknown
d. 1968
The maiden name of Hilda is unknown.  After Anson died in 1925, Hilda remarried to Charlie Ott (d. 1976). Thus, the name Ott.

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15th
The Children of Anson Blackwell and Hilda Ott
The Children of Anson Blackwell and Hilda Ott
15th Generation Children of Anson Blackwell and Hilda Ott      
10.2.3.5.1.1  Kenny Blackwell    
b. 26 May 1917  Grand Marais, MN.                                       
d. 25 Sept 2001  Devil Track Lake 
(His home)

10.2.3.5.1.2  Lloyd Blackwell  

10.2.3.5.1.3  June Blackwell

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Marian
  Blackwell

14th
Marian Blackwell 1900 - 1975
Marian Blackwell 1900 - 1975
Second born of John Blackwell and Ruth Keller

14th Generation
10.2.3.5.2
Marian Blackwell 
b. abt 1900    We estimate this as we have no facts.
d. abt 1975    We know she passed away in the mid 1970's
Married:
1) Mr. Robertson (Divorced)
2) Sid Pounds

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15th
The Children of Marian Blackwell
The Children of Marian Blackwell
15th Generation Children of Marian Blackwell (10.2.3.5.2) and Mr. Robertson
10.2.3.5.2.1 George Robertson

10.2.3.5.2.2 Ruth Robertson

15th Generation Children Marian Blackwell (10.2.3.5.2) and Sid Pounds
10.2.3.5.2.3 John Pounds

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Johnny
  Blackwell

14th
Johnny Blackwell 1900 - 1982
Johnny Blackwell 1900 - 1982
Third born of John Blackwell and Ruth Keller

Johnny Blackwell
Photo 88
Johnny Blackwell

14th Generation
10.2.3.5.3 Johnny McGannon Blackwell  
b. 27 Nov  1900
d. 26 Jul 1982   Cook County.   Death Cert#  1982-MN-016521
Married:
Selma Eide    She was the daughter of Norwegian immigrants on the north shore of Lake Superior

Our thanks to Jack Alexander Blackwell 10.2.3.5.3.1.1 for correcting and adding information to this family

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15th
The Children of Johnny Blackwell and Selma Eide
The Children of Johnny Blackwell and Selma Eide
15th Generation
10.2.3.5.3.1 
Jack Donald Blackwell 
b. 25 Nov 1922  Minnesota
d. 28 Mar 1964  Cook Co., MN.  Death Cert# 1964-MN-003372
Married
Jean Boostrom
b. 1925

10.2.3.5.3.2  Robert Dale (Bobby) Blackwell 
b. Nov. 10, 1923 
d. Jan. 18, 1971  Death Cert#  1971-MN-002617

10.2.3.5.3.3  Jimmy Blackwell    
Death Cert#  1999-MN-005979   Believe his full name is James Alexander Blackwell
b. 16 Nov 1934  Minnesota
d. 13 Feb 1999  Ramsey Co., MN.


10.2.3.5.3.4  Betty Blackwell 

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16th
he Children of Jack D Blackwell and Jean Boostrom 
The Children of Jack D Blackwell and Jean Boostrom
16th Generation
10.2.3.5.3.1.1 Jack Alexander Blackwell (Named after his Great Grandfather)
b. 1947
Married: Date Unknown
Patricia A. Hanson

10.2.3.5.3.1.2  Mary Blackwell
No Information

10.2.3.5.3.1.3  Bill Blackwell

No Information

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17th
The Children of Jack A Blackwell and Patricia Hanson
The Children of Jack A Blackwell and Patricia Hanson
17th Generation
10.2.3.5.3.1.1.1  Jack David Blackwell
b. 1969
Married
Michelle McIntyre

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18th
The Children of Jack D Blackwell and Michelle McIntyre
The Children of Jack D Blackwell and Michelle McIntyre
18th Generation Children of Jack David Blackwell and Michelle McIntyre
10.2.3.5.3.1.1.1.1
  Jackson Scott Blackwell b. 1999

10.2.3.5.3.1.1.1.2  Cameron Blackwell b. 2003

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Kenneth
Keller
  Blackwell

14th
Kenneth Blackwell 1904  10.2.3.5.4
Kenneth Blackwell 1944 - 1955
Fourth born of John Blackwell and Ruth Keller

14th Generation
10.2.3.5.4
Kenneth Keller Blackwell   
b. 13 Jun 1904  (Birth Certificate indicates in Ramsey County) 
Kenneth was a Printer as was his father. 
d.   5 Apr  1955           
Married:  abt 1924
1) Francis ..................?

Married:  26 Oct 1929
2) Lillian Elizabeth Anderson
b.  unknown  (est. 1909)
d.   6 Feb 1999

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15th
The Children of Ken Blackwell and Francis & Lillian Anderson
The Children of Ken Blackwell and Francis ..........?
15th Generation Children of Ken Blackwell (10.2.3.5.4) and Francis (...........)?
1) 10.2.3.5.4.1
 Bill Blackwell   
No Information
15th Generation
Children of  Ken Blackwell (10.2.3.5.4) and Lillian Anderson
15th Generation
2) 10.2.3.5.4.2 
Joan Blackwell
b. 25 Oct 1930 
d. abt 1991/92
Married: Date Unknown
Harry Purvis

15th Generation 
3) 10.2.3.5.4.3  Donna Ruth Blackwell 
b.  27 Apr 1947
Married:  22 Oct 1966
Randall Ray Krumrei

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16th
The Children of Joan Blackwell and Harry Purvis
The Children of Joan Blackwell and Harry Purvis
16th Generation Children of Joan Blackwell (10.2.3.5.4.2) Harry Purvis
10.2.3.5.4.2.1  Barbara Purvis

10.2.3.5.4.2.2  Joyce Purvis

10.2.3.5.4.2.3  Lynnete Purvis

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16th
T
he Children of Donna Blackwell and Randall Krumrei
The Children of Donna Blackwell and Randall Krumrei
16th Generation Children of Donna Blackwell (10.2.3.5.4.3) & Randall Krumrei
10.2.3.5.4.3.1  Randall Ray Krumrei Jr.  (Raymy) 
b.  7 Jun 1968  Location Unknown

10.2.3.5.4.3.2  Nicole Lynn Krumrei  
b. 12 Apr 1974  Location Unknown

10.2.3.5.4.3.3 
Karly Ann Krumrei 
b. 4 Oct 1975   Location Unknown

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Faith
Blackwell

14th
Faith Blackwell 1910  10.2.3.5.5
Faith Blackwell 1910  10.2.3.5.5
Fifth born of John Blackwell and Ruth Keller

14th Generation
10.2.3.5.5  Faith Blackwell                                               More Information on Faith Blackwell
b. 2 Feb 1910  Grand Marais, Minnesota
d. 12 Aug 1976
1) Married:

Arnold Martin Erickson
b. 3 Aug 1904
d. mid 1960's  
Arnold was a Forest Ranger & Game Warden Grand Marais, MN.  He was also a Deputy Sheriff as well.
2) Norm Holte

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15th
The Children of Faith Blackwell and Arnold Erickson
The Children of Faith Blackwell and Arnold Erickson
15th Generation 
10.2.3.5.5.1 Patricia Ruth Erickson

b. 18 July 1929
Married:
 
Dale M. Longtin

10.2.3.5.5.2  Arnold Erickson Jr.
b. 24 Aug 1932

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16th
The Children of Patricia Erickson and Dale Longtin
The Children of Patricia Erickson and Dale Longtin
16th Generation
10.2.3.5.5.1.1 Terry Longtin
b. Unknown
1) Married: Date Unknown
Mary Turnquist  
(divorced) 
2) Married: Date Unknown
Unknown


10.2.3.5.5.1.2
Connie Longtin       
b. Unknown
Married: Date Unknown
Raymond Sallaka
b. Unknown


10.2.3.5.5.1.3
 James Longtin   
b. Unknown
Married: Date Unknown
Becky Branstrom


10.2.3.5.5.1.4
Faith Virginia Longtin
b. 12 Jan 1954
1) Married: Date Unknown
 Thomas Madsen
(divorced)
b. Unknown
2) Married: Date Unknown
Robert Lane
b. Unknown


10.2.3.5.5.1.5
Kathleen Longtin
b. Unknown
1) Married: Date Unknown
Unknown
2) Married: Date Unknown
Joe Black  
b. Unknown   


10.2.3.5.5.1.6
Kelly Longtin
b. Unknown
Married: Date Unknown
Art Clairmont
b. Unknown


10.2.3.5.5.1.7
Becky Longtin   
b. Unknown
Married: Date Unknown
Unknown


10.2.3.5.5.1.8
Patrick Longtin
b. Unknown
Married: Date Unknown
Michelle ................

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16th
The Children of Arnold Erickson Jr.
The Children of Arnold Erickson Jr.
16th Generation Children of Arnold Erickson Jr.
10.2.3.5.5.2.1  No Information

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17th
The Children of Terry Longtin and Mary Turnquist
The Children of Terry Longtin and Mary Turnquist
17th Generation Children of Terry Longtin and Mary Turnquist
10.2.3.5.5.1.1.1 Justin Dale Longtin
b.  4 Jul 1972

10.2.3.5.5.1.1.2 Amanda Faith Longtin
b. Unknown

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17th
The Children of Connie Longtin and Ray Sallaka
The Children of Connie Longtin and Ray Sallaka
17th Generation Children of Connie Longtin and Ray Sallaka
10.2.3.5.5.1.2.1 Jason Arnold Sallaka
b. 25 Jul 1972

10.2.3.5.5.1.2.2 Casey Sallaka  
b. Unknown

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17th
The Children of James Longtin and Becky Branstrom
The Children of James Longtin and Becky Branstrom
17th Generation Children of James Longtin and Becky Branstrom
10.2.3.5.5.1.3.1 Jessie Longtin  
b. Unknown

10.2.3.5.5.1.3.2 Ryan Longtin    
b. Unknown

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17th
The Children of Faith Longtin and Thomas Madsen
The Children of Faith Longtin and Thomas Madsen
17th Generation Children of Faith Longtin and Thomas Madsen
(1) 10.2.3.5.5.1.4.1  Tara  Madsen 
b. 22 Apr 1972   
Married: 14 Mar 2003
Michael Van Bergen

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18th
The Children of Tara Madsen and Michael Van Bergen
The Children of Tara Madsen and Michael Van Bergen
18th Generation
10.2.3.5.5.1.4.1.1 Gannon Jason Van Bergen 
b. 13 Sept 2004

                                                                           
GANNON JASON VAN BERGEN
Gannon Jason Van Bergen
Gannon is the G.G.G.G.Grandson of John Blackwell 10.2.3 and Mary Jane McGannon
Note: From the birth of John Blackwell to the birth of Gannon Van Bergen is a period of 176 years. 
John and Mary Jane would be pleased.

Photo 93

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17th
The Children of Kathleen Longtin and Joe Black
The Children of Kathleen Longtin and Joe Black
17th Generation Children of Kathleen Longtin and Joe Black
10.2.3.5.5.1.5.1 (1)  Ula Longtin  

10.2.3.5.5.1.5.2 (1)  Isaac Longtin 

10.2.3.5.5.1.5.3 (2)  Anthony Black 

10.2.3.5.5.1.5.4 (2)  Faith Black 

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17th
The Children of Kelly Longtin and Art Clairmont
The Children of Kelly Longtin and Art Clairmont
17th Generation Children of Kelly Longtin (10.2.3.5.5.1.6) and Art Clairmont
10.2.3.5.5.1.6.1 Kenny Clairmont  

10.2.3.5.5.1.6.2  April Clairmont  
b. 23 Apr 1978
M: 19 May 2001
Dan Irish
Mr. Irish

b. Date Unknown

10.2.3.5.5.1.6.3  Michael Clairmont  

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18th
The Children of April Clairmont and Dan Irish
The Children of April Clairmont and Dan Irish
18th Generation
Children of April Clairmont (10.2.3.5.5.1.6.2) and Dan Irish
10.2.3.5.5.1.6.2.1  Makayla Patricia Irish
b. 20 Oct 2003

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17th
The Children of Becky Longtin and Unknown
The Children of Becky Longtin and Unknown
17th Generation Children of Becky Longtin (10.2.3.5.5.1.7) and Unknown
10.2.3.5.5.1.7.1  Samson   

10.2.3.5.5.1.7.2  Jade       

10.2.3.5.5.1.7.3 
DT.    

10.2.3.5.5.1.7.4  Shannon  

10.2.3.5.5.1.7.5  Jordan

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17th
The Children of Patrick Longtin and Michelle .....
The Children of Patrick Longtin and Michelle ...
17th Generation Children of Patrick Longtin (10.2.3.5.5.1.8) and Michelle ............
10.2.3.5.5.1.8.1 Megan Longtin 

10.2.3.5.5.1.8.2 Allie Longtin      

10.2.3.5.5.1.8.3 Joseph Longtin  

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INFORMATION BELOW ON THE FAMILY MEMBERS LISTED ABOVE

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Obituary of John Alexander Blackwell 

Obituary of John Alexander Blackwell                 Information provided by Donna Ruth Blackwell - Krumrei
John Alexander Blackwell, who established the Grand Marais News in Grand Marais, Minn. in 1906, and later purchased the Cook County Harald to form the present Cook County News-Herald published at Grand Marais, died at the age of 87 at the West Valley Community hospital in Ercina, California, December 5. (1959)  Born at Litchfield, Minn., February 11, 1872 he learned his first type-setting in Litchfield, which trade he carried on throughout his long life-time.  He worked on several dailies, including the old Minneapolis Journal, Birmingham (Ala.) News.  He also worked as a proof reader.  He finally came back to work on the paper he had owned, and retired in 1953 in Grand Marais.  He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Sidney Pounds (Marian) of Conoga Park, California and Mrs. Arnold Erickson, (Faith Blackwell) postmaster at Silver Bay, Minn., and one son, Village Marshall at Grand Marais.  The body will be taken to Grand Marais.

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Information on Anson Rudd
Information on Anson Rudd

Death Certificate Information
Blackwell, Anson Rudd                                            Certificate No. 1925-MN-026232
Date of Birth: 1899                                                 Date of Death: 03/28/1925
Place of Birth:  Minnesota                                       County of Death: St. Louis, MN
Mothers Maiden Name: KELLER


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Obituary of Anson Rudd Blackwell, son of John A. Blackwell (10.2.3.5) and Ruth Blackwell, and Grandson of John Blackwell (10.2.3)
Born June 29, 1899. Died Saturday a.m. March 28, 1925.    Obituary written by his father, John A. Blackwell

Surely the universe must have a purpose and we grope in the dark when we fail to find it. This is the way other men felt long ago when a good woman broke open a treasured alabaster box of costly ointment and poured it on the head of Jesus. Lacking the insight of the woman they spoke as hardheaded businessmen of mercenary spirit. But there had been no waste, the perfume could not have been put to better use.

In an hour like this, or when a cyclone passes over the country killing a thousand persons in an hour, or when a great war leaves in a distant land where poppies grow a million of our best. The heart has just got to have its way, and speak out frankly before it can consider calmly. So men have spoken more boldly than ever before they have spoken. They have said, “if a factory manager destroyed his product as fast as he made it, we would call him a failure.” What are we to make of these things?

I think we can ask these questions and still be reverent. Questions come of thinking, thinking of wonder, and wonder from jarring experiences. Perhaps this is the only way we can be made to think enough.  Given brains, we are warranted in using them.  Well, the relief comes not in trying to shrink the almighty to fit our undeveloped ideas, but in developing our ideas as far as possible to the measure of His.

We are living in a world of cause and effect, and have not as yet learned very much of how to live in it.  Men are living in poverty and passing out prematurely through portals of death, while at this very moment there may be untold wealth directly under our feet. And in near by fields the cures of consumption, cancer, and the prevention of insanity. So do not lay this on God. The world has done too much of this already.  In the order of nature the old must pass on, but we can not believe that our God ever meant for the young to die. When they do it is our fault, fault of ignorance.

Scientists tell us that our world is one in which everything is under going continual change, but nothing is annihilated, and can not be. The dewdrop on the morning flower evaporates, and disappears from our view, but is not wasted. God is the great economist, and wastes nothing. But what of our young friend Anson? Let us think of the life proposition as a school.  One in which we are often pushed forward faster than we always go willingly. “As the eagle stirreth up her nest, compelling her young to test, and prove and use their wings so are we urged forward to our development. The Bible says “ the body without a soul is dead.” But it does not say that the spirit without a body is dead, and we don't believe that it is. We are safe in trusting the instinct of life beyond, which the world has always felt, and out of which Bibles have been made. The great teacher, Jesus uttered the words most trusted among us, “In my Father's house are many mansions, if it were not so I would have told you.” They were on the right track, and He did not disturb them in it.

Far away by the western sea, lies sunny California. Men look toward it longingly and toil and save for years that they may visit that golden land. Now, suppose it were your happy lot to realize a long treasured dream of that journey, and your friends wept as they said good bye. Would it be fitting? Let us not do this today, but waving a gallant farewell to Anson, Cry bon voyage, bon voyage. Wherefore, comfort ye one another with these words. 

................     Written by John A. Blackwell, his father.

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Information on Johnny McGannon Blackwell
Information on Johnny McGannon Blackwell

Johnny McGannon Blackwell 10.2.3.5.3 was the middle son and lived his whole life in Grand Marais and was a game warden and sheriff there.   He married Selma Eide and had sons Jack, Bobby and Jimmy who fought in WW2 and later were one of the first to take people back into the woods in Grand Marais for hunting and fishing.  They trekked into lands that only the Indians had known and lived.   Two of  the boys died rather young.  One from Cancer and the other from Heart Disease.  The daughter, Betty, still lives in Grand Marais.

Death Certificate Information
Blackwell, John McGannon        Certificate No. 1982-MN-016521
Date Of Birth  11/27/1900             Date of Death:  07/26/1982
Place of Birth  Minnesota            County of Death:  Cook
Mother Maiden Name:  Keller

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Information on Faith Blackwell
Information on Faith Blackwell


Photo 90
Ruth and Faith Virginia Blackwell
abt 1911
click to enlarge

I want to thank the people at www.silverbay.com for their assistance.


MY PAPA WAS A PRINTER
                              
...........by Faith Blackwell
Published by Vantage Press Inc.
516 West 54th Street, New York, New York 10001
Standard Book No. 533-01441-7

Comment
Faith wrote a book about her family and all the people in her hometown that she new and grew up with.  It is a hilarious way of looking at the earliest years in Northern Minnesota.  The book is full of very descriptive activities and the actions of the adults and the skullduggery that the kids would get into.  Like the Memoirs of Lois Twichell, it brings alive the people we hold dear in our memories and once again we recount all to well that they are not figments of imagination written on websites or images of old photos or even the 'ramblings' of the old people we turn a death ear  too.  They, like us,  had to make the best of each and every day.  I can't help notice from her book that Faith has shown how good that life can be even in adverse conditions such as they had at the time.  It is a story of heroism by both men, women and children.   Something we do not see that often today.  When I read it, it is like sitting at their table having a conversation with them and all the while you know there is going to be something happening in a moment that is so important, it is worth writing a book about.  Your sitting there with them makes you a conspirator of the children's pranks and an apprentice to a printer.  It is one of the most vivid portals of time I have passed through.  Once again I see a character in John Blackwell that is much like another Blackwell who I knew.  Ernest Henry Blackwell; my father, who handled his business affairs much the same as John and had the love of life like John.  Even more so, is the way they both conducted their affairs in life.  Neither would run their lives for the money but would go all out on principal.  That trait is something I have seen in many of the Blackwells.  It is obviously an act of environment rather then something in the genes.

 ...............................................................Ron Blackwell 10.2.4.8.5.1

About the Author: (Reprinted from the back cover of the Book)
Author Faith Blackwell was born in Grand Marais, Minnesota.  She attended Grand Marais High School and then the Lancaster Business College in Saint Paul, Minnesota.    She claims there is nothing unusual about her, that she's simply done the ordinary things, "content to shine in the reflected glory of my family," as she puts it.  But from the superb job she has done on Papa Was a Printer, not a few readers will have to take issue with her - it takes an exceptional person to write such an out-of-the-ordinary book.    Ms. Blackwell currently resides in Silver Bay, Minnesota, where for eight years she served as Postmaster.   She is married (Norman Holte) and has two grown children, a son and a daughter.

................................................................Vintage Press Inc., New York.

Grand Marais Library - 1911  Lucy Keller, Librarian 1930
 Grand Marais Library - 1911
 In 1930 Lucy Keller became the Librarian
Photo 91

 NEWSPAPER ARTICLE 1954

Faith Blackwell Erickson
First Postmaster of Silver Bay


Newspaper Article
    When You Click on this Photo You will need to Adjust Bottom Bar
Photo 92

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