Blackwell Genealogy
Family of
Stephen A
Blackwell


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Family of Steven A. Blackwell  1878 - 1969                          Back to Henry Blackwell                                               HE CHILDREN OF STEVEN A BLACKWELL 

Steven A Blackwell 10.2.5.613th Generation 10.2.5.6 Stephen A. Blackwell      Cemetery Listing           
b. 5  Jun 1878    Holmes City, MN.                                                            
d. 4  May 1969  Santa Clara, CA. (Source - Marilee Larkey) 
Buried in Oregon (Source - Kirk Blackwell)

Married:  6 Dec 1900  
Reported by the Alexandria Post  12 Dec 1900  Page 6 Col. 6 and
The Alexandria Citizen  13 Dec 1900  Page 1 Col 1. 

They were married by Judge Saxton.
(1) Inga Peterson   
b. abt 1888
d. Unknown
(2) Hilma Brandon    
Obituary of Hilma Brandon Blackwell  Cemetery Listing                     Stephen A Blackwell 10.2.5.6
14th Generation Children of Stephen A. Blackwell and Inga Peterson                                                  Photo 94
Children of Stephen A. Blackwell and Inga Peterson
14th Generation
10.2.5.6.1  Royal Everett Stephen Blackwell  (1st Marriage)
Children of Stephen A. Blackwell and Hilma Brandon
Children of Stephen A Blackwell and Hilma Brandon
14th Generation
10.2.5.6.2  Henry Blackwell
10.2.5.6.3  Myron Blackwell    
10.2.5.6.4  Lorayne Blackwell                                                                                
10.2.5.6.5  Sherwin Blackwell     
10.2.5.6.6  Lynn Vincent Blackwell                                                                                                     
10.2.5.6.7  Burton Blackwell       
 


Henry Blackwell - Hilma Blackwell - Myron Blackwell - Stephen A. Blackwell
Photo 102
Left to Right
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Photo submitted my Marilee Larkey

Information and Family Facts
 

14th 1st born
Royal Everett Stephen Blackwell
Royal Everett Stephen Blackwell & Inga Peterson
14th Generation 10.2.5.6.1 Royal Everett Stephen Blackwell
b. 24 Feb 1901  Douglas Co., MN.
d. 22 Jul 1973  Santa Clara, CA.
Royal's mother was Inga Peterson

Confirmation of Royals Birth Mother from Minnesota Death Certificate

Minnesota Death Certificate states...
BLACKWELL, ROYAL EVERETT STEPHEN       certificate# 1901-05853
Date of Birth: 02/24/1901
County of Birth:
Douglas                           Mothers Maiden Name: Peterson
No Children listed for Royal Everett Stephen Blackwell

Tombstone of Robert Blackwell 1941-1992
Robert L Blackwell
1941 - 1992
Photo 99
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14th 2nd born
Henry Brandon Blackwell & Gladys Skeels  Children of Stephen A. Blackwell (10.2.5.6) and Hilma Brandon (1887-1952)
Henry Brandon Blackwell & Gladys Skeels
14th Generation Children of Stephen A. Blackwell (10.2.5.6) and Hilma Brandon (1887-1952)
10.2.5.6.2  Henry Brandon Blackwell                      
b. 16 Feb 1906
d. 22 Apr 2005  Alexandria, MN.                               
Obituary of Henry Brandon Blackwell
Married  17 May 1933  Seaside                               
Gladys Skeels                                                         Obituary of Gladys Blackwell

b. 14 Jun 1907  Salem, OR.
d. abt 1 Jun 1994     Aged 87 Years                           
She is the daughter of Wallace and Nellie Skeels.     


Back Row  -  Henry 13 - Myron 10   
Front Row  -  Lorayne 7 - Sherwin 3 1/2

Photo taken in 1920
Photo submitted by Marilee Larkey 10.2.5.1.2.2.1
Photo 100
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  This photo is believed to be Steven A. Blackwell (right) with his son Henry (left)
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Photo taken in Alexandria, MN.
We estimate the son to be about 16 years of age.  This means the photo would have been taken in 1917 assuming Henry was born one year after the marriage date of 1900.  You will note that "Stephen" is wearing a ribbon banner around his left shoulder and right waist.  Obviously, it was a day of celebration in that area.  We are not aware of what event.
Photo submitted by Marilee Larkey
Photo 101

15th
The Children of Henry Brandon Blackwell and Gladys Skeels
The Children of Henry Brandon Blackwell and Gladys Skeels
15th Generation  Children of Henry Brandon Blackwell and Gladys Skeels
10.2.5.6.2.1  LeAnn Dean Blackwell

10.2.5.6.2.2  Henry Dale Blackwell
10.2.5.6.2.3  Terry Lynn Blackwell
b.  4 Dec 1947
Married
Linda Sue Walkup

16th
The Children of Terry Blackwell and Linda Sue Walkup  16th Generation 10.2.5.6.2.3  Children of Terry Blackwell and Linda Sue Walkup
The Children of Terry Blackwell and Linda Sue Walkup
16th Generation 10.2.5.6.2.3  Children of Terry Blackwell and Linda Sue Walkup
10.2.5.6.2.3.1  Tory Brandon Blackwell  d. 1988

10.2.5.6.2.3.2  Tyler Justin Blackwell     b. 1977 
Resides in Bend, OR

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14th 3rd born
Myron Blackwell & Avilla Davis, Eunice Estes
Myron Blackwell & Avilla Davis, Eunice Estes
14th Generation 10.2.5.6.3 Myron Blackwell                            Obituary of Florice Myron Blackwell
b. 13 Jan 1909
d.   3 Feb 2001  Mountain Lake, Cottonwood County, MN          
Death
certid# 2001-MN-507281
Married: 27 March 1931    
Confirmation of Mother
(1) Avilla Davis
                                                                   Obituary of Arvilla Blackwell nee Davis
b. 10 Apr 1906    DeMoss Springs, Oregon
d. 22 Oct 1985  OR.  (Buried in Joseph, Oregon)
  See Note
Avilla was the daughter of Peter Davis and Lizzie ...........?
Married:
(2) Eunice Adelle Estes  (of McMinnville, OR)
b. 26 Dec 1907
d.   8 Sep 1994  OR.

Myron Blackwell (10.2.5.6.3) owned the lakeside property on the north shore of Blackwell Lake.  He sold this land off as lots. 
Possession of one of the lots was returned to him and this remains in the Blackwell family.   -- information provided by Kirk Blackwell

Tombstone of Myron Blackwell 1909-2001    Tombstone of Arvilla Blackwell-Davis 1906-1985
     Myron Blackwell   Arvilla Blackwell - Davis
 1909 - 2001            1906 - 1985
 Photo 96                 Photo 97

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View the family of Myron Blackwell

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15th
The Children of Myron Blackwell and Avilla Davis    Children of Myron Blackwell (10.2.5.6.3) and Avilla Davis
The Children of Myron Blackwell and Avilla Davis
15th Generation
10.2.5.6.3.1 Robert L. Blackwell   (Obit Below) (Birth Mother was Betty Wilcott of Spokane, WA).
b. (adopted) 2 Jan 1941 Halfway, OR.
d. 24 Dec 1992  Deaconess Medical Ctr., Billings, Montana          
Obituary of Robert Blackwell Below
Married:  29 Aug 1964
Marjorie Kay Fast
b. 10 Nov 1941  Lustre, MT.   
Marjorie remarried to Willard J Friesen

Robert (10.2.5.6.3.1) and Marjorie Blackwell moved with Kari and Kirk from Lustre, Montana in January 1972 back to Holmes City, Minnesota, where Kami was born. They settled northwest of Holmes City on Broadview Farms, which had belonged to Robertís great uncle John Brandon.  Robert raised pigs and farmed. Among the land he farmed was that of his parentsí (Myron and Arvilla Blackwell) home place, north of Blackwell Lake. They farmed there until 1980, briefly lived in Park Rapids, MN and then moved to Mountain Lake, MN at Christmas, 1980 to work for Balzer Mfg.

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16th
The Children of Robert Blackwell and Marjorie Kay Fast  Children of Robert Blackwell (10.2.5.6.3.1) and Marjorie Kay Fast
The Children of Robert Blackwell and Marjorie Kay Fast
16th Generation
10.2.5.6.3.1.1 Kari Blackwell 
b. 10 Feb 1969  Glasgow, Montana
Married: 
Nathan Frank Janzen  
(Presently reside in Centerville, MN. (2006)
b.  2 Jul 1965
Nathan is the son of Richard Frank Janzen  
b. 6 Apr 1929
Darlene Siebert Janzen  b. 2 Jun 1933

They reside in Butterfield, MN. (2006)

10.2.5.6.3.1.2 Kirk Douglas Blackwell  
b.  4 Jan 1970  Glasgow, Montana 
Married:  17 Aug 1996
Dannel Lanett Shelly
b. 16 Sept 1971  Harrisburg, PA.
Dannel is the daughter of Galen Heisey Shelly 
b.  3 Nov 1942 - Conewago Township, Elizabethtown, PA.
and Linda Kae Farver 
b. 29 Mar 1945  Conewago Township, Elizabethtown, PA.
Kirk and Dannel Blackwell are missionaries with Avant Ministries.  They worked in Russia in the cities of Krasnodar (1994-1995), Oryol (1997-1998) and St. Petersburg (2000 - 2003), followed by a five year project in Poznan, Poland (January 2004 - August 2008)  They are planning another five year project in Koper, Slovenia beginning in 2009.

10.2.5.6.3.1.3 Kami Blackwell (of St. Paul)
b. 12 May 1973  Alexandria, MN.
Married:  11 Feb 1995
Matthew Hale Kinney
b. 31 Mar 1971  Minneapolis, MN.
Matthew is the son of William Merrill Kinney Sr.  
b. 6 May 1942  Minneapolis, MN. and
Ann Marie Carlblom 
b.  31 Oct 1945  Detroit, MI.
William and Ann Kinney reside in Minnesota  (2006)

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17th
The Children of Kari Blackwell and Nathan Janzen  Children of Kari Blackwell (10.2.5.6.3.1.1) and Nathan Janzen
The Children of Kari Blackwell and Nathan Janzen
17th Generation
10.2.5.6.3.1.1.1 
Anika Paige Janzen
b.  7 Apr 1994  Minneapolis, MN. 

10.2.5.6.3.1.1.2 
Alecia Kaylee Janzen
b. 26 Feb 1997  Minneapolis, MN

10.2.5.6.3.1.1.3  Derek Robert Frank Janzen
b. 27 Aug 1999  Minneapolis, MN.

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17th
The Children of Kirk Blackwell and Dannel Lanett Shelly  Children of Kirk Blackwell (10.2.5.6.3.1.2) and Dannel Lanett Shelly
The Children of Kirk Blackwell and Dannel Lanett Shelly
17th Generation
10.2.5.6.3.1.2.1  Elizabeth Kay Blackwell
b. 16 Mar 2000  Harrisburg, PA.

10.2.5.6.3.1.2.2  Emily Brooke Blackwell
b. 18 Aug 2002  Harrisburg, PA.

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17th
The Children of Kami Blackwell and Matthew Kinney  Children of Kami Blackwell (10.2.5.6.3.1.3) and Matthew Kinney
The Children of Kami Blackwell and Matthew Kinney
17th Generation
10.2.5.6.3.1.3.1 
William Robert Blackwell Kinney
b.  16 Jan 2002  Seattle, WA.

10.2.5.6.3.1.3.2  Ava Grace Blackwell Kinney
b.  28 Oct 2004  Seattle, WA.
The Blackwell - Kinneys moved from Seattle, WA. in the summer of 2006 and now reside in Minnesota (2006)

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14th 4th born
Lorayne Blackwell
Lorayne Blackwell
14th Generation 10.2.5.6.4 Lorayne Blackwell         Obituary of Lorayne Blackwell
b.  1 Oct 1912  Douglas County, MN 
d. 23 Aug 1991  Lebanon Community Hospital
Burial at the Lebanon, OR. I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Married:  6 Jun 1937   Coburg, OR.
Jean R. Blalock

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15th
The Children of Lorayne Blackwell and Jean Blalock  Children of Lorayne and Jean Blalock
The Children of Lorayne Blackwell and Jean Blalock
15th Generation
10.2.5.6.4.1  Lois Blalock   (A Contributor to this website)
10.2.5.6.4.2  J. Robert Blalock
10.2.5.6.4.3  Doris Mae Blalock (Harms)

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14th 5th born
Sherwin Blackwell
Sherwin Blackwell
14th Generation 10.2.5.6.5 Sherwin Blackwell               Obituary of Sherwin Blackwell
b.   3 Apr 1916  Minnesota
d. 10 Apr 1990  Linn, OR.
Married:  8 Jun 1951  Reno, Nevada
Audrey Hill           Not shown in the same cemetery from the Cemetery Listing

Sherwin Blackwell as a child   1916 - 1990
Sherwin Blackwell
Photo 223
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15th
The Children of Sherwin Blackwell and Audrey Hill  Children of Sherwin Blackwell and Audrey Hill
The Children of Sherwin Blackwell and Audrey Hill
15th Generation
b.
  3 April, 1916  Douglas County, Minnesota
d, 10
April, 1990  Albany, OR.
Married:  8 Jun 1951 Reno, Nevada   (Divorced 1968)
Audrey Hill
10.2.5.6.5.1  Donald Blackwell   (predeceased his father)
10.2.5.6.5.2  Stephen Blackwell
10.2.5.6.5.3  Joyce Blackwell
10.2.5.6.5.4  Sheryl Blackwell (McCardle)
10.2.5.6.5.5  Karin Blackwell (Byrne)
10.2.5.6.5.6  Vickie Blackwell (Ferris)
10.2.5.6.5.7  Nancy Blackwell (Bartz)
10.2.5.6.5.8  Connie Pirtle (adopted)
10.2.5.6.5.9  Loretta Pirtle (adopted)

Note:  The order of children is uncertain.  Good Detail in Obituary

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14th 6th born
Lynn Blackwell
Lynn Blackwell
14th Generation 10.2.5.6.6 Lynn Blackwell        Cemetery Listing (Note different death date)
b.   9 Aug 1921
d. 31 Aug 1949  Oregon    SGT, 116th Medical Regt., 41 Div. World War II, BSM.
Married
Zola Mae Zimbrick                                                             
b. 12 Apr 1922  Sodaville, OR.
d. 24 Sep 1999  Lebanon, OR.
She was the Child of Leslie Zimbrick and Ellen LaForge           
Obituary of Zola Mae Blackwell     Cemetery Listing

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15th
Children of Lynn and Zola Zimbrick
The Children of Lynn Blackwell and Zola Zimbrick
15th Generation
10.2.5.6.6.1  Beverly Blackwell 

Beverly resides in Lebanon, OR (2007)

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14th 7th born
Burton Blackwell
Burton Blackwell
14th Generation 10.2.5.6.7 Burton Blackwell
b.  8 Sept 1924
No other information available at this time
From the Minnesota Historical Files comes this information:  Birth Certificate 1923-08862
BLACKWELL, BURTON WINSTON
Date of Birth: 07/24/1923                                
CERTID# 1923-08862    Note difference in birth dates
Mother Maiden Name: BRANDON                 County of Birth: DOUGLAS

Note: The information we posted is a birth date of 8 Sept 1924.  Simply, one of them is in error.
I suggest that one of them is a baptism date or I have entered wrong information.  A correction is needed or an explanation.

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Information and Family Facts
Information and Family Facts

Confirmation
Confirmation of Myron's Birth Mother as well as Henry, Lorayne, Sherwin, Lynn and Burton.
Minnesota Death Certificate states ....
BLACKWELL, FLORICE MYRON              certificate#  1909-07018
Date of Birth: 01/13/1909
County of Birth: Douglas                      Mother Maiden Name: Brandon

Obituary of Florice Myron Blackwell
Obituary of Florice Myron Blackwell
......................................................as provided by Kirk D. Blackwell  10.2.5.6.3.1.2

Florice M. "Myron" Blackwell, son of Stephen and Hilma (Brandon) Blackwell, was born on January 13, 1909 in Holmes City. In 1925 the family moved to Sodaville, Oregon, where he graduated from high school in 1928. He attended the University of Oregon in Pre-Med and received his BA degree in 1932, and his masterís in counseling and guidance from Arizona State University.

On March 27, 1931, Myron was united in marriage to Arvilla Davis in Oregon. Following their marriage he taught math and science at schools in Oregon, Washington, Montana, Minnesota and Arizona, and he had an avid interest in these fields up to his death. In between his 32 years of teaching, Myron farmed in Oregon and Minnesota with diversified crops and livestock. Following Arvillaís death on October 22, 1985, Myron was united in marriage to Eunice Estes in Arizona on December 7, 1986. Eunice died on September 8, 1994.

He had a great interest and love of music and taught band and directed choirs in many churches and schools. The "Hallelujah Chorus" was his specialty. During his retirement in Mesa, Arizona, he organized and conducted a symphony of retired musicians. Their popularity soon spread and they held many concerts throughout the retirement parks. He moved to Mt. Lake in March of 1995 and was currently a member of the Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Church. Myron collected volumes of cassettes, magazines and books connected to his interests.

Myron died on Saturday evening, February 3, 2001, at the Good Samaritan Village in Mt. Lake at the age of 92 years and 21 days. Myron is survived by a daughter-in-law, Marjorie Blackwell Friesen and her husband Willard of Mt. Lake; a step-daughter, Shirley Jennings and her husband Jerry of Oregon; a step-son, Ed Newton and is wife Marlene of California; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; eleven step-great-grandchildren; five step great great grandchildren; two brothers, Henry and Burton Blackwell and his wife Auby, all of Oregon; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wives, Arvilla and Eunice; his son, Robert Blackwell; a sister, Lorayne Blalock; and two brothers, Sherwin and Lynn Blackwell. He is buried in the Mountain Lake, Minnesota E.M.B. Church cemetery in lot 76, plot 5.

Obituary of Arvilla Blackwell nee Davis
Obituary of Arvilla Blackwell nee Davis
..................................................... as provided by  - Kirk D. Blackwell  10.2.5.6.3.1.2

Arvilla was born on August 10, 1906 at DeMoss Springs, Oregon to Peter and Lizzie Davis. She graduated from Franklin High School in Portland and attended Arizona State at Tempe, Arizona. She was a member of the Joseph Eastern Star and regularly attended the Joseph United Methodist Church and sang in the church choir. She was a member of the Family Bible Church in Mesa, Arizona. She was a dietician, a music teacher and a violinist. On March 27, 1931, Arvilla was united in marriage to Myron Blackwell in Oregon. She passed away on Tuesday, October 22, 1985 at Pendleton Oregon reaching the age of 79 years, two months and twelve days.  She is survived by her husband, Myron of Joseph; a son, Robert and his wife Marjorie; and three grandchildren, Kari, Kirk and Kami Blackwell all of Mountain Lake, Minnesota. She was preceded in death by her brother Herschel Davis.   She is buried in the Mountain Lake, Minn. E.M.B. Church cemetery in lot 76, plot 8.

Note:  Although originally buried in Joseph, Oregon, her cremated remains were transferred to Mt. Lake, Minnesota, and buried next to her husband.

Myron and Arvilla are the Grandparents of a Contributor to the Blackwell Website, - Kirk Blackwell 10.2.5.6.3.1.2

Obituary of Henry Brandon Blackwell
Obituary of Henry Brandon Blackwell 10.2.5.6.2
as provided by Terry Blackwell 10.2.5.6.2.3
INFORMATION ON HENRY BRANDON BLACKWELL
Obit of Henry Brandon Blackwell
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Photo 95

Obituary of Hilma Brandon Blackwell
Obituary of Hilma Brandon Blackwell
.................................................... as provided by  - Kirk D. Blackwell  10.2.5.6.3.1.2

Hilma Brandon Blackwell was born June 3, 1887. She died August 4, 1952.  Funeral services were held August 7, 1952 at the Huston Funeral Home in Lebanon, Oregon.   Burial is at the Lebanon I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Casket Bearers were Ralph Smith, Otto Frank, Jim Sims, Alfred Peckering, Jerry Coyle and Bert James.
She was married to Stephen A. Blackwell.  They lived near Holmes City, Minnesota and then moved to Sodaville, Oregon.

Obituary of Gladys Blackwell
Obituary of Gladys Blackwell
..........................................as provided by  - Kirk D. Blackwell  10.2.5.6.3.1.2

Gladys Winnifred Blackwell, 87, died in her sleep June 1 ____. She had been living in an adult foster home in Bend, Oregon, with her husband, Henry. A memorial service was held June 9 in First Baptist Church of Bend.  Mrs. Blackwell was born June 14, 1907, in Salem, Oregon to Wallace and Nellie Skeels. At age 4, she moved with her family by wagon to Lebanon. She married Henry Brandon Blackwell of Sodaville, Oregon, in 1933 and the couple moved to Bend in 1940. They moved to Sodaville in 1969 and returned to Bend in 1977.  During World War II, Mrs. Blackwell delivered parcel post in Bend by bicycle. She was one of the early graduates of the Central Oregon Community College licensed professional nursing program. She worked as a nurse at St. Charles Hospital in the 1960ís. 
Throughout her life she had been an active member of the Grange, First Baptist Church of Bend and Sodaville Church. Her interests included music, needlepoint and cooking.  In addition to her husband, Mrs. Blackwell is survived by a daughter, LeAnn Dean of Redmond, Washington; two sons, Dale Blackwell of Aurora, Oregon and Terry Blackwell of Bend; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Gracie Coyle of Lebanon.

Information provided by Terry Blackwell
Some of the history as it has been told to me is that in the late 1800s the lumber mills in Minnesota were running out of wood.  Oregon was just being discovered as a viable wood production area so a lot of the loggers and mill people from Minnesota started transferring to Oregon at about that time.  Our area of Bend, Oregon was established then with the start of two large sawmills.  One was Brooks-Scanlin and the other was Shevlin Hixon.  These men were all formerly Minnesota mill owners.  Stephen (10.2.5.6) was a steam engineer and I think he worked around the country to some extent.  He spent some time in Colorado on a steam shovel or something of that nature.  He came to the Lebanon area and found work, and then went back for the family when my father was about 18.  Sherwin and Burton worked as loggers.  Dad carried mail on horseback part of the time because of the mud, and he also started a small dairy, raised pigs, etc. etc.  After he and my mother got married, they moved to Bend where he worked as a county mechanic, and a fireman for the City of Bend.  He then became a postman which he retired from after more then twenty years.  They then moved to Sodaville, outside of Lebanon.  I have fond memories of visiting Uncle Myron's (10.2.5.6.3) farm in Powell Butte as a kid.  There were big Sunday dinners and we would explore around the farm catching bull frogs, and anything else of interest.  There was always lots of laughter and music.  Dad and Myron were close and maintained such a relationship throughout their lives.  I also remember a trip to the farm in Minnesota where Blackwell Lake is.  Uncle Myron taught me to drive a tractor.  It had a small platform on the back and I could take a small aluminum boat down to the lake with the tractor.  I also had to use it to pick up broken hay bails.  I remember that it was the 4th of July because we bought fireworks and set them off.  The year had to be about 1959.  My Mother had to stay home but we brought Lorayne with us (Dad and Myron's only sister).  I had a pellet gun and shot a pigeon off the rafter of the barn and Myron wanted me to learn not to kill something without a reason, so he taught me to clean and pluck it and had Arvilla cook it for me for dinner.

Obituary of Robert L. Blackwell
Obituary of Robert L. Blackwell
...................................... as provided by his son - Kirk D. Blackwell  10.2.5.6.3.1.2  (Also See)

Robert Lee Blackwell was adopted at birth by Myron and Arvilla (Davis) Blackwell on January 2, 1941, at Halfway, Oregon. He attended school in Washington and Oregon and graduated in 1959 from Lustre Bible Academy in Lustre, Montana. After completing his education, Robert spent a short time in Colorado, before being called home to help on the family farm, located on Blackwell Lake near Alexandria, Minnesota, due to his father's ill health. In the summer of 1963, he returned to Lustre, Montana, to work as a farm laborer. He was united in marriage on August 29, 1964 to Marjorie Kay Fast, whom he had met at the Lustre Bible Academy. The couple farmed in Montana until 1971, when they moved to a farm near Alexandria, Minnesota. They have lived in Mountain Lake, Minnesota since 1980, where Robert was presently working at Conestoga Wood Inc. Robert loved his job, but his family always came first. He loved young people and always had time for them. He was involved in sports as a spectator, participant, and coach. He served on the Executive Board of the Minnesota Pork Producers in the late 1970's as well as serving on the Alexandria Vo-Tech advisory Board and a member of the Mountain Lake Christian School Board.
Robert died on Thursday, December 24, 1992, at Deaconess Medical Center in Billings, Montana. He attained the age of 51 years, 11 months, and 22 days. Robert was baptized in the Christian Church after a revival service, and joined the E.M.B. Church in Mountain Lake, Minnesota in 1982. He was an active church member, serving on various boards and serving as Sunday School teacher. 
Mr. Blackwell is survived by his wife, Marjorie Blackwell of Mountain Lake, Minnesota; three children, Kari Janzen
and her husband, Nathan, of Vadnais Heights, Minnesota, Kirk Blackwell and Kami Blackwell both of St. Paul, Minnesota; his father, Myron Blackwell and his wife, Eunice, of McMinnville, Oregon; his birth mother, Betty Wilcott of Spokane, Washington; also many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Arvilla Blackwell. He is buried in the Mountain Lake, Minnesota E.M.B. Church cemetery in lot 79, plot 1.

Obituary
Obituary of Robert Blackwell
Obituary of Robert Blackwell 10.2.5.6.3.1
Echo Press
Dec 30 - 1992

Funeral services for Mr. Robert L. Blackwell, 51, of Mountain Lake, MN., were held at 1:30 PM on Tuesday, December 29, 1992 at the Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Church in Mountain Lake with Pastor Richard Korns officiating.  Burial followed the service in the Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Church Cemetery in rural Mountain Lake.  Mr. Blackwell died on Thursday, December 24, 1992 at Deaconess Medical Center in Billings, Montana. Robert Lee Blackwell was adopted at birth by Myron and Arvilla (Davis) Blackwell on January 2, 1941, at Halfway, Oregon.  He attended school in Washington and Oregon and graduated in 1959 from Lustre Bible Academy in Lustre, Montana. 
After completing his education, Robert spent a short time in Colorado, before being called home to help on the family farm, located on Blackwell Lake near Alexandria, due to his father's ill health.  In the summer of 1963, he returned to Lustre, Montana to work as a farm laborer.  He was united in marriage on August 29, 1964 to Marjorie Kay Fast, whom he had met at Lustre Bible Academy.  The couple farmed in Montana until 1971 when they moved to a farm near Alexandria.  They have lived in Mountain Lake since 1980 where Robert was presently working at Conestoga Wood Inc.  He served on the Executive Board of the Minnesota Port Producers in the lat 1970's as well as serving on the Alexandria Vo-Tech Advisory Board and a member of the Mountain Lake Christian School Board.  Robert joined the Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Church in Mountain Lake in 1982.
Mr. Blackwell is survived by his wife, Marjorie Blackwell of Mountain Lake; three children: Karl Janzen and her husband Nathan of Vadnais Heights; Kirk Blackwell and Kami Blackwell both of St. Paul; his father, Myron Blackwell and his wife, Eunice of McMinnville, Oregon; his birth mother, Betty Wilcott of Spokane, Washington; and also many other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his mother Arvilla Blackwell.
Arrangements were with the Eifert Funeral Home in Mountain Lake, Minnesota.

Obituary of Lorayne Blalock nee Blackwell
Obituary of Lorayne Blalock nee Blackwell
......................................................as provided by Kirk D. Blackwell  10.2.5.6.3.1.2

Lorayne A. Blalock, 78, of Lebanon, Oregon, died on August 23, 1991 at Lebanon Community Hospital. Burial is at the Lebanon, Oregon I.O.O.F. Cemetery. She was born Lorayne Blackwell October 1, 1912 in Douglas County, Minnesota to Stephen A. Blackwell and Hilma Brandon Blackwell.  She moved to the Lebanon area with her family when she was 12 years old, and later graduated from Lebanon High School.
She attended the University of Oregon, graduating in the early 1930ís. She taught school in Mapleton before marrying Jean R. Blalock on June 6, 1937 in Coburg. They moved to Lebanon in 1938 and she started teaching in Lebanon elementary schools in 1949. She had last taught special education courses before her 1975 retirement.  She belonged to St. Martinís Episcopal Church and sang in the choir. She was a past worthy matron of Marguerite Chapter No. 60, Order of Eastern Star, and a member of the Lebanon Business and Professional Women and the Alpha Delta Kappa honorary sorority for teachers. She belonged to the Sweet Adelines, Santiam Songsters, and Lebanon Rebekahs, and was an honorary member of Pineway Ladies Golf Club.  She is survived by her husband, Jean; daughter, Lois Blalock of San Anselmo, CA; son, J. Robert Blalock of Sunnyvale, CA; stepdaughter, Dorismae Harms of Rancho Murieta, CA; brothers, Henry, Myron and Burton, all of Oregon; and a stepgrandson.

Obituary of Sherwin S Blackwell
Obituary of Sherwin S Blackwell
......................................................as provided by Kirk D. Blackwell  10.2.5.6.3.1.2

Sherwin Stephen Blackwell, 74, was born April 3, 1916 in Douglas County, Minnesota.
He died April 10, 1990 at his home in Albany, Oregon. Burial is at the Lebanon, Oregon I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
He was the son of Stephen A. Blackwell and Hilma Brandon Blackwell.

As a young child, he moved to Sodaville, Oregon, where he received his education. He then attended college at Oregon State College, receiving a degree in Agriculture in 1940. After graduation, he worked for the Soil Conservation Corps. During World War II he worked for the war department, relocating Japanese Americans in the northwest. He received the Presidential Citation of Merit from President Roosevelt for his work in the northwest. After the war, Sherwin became co-owner of the Blackwell Brothers Lumber Company from 1946 to 1952.  In 1960, he moved to Palo Alto, California where he was engaged in real estate. After retirement, he moved to Albany, Oregon and was a driver for the Airport Express. He was an avid gardener and fisherman.

He married Audrey Hill June 8, 1951, in Reno, Nevada, and they divorced in 1968.

Survivors include a son, Stephen Blackwell of Albany; daughters, Joyce Blackwell of Portland; Sheryl McCardle of Garden Grove, CA; Karin Byrne, Vickie Ferris, and Nancy Bartz, all of San Jose, CA; brothers, Henry Blackwell of Bend, OR; Myron Blackwell of Joseph, OR; Burton Blackwell of Grants Pass, OR; sister Lorayne Blalock of Lebanon, OR; sister-in-law, Zola Blackwell (wife of brother Lynn) of Lebanon, OR; two foster children, Connie and Loretta Pirtle of Albany; his former wife, Audrey Hill of Mt. View, CA; seven grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. One son, Donald, and a brother, Lynn, preceded him in death.

Obituary of Zola Mae Blackwell
Obituary of Zola Mae Blackwell
......................................................as provided by Kirk D. Blackwell  10.2.5.6.3.1.2       Cemetery Listing

Zola May Blackwell, 77, of Lebanon, Oregon, died September 24, 1999, ending a long battle with cancer.
Burial is at the Lebanon I.O.O.F. Cemetery. She was born April 12, 1922, in Sodaville, Oregon, to Leslie and Ellen (Zimbrick) LaForge, and was the youngest of three girls.
She graduated from Lebanon High School in 1939 and began a career in banking that lasted over 40 years.  In 1944, she married grade-school sweetheart Lynn Vincent Blackwell. He died in 1949.
She was an active member of the Sodaville Evangelical Church for more than 50 years, and many of those years serving as secretary, treasurer and pianist. She enjoyed playing games, dancing, traveling, watching wrestling, and socializing with family and friends. She was remembered especially for her birthday wish phone calls. In 1991, she was the Grand Marshall for the centennial celebration of the city of Sodaville.
Surviving are daughter and son-in-law Beverly and Larry Nelson of Lebanon; granddaughter, Angela Nelson; partner Scott Logan of Corvallis; and sisters, Alice Frank of Lebanon and Vera Donaca of Portland.


More information about the Stephen A. Blackwell Family
More Information about the Stephen A Blackwell Family

The Stephen A. Blackwell family with Hilma Brandon, left Minnesota and moved to Oregon.
Kirk Blackwell has found the school records of the children in Oregon.

Provided by Kirk Blackwell 10.2.5.6.3.1.2
Information on Many of the Family on this page
Provided by Kirk Blackwell 10.2.5.6.3.2.1

Record of Registration, Sept. 17, 1934 - May 23, 1935
Second Teacher: Lorayne Blackwell

SODAVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 13, 1919 Ė 1928

Linn County, Oregon

Record of Registration, Sept. 28, 1925 - May 14, 1926
Teacher, Emilla Dart

Name, sex, age at last birthday

Blackwell, Lorayne, f, 13

 

Record of Registration, Sept. 27, 1926 - May 20, 1927
Teacher, Muriel E. Nothiger

Name, sex, age at last birthday

Blackwell, Sherwin, m, 10

 

Record of Registration, Sept. 26, 1927 - May 24, 1928
Teacher, Ruth Ginther

Name, sex, age at last birthday

Blackwell, Sherwin, m, 11

http://linnhistory.peak.org/schools/sodaville1919-28.html

 

SODAVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 13, 1927 - 1929
District Clerk's Annual Census Report, November 30, 1927

Names, Age at Last Birthday, Sex, Parent/Guardian, Address

Blackwell, Burton, 4, m, S. A. & H. Blackwell, Lebanon, R. 4
Blackwell, Lorayne, 15, f, S. A. & H. Blackwell, Lebanon, R. 4
Blackwell, Lynn, 6, m, S. A. & H. Blackwell, Lebanon, R. 4
Blackwell, Myron, 19, m, S. A. & H. Blackwell, Lebanon, R. 4
Blackwell, Sherwin, 11, m, S. A. & H. Blackwell, Lebanon, R. 4

 

1929 -

Names, Age at Last Birthday, Sex, Parent/Guardian, Address

Blackwell, Burton, 6, m, S. A. & H. Blackwell, Lebanon, R. 1
Blackwell, Lorayne, 17, f, S. A. & H. Blackwell, Lebanon, R. 1
Blackwell, Lynn, 8, m, S. A. & H. Blackwell, Lebanon, R. 1
Blackwell, Sherwin, 13, m, S. A. & H. Blackwell, Lebanon, R. 1

http://linnhistory.peak.org/schools/sodaville1927-29.html

 

SODAVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 13, 1928 - 1935
Record of Registration, Sept. 24, 1928 - May 24, 1929
Teacher: Ruth Ginther

Name, sex, age at last birthday

Blackwell, Sherwin, m, 12

 

Record of Registration, Sept. 23, 1929 - May 23, 1930
Teacher: Ruth Ginther

Name, sex, age at last birthday

Blackwell, Sherwin, m, 13

 

Record of Registration, Sept. 22, 1930 - May 25, 1931
Teacher: Emilla Dart

Name, sex, age at last birthday

Blackwell, Burton, m, 7
Blackwell, Lynn, m, 9

 

Record of Registration, Sept. 21, 1931 - (no date listed)
Teacher: E. H. Campbell

Name, sex, age at last birthday

Blackwell, Lynn, f, 10

 

Record of Registration, Sept. 26, 1932 - June 6, 1933
Teacher: Altove Horner

Name, sex, age at last birthday

Blackwell, Lynn, m, 11

 

Record of Registration, Sept. 25, 1933 - May 29, 1934
Teacher: Altove Horner

Name, sex, age at last birthday

Blackwell, Burton, m, 10
Blackwell, Lynn, m, 12

 

Record of Registration, Sept. 17, 1934 - May 23, 1935
First Teacher: Mrs. Lawrence Bennett
Second Teacher: Lorayne Blackwell

Name, sex, age at last birthday

Blackwell, Burton, m, 11
Blackwell, Lynn, m, 13
 

Record of Registration, Sept. 16, 1935 - May 21, 1936
Teacher: Louise Canoy

Name, sex, age at last birthday

Blackwell, Burton, m, 12

http://linnhistory.peak.org/schools/sodaville1928-35.html

 

No Blackwells listed after this in the 1936 - 1938 records.

http://linnhistory.peak.org/schools/sodaville1936-38.html

 

We know that Stephen A. Blackwell died in California, and was returned to Oregon for burial. 
(Source - Kirk Blackwell)
Kirk Blackwell has located the cemetery information from the following Oregon Source. 

Linn County Cemeteries, Lebanon I.O.O.F. (Oregon)
1/2 m. N. of Lebanon on Hwy. 20
Surveyed 2000, Emma Greer.

Blackwell, Hilma  1887 - 1952
Blackwell, Karen Elaine April 10, 1952 - May 10, 1992
Blackwell, Lucille V.  1926 - 1951
Blackwell, Lynn V.  Aug 9, 1921 - Aug 31, 1946  Oregon, SGT, 116th Medical Regt., 41 Div. World War II, BSM.
Blackwell, Sherwin S.  Apr 3, 1916 - Apr 10, 1990
Blackwell, Stephen A  1878 - 1969  (died in California)
Blackwell, Zola  Apr 12, 1922 - Sep 24, 1999  This is the first time we have come across the name Zola.

Important:  I note the absence of Royal and Henry, the first and second born. 
Possibly, Royal stayed in Minnesota with his mother.
Henry would have been on his own by the time the family went into Oregon.

This information can be viewed at www.usgennet.org/usa/or/town/lebanon/cems/ioof/2000/b.html
           You may view the Home Page of the
Lebanon Genealogical Society


Important Information
1920
It has been found in the Holmes City, MN. 1920 Census that Stephen is listed as 41 years, Hilma at 32.
Henry is listed as 13, Myron as 10, Lorayne as 7, and Sherwin as 3.
It also shows Amanda (widow of Henry Blackwell) and she is listed as 78 years.
This confirms other information that Amanda did live with her son after the death of Henry (10.2.5)

1930
In an Oregon Census of 1930, Lorayne is listed as 17 and Sherwin as 14.
It also shows two boys - Lynn as 8 and Burton as 6.  Stephen is listed as age 50 and Hilma as age 41.

A document in my possession on letter-head of the Terre Bonne Farm
Terre Bonne Farm
S.A.Blackwell, Proprietor
Breeder of Poland China Hogs and Rhode Island Red Poultry.
Telephone - Lowrey, Line 97, No. 777
Alexandria, Route 7, Minnesota   July 11, 1916

"Office of the Register of Deeds, Alexandria, Minn.
Gentleman:
I am sending you this certificate of incorporation for registrary as I do not know the fee. 
Will you drop a card telling me the amount and I will send it at once, and then you will please record it."
Yours truly
S.A.Blackwell
7/12 /1916

This document was mailed by Steven on July 18th, 1916
The spelling you see in the document is as originally written.

 

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