When Verne Merritt Blackman was born on 11 July 1884, in Magnolia, Harrison, Iowa, United States, his father, George Albert Blackman, was 21 and his mother, Alice Hudson Sabin, was 22. He married Martha Mabel Jarvis on 14 March 1910, in Whitman, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Spokane, Washington, United States in 1935 and Greenacres Township, Spokane, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 6 August 1969, in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Greenwood Memorial Terrace, Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States.
English: from the Middle English personal name Blakman (Old English Blæcmann ‘black’ + ‘man’), which remained fairly common until the 13th century.